Invisible Learning -new literacies- and TEDxPlazaCibeles

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Presentation given at the which is a critical view of the inclusion of technology in the formal learning environment. In addition this talk provided an overview and comparison between the 20th and the 21st centuries literacies and also illiteracy.


  • 1. Sn. Jos. Chile. 5th August, 2010. 33 miners. 70 days. 700 meters Below Ground.

2. statements We drive into the future using only our rear view mirror. Marshall McLuhan 3. Statement #1 imposing technologies in a fairly inexible way 4. hFp:// Have we focused too much on the technology (since Skinner)? Skinner and teaching machine Frederic Skinner, Harvard University List of quesJons. Mechanism to respond. 1958 5. 1995Unreliable, boring, more technology to do the same. MemorizaJon. Mechanical Task. Limited in Jme/space. future> 6. 1920/2010 post modern schools hFp:// 7. Statement #2 tradiJonal literacy + 21st century literacies illiterate educaEonal insEtuEons 1950 Literacy: number of people (+15) who can read and write 8. Internet blocked in schools "shut down" 9. World (tradiJonal) illiteracy MaFhew White (1997) 10. World (tradiJonal) illiteracy United NaJons Millennium Development Goals Increase adult literacy by 50% 2015 Increase 3 Jmes Afghanistan/Niger 11. World Illiteracy Rate 1970 2000 (prognosis for 2005 2015), age 15 years and over. Source UNESCO InsJtute for StaJsJcs (UIS). 12. Global ICT developments, 2000-2010* 100 90 Mobile cellular telephone 80 subscripJons Internet users 70 Per 100 inhabitants 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 *EsJmates 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010* Source: ITU World TelecommunicaJon /ICT Indicators database 13. hFp:// Access only 2 every 7 One (random) day in Wikipedia Digital divide > connecJvity 424,000 arJcles + 14,200 geo-tagged events. [by Gareth Lloyd and Tom MarJn.] Graham, M., Hale, S. A. and Stephens, M. (2011) Geographies of the Worlds Knowledge. London, Convoco! EdiJon. Oxford Internet InsJtute. More ArJcles of AntarcJca than any other 84% arJcles from EU and US country in South America or Africa 14. 3 basic literacies Content creaJon Sharing of knowledge TranslaJon/ integraJon Literacy: capacity to apply knowledge and skills in key areas to analyse, communicate eecJvely, solve problems in dierent situaJons (OCDE, 2004). 15. // less Copyright and Basic onnect / AggregaJon 1 Create/ Cliteracy # more right to copy 16. repliers > connectors Basic (meaning-format), T# 2 ContextualizaJon, TranslaJon Literacy ransformaJon, 17. Basic literacy #3 Knowledge distribuJon, low cost, decentralizaJon hFp:// 18. Statement #3 technical innovaJon content container social innovaJon context 19. CommiFee for Democracy in InformaJon Technology (1995, Santa Marta -slum-, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Using Internet to aFack young people at risk slum children, indigenous, former prisoners, physically & mentally disables. Regional oces in 20 Brazilian States, + Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Angola, South Africa & ArgenJna (5000 caf 850 community centers) 20. To build new bridges between dierent kinds of learning Project: To develop an IT project relevant for the community { 1 } 21. Experimental communiJes> trial/error + combine disciplines + Problem based learning [real world] ICT outside of the classroom { 2 } 22. Peer based learning micro-transference (exchange of experiences) (dierent ages, uses context) doesnt ma0er if kids dont have a great IT teacher (Sugata Mitra) { 3 } 23. Lifelong learning > DIY (Jme/spaces) we need to engineer new technologies to help them HOW to learn, not WHAT to learn (Moravec) 70/20/10 90% of what we learn come informally 70% work/experience. Princetons center for crea