internet Internet Private net Partner net Worker/ learner Co-creating knowledge Consuming knowledge Conversation Searching Customers, partners Learnscaping Learnscape
Participatory Education Future of Education June 7, 2007
Ingredients Entrepreneurial learners Informal learning Participatory web Learning for what? What dish are we preparing?
Homo Zappiens Active processors of information Skilled problem solvers Effective communicators Network with friends See school as largely irrelevant Want control of what they do Short attention span, hyperactivity Learns via human and technical networks Homo zappiens are digital School is analog
Free range learners Free-range learners choose how and what they learn. Self-service is less expensive and more timely than the alternative. Informal learning has no need for the busywork, chrome, and bureaucracy that accompany typical corporate training. Less is more.
Participatory web culture ACTIVE PASSIVE Courses, workshops Relationships, conversation Content mandated by others’ perception of need Content defined by learner’s perception of need Event focus Process focus instructor-driven learner-driven School culture: Push Web 2.0 culture: Pull
<ul><li>“Communities of practice are the shop floor of human capital, the place where the stuff gets made.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Stewart </li></ul>
Lab Storyteller Lounge Discussion Forum Classroom
Lab Storyteller Lounge Discussion Forum Classroom Web 2.0 Media player Skype Threaded discussion Wiki Community site & IM Blogs Collaboration tools Web
Learning for what? <ul><li>Address complex and fuzzy problems </li></ul><ul><li>Provide multiple perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying relevance (Making connections) </li></ul><ul><li>Join in conversation and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt to accelerating change </li></ul><ul><li>Making sense of the world </li></ul>