Twitter & learners: lover or hate

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Read more on my blog: http://drsmetty.com/2009/12/21/twitter-learners-love-or-hate

More papers and presentations by Cindy De Smet can be found on Academia: http://hogent.academia.edu/CindyDeSmet

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Twitter & learners: lover or hate

  1. 1. Twitter & learners Love or Hate? Cindy De Smet Smetty.be - Drsmetty.com @smetty - @drsmetty
  2. 2. Balance 3 2 1 Useful Useless
  3. 3. Balance 1 Useful Useless Twitter = trivial
  4. 4. Balance 2 Useful Useless Twitter could be interesting
  5. 5. Balance 3 Useful Useless Pay for a web2.0 course
  6. 6. What is learning?
  7. 7. Behaviourism
  8. 8. How Transfer • Black box • Stimulus response • Observable • Punishment behaviour • Rewards
  9. 9. Cognitivism
  10. 10. How Transfer • Structured • Mindmapping • Schema • Reasoning • Computational • Problem solving
  11. 11. Constructivism
  12. 12. How Transfer • Created by each • Coaching learner • Socialization • Experiences
  13. 13. Theories were developed in a time when learning was not impacted through technology (Siemens 2004)
  14. 14. Forty years ago, the life of knowledge was measured in decades. Today, in many fields, it is measured in months and years (Siemens, 2004)
  15. 15. Since we cannot experience everything, other people’s experiences, and hence other people, become the surrogate for knowledge I store my knowledge in my friends (Karen Stephenson)
  16. 16. Connectivism • Knowledge is defined as a particular pattern of relationships • Learning is defined as the creation of new connections and patterns as well as the ability to maneuver around existing networks/patterns • Siemens (2008)
  17. 17. Personal Learning Environment: a system that helps learners take control of and manage their own learning (Wikipedia)
  18. 18. ??? 3 2 1 Useful Useless

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