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Lifelong learning in a digital age
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Lifelong learning in a digital age: Inspiration and innovation through social media - this is the slideset of a keynote I presented at the Joint Learning and Teaching Conference for the University of …

Lifelong learning in a digital age: Inspiration and innovation through social media - this is the slideset of a keynote I presented at the Joint Learning and Teaching Conference for the University of Portsmouth on June 24th, 2010.

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  • 1. Lifelong learning in a digital age Inspiration and Innovation through Social Media <br />Steve Wheeler<br />University of Plymouth<br />Joint Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Portsmouth, 24 June, 2010: <br />http:// www.vend123.com/<br />
  • 2. http://cdn.epltalk.com<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Pompey vs. Argyle<br />
  • 3. Mark 2 <br />1982<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark2rock<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />
  • 4. What’s on my mind...<br />transformation in learning<br />inspiration in education<br />personalised learning<br />creative use of media<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://eduinreview.com<br />
  • 5. New York c 1920<br />http://farm3.static.flickr.com<br />
  • 6. Transformation…<br />…to change people or things completely, especially improving their appearance or usefulness<br />…to convert one form of energy to another<br />
  • 7. “We are in the middle of a revolution in how knowledge is created, transmitted and organised that is of similar significance to that which followed the invention of printing.”<br />~ SebSchmoller<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.fenews.co.uk<br />
  • 8. M<br />Gutenberg<br />Mass produced universal text <br />(Disruptive Technology)<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />www.cs-exhibitions.uni-klu.ac.at<br />
  • 9. What is the disruptive technology in universities today?<br />Clue: 99.8% of students own one or more<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />
  • 10. Trends in mobile phone use<br />Student ownership of smartmobile phones. <br />97% of students now use text messages as their main form of communication.<br />49%<br />38%<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />27%<br />Feb 09<br />Oct 09<br />Jun 10<br />Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, June 17, 2010.<br />
  • 11. The first mobile phone?<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />
  • 12. The ‘Brick’<br />When Martin Cooper invented the mobile phone 35 years ago, he envisioned a world with people so wedded to wireless connections that they would walk around with devices embedded in their bodies.<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Source: http://www.smh.com.au<br />
  • 13. Daily text messaging among American teens shot up in 18 months, from 38% of teens texting friends daily in February of 2008 to 54% of teens texting daily in September 2009.<br />txting<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.babble.com<br />Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx<br />
  • 14. Half of teens send 50 or more text messages a day, or 1,500 texts a month, and one in three send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month. (2009 statistics)<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://blog.roadandtravel.com<br />Source: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx<br />
  • 15. Objections from educators<br />Mobile phones are banned in most schools because...<br />...they are distracting and disruptive. The phone becomes the focus of attention,<br />inappropriate images/videos can be taken and sent, leading to invasion of privacy and loss of teacher control!<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://i.dailymail.co.uk<br />
  • 16. What is this?<br />dad@hvnurspshl. we want wot u want & urth 2b like hvn. giv us food & 4giv r sins lyk we 4giv uvaz. don't test us! save us! bcos we knour boss. urtuf & ur cool 4 eva! ok? <br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009<br />
  • 17. ‘Squeeze’ text<br />The competition was for re-writing the Lord's Prayer for the mobile phone, using just 160 characters or less. It was judged for Ship of Fools by the Churches' Broadcasting Conference. The task itself was not easy. The traditional version of the Lord's Prayer is 372 characters long, so whittling it down to 160 characters meant cutting the prayer by more than half but without losing anything important. <br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009<br />http://www.canada.com<br />
  • 18. ...and in second place…<br /> r pa in evan, respect 2 u, may u rain ear as in evan. giv us r needs, 4giv r sin as we 4giv r nmes. resq us from the evil 1. 4 ur always the most xlent dude. yo<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009<br />
  • 19. Does education need transformation?<br />"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad." <br />~Nietzsche<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 20<br />http://thescholasticdiary.wordpress.com<br />Source: Chambers English Dictionary<br />
  • 20. It certainly needs inspiration...<br />“For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.”<br />–David Warlick<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://communications.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts/<br />
  • 21. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school” – Albert Einstein<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://gradeproud.com<br />
  • 22. Doctors save lives. Teachers make lives.<br />http://www.taranakicareers.co.nz<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />
  • 23. 2001 <br /> and all <br /> that...<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://aproposofnothing.files.wordpress.com<br />
