Facing the Participation Divide Dr.  Marlene Asselin Department of Language and Literacy Education University of British C...
Overview of Workshop <ul><li>Warm up computer/Internet time  </li></ul><ul><li>Debrief  </li></ul><ul><li>Review principle...
Participation Culture and New Literacies <ul><li>If it were possible to define generally the mission of education, it coul...
New Literacies and Conventional Literacies <ul><li>the more a literacy practice privileges participation over publishing, ...
Participatory Culture (Jenkins 2006) <ul><li>1) relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement;  </li...
Forms of Participatory Culture <ul><li>Affiliations </li></ul><ul><li>Creative expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative...
New Media Literacy Skills (Jenkins) <ul><li>“ Participatory culture shifts the focus from one of individual expression to ...
Participatory and New Media Literacies <ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><...
A Sample of Educational Sources <ul><li>Asseslin, M. & Doiron, R. (2008). New learners, new literacies and new libraries; ...
Exploration and Application <ul><li>In partners, explore one of the four forms of participatory culture and consider how y...
Affiliations <ul><li>Fan Fiction writing  http://www.fanfiction.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Social network sites </li></ul><ul>...
Creative Expressions <ul><li>Online literature: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collection.eliterature.org/1/ </li></ul></ul>...
Problem Solving <ul><li>Games for social change/”serious games” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gamesforchange.org/ </li>...
Circulations <ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.podcasting-tools.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogging and...
Conclusions <ul><li>Revising instruction to move towards equity of opportunity to participate in today’s networked society...
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Facing The Participation Divide

  1. 1. Facing the Participation Divide Dr. Marlene Asselin Department of Language and Literacy Education University of British Columbia Manitoba School Library Association Annual Conference Winnipeg, October 23, 2009
  2. 2. Overview of Workshop <ul><li>Warm up computer/Internet time </li></ul><ul><li>Debrief </li></ul><ul><li>Review principles of participatory culture and new media literacies </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration/Play time in small groups/partners </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Participation Culture and New Literacies <ul><li>If it were possible to define generally the mission of education, it could be said that is fundamental purpose is to ensure that all students benefit from learning in ways that allow them to participate fully in public, community, (creative) and economic life. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cope & Kalantzis, 2000, p.9 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. New Literacies and Conventional Literacies <ul><li>the more a literacy practice privileges participation over publishing, distributed expertise over centralized enterprise, collective intelligence over individual possessive intelligence, collaboration over individuated authorship, dispersion over scarcity, sharing over ownership, innovation and evolution over stability and fixity . . . . the more we should regard it as a ‘new’ literacy (Lankshear & Knobel, 2006, p. 21). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Participatory Culture (Jenkins 2006) <ul><li>1) relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement; </li></ul><ul><li>2) strong support for creating and sharing one’s work with others; </li></ul><ul><li>3) some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices; </li></ul><ul><li>4) members believe that their contributions matter; and </li></ul><ul><li>5) members feel some degree of social connection with one another. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Forms of Participatory Culture <ul><li>Affiliations </li></ul><ul><li>Creative expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Circulations </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Media Literacy Skills (Jenkins) <ul><li>“ Participatory culture shifts the focus from one of individual expression to community involvement. The new literacies almost all involve social skills developed through collaboration and networking. These skills build on the foundation of traditional literacy, research skills, technical skills, and critical analysis skills taught in the classroom.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Participatory and New Media Literacies <ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriation </li></ul><ul><li>Multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Collective intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Judgement </li></ul><ul><li>Transmedia navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Sample of Educational Sources <ul><li>Asseslin, M. & Doiron, R. (2008). New learners, new literacies and new libraries; Special issue of School Libraries Worldwide , 14 (2). http://schoollibrariesworldwide-vol14no2.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/video </li></ul><ul><li>Knobel, M., & Lankshear, C. (2007). A new literacies sampler http://www.soe.jcu.edu.au/sampler/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Jenkins, H. (2006). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century , John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Chicago, IL. Retrieved June 19, 2009 from: http://www.newmedialiteracies.org/files/working/NMLWhitePaper.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., & Smythe, T. (2009). Horizon Report, K -12 Edition . Austin, TX: New Media Consortium. Available: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>National Council of Teachers of English (2009). Position statement on multimodal literacies . Retrieved July 15, 2009 from: http:// www.ncte.org/positions/statements/multimodalliteracies </li></ul><ul><li>National Council of Teachers of English (2008). 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment Framework . Retrieved July 15, 2009 from: http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/21stcentframework </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership for 21st Century Learning Skills . Retrieved June13, 2009, from http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php </li></ul>
  10. 10. Exploration and Application <ul><li>In partners, explore one of the four forms of participatory culture and consider how you would design instructional activities to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include use of new media/literacy skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable features of participatory culture. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Affiliations <ul><li>Fan Fiction writing http://www.fanfiction.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Social network sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World Readers http://worldreaders.ning.com/ and http:// worldreaders.org/main.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Arts in the Digital Age http://lled48109.ning.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shelfari: http://www.shelfari.com/o1514542027 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Creative Expressions <ul><li>Online literature: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collection.eliterature.org/1/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collection.eliterature.org/1/works/ezzat__like_stars_in_a_clear_night_sky/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mash-ups http://animoto.com/education/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ9zn0Bxoa0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fan Art http:// www.deviantart.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Machinema </li></ul>
  13. 13. Problem Solving <ul><li>Games for social change/”serious games” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.gamesforchange.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.darfurisdying.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.rezed.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google sidewiki http://www.google.com/sidewiki/intl/en/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikibooks Junior http:// en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Circulations <ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.podcasting-tools.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogging and Microblogging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.21classes.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://itc.blogs.com/thewriteweblog/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.tumblr.com/dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Citizen journalism http://www.icjournalism.org/ and http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =58iZpMRclwI </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusions <ul><li>Revising instruction to move towards equity of opportunity to participate in today’s networked society and economy. </li></ul>

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