Leading in a Connected World - Roger Pryor - Maitland 23.9.2010Presentation Transcript
Leading in a Connected World
Leading in a Connected World Roger Pryor 23 September 2010
Musing All around us, we see technology adopted and adapted because it makes it easier, more effective and efficient
Yet... In education we worry that making things easy or more effective might somehow be ‘cheating’
A short history of human communication..
1 Wants to get a message to 1
Many 1 And potentially MANY more
Connections 1 Ideas Services Products
To send a message via Twitter = To Tweet
To resend a message via Twitter to another set of followers = To re-Tweet
Keeping track of Tweets Sorting by user @mediahunter @carolduncan @pipcleaves @pryorcommitment
Keeping track of Tweets Sorting by ‘hashtag’ #newinnewcastle #qanda
An example of new connections and new uses: Twitter and social media: What’s it good for?
Craig Wilson is managing director of Sticky, a digital agency based in Newcastle, Australia
Carol joined 1233 ABC Newcastle in 2001 to present the afternoon program Jobs after school included making Cherry Ripe milkshakes http://www.bedsidebookstack.com/
Other possibilities: Connecting people who may never have met....
Other possibilities: Trying out techniques, and giving performance feedback
The Context: School Concert “Doing what we big people can do, to ensure that little people have the best access to opportunity possible.”
Other possibilities: Creeping lateralism
An Active Listener A Connected Leader An Authentic Conversationalist Inspirational and Empowering A 21st Century Learning Specialist
Hi thanks for getting thinking today!
The way I see it I would split a talk into two sections as I believe a connected world challenges our thinking in two ways
1. What we teach 2. The way we teach
What we teach .... my view is that we need to educate ourselves ( young and old alike) to find coherence in a complex world.
The way we teach will need to change to capture the opportunities of this new world. You both are much better placed than me to see how technology can help but connective technology must be the servant not the master of this new teaching.
Connect: people and ideas
Creeping lateralism... Sometimes it can feel as though we are travelling up and down in the vertical elevator of bureaucracy: glum with the realisation that you can’t even get to certain floors without a swipe card
Warp & Weft interest functionality strength
Web 2.0 = Participation 2.0
Today, thanks to widespread broadband access and social media applications, in particular YouTube and Twitter, the secondary audience is now much bigger and much closer than it has ever been before... Julian Morrow – Andrew Olle Lecture 2009
it's now easy for them to access controversial content online. And one of the problems with giving people the ability to make up their own minds is that they do. Julian Morrow – Andrew Olle Lecture 2009
Multiple Exciting Pathways and opportunities
Multiple possibilities – bright outcomes
Breaking out of the linear model of the past
Dealing with a very different mob..and some other influences coming up.
The pram pushers will push us. Let’s not respond by pushing back.
For some of our more experienced people: Growing valuable skills as we move toward retirement.
the granny cloud. Big ideas
connect create collaborate
Growing COWs: with as little bull as possible
What are YOU doing to know more about things like: blogEd
Remembering why we are here includes the imperative to be a part of planning for their future.
New lessons from migrating geese:
Just having efficiency figures for doing the same thing better is not really enough to prevent losses on the way through.
We need a shared understanding of the destination, but an acceptance of a range of routes for getting to the same place.
It is the modern manifestation of the internet paradigm: getting there by multiple pathways.