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We Don't Need No Educator

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Described the changing nature of online learning with the introduction of massive open online courses, and in that context describes and explains the changing roles of the educator, For aduio and video please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/311

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We Don't Need No Educator

  1. 1. We don’t need no educatorThe role of the teacher in today’s online education Stephen Downes Utdanningskonferansen 2013 15 February, 2013, Bergen, Norway
  2. 2. The Entertainer
  3. 3. “…the single mostimportant factoraffecting studentachievement isteachers.” So we’re told, anyway…http://www.epi.org/publication/books_teacher_quality_execsum_intro/
  4. 4. In fact there numerous factors: parental income &educational attainment, social factors &expectations, social equity, genetic predisposition…
  5. 5. That aside, if we just look at educators, we seedramatic changes in the traditional role of theeducator… as though the educator is disappearing
  6. 6. Today’s Three-fold Task:1.Pull apart the roles of the educator in an online world2.Identify those roles in the context of the massive open online course3.Provide practical examples and applications
  7. 7. A historical trend…
  8. 8. … will continue today
  9. 9. The context…. (connectivism)• Educators are no longer ‘the experts’• Learning is no longer about content transfer• Teaching takes place in an authentic environment• Learning consists of engagement, experimentation and communication
  10. 10. TodayA course about complexity…http://www.complexityexplorer.org/
  11. 11. Six Thousand Courseshttp://myeducationpath.com/courses http://www.mooc.ca/
  12. 12. CCK08 2300 studentshttp://wwwapps.cc.umanitoba.ca/moodle/course/view.php?id=20 http://connect.downes.ca/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?page=thedaily.htm
  13. 13. Other MOOCs Courses 1800 students http://connect.downes.ca/ 2800 students3000 students http://change.mooc.ca/http://edfuture.net/
  14. 14. cMOOC vs xMOOC networks tasks contents https://www.ai-class.com/ http://ds106.us/history/ https://www.coursera.org/http://lisahistory.net/wordpress/2012/08/three-kinds-of-moocs/
  15. 15. The Roles….Teacher asExpert Teacher as Learner Teacher a Teacher as Designer Coach
  16. 16. http://reader.google.comhttp://www.downes.ca/opml.xml
  17. 17. #hashtaghttp://www.tweetdeck.com/
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  22. 22. 2. Designer
  23. 23. http://grsshopper.downes.ca/
  24. 24. http://ds106.us/ds106-radio/http://www.downes.ca/edradio.htm
  25. 25. http://bit.ly/qxkXTX
  26. 26. http://www.feynmanonline.com/
  27. 27. http://www.downes.ca/post/44760
  28. 28. http://www.scoop.it/t/edumooc/https://plus.google.com/
  29. 29. http://www.slideshare.net/choconancy/change11-mooc-session-october-31
  30. 30. http://change2011inbendigovictoriaaustralia.blogspot.com/ The Conversationalist
  31. 31. 4 expert
  32. 32. http://www.downes.ca/me/presentations.htm
  33. 33. http://change.mooc.ca/recordings.htm
  34. 34. http://cogdogblog.com/
  35. 35. http://www.livestream.com
  36. 36. http://fm.schmoller.net/
  37. 37. https://www.ai-class.com/
  38. 38. http://www.learninganalytics.net/http://erikduval.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/the-speed-of-tech-owd11/
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