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  1. 1. Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth Plymouth University Learning in a Digital Age: Myth and Reality eLearning 2.0 Conference, Brunel University: June 8, 2012
  2. 2. Prague Airport 2012
  3. 3. Prague Airport 2012
  4. 4. Source: Kelly Hodgkins
  5. 5. So Me use >260 Million Sources from service providers and also >4 Billion views/day >60 hours/minute >90 Million
  6. 6. Worldwide ownership of mobile phones 5.9 Billion mobile accounts = 87% of population ?
  7. 7. Mobile game based learning
  8. 8. “We are becoming distributed beings. Mobile makes the trend more explicit.” - Mark Curtis (2005) The first mobile device
  9. 9. Connection ccSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010 Although the world’s media were in Berlin for Obama’s historic speech, each person in the crowd wanted to capture their own memories and share them with others.
  10. 10. “..we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.” - Daniel J. Boorstin
  11. 11. [The next big thing - Flipped Classrooms]
  12. 12. MOOC TEDThe Khan Academy and other attempts to create out of classroom content are great. But learning is much more than this.
  13. 13. Flipping the classroom is not just about video. We need to more deeply consider how students are learning in the digital age.
  14. 14. Flip the roles, not the classroom Students can take on the roles of teachers, and teachers those of learners. This is the essence of the true flipped classroom.
  15. 15. We learn by teaching
  16. 16. Bearpit Pedagogy Students encouraged to create their own content, present it to their peers and defend it against criticism – developing critical thinking.
  17. 17. [Learning styles] “There are as many learning styles as there are people.” – Wheeler (2009)
  18. 18. VAK model Visual Seeing and reading Auditory Hearing and speaking Kinaesthetic Touching and doing
  19. 19. Multi-modal learning...? Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic
  20. 20. ...or Confucius repurposed? Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic I see, I remember I hear, I know I do, I understand
  21. 21. Situated learning Auditory Visual Kinaesthetic I see, I remember I hear, I know I do, I understand Cognition Memory Meta Cognition Deeper Learning
  22. 22. “This field suffers from serious conceptual confusion and a lack of accumulated theoretical knowledge.” – Frank Coffield
  23. 23. [Learning in large organisations cannot be personalised]
  24. 24. Personalised learning means ensuring that individual differences are acknowledged
  25. 25. We are family
  26. 26. Wii are family!
  27. 27. Personal Learning Environment Source: Steve Wheeler & Manish Malik (2010)
  28. 28. “The average digital birth of children happens at about six months.” [There are digital natives]
  29. 29.
  30. 30. Digital Residents or Visitors?
  31. 31. [Mobile Phones should be banned]
  32. 32. ...they are distracting and disruptive. The phone becomes the focus of attention, inappropriate images/videos can be taken and sent, leading to invasion of privacy and loss of teacher control! Mobile phones are banned in most schools because... Objections from Educators
  33. 33. BYOD - Personaltechnologies When we ban young people from using their mobile devices, we prevent them from communicating and learning in ways that are meaningful to them.
  34. 34. Digital cultural capital “Where digital communication has fractured the tyranny of distance and computers have become pervasive and ubiquitous, identification through digital mediation has become the new cultural capital”. - Wheeler (2009)
  35. 35. [SMS is dumbing down the English Language]
  36. 36. Language is organic
  37. 37. “The ethos of 50 years ago was that there was one kind of English that was right and everything else was wrong....There’s a new kind of ethos now.” ~ David Crystal Evolution of Language “The arrival of [new technologies] all pulled language in new directions. But texting is different” ~ David Crystal
  38. 38. Competition to write the Lord’s Prayer in <160 characters r pa in evan, respect 2 u, may u rain ear as in evan. giv us r needs, 4giv r sin as we 4giv r nmes. resq us from the evil 1. 4 ur always the most xlent dude. yo
  39. 39. “Mobile phones are forcing children to become more literate. Without the ability to txt, they cannot fully participate in their own culture of communication” Peter Yeomans (2010) ‘Squeeze txt’ and literacy
  40. 40. [All technology is neutral] The old debate between Clark and Kozma over whether technology has the potential to change the way we learn…
  41. 41. … and some wisdom from Marshal McLuhan on the power of technology to shape our perceptions and behaviour.
  42. 42. Source: Maria Webster - Intuitive handheld devices Natural gesture interface Connection to my learning network
  43. 43. Learning is changing
  44. 44. [Wikipedia is untrustworthy]
  45. 45. Who can you trust online?
  46. 46. “60% of all Internet pages contain misleading information.” - Thomas Edison Learners need ‘digital wisdom’
  47. 47. “Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” - Socrates
  48. 48. “Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” - SocratesPlato
  49. 49. “Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” - SocratesPlato
  50. 50. “Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” - SocratesPlato
  51. 51. “Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” - SocratesPlato Through iteration, editing, deletion, addition and reworking, we witness the survival of the fittest content online.
  52. 52. Wikipedia is crowdsourcing evaluation
  53. 53. Community as curriculum Folksonomies emerge based on the desire of the community. This bottom-up approach ensures that content that is important to the community becomes the most prominent…
  54. 54. [Twitter is all about breakfast]
  55. 55. Twitter as a library Twitter as a street corner Twitter as a broadcast channel Twitter as amplification
  56. 56. What my students said about Twitter...
  57. 57. [The Internet is dangerous]
  58. 58. 25 million views 46 million views 447 million views51 million views Content goes viral when it is useful, funny, entertaining, shocking or otherwise resonant to the community.
  59. 59. Sometimes content can be ambiguous, or subject to subtle changes that are difficult for some to detect…
  60. 60. “Lee Harvey and the Wailers” (Lee Harvey did not jam alone)
  61. 61. We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb. “We know that there are two thousand elements which we cannot use to make a good light bulb.” -Thomas Edison[Failure is a bad thing]
  62. 62. “All too often today we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” - John W Gardner
  63. 63. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: International Licence. Steve Wheeler University of Plymouth, United Kingdom