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I Am Disruptive - We Are Digital


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Reflections on the difference between disruptive capitalism and digital transformations. A fuller version of I Am Disruptive, Digital, adding in ideas from the online session with University of Salford and resolving them into a coherent presentation. Thanks to co-presenter Graham Attwell, organiser Chriss Nerantzi and technical guru Cristina Costa

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I Am Disruptive - We Are Digital

  1. 1. I Am Disruptive – We Are #Digital@fredgarnett
  2. 2. Learning is disruptive of education #Learning prepares you to cope with surprises Educationprepares you to cope with certainty @stephenheppell in the Future of Learning October 2012The future of learning in networked society
  3. 3. Disruption originates in economicsSchumpeterthinks disruption enables capitalism to renew itselfthrough continuous innovation &creativedestructionKondratieffThinks disruption is based on long-waveeconomic change over 50 years caused by key‘meta-technologies’ – the micro-processor wasinvented in 1971Surprise! We are now in the most disruptivephase of the impact of the micro-processorJoseph Schumpeter & Innovation
  4. 4. Disruption applied to educationClayton ChristensonA Harvard Professor thinks disruption is aboutrenewing the business model of education usinglearning technologies as‘disruptive innovations’New technologies enable university distancelearning delivery to scale, without challengingsubject-based pedagogy, providing a newbusiness model based onglobalisation&massificationDisruptive Innovations
  5. 5. Disruption applied to pedagogy Paolo Freire thinks it is about critical pedagogies re- enfranchising learners Cathy Davidson at HASTAC thinks it is about unlearning so we can relearn; This is your brain on the InternetPaolo Friere Critical Pedagogy Cathy Davidson Paradigm Shift; This is Your Brainon the Internet – Video
  6. 6. Disruption applied to knowledgeStephen Downesthinks it is connectivist knowledgeGeorge Siemensthinks it is MOOCsDave Cormierthinks it is RhizomesANDPutting Context into Knowledge
  7. 7. Disruption applied to hierarchies Level Responsibility Aim Strategic Senior Technical Enabling Managers Infrastructure Platform Staff Course Learning Learning Team Resources Ecology Students Students New Resource Union Technologies DiscoveryBy Technology Steward in Digital Habitats like @thomcochrane
  8. 8. Disruption applied to metaphors Fred GarnettMOOCS thinks it about inventing new metaphors so youRhizomes can design your own futureHeutagogyContextsEverything is a Metaphor
  9. 9. Challenging boundaries;Making Curricula, Organisation, Administration Liminal
  10. 10. Disruption From What? To What?
  11. 11. Disruption applied to EducationWhatDo youThink?
  12. 12. Disruption applied to EducationSo Disruption needs;New Distance Learning ResourcesNew Business ModelsGlobalisationCompetitionCapitalismYou!
  13. 13. Disruption applied to LearningDigital Disruption needs;Critical PedagogiesNew CollaborationsHuman-ScalePeer-to-PeerSocialUs!Smart Mobs + Everything is Miscellaneous = Here Comes Everybody
  14. 14. SURPRISE!