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Open & Collaborative Learning

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"Open & Collaborative Learning: How Social Networks are Transforming Education" - a presentation for Saskatoon Catholic Cyberschool.

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Open & Collaborative Learning

  1. 1. Open & Collaborative Learning How Social Networks Are Transforming Education Dr. Alec Couros March 2010 For Saskatoon Cyberschool
  2. 2. changes
  3. 3. context
  4. 4. Each technology creates a new environment. The effects of media come from their form not their content.
  5. 5. connected reality
  6. 6. quick 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 • 1 billion Youtube videos served daily. Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom
  7. 7. Stats as of March 17/10 via Mashable
  8. 8. David Wiley Then vs Now Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  9. 9. David Wiley Education vs Everyday Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  10. 10. danah boyd 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, collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private @zephoria spaces
  11. 11. Michael Wesch • 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 @mwesch “tremendously deep communities”.
  12. 12. enablers (for connected learning)
  13. 13. “A key to transformation F/OSS is for the teaching profession to establish Movement innovation networks that capture the spirit and culture of hackers - the passion, the can-do, collective sharing.” ~ ~Hargreaves
  14. 14. Free Tools
  15. 15. Open Content “describes any kind of creative work in a format that explicitly allows copying and modifying of its information by anyone, not exclusively by a closed organization, firm, or individual. (wikipedia)
  16. 16. Open Access “The aim of the open access movement is to make scientific and scholarly literature openly accessible to all users free of charge.” (open-access.net) open access is beginning to expand to conferences, courses, and other educational events
  17. 17. Ubiquity
  18. 18. Personal Learning Networks
  19. 19. that are enhanced by ...
  20. 20. Real-time search
  21. 21. Real-time collaboration
  22. 22. Real-time streaming ps22chorus.blogspot.com
  23. 23. that help to create ...
  24. 24. Disruptive media
  25. 25. Social Learning
  26. 26. Disruptive Education
  27. 27. practice
  28. 28. connecting educators
  29. 29. Grade 1 - Expert Visits @kathycassidy
  30. 30. Grade 5 - Choir on Youtube ps22chorus.blogspot.com
  31. 31. Grade 6 - Global Connections @zbpipe
  32. 32. Highschool - Youtube Channel @amhwrites
  33. 33. HigherEd - Open Courses eci831.wikispaces.com
  34. 34. Professional Identities
  35. 35. PD Gone Wild
  36. 36. Thinning Walls Private Public Closed Open
  37. 37. why this matters?
  38. 38. @willrich45
  39. 39. this is not going away social media provides engagement/motivation incredible possibilities for teaching and learning ethical responsibility of schools good teaching is shared & transparent
  40. 40. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore web: couros.ca twitter: courosa google: couros couros@gmail.com

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