NECC 2008 – Day One – Session Four

Luckily my husband is attending this session as well and he has a power strip (and a really disgusting protein bar he shared with me), so I am plugged in and will hopefully get charged enough to continue the day.

Session Four: Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Will Fundamentally Change Learning

  • History of the evolution from FrEdMail Network, Global Schoolhouse, BBS based email, Cyberfair, Web 2.o and Global School Network
  • Global School Network – Mission has always centered on collaboration
  • Learning with Lucie
  • Learning with Lucie Wiki
  • Wikinomics Google Presentation
  • Discussed how presenters collaborated via wiki and Google presentation/docs to create Wikinomics presentation
  • Wikinomics book – entire section on education
  • Wikinomics website – last chapter of book was collaboratively created after the publishing of the book
  • Wikinomics is based on  four premises – openness, peering, sharing and acting globally and three influential forces – technology, Net Gen and Global Economy
  • Always connected – Web, iPod, Tivo, PDA, GPS, cell phone, wireless
  • What are Net Gen Ethics – Young people going in to the work force value these ethics the most – play-fullness, openness, freedom, authenticity, innovation, balance and speed
  • Reality is that most students are social networking at home because the tools they want to use are blocked within their school networks
  • Students need to be taught critical thinking skills with the social networking tools; they also need to be creating projects for an authentic audience
  • Textbooks don’t work anymore – outdated by the time they are published, heavy, students lose them, etc.; Flexbooks attempting to make textbooks collaborative
  • Blended learning spaces – students learn part of the time in class and part of the time outside of class
  • Collaborative Project Registry on Global SchooNet
  • Wikinomics forum on Ning
  • Photoshow – Create photo stories and display on TV
  • Collaboration through social bookmarking via del.ic.ious, diigo

Again, not sure how beneficial these notes are going to be for anyone but me… session has gone pretty quickly. Hope someone finds them useful!

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  1. […] Wikinomics and how mass collaboration will fundamentally change learning was one of the topics at the recent NECC 2008 conference. […]


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