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  • 1. Learning in a Networked WorldSchooling in an Era of AbundanceWill Richardsonwill@willrichardson.comwillrichardson.com@willrich45 bit.ly/KyQb6E
  • 2. “It was the best of times, it wasthe worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...” Charles Dickens
  • 3. CHANGE
  • 4. “The change we are inthe middle of isn’t minor and it isn’t optional.” Clay Shirky
  • 5. Scarcity
  • 6. ScarcityABUNDANCE
  • 7. ABUNDANCE OF... Information Tools Opinions People Data Resources Media More...
  • 8. ABUNDANCE OF... (Kids’ Version) Games Videos Networks Texts Hangouts All Sorts of Other Interesting StuffThey Don’t Have Access to In School
  • 9. ...WHICH IS CHANGING Media Politics Journalism Medicine Books Business Music...
  • 10. ...WHICH IS CHANGING ...Education
  • 11. ...A world marked by “ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous information, ubiquitous networks, at unlimited speed, about everything, everywhere,from anywhere, on all kinds of devices that make it ridiculously easy to connect, organize, share, collect, collaborate and publish.” Michael Wesch
  • 12. ...WHICH IS CHANGING Examples
  • 13. ABUNDANCEWill Change Us.
  • 14. ABUNDANCEWill Change Us.Is Changing Us.
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  • 16. carcityS bit.ly/MZmNDy
  • 17. carcityS bit.ly/MZmNDy
  • 18. carcity SAbu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
  • 19. carcity SInformation ≠ Education Abu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
  • 20. carcity SAbu ndan ce bit.ly/MZmNDy
  • 21. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere
  • 22. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere
  • 23. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere
  • 24. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere 4. Networks are the New Classrooms
  • 25. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships)
  • 26. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships) Groups (Classrooms)
  • 27. NEW REALITIES Individuals (Apprenticeships) Groups (Classrooms) Networks (VLEs)
  • 28. “Networked Individualism”
  • 29. NEW REALITIES1. Content and Knowledge are Everywhere 2. Teachers are Everywhere 3. Data is Everywhere 4. Networks are the New Classrooms 5. Learning is On Demand
  • 30. bit.ly/LQ85go
  • 31. change
  • 32. CHANGE
  • 33. KEY QUESTIONSWhat is the primary value of school when these “New Realities” exist?
  • 34. KEY QUESTIONSWhat is the primary value of school when these “New Realities” exist? -or-
  • 35. KEY QUESTIONSWhat is the primary value of school when these “New Realities” exist? -or- What happens when we no longer need school to do school?*
  • 36. KEY QUESTIONSWhat is the primary value of school when these “New Realities” exist? -or- What happens when we no longer need school to do school?* * (As it is currently defined)
  • 37. REMEMBER:“School” is where we get an “education,” and an “education” is defined by what we assess.
  • 38. REMEMBER:And, if we don’t assess what we value, we will value what we assess.
  • 39. “We are ‘optimizing the measurable at the risk ofneglecting the immeasurable.’” Justin Reich
  • 40. “The illiterate of the21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler
  • 41. UNLEARNINGSo, given these new realities,what do we have to “unlearn”?
  • 42. UNLEARNING Five Part Process
  • 43. UNLEARNING1. Understand: The contexts for change
  • 44. UNLEARNING1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement
  • 45. “Today, instead of teaching them information, I wasteaching them how to learn.  And yet, I’m not surewhat my new role in this is.  I’m not sure how toconnect to my students and their learning processwhile doing this.  I’m not sure how to laugh andenjoy them. And I was not expecting the profoundsense of loss and the pain accompanying it.”
  • 46. UNLEARNING 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice
  • 47. ARE YOU LITERATE?• Develop proficiency with the tools of technology  • Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally  • Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes  • Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information  • Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts  • Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments bit.ly/nctelit
  • 48. UNLEARNING 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice 4. Act: Innovate, Change, Connect, ReLearn
  • 49. UNLEARNING 1. Understand: The contexts for change 2. Feel: Anger, grief, excitement3. Reflect: Examine your own learning practice 4. Act: Innovate, Change, Connect 5. Provoke: Engage others, Advocate
  • 50. UNLEARNINGThree Things to Unlearn
  • 51. UNLEARNINGThree Things to Unlearn 1. Delivery
  • 52. UNLEARNING UnDelivery Idea:
  • 53. UNLEARNING UnDelivery Idea:Let Students Design One Unit
  • 54. UNLEARNINGThree Things to Unlearn 1. Delivery 2. Competition
  • 55. UNLEARNINGUnCompetiton Idea:
  • 56. UNLEARNINGUnCompetiton Idea: Share Everything
  • 57. UNLEARNINGThree Things to Unlearn 1. Delivery 2. Competition 3. Assessment
  • 58. UNLEARNINGUnAssessment IdeaNot Open Book TestNot Open Phone...
  • 59. UNLEARNINGUnAssessment IdeaNot Open Book Test, Not Open Phone... ...Open Network
  • 60. BE BOLD
  • 61. 2020?
  • 62. “We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something that is provided for us, and toward theidea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.” Stephen Downes
  • 63. MY REQUESTDon’t teach my child (your subject here).
  • 64. MY REQUEST Don’t teach my child (your subject here).Teach my child how to learn (your subject here).
  • 65. “In times of change, learnersinherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifullyequipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer
  • 66. THE END Thanks!will@willrichardson.com @willrich45 willrichardson.com