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Smart Cities and Personal Learning Environments


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Opening address a.k.a. chaotic (un)Keynote presentation for the PLE Conference (Berlin) 2013

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Smart Cities and Personal Learning Environments

  1. 1. Smart Cities and Personal Learning Environments Learning and Diversity in Cities of the Future
  2. 2. Collaborative ‘unkeynote’ Helen Keegan @heloukee Max Schleser @MaxMobile Dan Wagner @e_merging and YOU!
  3. 3. This session •  09:30-09:35 – Chat with Ilona Buchem •  09:35-09:45 – Helen intro/show vids (slide 5) •  09:45-09:50 – Max (24F24H) •  09:50-09:55 – Max Q’s/discussion •  09:55-10:00 – Dan (ELVSS) •  10:00-10:05 – Dan Q’s/discussion •  10:10-10:20 – Mobile Creativity •  10:20-10:30 – reconvene, view outputs, finish
  4. 4. What do you think our learning environments will look like in the cities of the future? What will we use them for? Google Doc here let’s share/crowdsource our thoughts!
  5. 5. Building Smarter Cities for a Smarter Planet “IBM can help build a sustainable and smarter city by using smart grids to improve healthcare systems, education systems, energy and utilities, transportation, public safety and economic development” watch?v=Vx0wEUA6bLM  
  6. 6. 20 Smart City Technologies for 2013 and Beyond h#p://­‐smart-­‐city-­‐technologies-­‐for-­‐2013-­‐and-­‐beyond/    
  7. 7. “The trouble with paternalists is that they want to make impossibly profound changes, and they choose impossibly superficial means for doing so.” (Jacobs, 2000)
  8. 8. Grassroots/citizen-led initiatives DAVE MEE of Manchester Madlab
  9. 9. UK Riots 2011
  10. 10. Smart Cities? Smart CITIZENS
  11. 11. “If you search on a combination of ‘Smart’, ‘Cities’ and ‘Community’ there are plenty of examples of the term ‘Smart City’ being used to promote different cities but far less of it being used to acknowledge proactive activities by or with real people.” Dave Carter – Head of MDDA modern-or-the-techno-empire-strikes-back/
  12. 12. Dan Hill - Manifesto “The city is its people. We don’t make cities in order to make buildings and infrastructure. We make cities in order to come together, to create wealth, culture, more people… Enter the smart citizens. … Despite the heavy, infrastructure-led visions of the systems integrators and IT corporations, the most interesting and productive use of contemporary technology in the city is here, literally in the hands of citizens.” instead.html#more
  13. 13. The whole city as a learning environment
  14. 14. •  Connecting •  Creating •  Collaborating •  Crowdsourcing MOBILE
  15. 15. Max Schleser 24 Frames 24 Hours
  16. 16. Dan Wagner Entertainment Labs for the Very Small Screen
  17. 17. Let’s Create! What do you think our learning environments will look like in the cities of the future? What will we use them for? Create a 15 second video using Instagram (could be a talking head, could be something more abstract) – upload with the following hashtag: #PLEconf13film
  18. 18. Please email your videos to: LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN PEOPLE! #pleconf = Active Citizens