Knock Down the Walls: Designing for Open & Networked Learning

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Keynote presentation given at Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario, April 6, 2011.

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  • 1.Teaching & Learning in a Networked EraDr. Alec CourosUniversity of ReginaAt Carleton UniversityApril 6/11

2. 3. email a photo of your weather conditions subject: your location (city, country) body: your name 4. me 5. Faculty Prole 6. The Blur 7. 8. An Open Scholar 9. 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 to build serious academic lives online, presenting semi-public selves and becoming invested in and connected to the work of their peers and students. (Greenhow,Robelia, & Hughes, 2009) 10. Open Doctrine 11. People dont buy what you do, they buy why you do it.(Simon Sinek) 12. context 13. signicant change ... 14. Justin Bieber 15. Amanda Hocking 16. Maria Aragon 17. PS22 Choir 18. My Daughter 19. David WileyThenvs NowAnalogDigital Tethered MobileIsolated ConnectedGenericPersonalConsumptionCreating@opencontentClosed Open 20. David WileyEducation vs EverydayAnalog Digital TetheredMobileIsolated ConnectedGeneric PersonalConsumption Creating@opencontentClosed Open 21. Why Do Students Go to University? Content DegreesSocial Life Support Services (Wiley, 2010) 22. Why Do Students Go to University? PLoSGCTWikipedia MCSEGoogle ScholarACT OCW ContentDegreesFlatworld CNE CCNAOpen CoursesFacebookTwitter Skype Social Life Support Services MySpace Yahoo! AnswersMMOGsQuora ChaCha(Wiley, 2010) 23. Informal Learning Informal learning is a signicant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning. George Siemens 24. catalysts ... 25. Access 26. Mobile Computing 27. Free & Open Content 28. FreeTools/Networks 29. Personalization? 30. Participatory Media 31. The greatest digital divide is between those who can read and write with media, and those who cant.Elizabeth Dalycc licensed flickr photo by jayRaz: 42 32. 33. 34. media stats (2009) 90 trillion emails sent annually from 1.4 billion emailusers 234 million websites 1.73 billion Internet users 126 millions blogs 350 million Facebook users 4 billion images on Flickr 2.5 billion photos uploaded every month on Facebook Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom 35. 36. viral videos &unintentional fame 37. danah boydpay attention to ...Properties: persistence,replicability, searchability,scalability, (de)locatability.Dynamics: invisible audiences,collapsed contexts, blurring ofpublic & private spaces @zephoria 38. 39. 40. 41. intentional identity 42. Owing a domain name isabout claiming your pieceof the internet. Youre nolonger renting, youre ahome owner. 43. Digital Residency/Digital Portfolios 44. Best Job in the World 45. On Digital Video Ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. Its a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but alsoStephen Downes of comprehending video communication today. 46. Networks 47. Network Literacies Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st century. (2010)Howard Rheingold 48. PoliticsHoward Rheingold 49. Services 50. Creative Projects 51. So Why NotEducation?Personal Learning Network 52. networked learning is a process ofdeveloping and maintaining connections with people and information, andcommunicating in such a way as to support one anothers learning. (Wikipedia) 53. Crowdsourcing Example #1:Deconstructed 54. Crowdsourcing Example #2:Deconstructed 55. considerations 56. what does it mean to your programs if 21st century learning is:anywhere/anytime/anyone 57. baseline 58. know-what vs. know how 59. transition 60. mindset changes sharing by default publish, then lter loose trust & networks rethinking privacy/publics educators as learners relevance of remix/mashup & multimedia expertise/knowledge found in networks minutia and presence as social bonding 61. practice 62. Massive OpenOnline Course 63. open teaching 64. network mentors 65. non-credit students 66. course trailers 67. aggregation 68. microblogging 69. shared resources 70. daily updates 71. What We Learned & Why ItMatters to YOUR Courses Open access, low-cost, high impact. Courses become shared, non-local, learning events. Students immersed in a greater learning community. Rethinking of space/interaction (walled gardens, open spaces) Learning spaces controlled and/or owned by students. Development of emerging literacies, relevant for other courses. Pedagogy focused more on connecting & interactions; contentimportant, but secondary. Development of sustainable, long-term, learning connections. 72. I was able to go out and learnthroughout the entire week, the entire year, and Im still learning with everyone. The best part of the course isthat its not ending. With the connections weve built, itnever has to end. 73. The course ... has been the most profound pdexperience 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. discussion 75. Obsolesence never meant the end of anything, its just the beginning. ~ Marshall McLuhan 76. web: couros.catwitter: courosagoogle: