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Are collaborative social technology platforms changing education?
Transcript of Are collaborative social technology platforms changing education?
creativity fit? “Teachers have used technology to humanize the classroom. They have taken a fundamentally dehumanizing experience with 30 kids with their fingers on their lips not allowed to interact with each other. A teacher no matter how good, giving this one size fits all lecture to 30 blank faces slightly antagonistic, is now a human experience now they are actually interacting with each other.” Khan, S. (Writer). (2011). Let's use video to reinvent education [Web]. Available from http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/eng//id/1090 Khan Academy “Personal learning environment (PLE) describes the tools, communities, and services that constitute the individual educational platforms learners use to direct their own learning and pursue educational goals.” Kop, R., & Hill., A. (2008). Connectivism: learning theory of the future or vestige of the past?. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 9(3), 1-13. "The learning process is cyclical, in that learners will connect to a network to share and find new information, will modify their beliefs on the basis of new learning, and will then connect to a network to share these realizations and find new information once more." PLE The Learning Process Today “We’re at a point in history where it’s actually possible for anyone to teach anyone else, regardless of geography or status,” says Smithmier. “Each of us has the potential to be contributors, to share our knowledge to make education better and more effective.” Sophia Everywhere Watters, A. (2011, March 28). Unlocking the teacher in all of us [Online Forum Comment]. Retrieved from http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/03/unlocking-the-teacher-in-all-of-us/ According to connectivism, knowledge is distributed across an information network and can be stored in a variety of digital formats. Learning and knowledge are said to “rest in diversity of opinions”
(Siemens, 2008). Connectivism Kop, R., & Hill., A. (2008). Connectivism: learning theory of the future or vestige of the past?. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 9(3), 1-13. 7 things you should know about personal learning spaces. (2009, May). Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/Resources/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutPerso/171521 Now more than ever, people are collaborating, sharing, connecting, trusting and shaping our world through creative social platforms. This has changed our thinking, our educational system and will continue to advance. It is up to us to join the creative conversation through sites like Sophia spreading our creative knowledge.