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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Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy

Jenny Connected

These below the water line resources are easy access , free and easy to remix and repurpose, without much attribution. Dave White’s presentation to FSLT12 yesterday included a number of thought-provoking ideas.

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Trending Sources

The Messiness of Rhizomatic Learning – Words Steal My Intent

Jenny Connected

Kevin invited us to ‘Steal his poem’ and remix it. Week 2 of Dave Cormier’s open online course - Rhizomatic Learning – the community is the curriculum – is at end, and what a messy week it has been. Helen Crump has called it chaotic.

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Edinburgh University’s updated Manifesto for Teaching Online – 2015

Jenny Connected

Remixing digital content redefines authorship. In June of this year I published a blogpost about the changing role of the online teacher , following an invitation from Lisa Lane to write a post for her open Program for Online Teaching.

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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.

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. Al Filreis’ Modern and Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) open course/Coursera MOOC has started again today. This is the third iteration of this course.

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Learner support in MOOCs. An alternative perspective

Jenny Connected

remix and repurpose to create personal resources. One of the panel discussions at the MOOC Research conference held in Arlington, Texas at the beginning of this month was on Supporting Learners in MOOCs. Panelists were Sandi Boga, Amy Collier and Stephen Downes. The recording of the discussion made by Stephen Downes is here . (As As an aside, I think this was the only session that was recorded during the conference– I haven’t seen anything else.

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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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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Creative Commons Attribution

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Generic You are free: to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work to Remix — to adapt the work Under the following conditions: Attribution. Creative Commons This page is available in the following languages: Afrikaans ????????? Català Dansk Deutsch ????????

Rhizomatic Learning – A Pedagogy of Risk

Jenny Connected

(Source of image: [link] ). On Twitter Nick Kearney asked “Are we reaching an understanding of what ‘rhizomatic’ praxis might involve?”. I’m not sure.

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Re-purposing, poetry and plagiarism

Jenny Connected

it would be a great shame if, in our rush to lynch a couple of plagiarists and their misguided ideas of “patchwork”, “sampling” and “remixing”, we forget to remember why poetry needs experimentation.

Questions about rhizomatic learning

Jenny Connected

This is an open letter to Keith Hamon. Since it is open anyone is welcome to respond, but the thoughts here have been prompted by contact with Keith. (For For source of image – see References).

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The MOOC Bandwagon

Jenny Connected

This would, through the aggregation, remixing, repurposing and feeding forward of resources shared and created, enrich the learning experience. As others have noted – most recently Bon Stewart in her Inside Higher Ed article – everyone seems to be jumping on the MOOC bandwagon at an alarming rate. Most recently (this week) the JISC ( Joint Information Systems Committee , UK ) has jumped on it with a webinar entitled. What is a MOOC – JISC Webinar 11-07-12. Four speakers were invited.

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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. Today I am disappointed in ModPo for the first time. Because, I realize that it has fallen into the trap of believing that requiring posts to a discussion forum can in some way measure the success of learning.

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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Rhizomatic Learning and Ethics

Jenny Connected

Remixing and repurposing, within copyright restrictions is not cheating. Dave Cormier in his open course on rhizomatic learning, which started on Tuesday of this week – has asked us in his video to think about/discuss ‘cheating as learning’.

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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.

Rhizo 14: Emerging Ambiguities and Issues

Jenny Connected

One of the ways in which curriculum could be perceived is by the content generated by learners, and the diversity of content from poems to wordy blog posts and a lot of remixes in multimedia in Rhizo14.

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Research on the Positive Side of the New Web

Portals and KM

  Companies need to embrace this trend and enable consumers to reimagine and remix brand assets. Actually the new Web, or Web 2.0, has been around for a while now. Here is an interesting study on its positive impact after the many naysayers have spoken up.

What poets can tell us about ‘openness’ and ‘sharing’

Jenny Connected

Resources would also be openly shared with the possibility of aggregation, remixing, repurposing and feeding forward. The ModPo MOOC ( Modern and Contemporary American Poetry ) is surprising me in many ways, but mostly because in the poems we have studying in Weeks 1 and 2, there seem to be so many connections with my research into online teaching and learning.

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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.

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.

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.

Open learning advance organisers

Jenny Connected

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.

Social by Social book launched. And content is free.

Social Reporter

It’s all Creative Commons so you can freely use and remix the content. We had a terrific launch of the Social by Social Handbook - previously trailed here - at the Reboot Britain event earlier this week. I’m only just catching up on all the connections made, and will post something more thoughtful later. Meanwhile the content of the book about how to use Social Technology for Social Benefit - some 275 pages of it - is all available here on a holding site.

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

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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.

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.

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

Social Reporter

All of these points could be remixed into a different set of provocations – and you are welcome to do so. Summary: a symposium on innovation, technology and later life provides confirmation that many of the challenges to making use of tech for ageing better are organisational and cultural as well as technical. We have plenty of tech – the issues are how to personalise and support use appropriate to people’s needs and situation.

Information overload and connectivity

Jenny Connected

On one side we are urged to increase our connectivity – we are told that all learning starts with a connection, to learn we need to be well connected, to keep up in a fast moving digital age we need to know how to filter, select, aggregate, remix, repurpose, feed forward.

The reality of working with soft and hard technologies

Jenny Connected

The project is basically working with hard technologies, although it is making some concessions to ‘softness’, in that it is writing the training materials in such a way that users can add their own materials and to a very limited extent remix and repurpose them. Jon Dron’s presentation to ChangeMOOC this week is very timely. I am working on a University funded project to develop training materials which will be used around the country to deliver school training on a given topic.

The reality of working with soft and hard technologies

Jenny Connected

The project is basically working with hard technologies, although it is making some concessions to ‘softness’, in that it is writing the training materials in such a way that users can add their own materials and to a very limited extent remix and repurpose them. Jon Dron’s presentation to ChangeMOOC this week is very timely. I am working on a University funded project to develop training materials which will be used around the country to deliver school training on a given topic.

Constraints drive creativity?

Jenny Connected

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. ….”.

Constraints drive creativity?

Jenny Connected

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. ….”.

Technology: Snow White and the seven competences of online interaction

Joitske Hulsebosch

Then I found a remix (audio with slides and photos) by Nick Noakes but downloading was going to take one hour, so I didn't. Last year I did Nancy White's online course on facilitating online interaction, which also touched upon the competences of online facilitators.

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. Over the past few months I’ve been working on and off with co-authors Andy Gibson , Amy Sample Ward , and Clive Holtham and Nigel Courtney of Cass Business School , on a book about how we can use social technologies for social benefit.

Community, New & Familiar Friends

Nancy White

We missed him, because the conversation around tinkering, creatively remixing physical and digital materials to serve real, local needs related to much of Dave’s passions and talents. Saturday was a great day in Adelaide.

OER Issues at first hand

Jenny Connected

Evidently there are millions of pounds worth of educational resources languishing in government archives, while the powers that be decide who can have access to them and whether they can be remixed and repurposed. This week in Change Mooc - I have particularly enjoyed reading Rory McGreal’s rant. It is interesting how a bit of passion can make a topic come alive. A short harangue by this week’s discussion leader: McGreal, R. 2009, October 21).

Twestival: Imogen Heap

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

These vocals are not for commercial re-use and will be available until 12th March for the purposes of remixing and submission only. Imogen Heap donates creative commons song to Twestival (Twitter Festival) - for @ johnlacey … Imogen Heap - The Song That Never Was.