Designing for Open/Networked Learning

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Slides for my keynote presentation at The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) 2013 in Hobart, Tasmania on April 9, 2013.


<ul><li>1.Designing for Open/Networked LearningDr. Alec CourosTHETA 2013Hobart, AustraliaApril 9, 2013</li></ul> <p>2. #theta13 3. me 4. DO N EDAB AN 5. The Blur 6. Personal Openness 7. Open Scholarship 8. Open Teaching 9. why open? 10. Web 2.0 tools exist that might allow academics to reectand reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools mightpositively affect -- even transform - research, teaching,and service responsibilities - only if scholars choose tobuild serious academic lives online, presenting semi-public selves and becoming invested in and connected to the work of their peers and students. (Greenhow,Robelia, &amp; Hughes, 2009) 11. changes 12. current context - new affordances tools, content, networks, relationships 13. tools 14. MobileEarly Days of PCs in Schools Todays Social/Mobile Reality 15. Convergence 16. signicant shifts in media atoms bitsscarcity abundanceconsuming creatingstandardization personalization individuals networks 17. shifts in edtechGroup growth Individual growthObjectivismCognitivismConstructivism(Leinonen) + (Schwier)Social Learning 18. content 19. mSh ake#H arle 20. Informal Learning Informal learning is a signicant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning. George Siemens 21. How long did it take to lm and edit?I started in November, butthen I had to start from scratch a couple months afterwards, so I spentmonths and months on it.Whats yourbackground in video editing?I just do it for fun. Imself-taught.slide by @gcouros 22. Today knowledge is free.Its like air, its like water... Theres no competitive advantage in knowingmore than the person next to you. The world doesntcare what you know. Whatthe world cares about iswhat you can do with whatyou know. (2012)@drtonywagner 23. networks 24. HATSNO T WAN TP O RT IM 25. Six Degrees of Separationthe idea that everyone is on average sixsteps away, by way of introduction, from another person in the world. 26. Strength of Weak Ties There is strength in weak ties. Ouracquaintances, not our friends, are potentiallyour greatest source of new ideas andinformation. (paraphrased from Gladwell, 2010) 27. Where Good Ideas Come FromThe trick to having good ideas is not to sitaround in glorious isolation and try to think bigthoughts. The trick is to get more parts on thetable. (Steven Johnson, 2010) 28. networks provide ...1. affordances: enable communication, collaboration&amp; cooperation in ways that were once impossible with people who were once unreachable. 2. inspiration: connect us to new ideas &amp; expand our thinking &amp; potential for innovation. * us meaning those who have access. 29. relationships 30. 130,729 people like this 31. "To immortalize thismoment ... the girl seems toforget the original pleasure." 32. networked learning 33. MYOB Learning 34. 21st Century Learning Networks 35. 21st Century Learning Networks 36. To answer your question, I did useYoutube to learn how to dance. I consider it my main teacher. 10 years ago, street dance was veryexclusive, especially rare dances like popping(the one I teach and do). You either had to learn it from a friend that knew it or get VHStapes which were hard to get. Now with Youtube, anyone, anywhere in the world can learn previously exclusive dance styles. 37. How are you makingyour learning visible? 38. How are you contributingto the learning of others? 39. cMOOCs 40. #eci831 (open-boundary) 41. course trailer 42. network mentors 43. student-controlled spaces @jonmott 44. power of the hashtag 45. What We Learned Open teaching can be low-cost, high impact. Courses as shared, global, learning events. Openness as a way of connecting students to a greater,authentic learning community. Pedagogical serendipity in open spaces vs. walledgardens. Importance of student-controlled learning spaces. Connectivist pedagogy rst focus on connecting &amp;interactions; content important, but secondary. Development of sustainable, long-term, learningconnections. 46. #etmooc 47. origins 48. ~2000 participants from~70 countries 49. spaces 50. /hub 51. /tweets 52. random artefacts 53. introductions 54. digital stories 55. workows 56. summaries 57. visualizations 58. vulnerability + support 59. collaboration 60. #lipdub 61. concluding thoughts 62. Some of the comments on Youtube make you weep for thefuture of humanity, just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and naked hatred.@leverus (Lev Grossman) 63. humanize 64. (Joichi Ito) 65. Private PublicClosedOpen 66. Dont limit a child to yourown learning, for he was bornin another time. ~Tagore @courosa </p>