Howard Rheingold, “Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy” (MP3 audio) | January 23, 2012 | School of Information, U.C. Berkeley March 15, 2012Posted by daviding in Talk Audio Download.
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The presumption that college-age students implicitly know how to effectively use social media is misguided. Howard Rheingold speaks about his experience in teaching students about using social media in learning.
Howard Rheingold offers a glimpse of the future of high-end online learning in which motivated self-learners collaborate via a variety of social media to create, deliver, and learn an agreed curriculum: a mutant variety of pedagogy that more closely resembles a peer-agogy. Rheingold proposes that our intention should be to teach ourselves how to teach ourselves online, and to share what we learn. He will show how the use of social media in courses he has taught about social media issues led him to co-redesign his curriculum, which led to more active participation by students in co-teaching the course.
Howard Rheingold, “Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy” | January 23, 2012 | School of Information, U.C. Berkeley at Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy | School of Information.
Clay Shirky, “Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations” (MP3 audio), Principled Innovation, 2008/04/14 August 13, 2009Posted by daviding in Uncategorized.
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The new social media provides both threats and opportunities to business.
… Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations … [has] profound implications for how we are going to think about the future of associations. [....]
“All businesses are media businesses, because whatever else they do, all businesses rely on the managing of information for two audiences–employees and the world. The increase in the power of both individuals and groups, outside traditional organizational structures, is unprecedented. Many institutions we rely on today will not survive this change without significant alteration, and the more an institution or industry relies on information as its core product, the greater and more complete the change will be.”
The fundamental and irrevocable transformation of the association community we have always known is now underway because social media tools are enabling simple group formation, rapid distributed collaboration and meaningful collective action in ways that no longer demand institutional infrastructure and support. Clay’s book is an incredibly thoughtful and insightful treatise on the technology-powered global social and cultural phenomena that are actively altering our society, including the reality of associations, in the early years of the 21st century.
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Professional writers and journalists live in a world where blogging and social media are on the rise. Non-professional contributing content have both upsides and downsides.
In the introduction to The Cult of the Amateur, Andrew writes. “In today’s self-broadcasting culture, where amateurism is celebrated and anyone with an opinion, however ill-informed, can publish a blog, post a video on YouTube, or change an entry on Wikipedia, the distinction between trained expert and uninformed amateur becomes dangerously blurred. When anonymous bloggers and videographers, unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters, can alter the public debate and manipulate public opinion, truth becomes a commodity to be bought sold, packaged and reinvented.”