Origins of Learning with ‘e's
- 2007 started blogging
- Learning using digital technologies…
- Incorporates comments from people into the book
If Web 1.0 was the ‘Write Web' and Web 2.0 is the ‘Read/Write Web', then Web 3.0 will be the ‘Read/Write/Collaborate Web'.
- Coined by Tim Reilly of O'Reilly media – progression or evolution of the web
- Web 1.0 – the sticky web
- Web 2.0 – the participatory web
- Web 3.0 – the read/write/collaborative web
Digital natives/immigrants vs residents/visitors
Mark Frensky – coined the phrases digital natives and digital immigrants in 2000 / 2001 – The Horizon
- Digital natives
- Digital immigrants
- Net Generation
It's not about age; it's about context. -Steve Wheeler
Challenging to find a universal digital literacy tool
Every individual’s context is unique. -Steve Wheeler
I know what I need to do with the tools that are available to me and so do my students. -Steve Wheeler
We learn best when we are curious. We become curious when we don't know the answer to something. And we don't know the answer to something when we get challenged. Problem based learning is probably the most powerful method you could possibly use. -Steve Wheeler
Initially got interested in the backchannel chatter happening at a conference.
@stevewheeler account – started with that, though his more popular account to follow is…
Twitter for me is probably for me the most powerful tool for communicating I've ever used. -Steve Wheeler
Lack persistence – You need to give it time.
[Twitter] is not about the content; it’s about the conversation. -Steve Wheeler
The practice of blogging
If [professors don't blog], how else are they going to express themselves? -Steve Wheeler
Professors normally express themselves through closed, academic journals. The academic capital that most universities currently subscribe to… That's going to change.
Why Steve knows that blogging is much more effective:
Wrote an article in 2005: wasn’t published for nearly three years; revised. 36 academic citations.
At the same time, wrote another article, sent it in to an open-access journal; five people instead of two… Not only did they publish it within six weeks. The way forward for disseminating… 550k views; Almost 1,000 citations.
Blogging. People are actually reading it. Could be much harsher in their criticism. Reflect on practice more deeply. 3,000 views in a day. Don’t know how he could possibly get that kind of exposure through traditional academic journals.
- Jim Groom (edupunk) (on Twitter)
- George Siemens (on Twitter)
- Steven Anderson's blog – web 2.0 classroom (on Twitter)
- Sherry Terrell (on Twitter).
- Amy Burvall Hawaii History Teachers channel
- Audrey Watters
- Alan Levine (on Twitter)
- Martin Weller (on Twitter)
- David Hopkins‘ blog Don’t waste your time (on Twitter)
- Helen Keegan (on Twitter)
Death of privacy – all surveilled; all followed; difficult to be a private citizen
The death of privacy has happened. It's very difficult to be a private citizen these days. -Steve Wheeler
- The law is running to catch up
- Difficult question to answer
- School systems differ; social contexts differ; social norms differ
Taupaki School in Aukland – principal of the school, Stephen Lethbridge (on Twitter)- primary plus school. 5-13… through making things. Papert's Constructionist theories. Learning the curriculum subjects in a fun, challenging, exciting way.
Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus
A story about a catepillar
…partly about life, partly about revolution and lots about hope – for adults and others including caterpillars who can read.