Digital literacies 5: Remix in the classroom

e-Moderation Station

Remix? Our job to teach language, not mess around with digital stuff…” Giving regular workshops about digital literacies, this is a reaction that I often get when we talk about remix literacy, arguably one of the more complex of the literacies. What is remix literacy?

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The 1-minute guide to Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’

e-Moderation Station

Creative Commons is a movement that enables creators to apply different kinds of licenses to their work, allowing them to be distributed or freely shared for non-commercial purposes, adapted or remixed, or used only in their original version. Image by cleandesu.

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The 1-minute guide to Internet copyright, Creative Commons, and ‘fair use’

e-Moderation Station

Creative Commons is a movement that enables creators to apply different kinds of licenses to their work, allowing them to be distributed or freely shared for non-commercial purposes, adapted or remixed, or used only in their original version. Image by cleandesu.

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#openedMOOC Week 3: The 5Rs, CC, and open Licensing

Jenny Connected

Ideally students would not be required to invest in expensive textbooks, but instead use OER, which they can download, own and to which they can apply his 5R set of activities, which are: Retain – the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g.,

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Open learning advance organisers

Jenny Connected

We can come and go as we want – but Stephen suggested that we take part in 4 activities: Aggregate. Remix. Remix: Pick and choose from the content and find a way of recording/keeping track of this, e.g. using an online bookmark tracker such as Delicious, or create a blog, or take screenshots and post on Flickr or record yourself on video. Produce learning materials for other people to aggregate, remix, repurpose and feedforward, so starting the cycle again.

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Some Thoughts on Identity

Jenny Connected

Our engagement with the socially active medium created by new technologies leaves traces each time we do something on the web. The topic for Week 4 of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC is Identity.

Community Technology Spidergram Evolves Again

Digital Habitats

It is so lovely having a fabulous network – including people I just barely know, but who then hook in with a moment of insight, a remix or ready to augment a forming idea or practice.

Understanding Open Educational Resources: Information for Schools

SocialTech

OER describes teaching, learning, and research resources that are shared by people in the public domain, or released under an open licence which allows others to use and remix them.

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Re-purposing, poetry and plagiarism

Jenny Connected

Since 2008 I have been aware that re-purposing is a key activity of connectivist MOOCs (cMOOCs).

cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences

Jenny Connected

Key activities in cMOOCs are remixing and repurposing , i.e. that content will be created, ideally co-created , through interaction with freely available open resources.

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Rhizomatic Learning and Ethics

Jenny Connected

Remixing and repurposing, within copyright restrictions is not cheating. All these activities speed up the flow of information and save us unnecessary work.

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Community Technology Spidergram Evolves Again

Nancy White

It is so lovely having a fabulous network – including people I just barely know, but who then hook in with a moment of insight, a remix or ready to augment a forming idea or practice.

Is structure counter to cMOOC philosophy?

Jenny Connected

I don’t see that the principles of connectivism – autonomy, diversity, openness and interaction across distributed platforms, or the key activities of cMOOCs – aggregate, remix, repurpose, feedforward, necessarily militate against structure or a curriculum. This was a question that came out of our FSLT12 Research Review meeting today.

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Constraints drive creativity?

Jenny Connected

These are the principles of connectivism and MOOCs are based on 4 types of activities. Remixing (organizing information and connections to suit yourself). Reading through the wealth of ideas that Jon Dron has presented us with this week, the idea that constraints drive creativity caught my attention. See this post of Jon’s with reference to the quote by Stavinsky – “The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. ….”.

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ModPo – Learn how to undo the way in which we read

Jenny Connected

I cannot take the ModPo syllabus and remix and repurpose it for my own ends – not that I want to. A very vibrant community has formed around ModPo with a Facebook site that remains active between courses and an active Twitter stream.

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Assessment of discussion forum posts in ModPo

Jenny Connected

I have already accepted that ModPo is not completely open, simply because it is tied to the Coursera platform and therefore does not have ‘open’ resources in the original cMOOC sense of participants being able to aggregate, remix, repurpose and feed forward resources at will. If there had been a meaningful activity around being engaged in the discussion forums, then I would have been happy to comply. Today I am disappointed in ModPo for the first time.

Constraints drive creativity?

