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Laura Gogia, MD, PhD
@googleguacamole • www.lauragogia.com
Division of Learning Innovation & Student Success
March 16, 201...
Photo credit: Flickr User Anonymous Account
BLOG
“a website containing a writer's own experiences, observations,
opinions,...
EDU-BLOG:
Blogging for educational purposes.
A launch pad for
connectivity,
metacognition, &
personal learning
networks.
Digital Participatory Pedagogies
Photo Credit: Flickr User Mickey G Ottowa
Connected • Networked • Open
Open.
Photo Credit: Flickr User Tanakawho
Opening the borders
between classrooms &
the world.
Networked.
Photo Credit: Flickr User Catherine Cronin
Learning to navigate
distributed spaces
together.
Connected.
Photo Credit: Flickr User Sorokti
Education that bridges
the formal/informal
learning divide to
promote interes...
Connectivity:
Connecting current thoughts &
experience with & across people,
contexts, & times.
SOCIAL LEARNING THEORIES
Bandura, 1977; Bruner, 1960; Harel & Papert, 1991;
Lave & Wenger, 1991; Mezirow, 1991; Vygotsky, ...
CONNECTIVITY
is a form of
experiential learning.
AGGREGATING:
Collecting from the
information stream
ORGANIZATING: Filtering
information to make it
manageable
ANALYZING:
U...
What sort of pedagogical strategies are
associated with these educational principles?
Connected.
Networked.
Open.
E-portfolios*
Personal Learning
Networks*
*Pedagogical Strategies
Edu-Blogging*
Journaling
Tweeting
Photographing
Video Recording
Storifying
Annotating
Animating
Bookmarking
Surveying
Inte...
My discussion of PLNs emerges from:
CONNECTED LEARNING LIT
• Groups: DML Research Hub ; Mozilla Labs; HIVE
• Geography: U....
Personal Learning Network
Credit: http://educationtechnologysolutions.com.au
Self-directed system meant to
support lifelon...
Purpose of Personal Learning Networks
Create ParticipateShare
• Information
• Feedback
• Opportunities*
• Learning Product...
• Connectivist alternative [augmentation] to learning
communities found in learning management systems.
Personal Learning ...
Personal Learning Networks
Control of learning Orientation of learning
Increase in scope
Three ways to think about PLNs.
People &
Topics
Digital
Platforms
(Cormier, 2010)
Digital
Workflow
AGGREGATION: Collecting...
SLACK
My PLN
GOOGLE
TWITTER
YouTube
WORDPRESS
INSTAGRAM
Research
(Papers, Articles, Reports)
Self-Reflection
Idea Composit...
JISC – University of Oxford
Digital Resident & Visitor Project
https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/evaluating-digital-
services/...
People in my PLN
Self-Brokered
Opportunities
• Started an internationally attended journal club
• Been mentioned in international publicati...
Digital Workflow: An example
I participate in the Twitter component of a c-MOOC.
Through my Twitter interactions related t...
I notice a trend in the comments (both on my blog and Twitter)
towards an interesting research question.
I propose the res...
Take Home Points
• PLNs are systemic approaches to student success &
are based on the development of sustainable personal
...
Shifting Gears…
E-Portfolios
My discussion of e-portfolios emerges from
DIGITAL HUMANITIES
• Centers of Activity: Florida State; JISC
• Examples: JISC ...
E-Portfolios as product.
“Filing cabinet in dialogue”
An aggregation of digital items,
evidence, reflections, and feedback...
E-Portfolios as process.
In the process of creating presentational
e-portfolios, learners develop the key
skills of captur...
E-Portfolios
• Easier to share with a variety of stakeholders
• More likely to be used longitudinally through
a student’s ...
• More opportunities for presenting evidence
• Consistent with UDL principles
• Higher levels of student engagement
(Eynon...
E-portfolios support hyperlinking.
• Connect posts with other web documents to
provide source, background, or supportive
i...
Student
Engagement E-portfolios
One-size-fits-all approaches to e-
portfolios do not work very well. So I’m
not suggesting that.
However, in terms of e-po...
An E-Portfolio
An E-Portfolio
BLOG
• Think pieces
• Reflections
• Summaries of papers, conference
presentations, &professional
experience...
The blog becomes the
learning sandbox of the e-
portfolio.
