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    1. 1. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MASTER TEACHER WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 4 TH 2009 Stop searching: Start Connecting
    2. 2. Objectives: <ul><li>Exponential times - shift </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State of information – pace of change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Connection – Edge Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is connection important </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edgility – concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Environment (PLE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart mobs – new organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blueprint </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. We live in exponential times…
    4. 4. Some numbers… Flickr: Olivander Flickr: gadl
    5. 5. 3000
    6. 6. <ul><li>1 in 4 workers has been with their current employer less than one year </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 2 workers has been with their current employer less than five years </li></ul>U.S. Department of Labor
    7. 7. Flickr: Ivan Lian 13 12 11 10 9 8 6 Flickr: Aaron/Dan 5 4 Flickr: Mr. Juninho 2 3 Flickr: Luc Flickr: reway2007 Flickr: The Labour Party Flickr: roxeteer Flickr: JuanJe Flickr: JuanJe Flickr: JuanJe 14 Flickr: Zole 7 Flickr: JuanJe Flickr: davepatten 1
    8. 8. Information (digital)… <ul><li>Facebook – over 200 million visitors a month </li></ul><ul><li>Myspace – over 120 million visitors a month </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube – 100 million visitors a month </li></ul><ul><li>Every minute – ten hours of video is posted </li></ul><ul><li>Last quarter -Fastest grown demographic on Facebook 35 – 45 year of age </li></ul>
    9. 9. Experimentation… <ul><li>Social engagement… </li></ul><ul><li>Student are having a go… Facebook… </li></ul>Article and Picture :
    10. 10. Serious experimentation… <ul><ul><li>New social patterns are emerging… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flashmobs </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. What is it all about? <ul><li>Knowledge is growing exponentially. </li></ul><ul><li>In many fields the life of knowledge is now measured in months and years. </li></ul><ul><li>The “half-life of knowledge” is the time span from when knowledge is gained to when it becomes obsolete. </li></ul><ul><li>Our old ways of learning are too slow! </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of organizing are upon us now. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Example: Drupal <ul><li>Taking this class… </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal is… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is a free and open source modular framework and Content Management System (CMS) written in the programming language PHP. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is used as a &quot;back end&quot; system for many different types of Web sites, ranging from small personal blogs to large corporate and political sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The instructor says… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Yes, Drupal should be around for at least a few more years.’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(next framework is python) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I was thinking – it will take me at least 6-months to learn to use it at a fundamental level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why am I taking this three-week long class? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>What is Edgility… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edgility is a principle that I have chosen to guide me as I rethink learning, organizations, and processes in a new era of information abundance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edgility is having the capability to leverage the power of networks (Edge Power) to rapidly learn and innovate in order to compete globally for work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal example: if you are going to compete - you have to use an open source learning community! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. The beginning of a solution… <ul><li>PLC / E Defined: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;A Personal Learning Environment (PLE) is a collection of free, distributed, web-based tools, usually centered around a blog, linked together and aggregating content using RSS feeds and simple HTML scripts.&quot; </li></ul></ul>Sean Fitzgerald
    15. 15. The beginning of a solution… <ul><li>PLC / E Defined: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;PLE are very personal both in the sense of being independent of the university or employer and in the sense of being hand-crafted. Even with a more ideal integrative application, PLE will still be highly customized to the needs and preferences of the learner.&quot; </li></ul></ul>Ray Sims-
    16. 16. The beginning of a solution… <ul><li>PLC / E Defined: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A definition for the term Personal Learning Environment ( PLE ), remains elusive. Conception about what should constitute a PLE depends on the perspective of the creator” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;a Personal Learning Environment is a facility for an individual to access, aggregate, configure and manipulate digital artifacts of their ongoing learning experiences.&quot; </li></ul></ul>Ron Lubensky_
    17. 17. Questions: <ul><li>How many have developed a Personal Learning Community? </li></ul><ul><li>Would someone like to describe their PLE / C? </li></ul>
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    20. 25. Quick blueprint… <ul><li>One blueprint on how to find conversation on any topic. </li></ul><ul><li>People new to social media are often frustrated when they are told to &quot;join the conversation“ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- because they aren't sure where to find the conversation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Popularity isn't a perfect judge of quality by any means, but it's a place to start </li></ul>
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    22. 27. <ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement score based on… </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction metrics based on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critiquing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chatting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collecting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicking </li></ul></ul>
    23. 28. Contact information: <ul><li>Phone: 970-491-7823 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>Or Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: JimFolk </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul>