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WikiQuals and Personalised Learning


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Presentation on WikiQuals & Personalised Learning for Alternative Education Futures Conference June 17th 2016 Birmingham City University

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WikiQuals and Personalised Learning

  1. 1. Trust the Learner @fredgarnett #AlternativeEducationFutures
  2. 2. Everyone really wants to Learn…
  3. 3. BUT! Perhaps NOT what you want to tell them…
  4. 4. WikiQuals & Personalised Learning @fredgarnett
  5. 5. WikiQuals & Personalised Learning Brief history of politics & computing Educational brokering Kondratieff in Lewisham #CitizenConnects Community Grids for Learning Learner-generated contexts & “open” Emergent Learning Model WikiQuals #occupy & alt.Uni… #PLEs
  6. 6. Who is @FredGarnett? Mum a librarian Dad a Maths teacher Worked in education in UK & USA Unis, Colleges, School, Community, etc Formed TaLENT 1998 > CGfL (1999) Govt; Head of Community Programmes FRSA, Visiting Research Fellow UoL Open Scholar CityZens Heutagogy
  7. 7. Who is @FredGarnett? By 1984 I had… Taught 2 years of politics in USA (Uni) 2 years of computing in UK (FE) What should I do next? Social Impact of technology change NOT! Industrial Revolution Mk 2 BUT! Will tomorrow work… (for us)
  8. 8. 1984 Politics Computing Learning I’m interested in social change through technology use; Technological Innovation Process TIP 1771-2021 (in 50yr cycles) Kondratieff long-wave cycles of meta-technologies; microprocessor Networks, Services, Users model
  9. 9. BUT! you know how to teach…
  10. 10. So… Educational Brokering In USA you teach what you design In the UK you teach what you are given I developed a negotiating technique By writing the units that I teach Negotiate delivery with students Brokering students interests against educational system requirements... Student-centred learning/education
  11. 11. “Front-loading” teaching
  12. 12. Learning & the Internet 1996 Information Systems in Society Blended learning module (Greenwich) Developed an online learning portfolio Netiquette, Search, Evaluation, Supporting others, Collaborating 1997 NGfL – Citizen Connects Lewisham TaLENT Community of Practice model of Internet teacher training (CGfL)
  13. 13. Creekside Centre Deptford #CitizenConnects LBL Local Agenda 21 (Used in Olympics 2012 bid)
  14. 14. Community Grids for Learning 2000 CALL Community Internet (UK) UK online Digital Community Centres NOF-DIGI; museum content Community Grids for Learning 2002 Digital Divide Content Strategy > Metadata for Community Content > Community Development Model of Learning (“Community Curriculum”)
  15. 15. Learner modelling
  16. 16. JISC RSC Northwest Learner Modelling (see handout) “Goal-seeking” motivated learners Animateurs as “Trusted Intermediaries” provide “timely interventions” Animateur build learning communities & mentors Learners respond to social needs Animateurs suggests resources (from links page) Modelling Learners behaviour; only time it has been done…
  17. 17. Model of Informal e-Learning Metadata for Community Content; Modelled informal e-learning (or interest-driven learning) Identified centres “lifecycles” Learners follow interests (any interest) Trusted Intermediaries advise, guide… Infomediaries produce content Research rejected by DfES…
  18. 18. Web 2.0 & Learning 2006 We formed Learner- Generated Contexts group i.e. “A coincidence of motivations leading to agile configurations” Open Context Model of Learning Using a “development framework” the PAH Continuum
  19. 19. P A H Teacher School Teacher/ Learner Learner Research Cognition Epistemic Cognition Meta- Cognition Adult
  20. 20. Pedagogy Andragogy #Heutagogy From Andragogy to Heutagogy PAH Continuum Pedagogy the institutionalisation of learning around facts, resource scarcity, subject disciplines; education as a delivery system (cognition) Andragogy negotiated, collaborative, interest-driven learning brokered into ‘open’ spaces – at best the community is the curriculum (meta-cognition) Heutagogy self-determined learning where learner creativity enables innovation (epistemic cognition)
