Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality

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Slides from my keynote presentation at WESTCast 2011.

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Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality

  1. 1. Rethinking Teaching & Learningin a Networked RealityDr. Alec Couros - February 2011WESTCast
  2. 2. #westcast11 bit.ly/westcast11
  3. 3. email your weather photos to:red42means@photos.flickr.com subject: your location body: your name
  4. 4. who is this guy?
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3974469907/
  6. 6. The Blur
  7. 7. Digital Resident
  8. 8. course participants
  9. 9. Open Doctrine
  10. 10. i. context ii. inspirationsiii. the road ahead http://www.flickr.com/photos/luchilu/540711393/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  11. 11. context
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Access
  14. 14. Search
  15. 15. transition
  16. 16. Mobile Computing
  17. 17. Free & Open Content
  18. 18. FreeTools/Networks
  19. 19. Participatory Mediahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3256859352/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  20. 20. Pier 21, 1958
  21. 21. Dad
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  24. 24. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-scott-over-35-hours-of-video.html
  27. 27. restrictions
  28. 28. parents as pirates
  29. 29. contrived personalization
  30. 30. viral videos &unintentional fame
  31. 31. danah boydpay attention to ...•Properties: persistence,replicability, searchability,scalability, (de)locatability.•Dynamics: invisible audiences,collapsed contexts, blurring ofpublic & private spaces @zephoria
  32. 32. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg11glsBW4Y
  33. 33. intentional identity
  34. 34. Owing a domain name isabout claiming your pieceof the internet. You’re nolonger renting, you’re ahome owner. http://www.flickr.com/photos/35723943@N00/2379057597/
  35. 35. Digital Residency/Digital Portfolios
  36. 36. Best Job in the World
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. Networkshttp://www.flowtown.com/blog/the-2010-social-networking-map
  39. 39. Network Literacies • “Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st century.” (2010)Howard Rheingold
  40. 40. PoliticsHoward Rheingold http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
  41. 41. Services
  42. 42. Charity
  43. 43. Creative Projects
  44. 44. HumanConnections
  45. 45. So Why Not Education?Personal Learning Network
  46. 46. “networked learning is a process ofdeveloping and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way as to support one anotherʼs learning.” (Wikipedia)
  47. 47. connections
  48. 48. Crowdsourcing Example #1:Deconstructed
  49. 49. Crowdsourcing Example #2:Deconstructed
  50. 50. inspirations
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. Example #1: Transparent Walls @royanlee
  53. 53. Example #2: Publishing in the Open ps22chorus.blogspot.com
  54. 54. Example #3: Shared Global Experiences@langwitches @hdurnin @glassbeed
  55. 55. Example #4: Making It Relevant @danikabarker
  56. 56. Example #5: Meaningful Connections @courosa
  57. 57. Example #6: Rethinking Classroom Time @karlfisch
  58. 58. Example #7: PD Anytime, Anywhere
  59. 59. Example #8: New Ways of Knowing
  60. 60. Example #9: Connecting to Experts @kathycassidy
  61. 61. Example #10: Learning/Sharing in the Open @christianlong
  62. 62. there are thousands of examples but this is not the norm
  63. 63. the road ahead
  64. 64. 21st Century Learning• “What happens to traditional concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now learn anything, anywhere, anytime?” Will Richardson
  65. 65. Embrace Our Reality
  66. 66. Connect with Others
  67. 67. Create a Culture of Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/4802611949/
  68. 68. Let Go Of Controlhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/admitchell08/2574455073
  69. 69. ShiftPrivate PublicClosed Open
  70. 70. “We need to move beyond the idea that education is something that isprovided for us, and toward the ideathat an education is something that we create ourselves.” (Downes, 2010)
  71. 71. Don’t limit a child to yourown learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore http://couros.ca couros@gmail.com @courosa

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