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Putting technology on trial - SLAV conference


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Technology offers incredible opportunities to transform the way the library sector skills itself and the learning for the community. Technology often defines our comfort with change and our ability to adapt. This session will explore the ways in technology has shifted the balance of the expert, but not the role of wisdom. To foster new opportunities for engagement and communication, libraries must grapple with a legacy and empower people to find where innovation and risk meet.

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Putting technology on trial - SLAV conference

  1. 1. Putting technology on trial SLAV 2012
  2. 2. Your ‘expert’Hamish P–2
  3. 3. Two large stones Lessons Information Perception Influence Vision P–3
  4. 4. COMPASS of technology integration BE wise NavigationBE resourceful Wherever Experts BE engaged Skills BE flexible P–4
  5. 5. Navigation – BE wise Systems Absorption Expulsion Propulsion Ripples P–5
  6. 6. Navigation – BE wise – Systems: Osmos P–6
  7. 7. Navigation – BE wise Libraries 50 Information. Inspiration. Ideas 40 Inspiration service provider 30 20 Innovation = risk 10 0 Libraries P–7
  8. 8. Navigation – BE wise Information Scarcity - simplicity Complexity - chaos Exponential pathways No end to learning
  9. 9. Information gapTASKTell the person next to you something you thinkthey don’t know, but need to. P–9
  10. 10. The Fifth Discipline “The more you learn, the more acutely aware you become of your ignorance.” Peter Senge P–10
  11. 11. The Fifth Discipline The 5 1. Systems thinking 2. Personal mastery 3. Mental models 4. Building shared vision 5. Team learning
  12. 12. The Fifth Discipline Insights about experts Openness to learning more New ways of thinking Deeply inquisitive “Today’s problems come from yesterday’s solutions.”
  13. 13. “Sagacity…the intelligentapplication of knowledgeacquired from years of learningand experience.” Brian Caldwell
  14. 14. Navigation – BE wise Apophenia ‘Making connections where none previously existed’ - Danah Boyd Seeing meaningful patterns or connections P–14
  15. 15. Weapons of Mass Instruction John Taylor Gatto Production and consumption “…help kids take an education rather than merely receive schooling.” “Problems encountered outside school walls are treated as peripheral when in truth they are always central.” P–15
  16. 16. Navigation – BE wise Open-source teaching Teachers pay teachers MOOCs User pays User wisdom P–16
  17. 17. Skills – BE flexible Learning & literacy Shaping minds Reflecting curiosity Critical thinking Creative thinking Time P–17
  18. 18. Skills – BE flexible Aust. Curriculum Intercultural understanding Ethical behaviour Social capability Rethinking failure P–18
  19. 19. Skills – BE flexible Teachers do not need more tools – you are the carpenters of learning. Build and create. P–19
  20. 20. Skills – Challenges or opportunities?
  21. 21. Skills – BE flexible Search amateurs vs. experts AND Search knowing it exists AUTHENTICATION Search knowing if it exists VERIFICATION 100 Time Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars: Online Universities
  22. 22. Skills – BE flexible
  23. 23. Skills – BE flexible P–23
  24. 24. Experts – BE engaged An expert is reading reacting repeating reflecting
  25. 25. Experts – BE engaged Kids as experts? Relationships Creativity Success Digital natives P–25
  26. 26. Experts – BE engaged Networks Connections Collectives Authorship & authority DECENTRALISED P–26
  27. 27. Experts – BE engaged P–27
  28. 28. Experts – BE engaged P–28
  29. 29. A New Culture of Learning John Seely-Brown The web is a participatory medium Constantly changed & shaped by participation Vast resources: motivation & boundaries Imagination P–29
  30. 30. Experts – BE engaged Not just kids Hanging out Messing around Geeking out P–30
  31. 31. Wherever – BE resourceful Technology on trial Open-mind Knowledge Play Internet Archive: 1m. torrents The Internet Map P–31
  32. 32. Wherever – BE resourceful Gamer’s goals Improve Diversity Solve Fun Risk P–32
  33. 33. Wherever – BE resourceful Replay and refine Experimental Reward, recognition Integrated experiences Augmented experiences ‘Books aren’t dead. They’ve just gone digital.’ P–33
  34. 34. Putting libraries on trial “A funny thing happened on the way to its predicted obsolescence. The library became more popular than ever.” “They come to study. They come to work together. They come to use technology they can’t carry around. They come here to consult with experts, with librarians.” Mark Lamster, re: NYPL P–34
  35. 35. Orbiting the Giant Hairball “…sweet dividends of prudent ingenuity.” Gordon Mackenzie P–35
  36. 36. Putting technology on trial Relationshift Technology is the weapon of mass (differentiated) instruction Mimicry is also inspiration Expert acknowledges the creativity of the crowd New evolving from old Two large stones: find your compassGoyte – Somebodies – YouTube Orchestra