Live blogging Curtis Bonk's presentation from Indiana State University at the Georgia Association of Educators Technology Conference.
We all learn — 10 forces that opened the learning world. World is being made life long. Web 2.0 is a symbol of that participation.
His slides are available at www.trainingshare.com.
He mentions alternative reality learning and real time mobility. Personal Learning Networks.
Take the 10 trends and index them.
1) Pipings/ Infrastructure
2) Content — OER – Open Education Resources — free content available to anyone in the world. Open access and collaboration. Multitasking. Global sharing.
He went to other places and 10 years a go they said “We don't share here.” But now things have changed and they do share now.
3) culture that is accepting of this new concept of sharing information.
We're at that juncture where it is changing and that is what makes being an educator exciting. You can teach anyone anywhere in the world.
Free access to Shakespeares' works and everything else. The search is on. He has a link to Jeff Han on Ted Talks. How will we take advantage of that?
The owner of google would like a chip in your brain. (? I haven't heard that before.) That is the dream he has. (I have a student doing a video on google brain.)
Open Content Alliance is trying to index and scan in all books. The wayback machine allows you to go back in time and look at the older things in time.
The tide has changed. Taking online classes. (note with online classes — I'm finding that many of them are text only classes and am not happy w/ how they are doing.)
Technology in K12 — Broadband access is less of a barrier.
Julie Young FLVS — Georgia Virtual School — Utah 50,000 electronic students. Ohio is doing a lot of online learning as well. Hawaii, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
3) The availablility of “Free stuff” the FOSS movement (Free and open source software).
Apache, Moodle, etc. Free tools for course management. Free MIT courseware. educommons platform — several organizations — National University of Vietnam — the 2nd university to go online — put everything online.
Moodle — hundreds of thousands of people who moodle. Course management system (I keep wondering if I should set this up for us at our school.)
4. Leveraged resources and open content. Tufts university has put their coursework online. (I have to wonder if overchoice will come into play here — when will universities start using one another's materials? Or do we have to all create it?)
Oops — Opensource Opencourse Prototype System.
Talking about Foundation of Fantasy, Lucifer — made millions translating Lord of the Rings into Chinese. Largest volunteer translation network in the world — translating the MIT courses. They translate as best as they can.
Has an article coming out next week — the culture of the translation process.
Open Learning Object Repositories, sharing content across courses. Content online that is reusable, accessible, maintainable.
Free video lectures. No mans land? In itunes indexing lectures Government indexing portals.
Merlot — higher ed — Multimedia educational resource for learning and online teaching — resource. 20,000 free contents for many topics for anyone to use — over 40,000 are using it. In 2007 people are sharing. It is peer reviewed. (Cool — I've seen it before but didn't realize it was peer reviewed.)
GELCL – Global education and learning community – curriki — talked about that. Scott McNeely from Sun Microsystems.
Where is Matt — the name of the video — geography –(the videos are called — Where the hell is Matt? and are on youtube — Matt Harding — I doubt the filters will let it through).
Talked about teachertube.
African School Dream in CurrentTV. Computer programming who wants to be in film. Wikis and wiki books — write wikibooks online. Errors are typically changed w/ in 5-10 minutes.
7. Electronic Collaboration and Interaction — Collaborate or Die.
Groove comes free with XP — I don't know anything abut that.
Collanos, SharePoint, Breeze — Adobe Connect Pro.
Language Learning – Skype, Google Talk, Chinesepod, LiveMocha, VoiceThread, YackPack, Dotsub, Mixxer, Chinswing, other collaborative language learning.
www.chinswing.com — creating conversations. Talking back and forth.
8. Alternative reality learning
Notes are getting sparse b/c I'm chatting w/ Bernie Dodge, Jennifer Maddrell, Alan Levine in the ustream.
10. Networks of personalized learning.
Chinese Pod learning Mandarin
Facebook account. He has 50 friends now in Facebook.
He is creating wiki books that peoplare downloading.
Michael Resch – Web 2.0 — showing the video.
Ustream Transcript of Chat:
Talked about R2D2 — Read to Do to
Common experience and wrap activities around it.
They can show and demonstrate things to the instructor. Get respect and prestige from what they are finding. They love sharing what they've found. Screen what they've found ahead of time.
3. Library Day-
Blog — Online resource Library (ORL) — every student has a weblink where they post the extra readings that they are doing. He assigns a book and lets them pick 20 articles. They pick their own. They have a critical friend that gives them feedback on their readings. He assigns critical friends.
4. Problem based learning (PBL) —
Let judges evaluate. Do contests.
He has on a Borg hat. Cool.
1 Instructor Portal — anatomy 200,000 students used his website. Colonial williamsburg has podcasts up.
3. Electronic cameras and maps
;-) OK, guys his numbers are all over the place b/c he's mashing up multiple presentations — I don't have time to edit the numbers guys — so you're getting this raw. Just watch the ustream video at the top!
Online science — kids as global scientists, the jason project.
Live Mocha — teach others to give or teach languages — free resource. presentations w/ expert reviews. Get lessons and classes. Wow!
Social networking for kids — social networking Club Penguin. (I don't like this site, I like Webkins.) Musical acoustics.
Motivational ideas — How can you motivate people.
TechVariety Motivation —
10 ideas for each level.
1. Tone climate – scavenger hunts, expectations, find friends in facebook,
autonomy and choice — clickers — innnovation is one click away.
Interactivity — simulations and games online. experiments.
Digital storytelling — The art of digital storytelling — educational uses of digital storytelling.
Audio — Audio dramas. Online audio cases.
Reflective and observational learners — rflect, observe, view, and watch learning.
Teacher training — Ohio reading teachers trained through video. Indiana doing math and scienc eteaching using expert videos.
Visual learners — diagrams, pictures, films, demonstration
animations — video clips, pictures, web resources.
Wikibooks and junior wiki books.
Chapters and sections of this book being written.
Online surveys. — survey research — zoomerang — let kids check real world data and share it.
Matrix — R2D2 to the matrix. Ohio ipods for free to the teachers.
Use of weblogs. Wikis. Jimmy Wales dropped out of Indiana U to create wikipedia, wikicommons, wikiversity, wikibooks. Etc.
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