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Who are we now that We're Online? Connected Learners, Connected Educators


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What does it mean to be a networked teacher-learner hybrid?

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Who are we now that We're Online? Connected Learners, Connected Educators

  1. Who Are We Now That We’re Online?Connected Learners, ConnectedEducatorsCONNECT 2013Bonnie Stewart@bonstewartUniversity of Prince Edward Island
  2. Education = Multiple axes ofchangeknowledge scarcityknowledge abundanceopenpublic fundingneoliberal marketsclosed
  3. Increasing pressure to go online
  4. Going online means movingaway from institutional conceptshp://    
  5. Newly emerging species:open, public learner/educators
  6. Online networks enabledifferent forms of identity,legitimacy,and belongingthan institutions do
  7. Who are we when we’re online?hp://  
  8. Ourselves
  9. Always Facetedhp://  
  10. Always staring down identitychoices as the cursor blinks/hp://  
  11. Networked Identity Roles =Multiple, Public, Participatory
  12. Always Connectedhp://  
  13. My local cohort
  14. My cohort on Twitter  greater access, diversity, visibility…also increased noise time.
  15. Networked Publics•  Multiple, overlapping, global networks•  Always accessible•  Identities are visible, traceable searchable•  Different audiences all in plain sightSee Kazys Varnelis, danah boyd, Alice Marwick,Mizuko Ito for more
  16. Who we are is shaped by the context(s)we’re addressing
  17. The Performative Self
  18. The Quantified Self
  19. The Participatory Selfhp://­‐sorry-­‐here-­‐just-­‐thanks.html  
  20. The Asynchronous Self
  21. The Neoliberal Self“Me, Inc.”
  22. Always Hybrid
  23. hp://  Hard to hear  
  24. Different contexts havedifferent legitimacy practicesInstitutions Networksproduct-focused process-focusedmastery participationbounded by time/space always accessiblehierarchical ties peer-to-peer tiesplagiarism crowdsourcingauthority in role authority in reputationaudience = teacher audience = world                      
  25. The Digital = a Reputational Economyhp://  
  26. Not just for teachers but for students
  27. A networked education…l  Connectsl  Cultivatesl  Curateshp://  
  28. …but cannotcontrol or countin the same ways asinstitutional models ofeducation
  29. There are many currencies inonline networks
  30. Benefits as thinker:just-in-time emergent, choralconversation
  31. Benefits as learner scholar:access, engagement, profile
  32. Benefits as teacher:opportunities to connect convey info in new media
  33. Benefits as writer:real audiences
  34. …that awkward moment when youremember you friended your grandmaon Facebook.And that your students – and your VP –follow you on Twitter.Context Collapse
  35. Institutions Networks =politics are part of every publichp://  
  36. But so are new ways ofbelonginghp://­‐strategy-­‐part-­‐3-­‐technology  
  37. Get networked. Connect.
  38. Thank you.@bonstewart