Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching & Learning - OUIT Keynote

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Slides from a keynote I gave at the McGraw Hill Teaching & Learning conference held at UOIT in Oshawa, Ontario, November, 2009.

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  • 1.Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching & Learning Dr. Alec Couros University of Regina November 2009

2. Who is this guy? 3. Web 2.0 tools that might allow academics to reect and reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools might positively affect -- even transform - research, teaching, and services responsibilities - only if scholars choose to build serious academic lives online, presenting semi-public selves and becoming invested in and connected to the work of their peers andstudents. (Greenhow, Robella, & Hughes, 2009) 4. My Blog, My Hub 5. Photo Sharing 6. Video Sharing 7. Social Network Services 8. Content Sharing 9. Copyleft 10. Open Teaching 11. knowledge 12. Key Questions what is k? how is k acquired? how do we know what we know? why do we know what we know? what do humans know? who controls k? how is k controlled? 13. Knowledge 14. Changes in EdtechGroup growthIndividual growth ObjectivismCognitivismConstructivism (Leinonen) (Schwier) Social Learning 15. David Wiley(Brigham Young University) Thenvs NowAnalog Digital Tethered Mobile IsolatedConnected GenericPersonalConsumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open 16. David Wiley(Brigham Young University) Education vs EverydayAnalogDigital TetheredMobile Isolated Connected Generic PersonalConsumptionCreating @opencontent ClosedOpen 17. Forms of Openness open educationfree softwareopen source software open educational resourcesopen contentopen access publication open access courses open teaching open accreditation 18. open content, access, publication, accreditationAvailable Knowledgehow we view learning -institutional & informal 19. Power & Control 20. Power & Control 21. Social Tools 22. social networks & media 23. Social Networks redene communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. enable learning, communication, sharing, connections, collaboration, community. networks form around shared interests & objects. 24. A Connected Reality 25. Old World Networks 26. Mario Couros 27. Mediated Reality 28. Twitter in 60 Seconds 29. Each technology creates a new environment. The old environmentbecomes content for the new environment. The effects of media come from their form not their content. 30. Access 31. Ubiquity 32. Real Time Web 33. RT Search 34. RT Collaboration 35. RT Streaming 36. Social Reading 37. Trusted Groups 38. The Way We Were 39. Rise of the PLN 40. @jonmott 41. @jonmott 42. designing for openness 43. If you build it ... 44. Non-Credit Students 45. Social Affordance 46. Distributed Conversations 47. Culture of Sharing 48. Global Classroom 49. Invisible Colleges 50. PD Gone Wild! 51. Professional Identities 52. New Roles for Educators 53. Thinning Walls PrivatePublicClosed Open 54. Trust (human kind is mostly good) 55. View on Society? 56. Some of the comments onYoutube make you weep for the future of humanity, just for thespelling alone, never mind theobscenity and naked hatred. @leverus(Lev Grossman) 57. The Machine is (Changing) Us (Personal Democracy Forum) Inspired by McLuhans We shapeour tools and thereafter our toolsshape us. Youtube & other social mediamitigate connection withoutconstraint. In many cases thisleaves to tremendously deepcommunities. @mwesch 58. Heroes for our Mediated Culture 59. via @mcleod 60. @smartinez 61. Living & Learning with Social Media(Penn State address)Teens are not connecting in the ways we fear. But, we need to pay attention to:Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability.Dynamics: invisible audiences,@zephoria collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces 62. Kyle Doyle is not goingto work today, f*** it, Im still trashedSICKIE WOO. Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work. 63. Bassman_Sean (Scotland) Scottish teen whoparticipates in my open,online grad course. Creative, motivated,independent, connected,respectful, cognizant andintentional in managinghis digital identity. @bassman_sean 64. In Practice 65. Grade One - Expert Visits @kathycassidy 66. Grade Five - Choir on Youtube 67. Grade Six - Global Connections@zbpipe 68. Grade Seven/Eight - Class Branding @glassbeed 69. Beaver Country Day School - mashUp 70. University History - Twitter 71. Virtual Ofce Hours 72. I was able to go out and learn throughout the entire week,the entire year, and Im still learning with everyone.The best part of the courseis that its not ending. With the connections weve built,it never has to end. 73. The course ... has been the most profound pd experience Ive ever had. It forced me to critique & review my practice. I never knew how important social networkswere. Now, I couldnt be a teacher without beingconnected. Its drastically changed my view of education. 74. The Big Ideas The future of learning is open, connected, & social. Learning networks redene how knowledge is created, distributed & controlled. Meaningful learning is fostered through distributed networks based on trust. 75. Dont limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore web: couros.catwitter: courosa google: courosalec.couros@uregina.ca

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