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Toward Networked Literacies
Literacy GAINS Summer Camp
August 2010
Parry Sound Ontario

Dr. Alec Couros
me
my blog, my hub

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  1. Toward Networked Literacies Literacy GAINS Summer Camp August 2010 Parry Sound Ontario Dr. Alec Couros
  2. me
  3. my blog, my hub
  4. microblogging
  5. photosharing
  6. videosharing
  7. social networking services
  8. content sharing
  9. open teaching
  10. - our point of perspective as a learner, where our knowledge & experience is situated (to reveal what I am blind to or able to see). - our point of intersection through multiple why begin contexts, world views, personal & professional relationships. at “me”? (short version) - our point of privilege and access to knowledge & experience. - our point of power when forming, managing, and maintaining relationships. - our point of personalization as learning & memory are tied to emotion (my attempt to build my rapport and connection with you).
  11. “People donʼt buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” (Simon Sinek)
  12. shift
  13. “Tell me ... what it is I am educating and what sort of world we live in, and I will tell you what I am aiming at.” (Garforth, 1962)
  14. Knowledge
  15. Questions • what is k? • how is k acquired? • how do we know what we know? • why do we know what we know? • what do humans know? • who controls k? • how is k controlled?
  16. Free/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)
  17. Media
  18. connected reality
  19. Stats as of March 17/10 via Mashable
  20. 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 • 1 billion Youtube videos served daily. Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom
  21. Networks
  22. “Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st century.” (Rheingold, 2010)
  23. social networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. • networks form around shared interests & objects.
  24. crowd sourcing content
  25. real time collaboration
  26. issues
  27. Inappropriate Content
  28. http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/searchspy
  29. “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)
  30. Verifiability
  31. Identity
  32. “You are not Facebookʼs customer. you are the product that they sell to real customers - advertisers. Forget this at your peril.” (Greenberg, 2010, via tweet)
  33. Citizenship
  34. 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
  35. strategies/practice
  36. “...the set of abilities and skills where aural, visual, & digital overlap. These include the ability to understand the power of images & sounds, to recognize & use that power, to manipulate & transform them pervasively, & to easily adapt to new forms.” (New Media Consortium, 2005, on ʻnew literaciesʼ)
  37. - new media are texts - information is abundant - surge of multimodal/multimedia expression - authorship increasingly complex assumptions - social contexts collapsing (short version) - potential audience expanding - social connections important - technology tends to be deterministic - digital reputation management vital to citizenry - wayfinding, sensemaking, curation, participation, production vital to literacy
  38. danah boyd pay attention to ... •Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability. •Dynamics: invisible audiences, collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces @zephoria
  39. coding competence (the ability to decode texts) (Adapted from Four Resources Model, Freebody & Luke, 1990)
  40. semantic competence (the ability to make meaning) (Adapted from Four Resources Model, Freebody & Luke, 1990)
  41. pragmatic competence (functional literacy) (Adapted from Four Resources Model, Freebody & Luke, 1990)
  42. Professional Identities
  43. http://mediagirl.org/node/1535
  44. critical competence (ability to select, analyze & participate in texts) (Adapted from Four Resources Model, Freebody & Luke, 1990)
  45. “Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals.” (Trevelyan, 1942)
  46. human literacies
  47. “Literacies nourish each other. One literacy helps another to grow. Literacies contain each other and require each other.” (Sheridan, 2000)
  48. Michael Wesch • As we “move toward an environment of instant & infinite information ... we need to move from bring simple knowledgeable to knowledge-able.” • Youtube & other social media mitigate “connection without constraint”. In many cases this @mwesch leaves to “tremendously deep communities”.
  49. “Heroes for our Mediated Culture”
  50. “... the practice of freedom, the means by which men & women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world” (Freire, 1970)
  51. web: couros.ca twitter: courosa google: couros couros@gmail.com

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