20061215 Gwng Learning Blogs

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20061215 Gwng Learning Blogs

  1. 1. « Learning Blogs » Welcome to the Conversational Era!
  2. 2. Blogs everywhere! <ul><li>easy </li></ul><ul><li>chronological </li></ul><ul><li>conversational </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why? <ul><li>free/cheap, easy to set up </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>everyone can talk! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>comments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Comments! Conversations! <ul><li>easy to respond </li></ul><ul><li>motivation for author </li></ul><ul><li>public response </li></ul><ul><li>public conversation </li></ul><ul><li>relationships </li></ul><ul><li>networking </li></ul>TWO-WAY humanisation...
  5. 5. Public speech for all <ul><li>can't control the internet </li></ul><ul><li>people will express themselves, with huge potential audiences </li></ul><ul><li>communication can't be controlled the way it used to be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>redistribution of power </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. PARADIGM SHIFT <ul><li>Welcome to the conversational era... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sarkozy @ LeWeb3 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dean Campaign </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kryptonite </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>M.E.L. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Sarkozy @ LeWeb3
  8. 8. Learning? <ul><li>In schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>moving away from « teacher knows all, student listens » teaching model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning from experiences, often with peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>construction of knowledge, not transmission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>student taking charge of learning </li></ul></ul>INTERACTION
  9. 9. Life is learning <ul><li>learn new skills </li></ul><ul><li>improve existing skills </li></ul>doesn't stop with school!
  10. 10. Blogs for learning? <ul><li>conversational, dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>permanent record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>things learnt previously </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>progress record </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>backup brain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>personal and public (private discussions benefit all) </li></ul><ul><li>easy/free </li></ul><ul><li>asynchronous and non-spatial </li></ul>NETWORK LEARNING
  11. 11. Ideas <ul><li>problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>gathering feedback </li></ul><ul><li>class/course blog </li></ul><ul><li>sharing best practices </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technology <ul><li>Produce content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blog tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video/audio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Find and consume </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search/tags/keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>permalinks/links </li></ul><ul><li>comments/trackbacks </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wrap-up <ul><li>learning is everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>blogs: conversational, permanent, networked </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>! part of the solution </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>! other tools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Thanks for your attention :-) Stephanie Booth Lausanne, Switzerland [email_address] +41445864274

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