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.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

It may have been done alone or with others, but the social connection was still strong: teachers directed and facilitated the learning, and we often shared answers or talked about homework with peers. This is not to say that everything we know or can do was learned socially.

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Is all learning social?

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In the post I made the remark that today's learning needs to be personal, social and global, all of which can be mediated through technology. Keith asked me 'Does learning always need to be social?' They are infused with social meaning. Even consciousness is social.

Freinet and social media

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When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

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. What would Illich have made of the social web? Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Learning is changing

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What we learn in formalised settings such as school, college and university is merely the foundation of our knowledge and the rudimentary skill sets that enable us to build our own minds and construct meaning, through individual and social contexts later in life. Learning is changing.

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#3quotes from Vygotsky

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Although his writings were suppressed in the West for several decades, they eventually emerged in the 70s, representative of a progressive view of constructivism, in which the social was seen as a major influence on learning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Our mutual friends

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It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Social media can reduce the degrees of separation.

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#3quotes from Bruner

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In this post I will featuring direct quotations from legendary American psychologist Jerome S Bruner , whose work focused on the psychology of learning, pedagogical methods such as instructional scaffolding and the spiral curriculum , as well as social constructivist learning methods.

Making connections

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One major phenomenon of the last decade has undoubtedly been the global and exponential rise of social media. Seeded at the turn of the century, the social web phase of Internet development promoted connections, participation, networked sociality. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Watch and learn

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Today, we explore the work of Albert Bandura on social learning theory. It''s been said that Albert Bandura''s theory of social learning spans the gap between behaviourism and cognitivism. From his research Bandura formulated four principles of social learning.

Share trading

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The entire social web is founded on freely shared content. Prior to the social web, public sharing wasn''t that common a theme. Sharing content for free was amplified into popularity by the advent of the social networks. Cambridge: Polity Press.

From novice to expert

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The theory Jean Lave''s situated learning theory can be located within the social constructivist school of thought. How it can be applied in education This theory relies heavily on social contexts, and shows that learning rarely occurs within a social vacuum.

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Activity learning

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Engeström''s approach was to explain human thought processes not simply on the basis of the individual, but in the wider context of the individual''s interactions within the social world through artefacts, and specifically in situations where activities were being produced.

Is technology killing the art of conversation?

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In Alone Together (2011) Turkle implies that technology is distracting us from social interaction, and is ruining conversation: 'The relentless connection leads to a new solitude'. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Work in progress

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A key feature of social media is its open architecture, because it allows all members of a community to easily modify, extend or delete content. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Engaging Interactions for e-Learning

Learning Visions

I was honored to have been among those asked to review this eBook before it went "to press". Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. 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 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Our viral web

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But we all have access to the power of social media, and with appropriate use, and with enough of us involved, we are all watchers - and we can all make a difference. He reported it online, sharing his outrage with his social network. We are all Big Brother now.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Yet More Buzz on Buzzword

Learning Visions

I got listed on their "press" page. Im on the press page, so I think I should get at invite, dont you? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. 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 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Some LMSs offer advanced features that support performance management and social learning opportunities. Common MOOC platforms include: Coursera. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is different from public domain.

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

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1964) The Painter of Modern Life , New York, NY: Da Capo Press. Photo by Steve Wheeler Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Through a child's eyes

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Indeed, Vygotsky was particularly vocal in his opposition to Piaget's theory that children were naturally egocentric, suggesting that it is only when children are deprived of social contact that they resort to egocentric behaviour (p. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Better together

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Photo by US Dept of Agriculture on Flickr Social learning is one of the vital components of contemporary learning and development. Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1978) argued that we learn best when we are immersed in a socially rich, culturally relevant environment.

Learning on the move

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There are many social implications of mLearning, some of which I covered in my presentation (slides below). This echoes Goffman's (1967) drama theory where individuals manage their impressions in a kind of performance in social contexts. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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The ripple effect

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Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it.

Shifting sands

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Education premised on this philosophy has been commonly referred to as the ''factory model'' because of its parallels to industrialised working, which included batchprocessing, rationalisation of resources, synchronised behaviour and homogenisation of product.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

Conversation as curriculum

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In the digital age, conversation as curriculum can be extended beyond the classroom through the use of social media and other communication technologies. London: University of Chicago Press. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Opening up #learning: new forms of knowledge

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The social web opens up channels to connect with other people around the world, either experts or fellow students. Opening up learning means creating opportunities for learners that were previously unattainable. Technology can do this.

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Always Beta, Never Done

Web Tools for Learners

via Creative Commons/Flickr. Clay Shirky, in Here Comes Everybody , says in the first 100 years after the invention of the printing press, it broke more than it fixed. I know that the printing press brought endless developments with it from dictionaries to science, from the Enlightenment to romance novels, and more. printing social_web web2.0 The most fascinating thing about the web is that there is no end; there is always more and new.

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A message to Auntie

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Now and then, just to fall in step with other the tabloid press, BBC News resorts to sensationalist headlines. I'm not sure why they do it, because they already have a huge global audience and they don't need to hype themselves.

Power struggle

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I''m going to present retrospective reviews of a dozen seminal books that I think should be on the reading list of anyone who wants to learn more about the social and cultural impact technology is having on learning and education. New York: New York University Press.

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The first technology

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Social media, in all its forms, is I believe, one of the greatest innovations ever to impact on the world of learning, in all sectors. I have been working in the field of learning technologies for almost 40 years. As you can imagine, during this time I've seen quite a few developments.

Many pathways

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London: Fontana Press. This is number 12 in my series of short posts on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Taking up residence

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The media and press also persist in using the term with alacrity, even though several academics , researchers and thought leaders (including Prensky himself) have repeatedly warned us about its lack of veracity or misinterpretation.

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