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 Teaching

moodle moot canada 09alec couros

Thursday, April 2, 2009

#hackcouros

Thursday, April 2, 2009

#HeyAlecIReallyWantToLetYouKnowWhatIAmThinkingAndWouldLikeToGiveYouSomeInputIntoYourPresentationSoHereAreMyThoughtsFor

YourConsiderationThnks

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who is this guy?

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open doctrine?

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open doctrine?

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journey

Thursday, April 2, 2009

knowledge

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, 2009

assumptions 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 learn

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A 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. ~ Hargreaves

Thursday, April 2, 2009

reactions: forms of openness

open source software

open contentopen access publication

open accreditation

open education

open access courses open teaching

free software

open educational resources

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cathedral vs. the bazaar

how are creative works produced and shared?

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copyright/copyleft/commons

how we view knowledge and creative works

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how we view learning - institutional & informal

open content, access, publication, accreditation

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access we have to free or inexpensive tools

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Rocky Mountain News1859 - 2009

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redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography.

enable learning, communication, sharing, connections, collaboration, community.

networks formed around shared interests & objects.

social networks

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Each technology creates a new environment.

The old environment becomes content forthe new environment.

The effects of mediacome from their form

not their content.

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370 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 Commons

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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 literacy

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how ideas spread

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how ideas spread

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cautions

Soulja Boy

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cautions

new challenges

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affordances

new motivations

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new forms

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new forms

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going open

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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 bonds

mindset changes

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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 learned

build your PLN

Thursday, April 2, 2009

tell everyone

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tell everyone

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Participants in Jan 2008:

20 registered students

10 experts in the field

over 200 informal

participants (teachers,

admin, professors,

admin, k12 students, etc.)

invite everyone

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rethink constraints

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rethink social architecture

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adapt

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greater access

currency & adaptability

improved economics

adaptive pedadogies

preserved knowledge

greater diversity of voice

sustainable communities

transparency for critique

long-term connections

advantages

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web: couros.catwitter: courosagoogle: couros

alec.couros@uregina.ca

Thursday, April 2, 2009