Informal Learning • “Informal learning is a signiﬁcant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning.” •George Siemens http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm
The greatest digital divide is between those who can read and write with media, and those who cant. Elizabeth Dalycc licensed flickr photo by jayRaz: http://flickr.com/photos/shnakepup/2935979173/ 38
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
On Digital Video • “Ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending videoStephen Downes communication today.
Challenges of Participatory Culture “How do we ensure that every child has access to skills and experiences need to become a full participant in the social, cultural, economic, and political future of our society?”Henry Jenkins