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Network Education: Some Thinking Tools

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Digital technologies are often presented as tools for education, but the most important tools are the conceptual ones - the ones that give us scope to re-think what we do with classrooms.

Keynote for Swedish educators, in the context of many Swedish municipalities adopting 1:1 (one student, one device) technology policies.

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Network Education: Some Thinking Tools

  1. 1. Network Education: Some Thinking Tools Bonnie Stewart @bonstewart University of Prince Edward Island August 2014
  2. 2. ME -------à
  3. 3. 1 : 1 h"ps://www.flickr.com/photos/zzpza/3269784239/  
  4. 4. North America is jealous
  5. 5. But also terrified
  6. 6. Pedagogy ^ Technology h"ps://www.flickr.com/photos/lendingmemo/11698092654/  
  7. 7. NETWORK EDUCATION •  Information Abundance: context •  New Ethos: pedagogical approach •  Literacies: goal(s)
  8. 8. Context
  9. 9. What is education for?
  10. 10. We cannot talk about education without talking about literacies
  11. 11. Literacy, 400 BCE = Threat to Knowledge
  12. 12. Literacy, 1500 CE = Control of Knowledge
  13. 13. Literacies, 2014 BCE = Management & Synthesis of Knowledge
  14. 14. Information Abundance h"ps://www.flickr.com/photos/oakleyoriginals/4142641838/  
  15. 15. Structure of Abundance = Networks
  16. 16. To network education is to model the literacies for making sense & contributing knowledge within information abundance.
  17. 17. …but abundance can become overload. h"p://www.flickr.com/photos/striaDc/2191408271/  
  18. 18. “It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure.” - Clay Shirky, 2008

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