From EduBlogs to the Collective Consciousness

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Stephen Downes presentation to ASTE conference in Anchorage, Alaska, February 27, 2006

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From EduBlogs to the Collective Consciousness

  1. 1. From EduBlogs to the Collective Consciousness Stephen Downes National Research Council Canada February 27, 2006
  2. 2. <ul><li>And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the centre of our existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Going Home (Robert Paterson) </li></ul><ul><li>http://smartpei.typepad.com/robert_patersons_weblog/2005/02/going_home_our_.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://downes.jot.com/WikiHome </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Traditional Online Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institution Based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online courses, learning management system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content ‘federations’ – closed network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content packaging and CD-ROM delivery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital rights and authentication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The idea of courseware, course packs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning design and sequencing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Learning Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Institution Based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resource based, learning integration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open access, content networks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Product Based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web based, content not packaged but agregated </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identity used to enable access, not restrict it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Content Based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-learning as engagement, conversation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on services and interaction </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Never have so many people written so much to be read by so few...&quot; Katie Hafner NY Times. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger - Live Journal - Movable Type - Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Here is a tutorial on using Wordpress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Danah Boyd - Blogs and Identity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educational Blogging - article </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Weblogs - Edublogs.org </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Photos, Podcasting and Vodcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting - wikipedia article - iPodder - Odeo </li></ul><ul><li>Liberated Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Tech Talk - Ed Tech Posse - FLOSSE Posse </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Sprankle </li></ul><ul><li>Education Podcast Network </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>RSS and Content Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>How to create an RSS file </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Ideas for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation and Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines , Technorati , Feedster </li></ul><ul><li>Community Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Glu </li></ul><ul><li>SuprGlu , Myglu , RSS Writr </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Collaborative Authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Messaging – ICQ , Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Jotspot , Wikipedia - Gollum - </li></ul><ul><li>Bering Strait School District's Open Content Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization tips for setting up a wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Writely </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Friendster , Orkut , Myspace </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Wisdom of Crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us , Furl </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarklet to bookmark to multiple services </li></ul><ul><li>Lee's furl and del.icio.us sites - I bookmarked many of the sites we wandered to today. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommender Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon.com </li></ul><ul><li>Recommender Systems? - Presentation </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Open Source and Open Content </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons - in Yahoo and Google </li></ul><ul><li>Podsafe Music Network </li></ul><ul><li>Eduforge </li></ul><ul><li>Open Course Ware and Connexions </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Connective Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivism </li></ul><ul><li>Connective Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Connective Knowledge: </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul>
  12. 12. http://www.downes.ca

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