Jenny Connected

These are the principles of connectivism and MOOCs are based on 4 types of activities. Remixing (organizing information and connections to suit yourself). Reading through the wealth of ideas that Jon Dron has presented us with this week, the idea that constraints drive creativity caught my attention. See this post of Jon’s with reference to the quote by Stravinsky – “The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one’s self. ….”.

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The philosophy of MOOCs

Jenny Connected

It is also based on the activities of aggregation, remixing, repurposing and feeding forward the resources and learning that are part of the MOOC experience. There are currently lots of blog posts around, asking yet again ‘What is a MOOC?’ and about the different types of MOOCs – see for example. Osvaldo Rodriguez blog. George Siemens’ Elearnspace blog. Stephen Downes’ Half and Hour site. John Mak’s Blog.

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Making Sense of the Rhizome Metaphor for Teaching and Learning

Jenny Connected

There was also the understanding that the activities would be those of a CCK08 type of cMOOC – aggregation, remixing, repurposing and feeding forward, and these activities were in abundance.

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Understanding Digital Citizenship

Jenny Connected

Alec talked about digital citizenship in terms of Cyber-safety (keeping safe and being able to discern truth from hoaxes and myths); Memes (value laden digital viruses); Copyright/copyleft (we used to consume information, now we produce, remix, share); Network Literacy; Identity (81% of children under the age of two have some form of digital footprint and some even have a footprint before birth); and Activism. Alec Couros was the speaker in Changemooc this week.

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Constraints and Change in ChangeMooc

Jenny Connected

The MOOC design philosophy is based on the principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and connectedness and on four types of activity – aggregate, remix, repurpose and feed forward. Participants self-select and typically large numbers sign up and very much smaller numbers remain active to the end of the course.

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Rhizo 14: Emerging Ambiguities and Issues

Jenny Connected

We are curious to explore how nomadic thought was enabled and constrained by the few structuring devices (activities and technologies) present in Rhizo14.

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SEEFA symposium identifies challenges to innovation in Ageing Better – it’s culture as much as tech

Social Reporter

Relatively few organisations in the ageing field are actively engaged in the online world or using collaborative tools. Tablets are increasingly proving more attractive than computers – but again depends on the individual and activity. All of these points could be remixed into a different set of provocations – and you are welcome to do so. Pre-event activity online to engage people who may follow the Twitter stream, contribute, and/or blog.

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Understanding Digital Citizenship

Jenny Connected

Alec talked about digital citizenship in terms of Cyber-safety (keeping safe and being able to discern truth from hoaxes and myths); Memes (value laden digital viruses); Copyright/copyleft (we used to consume information, now we produce, remix, share); Network Literacy; Identity (81% of children under the age of two have some form of digital footprint and some even have a footprint before birth); and Activism. Alec Couros was the speaker in Changemooc this week.

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The Evolving Web and Focused Social Media

Evolving Web

What I see here is an opportunity to actively organize raw information into knowledge bundles. Not just with links or references, but with the actual information in a relational framework that could allow for enlightening mixing and remixing.

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Constraints and Change in ChangeMooc

Jenny Connected

The MOOC design philosophy is based on the principles of autonomy, diversity, openness and connectedness and on four types of activity – aggregate, remix, repurpose and feed forward. Participants self-select and typically large numbers sign up and very much smaller numbers remain active to the end of the course.

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IBM’s Lotusphere 2010 Highlights – A Proposal for DIA

Elsua

Perhaps, that’s what conference events are all about: place the focus back on the real life social networking activities and forget about being online. As you may have noticed, it’s been a bit over a week since the last time I have been able to put together a blog post over here.

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Notes from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

Three big enablers - (a) technology - cameras, laptops, video online, social networking, (b) community - started small, and grew gradually / organically, and positive feedback for the people doing great work, and (c) remix - needing to overcome the premium of "my original work," and allowing people to build on the ideas of other people. The Activity Stream gives a single place of what's happening.

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The philosophy of MOOCs

Jenny Connected

It is also based on the activities of aggregation, remixing, repurposing and feeding forward the resources and learning that are part of the MOOC experience. There are currently lots of blog posts around, asking yet again ‘What is a MOOC?’ and about the different types of MOOCs – see for example. Osvaldo Rodriguez blog. George Siemens’ Elearnspace blog. Stephen Downes’ Half and Hour site. John Mak’s Blog.

