Learning 2.0 in a Military Context

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Keynote speech given to the Tri-Service Advanced Learning Technology Symposium at HMS Raleigh, England. September 30, 2009.

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  • 1.Learning 2.0 in a Military Context Steve Wheeler University of Plymouth

2.

  • What is Learning 2.0?
  • How does it fit into a military training context?

3. Theory of relativity 4.

  • Didactics and Education

5. Instruction Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Leading and directing Drill and practice S-R 6. Pedagogy Leading but notdirecting Facilitation but not instruction Socratic Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 7. Construction Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Insocial contructionismgroups construct knowledge for one another, collaboratively creating a small culture ofsharedartefacts withsharedmeanings. When one is immersed within a culture of this sort, one is learning all the time about how to be a part of that culture on many levels. Source: Wikipedia 8. Connection Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 In connectivism, learning involves creatingconnectionsand developing anetwork . It is a theory for the digital age drawing upon chaos, emergent properties, andself organisedlearning. (Its not what you know but who you know) Source: Wikipedia 9. Rhizomatic Learning

  • A rhizomatic plant has no centre and no defined boundary; rather, it is made up of a number of semi-independentnodes , each of which is capable of growing and spreading on its own, bounded only by the limits of its habitat.

Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Source: Cormier, D. (2008) http://davecormier.com/edblog/ 10. Rhizomatic Learning

  • In the rhizomatic view, knowledge can only be negotiated,[and is]a personal knowledge-creation process with mutable goals and constantly negotiated premises.

Source: Cormier, D. (2008) http://davecormier.com/edblog/ Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 11. Progression

  • Instructionism = Personal computer
  • Constructionism = Web 1.0
  • Connectionism = Web 2.0
  • Self organised = Web 2.0 + Mobile + ?

Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 12. 4 stages of learning +1 (Baume)

  • Unconsciously Incompetent
  • Consciously Incompetent
  • Consciously Competent
  • Unconsciously Competent
  • Reflective Competence

Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Increasing skill & knowledge 13. Baumes model 14. 15. 16. 17. What is Web 2.0? Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 18. 19. What is the Social Web? Source: Tim OReilly http://www.oreillynet.com Web 1.0 Britannica Personal Website Page views Publishing Content Management Directories (Taxonomy) Stickiness Maps 20. What is the Social Web? Source: Tim OReilly http://www.oreillynet.com Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Britannica Wikipedia Personal Website Blogging Page views Cost per click Publishing Participation Content Management Wiki Directories (Taxonomy) Tagging (Folksonomy) Stickiness Syndication Maps Mapping (Mashup) 21. Still cant get a signal... @#! Internet Explorers down again! 3 months without a tweet... Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 22. Now find Google maps... Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 23. ... and its self organised 24.

  • We cannot manage self-organised learning for our students.
  • We can only create conducive environments within which students will organise their own learning.

Self organised learning Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 25. Formal and Informal learning Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Formal Learning Informal Learning 26. Self organised learning Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Formal Learning Informal Learning Self Organised Learning In SOL students take responsibility for their own learning and put this into successful action. Source: http://www.equal-works.com 27. 28. How can we create spaces for self organised learning? Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 29. Modes of learning Informal Formal Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Collaborative Reflective E-portfolios Essay writing Group work Co-operative learning Social networking Blogging Microblogging 30. Nomadic learning A form of learning in which a learner has continuous access to services through sessions and possibly through different locations. Source: http://www.erudium.polymtl.ca/ Learning on the move 3 Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 31.

  • Who are the nomadic learners?
  • Military (Royal Marines and Navy)
  • Police
  • Prison service
  • Nursing and midwifery
  • Medicine and health
  • Business
  • Other itinerant professions

4 Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 32. blogging?

  • web log
  • others can read and comment
  • conversation

33. Telemachus and Mentor In Greek mythology Odysseus of Ithaca went to fight in the Trojan War and entrusted the care of his son, Telemachus, to an older and wiser friend, Mentor.Telemachus and Mentor developed astrong relationshipbuilt on the foundations ofguidance and support .The word mentor has become synonymous with teacher, counsellor, coach, facilitator, motivator and friend. 34. Telematic Mentoring Geographical Distance Online reflective diary (shared between 2 people) 35. Mentoring on the move through Moblogging (Mobile blogging) 4 Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 36. Trends in Education Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Just in case Just in time Just for me Just for me Apprenticeship model Standard Curriculum Bespoke Curriculum Personalised Learning Personal Learning Environment 37.

  • A system that helps learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to

Personal Learning Environment Source: Wikipedia set their own learning goalsmanage their learning communicate with others 38. What does my ownpersonal learning environmentlook like? Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 39. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 i My Personal Learning Environment Devices Interface Tools 40. My Personal Learning Environment Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Documentsearch Imagesearch Scholar Google Books i Search for reading materials Web Devices Interface Tools 41. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Reflective blog post and amplification i My Personal Learning Environment Devices Interface Tools 42. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Image sharing and amplification i My Personal Learning Environment 43. Personal Learning Environment Social Network E-Portfolio Aggregator Adapted from David Delgado, 2007 Personal Learning Environment Model Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Blog LMS External Services Web 2.0 44. Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2009 Self organised Institutionally managed Adapted from David Delgado, 2007 E-Portfolio Aggregator Social Network Personal Learning Environment Model Personal Learning Environment External Services Web 2.0 Blog LMS 45. E= MC 2 46. How can we manage the tensions between the chaos, democracy and openness of Web 2.0 and the precisely structured and disciplined requirements of military training? 47. Thank you for listening Steve Wheeler Faculty of Education University of Plymouth W: www2.plymouth.ac.uk/distancelearning E: swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk B: steve-wheeler.blogspot.com