Brief Web2 Intro

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Brief Web2 Intro

  1. 1. http://flickr.com/photos/7447470@N06/1345266896/ INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES, AND YOUTUBE (WEB 2.0)
  2. 2. The Internet – more than just a book
  3. 3. “ The Read/Write Web” (Tim Berners Lee) Original photo by Hummanna .
  4. 4. PERSONAL PUBLISHING/ PARTICIPATORY MEDIA TOOLS <ul><li>Blogs – writing (mostly) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts (audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis – collaboration (mostly text) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking sites (MySpace, Facebook, Ning, Bebo, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>MEDIA </li></ul><ul><li>Video repositories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube, TeacherTube, Google Video, BlipTV </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flickr (photo sharing) </li></ul><ul><li>UStreamTV (video creation) </li></ul>
  5. 5. PARTICIPATORY MEDIA/CULTURE SOCIAL MEDIA SOCIAL NETWORKING SOCIAL SOFTWARE YouTube Flickr MySpace Facebook Ning, etc
  6. 6. WHAT HAS CHANGED? <ul><li>Decline of the Gatekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>Publish then evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Content Creators; Content Rankers </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone has access to everything </li></ul><ul><li>The World is Flat (Thomas Friedman) </li></ul><ul><li>“People just don’t subscribe to magazines anymore; they also subscribe to people.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Networked Learning
  8. 9. CONNECTIVISM: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age (George Siemens, University of Manitoba, Canada) <ul><li>Principles of Connectivism: </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning . </li></ul><ul><li>Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing what to learn and the meaning of incoming information is seen through the lens of a shifting reality. While there is a right answer now, it may be wrong tomorrow due to alterations in the information climate affecting the decision. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>9000 hrs of extra content each day </li></ul><ul><li>In 6 months generates as much content as major broadcasters in US did in 60 years </li></ul><ul><li>Superb video from Michael Wesch: An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com /watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU </li></ul>
  10. 12. A GLOBAL AUDIENCE: <ul><li>YouTube - http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =QjA5faZF1A8 </li></ul><ul><li>Performance by a 13 yr old Korean boy </li></ul><ul><li>Jan 31st: 34,770,497 million views; 142796 comments </li></ul><ul><li>That’s more than the populations of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Israel 5.7m Denmark 5.3m Finland 5.1m New Zealand 3.6m Ireland 3.6m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holland 16.4m </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia 20.4m etc </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? <ul><li>Is it real? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are these 34.7 million people? </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright implications? – I can reuse the content for my own purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Who is exercising editorial control? </li></ul><ul><li>Disintermediation – the decline of the gatekeepers of content </li></ul><ul><li>Should students have access to sites like this? (see ‘YouTube – a Class Act’) </li></ul><ul><li>How do students like this feel at school? </li></ul><ul><li>Should we be encouraging our students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to create content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to publish to these kinds of sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Empowerment and realisation of identity through personal publishing to social networking sites </li></ul>
  12. 14. Rewriting or Killing our Cultures?
  13. 15. THE CROWD: Collective wisdom? Stupidity of the masses? Is our culture being re-written? Is the Internet killing our Culture? (Andrew Keen: the cult of the amateur)
  14. 16. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =e5jtiJPlv4Y
  15. 18. MySpace/Facebook <ul><li>September 2 nd , 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>POLICE are trawling social networking sites and tracking text messages to find the organisers of a wild party shut down by the riot squad in Sydney. </li></ul><ul><li>About 1500 people crammed into a Camperdown warehouse in Sydney's inner west for the party which was publicised through Facebook and other online forums. </li></ul><ul><li>( http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,24273455-5014108,00.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>September 2 nd , 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>A wild teenage party promoted on MySpace has been condemned by Geelong police who were pelted with glass bottles when they tried to close it down. </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// www.theage.com.au/national/myspace -party-teens-pelt police-with-bottles-20080902-47hg.html ) </li></ul>fear
  16. 20. It’s a Wild World http:// youtube.com/watch?v =T-t8tUED9MI “ Just remember there’s a lot of bad and beware.”
  17. 21. Indian Initiative: babajob.com/babalife.com NY Times, Oct 30 th , 2007
  18. 22. Second Life See Second Life in Education
  19. 23. <ul><li>Are we sociologically ready? </li></ul><ul><li>What are our ethical responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>as adults/educators : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to our children/students? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to ourselves? (teacher sacked for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> posting photo on MySpace) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 24. IN CONCLUSION: <ul><li>Being a connected educator involves : </li></ul><ul><li>engaging with the world of participatory media </li></ul><ul><li>guiding students in this new disintermediated world </li></ul><ul><li>modelling the use of technology for lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>allowing time for ‘slow learning’ and reflection </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all about connections …… </li></ul>
  21. 25. Education by and large has not changed. Syllabus/curriculum is still rooted in a past paradigm of fixed knowledge. The world beyond classrooms has changed a great deal, and will continue to do so at an ever-increasing rate…… Photo courtesy of Sawrah, http://flickr.com/photos/sawrah/314474272/
  22. 26. <ul><li>Accompanying URLs for this session available at http://socnetyoutubesl.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>This slideshow on the web at http://www.slideshare.net/michaelc </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Coghlan can be contacted via NewLearning.com http://protopage.com/michaelc , or via email – [email_address] </li></ul>

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