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…GETTING PAST PREACHING
TO THE CHOIR:
Bonnie Stewart
University of Prince Edward Island
#COHERE16
#ed1to1 –
a model for
sc...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/joybot/11517021764/
I teach…
•  Adult Ed
•  M.Ed
•  Open Ed
My goal = learner-centered,
inquiry-based adult learning
Not a new goal, or critique
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dewey#/media/File:John_Dewey_cph.3a51565.jpg
“The tradition...
But school often fails to allow for
individual understandings.
My model = community of inquiry
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/14283436502
Too often, online courses prioritize
content / cognitive presence only
http://www.slideshare.net/SeanMichaelMorris/the-lms...
To establish
presence,
do we need
to be in the
same space?
https://californiapixie.com/2013/05/10/old-school-fisher-price-...
Presence = Humanity
To establish presence, we need
to be able to communicate our
experiences & understandings
https://www.flickr.com/photos/76...
Not easy to do in an LMS
One-to-many communications
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/it/thumb/d/d8/Do_Not_Adjust_Your_Set.jpg/280px-Do_Not_Adj...
Many-to-many communications
https://www.flickr.com/photos/peppysis/6255473523/
Many-to-many is learner-centered
Many-to-many communications
is the backbone of social media
NETWORKED PARTICIPATION
Contribution builds visibility &
helps people find their people
https://www.flickr.com/photos/onion/148332611
And build personal/professional
learning networks (PLNs)
BUT.
Students don’t necessarily want
to use social media.
Especially students who are
teachers.
h#ps://www.flickr.com/photos/joy...
Many-to-many is messy
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-32145849
20 / 60 / 20
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hownowdesign/2203238558
CHOIR NEVER
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevilleslens/...
Educators are conditioned to see
tech as separate from – even
counter to – learning & presence
http://www.bbc.com/news/bus...
Educators are encouraged – not
unwisely – to be cautious
http://edutrendsonline.com/social-media-hazards-and-tips-for-teac...
Thus online learning stays
mostly confined to the LMS,
where it’s “safe”
https://www.flickr.com/photos/carolinandrea_pg/14...
But where teacher authority &
student compliance are already
baked in.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/70281256...
I wanted to try to break out of that.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/p_marione/11094032463/
In a learner-centered, inquiry-...
Networks in education are not new
But educators
seldom have
experiential
learning
opportunities
for digital
networked
participation…
https://www.flickr.com/...
So I wanted to scaffold a
proof of concept lesson
using social media
to connect & build presence.
In the open,
outside
the...
GOAL: Experiential,inclusive learning
I started with a #hashtag
#
Hashtags…
•  Collate all contributions with the same
letter / number combo, no matter where
in the world they come from
• ...
I chose Twitter as the platform
(Lupton, 2014)
A # needs something to talk
about in order to invite
participation: I chose an article
with wide appeal & multiple
threads...
A # also
benefits
from
built-in
critical mass to work as an
experiential proof-of-concept
of networked participation.
My PLN at work –
4 teachers in 3 countries. 3 days.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map
So what happened?
People built presence
& conversations
People shared ideas
People shared practices
People shared stories
…and problems, lessons,
& solutions
People offered reflections
from outside
I offered reflections on
Twitter conventions
Learners offered very
positive evaluations…and
some of the 60% are still
using Twitter a year later.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinprick/2452838770
Scaffolded networked participation
supported learner-centered
inquiry.
Learners had an opportunity to
build presence in a supportive
professional community of
practice.
…And to build literacies
on a platform they can use for
ongoing, at-home
professional development.
https://www.flickr.com/...
#ed1to1 = learner-centered,
scaffolded participation
rather than tool- or teacher-
centered use of technologies.
THANK YOU...
Getting Past Preaching to the Choir: #Ed1to1 as a Model for Scaffolding Meaningful Networked Participation
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A #COHERE16 presentation on why & how to engage learners - beyond self-selecting early adopters - in the practice of networked participation in a space like Twitter.

