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  1. 1. Connected Learning #etmooc - January 20 - February 2, 2013
  2. 2. #etmooc
  3. 3. introductions
  4. 4. memories of media past
  5. 5. what are your memories of (media, information, educational) technology?
  6. 6. Handheld
  7. 7. Multi-Player
  8. 8. Piracy
  9. 9. Adaptation
  10. 10. Personalization
  11. 11. Troubleshooting
  12. 12. Mobile
  13. 13. Edtech
  14. 14. Edtech
  15. 15. Wealth of Human Knowledge
  16. 16. Convergence Ubiquity
  17. 17. significant shifts atoms <-----> bits scarcity <-----> abundance consuming <-----> creating individuals <-----> networks control <-----> freedom
  18. 18.
  19. 19.
  20. 20. photographed by George Couros
  21. 21.
  22. 22. "To immortalize this moment ... the girl seems to forget the original pleasure."
  23. 23. (making sense of) connected learning
  24. 24. how should we, as teachers and learners, respond to this highly connected, information-rich reality?
  25. 25.
  26. 26. Free & Open Source
  27. 27. How Knowledge is Controlled “given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow” (Linus’ Law, Raymond 1997)
  28. 28. human thought/ideas human language source code high-level language (e.g. C++, Java, PERL) low-level language (assembly language) code irretrievable machine code (binary)
  29. 29. Sharing
  30. 30. On Sharing ... “it’s about overcoming the inner 2 year old in you that screams mine, mine, it’s mine.” (Wiley, TEDxNYED, 2010)
  31. 31. Leveraging Networks “Open source software communities are one of the most successful -- and least understood -- examples of high performance collaboration and community building on the Internet today.” (Kim, 2003)
  32. 32. Networked Affordances
  33. 33. Social Networking Services
  34. 34. Six Degrees of Separation “the idea that everyone is on average six steps away, by way of introduction, from another person in the world.”
  35. 35. Strength of Weak Ties “There is strength in weak ties. Our acquaintances, not our friends, are potentially our greatest source of new ideas and information.” (paraphrased from Gladwell, 2010)
  36. 36. Where Good Ideas Come From “The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.” (Steven Johnson, 2010)
  37. 37. “Chance favors the connected mind” ~ Stephen Johnson @npyrini @elenelli
  38. 38. networks 1. as mechanisms: enable communication & collaboration in ways that were once impossible. 2. for inspiration: connect us to new ideas & expand our thinking & potential for innovation. * ‘us’ meaning those who are increasingly literate
  39. 39. Leveraging Networks
  40. 40. “For Unleashing the Ideavirus, Godin released the entire eBook on the Internet for free, which led to eventual publishing deals in 41 countries and a public speaking career.”
  41. 41. “... it would be an album only heard by playing the songs.”
  42. 42. Crowdsourcing
  43. 43. “the song intentionally lacked a copyright so that people would be encouraged to create their own online parodies, in essence their own "XYZ Style"”
  44. 44. PLNs/PLEs
  45. 45. what is a PLN?
  46. 46. “A key to transformation is for the teaching profession to establish innovation networks that capture the spirit and culture of hackers - the passion, the can-do, collective sharing.” ~ Hargreaves, 2003
  47. 47. see: “Principles of Connectivism”
  48. 48. @langwitches
  49. 49. @langwitches
  50. 50. @langwitches
  51. 51. Stylianos Mystikidas
  52. 52. Michael Paskevicius
  53. 53. @sleslie
  54. 54. “A rhizomatic plant has no centre and no defined boundary; rather, it is made up of a number of semi- independent nodes, each of which is capable of growing and spreading on its own, bounded only by the limits of its habitat. (~Dave Cormier)
  55. 55. social learning
  56. 56. shifts in edtech Group growth Individual growth Objectivism Cognitivism Constructivism (Leinonen) (Schwier) Social Learning
  57. 57. “To answer your question, I did use Youtube to learn how to dance. I consider it my ‘main’ teacher.” “10 years ago, street dance was very exclusive, especially rare dances like popping (the one I teach and do). You either had to learn it from a friend that knew it or get VHS tapes which were hard to get. Now with Youtube, anyone, anywhere in the world can learn previously ‘exclusive’ dance styles.”
  58. 58. slide by Dean Shareski
  59. 59. Informal Learning • “Informal learning is a significant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning.” • George Siemens
  60. 60. “A New Culture of Learning” • “The new culture of learning actually comprises two elements. The first is a massive information network that provides almost unlimited and resources to learn about anything. @douglast The second is a bounded and structured environment that allows @jseelybrown unlimited agency to build and experiment with things within those boundaries.” (2011)
  61. 61. slide by Dean Shareski
  62. 62. slide by Dean Shareski
  63. 63. slide by Dean Shareski
  64. 64. concluding thoughts
  65. 65. (Joichi Ito)
  66. 66. “The developed world is in the midst of a paradigm shift both in the ways in which people and institutions are connected. It is a shift from being bound up in homogenous “little boxes” to surfing life through diffuse, variegated @barrywellman social networks.” (2002)
  67. 67. blog fodder
  68. 68. Thinking Points •What does my PLE/PLN look like? How can I share it? •How important is connected learning? Why? •Is it possible for our classrooms and institutions to support this kind of learning? If so, how? •What skills and literacies are necessary for connected learning? How do we develop these? •What are limits of openness in regards to privacy & vulnerability? Are we creating or worsening a digital divide? •How do we expand this conversation? •Your questions?
  69. 69. join me in the the first ever MOOC-enabled lip dub?
  70. 70. song nominations?
  71. 71. process
  72. 72. “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” ~Tagore @courosa