How Web2 Is Revolutionising Education
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Like this? Share it with your network

Share

How Web2 Is Revolutionising Education

on

  • 2,625 views

Presentation for Teacher-Librarian forum (27/8/09) Title of presentation borrowed from Curt Bonk's new book.

Presentation for Teacher-Librarian forum (27/8/09) Title of presentation borrowed from Curt Bonk's new book.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
2,625
Views on SlideShare
2,623
Embed Views
2

Actions

Likes
3
Downloads
37
Comments
0

1 Embed 2

http://www.slideshare.net 2

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

How Web2 Is Revolutionising Education Presentation Transcript

  • 1. http://flickr.com/photos/7447470@N06/1345266896/ HOW WEB TECHNOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONISING EDUCATION (Curtis Bonk)
  • 2. The Sage is Still on the Stage!
  • 3. Personal Learning Network (PLN)
  • 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE
  • 5. eLearning 2.0/Web 2.0 (Stephen Downes)
    • Elearning 1.0:
    • static packaged content
    • little true interactivity and learner input and
    • very little contact with a teacher/facilitator
    • represented by Learner Management Systems. (eg WebCT, Blackboard, etc)
    • Elearning 2.0:
    • more student-centred
    • centred around a Personal Learning Environment using social software.
    • students generate and share content.
    • they interact not only with teachers and their peers, but with anyone in the world they can learn from .
    (this description courtesy of Sean Fitzgerald)
  • 6. “ The Read/Write Web” (Tim Berners Lee) Original photo by Hummanna .
  • 7. PARTICIPATORY MEDIA/CULTURE SOCIAL MEDIA SOCIAL NETWORKING SOCIAL SOFTWARE YouTube Flickr MySpace Facebook Ning, etc
  • 8. WHAT HAS CHANGED? (the locus of control is shifting)
    • Decline of the Gatekeepers
    • Publish then evaluate
    • Content Creators; Content Rankers
    • Everyone has access to everything
    • The World is Flat (Thomas Friedman)
    • “ People just don’t subscribe to magazines anymore; they also subscribe to people.”
  • 9. Agency has shifted from teacher to learner; from teaching to learning
  • 10. Networked Learning
  • 11.  
  • 12. CONNECTIVISM: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age (George Siemens, University of Manitoba, Canada)
    • Principles of Connectivism:
    • Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning .
    • Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities.
    • 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.
  • 13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4CR3GoB3YY A GLOBAL AUDIENCE
  • 14.  
  • 15.
    • 9000 hrs of extra content each day (approx 20 hrs/minute)
    • In 6 months generates as much content as major broadcasters in US did in 60 years
    • Superb video from Michael Wesch: An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube
    • www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU
  • 16. Rewriting or Killing our Cultures?
  • 17. 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)
  • 18. MySpace/Facebook
    • September 2 nd , 2008
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • ( http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,24273455-5014108,00.html )
    • September 2 nd , 2008
    • 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.
    • ( http://www.theage.com.au/national/myspace-party-teens-pelt police-with-bottles-20080902-47hg.html )
    fear
  • 19.  
  • 20. Indian Initiative: babajob.com/babalife.com NY Times, Oct 30 th, 2007
  • 21.
    • Are we sociologically ready?
    • What are our ethical responsibilities
    • as adults/educators :
      • to our children/students?
      • to ourselves? (teacher sacked for
    • posting photo on MySpace)
  • 22. Open Content
  • 23. Creative Commons Licensing from Jeffrey Beall at http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/301014978/
  • 24.
    • TIME: end user innovation (http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1902604,00.html)
    • 'mid-career professionals‘ are predominant users
    • Exemplifies power of networks (PLNs)
    • Is revolutionising the way we communicate
    • Powerful real time search tool
  • 25. GENERATIONS
  • 26. GENERATIONS
    • Now possible to delineate characteristics of 4 different generations – Veterans, Boomers, X, and Y
    • Danger of stereotyping
  • 27. Digital Natives (Marc Prensky) http://www.flickr.com/photos/30864080@N00/347520047
  • 28. Not all Digital Natives are Generation Y http://flickr.com/photos/stephanridgway/1460848008/
  • 29. Digital Natives are:
    • Communicating (Instant Messaging, SMS)
    • Sharing and collaborating (blogs, wikis, MySpace, Facebook)
    • Buying and selling (eBay)
    • Exchanging (peer to peer technology; phone to phone file transfer)
    • Meeting (3D worlds)
    • Reporting and documenting (camera phones)
    • Evaluating (comments on blogs, photo and video sites)
    • Searching (Google)
    • They are CONTENT PRODUCERS and CONTENT RANKERS
    • Many have an online presence. And…they don’t use email!
  • 30. Generation Y
    • Highly reliant on technology
    • Have been doing almost all written work on keyboards since primary school
    • Facebook is a must if you want to be in the social loop (and even if you don’t have your own FB account parts of your life are documented by others)
    • Most are unconcerned about issues of privacy and their digital footprint
