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Public Keynote presented at LearnTEC 2011 Tradefair and Learning Technologies Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany. February 2, 2011.

Public Keynote presented at LearnTEC 2011 Tradefair and Learning Technologies Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany. February 2, 2011.

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  • Preparing next generations for a future we as their teachers cannot know indeed supports your cry for more informal learning. Web x.0 clearly enables learning in personalized way regarding time, space and content. However, I dislike the rather naïve paean of praise of collaboration and collective intelligence.
    Let us have quick look back in history to make this clearer: Major breakthroughs in sciences (natural, social, religious etc.) have usually not been achieved by just making a statement. Rather the evolved out of process including, as a basis, quite a lot cognitive work done by one single person/ a few persons and, as a desired follow-up, some sort of peer review. The main point about this is: This way of generating knowledge takes time. And I would like to state: It is the only one. (Just consider the possibility of replacing a whole PhD-thesis by publishing three articles and the like.)
    Surely, Web 2.0 gives a voice to everyone and can thus help democratizing our world. However, it is no coincidence that representive democracy evolved out of the need for having experts with the capability and enough time to acquire deep knowledge in a certain matter. Giving those the floor, on the other hand, who are capable of reducing issues and their so called solutions to a maximum of three columns in a Tweet, a Facebook massages or a forum comment means a step backwards. Not only a long grown culture of developing ideas is at stake by balancing reasons and comparing arguments. Web x.0 allows instant sharing of information. That is not necessarily a bad thing, on the contrary: Being able to spread e.g. new treatment options is for sure a boon to humanity.
    The point is rather that the point of generating content is becoming the point of publishing that content. There is no time left for further reflection, peer review etc. to guarantee a minimum of quality. Having a look in forums – and even under this very comment – supports that point of view.
    Summing up, I would like to encourage every teacher to discuss social media in language teaching; simply because we have to overcome this unsatisfactory way of connecting information. Instead of trying to comment on everything and classify everything in antipodes like like/dislike we should help generations to come to develop a deeper understanding of evolution of knowledge and the fundamental ability to create and balance arguments. This is nothing short of a requirement to solve problems to come. A little more effort for a more elaborated debate culture is not the worst point to start at :)
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  • 1. The Future of Learning:Web 2.0 and the Smart eXtended Web<br />Steve Wheeler<br />University of Plymouth, UK<br />LearnTEC, Karlsruhe, Germany: 2 February 2011 <br />
  • 2. TheFuture...?<br />It is very difficult to predict the future. It’s difficult to even predict what will happen in the next year.<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />www.abebooks.com<br />
  • 3. TheFuture...?<br />When he saw a demonstration of the telephone in 1880, a U.S Mayor declared: “One day every town in America will have a telephone!” <br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />www.abebooks.com<br />
  • 4. Here’s a problem for teachers:<br />“For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.”<br />-David Warlick<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://communications.nottingham.ac.uk/podcasts/<br />
  • 5. Formal and Informal learning<br />Shouldn’t we now start to blend formal and informal learning?<br />Informal Learning<br />Formal Learning<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />80%<br />20%<br />Source: Cofer, D. (2000). Informal Workplace Learning.<br />
  • 6. Is learning simply about gaining knowledge...?<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />www.newmediamusings.com<br />
  • 7. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />... or about making connections?<br />
  • 8. Funnels and Webs<br />http://zumu.com<br />One size does not fit all<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Participation, <br />not passive reception of knowledge<br /> Ivan Illich<br />
  • 9. “It's not what you know that counts anymore. It's what you can learn.” <br />– Don Tapscott<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Connections to your community of practice<br />http://www.nationalpost.com<br />
  • 10. Digital Natives?<br />The Net Generation?<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://socialenterpriseambassadors.org.uk<br />We shouldn’t be categorising learners like this!<br />
  • 11. Digital Natives?<br />Expectations<br />.....are not the same as...<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Net Generation?<br /> Needs <br />http://socialenterpriseambassadors.org.uk<br />
  • 12. Learners enjoy learning when it’s engaging and fun!<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />
  • 13. Engaging and fun!<br />Serious games<br />Interactive narratives<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Role play simulations<br />Massively Online Role Playing Games <br />
  • 14. anytime<br />personalised<br />anyplace<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://ithalas.com<br />
  • 15. Learners will 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 broadcasting<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.mopocket.com/<br />
  • 16. Learners will 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 broadcasting<br />The new web environments are game changers. learners now need new (digital) literacies <br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.mopocket.com/<br />
  • 17. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www3.ntu.edu.sg<br />Personalised Learning?<br />
  • 18. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/luc/<br />Personalised Learning?<br />
  • 19. Personalisation of learning means ensuring that individual differences are acknowledged<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />
