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New Media Society: New Media Pedagog(ies)?


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We have moved into a new media society. Does this change how we learn and what knowledge is? This open forum with faculty explores some of the main issues relations to digital/new media culture and the interconnection between informal and formal education

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New Media Society: New Media Pedagog(ies)?

  1. 1. New Media Society : New Media Pedagog(ies)? Alexandra Bal, Notes used at Ryerson University, November 8th, 2010 Open Discussion forum, a forum to exchange and share ideas and experiences on teaching with new media. Ad Hoc Social Media Group/XMI
  2. 2. Discussion 1: Why are you here?
  3. 3. Our Students? Source: The Alpha Generation will be in universities within 7 years
  4. 4. Discussion 2: Student Learning (10 mn)  What was the most powerful learning experience for you as a student?  What would be an equivalent to that experience for your students today?
  5. 5. How do Millennials learn? Through Experiences:  Interest based learning  Search Engines: “Non Discipline Based Approach”  Social Media Production  Gaming: Active Learning
  6. 6. Social Media as a Research Tool University of Minnesota researcher Christine Greenhow
  7. 7. Search Engines  Search  Google search versus the Library
  8. 8. Networked Education Source: •Finding material online: Common craft •Creating their own media messages
  9. 9. Gaming as Peer Based Learners Source: According to Jane mcgonigal, youth spend as much time gaming as they do in the classroom.
  10. 10. Discussion 3: Contemporary Literacies (10mn)  What do you think are the most important skills your learned during your university education?  What do you think are the most important skills a university education should provide a student today?
  11. 11. Digital Citizen According to Howard Rheingold five areas of literacies education needs to addressed  Attention  Collaboration  Critical Consumption  Network Awareness  Participation
  12. 12. Participation relies on a different form of intelligence  Social Intelligence  The C Factor: Canergie Research  Collective Intelligence
  13. 13. Texting: New Communication? ◦ Some stats ◦ Some field experiences:  First year university student: 3000 texts a week  11 year old in low socio-economic has 6 cell phones and texts friends daily.  Short form is key
  14. 14. New Language  Email message: Hi, I need to see you as soon as possible to discuss our assignment.  Text translation : I nd 2CU ASAP 2 discuss r asynmnt  Can you come over now, I need to go to the library later cn u cum ovr now, I nd 2g2 d lib l8r
  15. 15. The Hypertext Mind
  16. 16. School Literacy?
  17. 17. Discussion 4: Pedagogy and Curriculum (10 mn) What activities, if any, do you think can help promote Digital and Social citizenry in our classrooms?
  18. 18. Informal Learning Pedagogies  Creating infrastructures for P2P and Learning Communities  Diana Rhoten: (3:40 mn) On The City As a Classroom  New Generation Learning Environment  DMZ is an example of an Informal Learning Environment
  19. 19. Evolution of Bloom Taxonomy
  20. 20. Creating is now the Highest Function
  21. 21. Addition of a Media Layer
  22. 22. Network Layer Added
  23. 23. Learning Taxonomy has to consider FLEXIBLE Learning Ecologi(es) Source:
  24. 24. Social Intelligence = Different Values •Jimmy Wales on Collaboration: Drastic different approach to ethics and values •Different values require different Infrastructures
  25. 25. Discussion 5: Barriers to new literacies in the classroom? (10mn) •Can you foster 21st century skills such as listening, cooperation, sharing, participation, collective research, collective making, collective evaluation, and media making in the classroom? •Are these skills in conflict with the ethics of your profession? (e.g. competition, demonstration of individual capacity).
  26. 26. Resources   Blip Tv: Howard Rheingold episodes  Partnership for 21st Century Skills