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It's interesting how much the internet has changed education. It has
changed the way we learn. I wonder how far it will go...
Is this a learning
environment?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:5th_Floor_Lecture_Hall.jpg
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Or is it a learning factory?
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"This is a time of crisis in the institution of the school, a crisis
which may mark the end of the 'age of schooling' in t...
“A good educational system should have three purposes:
1. it should provide all who want to learn with access to
available...
“If in place of the educational institution we create our own
form of learning through free association with each other,
t...
“Technology is available to develop either independence
and learning or bureaucracy and teaching.”
Illich, I. (1971). Desc...
Web technologies enable emergent
“learning webs” and new pedagogies
Learning webs
 Distributed learning
communities of pr...
Literacy Description
Play The capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-
solving
Simulation The`...
Personal Learning
Environment (PLE)
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My netvibes platform
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Mike Wesch’s Netvibes
platform for learning
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Downes’ PLENK: a MOOC
– aggregating student input
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Edupunk
“Education is
fundamentally about the
exchange of ideas and
possibilities of thinking the
world anew again and
aga...
Edupunks networking at
the SL unsymposium
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Places to go for
open learning
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Welcome to Wikiversity
‘set learning free’
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P2PU
‘Learning for everyone’
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Western Governors University
the teacherless university
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References 1
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (2009). New Media
Literacies Retrieved October 26, 2010, fr...
References 2
Jenkins, H., Purushotma, R., Weigel, M., Clinton, K., & Robison, A. J. (2009).
Confronting the challenges of ...
Keith Kirkwood
School of Languages and Learning
Victoria University
Melbourne, Australia
Email: keith.kirkwood [at] vu.edu...
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  1. 1. WOSOC 2010 1
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  3. 3. It's interesting how much the internet has changed education. It has changed the way we learn. I wonder how far it will go? Maybe there will be no need for institutions in the future...just a computer? Comment on the Metaverse Journal blogpost, 6 Oct 2010 by Sparax88 http://www.metaversejournal.com/2010/10/06/why-second-life-is-already-second-best-for-education/ WOSOC 2010 3
  4. 4. Is this a learning environment? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:5th_Floor_Lecture_Hall.jpg WOSOC 2010 4
  5. 5. Or is it a learning factory? WOSOC 2010 5
  6. 6. "This is a time of crisis in the institution of the school, a crisis which may mark the end of the 'age of schooling' in the Western world.” Illich, I. (1971). Celebration of awareness: A call for institutional revolution. London: Calder & Boyars, p. 123 “The institution, the form in which we have managed education and society in general, has ultimately come to failure.” Downes, S. (Nov 3, 2010). Deinstitutionalising education. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-downes/deinstitutionalizing-educ_b_777132.html WOSOC 2010 6
  7. 7. “A good educational system should have three purposes: 1. it should provide all who want to learn with access to available resources at any time in their lives; 2. empower all who want to share what they know to find those who want to learn it from them; and, finally, 3. furnish all who want to present an issue to the public with the opportunity to make their challenge known.” Illich, I. (1971). Deschooling society. London: Calder & Boyars, p. WOSOC 2010 7
  8. 8. “If in place of the educational institution we create our own form of learning through free association with each other, then we create an educational system that cannot be abridged, cannot be held hostage, cannot be sacrificed to corporate or proprietary interests.” Downes, S. (2010). Deinstitutionalising education. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-downes/deinstitutionalizing-educ_b_777132.html WOSOC 2010 8
  9. 9. “Technology is available to develop either independence and learning or bureaucracy and teaching.” Illich, I. (1971). Deschooling society. London: Calder & Boyars, p. Nothing good will come of these technologies if we do not first confront the crisis of significance and bring relevance back into education. Wesch, M. (2009b). From knowledgable to knowledge-able: Learning in new media environments. Academic Commons Retrieved 24 February 2009, from http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/knowledgable-knowledge-able WOSOC 2010 9
  10. 10. Web technologies enable emergent “learning webs” and new pedagogies Learning webs  Distributed learning communities of practice  Personal and social learning environments (P/SLEs)  Personal knowledge networks (PKNs)  Massive open online courses (MOOCs) Pedagogies  Social constructivism  Connectivism (Siemens)  Rhizomatic education (Cormier)  Collaborative learning  New media literacies and participatory learning (Henry Jenkins, et al.) WOSOC 2010 10
  11. 11. Literacy Description Play The capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem- solving Simulation The` ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real world processes Performance The ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery Appropriation The ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content Multi-tasking The ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus onto salient details on an ad hoc basis Distributed cognition The ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand our mental capacities Collective intelligence The ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others towards a common goal Judgment The ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources Transmedia navigation The ability to deal with the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities Networking The ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information Negotiation The ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives and grasping and following alternative sets of norms Core competencies for participatory learning (New media literacies, Jenkins, et al.) WOSOC 2010 11
  12. 12. Personal Learning Environment (PLE) WOSOC 2010 12
  13. 13. My netvibes platform WOSOC 2010 13
  14. 14. Mike Wesch’s Netvibes platform for learning WOSOC 2010 14
  15. 15. Downes’ PLENK: a MOOC – aggregating student input WOSOC 2010 15
  16. 16. Edupunk “Education is fundamentally about the exchange of ideas and possibilities of thinking the world anew again and again, it is not about a corporate mandate to compete—however inanely or nefariously—for market share and/or power. I don’t believe in technology, I believe in people. “ --Jim Groom WOSOC 2010 16
  17. 17. Edupunks networking at the SL unsymposium WOSOC 2010 17
  18. 18. Places to go for open learning WOSOC 2010 18
  19. 19. Welcome to Wikiversity ‘set learning free’ WOSOC 2010 19
  20. 20. P2PU ‘Learning for everyone’ WOSOC 2010 20
  21. 21. Western Governors University the teacherless university WOSOC 2010 21
  22. 22. References 1 Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (2009). New Media Literacies Retrieved October 26, 2010, from http://www.newmedialiteracies.org/the-literacies.php Cormier, D. (2008). Rhizomatic education: Community as curriculum. Innovate, 4(5). Retrieved from http://www.innovateonline.info/ Downes, S. (2010a). Deinstitutionalising education. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-downes/deinstitutionalizing- educ_b_777132.html Downes, S. (2010b). Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge ~ PLENK 2010 Retrieved October 26, 2010, from http://connect.downes.ca/ Illich, I. (1971a). Celebration of awareness: A call for institutional revolution. London: Calder & Boyars. Illich, I. (1971b). Deschooling society. London: Calder & Boyars. WOSOC 2010 22
  23. 23. References 2 Jenkins, H., Purushotma, R., Weigel, M., Clinton, K., & Robison, A. J. (2009). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Siemens, G. (2004). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. elearnspace. Retrieved from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm Wesch, M. (2008). Anti-teaching: Confronting the crisis of significance. Education Canada, 48(2), 4-7. Wesch, M. (2009b). From knowledgable to knowledge-able: Learning in new media environments. Academic Commons Retrieved 24 February 2009, from http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/knowledgable- knowledge-able Wesch, M. (2010). Mediated Cultures: Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University Retrieved 26 October, 2010, from http://www.netvibes.com/wesch#Digital_Ethnography WOSOC 2010 23
  24. 24. Keith Kirkwood School of Languages and Learning Victoria University Melbourne, Australia Email: keith.kirkwood [at] vu.edu.au http://www.snap.vu.edu.au http://sitchensis.wordpress.com/ Contact details WOSOC 2010 24

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