Freelance Nation ELT: IATEFL 2013

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Freelance Nation ELT: IATEFL 2013

  1. 1. Freelance Nation in ELTA six-step framework for growing your careerCleve Miller - English360IATEFL Liverpool 2013
  2. 2. Step 1:Embrace the ethos of the web
  3. 3. The old web is a pipe.The old web is a pipe.
  4. 4. What is the “old web” relationship?Top-down, expert-created, generic, static, passively consumed
  5. 5. What is the “old web” relationship?Top-down, expert-created, generic, static, passively consumedclosed, industrial model
  6. 6. The new web is a platform....where we all work together to create, share, discuss, learn.
  7. 7. What direction is the relationship?Bottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamic content
  8. 8. What direction is the relationship?Bottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamic content
  9. 9. What direction is the relationship?Bottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamic content
  10. 10. What direction is the relationship?Bottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamic content
  11. 11. What direction is the relationship?Bottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamic content
  12. 12. What direction is the relationship?Bottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamic contentopen network model
  13. 13. Step 1:Embrace the ethos of the webBottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamic
  14. 14. Step 1:Embrace the ethos of the webBottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamicThink like an entrepreneur, intrapreneur
  15. 15. Step 1:Embrace the ethos of the webBottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamic
  16. 16. Step 1:Embrace the ethos of the webBottom-up, active, user-generated, niche, dynamicThink like be an entrepreneur, intrapreneur
  17. 17. Step 1:Embrace the ethos of the webBottom-up, user-generated, creative,freelance nation
  18. 18. Step 1:Embrace the ethos of the webStep 2:Leverage the skillset
  19. 19. Joichi Ito’s skillset for today
  20. 20. Joichi Ito’s skillset for todayRiskover safety
  21. 21. Joichi Ito’s skillset for todayRiskover safetyDisobedienceover complianceEmergenceover authority
  22. 22. Joichi Ito’s skillset for todayRiskover safetyDisobedienceover complianceEmergenceover authoritySystemsover objectsPullover push
  23. 23. Joichi Ito’s skillset for todayRiskover safetyPracticeover theoryDisobedienceover complianceEmergenceover authoritySystemsover objectsPullover push
  24. 24. Joichi Ito’s skillset for todayLearningover educationRiskover safetyPracticeover theoryDisobedienceover complianceEmergenceover authoritySystemsover objectsPullover push
  25. 25. Joichi Ito’s skillset for todayLearningover educationRiskover safetyPracticeover theoryDisobedienceover complianceEmergenceover authoritySystemsover objectsPullover pushCompassesover maps
  26. 26. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, Pegrum
  27. 27. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, PegrumLanguage
  28. 28. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, PegrumLanguageInformation
  29. 29. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, PegrumLanguageInformationConnections
  30. 30. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, PegrumLanguageInformationConnections(re)Design
  31. 31. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, PegrumLanguageInformationConnections(re)Designprint, texting, hypertext, visual, media, gaming, mobile, code
  32. 32. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, PegrumLanguageInformationConnections(re)Designprint, texting, hypertext, visual, media, gaming, mobile, codesearch, tagging, information
  33. 33. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, PegrumLanguageInformationConnections(re)Designprint, texting, hypertext, visual, media, gaming, mobile, codepersonal, network, participatory, cultural/interculturalsearch, tagging, information
  34. 34. Essential digital literaciesDudeney, Hockly, PegrumLanguageInformationConnections(re)Designprint, texting, hypertext, visual, media, gaming, mobile, coderemix literacypersonal, network, participatory, cultural/interculturalsearch, tagging, information
  35. 35. 1. Embrace the ethos of the web2. Leverage the skillsetStep 3:Find your project
  36. 36. I love doing this
  37. 37. I’m great at thisI love doing this
  38. 38. I’m great at thisI love doing thisthe marketneeds this
  39. 39. I’m great at thisI love doing thisthe marketneeds this
  40. 40. “The more niche you go,the higher price you can charge.”Mike Hogan 11/16/12
  41. 41. 1. Embrace the ethos of the web2. Leverage the skillsetStep 4:Build your platform3. Find your project
  42. 42. 1. Embrace the ethos of the web2. Leverage the skillsetStep 4:Build your platform3. Find your projectEngage with social media foryour community of practice
  43. 43. Minimum: FB, LinkedIn profile, twitter, blog
  44. 44. 1. Read blogs, forums, tweets: get a feel for cultureMinimum: FB, LinkedIn profile, twitter, blog
  45. 45. 1. Read blogs, forums, tweets: get a feel for culture2. Start to comment on blogs, forums; tweetMinimum: FB, LinkedIn profile, twitter, blog
  46. 46. 1. Read blogs, forums, tweets: get a feel for culture2. Start to comment on blogs, forums; tweet3. Start a blog, integrate with twitter, FB pageMinimum: FB, LinkedIn profile, twitter, blog
  47. 47. 1. Read blogs, forums, tweets: get a feel for culture2. Start to comment on blogs, forums; tweet3. Start a blog, integrate with twitter, FB page4. Cardinal rules: give in order to get, authenticityMinimum: FB, LinkedIn profile, twitter, blog
  48. 48. 1. Read blogs, forums, tweets: get a feel for culture2. Start to comment on blogs, forums; tweet3. Start a blog, integrate with twitter, FB page4. Cardinal rules: give in order to get, authenticity5. Conference speaking, Youtube videos, articlesMinimum: FB, LinkedIn profile, twitter, blog
  49. 49. 1. Embrace the ethos of the web2. Leverage the skillsetStep 5:Equip your toolbox3. Find your project4. Build your platform
  50. 50. synchronous asynchronousTOOLS
  51. 51. synchronous asynchronousTOOLS
  52. 52. synchronous asynchronousTOOLSSkype, virtual classrooms:Elluminate, Webex, Adobe
  53. 53. synchronous asynchronousTOOLSSkype, virtual classrooms:Elluminate, Webex, Adobe+ closed publisher platforms
  54. 54. synchronous asynchronousTOOLSSkype, virtual classrooms:Elluminate, Webex, Adobe+ closed publisher platforms+ open platforms: Moodle,Canvas, English360
  55. 55. synchronous asynchronousTOOLSSkype, virtual classrooms:Elluminate, Webex, Adobe+ closed publisher platforms+ open platforms: Moodle,Canvas, English360blended learning,flipped classroom
  56. 56. Open platforms
  57. 57. Open platforms1. teachers can manipulate content (remix)
  58. 58. Open platforms1. teachers can manipulate content (remix)2. teachers can curate content
  59. 59. Open platforms1. teachers can manipulate content (remix)2. teachers can curate content3. teachers can create content
  60. 60. The new web is a platform....where we all work together to create, share, discuss, learn.
  61. 61. The old web is a pipe.The old web is a pipe.
  62. 62. 1. Embrace the ethos of the web2. Leverage the skillsetStep 6:Build your community...3. Find your project4. Build your platform5. Equip your toolbox
  63. 63. 1. Embrace the ethos of the web2. Leverage the skillsetStep 6:Build your community...3. Find your project4. Build your platform5. Equip your toolbox...through authentic, responsive communication
  64. 64. case studies
  65. 65. teacher > educational consultant• classroom innovation• strong social media platform• now consulting for major publisherVickie Saumell
  66. 66. Case study (me)
  67. 67. Cleve Millerwww.english360.com/blogtwitter cleve360cleve@english360.com

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