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ECS100 Presentation

  1. 1. Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality Dr. Alec Couros ECS 100
  2. 2. Who is this guy?
  3. 3. My Blog, My Hub
  4. 4. Photo Sharing
  5. 5. Video Sharing
  6. 6. Social Network Services
  7. 7. Content Sharing
  8. 8. Copyleft
  9. 9. “Web 2.0 tools that might allow academics to reflect and reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools might positively affect -- even transform - research, teaching, and services responsibilities - only if scholars choose to build serious academic lives online, presenting semi-public selves and becoming invested in and connected to the work of their peers and students.” (Greenhow, Robella, & Hughes, 2009)
  10. 10. social networks & media
  11. 11. Social Networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, connections, collaboration, community. • networks form around shared interests & objects.
  12. 12. A Connected Reality
  13. 13. Old World Networks
  14. 14. Mario Couros
  15. 15. Mediated Reality
  16. 16. Twitter in 60 Seconds
  17. 17. Each technology creates a new environment. The old environment becomes content for the new environment. The effects of media come from their form not their content.
  18. 18. The Way We Were
  19. 19. David Wiley (Brigham Young University) Then vs Now Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  20. 20. David Wiley (Brigham Young University) Education vs Everyday Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  21. 21. Rise of the PLN
  22. 22. trust
  23. 23. easy trust
  24. 24. humankind is mostly good
  25. 25. View on Society?
  26. 26. “Some of the comments on Youtube make you weep for the future of humanity, just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and naked hatred.” @leverus (Lev Grossman)
  27. 27. The Web as Random Acts of Kindness (TED Talk) @zittrain • Technical infrastructure of the web. • Wikipedia’s content & form • ‘Hitchhiking’ exists through Internet-facilitated kindness, collaboration, & sharing.
  28. 28. The Machine is (Changing) Us (Personal Democracy Forum) • Inspired by McLuhan’s “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” • Youtube & other social media mitigate “connection without constraint”. In many cases this leaves to “tremendously deep communities”. @mwesch
  29. 29. Heroes for our Mediated Culture
  30. 30. “The invention of the alphabet and the resulting intensification of the visual sense in the communication process gave sight priority over hearing, but the effect was so powerful that it went beyond communication through language to reshape literate society’s conception and use of space.” (Gordon re: Mcluhan)
  31. 31. educators and trust
  32. 32. via @mcleod
  33. 33. via @shareski
  34. 34. i can haz internetz
  35. 35. @smartinez
  36. 36. learners and trust
  37. 37. Living & Learning with Social Media (Penn State address) Teens are not connecting in the ways we fear. But, we need to pay attention to: •Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability. •Dynamics: invisible audiences, @zephoria collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces
  38. 38. “Kyle Doyle is not going to work today, f*** it, I’m still trashed SICKIE WOO.” “Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”
  39. 39. Bassman_Sean (Scotland) • Scottish teen who participates in my open, online grad course. • Creative, motivated, independent, connected, respectful, cognizant and intentional in managing his digital identity. @bassman_sean
  40. 40. in practice
  41. 41. Grade One - Expert Visits @kathycassidy
  42. 42. Grade Five - Choir on Youtube
  43. 43. Grade Six - Global Connections @zbpipe
  44. 44. Grade Seven/Eight - Class Branding @glassbeed
  45. 45. Beaver Country Day School - mashUp
  46. 46. EC&I 831 -Non-Credit
  47. 47. pay attention to ...
  48. 48. Access
  49. 49. Ubiquity
  50. 50. Real Time Web
  51. 51. RT Search
  52. 52. RT Collaboration
  53. 53. RT Streaming
  54. 54. Social Reading
  55. 55. Trusted Groups
  56. 56. New Roles for Educators
  57. 57. Professional Identities
  58. 58. Professional Development Gone Wild!
  59. 59. Thinning Walls Private Public Closed Open
  60. 60. The Big Ideas • The future of learning is open, connected, & social. • Learning networks redefine how knowledge is created, distributed & controlled. • Meaningful learning can be fostered through informal learning networks.
  61. 61. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore web: couros.ca twitter: courosa google: couros alec.couros@uregina.ca

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