Learning in a Digital World

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A keynote speech for the CILIPS annual conference, held at the Apex Hotel in Dundee, Scotland on 12 June, 2012

A keynote speech for the CILIPS annual conference, held at the Apex Hotel in Dundee, Scotland on 12 June, 2012

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  • 1. Learning in a digital world Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth Plymouth University CILIPS 2012 Conference, Dundee: June 12, 2012http://www.public-domain-image.com
  • 2. Moving away from books?Do you like books or reading?
  • 3. “Libraries are a bridge between theinformation-rich and the information- poor” – Ian Clarke
  • 4. ContentServices Spaces Skills
  • 5. Societal Shifthttp://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
  • 6. Societal Shifthttp://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
  • 7. Societal Shifthttp://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
  • 8. BBC News: 14 March 2012Encyclopaedia Britannica ends its famousprint edition – goes digital
  • 9. Worldwide ownership of mobile phones5.9 Billion mobile accounts = 87% of population ? http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_mob_pho-media-mobile-phones
  • 10. Source: Kelly Hodgkins http://gizmodo.com/5813875/what-happens-in-60-seconds-on-the-internet
  • 11. So Me use >260 Million >90 Million >4 Billion views/day >60 hours/minute Sources from service providers and also http://econsultancy.com
  • 12. Mobile game based learning http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/infographic-mobile-gaming-statistics-stats-2011/
  • 13. “We are becoming distributed beings. Mobile makesthe trend more explicit.” - Mark Curtis (2005)
  • 14. Connectionhttp://i.imwx.com cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 15. “Social media is where our students are.” – Klaus Tochtermann Engage with it and you will engage with them.http://www.newcastle.edu.au http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/image/s_flowers-lost-gardens-of-heligan.jpg
  • 16. “..we can drown in our technology.The fog of information can drive out knowledge.” - Daniel J. Boorstin http://gcaptain.com/drowning?10981/
  • 17. Personalisingthe experience http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/3778408_ecdaec0dae.jpg
  • 18. Personalisation means ensuring thatindividual differences are acknowledged
  • 19. We are familyhttp://pro.corbis.com
  • 20. Wii are family! http://wiifitnessdepot.com
  • 21. Personal Learning Environment Steve Wheeler & Manish Malik (2010) Source: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/07/anatomy-of-ple.html
  • 22. “The average digital birth of childrenhappens at about six months.” http://www.slashgear.com/babys-first-ipad-24121114/
  • 23. What does this generation think about learning?http://www.flickr.com/photos/56155476@N08/5667863948/
  • 24. http://truedantalion.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/silver-surfers.htmlDigital Residents or Visitors?
  • 25. BYOD - Personal technologies http://farm1.static.flickr.com/117/291379959_594fa8ef70.jpg
  • 26. Competition to write the Lord’s Prayer in <160 charactersr pa in evan, respect 2 u, may urain ear as in evan. giv us rneeds, 4giv r sin as we 4giv rnmes. resq us from the evil 1. 4ur always the most xlent dude.yo
  • 27. ‘Squeeze txt’ and literacy“Mobile phones are forcing learners to become more literate. Without the ability to txt, they cannot fully participate in their own culture of communication” Peter Yeomans (2010)
  • 28. http://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
  • 29. Learning is changinghttp://www.slideshare.net/courosa/why-social-networks-matter
  • 30. ‘New’ learners are...• more self-directed• better equipped to capture information• more reliant on feedback from peers• more inclined to collaborate• more oriented toward being their own “nodes of production”.Education Trends | Featured NewsJohn K. Waters—13 December 2011 http://coolshots.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html
  • 31. Digital literacies • Social networking • Transliteracy • Privacy maintenance • Identity management • Creating content • Organising content • Reusing/repurposing content • Filtering and selecting • Self broadcastinghttp://www.mopocket.com/
  • 32. Skills or Literacies? http://www.flickr.com/photos/afronie/161969948/
  • 33. Just howreliable is the Internet?
  • 34. Who can you trust online?http://grewordlist.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/perfidious.png
  • 35. “60% of all Internet pages contain misleading information.” - Thomas EdisonLearners need ‘digital wisdom’
  • 36. “Lee Harvey and the Wailers”(Lee Harvey did not jam alone) http://www.myspace.com/hsu/photos/6850630
  • 37. “Knowledge thatis acquired undercompulsionobtains no holdon the mind.” Plato- Socrates http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-713124904
  • 38. Wikipedia iscrowdsourcing evaluation
  • 39. Community as curriculum
  • 40. Twitter as a library Twitter as a street cornerTwitter as a broadcast channel Twitter as amplification
  • 41. “I store my knowledge in my friends is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people”. - Karen Stephenson http://bradley.chattablogs.com
  • 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3601144842/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 43. Going viral?25 million views 46 million views51 million views 447 million views
  • 44. www.scoop.it/t/future-schoolDigital Content Curation
  • 45. MIT’s Sixth Sense Wearable ARhttp://blog.ctnews.com
  • 46. http://petitinvention.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/snowcorn5.jpg
  • 47. http://advertiser-in-arabia.blogspot.co.uk/
  • 48. "Dinosaurs were highly successful and lasted a long time. They never went away. They became smaller, faster, and more agile, and now we call them birds."www.hopscotch-kids.co.uk ~ Mark Halper
  • 49. Steve Wheeler swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk University of Plymouth, United Kingdom This work is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: International Licence.