Networked pedagogy

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New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. The future of education and the potential impact of new and emerging technologies. Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Networking the future #EDEN15

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Audrey Watters and Maarten de Laat at EDEN Maarten de Laat's keynote speech at EDEN 2015 contained all of the ingredients for thoughtful and reflective consideration of how we now teach and how students now learn in an increasingly networked society. A professor at the Dutch Open University, Maarten de Laat researches into networked learning and the use of digital media in education. Teachers need active networks of learning to make the leap to new forms of learning.


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Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

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Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19. I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology. Together for two days, we discussed how digital technologies and networks could support learning. OpenBlog19 by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Emerging" = kinds of e-learning that are just starting to show up -- in labs, new company offerings. Gary has worked on three "Emerging e-Learning" reports Emerging E-Learning Technologies: Have looked at 52 emerging technologies.

Back to #EDEN

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Image from Pixabay EDEN - the European Distance and E-learning Network - is my spiritual home. Let me list just a few: Smart phones and other mobile technologies such as e-readers; social media and social networks; touch-screen technologies; Web 2.0; New teaching and learning methods and techniques and new pedagogical theories have emerged, and those of us who inhabit the world of education and training have witnessed disruption (both positive and detrimental) on a vast scale.

The art of Twitter

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Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol. When the Internet and e-mail was first emerging as a major communication tool set, several people proposed an Internet ettiquette, or 'Netiquette', which involved guidelines such as using UPPER CASE letters only if you were shouting.

Learning futures

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The conference event (#the2013) was organised by the Qatar Foundation in alliance with a number of overseas universities, based within the Education City network. My presentation was entitled ''Learning Futures: Emerging technologies, pedagogies and contexts'', where I explored some of the potential of new technologies to disrupt our current educational practices. Technology #the2013 Doha education Qatar learning future Gulf emerging technology

Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning

Tom Spiglanin

The many emerging roles for Learning and Development professionals. The importance of a personal learning network. This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 This work by Tom Spiglanin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 For nearly three years, I’ve been exploring social learning, informal learning, and the changing workplace.

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Globally connected minds

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Increasingly, the effect of the global connected mind will emerge as a social phenomenon. There is a growing feeling amongst the networked nation that we can do so much more together than we can as isolated individuals. We have 3 billion new minds coming on line to work with us to help us solve our grand challenges." - Peter Diamandis (TED Talk) Photo by Rajasagar Globally connected minds by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

60 years ago today

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Soon there were 2 computers in the corridor, and then later an entire suite, networked in a dedicated computer suite. The web arrived, and we found ourselves beginning to network across the globe, forming the first social networks. I began to experiment with satellite and video teleconferencing, which emerged from research I did during my teacher training. blogs comouters education learning media Networks social media Technology wikis

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

hosted by Training Magazine Network. A nice follow-on to the webinar, we talked a bit more about learning campaigns, emerging technologies and, of course, the upcoming DevLearn 09. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

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Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. from Deschooling Society , 1971) In the context of the technology of his day, he saw networked computers and telephone systems being used to encourage and promote exchanges of ideas, knowledge and expertise. was emerging. He was known as an anarchist philosopher and an intellectual maverick.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 3

Tom Spiglanin

The nature of how workers interact and network will change with adoption of collaborative cloud-based applications. Illustration of both the hierarchical workplace network and the public network from the perspective of a single connected worker, who is effectively a node on both networks. This can have a profound effect on the nature of the workplace network. Unlike hierarchical relationships at work, public networks don’t preexist.

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The changing Web

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remains a contested label for new and emergent properties that are found on the Web. It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf. Social networking and social bookmarking for health librarians. 2002) The Network Society.

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Identity play

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We need to remember that in the mid-nineties, MUDs and MOOs were quite primitive in comparison to the media rich social networking tools of today, and relied mostly on textual communication. More importantly, Turkle acknowledges that personal identity is often in the hands of individuals to make of what they will, a nod in the direction of the personalised spaces and digital presence construction that were to emerge a decade down the line.

I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

The hierarchy is commonly represented with the org chart, a two-dimensional block diagram showing the authoritative wiring of the organization. It’s relatively easy to understand the hierarchy of an organization, most commonly represented in the form of an org chart. Whether a workgroup consists of individuals with common expertise or have widely dissimilar backgrounds, its members have many interests. This is the economy of the network.

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Tom Spiglanin

The previous decade had been marked by the emergence of phrases like, “faster, better, cheaper,” and “doing more with less,” spurred by an influx of technology and other services that also stimulated longer working hours. Today, however, it’s much more common for technologies, especially Internet-based, to find widespread use outside traditional organizations and only slowly make their way inside.

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Communities and connections

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Before this, I presented some of my thinking around new theories and emerging pedagogies that leverage to power and potential of networked technologies, and spoke about the personal devices students use and how they might be incorporated into every day teaching and learning. I also mentioned some of the emerging tools and technologies that are just becoming available, and speculated on how these might influence changes in pedagogy in the coming years.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Gin System

Learning Visions

It seems to me that FaceBook is a great networking tool. Gin" stands for Group Interactive Network. In the case of an emergency, they can text message every parent at the same time. It seems to me that a system like this could provide some of the networking that FaceBook provides -- within an organization -- and provide a lot of content. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Future technologies: What lies ahead

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In this session I cover a range of new and emerging technologies such as voice controlled interfaces and gestural computing, the Internet of Things (pervasive computing), wearable technologies and artificial intelligence and speculate on what their impact might be on workbased learning. I also outline some of the major trends we should look out for in the next decade, including an increase in the emphasis on personalised learning, social networking and untethered (mobile) learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go. Common Craft Videos Great at explaining. But creativity !=

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Jobs and roles are rapidly evolving with new ones emerging, and old ones getting automated or vanishing altogether.

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The tribal web

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The tribes and clans I have identified, it could be argued, are emerging as a direct result of their sustained interaction with, and through, social technologies. When observed in its entirety however, the trails of evidence emerging on the Web can readily support the notion of the virtual clan. It should also be acknowledged that clans tend to emerge within tribes as cutural definitions and user generation of digital artefacts become more pronounced.

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Instagram, WhatsApp and Learning

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Learning is essentially a social activity, where people scaffold and extend each other’s knowledge gain [ 54 ], but in recent years, new theories have emerged to explain distributed forms of learning that have been made possible through mobile technology and social media. Digital forms of scaffolding emerge where learners access new knowledge using personal devices [ 55 ]. Another emerging theory relates to the increasing mutability of knowledge in the digital age.

Two innovations that have changed learning forever

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In the 90s we saw the rapid evolution of the Internet and video conferencing , followed closely by the emergence of mobile phones and the social web. Social networks, blogging , podcasting, online repositories such as Wikipedia and YouTube, and the rapid convergence of older technologies began to shape the educational technology landscape and brought us to where we are right now.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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The entirety of the global social network we all inhabit is predominantly about sharing our minds. When people connect using technology, they seek out commonalities and look for shared experiences. It's comforting to know that others are experiencing the same doubts and difficulties as we are, or that we can all work together to succeed in a common task. The selection of common goals and purposes is a powerful motivator for those engaged in collaborative learning.

Face to face - at a distance

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It was then that e-mail began to proliferate, and we began to connect computers together into networks. During the 80s several new theories began to emerge around the student experience of learning while separated from tutor and peers.

Still, Watters runs deep #EDEN15

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Watters certainly modelled the themes of the EDEN Conference - the challenges of expanded learning scenarios - in her speech entitled 'Learning Networks, not Teaching Machines', she started by talking about the the century old efforts to modernise education and the integration of technology, but then decided to talk about the ideology around networks and learning instead. Villemard, c 1910 And yet, the students in Villmard's image are actually networked.

Top ten UK education blogs

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So it was very gratifying to see that Vuelio (a company that specialises 'in software for public relations, public affairs and stakeholder communications professionals seeking to identify, understand and engage with the right influencers for them – whether they’re part of mainstream or emerging media, or influential within more niche, real-world networks' ) had published its latest research into which education blogs in the UK are the biggest influencers, and rated mine so highly.

Smartphones in mobile healthcare

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This paper provides a brief state-of-the-art overview of health and healthcare smartphone apps (applications) on the market today, including emerging trends and market uptake. and the emerging Windows Phone 7 platform). Among the surveyed apps are those assisting in chronic disease management, whether as standalone apps or part of a BAN (Body Area Network) and remote server configuration. cost, network bandwidth and battery power efficiency, usability, privacy issues, etc.),

Information, innovation and meaning

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It focuses its work on mathematical sciences applied to wireless, optical and networking communications. He explained the potential of developing AI trends such as deep learning and artificial neural networks , and painted a bright technological future for all sectors of society. Other emerging technologies such as DNA based digital storage (which is capable of subverting Moore's Law) will expand our capability to store and retrieve huge amounts of data very quickly.

Making connections

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Seeded at the turn of the century, the social web phase of Internet development promoted connections, participation, networked sociality. It didn''t take long for the emerging social networking services to gain massive worldwide subscriptions. Manuel Castells (2012) remarked on the autonomous nature of social media, and how ideas and other content can be amplified across vast networks, reaching huge audiences in seconds.

New spaces, new pedagogies

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Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education. They can easily connect into and maintain contact with multiple communities of interest, gaining access to experts using social networking tools such as Myspace and Facebook.

Three things

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Yet in recent years, with the proliferation and equalisation of knowledge and the strengthening of social connections through digital media, new theories such as connectivism and paragogy have emerged to challenge the central place of ZPD in contemporary pedagogical theory. Now many learners are exploiting the power of social media to build and engage with equals in personal learning networks. There are three things we need to know about learning for this generation.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

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The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites. New trends have emerged including blended learning , personalised learning environments ( PLEs ) Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), mobile learning and the flipped classroom.

Web 3.0: The Way Forward?

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tools to promote collaboration and creative approaches to learning in school. I know that will please a number of people I know, not least @Networking_lady)! in which I attempted to paint a picture of future emerging technologies for learning. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 There were some interesting presentations at the Vital Meet seminar tonight, held at St James' School in Exeter.

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We're better connected

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Peter talked about the power of social media to create a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and also discussed the ways students manage their online presence. I talked about connectivism, paragogy, heutagogy and other emerging theories that seek to explain how we learn in new digitally rich environments. We're better connected by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0