Bringing it all together
E-Portfolios
Personal
Learning
Networks
EduBlog
A launch pad for
connectivity, metacognition, &
p...
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  1. 1. Laura Gogia, MD, PhD @googleguacamole • www.lauragogia.com Division of Learning Innovation & Student Success March 16, 2016 EDU-BLOGGING: A launch pad for connectivity, metacognition & personal learning networks Photo Credit: Terranceandbecky.com
  2. 2. Photo credit: Flickr User Anonymous Account BLOG “a website containing a writer's own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.” (Dictionary.com) “diary of thoughts, ideas, and innovations…” (Goyal, 2012) “updated frequently” (Merriam Webster) “often with opportunities for readers to respond” (Sullivan, 2008).
  3. 3. EDU-BLOG: Blogging for educational purposes.
  4. 4. A launch pad for connectivity, metacognition, & personal learning networks.
  5. 5. Digital Participatory Pedagogies Photo Credit: Flickr User Mickey G Ottowa Connected • Networked • Open
  6. 6. Open. Photo Credit: Flickr User Tanakawho Opening the borders between classrooms & the world.
  7. 7. Networked. Photo Credit: Flickr User Catherine Cronin Learning to navigate distributed spaces together.
  8. 8. Connected. Photo Credit: Flickr User Sorokti Education that bridges the formal/informal learning divide to promote interest-driven learning.
  9. 9. Connectivity: Connecting current thoughts & experience with & across people, contexts, & times.
  10. 10. SOCIAL LEARNING THEORIES Bandura, 1977; Bruner, 1960; Harel & Papert, 1991; Lave & Wenger, 1991; Mezirow, 1991; Vygotsky, 1980 KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 2010; Anderson, Krathwohl, & Bloom, 2001 SCHEMA, THRESHOLD & CONCEPT MAPPING Ausubel,1968; Bruner, 1966; Downes, 2006; Meyer & Land 2003; Novak & Canas, 2008; Piaget, 1983; Vygotsky, 1980 People Concepts Space and Time Connectivity draws from:
  11. 11. CONNECTIVITY is a form of experiential learning.
  12. 12. AGGREGATING: Collecting from the information stream ORGANIZATING: Filtering information to make it manageable ANALYZING: Understanding implications & critiquing sources REPURPOSING: Synthesizing & transforming information pieces FEEDING FORWARD: Sharing new knowledge to receive feedback & assist others (Connectivist) Digital Workflow Downes, 2008; Kop, 2011
  13. 13. What sort of pedagogical strategies are associated with these educational principles? Connected. Networked. Open.
  14. 14. E-portfolios* Personal Learning Networks* *Pedagogical Strategies
  15. 15. Edu-Blogging* Journaling Tweeting Photographing Video Recording Storifying Annotating Animating Bookmarking Surveying Interviewing *Pedagogical Tool
  16. 16. My discussion of PLNs emerges from: CONNECTED LEARNING LIT • Groups: DML Research Hub ; Mozilla Labs; HIVE • Geography: U.S. • Sector: K-12 Informal Learning • Example Articles: Gee, 2005; Ito et al., 2013; Ching et al., 2015 CONNECTIVIST & TEAL LIT • Groups: JISC • Geography: U.K. & Canada • Sector: Higher, Adult & Continuing Education • Example Articles: Downes, 2006; Cormier, 2010; White, 2011
  17. 17. Personal Learning Network Credit: http://educationtechnologysolutions.com.au Self-directed system meant to support lifelong learning through the development, maintenance & leveraging of digital networks.
