Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age

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Slides for my keynote presentation at YRDSB Quest in Richmond Hill, Ontario, November 17, 2010. Full video of the recording is found here: http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?lid=237&rid=17&sid=3867&gid=73758


  • 1.Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age Quest 2010Richmond Hill, Ontario By Dr. Alec CourosUniversity of Regina

2. #yrdsbquest 3. The Blur 4. Web 2.0 tools exist that might allow academics to reect andreimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools might positively affect -- even transform - research, teaching, andservice responsibilities - only if scholars choose to buildserious academic lives online, presenting semi-public selvesand becoming invested in and connected to the work of theirpeers and students. (Greenhow, Robella, & Hughes, 2009)http://edr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/full/38/4/246 5. Visitors vs. Residents 6. context inspirationsthe road ahead 7. context 8. Informal Learning Informal learning is a signicant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning.George Siemens http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm 9. Access 10. Free/Open Content describes any kind of creative work in a format that explicitly allows copying andmodifying of its information by anyone, not exclusively by a closed organization, rm, orindividual. (Wikipedia) 11. http://www.ickr.com/photos/9119028@N05/591163479/ 12. ParticipatoryMedia http://www.ickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3256859352/sizes/z/in/photostream/ 13. http://www.hufngtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html 14. http://www.hufngtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html 15. media stats (2009) 90 trillion emails sent annually from 1.4 billion email users 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 FacebookStats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom 16. http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-scott-over-35-hours-of-video.html 17. http://www.hufngtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html 18. danah boydpay attention to ...Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability.Dynamics: invisible audiences, collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces @zephoria 19. Networks http://www.owtown.com/blog/the-2010-social-networking-map 20. Network Literacies Understanding hownetworks work is one ofthe most importantliteracies of the 21stcentury. (2010)Howard Rheingold 21. networks redene communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. networks form around shared interests & objects. 22. Howard Rheingold http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html 23. http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html 24. Personal Learning Network 25. connections 26. practice 27. Challenges of Participatory Culture How do we ensure that every child has access to skills and experiences need to become a full participant in the social, cultural, economic, and political future of our society? Henry Jenkins 28. Example #1: Transparent Walls@royanlee 29. Example #2: Advocacy of Sharing @thecleversheep 30. Example #3: Shared Global Experiences@langwitches @hdurnin @glassbeed 31. Example #4: Making It Relevant @danikabarker 32. Example #5: Meaningful Connections @courosa 33. Example #6: Rethinking Classroom Time@karlsch 34. Example #7: PD Anytime, Anywhere 35. there are hundreds of examples but this is NOT the norm 36. http://twitter.com/#!/dougpete/ontario-educators 37. the road ahead 38. 21st Century Learning What happens to traditional concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now learn anything, anywhere, anytime? Will Richardson 39. Embrace Our Reality 40. Connect with Others 41. Create a Culture of Sharing http://www.ickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/4802611949/ 42. Let Go Of Control http://www.ickr.com/photos/admitchell08/2574455073 43. Private PublicClosedOpen 44. We need to move beyond theidea that education is somethingthat is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create ourselves. (Downes, 2010) 45. Dont limit a child to your ownlearning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagorehttp://couros.ca couros@gmail.com@courosa