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The Creative and the Curious: When learners roam free


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Keynote presentation from the EDEN Research Workshop, KU Leuven, Belgium, 22 October 2012

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The Creative and the Curious: When learners roam free

  1. 1. Keynote Presentation for the EDEN Research Workshop, KU Leuven, Belgium, October 2012!The Creative and the Curious:When learners roam free!!Helen KeeganNational Teaching Fellow, Higher Education AcademySenior Lecturer, University of Salford, MediaCity UK
  2. 2. New Spaces, New Pedagogies Blurring boundaries: -  Learners -  Educators -  Experts -  Institutions -  Disciplines ECOSYSTEM:   ISSUES  AND   CHALLENGES   Transdisciplinarity in Networked Spaces (Burnett 2011) ‘Epistemological reboot’ (Balsamo 2011) Open, Social, Mobile, Networked, Responsive, Flexible
  3. 3. Identities
  4. 4. PHOTO  SLIDESHOW  Produsage
  5. 5. DisciplinesPHOTO  SLIDESHOW  
  6. 6. #
  7. 7. Flexibility, openness and designing for changeCourses as hashtags #cck08 #change11 #ds106
  8. 8. Networked Creativity: International Collaborations
  9. 9. #ELVSS12 - Entertainment Lab for the Very Small Screen
  10. 10. #ELVSS12 - Example student planning Google doc/dialogue
  11. 11. #ELVSS12 Example !tutor docs
  12. 12. #ELVSS12!Student hangouts
  13. 13. #ELVSS12 Tutor-student hangouts
  14. 14. Networks and the Power of the Hashtag
  15. 15. Modelling network and media literacies Using Instagram and Twitter to connect ‘live’ with #psvtam and #mscsm students from AoIR Internet Research conference Demonstrating network connections; modeling behaviours@nancybaym feat. @solobasssteve at #ir12, 12 Oct 2011
  16. 16. The Eureka Moment
  17. 17. Leading to…
  18. 18. NegotiatedCurriculum
  19. 19. Driven by learner interests (19 Oct 2011)
  20. 20. Serendipity,Opportunity
  21. 21. 20 Oct 2011
  22. 22. @cogdog skyping into class from U.S. Storybox     h9p:// storybox/    Telling us about his Storybox project - 21 Oct 2011
  23. 23. #mscsm watching on the small screenFascinated - 21 Oct 2011
  24. 24. Thanks @cogdog!Reactions from students on Twitter - 21 Oct 2011
  25. 25. Opening up the processes ofknowledge creation
  26. 26. Crowdsourcing lecture notes - #iCollab11
  27. 27. Opening up the classroomUndergraduate  student  a9ending    Postgraduate  class  à        Ex-­‐student  a9ending    Postgraduate  class  à        Mobile  learning:  learners    are  mobile     à      UG/PG: ex/current students: on/off campus
  28. 28. Mobile Creativity“Travelling on trains gives metime to shape ideas”@ugfl – 2nd Year student
  29. 29. Digital literacies, digital citizenship Attention Critical thinking/filtering Participation Collaboration Network smarts (Rheingold, 2012)
  30. 30. Digital Identity, ownership, autonomy
  31. 31. Connections are key, BUTHOW can we to move from active to passive?HOW to move beyond target-driven behaviours?HOW to ‘reboot’ our learners?
  32. 32. A tale of curiosity, mystery and intrigue
  33. 33. Alternate Reality GamesPARALLEL WORLDSocial learningProblem solvingActive learningCollaborationTeamworkWeb literacy‘Crap detection’
  34. 34. Curiosity, Mystery, Intrigue – and Assessment VERSUS: “I’m paying X amount per year” “I just want a first”Transformative learning(Mezirow 1978) “What do I need to do to get a first?”
  35. 35. Hugh Garry and the 4 themes Elements  of  the  crea^ve  process:     CURIOSITY   COLLECTING  IDEAS   CONNECTING   GETTING  YOUR  WORK  OUT  THERE    
  36. 36. #PSVTAMBSc Professional Sound and Video TechnologyAdvanced Multimedia (n=30) •  Digital identity •  Remix culture •  Copyright, licensing, ethics •  Participatory media production •  Mobile phone filmmaking •  Transmedia storytelling •  Critical media literacies
  37. 37. Go Beyond! Dig Deep!Question Everything!