  18. 18. Purpose of Personal Learning Networks Create ParticipateShare • Information • Feedback • Opportunities* • Learning Products • Presentation • Dissemination • Conversations • Co-construction * “Brokering”
  19. 19. • Connectivist alternative [augmentation] to learning communities found in learning management systems. Personal Learning Network Cormier, 2010; Downes, 2007; Gee, 2005
  20. 20. Personal Learning Networks Control of learning Orientation of learning Increase in scope
  21. 21. Three ways to think about PLNs. People & Topics Digital Platforms (Cormier, 2010) Digital Workflow AGGREGATION: Collecting from the information stream ORGANIZATION: Filtering information to make it manageable ANALYSIS: Understanding implications & critiquing sources REPURPOSING: Synthesizing & transforming information pieces FEEDING FORWARD: Sharing new knowledge to receive feedback & assist others
  22. 22. SLACK My PLN GOOGLE TWITTER YouTube WORDPRESS INSTAGRAM Research (Papers, Articles, Reports) Self-Reflection Idea Composition Receiving Feedback Self-Directed Study Work-Related Information Resources for Presentations Informal Learning Interests Research & Experiments Personal Relationships Research & Writing Collaborations Research (Organizations & Professional Hashtags) News & Informal Learning Interests MY PLN Digital Platform Lens
  23. 23. JISC – University of Oxford Digital Resident & Visitor Project https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/evaluating-digital- services/mapping-process Mapping Process
  24. 24. People in my PLN
  25. 25. Self-Brokered Opportunities • Started an internationally attended journal club • Been mentioned in international publications • Peer-reviewed journal article • Conference steering committee • Invited seminars, panel talks, conference presentations (Local & International) • Countless conversations, research assistance, mentoring, & support
  26. 26. Digital Workflow: An example I participate in the Twitter component of a c-MOOC. Through my Twitter interactions related to this hashtag, I become recognized as someone researching connected learning. I share my mock prospectus slides on my blog (via an embed from slideshare.net) I promote my blog post on Twitter, using the c-MOOC hashtag. The same people with whom I tweet in the c-MOOC look at my presentation and comment on my blog post.
  27. 27. I notice a trend in the comments (both on my blog and Twitter) towards an interesting research question. I propose the research question and summarize the comments through a Storify (which I publish on my blog and promote through Twitter). Several scholars express interest; we communicate through google plus and arrange times for regular google hangouts. We collaborate via google hangout and google docs towards a conference proposal and publications. We become friends as well as professional colleagues.
  28. 28. Take Home Points • PLNs are systemic approaches to student success & are based on the development of sustainable personal relationships. • Student blogs provide a docking space & “calling card” • Public nature broadens scope of access & audience
  29. 29. Shifting Gears… E-Portfolios
  30. 30. My discussion of e-portfolios emerges from DIGITAL HUMANITIES • Centers of Activity: Florida State; JISC • Examples: JISC E-Portfolio Study 2008-2012; Yancey, 2009 HIGHER EDUCATION • Centers of Activity: AACU • Examples: Kuh, 2008; Eynon, 2009 CONNECTED LEARNING • Centers of Activity: DML Research Hub • Examples: Sefton-Green (2014) E-Portfolios
  31. 31. E-Portfolios as product. “Filing cabinet in dialogue” An aggregation of digital items, evidence, reflections, and feedback which presents the audience with evidence of learning and/or ability. Image Credit: https://blogs.uww.edu JISC: E-portfolios 2008-2012
  32. 32. E-Portfolios as process. In the process of creating presentational e-portfolios, learners develop the key skills of capturing evidence, reflecting, sharing, collaborating, annotating, and presenting.” JISC: E-portfolios, 2008-2012 Photo Credit: Flickr User: Design Milk
  33. 33. E-Portfolios • Easier to share with a variety of stakeholders • More likely to be used longitudinally through a student’s learning journey, rather than isolated to one discipline, context, or course.
  34. 34. • More opportunities for presenting evidence • Consistent with UDL principles • Higher levels of student engagement (Eynon, 2009; Yancey, McElroy, & Powers, 2012) E-Portfolios support multimodal expression. Photo Credit: marketingland.com
  35. 35. E-portfolios support hyperlinking. • Connect posts with other web documents to provide source, background, or supportive information. • Order and reorder learning points and accomplishments….In doing so, unexpected patterns emerge across academic achievements, professional pursuits, and personal interests
  36. 36. Student Engagement E-portfolios
  37. 37. One-size-fits-all approaches to e- portfolios do not work very well. So I’m not suggesting that. However, in terms of e-portfolios, some component of blogging makes sense.
  38. 38. An E-Portfolio
  39. 39. An E-Portfolio BLOG • Think pieces • Reflections • Summaries of papers, conference presentations, &professional experiences • Working out sections of my dissertation • Platform for call for action*
  40. 40. The blog becomes the learning sandbox of the e- portfolio.
  41. 41. Bringing it all together E-Portfolios Personal Learning Networks EduBlog A launch pad for connectivity, metacognition, & personal learning networks.

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