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Connected Learning
Dr. Paul Richardson
Topics
• Connected Learning
• Network Literacy
• The Connected Society and Global Citizenship
Week Three
The Connected Society and Global
Citizenship
http://www.flickr.com/photos/webwizzard/3931165508/sizes/m/in/photostream/
http://www.unesco.org/en/esd/
http://www.esd-wales.org.uk/English/RCE_development/default.htm
"For the first time in history, we
know now how to store virtually
all humanity's most important
information and make it
a...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/2120715411/
Smart mobs emerge when communication and
computing technologies amplify human...
The Personal Learning Network
• People you ‘know’ and trust
• Can be anywhere
• Status is no barrier
• Anyone can be an au...
User Generated content…..
What tools help you to create
content?
What tools help you to create
content?
• Mindmaps
• Photos
• Slide shows
• Movies
• Office suite
• Facebook
• Myspace
• Fo...
User Generated Content
• Wikipedia
• Wordpress
• Blogger
• Flickr
• YouTube
• MySpace
• Digg
• eBay
• Amazon
The Citizen Journalist
http://www.flickr.com/photos/88927846@N00/3412436293/
After the Buncefield disaster the BBC
received over 5,000 photos from viewers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buncefield...
http://blogactionday.change.org/
Gapminder
• http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=42
37353244338529080#
http://www.writetothem.com/
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/media-literacy/media-lit-resources/dii/
http://www.wisekids.org.uk/
Some web services supporting
citizenship
• Wikipedia
• Gapminder
• Write to Them
• iSpot
Investigating the services
• Is the information reliable?
• How is the quality governed?
• Who contributes the information...
• iSpot
• Anyone can contribute
• Limited range of people
• Some erroneous data
• Likely most mistakes will be corrected
•...
Gapminder
• UN data
• Made data accessible
• Undermined preconceptions
Write to them
They work for you
• Made data data accessible
• Allows access to politicians
Wikipedia
• Mostly reliable – it depends on the subject
• Extremely comprehensive
Your Project..
• 1,500-2,000 words equivalent. Create a collaborative space within a
chosen online social environment, and...
Planning your Project
• What are your aims?
• What do you need to do?
• What resources will you need?
• How long will it t...
Contact Me
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  1. 1. Connected Learning Dr. Paul Richardson
  2. 2. Topics • Connected Learning • Network Literacy • The Connected Society and Global Citizenship
  3. 3. Week Three
  4. 4. The Connected Society and Global Citizenship http://www.flickr.com/photos/webwizzard/3931165508/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  5. 5. http://www.unesco.org/en/esd/
  6. 6. http://www.esd-wales.org.uk/English/RCE_development/default.htm
  7. 7. "For the first time in history, we know now how to store virtually all humanity's most important information and make it available, almost instantly, in almost any form, to almost anyone on earth. We also know how to do that in great new ways so that people can interact with it , and learn from it." Dryden Gorden & Vos, Jeannette (2005). The New Learning Revolution: How Britain Can Lead the World in Learning, Education, and Schooling. UK: Network Educational Press Ltd. p. 127.ISBN 978-1855391833.]
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/2120715411/ Smart mobs emerge when communication and computing technologies amplify human talents for cooperation.
  9. 9. The Personal Learning Network • People you ‘know’ and trust • Can be anywhere • Status is no barrier • Anyone can be an author…
  10. 10. User Generated content…..
  11. 11. What tools help you to create content?
  12. 12. What tools help you to create content? • Mindmaps • Photos • Slide shows • Movies • Office suite • Facebook • Myspace • Forums • Blogs • Widgets • Twitter • RSS
  13. 13. User Generated Content • Wikipedia • Wordpress • Blogger • Flickr • YouTube • MySpace • Digg • eBay • Amazon
  14. 14. The Citizen Journalist http://www.flickr.com/photos/88927846@N00/3412436293/
  15. 15. After the Buncefield disaster the BBC received over 5,000 photos from viewers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buncefield2.jpg
  16. 16. http://blogactionday.change.org/
  17. 17. Gapminder • http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=42 37353244338529080#
  18. 18. http://www.writetothem.com/
  19. 19. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
  20. 20. http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/media-literacy/media-lit-resources/dii/
  21. 21. http://www.wisekids.org.uk/
  22. 22. Some web services supporting citizenship • Wikipedia • Gapminder • Write to Them • iSpot
  23. 23. Investigating the services • Is the information reliable? • How is the quality governed? • Who contributes the information? • How is the information useful?
  24. 24. • iSpot • Anyone can contribute • Limited range of people • Some erroneous data • Likely most mistakes will be corrected • Significant scientific value • Gapminder
  25. 25. Gapminder • UN data • Made data accessible • Undermined preconceptions
  26. 26. Write to them They work for you • Made data data accessible • Allows access to politicians
  27. 27. Wikipedia • Mostly reliable – it depends on the subject • Extremely comprehensive
  28. 28. Your Project.. • 1,500-2,000 words equivalent. Create a collaborative space within a chosen online social environment, and invite other students to participate in a learning activity. Report on the outcomes, indicating how these were influenced by the key decisions which were made, including choice of software, activities undertaken, and the level and type of engagement of the participants. The work may be presented as a document, or in an alternative format (e.g. web pages, or a blog (50%). (LOs 1-6).
  29. 29. Planning your Project • What are your aims? • What do you need to do? • What resources will you need? • How long will it take?
  30. 30. Contact Me
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