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Getting Past Preaching to the Choir: #Ed1to1 as a Model for Scaffolding Meaningful Networked Participation

  1. 1. …GETTING PAST PREACHING TO THE CHOIR: Bonnie Stewart University of Prince Edward Island #COHERE16 #ed1to1 – a model for scaffolding meaningful networked participation https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/5204061884
  2. 2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/joybot/11517021764/ I teach… •  Adult Ed •  M.Ed •  Open Ed
  3. 3. My goal = learner-centered, inquiry-based adult learning
  4. 4. Not a new goal, or critique https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dewey#/media/File:John_Dewey_cph.3a51565.jpg “The traditional model is teacher-centered rather than learner-centered. Knowledge and skills are commodities to be delivered by the teacher to the student.” - Dewey, Experience and Education, 1938
  5. 5. But school often fails to allow for individual understandings.
  6. 6. My model = community of inquiry https://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/14283436502
  7. 7. Too often, online courses prioritize content / cognitive presence only http://www.slideshare.net/SeanMichaelMorris/the-lms-as-portal-digital-pedagogy-labcairo
  8. 8. To establish presence, do we need to be in the same space? https://californiapixie.com/2013/05/10/old-school-fisher-price-style/
  9. 9. Presence = Humanity
  10. 10. To establish presence, we need to be able to communicate our experiences & understandings https://www.flickr.com/photos/76345608@N00/3633789400
  11. 11. Not easy to do in an LMS
  12. 12. One-to-many communications http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/it/thumb/d/d8/Do_Not_Adjust_Your_Set.jpg/280px-Do_Not_Adjust_Your_Set.jpg
  13. 13. Many-to-many communications https://www.flickr.com/photos/peppysis/6255473523/
  14. 14. Many-to-many is learner-centered
  15. 15. Many-to-many communications is the backbone of social media NETWORKED PARTICIPATION
  16. 16. Contribution builds visibility & helps people find their people https://www.flickr.com/photos/onion/148332611
  17. 17. And build personal/professional learning networks (PLNs)
  18. 18. BUT.
  19. 19. Students don’t necessarily want to use social media. Especially students who are teachers. h#ps://www.flickr.com/photos/joybot/18968867088
  20. 20. Many-to-many is messy http://www.bbc.com/news/education-32145849
  21. 21. 20 / 60 / 20 https://www.flickr.com/photos/hownowdesign/2203238558 CHOIR NEVER https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevilleslens/15867691904
  22. 22. Educators are conditioned to see tech as separate from – even counter to – learning & presence http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34174796 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?_r=0
  23. 23. Educators are encouraged – not unwisely – to be cautious http://edutrendsonline.com/social-media-hazards-and-tips-for-teachers/
  24. 24. Thus online learning stays mostly confined to the LMS, where it’s “safe” https://www.flickr.com/photos/carolinandrea_pg/14575657747/
  25. 25. But where teacher authority & student compliance are already baked in. https://www.flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/7028125619/
  26. 26. I wanted to try to break out of that. https://www.flickr.com/photos/p_marione/11094032463/ In a learner-centered, inquiry-based way.
  27. 27. Networks in education are not new
  28. 28. But educators seldom have experiential learning opportunities for digital networked participation… https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/5327432805
  29. 29. So I wanted to scaffold a proof of concept lesson using social media to connect & build presence. In the open, outside the LMS. http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=115578&picture=baby-is-shocked
  30. 30. GOAL: Experiential,inclusive learning
  31. 31. I started with a #hashtag #
  32. 32. Hashtags… •  Collate all contributions with the same letter / number combo, no matter where in the world they come from •  Operate as a rolling list of those contributions, with newest at the top •  Allow ppl in different locations but with similar interests to connect & to amplify each others’ contributions
  33. 33. I chose Twitter as the platform (Lupton, 2014)
  34. 34. A # needs something to talk about in order to invite participation: I chose an article with wide appeal & multiple threads & layers.
  35. 35. A # also benefits from built-in critical mass to work as an experiential proof-of-concept of networked participation.
  36. 36. My PLN at work – 4 teachers in 3 countries. 3 days. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map
  37. 37. So what happened?
  38. 38. People built presence & conversations
  39. 39. People shared ideas
  40. 40. People shared practices
  41. 41. People shared stories
  42. 42. …and problems, lessons, & solutions
  43. 43. People offered reflections from outside
  44. 44. I offered reflections on Twitter conventions
  45. 45. Learners offered very positive evaluations…and some of the 60% are still using Twitter a year later.
  46. 46. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinprick/2452838770 Scaffolded networked participation supported learner-centered inquiry.
  47. 47. Learners had an opportunity to build presence in a supportive professional community of practice.
  48. 48. …And to build literacies on a platform they can use for ongoing, at-home professional development. https://www.flickr.com/photos/bdebaca/403995867
  49. 49. #ed1to1 = learner-centered, scaffolded participation rather than tool- or teacher- centered use of technologies. THANK YOU! @bonstewart bstewart@upei.ca https://www.flickr.com/photos/39908901@N06/7028129337

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