Licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-share alike license.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D.scottmcleod.net/contactdangerouslyirrelevant.orgschooltechleadership.orgOur kids have tasted the honey.www.flickr.com/photos/jahansell/251755048
Source: David Wiley: Openness and the disaggregatedfuture of higher education 6 Trends for the digital age Analogue Digital Tethered Mobile Closed Open Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consuming Creating Sherry Turkle is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.
Everything 2.0By the year 2011 80% of all Fortune 500 Libraries 2.0companies will be using immersive worlds – GartnerVice President Jackie Fenn Management 2.0 Education 2.0 Warfare 2.0 Government 2.0 Vatican 2.0 Credit: Hugh MacLeod, gapingvoid
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The Disconnect • THE I go to school, I EDUCATOR“Every timeCONNECTEDhave topower down.” --a high schoolstudent
Knowledge CreationIt is estimated that1.5 exabytes of unique new informationwill be generatedworldwide this year.That’s estimated to bemore than in theprevious 5,000 years.
For students starting a four-yeartechnical or higher education degree,this means that . . .half of what they learn in their first yearof study will be outdated by their thirdyear of study.
What about the world and societyhas changed since you went to school?What about students has changed since youwent to school?What about schools has changed or notchanged since you went to school?
Free range learnersFree-range learners choosehow and what they learn. Self-service is less expensive andmore timely than thealternative. Informal learninghas no need for the busywork,chrome, and bureaucracy thataccompany typical classroominstruction. 19
The NCTE Definition of 21st Century LiteraciesDevelop proficiency with the tools of technologyBuild relationships with others to pose and solve problemscollaboratively and cross-culturallyDesign and share information for global communities to meet a varietyof purposesManage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneousinformationCreate, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media textsAttend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complexenvironments
Play — the capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solvingPerformance — the ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose ofimprovisation and discoverySimulation — the ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-worldprocessesAppropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media contentMultitasking — the ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as neededto salient details.Distributed Cognition — the ability to interact meaningfully with tools thatexpand mental capacities.
Collective Intelligence — the ability to pool knowledge and compare notes withothers toward a common goalJudgment — the ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of differentinformation sourcesTransmedia Navigation — the ability to follow the flow of stories and informationacross multiple modalitiesNetworking — the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate informationNegotiation — the ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning andrespecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms..
“Understanding hownetworks work is oneof the most importantliteracies of the 21stCentury.”- Howard Rheingold http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu
Screen Time: How Much is Too much for Your Kids?
Shifts focus of literacyfrom individualexpression tocommunityinvolvement.
Connected LearningThe computer connects the student to the rest of the worldLearning occurs through connections with other learnersLearning is based on conversation and interaction Stephen Downes
Connected Learner ScaleShare (Publish & Participate) –Connect (Comment andCooperate) –Remixing (building on theideas of others) –Collaborate (Co-construction ofknowledge and meaning) –Collective Action (Social Justice, Activism, ServiceLearning) –
“All in all, I enjoyed this student-directed study. It helped me think outside the box, and I got the chance to research deep into my topic of childhood poverty…I was more focused on learning the most I could about my topic. I don’t think that there wasanything I didn’t like about this kind of project, and as always, I’m excited to continue using technology to enhance my learning experiences.” ~8th grade SGGS student
Real Question is this:Are we willing to change- to risk change- to meet the needsof the precious folks we serve?Can you accept that Change (with a “big” C) is sometimes amessy process and that learning new things together isgoing to require some tolerance for ambiguity.