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Subnet: Shaping the Crowd by Pippa Buchanan


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  • 1. Shaping the CrowdIdentity, openness and new ways of learning. Pippa Buchanan (@pipstar)
  • 2. education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another
  • 3. Learning is acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information.
  • 4. The Open Education Movement: ...creating, using, adapting and improving open educational resources; embracing educationalpractices built around collaboration, discovery and the creation of knowledge... The Cape Town Open Education Declaration, September 2007
  • 5. Open LearningLearning opportunities that are: ● Participatory and collaborative ● Learner driven ● Free / accessible ● Transferable and recognisable ● Adaptable to learners requirements ● Low barriers to entry
  • 6. Why is open learning important?
  • 7. Access and Opportunity In knowledge-based economy, those who havethe lowest levels of skill and the weakest capacity for constant updating are less and less likely to find paid employment.
  • 8. Responsive to Future ChangesWhat happens when our elders cant teach theknowledge, skills and values we need today?
  • 9. We live in a changing world.The skills and knowledge we need cant be transferred by education. We have to learn that ourselves.
  • 10. Doctor, Teacher, Architect, Psychologist Astronaut, Painter, Mechanic
  • 11. B.A, M.A. Dip. PhD
  • 12. What should I learn? How should I organise this study? How can I track what I learn? Who and what do I learn from? How do I share my knowledge? How do I afford this?How can I get this learning recognised?
  • 13. When we learn we change.
  • 14. Education is life: not merely preparation for anunknown kind of future living... The whole of life is learning, therefore education can have no endings. Eduard Lindman, The Meaning of Adult Education, 1926
  • 15. What did you learn today?
  • 16. ... and many more
  • 17. Propose a topic to learn about. Find open and free resources.Create a study group with like-minded people. Collaborate on tasks.
  • 18. What you can do ●Identify what you want to learn. Keep a learning journal ●Reflect on your learning experiences● Get involved with ● Participate in a skill swap ●● Create a sharable learning resource
  • 19. Thank youSubNet!Contact:Pippa Buchanan, School of Webcraft Community Lifeguard and Curriculum | @pipstarhttp://battlecat.nethttp://learninglearning.wordpress.com