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Restless digital natives

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How do we help learners make the most of the web? What opportunities does it afford us? Where might it take us? An optimistic but cautious take on the web and learning.
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  • 1. Restless digital natives Colin CampbellThe impact on learning from Bridging the Gapthe spaces, flows and Conferencenetworks of the internet Nov 2009
  • 2. This space of flows enables a multitude ofactors to reconfigure access to information,people, services and technologies.Through the Network (ofNetworks) the Fifth Estateby William H. DuttonProfessor of Internet Studies,Oxford Internet Institute
  • 3. Questions Id like to discuss1. How useful is the term digitial natives?2. What can we learn from recent studies into the waysyoung people are using technology?3. What are useful habits to adopt in our digital age?4. Where is learning going?
  • 4. What I am going to talk about?1. How useful is the term digitial natives?
  • 5. Web 2.0, 3.0.... how do you react to videos like theone we just watched?
  • 6. Digital native?
  • 7. notions of digital natives vs digitalimmigrants can inhibit understanding
  • 8. Digitalnative? Digital native?
  • 9. Digitalchildhood?
  • 10. 2. What can we learn from recent studies of the waysyoung people are using technology?
  • 11. Slide borrowed from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
  • 12. Slide borrowed from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
  • 13. Living and Learning with New The research was a joint project of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley. Research SummaryMedia: Summary of Findings Over three years, University of California, Irvine researcher Mizuko Ito and her team interviewed over 800 youth and young adults and conducted over 5000 hours of online observations as part of the most extensivefrom the Digital Youth Project U.S. study of youth media use.Hanging around - people they know increasedMessing about - video, images, complexitymashing higher orderGeeking Out - special interest groups thinking(beyond their local social network) - skillscritiquing, creating, analysing
  • 14. Living and Learning with New The research was a joint project of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley.Media: Summary of Findings Research Summary Over three years, University of California, Irvine researcher Mizuko Ito and her team interviewed over 800 youth and young adults and conducted over 5000from the Digital Youth Project hours of online observations as part of the most extensive U.S. study of youth media use.ConclusionPeer-based learning has unique properties thatsuggest alternatives to formal instruction, inuenceof respected peersThere are, of course, idiosyncratic and distinctlyvaried levels of use of digital tools and socialnetworks
  • 15. Walled Gardens?
  • 16. New Millenium Learners 2009The OECDs Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)launched the New Millennium Learners (NML) project in 2007. It has theglobal aim of investigating the effects of digital technologies on school-age learners and providing recommendations on the most appropriateinstitutional and policy responses from the education sector.Cultural capital crucialNo clear links between technology use and academicachievement (with the exception of some writing skills)Access key to social inclusion
  • 17. Slide borrowed from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
  • 18. Slide borrowed from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
  • 19. Both studies show the dominant use isyoung people interacting socially onlineand establishing norms within groupsAccess to these spaces important forsocial interactionImportant difference here from previousgenerations = digital childhood
  • 20. Using technology is instinctive but not in itself motivating for students
  • 21. pedagogy has to be adaptable toaccomodate different types and levels of learner
  • 22. Discussion ?
  • 23. 4. What are the possible next steps for learning?
  • 24. Pedagogy Technology
  • 25. Giles and musicaloverload
  • 26. Ive given up trying to keep up but its better, Im just focusing on arranging bettereventsGiles, music promoter
  • 27. You dont need to know all the stopsbut you need to be able to fair-adjust
  • 28. habits and key big skills
  • 29. Howard Rheingold on media litercies http://vimeo.com/5659525 #1 Attention #2 Participation #3 Collaboration #4 Network Savvy #5 Critical Consumption #1 Global awareness #2 Information processing #3 Self-directed
  • 30. Traditional Contemporary schooling schoolsFactory/ industry model Slow shift towards class rank inquiry based learning delivered curriculum assessment for learning transmission xed rubrics and criteria textbook focus teacher guided xed curriculum group tasks teacher led