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  • "Discussing the  War  in a Paris Café",  The Illustrated London News 17 September 1870
  • Prise de la Bastille , by Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houel
  • Canadian School of Public Service

    1. 1. The role of new media in learning and vocational education George Siemens March 31, 2011 Ottawa, Canada SPSC-EFPC
    2. 2. Social media?
    3. 3. <ul><li>New media is not that new </li></ul>
    4. 4. http://www.scribd.com/doc/48586092/KPCB-Top-10-Mobile-Trends
    5. 5. Blurring the physical and virtual worlds (blame mobile devices)
    6. 6. Social/new media platforms produce fewer winners <ul><li>Facebook integrates all </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>The winners become the platforms </li></ul>
    7. 8. More is different, but not new 1550-1750 http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_the_history_of_ideas/toc/jhi64.1.html
    8. 9. The Structure of Information
    9. 10. Eppler & Mengis, 2004
    10. 11. http://www.disconnectere.com/
    11. 12. What has new media really done? <ul><li>Speed: development, access, flow </li></ul><ul><li>Scale: how many people can talk to each other </li></ul><ul><li>New connections: social & information </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships: (power & control) </li></ul>
    12. 13. Corona virus: Global, networked Knowledge Growth
    13. 15. What’s now possible <ul><li>Mashups </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of limitations of physical space </li></ul><ul><li>(Barry Wellman: Glocalization) </li></ul><ul><li>Participation & contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest impact: making things explicit </li></ul>
    14. 16. Will what this did for the development of logic…
    15. 17. Will social, mobile, local media do for development of intention/emotion?
    16. 18. Each new node amplifies the value of the entire network, but produces lock-in
    17. 22. <ul><li>Canadian Federal Election, 2011 </li></ul>
    18. 23. The real impact of social media is not what it allows us to do. Instead it’s the insight it gives us into ourselves as individuals and groups/communities/networks.
    19. 24. What role does new media play in learning? <ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Alters who sets the pace and tone </li></ul><ul><li>Who has access </li></ul><ul><li>Power & control </li></ul><ul><li>Global learning </li></ul>
    20. 25. Organizations use information to do things… how information flows and the external context in which it is applied determines the media needed
    21. 26. Participate in the prominent channels of discourse that define an era
    22. 27. Bounded spaces – need for identity creation and exploration
    23. 28. The Landing
    24. 29. All of these produce data trails – which is the real point
    25. 30. Black box  Glass box
    26. 31. http://research.uow.edu.au/learningnetworks/seeing/snapp/index.html
    27. 33. <ul><li>https://tekri.athabascau.ca/dr_seminar </li></ul><ul><li>(June 20-24, 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>www.elearnspace.org/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Facebook/Quora: gsiemens </li></ul>

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