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Conole Ilta


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Conole Ilta

  1. 1. Innovating into the future: sharing and discussing 2.0 Gráinne Conole, Open University, UK Launch of the ILTA website 1/10/09 More info, slides and references: / cloud/view/2392 11190_3_JLB%20PREFERRED%20External %20Image%201000px%20wide.jpg
  2. 2. Converging practices <ul><li>Modern technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Modern pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 practices </li></ul><ul><li>Location aware technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation & customisation </li></ul><ul><li>Second life/ immersive worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Google it! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Expert badges” , World of warcraft </li></ul><ul><li>User- generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging, peer critiquing </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>From individual to social </li></ul><ul><li>Contextualised and situated learning </li></ul><ul><li>Personalised learning </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry learning </li></ul><ul><li>Peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed cognition </li></ul>
  3. 3. Paradoxes New technologies offer new pedagogical opportunities Potential for reuse with Open Educational Resources Liberating learning beyond formal structures Open Educational Resources Little evidence of reuse Array of technologies Not fully exploited New pedagogies New learning models
  4. 4. Sharing: Cloudworks Changing practices through use of social networking Many repositories of good practice, but little impact Blogging Facebook Twitter Slideshare Flckr Youtube Commenting Live commentary Tagging RSS feeds Embedding Following
  5. 5. Cloudworks: Harnessing web 2.0
  6. 6. Key concepts Clouds: Learning & teaching ideas Design or case studies Tools or resources Questions or problems Cloudscapes: Conferences Workshops Course team Student cohort Research theme Project
  7. 9. User profile
  8. 10. Activity stream
  9. 11. Features <ul><li>Dynamic list of clouds + new comments </li></ul><ul><li>Comments on clouds + cloudscapes </li></ul><ul><li>Can “follow” people + cloudscapes </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds of cloudscapes + people </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding: pictures, video, presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter feeds for people +cloudscapes </li></ul><ul><li>Email alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Activity streams </li></ul>
  10. 12. Emergent patterns of use <ul><li>Events: conferences and workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ALT-C conference , 8-11 th September 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussions: Flash debates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is Twitter killing blogging? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eliciting expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature review of educational technologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggregating resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>En Rumbo Spanish course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. Conclusions <ul><li>Motivation : helping teachers/designers make more innovative use of technologies to create better learner experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Approach : development of a range of resources, tools, methods and events to support this </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-base and agile development : on-going evaluation and reflection to enhance understanding and drive future developments </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection : How effective is this? Where to next? Is it transferable? How “open” can we really expect teachers/learners to be? </li></ul>