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Becoming a Networked Learner


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  • 1. Networked Learning Becoming a Networked Learner - the aim is to enhance creativity, communications, and collaboration
  • 2. Education is on the Move Shifting From Shifting To Learning at School Learning anytime / anywhere Teaching as a private event Teaching as a public, collaborative practice Learning as passive participant Learning in a participatory culture Learning as individuals Learning in a networked community Linear knowledge Distributed knowledge Networked Learning 2009
  • 3. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 Networked Learning 2009
  • 4. What is Web 2.0? Networked Learning 2009
  • 5. The Networked Student Networked Learning 2009
  • 6. The Networked Student Networked Learning 2009
  • 7. SITE 2006 IEA Second Information Technology in Education Study • 9000 Schools • 35,000 math and science teacher in 22 countries How are teachers using technology in their instruction? Networked Learning 2009
  • 8. SITE 2006 Findings • Increased technology use does not lead to student learning. Rather, effectiveness of technology use depended on teaching approached used in conjunction with the technology. • How you integrate matters – not just the technology alone. • It needs to be about the learning, not the technology. And you need to choose the right tool for the task. • As long as we see content, technology and pedagogy as separate – technology will always be just an add on. Networked Learning 2009
  • 9. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Networked Learning 2009
  • 10. Teacher as Designer • See yourself as a curriculum designer – owner of the curriculum you teach. • Honor creativity – yours first, then the student’s • Repurpose the technology! Go beyond simple “use” and “integration” to innovation.
  • 11. Question Your Role in Education And the Role of Technology • Are you using your technology resources to promote global connections and collaborations? • How are you using technology to promote deep rigor and critical thinking skills? • Are you creating digital citizens who understand good and right in a fast changing world? • Do you balance the celebration of individual achievement with empowering students to live and succeed in a participatory culture-- one that shifts the focus of literacy from individual expression to community involvement? • Are you maximizing the opportunities of collective action to underscore what a life of purpose and service can entail in the 21st Century? Networked Learning 2009