Learning 2.0 in a Military Context

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Keynote speech given to the Tri-Service Advanced Learning Technology Symposium at HMS Raleigh, England. September 30, 2009.

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Learning 2.0 in a Military Context

  1. Learning 2.0 in a Military Context Steve Wheeler University of Plymouth
  2. <ul><li>What is Learning 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it fit into a military training context? </li></ul>
  3. Theory of relativity
  4. <ul><li>Didactics and Education </li></ul><ul><li><binary or spectrum?> </li></ul>
  5. Instruction © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Leading and directing Drill and practice S-R
  6. Pedagogy Leading but not directing Facilitation but not instruction Socratic © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  7. Construction © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 In social contructionism groups construct knowledge for one another, collaboratively creating a small culture of shared artefacts with shared meanings. When one is immersed within a culture of this sort, one is learning all the time about how to be a part of that culture on many levels. Source: Wikipedia
  8. Connection © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 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) Source: Wikipedia
  9. Rhizomatic Learning <ul><li>“ A rhizomatic plant has no centre and no defined boundary; rather, it is made up of a number of semi-independent nodes , each of which is capable of growing and spreading on its own, bounded only by the limits of its habitat.” </li></ul>© Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Source: Cormier, D. (2008) http://davecormier.com/edblog/
  10. Rhizomatic Learning <ul><li>“ “ In the rhizomatic view, knowledge can only be negotiated, [and is] a personal knowledge-creation process with mutable goals and constantly negotiated premises.” </li></ul>Source: Cormier, D. (2008) http://davecormier.com/edblog/ © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  11. Progression <ul><li>Instructionism = Personal computer </li></ul><ul><li>Constructionism = Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Connectionism = Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Self organised = Web 2.0 + Mobile + ? </li></ul>© Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  12. 4 stages of learning +1 (Baume) <ul><li>Unconsciously Incompetent </li></ul><ul><li>Consciously Incompetent </li></ul><ul><li>Consciously Competent </li></ul><ul><li>Unconsciously Competent </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Competence </li></ul>© Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Increasing skill & knowledge
  13. Baume’s model
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  17. What is Web 2.0? © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
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  19. What is the Social Web? Source: Tim O’Reilly http://www.oreillynet.com Web 1.0 Britannica Personal Website Page views Publishing Content Management Directories (Taxonomy) ‘ Stickiness’ Maps
  20. What is the Social Web? Source: Tim O’Reilly http://www.oreillynet.com Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Britannica Wikipedia Personal Website Blogging Page views Cost per click Publishing Participation Content Management Wiki Directories (Taxonomy) Tagging (Folksonomy) ‘ Stickiness’ Syndication Maps Mapping (Mashup)
  21. Still can’t get a signal... @#! Internet Explorer’s down again! 3 months without a tweet... © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  22. Now find Google maps... © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  23. ... and it’s self organised
  24. <ul><li>We cannot ‘manage’ self-organised learning for our students. </li></ul><ul><li>We can only create conducive environments within which students will organise their own learning. </li></ul>Self organised learning © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  25. Formal and Informal learning © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Formal Learning Informal Learning
  26. Self organised learning © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Formal Learning Informal Learning Self Organised Learning In SOL students take responsibility for their own learning and put this into successful action. Source: http://www.equal-works.com
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  28. How can we create spaces for self organised learning? © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  29. Modes of learning Informal Formal © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Collaborative Reflective E-portfolios Essay writing Group work Co-operative learning Social networking Blogging Microblogging
  30. Nomadic learning A form of learning in which a learner has continuous access to services through sessions and possibly through different locations. Source: http://www.erudium.polymtl.ca/ Learning ‘on the move’ 3 © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  31. <ul><li>Who are the nomadic learners? </li></ul><ul><li>Military (Royal Marines and Navy) </li></ul><ul><li>Police </li></ul><ul><li>Prison service </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing and midwifery </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine and health </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Other itinerant professions </li></ul>4 © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  32. blogging? <ul><li>web log <online diary> </li></ul><ul><li>others can read and comment </li></ul><ul><li>conversation </li></ul>
  33. Telemachus and Mentor In Greek mythology Odysseus of Ithaca went to fight in the Trojan War and entrusted the care of his son, Telemachus, to an older and wiser friend, Mentor. Telemachus and Mentor developed a strong relationship built on the foundations of guidance and support . The word “mentor” has become synonymous with teacher, counsellor, coach, facilitator, motivator and friend.
  34. Telematic Mentoring Geographical Distance Online reflective diary (shared between 2 people)
  35. Mentoring on the move through Moblogging (Mobile blogging) 4 © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  36. Trends in Education © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Just in case Just in time Just for me Just for me Apprenticeship model Standard Curriculum Bespoke Curriculum Personalised Learning Personal Learning Environment
  37. <ul><li>A system that helps learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to </li></ul>Personal Learning Environment Source: Wikipedia set their own learning goals manage their learning communicate with others
  38. What does my own personal learning environment look like? © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009
  39. © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 i My Personal Learning Environment Devices Interface Tools
  40. My Personal Learning Environment © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Document search Image search Scholar Google Books i Search for reading materials Web Devices Interface Tools
  41. © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Reflective blog post and amplification i My Personal Learning Environment Devices Interface Tools
  42. © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Image sharing and amplification i My Personal Learning Environment
  43. Personal Learning Environment Social Network E-Portfolio Aggregator Adapted from David Delgado, 2007 Personal Learning Environment Model © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Blog LMS External Services Web 2.0
  44. © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Self organised Institutionally managed Adapted from David Delgado, 2007 E-Portfolio Aggregator Social Network Personal Learning Environment Model Personal Learning Environment External Services Web 2.0 Blog LMS
  45. E= MC 2
  46. How can we manage the tensions between the chaos, democracy and openness of Web 2.0 and the precisely structured and disciplined requirements of military training?
  47. Thank you for listening Steve Wheeler Faculty of Education University of Plymouth W: www2.plymouth.ac.uk/distancelearning E: swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk B: steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

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