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Association for Learning Technology Conference 2009, Keynote Speech. Powerpoint presentation

Anderson, Terry (2009) Association for Learning Technology Conference 2009, Keynote Speech. Powerpoint presentation. In: ALT-C 2009 "In dreams begins responsibility" - choice, evidence and change, 8 - 10 September 2009, Manchester.

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      Abstract

      Learning is rapidly evolving from an activity that is designed, packaged and delivered by formal learning organizations, to one co-designed by individuals and networks of life-long learners. In this presentation Terry talks about the evolution of online learning from delivery models designed around monolithic virtual learning environments, to ones in which a variety of tools are used to connect learners with teachers, resources and collaborators. Effective learning now continuously morphs among individual, group, network and collective activities. Each requires learning designs and tools that adapt to and exploit the unique learning affordances of that context. Social software and web 2.0 applications create opportunity to move formal education from a content transmission to a knowledge creation models. However, such systemic change creates disruption in current practices, attitudes and required skill sets of faculty and education administrators. Adoption and effective use does not come easily for institutions especially for this with successful histories with older models of teaching and learning. This talk is designed to explore, expose and challenge educational leaders and to equip them as effective agents of change in their learning contexts. The presentation overviews a conceptual model that differentiates the functions of groups, networks and collectives in supporting formal education and informal learning. The effective use of these new technologies requires new pedagogical models of learning and teaching. The session overviews new pedagogies that have evolved within a network intensive context. These include connectivism - 'a pedagogy for the networked era' and traces its development from constructivist and chaos theory. Finally the session looks at how learning ecologies are developed and sustained throughout and beyond formal education.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
      Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
      L Education > L Education (General)
      Divisions: ALT-C Conference > ALT-C 2009
      Depositing User: Miss M Jones
      Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2009 15:53
      Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 09:52
      URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/659

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