  38. 38. The Game How  to  get  from    Week   TOPIC                  HERE  Week  1   Digital  Iden^ty/Online  Presence    Week  2   Remix  Culture/Par^cipatory  Culture    Week  3   Copyright,  licensing,  ethics    Week  4   Networks  and  Openness    Week  5   Huey  –  Guest  Lecture    Week  6   Transmedia/digital  storytelling    Week  7   Pocket  Cinema    Week  8   Mobile  Film  Project    Week  9   Mobile  Film  Project    Week  10   Mobile  Film  Project    Week  11   THE  REVEAL  (BBC  Big  Screen)    Week  12   BBC  Big  Screen  (2nd  showing)                          To  HERE?  
  39. 39. 91211
  40. 40. VIDEO: Down the Rabbit-hole
  41. 41. Quotes from Tweets: “I’m so scared” “This is creepy” “I’m getting worried about this” “Serious data protection implications” “I have a red hot poker ready…”
  42. 42. Email (fire fighting)Hi  all,    Thanks  to  you  lot  and  your  detec^ve  work  (and  geing  me  his  email  address  ;)  I’ve  just  made  contact  with  the  mysterious  Rufi  Franzen.    Firstly,  you’ll  be  relieved  to  know  that  you  have  nothing  to  worry  about  in  terms  of  data  security  –  there  have  been  no  breaches  of  security.  I  can’t  say  any  more  at  the  moment  as  I’ve  been  sworn  to  secrecy,  so  I  need  you  to  trust  me  on  this.    What  I  do  know  is  that  this  is  going  somewhere  good  –  amazing  in  fact.  I  don’t  know  much  more  at  this  stage,  and  I’m  not  sure  I’m  going  to  be  told.  Anyway,  let’s  chat  about  it  tomorrow  –  remember  the  feedback  session  3-­‐5  in  3.34!    See  you  tomorrow.  This  is  crazy  –  but  ace.  Helen    
  43. 43. Learners driving the curriculum
  44. 44. Solving puzzles, cracking codes
  45. 45. WHERE ✔ WHEN ✔ WHY ✖
  46. 46. On the eve of the reveal…•  Live Q+A “Best  TV  programme  I’ve  watched  in  ages!”  (James)  
  47. 47. Charles Leadbeater
  48. 48. 9.12.11
  49. 49. VIDEO: The Big Screen
  50. 50. The Reveal: Reactions
  51. 51. So was it worth the risk?   “Just  so  pleased  to  have   been  involved  in  this  ARG,   “this  is  something  I’ll  never   Rufi  will  live  forever!”   forget”   “Today  I  realized  just  how     amazing  the  small  things   in  life  can  be.  Yes,  this  is  a   massive  cliché  but,  yes,  it   “It  was  incredible,  we  all   is  true!”   watched  in  the  rain  as   passers  by  watched  the   “This  was  a  fantas^c  learning   work  we  had  created,   experience;  The  intrigue,  the   broadcast  on  a  huge  screen   teamwork,  the  puzzle  solving;   in  one  of  the  most  famous   Everyone  who  has  taken  part  in   ci^es  in  the  world.   the  process  has  brought  their   own  theories  and  ideas,   everyone  has  helped  solve  a   li9le  bit  of  the  puzzle.”   “I  wanna  do  it  again!”  
  52. 52. Transformations “I  will     always  remember  Rufi,  and   the  way  it  has  forced  me  to   think  about  certain  things.     “You  now  have  me  pouring  over   I’d  love  this  way  of  teaching   all  the  blogs.  The  subtlety  and   to  become  a  permanent   deliciousness  of  this  game  and   fixture  in  our  educa^on   how  you  all  dealt  with  each   system  (I’ve  just  wri9en   issue  on  a  day  to  day  basis  is   1200  words  on  a  Friday   staggering…  it  is  good  to  know   night  for  God’s  sake,  and   that  I  played  a  part  in  possibly   it’s  not  even  for  an   the  greatest  thing  I  have  ever   assignment!)”   been  exposed  to…”  
  53. 53. "Education either functions as an instrument which isused to facilitate integration of the younger generationinto the logic of the present system and bring aboutconformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, themeans by which men and women deal critically andcreatively with reality and discover how to participate inthe transformation of their world."  ! Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of the Oppressed)
  54. 54. The Creative and the Curious:When learners roam freeHelen KeeganNational Teaching Fellow, Higher Education AcademySenior Lecturer, University of Salford, MediaCity UKTwitter: @heloukeeBlog: