Ideas from the thirteen weeks of MOOC « Not Worth Printing. One recurring theme of the thirteen weeks of MOOC sessions has been that the current education system is no longer appropriate for learners in the 21st century. Many of the MOOC presentations in the past 13 weeks point to this problem from various angles – formal learning, informal learning or somewhere in between. The following image illustrates the ideas slowing coming together in my mind. In terms of formal learning, Tony Bates believes that changes can occur within the existing education institutes; and the introduction of technology-enhanced learning requires educators to get rid of the prejudice against online learning and university professors to let go of, what Bates called, the Socratic myth, which is the idea of teachers and learners having dialogues as interlocutors in Plato’s book, which no longer holds true in the lecture halls of 21st century mega universities.
Dave Cormier stresses the role of lifelong learning in 21st century workplace. Like this: Like Loading... Spaced learning. Spaced Learning is a learning method in which highly condensed learning content is repeated three times, with two 10-minute breaks during which distractor activities such as physical activities are performed by the students. It is based on the temporal pattern of stimuli for creating long-term memories reported by R.
Douglas Fields in Scientific American in 2005. This 'temporal code' Fields used in his experiments was developed into a learning method for creating long-term memories by Paul Kelley, who led a team of teachers and scientists as reported in Making Minds in 2008. A paper on the method has been published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. This makes a substantial scientific case for this approach to learning based on research over many years in different species. Spaced Learning was recognized as potentially significant by The Innovation Unit who created an online resource on Spaced Learning in 2011. The background to Spaced Learning References
Learning Analytics. Learning. Rhizome. Connectivism. Dave Cornier. Curation is not Aggregation! Education. Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum. Below is my paper as it appears in Innovate – Journal of Online Education. Many, many thanks to the fine folks there for all their help. Note: this journal has since gone ‘out of print’. the originals are still available at archive.org but i have adjusted the links here so that they continue to work. The truths of which the masses now approve are the very truths that the fighters at the outposts held to in the days of our grandfathers. We fighters at the outposts nowadays no longer approve of them; and I do not believe there is any other well-ascertained truth except this, that no community can live a healthy life if it is nourished only on such old marrowless truths.
—Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People (1882/2000, IV.i) Knowledge as negotiation is not an entirely new concept in educational circles; social contructivist and connectivist pedagogies, for instance, are centered on the process of negotiation as a learning process. On Knowledge Information is the foundation of knowledge. Workers, soldiers or nomads – what does the Gates Foundation want from our education system? This is the first draft of the thinking I’ve been doing lately, it draws on a recent article from the gates foundation about learning being like working. It also relies very heavily on the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, particularly through . The why of education should be the first question that we answer in any discussion in the field.
The answer to the ‘why of education’ question should be debated, mulled and hammered, on and on, and be at the centre of the work that we do. Sadly, it seems to be very difficult to say anything about “what learning is” and “why we educate our children”. We tend to end up saying something like the following We are preparing our students for the future We need to get them ready for university We are trying to make good citizens for our society We are trying to instill cultural values We are trying to teach them to learn There are any number of ways to say this, and, by saying it, say nothing.
The worker is easy to measure. Soldiers defend the status quo. Community as Curriculum – vol 2. The Guild/Distributed Continuum. “Community as Curriculum“, in: D. Araya & M.A. Peters, Education in the Creative Economy: Knowledge and Learning in the Age of Innovation, New York: Peter Lang, 2010. This text is an extract of a forthcoming book ((Spring 2010) Education in the Creative Economy: Knowledge and Learning in the Age of Innovation, a book edited by Araya and Peters and Published by Peter Lang.Chapter 23 Community as CurriculumDave Cormier Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you – just one word.
Ben: Yes sir. Mr. Ben: Yes I am. Mr. Ben: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. Ben: Yes I will. Mr. —The Graduate, 1967 This classic scene from the 1967 blockbuster The Graduate illustrates the assumptions and premises of the traditional twentieth-century ontology of work and knowledge. In the scene, Benjamin Braddock, twenty-one years old, recent university graduate and star student, stands uncomfortably in his parents’ living room being grilled by their peers about what he’s going to do with the rest of his life. A pedagogy of abundance or a pedagogy to support human beings? Participant support on massive open online courses | Kop. Rita Kop and Hélène Fournier National Research Council of Canada John Sui Fai Mak Australia Abstract This paper examines how emergent technologies could influence the design of learning environments.
It will pay particular attention to the roles of educators and learners in creating networked learning experiences on massive open online courses (MOOCs). The research shows that it is possible to move from a pedagogy of abundance to a pedagogy that supports human beings in their learning through the active creation of resources and learning places by both learners and course facilitators. This pedagogy is based on the building of connections, collaborations, and the exchange of resources between people, the building of a community of learners, and the harnessing of information flows on networks.
Keywords: Connectivism; networked learning; media affordances; learner autonomy; presence; roles; educator Introduction Complexity, Resilience, and the Need for Agility in Learning Findings.