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Web2.0 and the Future


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Really a rejig of much I've said before but this time with an eye to what may be coming after web 2.0. Presented at edayz08 -

Really a rejig of much I've said before but this time with an eye to what may be coming after web 2.0. Presented at edayz08 -

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  • 1. WEB 2.0 and THE FUTURE
  • 2. http:// =L4CR3GoB3YY A GLOBAL AUDIENCE
  • 3. 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 tutor.
    • 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)
  • 4. “ The Read/Write Web” (Tim Berners Lee) Original photo by Hummanna .
  • 6. 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.”
  • 7. Agency has shifted from teacher to learner; from teaching to learning
  • 8. Networked Learning
  • 9.  
  • 10. 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.
  • 11.
    • 9000 hrs of extra content each day
    • 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
    • /watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU
  • 12. Rewriting or Killing our Cultures?
  • 13. 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.  
  • 15. 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.
    • (,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:// -party-teens-pelt police-with-bottles-20080902-47hg.html )
  • 16.  
  • 17. Indian Initiative: NY Times, Oct 30 th , 2007
  • 18.
    • 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)
  • 19. Open Content
  • 20. Creative Commons Licensing from Jeffrey Beall at
  • 21.  
  • 22.  
  • 23.  
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
      • Virtual Worlds/ ImmersiveEnvironments
      • Cloud-Based Applications
  • 26. Second Life See Second Life in Education
  • 27. Google Docs Google Apps Zoho Office Flickr YouTube Blogger etc
  • 28. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years
      • Geolocation
      • Alternative Input Devices
  • 30. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
      • Deep Tagging
      • Next-Generation Mobile
  • 31. IMPACT FOR VET? Image courtesy of law_keven
  • 32. 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, (Campus Review 16/10/07)
  • 33. “ The whole world has become curricularised.” (Pachler) Image courtesy of Nancy White
  • 34. Courtesy of Greg Whitby
  • 35. Awareness or a Set of Skills?
    • New Practices predicated upon an awareness that things have changed…
  • 36. Employability Skills
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Problem Solving
    • Initiative and Enterprise
    • Planning and Organising
    • Self-management
    • Learning
    • Technology
  • 37. Where to Begin? (in class)
    • Give students options about how they receive and process instructional materials
    • Ask your students how they’d like to be assessed
    • Have students design tasks and assessments
    • Set collaborative tasks
    • Encourage the use of participatory media
  • 38. 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
    • Do an online course in multiliteracy
    • 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 and start using it in your teaching
    • 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
    • Put yourself to the side; know that the best teachers are always willing learners
    • Being a connected educator involves :
    • engaging with the world of participatory media
    • guiding students in this new disintermediated world
    • modelling the use of technology for lifelong learning
    • allowing time for ‘slow learning’ and reflection
    • It’s all about connections ……
    • (and it’s got nothing to do with age!)
  • 40. 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,