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Wikinomics 2: How Mass Colloboration Fundamentally Changes Learning
Yvonne Marie Andres, Global SchoolNet Foundation
Session Description: Bestseller “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything” sends educators a critical message. So, how can we best integrate collaborative tools and content and implement strategies?
Intro: Started with 1984 – FREdMain network – tex-base email and newsgroups – found that when she shared student work over the internet, it engaged studetns to a deeper level
1992 – global school house, video audio chat
2009 Global SchoolNet
100,000 educators registered at the site.
Vision is to set up a scope and sequence to have studenst participating in collaborative projects.
If you want your students to be globally literate, then they need to engage in global audience.
At Global SchoolNet, students gather info about local issues and engage them at the global scale.
Based on constructivist learning.
Standards-based, collaborative, and geared to connecting US students with students worldwide…to explore community, cultural and scientific issues!
3 influential forces:
-technology (always connected and interactivce web 2.0
we are always connected- to all of our devices – they provide us with better an more involved experiences
US Now – www.usnowfilm.com
-”We are living in a different world now. THe value of the human being, the connected human being is coming through.” JP Rangaswami
watched part 1 of 7
How does the concept of Wikinomicsimpact learning?
-flexbooks – textbooks on line – content being updated by people in the field
-virtual field trips
-blended learning spaces
education benefits o social networking
“Students using social networking site are actually practicing the kinds of 21st century skills we want them to develop to be successful today.”
-Science Daily July 1, 2007
Net Gen Ethics
-have a different set of ethics
-as employers think of way to attrack workers, need to look at openess, freedom, playfulness, authenticity, innovation. the things that matter to youths today.
What are the implementaiotn obstacles and challenges?
-managing th elearnign environment
-identifying reputable grade appropriate projects
-learning the right new tools
-acceptable use and student safety
-knowsing when enough is enouhg
PBL – 2 years later students in pbl experiences retain 80% more content
Need to not put emphasis on the tool used as they are always changing.
Yvonne doesn’t like twitter. Doesn’t think it is always being used correctly. Defining it as an educational tool. Not a true social (without definition constraints) tool.
Talking abotu edu.googleapps.com
-released at this conference
-emerging to a higher education tool to a k-12 tool
-first step in collaborating globally, is to collaborate in the class with the same tools that connect you to the world.
A few tools
-Photoshow- photo sharing
-globalschoolnet.org – Collaborative learning center – categorize tools, content, and other resources.
Crowds favorite web 2.0 sites
-er2.weebly.com – guy in crowd put it up. teachers rate social networking tools
-Podcasting, camtasia, jing, audacity
-tokbox.com – my addition for web based collaboration
I will find the slides on the revisit to this post.