  • 24. “Any teacher who can be replaced by a computer....<br /> .... should be”.<br />- Arthur C. Clarke<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://aproposofnothing.files.wordpress.com<br />
  • 25. “A computer once beat me at chess... <br />...but was no match for me at kickboxing.”<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://woodforthetrees.files.wordpress.com<br />
  • 26. Digitalnatives?<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://tatango.com<br />
  • 27. What does the ‘Net Generation’ expect?<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://socialenterpriseambassadors.org.uk<br />
  • 28. anytime<br />personalised<br />anyplace<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://ithalas.com<br />
  • 29. Personalised Learning?<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.delasallewaterford.com<br />
  • 30. Personalised Learning?<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.hseb.utah.edu<br />
  • 31. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009<br />We are family<br />http://pro.corbis.com<br />
  • 32. Wii are family!<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://wiifitnessdepot.com<br />
  • 33. Personalisation of learning means ensuring that individual differences are acknowledged<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />
  • 34. Personal Web Tools<br />Generating Content<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Sharing Content<br />Organising Content<br />
  • 35. Personal Web Tools<br />Generating Content<br />Communication<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Sharing Content<br />Organising Content<br />
  • 36. Personal Web Tools<br />Generating Content<br />Blog<br />Mashup<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />E-portfolio<br />Wiki<br />Tagging<br />Sharing Content<br />Organising Content<br />
  • 37. Students need new ‘literacies’<br />Social networking<br />Privacy maintenance<br />Identity management<br />Creating content<br />Organising content<br />Reusing and repurposing<br />Filtering and selecting<br />Self presenting<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.mopocket.com/<br />
  • 38. Formal and Informal learning<br />Informal Learning<br />Formal Learning<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />80%<br />20%<br />Source: Cofer, D. (2000). Informal Workplace Learning.<br />
  • 39. You are your own ‘VLE’<br />Aggregation<br />Services<br />Tools<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Formats<br />Content<br />Channels<br />Networks<br />
  • 40. Architecture of participation<br />Learning 2.0<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />User generated content<br />
  • 41. Architecture of participation<br />Sharing<br />Collaborating<br />Tools<br />Learning 2.0<br />Tagging<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />User generated content<br />Voting<br />Networking<br />
  • 42. Modes of learning<br />Informal<br />Formal <br />E-portfolios<br />Essay writing<br />Blogging<br />Microblogging<br />Reflective<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Group work<br />Co-operative learning<br />Social networking<br />Wiki<br />Collaborative<br />
  • 43. Space integration<br />Community space<br />Personal space<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />
  • 44. Wiki blog integration<br />Community space<br />Personal space<br />Blog<br />Wiki<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Reflective space<br />Collaborative space<br />
  • 45. Wiki blog integration<br />Proximal Development <br />Professional ID<br />Community space<br />Personal space<br />Blog<br />Wiki<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Reflective space<br />Collaborative space<br />Negotiation of meaning<br />Co-construction of knowledge<br />
  • 46. Wiki blog integration<br />Creative writing<br />Critical thinking<br />Meta cognitive processes<br />Socio cognitive processes<br />(Gleaves et al, 2007)<br />Blog<br />Wiki<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Who I am<br />What I know<br />Sharing/exchanging<br />Editing/modifying<br />(Tu et al, 2008)<br />Reflection<br />Self expression<br />(Brescia & Miller, 2006)<br />
  • 47. PLEs, PLNs and PWs<br />Personal <br />Learning <br />Network<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Personal <br />Web<br />Personal<br />Learning<br />Environment<br />
  • 48. The goal of education<br /> “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.”<br /> – Dave Truss<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.dailymail.co.uk<br />
  • 49. Wa<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.prlog.org<br />Want some inspiration?<br />
  • 50. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.prlog.org<br />Robben Island, Cape Town<br />http://benpeterson.files.wordpress.com<br />
  • 51. cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Lifelong learning against all the odds<br />
  • 52. Intuitive devices<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Source: Maria Webster - http://www.ntdaily.com/<br />
  • 53. The future?<br />“All too often today we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.”<br />-John W Gardner<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />http://www.newcastle.edu.au<br />http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/image/s_flowers-lost-gardens-of-heligan.jpg<br />
  • 54. Thank you<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk<br />steve-wheeler.blogspot.com<br />http:// www.vend123.com/<br />
  • 55. Steve Wheeler swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk<br />University of Plymouth, United Kingdom<br />This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: International Licence.<br />Joint Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Portsmouth, 24 June, 2010: <br />

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