Connected Learning in Participatory Culture ALISE 2014


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This Pecha-Kucha style talk will share examples of how online learning platforms can utilize Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 user-generated and user-curated content for meaningful learning and information literacy. Examples will include apps, social media, MOOCs, mashups and mixed reality. The fast-paced session is intended to provide a quick overview of current online technology trends useful for distance education. A list with examples will be included (either in a handout with QR codes or links to online content).

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  • My background- research topic- changing landscape of school libraries.
  • Global participatory digital culture--- personal responsibility for learning and digital citizenship- INFORMATION LITERACY has rapidly become my top priority.
  • We have tools to actively participate in connected learning….but TOO many tools and TOO much incoming. How can we help others navigate the online flood?
  • Prosumers need information literacy skills: Critical inquiry, application to new situations, sharing knowledge ethically, Pursuing academic and aesthetic growth.
  • Each of us is personally responsible for IL in in digital culture….How can we be both teacher and learner? Both consumer and producer of high quality content? Through global PLN.
  • The old hierarchy had some advantages! We no longer welcome users into our beautiful garden. Our new role has many names & analogies but is more needed than ever.
  • There’s becoming a blurred line--- the Internet could become a “book of sand”- Barlow and Leston.
  • Help PEOPLE navigate through new IL tools---- sort the tools into categories as we cannot possibly try them all.
  • My examples on my bookmark- new formats for embedding IL through connected learning:
  • My current research- embedding IL in MOOCs & teaching digital citizenship in Minecraft- MANY other formats- let’s continue exploration
  • We hear about the death on individual privacy- respect for intellectual property- We cannot solve IL problems alone…so we join together.
  • Building a PLN- these colleagues share specific examples of modeling best practices for connnected learning.
  • Becoming a digital citizenship educator and a champion for IL in participatory digital culture.
  • WE are needed more than ever.
  • Teaching students to credit- teaching teachers to credit in a copy/paste world.
  • Connected Learning in Participatory Culture ALISE 2014

    1. 1. Valerie Hill, PhD TWU School of Library and Information Studies LISD School Librarian @valibrarian ALISE 2014
    2. 2. We all now live in global participatory digital culture.
    3. 3. Web. 2.0 allowed us all to participate. Will Web 3.0 help us navigate the flood?
    4. 4. Participatory culture contributes to the flood of information online. We are both consumers and producers (prosumers). Alvin Toffler coined term in 1980.
    5. 5. Throw (or grab) a digital life-preserver ring. Build a PLN & teach IL in digital culture.
    6. 6. Were gatekeepers so bad? Opening the gates presented obstacles because the lovely garden is now filled with weeds, pests, and litter.
    7. 7. Blurred Content (mashed up & remixed) What was the original color? Where did it come from? User-generated content requires personal responsibility.
    8. 8. Blurred Life (personal & professional) Who am I sharing with? Friends or family or colleagues? Social media content requires personal responsibility.
    9. 9. Connections get confusing! Digital culture requires personal responsibility and trust.
    10. 10. People merge with metadata. Behind the keyboard is a person. Information professionals still serve people- in new ways.
    11. 11. Tools for Participatory Digital Culture • • • • • • • • • • Blogs Wikis Curation tools Audiovisual tools Augmented reality Social networks & PLNs MOOCs & courses Virtual worlds Gamification tools ePortfolios Great educators embed Information Literacy in every tool.
    12. 12. QR Codes are “old school” now? Oh well, at least they are fast.
    13. 13. Balancing Tradition & Innovation Being both follower and leader...both holding on to core values of the profession and letting go of “how things have always been done”… That’s the challenge.
    14. 14. Web 3.0 & the Rise of a Networked Generation We all live in virtual worlds, whether or not we have avatars.
    15. 15. MOOCs & Minecraft A virtual circulation desk built by my 5th grade students. The library is a virtual “makerspace”.
    16. 16. Is individual privacy a relic? Can we embed #infolit online? Can we assure trust, authenticity, and authority?
    17. 17. My colleagues • Joyce Valenza – LibGuides We can serve as navigators (no longer gatekeepers). • Danilo M. Baylen- Wikis We can model best collaboration practices. • Sung Un Kim- Edmodo We can utilize social networking for education and information literacy. • Judi Moreillon and Ruth Nicole Hall- All the social media tools We can mentor through connectivity in digital participatory culture. I’m @valibrarian and I try to choose my connections wisely!
    18. 18. The future depends on it. Won’t everyone contribute to Web 3.0? The “Internet of Things” is created by us. Digital Citizens Understand Digital Footprints @valibrarian is certified.
    19. 19. The library and the librarian are not synonymous. Take a risk and go where no librarian has gone before! “It may be that the great age of libraries is waning, but I am here to tell you that the great age of librarians is just beginning. It’s up to you to decide if you want to be a part of it.” ~T. Scott Plutchak
    20. 20. Bibliography Barlow. A. and R. Leston. (2012). Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC. Carr, N. (2010). The shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. Common Sense Media. (2013) Davidson, Cathy N. (2011). Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. New York: Viking. Gleick, J. (2011). The information: A history, a theory, a flood. Pantheon. Keen, Andrew. (2012). Digital Vertigo. New York: St. Martin's Press. Lanier, J. (2011). You are not a gadget. New York: Random House. Rainie, Lee and Barry Wellman. (2012). Networked: The New Social Operating System. Cambridge, MASS: MIT Press. Rheingold, H.(2012). Net Smart: How to Thrive Online. Cambridge, MA: MIT. Solomon, Laura. (2011). Doing Social Media So It matters: A Librarian's Guide. Chicago: American Library Association. Turkle, S. (2011). Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. New York: Basic Books. Photos from and flickr commons