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Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

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These slides accompany a workshop presented for Colchester Institute, UK, on 22 October, 2010. #CELT2010

These slides accompany a workshop presented for Colchester Institute, UK, on 22 October, 2010. #CELT2010

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  • 1. Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age
    Steve Wheeler
    University of Plymouth, UK
    http://www.cbc.ca
  • 2. Knowledge
    or wisdom?
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    You can easily teach knowledge, but wisdom can only be acquired through experience
    http://slated.org
  • 3. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.”
    ~ Sir Tim Berners-Lee
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    www.topnews.in
  • 4. “We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.”
    ~ Sir Tim Berners-Lee
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    Problem based learning
    www.topnews.in
  • 5. Join all nine dots
    Using four straight
    Lines. Do not take
    Your pen from the
    Paper and do not
    Go back over any
    Lines.
    Try solving this problem...
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 6. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 7. Another problem to solve...
    a man enters a field with an unopened package and dies. Why?
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 8. a man enters a field with an unopened package and dies. Why?
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 9. What is community?
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 10. Community...
    ...has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location.
    Digital Tribes
    In the digital age, common location is not so important.
    http://www.psfk.com
  • 11. Celebration
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    One tribe or many?
    http://www.zimbio.com
  • 12. Connection
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    http://i.imwx.com
  • 13. Communication
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    Online, En masse
    http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com
  • 14. The goal of education
    “The goal of education is to enrich the lives of students while producing articulate, expressive thinkers and lifelong learners that are socially responsible, resilient, and active citizens of the world. Education is about teaching students, not subjects.”
    – Dave Truss
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk
  • 15. Formal and Informal learning
    The new blended learning challenge will be to try to harness the excitement of self organised learning within formal learning contexts
    Informal Learning
    Formal Learning
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    80%
    20%
    Source: Cofer, D. (2000). Informal Workplace Learning.
  • 16. http://zumu.com
    Funnels or Webs?
    Ivan Illich
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    The ‘walled garden’ of the institutional LMS. Are we in danger of turning the web back into a funnel again?
  • 17. Social learning
    Human activities are mediated by culturally established instruments such as tools and language.
    Vygotsky, L. S. (1978) Mind in Society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    http://www.phillwebb.net
  • 18. Mind Tools
    Can we use technology to scaffold learning?
    Computers have better memories than students. Use them as mind extensions.
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    http://www.phillwebb.net
  • 19. What is the Social Web?
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 20. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    http://www.eastone.co.uk/
  • 21. Web 2.0
    From ‘sticky’ to participative
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    The ‘Architecture of Participation’
    http://www.eastone.co.uk/
  • 22. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    Social Media gives everyone a voice in the community
    http://www.uksmallbusinesswebsites.co.uk
    Shy students can contribute
  • 23. Architecture of Participation
    Sharing
    Collaborating
    Tools
    Learning 2.0
    Tagging
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    User generated content
    Voting
    Networking
  • 24. Connectivism
    We live in a techno-social world
    Learning occurs inside and outside of people – we store our knowledge in computers and in other people – George Siemens
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    Source: George Siemens www.connectivism.ca/
    http://www.sciencedaily.com
  • 25. Making connections
    In connectivism, learning involves creating connections and developing a network. It is a theory for the digital age drawing upon chaos, emergent properties, and self organised learning.
    (It’s not what you know but who you know)
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
    Source: Wikipedia
    http://www.pestproducts.com
  • 26. Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge.
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    ‘I store my knowledge in my friends’ is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people. - Karen Stephenson
    http://bradley.chattablogs.com
  • 27. Web Tools?
  • 28. My ten top Web 2.0 tools
    Blog
    Wiki
    Podcasting
    Slide sharing
    Photo sharing
    Social Tagging
    Video sharing
    URL Shortening
    Aggregator
    Microblog
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 38. Think...
    How can you create social spaces for your own students?
    What tools/services could you use?
    How would this transform your teaching?
    What problems might there be?
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 39. Wisdom of Crowds...
    vs
    Stupidity of Mobs
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 40. Digital cultural capital – membership of ‘the Tribe’
    “Where digital communication has fractured the tyranny of distance and computers have become pervasive and ubiquitous, identification through digital mediation has become the new cultural capital”.
    • Wheeler (2009)
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    http://www.coreideas.com.au/
  • 41. Social ‘tagging’
    Using your
    post-its...
    ...label 3 or 4 things in the room you consider to be significant
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com
  • 42. Taxonomies are defined by
    the community
    Folksonomies define a
    community
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 43. What
    tools could
    you use?
    = 43
    = 43
    = 45
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 44. Think...
    What would you use them for?
    How would your learners use them?
    What added value would they bring?
    What might be the problems?
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
  • 45. All learning begins when our comfortable ideas turn out to be inadequate.
    - John Dewey
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    http://www.dancinghearts.org
  • 46. Thank you!
    cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010
    E: swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk
    B: steve-wheeler.blogspot.com
    T: @timbuckteeth
    Picture by Helen Keegan