  21. 21. Web 2.0 & Context shaping If web 2.0 with user-generated content & participative qualities Allows for “context-shaping” Can we design a development framework That allows us to shape learning contexts & reconfigure learning?
  22. 22. Pedagogies are not enough Learning is Emergent; Emergent Learning Model Learning is Emergent not institutionalised! We need to design for emergence and create tools to support that in a wiki-based collaborative world Emergent Learning Model rethinks learning as i. Social Processes not classrooms ii. Content Creation or Curation not textbooks iii. Quality Assurance not high-stakes assessment We needed to build new learning exemplars of ‘non-linear dynamic systems’
  23. 23. Emergent Learning Model Education Learning Social Processes Resources Structures
  24. 24. Ambient Learning Open City Ambient Learning City; Aggregate then Curate Being Insanely Ambitious we decided to test emergent learning by turning Manchester into an open Ambient Learning City. Cities have many more learning contexts than a single classroom, so we decided to test them with MOSI-ALONG MOSI Ambient Learning Open Network Group Aggregate then Curate #socialmedia participation model creating structured ways for people to inter-act with their city; even during riots (A History of Manchester in 100 objects)
  26. 26. Oct Oct 2011 University Project; Hub Westminster discussed alt.Unis & WikiQuals
  27. 27. 2011 The University Project The University Project; WikiQuals workshop; The University Project was convened by Dougald Hine+ at Hub Westminster, over a long weekend in October 2011, to look at various alt.Uni projects. Community of Scholars was the common theme. The action point was “solve the problem… that annoys you most” (Philippa Young) Accreditation of learning annoyed us most WikiQuals was born
  28. 28. Solving the problem that annoyed us most #WikiQuals; self-accredited learning Phillipa Young - TEDx
  29. 29. 2012 What is WikiQuals? WikiQuals is self-directed post-hoc accreditation We Trust the Sqolar Transparent learning published openly Universities “bring you to book” to read stuff WikiQuals sends you out into the world to do Being as learning Co-creating change Act in the world & document its emergence Co-creating Open Scholarship WikiQuals Show&Tell;
  30. 30. WikiQuals – We are Rhizomatic • Affinity partners supporting guild-like SHOW & TELL 2.0 model of open accreditation • Affinity Groups support based on empathy • QR Codes as wearable real-time accreditation • Rhizomatic behaviours not MOOCs, • Discontinous relationships creating loose ties with other networks… We are Rhizomatic Building Democratic Learning
  31. 31. WikiQuals – Some Sqolars • Bridget McKenzie; Learning Planet • Philippa Young; TEDx Warwick (guerrilla films) • David Jennings; Agile Learning • Tony Hall; the iPhone as University • Kai Graf von Pahlen; German constitution • Flori Coceanu; Gamification of HR practice & Pattern Design, network Public Value, Open Money, NGO Marketing, Landscape of Change, creative education WikiSqolars;
  32. 32. WikiQuals and CROSquals Bucharest
  33. 33. WikiQuals; & CROSquals Working with (Bucharest) A comparison using; a) A “set of social practices” b) A learning environment c) Digital tools CROS design their solutions for learners WikiQuals helps learners design their own personalised learning environment & practice...
  34. 34. WikiQuals; What we’ve learnt… Learners want to learn Once accreditation is understood… They are not interested in quals They are interested in doing Structured conversations with Sqolars Not structured interrogation by exam Building their own personalised learning environments…
  35. 35. Learners “own” learning
  36. 36. Folksonomy not Taxonomy
  37. 37. WikiQuals “Yes You Can!” Learning not Education Liminal not Institutionalised Bio-diversity not Monoculture Learner-centric not Student-centred Learner-generated not Course-defined Community as Curriculum not Syllabus defined Community of Sqolars not Community of Practice Personal Learning Networks not Content-delivery Quality Assured not Quality Controlled Dynamic Quality not Static Quaity Affinity not Supervision Emergent not Linear Trust the learner to be themselves; Identity
  38. 38. WikiQuals Resources Presented at Alternative Education Futures June 17 2016 WikiQuals blog Emergent Learning Model Open Context Model of Learning blog Contact @fredgarnett