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1 Visual Learning, Online Social Networks and Knowledge Construction Dr. Marina McIsaac Arizona State University Dr. António Moreira Universidade de Aveiro Presented at ICEM, Poitiers September 2008

2 Learning is Alphabet Soup b-learning, blended e-learning, electronic m-learning, mobile u-learning, ubiquitous

3 Net-Generation Born , Millenials, Digital Natives Grown up in a digital culture (computers, MP3, DVD, cellphones) Rely on ICTs for information Use portable electronic devices widely Construct knowledge collaboratively

4 Net-Generation Wants Active learning, receive and process quickly, multitask Flexible learning environments Control of their own learning Teachers who are not digital immigrants Animated, image-based and interactive information resources

5 Students today Learn visually as well as verbally Construct their own knowledge Participate in online social networks to collaborate with others

6 Visual Learning Digital images Photography, Video, UTube Virtual Worlds,Serious Games Second Life, Palestine

7 Online Photo databases Flickr sharing Picasa management

8 Utube

9 Second Life

10 Serious Games

11 Online Social Networks iPhone apps, social network category Facebook ivote Skype

12 iphone social networks

13 Facebook

14 iVote

15 Skype

16 Knowledge Construction The art and science of mass collaboration… Tapscott & Williams, 2007

17 Knowledge Construction Wikinomics Mass Collaboration

18 Beyond Social Networking New forms of collaboration Openness Sharing Connecting globally Open Source Wikipedia Web-enabled communities

19 The New Economy Collective capability to drive innovation and growth Low cost, collaborative infrastructure Open source Out source Digital commons shares knowledge, bandwidth Threat to status quo

20 The participation revolution now underway opens up new possibilities for … profound social benefits, including the opportunity to make governments more accountable and lift millions of people out of poverty Tapscott & Williams, 2007

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