    • They don’t use Twitter (seen as something only used by those who are too involved with the Internet), but do use FB status updates!
    • Electronic/video/multi-user games
  • 31. Gen Y are tech savvy but many Boomers are much better at using the Net productively.
  • 32. DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS ISSUE: are teaching DIGITAL NATIVES BOOMERS are teaching GEN Y
  • 33. Whither the Learning Management System (LMS)?
    • WebCT has gone; Bb decreasing market share
    • Moodle is the rising star – why?
    • Open Source
  • 34. Proprietary v Open Source
    • Proprietary
    • Expensive
    • Sophisticated appearance by default
    • Locked in to fixed product for extended periods
    • Open Source
    • Free or very cheap
    • Host can modify product as often as desired
    • Philosophy of collaboration and sharing
    • May not look as sophisticated but level of functionality matches proprietary products
  • 35.
    • Microsoft working on integration with Moodle (that's all you need to know!) http://www.educationlabs.com/projects/moodleproduct/Pages/default.aspx
    • New version 2 will allow embedded media in discussion forums (cf Google Wave)
    • Should be available mid 2010
  • 36. ePortfolios
    • Personal Learning Plan
    • (schools)
    • Integration of Moodle and Mahara (OS)
    • Mahara (or other eportfolio tool) should be optional
    • Too much time and effort spent on interoperability and standards
  • 37.  
  • 38.  
  • 39.  
  • 40. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
      • Virtual Worlds/Immersive Environments
      • Cloud-Based Applications
    • Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
      • Geolocation
      • Alternative Input Devices
    • Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
      • Deep Tagging
      • Next-Generation Mobile
  • 41. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
      • Virtual Worlds/ ImmersiveEnvironments
      • Cloud-Based Applications
  • 42. Second Life See Second Life in Education
  • 43. Google Docs Google Apps Zoho Office Flickr YouTube Blogger etc Microsoft Live (Skydrive)
  • 44. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
      • Geolocation
      • Alternative Input Devices
  • 45. GEOTAGGING
  • 46. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
      • Deep Tagging
      • Next-Generation Mobile
  • 47. IMPACT FOR EDUCATORS? Image courtesy of law_keven
  • 48. Learning in the 21 st Century
    • “ I have seen predictions that a student doing a 3 year course by 2012 will experience the situation where most of the knowledge they have gained in year one will be completely out of date by the time they finish year 3.”
    • “… the only sustainable approach…will be to find the learning and teaching strategies which will ensure that people embrace attitudes and behaviours anchored in lifelong learning.”
    • “ It is becoming …an imperative for industry to have staff who are lifelong learners and highly ICT literate.”
    • Greg Black, CEO, education.au (Campus Review 16/10/07)
  • 49. TENSION
    • SOCIAL
    • SOFTWARE/PLN
    • ORGANISATIONAL DEMANDS (AQTF, AUDITING, ASSESSMENT, DUTY OF CARE, COPYRIGHT, etc)
    V
  • 50. ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING V NETWORKED LEARNING
    • Teacher centred
    • Control
    • Top down
    • Hierarchical
    • External imposed authority
    • Right answers pre-determined
    • Only one end point
    • ?
    • Student centred
    • Student choice
    • Bottom up
    • Distributive (flat)
    • Knowledge sharing among peers
    • Decisions made collectively
    • Multiple destinations
    • Engaging!
    mutually exclusive?
  • 51. “ The whole world has become curricularised.” (Pachler) Image courtesy of Nancy White
  • 52. Courtesy of Greg Whitby
  • 53. Extent of Change?
    • It is not all or nothing; it is gradual and context dependent
    • Not all activity will be on the right hand side
    • Personal values may dictate the rate at which you adopt changed approaches (if at all!)
  • 54. Awareness or a Set of Skills?
    • New Practices predicated upon an awareness that things have changed…
  • 55. Employability Skills
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Problem Solving
    • Initiative and Enterprise
    • Planning and Organising
    • Self-management
    • Learning
    • Technology
  • 56. Where to Begin? (You)
    • Join an online community or email list
    • Ask questions and initiate discussions about your interests and needs
    • Start publishing or tracking blogs, podcasts
    • Create a Twitter account (or Yammer for a walled garden equivalent)
    • Do an online course in multiliteracy; 23 things
    • Create social bookmarking and photosharing accounts
    • Create media – start simple:
      • Upload photos to Flickr; comment on others’ photos
      • create Digital Stories (Photostory, Moviemaker) and upload to YouTube
    • Search YouTube and other video repositories for educational content
    • Create a Ning or Facebook account for friends or family
    • Use a wiki or Google Docs to collaborate on a small project
    • Place yourself in the new habitus of learning – you need to do it to understand and internalise the power of networks; reading and observing will not achieve this philosophical seachange
  • 57. 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/
  • 58. Libraries v Classrooms?
    • Check the 5 minute video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=999ZEf2EpHg
  • 59. Michael Coghlan [email_address] THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! This presentation on the web at XXXXXXXX