Rethinking Teaching & Learning
in a Networked Reality
Dr. Alec Couros
January 2010
ECMP 355
Who is this guy?
My Blog, My Hub
Photo Sharing
Video Sharing
Social Network Services
Content Sharing
Copyleft
“Web 2.0 tools that might allow academics to reflect
  and reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools
  might positivel...
social networks & media
Social Networks
•   redefine communities,
    friends, citizenship,
    identity, presence, privacy,
    publics, geography...
A Connected Reality
Old World Networks
Mario Couros
Mediated Reality
Twitter in 60 Seconds
Each technology
    creates a new
    environment.

 The old environment
 becomes content for
the new environment.

 The e...
David Wiley
               (Brigham Young University)


                                  Then      vs     Now

          ...
David Wiley
               (Brigham Young University)


                              Education vs Everyday

             ...
The Way We Were
Rise of the PLN
trust
easy trust
humankind is mostly good
View on Society?
“Some of the comments on
           Youtube make you weep for the
            future of humanity, just for the
           ...
The Web as Random Acts of Kindness
                  (TED Talk)



      @zittrain
                       •   Technical in...
The Machine is (Changing) Us
          (Personal Democracy Forum)



                 • Inspired by McLuhan’s “We shape
  ...
Heroes for our Mediated Culture
educators and trust
via @mcleod
via @shareski
i can haz internetz
learners and trust
Living & Learning with Social Media
                           (Penn State address)



Teens are not connecting in the
way...
“Kyle Doyle is not going
                                   to work today, f*** it,
                                      ...
Bassman_Sean
                (Scotland)



                             • Scottish teen who
                             p...
Sociality
Disruptive Forms
in practice
Grade One - Expert Visits




                            @kathycassidy
Grade Five - Choir on Youtube
Grade Six - Global Connections




                             @zbpipe
Grade Seven/Eight - Class Branding




                              @glassbeed
Beaver Country Day School - mashUp
EC&I 831 -Non-Credit
pay attention to ...
Access
Ubiquity
Real Time Web
RT Search
RT Collaboration
RT Streaming
Social Reading
Trusted Groups
New Roles for Educators
Professional Identities
Professional Development Gone Wild!
Thinning Walls




Private          Public

Closed            Open
The Big Ideas
    • The future of learning is open,
    connected, & social.

    • Learning networks redefine
    how know...
Don’t limit a child to your
own learning, for he was born
  in another time. ~Tagore




      web: couros.ca
     twitter...
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Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality

  1. 1. Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality Dr. Alec Couros January 2010 ECMP 355
  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. David Wiley (Brigham Young University) Then vs Now Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  19. 19. David Wiley (Brigham Young University) Education vs Everyday Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  20. 20. The Way We Were
  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. educators and trust
  31. 31. via @mcleod
  32. 32. via @shareski
  33. 33. i can haz internetz
  34. 34. learners and trust
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. “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.”
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. Sociality
  39. 39. Disruptive Forms
  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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