WE ARE THE WEB:
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
Everything is on-line!
El tiempo pasa... 2000-2008
e-learning model for Sagrado en Línea
Congreso Puertorriqueño de Web e-ducación
Research on Innovación in Education (with J.
Meléndez, A. Castro, J. Sánchez y C. Betancourt)
¡Moodle in Puerto Rico (2004-05)!
Proyect e-learning Manifesto
APAD, President (apad.ac.pr)
We are the Web!
Users provide for contents
1.Introduction: Web 2.0
Program for TRIO
What should education try to do?
Humans Will Not
Survive the Century
-Robert Caillau (CERN), 2006
The Web: Fundamental
(Suter 2005), not just a
Real education ...is about learning to live and
learning to make a living (John Adams), an idea
that between the late 1700s and
today. High schools and universities have simply
failed to teach what needs to be taught. This
will change in 2009.
Predictions 2009, 2
As free and open learning becomes the
norm for millions of learners around the globe, high
schools, universities, and corporate training centers
will need to adjust their policies, procedures,
and philosophies related to teaching and learning.
If not, it may be time to say goodbye to many of
them in 2009.
Jean Paul Lyotard (1979): miniaturization and
commercialization of machines would
was acquired, classiﬁed, made
available and exploited”.
Effects of technology & the Web
Technology enables modalities such as
constructivism, etc. (Norman & Spohrer
transformation of the
teaching-learning process (Hannaﬁn 2003)
“...we must assume the technology of online
learning will produce learning systems of
a blended nature that are far
better than the prior 'gold standard' of
the face-to-face class.
As a beneﬁcial side effect, distinctions
will blur between traditional
learning and distance learning.” (Hiltz &
The Web is not being used at the
max of its innovation capability;
It’s used to “reformulate what is
already familiar” (Alan Kay)
A new territory
The limits of my
language are the
limits of my world
The education we want
Una educación desde la cuna hasta la tumba,
inconforme y reﬂexiva, que nos inspire un nuevo
modo de pensar y nos incite a descubrir quienes somos
en una sociedad que se quiera más a sí misma, que
aproveche al máximo nuestra creatividad
inagotable y conciba una ética-y tal vez una estética-
para nuestro afán desaforado y legítimo de
- Gabriel García Márquez
The education we want, 2
Papert, Minsky & Kay (2005):
The key educational task is to make
powerful ideas and passionate interests.
Teach to think deeply
Teach to think rigorously
The student 2.0 must change role: from
information consumer to prosumer -
producer & consumer at once...
Critical Analisys / new media interpretation
Change from information overload to
The issues and possibilities being created
by 2.0 technologies
Compel us to RETHINK (see
Wesch!) many ideas... education,
copyright, knowledge, access, ...
In the HOPE changes be produced...
At last a simple, accessible, freeing
technology. WE ALL may:
Edit a video, compose & play music, edit
Install programs & experiment w/ them...
Ideas ﬂow freely. A Renaissance 2.0?
Web 2.0: Infrastructure of possibilities
We are the
Puerto Rico 35
Costa Rica 35.7
TV, typewriters, memos
Videogames, computers, e-mail
The situation (1)
-D. Oblinger, Educause
Leon Botstein: “It overwhelms you with too
much information, much of which is
hopelessly unreliable or beside the
It is a very sad thing that
nowadays there is so little
Who’s going to organize all this
…is the most
Problem of content
200% courses in LMS’s
work as content holders
… Edu Tech is just the
Maniﬁesto de Cartagena,
Simón Bolívar 1812
Communist Manifesto, Karl
Marx & Frederick Engels
Surrealist Manifesto, André
A manifesto is a public declaration of
principles and intentions (Wikipedia)
Learning doesn’t happen in a flash.
It is a difficult (social) process.
Reflection, work, Slow Food
Learning doesn’t “happen” in the
classroom and cannot be
The Web as a fundamental
educational platform (Suter 2005).
Ecology of media
quot;Las herramientas hay que
pensarlas siempre dentro de una
ecología de los medios: están
todas implicadas entre sí.”
Role of computer/nets/social software
quot;Computers won't begin to have a real
impact on education until they are seen as
the message rather than the
medium. Computers ought not be a
new means of producing a slide show.”
Find ways that “encourage
wholeness within the practice of everyday
Move education from cultures of
materialization and fast knowledge”.
-Geetha Narayanan (2006)