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Pedagogy http://www.flickr.com/photos/hippie/2596821107/ a of Martin Weller
http://www.flickr.com/photos/svenwerk/858381180/ Less a presentation More a discussion
http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviddmuir/2125697998/ Economics as metaphor
<ul><li>Warning metaphors are dangerous and imperfect! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/r80o/5549288/ Warning: Metap...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hartnupj/78406716/ Supply and demand
<ul><li>Music – talent is scarce, hard to find, record it, resource is manufactured according to demand, access is scarce ...
<ul><li>When music is abundant what is the model? </li></ul><ul><li>Talent is still scarce, but access to it is easy </li>...
Abundance responses <ul><li>Long tail  </li></ul><ul><li>Freemium </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Digital is ...
Scarcity responses <ul><li>DRM </li></ul><ul><li>Legal enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription </li></ul>
<ul><li>Expertise is scarce – build model around it </li></ul><ul><li>Learners (demand) come to where expert is (supply) <...
<ul><li>Pedagogy of scarcity: </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture – one to many </li></ul><ul><li>Library? </li></ul><ul><li>Instruc...
What would a pedagogy of abundance look like? http://www.flickr.com/photos/42903611@N00/387761039/
Assumptions <ul><li>Content is free </li></ul><ul><li>Content is abundant </li></ul><ul><li>Content is varied </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Resource based learning: </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlgkhc/3284242747/
<ul><li>Problem based learning </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/donnagrayson/195244498/
<ul><li>Constructivism </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/auro/230377281/
<ul><li>Communities of practice </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/3489600094/
<ul><li>Connectivism! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/feuilllu/153570089/
3 possible conclusions <ul><li>There is nothing in the pedagogy of abundance </li></ul><ul><li>We have enough theories jus...
 
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A pedagogy of abundance

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I explore the idea whether, as with economics, the shift from a model of scarcity to one of abundance has implications for pedagogy.

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A pedagogy of abundance

  1. Pedagogy http://www.flickr.com/photos/hippie/2596821107/ a of Martin Weller
  2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/svenwerk/858381180/ Less a presentation More a discussion
  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviddmuir/2125697998/ Economics as metaphor
  4. <ul><li>Warning metaphors are dangerous and imperfect! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/r80o/5549288/ Warning: Metaphors are dangerous
  5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hartnupj/78406716/ Supply and demand
  6. <ul><li>Music – talent is scarce, hard to find, record it, resource is manufactured according to demand, access is scarce (opening hours, stock, etc) </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/frf_kmeron/3350179151/
  7. <ul><li>When music is abundant what is the model? </li></ul><ul><li>Talent is still scarce, but access to it is easy </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution is instant </li></ul><ul><li>Model of scarcity breaks down </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/helloeno/530649757/
  8. Abundance responses <ul><li>Long tail </li></ul><ul><li>Freemium </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><li>Digital is free – pay for object </li></ul><ul><li>Ads </li></ul><ul><li>Content free – experience </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise versions </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/dantaylor/188987057/
  9. Scarcity responses <ul><li>DRM </li></ul><ul><li>Legal enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription </li></ul>
  10. <ul><li>Expertise is scarce – build model around it </li></ul><ul><li>Learners (demand) come to where expert is (supply) </li></ul><ul><li>Group many experts together for convenience = university </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeyleader/3297222812/
  11. <ul><li>Pedagogy of scarcity: </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture – one to many </li></ul><ul><li>Library? </li></ul><ul><li>Instructivism/didactic </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/skyfaller/8394194/
  12. What would a pedagogy of abundance look like? http://www.flickr.com/photos/42903611@N00/387761039/
  13. Assumptions <ul><li>Content is free </li></ul><ul><li>Content is abundant </li></ul><ul><li>Content is varied </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing is easy </li></ul><ul><li>Social based </li></ul><ul><li>Connections are ‘lite’ </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation is ‘cheap’ </li></ul><ul><li>Based on a generative system </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Network is valuable </li></ul>
  14. <ul><li>Resource based learning: </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlgkhc/3284242747/
  15. <ul><li>Problem based learning </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/donnagrayson/195244498/
  16. <ul><li>Constructivism </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/auro/230377281/
  17. <ul><li>Communities of practice </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/antphotos/3489600094/
  18. <ul><li>Connectivism! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/feuilllu/153570089/
  19. 3 possible conclusions <ul><li>There is nothing in the pedagogy of abundance </li></ul><ul><li>We have enough theories just need to recast them </li></ul><ul><li>None of the existing theories quite captures new tech & behaviour & new one is required </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cawley/894692611/
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