“Web 2.0 tools exist that might allow academics to reﬂectand reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools might positively affect -- even transform - research, teaching, and service 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, Robelia, & Hughes, 2009)
“The Open Scholar is someone who makes theirintellectual processes digitally visible and who invites andencourages ongoing criticism of their work and secondary uses of any or all parts of it -- at any stage of its development.” (Burton, G., 2009)
“People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it.” (2010)@simonsinek
“72 hours of video are uploaded every minute.” “Over 3 billion hours of video are watched each month.”“Over 800 million unique users visit Youtube every month.” “More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month that the 3 major US networks created in 60 years.”
Free/Open Content “describes any kind of creative work in a format that explicitly allows copying and modifying of its information by anyone, notexclusively by a closed organization, ﬁrm, or individual.” (Wikipedia)
“Today knowledge is free. It’s like air, it’s like water... There’s no competitive advantage in knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.” (2012)@drtonywagner
Access to the world’s content anywhere, anytime is enough to create signiﬁcant changes in learning. Engagement, conversation, &transparency around the development & acquisition of knowledge is necessary.
shifts in edtech Group growth Individual growthObjectivism Cognitivism Constructivism(Leinonen) (Schwier) Social Learning
PLE: Tools, artefacts, processes, andconnections that allow learners to control and manage their learning.PLN: The sum of all human/social capital and connections that result from thedevelopment and facilitation of a personal learning environment.PLEs can be seen as a subset of PLNs.
Why Do Students Go to University? Content Degrees Social Life Support Services (Wiley, 2010)
Why Do Students Go to University? Twitter PLoS GCTWikipedia MCSE Google Scholar ACT OCW Content DegreesFlatworld K arXiv.org CNE CCNA Open Courses Badges Facebook Twitter Twitter Skype Social Life Support Services MySpace Yahoo! Answers MMOGs Quora ChaCha (Wiley, 2010)
“... heres the thing: the professional growth couldnthave happened without the personal interaction. It tooktime to build trust and to get to a place where I could be vulnerable. The random photographs, the silly tweets, the heated debates, the commentary on music and sports - these all led naturally to professional growth. I went online hoping to share some ideas. Instead, Ive found a community of teachers who I can share my life with.”
Networks aren’t about the tools and platforms you use, they will change as our communities grow. They are about connecting with others, developing relationships, supporting and mentoring, sharing, laughing, caring, encouraging and participating. Educators don’t need to feel isolated in their busy workplaces where transientconversations occur on the way to class and professional development is difﬁcult and expensive to organise. Wedon’t need to reinvent the wheel and feel reluctant to ask for help. Our voices can be heard beyond the noisy and sometimes threatening atmosphere of the staff room. Social networks matter.
This is what I know.This what I want to know. Help?
“To answer your question, I did use Youtube to learn how to dance. I consider it my ‘main’ teacher.” “10 years ago, street dance was very exclusive, especially rare dances like popping (the one I teach and do). You either had to learn it from a friend that knew it or get VHS tapes which were hard to get. Now with Youtube, anyone, anywhere in the world can learn previously ‘exclusive’ dance styles.”
“The developed world is in the midst of a paradigm shift both in the ways in which people and institutions are connected. It is a shift from being bound up in homogenous “little boxes” to surﬁng life through diffuse, variegated@barrywellman social networks.” (2002)