Becoming Networked Educators: Two Perspectives


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Keynote presentation for #ATLE10 by Alec Couros and George Couros in Red Deer, AB, November 24, 2010.

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Becoming Networked Educators: Two Perspectives

  1. Becoming Networked Educators:Two PerspectivesAlec & George CourosATLE Conference 2010
  2. #atle10
  3. introduction
  4. theory practicethe road ahead
  5. shifting context
  6. Informal Learning • “Informal learning is a significant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning.” •George Siemens
  7. Access
  8. Free/Open Content “describes any kind of creative work in a format that explicitly allows copying and modifying of its information by anyone, notexclusively by a closed organization, firm, or individual.” (Wikipedia)
  9. Participatory Media
  12. media stats (2009)• 90 trillion emails sent annually from 1.4 billion email users• 234 million websites• 1.73 billion Internet users• 126 millions blogs• 350 million Facebook users• 4 billion images on Flickr• 2.5 billion photos uploaded every month on Facebook Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom
  14. danah boydpay attention to ...•Properties: persistence,replicability, searchability,scalability, (de)locatability.•Dynamics: invisible audiences,collapsed contexts, blurring ofpublic & private spaces @zephoria
  15. Networks
  16. Network Literacies • “Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st century.” (2010)@hrheingold
  17. networks• redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography.• enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community.• networks form around shared interests & objects.
  18. Howard Rheingold
  19. Personal Learning Network
  20. The Adjacent Possible• “Good ideas are not conjured out of thin air; they are built out of a collection of existing parts, the composition of which expands over time. (2010) @stevenbjohnson
  21. Midway Summary• Informal learning has always been important, but there is now greater possibility.• The tools ofhave become so sharing & publication remix, mashup, accessible that it has changed the media landscape.• Network literacy will be a vital skill for new & current educators.
  22. Live Cam
  23. practice
  24. Journey
  25. Relationships
  26. Resistance
  27. Dinner with Will Richardson• “Youʼre not into sharing?” @willrich45
  28. Was I leadingand learning by example?
  29. The Tools
  30. Identity Day “Your post about the Identity Fairheld at your school was exactly the type of activity I thought wouldhelp accomplish my overall goal of being proactive against bullying.
  31. When School Leads Business“I’m no computer wiz, but mydaughter’s school seems to be on the cutting edge of educational technology.”
  32. the road ahead
  33. Trust
  34. “it’s increasingly frustrating to know that my students are not allowed to engage in many of these incredible opportunities. The advice I often hear is ‘It’seasier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.’”
  35. Embrace Our Reality
  36. Create a Culture of Sharing
  37. Relationships George
  38. Thank You forLearning with Us Alec @courosa George @gcouros
  39. BONUS
  40. Example #1: Transparent Walls @royanlee
  41. Example #2: Advocacy of Sharing @thecleversheep
  42. Example #3: Shared Global Experiences @langwitches @hdurnin @glassbeed
  43. Example #4: Making It Relevant @danikabarker
  44. Example #5: Meaningful Connections @courosa
  45. Example #6: Rethinking Classroom Time @karlfisch
  46. Example #7: PD Anytime, Anywhere
  47. there are hundreds of examples but this is NOT the norm