I was invited to share a presentation with http:http://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadshttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadsoclmooc.wordpress.comhttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploads
– share ideas and best practices for learning in an open online environment
– connect with learners from Alberta (and around the globe)
– share ideas, tools and supports related to connected and open learning
– model free and open learning for everyone and anyone who wants to learn.
Since I couldn’t join for a webinar during the scheduled time for presentations, I offered to create a video presentation that could be shared with the #oclmooc community. One of the co-consipirators or volunteers involved in organizing and inspiring community members, @EHordyskiLuong kindly joined me when I recorded the video presentation.
Here’s the presentation I shared:
In the presentation, I ask participants to reflect on their use of technological networks. Do you share your work? Identify with a group? Collaborate? Take action? To what extent do technological networks support learners? I also ask participants to consider the terms “technological fluency.” I suggested technological fluency can be considered a combination of deep understanding, learning, skills, literacies and competencies within a contemporary learning culture. As a society, I believe we are beyond asking if technology should be used for learning and need to consider meaningful use of technology as part of our learning designs. You might ask to what extent or how fluent do we need to be and do our students need to be?
How are you actively building your technological fluency and connecting with others? Participants were invited to start sharing using the #SoMe activity designed by @InnovativeEdu, Lisa Nielsen. You can see the shared #SoMe videos added by #oclmooc participants to the padlet at http:http://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadshttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadspadlet.comhttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadsbabrownhttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadssome
If you would like more information about developing your own #SoMe activity, you may wish to review Lisa Nielsen’s innovative educator blog at http:http://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadshttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadstheinnovativeeducator.blogspot.cahttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploads2014http://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploads08http://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadsits-some-great-back-to-school-activity.html
I thought #oclmooc participants might find this interesting. As I was reviewing my twitter feed this week, I found it fascinating to read recent posts by both authors I discussed in my presentation– Clay Shirky and Lisa Nielsen. I referenced Clay Shirky’s work in relation to four steps in networking and Lisa Nielsen’s idea about the #SoMe activity and brought ideas of these two leading thinkers together in my presentation.
In the following two articles you will see how both Clay Shirky and Lisa Nielsen challenge ideas about meaningful use of technology in designing learning. Here’s the two articles demonstrating two different perspectives on the debate in usinghttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadscontrolling use of technology in class:
Clay Shirky’s article in the Washington Post – Why a leading professor of new media just banned technology use in class
Lisa Nielsen’s article in Tech&Learning – Don’t follow the lead of @cshirky in banning technology
Here’s another question for the #oclmooc community to consider: What are your thoughts about the debate in usinghttp://www.drbarbbrown.com/wp-content/uploadscontrolling use of technology in K-12 and in higher education?