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Promoting Connections through Community Equity


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Presentation to the Networked Learning Conference at Maastricht School of Management April 2012. See for full paper

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Promoting Connections through Community Equity

  1. 1. promoting connections through Community Equity Mike Johnson Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies Ysgol Astudiaethau Nyrsio a Bydwreigiaeth Caerdydd School of Nursing and Midwifery StudiesYsgol Astudiaethau Nyrsio a Bydwreigiaeth Caerdydd
  2. 2. Promoting ConnectionsLearning in which information andcommunications technology (ICT) is used topromote connections: between one learner andother learners, between learners and tutors;between a learning community and its learningresources. Goodyear & NLinHE Team, 2001 p.9
  3. 3. 140 120 100 M02Confidence score S03 80 M04 S04 60 M05 S05 40 20 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 21 31 41 51 61 71 81 91 1 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Num ber of students Computer confidence scores of 6 cohorts of nursing freshers, March 2002-September 2005
  4. 4. IT skills dialectic
  5. 5. Shortcomings and tensions in wikis for collaborative learning: Attribution, aggregation and peer assessmentKlava’s work When a wiki is used for group-based collaborative writing, authorship information is either very basic Jan’s or hard to find and collate. I had observed that students were de-motivated to work participate because their individual contribution is merged and lost within the work of their peers, unless they adopt a deliberate strategy to identify their work. I wanted a system that would make individual contributions apparent with ease within the context of a group presentation.“Contributions” We all worked was Jill’s idea on this
  6. 6. Peter Reiser Peter Reiser: Principal Architect at Oracle Corporation, Zürich, Switzerland shelisrael on Flickr
  7. 7. More than a ‘technology’Value system What’s in it for me?Methodology Adoption Scalable Enterprise ArchitectureArchitecture
  8. 8. Community Equity• Information Equity (IQ)• Contribution Equity (CQ)• Participation Equity (PQ)• Personal Equity (PEQ)Reiser, P., & Diamond, P. (2011, August 30). US Patent #8,010,902. Method and system for tracking social capital Redwood City, CA. Retrieved from
  9. 9. One other big success about the ETC is teaching people Randy Pausch 2007about feedback [puts up bar chart where students are wil p on Flickr(anonymous) listed on a scale labelled “how easy to workwith” ] -- oh I hear the nervous laughter from the students.I had forgotten the delayed shock therapy effect of thesebar charts. When you’re taking Building Virtual Worlds,every two weeks we get peer feedback. We put that all intoa big spreadsheet and at the end of the semester, you hadthree teammates per project, five projects, that’s 15 datapoints, that’s statistically valid. And you get a bar charttelling you on a ranking of how easy you are to work with,where you stacked up against your peers. Boy that’s hardfeedback to ignore. Some still managed. [laughter] But forthe most part, people looked at that and went, wow, I’vegot to take it up a notch. I better start thinking about whatI’m saying to people in these meetings. And that is the bestgift an educator can give is to get somebody to becomeself reflective. (Pausch, 2007, p. 16)
  10. 10. What is networked learning activity? If we can define it… can we measure it? incentivise it? embed it?
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