Knock Down the Walls: Toward a Model of Open Teaching

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My plenary presentation for MoodleMoot Canada, 2009, Edmonton Alberta, April 3, 2009.

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Open & Networked Teachingmoodle moot canada 09alec courosThursday, April 2, 2009#hackcourosThursday, April 2, 2009#HeyAlecIReallyWantToLetYouKnowWhatIAmThinkingAndWouldLikeToGiveYouSomeInputIntoYourPresentationSoHereAreMyThoughtsForYourConsiderationThnksThursday, April 2, 2009who is this guy?Thursday, April 2, 2009Thursday, April 2, 2009Thursday, April 2, 2009open doctrine?Thursday, April 2, 2009open doctrine?Thursday, April 2, 2009journeyThursday, April 2, 2009knowledge 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?Thursday, April 2, 2009assumptions re: school knowledge is scarce access can be controlled boundaries make sense expertise rests only in individuals learning can be managed change is slow we can rest on reputation we can predict the future is the best way to learnThursday, April 2, 2009A key to transformation is for the teaching profession to establish innovation networks that capture the spirit and culture of hackers - the passion, the can-do, collective sharing. ~ HargreavesThursday, April 2, 2009reactions: forms of opennessopen source softwareopen contentopen access publicationopen accreditationopen educationopen access courses open teachingfree softwareopen educational resourcesThursday, April 2, 2009cathedral vs. the bazaarhow are creative works produced and shared?Thursday, April 2, 2009copyright/copyleft/commonshow we view knowledge and creative worksThursday, April 2, 2009how we view learning - institutional & informalopen content, access, publication, accreditationThursday, April 2, 2009access we have to free or inexpensive toolsThursday, April 2, 2009Rocky Mountain News1859 - 2009Thursday, April 2, 2009 redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. enable learning, communication, sharing, connections, collaboration, community. networks formed around shared interests & objects.social networksThursday, April 2, 2009Thursday, April 2, 2009Each technology creates a new environment.The old environment becomes content forthe new environment.The effects of mediacome from their formnot their content.Thursday, April 2, 2009Thursday, April 2, 2009Thursday, April 2, 2009370 student registered 443 digital devices.14 students brought desktop computers, 93 brought iphones/Touch devices.Only 5 students reported landline service.432 of 438 new students on Facebook, College group had 3225 posts before start of school.Source: Academic CommonsThursday, April 2, 2009Thursday, April 2, 2009 Accessing, analyzing, evaluating, and creating messages in a variety of forms. Enable skillful creators, consumers, and disseminators of media. Facilitate an understanding of strengths, weaknesses, and influences of media forms.media literacyThursday, April 2, 2009how ideas spreadThursday, April 2, 2009how ideas spreadThursday, April 2, 2009cautionsSoulja BoyThursday, April 2, 2009cautionsnew challengesThursday, April 2, 2009affordancesnew motivationsThursday, April 2, 2009new formsThursday, April 2, 2009new formsThursday, April 2, 2009going openThursday, April 2, 2009 sharing by default rethinking privacy publish, then filter educators as learners knowledge as fallible/incomplete expertise found in networks relevance of remix/mashup recognizing alternate forms of creativity minutia and presence as social bondsmindset changesThursday, April 2, 2009Thursday, April 2, 2009 become a learner (again) play with the tools absorb the media find a network guide explore online communities participate in events be critical, but open minded share what you have learnedbuild your PLNThursday, April 2, 2009tell everyoneThursday, April 2, 2009tell everyoneThursday, April 2, 2009Participants in Jan 2008: 20 registered students 10 experts in the field over 200 informal participants (teachers, admin, professors, admin, k12 students, etc.)invite everyoneThursday, April 2, 2009rethink constraintsThursday, April 2, 2009rethink social architectureThursday, April 2, 2009adaptThursday, April 2, 2009 greater access currency & adaptability improved economics adaptive pedadogies preserved knowledge greater diversity of voice sustainable communities transparency for critique long-term connectionsadvantagesThursday, April 2, 2009web: couros.catwitter: courosagoogle: courosalec.couros@uregina.caThursday, April 2, 2009

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