Networked Learning & Identity Development in Open Online Spaces

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Link to full paper: http://networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/cronin.pdf Paper presented at Networked Learning Conference 2014, University of Edinburgh (7th April 2014). The paper is part of a symposium titled "Perspectives on Identity within Networked Learning" with Jane Davis and Joyce Seitzinger.

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  • 1.Public Domain image: Bergen Public Library Networked Learning and Identity Development in Open Online Spaces Networked Learning Conference Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin #nlc2014 07/04/14

2. Paper presented at Networked Learning 2014 as part of symposium titled: Perspectives on Identity within Networked Learning with Jane Davis and Joyce Seitzinger All full conference papers at http://nlc2014.sched.org/ 3. I dont think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity. Joi Ito @joi Quote: Joi Ito Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 yo 4. Flickr CC images: cdessums, infidelic, sholeh! Space prepares you to receive or to respond. Sensing Spaces Royal Academy of Arts (via Jenny Mackness) 5. Social Networks Internet Mobile Networked Individualism 6. Image: CC BY-NC 2.0 Roo Reynolds Networked Publics danah boyd (2010) @zephoria danah.org space constructed through networked technologies the imagined collective which emerges (people + tech + practice) 7. PRIVATE by default, PUBLIC by effort PUBLIC by default, PRIVATE by effort boyd (2010) 8. Image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Alec Couros Networked Teacher 9. about.me/catherinecronin 10. Networked Students too Student Based on image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Alec Couros 11. Networked Educators Networked Students 12. Networked Educators Networked Students Physical Classroom Bounded Online Spaces Open Online Spaces 13. As studies become more contextualised it seems that the real lesson of online identity is not that it transforms identity but that it makes us more aware that offline identity was already more multiple, culturally contingent and contextual than we had appreciated. Danny Miller (2013) Photo by George Miller (used with permission) 14. Networked Educators Networked Students Physical Classroom Bounded Online Spaces Open Online Spaces 15. #icollab TAGSExplorer thanks to @mhawksey 16. We proposed the idea of a Third Space where teacher and student scripts the formal and informal, the official and unofficial spaces of the learning environment intersect, creating the potential for authentic interaction and a shift in the social organization of learning and what counts as knowledge. University of Colorado, Boulder Kris Gutirrez (2008) 17. People live their lives and learn across multiple settings, and this holds true not only across the span of our lives but also across and within the institutions and communities they inhabit... I take an approach that urges me to consider the significant overlap across these boundaries as people, tools, and practices travel through different and even contradictory contexts and activities . Gutirrez (2008) 18. If institutions of learning are going to help learners with the real challenges they face... [they] will have to shift their focus from imparting curriculum to supporting the negotiation of productive identities through landscapes of practices. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 choconancy1 Etienne Wenger (2010) 19. Learners need to practice and experiment with different ways of enacting their identities, and adopt subject positions through different social technologies and media. These opportunities can only be supported by academic staff who are themselves engaged in digital practices and questioning their own relationship with knowledge. - Keri Facer & Neil Selwyn (2010) 20. Thank you! Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin slideshare.net/cicronin about.me/catherinecronin 21. References boyd, dana (2010). Social network sites as networked publics: Affordances, dynamics, and implications. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites. (pp. 39-58). boyd, dana (2010). Making sense of privacy and publicity. SXSW 2010 keynote. Facer, Keri & Selwyn, Neil (2010). Social networking: Key messages from the research. In R. Sharpe, H. Beetham & S. de Freitas (Eds.) Rethinking Learning For A Digital Age. Gutirrez, Kris D. (2008). Developing a sociocritical literacy in the Third Space. Reading Research Quarterly, 43(2), 148-164. Ito, J. (2011, December 5). In an open-source society, innovating by the seat of our pants. The New York Times. Miller, Danny (2013). Future Identities report. Foresight Project, DR2. Rainie, Lee & Wellman, Barry (2012). Networked: The new social operating system. MIT Press. Wenger, Etienne (2010). Knowledgeability in Landscapes of Practice SRHE Conference 2010. In deFreitas & Jameson, Eds. (2012) The e-Learning Reader Williams, Bronwyn T. (2013). Control and the classroom in the digital university: The effect of the CMS on pedagogy. In Goodfellow & Lea (Eds.) Literacy in the Digital University. 22. Paper presented at Networked Learning 2014 as part of symposium titled: Perspectives on Identity within Networked Learning with Jane Davis and Joyce Seitzinger All full conference papers at http://nlc2014.sched.org/

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