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  1. 1. Technology and Humanity: Finding Points of Harmony in Teaching and Learning George Siemens November 12, 2010
  2. 2. What is at play here? What are the assumptions being made?
  3. 3. Source: Jon Dron, 2010: Learning Services Conference Presentation
  4. 4. Source: Jon Dron, 2010: Learning Services Conference Presentation
  5. 5. What does technology do well?
  6. 6. Technology: hard/structured/inflexible
  7. 7. Extends humanity physically
  8. 8. “Bicycle for the mind” (SteveJobs)
  9. 9. Sameness (reproducibility)
  10. 10. Scalability
  11. 11. http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-scott-over-35-hours-of-video.html
  12. 12. Standardizes
  13. 13. Systematizes
  14. 14. Extract patterns form large-scale data
  15. 15. Breakups (via status changes)
  16. 16. Shifts control (democratizes & solidifies power)
  17. 17. Source: Jon Dron, 2010: Learning Services Conference Presentation
  18. 18. Removes barriers
  19. 19. Creates Barriers $$ Skills Mindsets
  20. 20. What do people (social/soft systems) do well?
  21. 21. Social systems: flexible/adaptive/self- organizing/
  22. 22. Trust, belonging
  23. 23. Fluidity
  24. 24. Serendipity
  25. 25. Incorporating technology into learning process requires harmonization of attributes of soft/social systems with those of technological/structured systems
  26. 26. Content Can it be recorded? Repurposed? Change focus of class time: information interaction, not information provision
  27. 27. Why is this important? Control is valuable at certain stages and for certain tasks Flexibility increases prospect of random connections that lead to innovation
  28. 28. Social systems Permit flow, randomness, self-organization
  29. 29. Learning analytics Learner digital identity Profile Data trail Interaction patterns Mobiles Physical world data LMS/PLE/eportfolio Social network sites
  30. 30. Activity Streams
  31. 31. Role & skills of the educator Technical Experimentation Autonomy Creation Play Capacity for complexity
  32. 32. Structure of classrooms Global, open?
  33. 33. Open teaching & learning
  34. 34. Data trails
  35. 35. Explicitation of thoughts/our lives :: signaling what we are going to do in the future
  36. 36. Future analysis
  37. 37. Connectivism & Connective Knowledge 2008 Moodle Forum Analysis Week 
  38. 38. But this also applies to systems Standardized of instruction Complexity & adaptivity
  39. 39. Twitter/Facebook: gsiemens Newsletter: www.elearnspace.org Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference: https://tekri.athabascau.ca/analytics/

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