  • 20. Personal Learning Environments<br />PLEs are not only personal web tools and personal learning networks. PLEs are much wider than this, taking in experiences and realia, as well as learning through TV, music, paper based materials, radio & more formal contexts.<br />Personal <br />Learning <br />Network<br />Personal<br />Learning <br />Environment<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Learning content is not as important now as where (or who) to connect to, to find it.<br />Personal<br />Web Tools<br />PWTs are any web tools, (usually Web 2.0) chosen by learners to support their lifelong learning.<br />Source: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2010/07/anatomy-of-ple.html<br />
  • 21. Intuitive handheld devices<br />Natural gesture interface<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Connection to my learning network<br />Source: Maria Webster - http://www.ntdaily.com/<br />
  • 22. Connection<br />cc Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://i.imwx.com<br />
  • 23. Communication<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Online, En masse<br />http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com<br />
  • 24. Collaboration<br />‘The wisdom of crowds’<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Common interests and purpose<br />
  • 25. Web 2.0 <br /> From ‘sticky’ to participative <br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />The ‘Architecture of Participation’<br />http://www.eastone.co.uk/<br />
  • 26. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Social Media gives everyone a voice in the community<br />http://www.uksmallbusinesswebsites.co.uk<br />
  • 27. Social Media use <br />>500 Million<br />>100 Million<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />>125 Million<br />>50 Million<br />>4 Billion images<br />>14 million <br />articles<br />2 Billion views/day<br />24 hours/minute <br />Source: http://econsultancy.com<br />
  • 28. Architecture of Participation<br />Learning 2.0<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />User generated content<br />
  • 29. Architecture of Participation<br />Sharing<br />Collaborating<br />Tools<br />Learning 2.0<br />Tagging<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />User generated content<br />Voting<br />Networking<br />
  • 30. Blogging<br />In the act <br />of writing... ...we are written.<br />- Daniel Chandler<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.volusion.com/<br />
  • 31. Moblogging<br />Blogging on the move to capture images, sounds, experiences <br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.lifehack.org<br />
  • 32. Microblogging<br />Retweetingis not repetition. <br />It is amplification.<br />- Steve Wheeler<br />http://www.xenstudio.co.uk<br />
  • 33. Microblogging has potential for the future of learning -<br />- if we see it as a new<br />communication <br />Channel<br />- Ebner et al<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/161/<br />
  • 34. Media Sharing<br />Video, audio and images ...<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />... all contribute to the richness of the narrative.<br />http://flickr.com/photos/22409393@N03/4348233990/<br />
  • 35. Collaborative tools<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://media1.break.com/<br />
  • 36. Social Learning<br />Human activities are mediated by culturally established instruments such as tools and language. <br />Vygotsky, L. S. (1978) Mind in Society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.phillwebb.net<br />
  • 37. Social Learning<br />We can use computers to extend the capabilities of our own minds. They can become the repositories of our knowledge.<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.phillwebb.net<br />Computers as mind tools <br />
  • 38. Connectivism<br />We live in a techno-social world<br />Learning occurs inside and outside of people – we store our knowledge in computers and in other people – George Siemens<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />Source: George Siemens www.connectivism.ca/<br />http://www.sciencedaily.com<br />
  • 39. Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge. <br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2010<br />‘I store my knowledge in my friends’ is an axiom for collecting knowledge through collecting people. - Karen Stephenson<br />http://bradley.chattablogs.com<br />
  • 40. Learning to learn<br />Critical thinking<br />Collaboration<br />Creativity<br />Reflection<br />Evaluation<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://socialenterpriseambassadors.org.uk<br />
  • 41. Web 1.0: Anything can link to anything<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Source: Sabin-Corneliu Buraga<br />www.localseoguide.com<br />
  • 42. Web 2.0: User participation<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />www.ballroom-dance-chicago.blogspot.com/<br />Source: Sabin-CorneliuBuraga<br />
  • 43. Web 3.0: <br />Existing data <br />re-connected for other (smarter) uses<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Adapted from : Sabin-Corneliu Buraga<br />http://farm4.static.flickr.com<br />
  • 44. Web x.0<br />Web 3.0<br />Semantic Web<br />Meta Web<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Degree of Information Connectivity<br />Web 1.0<br />Web 2.0<br />The Web<br />Social Web<br />Degree of Social Connectivity<br />
  • 45. The eXtended Web<br />Web x.0<br />Web 3.0<br />Semantic Web<br />Meta Web<br />Connects knowledge<br />Connects intelligence<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Degree of Information Connectivity<br />Web 1.0<br />Web 2.0<br />The Web<br />Social Web<br />Connects people<br />Connects information<br />Degree of Social Connectivity<br />
  • 46. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />http://www.csmonitor.com<br />
  • 47. Coloured caps<br />Camera<br />Projector<br />Coloured caps<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Mirror<br />Phone<br />blogs.fayobserver.com<br />MIT’s “Sixth Sense” Wearable...<br />
  • 48. Natural user interfaces<br /> Non touch systems <br />Gestural interaction<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br /> Speech to text <br />Facial feature recognition<br />http://xenophilius.files.wordpress.com<br />
  • 49. We are already seeing early evidence of the Smart eXtended Web<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />Intelligent Filtering <br />Recommender systems<br />http://chemistscorner.com<br />
  • 50. Thank you!<br />Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011<br />W: steve-wheeler.net<br />E: swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk<br />B: steve-wheeler.blogspot.com<br />T: @timbuckteeth<br />Picture by Helen Keegan<br />

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