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Open courses in January 2011

Jenny Connected

It is fun just to look at the assignments that have already been submitted – a wonderful example of the talent and creativity that can be tapped into on the net and also a wonderful example of the four key activities of connectivist teaching and learning in action, i.e. aggregation, remixing, repurposing and feed forward. The net seems awash with open courses at the moment. Three have captured my attention are: Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK11).

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Don’t Roast a Hen for Every Meal: Making Nonprofit Marketing Doable

Influence

Your nonprofit is thriving and bursting with activity that should be shared with the world through any and every marketing channel available. Us e the content you've already created and reheat or remix it over time and across channels. Your cause is worthy.

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45 provocative propositions about using social technology

Social Reporter

It should be a great warm-up for the book, which we hope will also end up on a wiki with a creative commons license to allow remixing. Contributing content and spreading the word are voluntary activities, so learn how to create good invitations and actionable opportunities.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

It is about tagging and remixing and mapping the network of relationships, looking for where to respond, and where to catalyze action. It asks us to work with, not try and resolve the polarities that we activate when trying to reconcile a network activity with a corporate structure. She is active in initiating, facilitating and participating in networks formed by farmers and rural inhabitants.

Web 2.0 == glocalization

Engaging

Now it's becoming clear that there is no such thing as 'universal information' - information needs to be interacted with, remixed, repurposed, reused, recreated and shared in order for it to be truly useful to groups in their own local contexts. Think of the parallels in education, and the difference between being a passive absorber of facts handed down versus an active participant in engaging with the material to create new recombinant forms.

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Web 2.0 == glocalization

Engaging

Now it's becoming clear that there is no such thing as 'universal information' - information needs to be interacted with, remixed, repurposed, reused, recreated and shared in order for it to be truly useful to groups in their own local contexts. Think of the parallels in education, and the difference between being a passive absorber of facts handed down versus an active participant in engaging with the material to create new recombinant forms.

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The Power Of Pull: Joi Ito And Yossi Vardi Have Pull, And So Can You (Book Excerpt)

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Whether it’s in online gaming, amateur astronomy, open source software development, apparel manufacturing, or online music remixing—what is it that makes one set of circumstances right for individuals or institutions to flourish while others yield weak or even depreciating results?

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The Art of Community Now Available For Free Download | Art Of Community Online

John Tropea - Delicious Community

My passion behind the book was to provide a solid guide to building, energizing and enabling pro-active, productive and enjoyable communities.

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Twelve best practices for online customer communities | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Innovation marketplace Prediction markets Hype Identity Active Directory Google Accounts Identity 2.0 It’s imporant to note that the communities above are vibrant, active, and absolutely not affiliated with the businesses that the communities are focused on.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It is about tagging and remixing and mapping the network of relationships, looking for where to respond, and where to catalyze action. It asks us to work with, not try and resolve the polarities that we activate when trying to reconcile a network activity with a corporate structure. She is active in initiating, facilitating and participating in networks formed by farmers and rural inhabitants.

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When online communities go to work | Enterprise Web 2.0 | ZDNet.com

John Tropea - Delicious Community

On the surface, they can seem unruly and unfocused, yet clearly thrive with activity and purpose. Download Now Top 7 Things You Should Know About Activation and Genuine Windows Microsoft As an IT Pro, you should be aware that volume activation is a required.

Social Networking More Popular Than Email

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

The most popular online activities remain search and Web portals (with around 85% reach) and the websites of software manufacturers. I have hundreds of posts to date and a couple of other very active friends (out of hundreds) as well. Facebook surpassing MySpace by the numbers and social sites overcoming email activity, it’s obvious that social media is [.]

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Ad-Supported Open-Source Community Blogging Becomes Reality: OpenServing Is Here - Robin Good's Latest News

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Wherever you look, users have become active participants, rather than passive audiences. Print this article | Read this article in: | IT | January 4, 2007 ?

An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Network

When we talk about “information overload,&# it doesn’t just refer to all these activity streams on the web – it refers to EVERYTHING. emergent by design Home who’s the architect? An Idea Worth Spreading: The Future is Networks March 16, 2010 tags: civilization , evolution , social networks , society by Venessa Miemis This weekend I experienced a snowcrash; a moment where the seemingly disparate pieces of information floating in my head came together.

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