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INTED Conference, Spain 4-6 th March, 2013 Remix the Social : Remix the Learning Gail Casey & Dr Muriel Wells School of Education Deakin University, Australia.

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2 INTED Conference, Spain 4-6 th March, 2013 Remix the Social : Remix the Learning Gail Casey & Dr Muriel Wells School of Education Deakin University, Australia 1

3 Remix the Social: Remix the Learning Presentation Overview 2 Fourth Year Teacher Education Unit Social & Participatory Media To Remix A More Personal Approach to Learning Secondary School AR Project Situating the Research Desire2Learn & Social Media ✓

4 1. Remix the Social: Remix the Learning To Remix 3 To interrogate To Generate. To Borrow by Taking the Best from a Range of Approaches. To Test & Rehearse. To Move. To Play by Practising. A creative way of thinking where pieces of ongoing conversations take place over time and understanding occurs in collaborative and varying ways. Markham (2012)

5 2. Remix the Social: Remix the Learning Situating the Research 4 Social media, when used in the classroom, require students to participate, think, contribute and become active in their learning. Mason (2008) Education can draw on students’ experience of new media. Davies and Merchant (2009) Chaos and complexity in the classroom Casey & Evans (2011) Teaching is about sensitivity and adaptation. Nuthall (2007) Using Web 2.0 technologies in teacher education. Wells (2007) Teachers as researchers Wells (2011) Designing for Learning Casey (2011) There is a growing disconnection between the tools and methods of classroom activity and those of the students. Siemens (2008) Today’s students are very much in control of content found online and they are no longer passive consumers of knowledge. Lee & McLoughlin (2007) Students come with knowledge from their life experiences. Gonzalez, Moll & Amanti (2005)

6 Students were encouraged to create their own content. Some resources can be found at and a number are provided below. Survey generators - Picture podcasting - Photo editing Word clouds - Cartoon makers- Movie making with copyright free music - Animation creators - Picture globe generator - Picture editor - Mind mapping - https://bubbl.us/, Real world pictures Timeline creator - QR code generator - Data visualization Remix the Social: Remix the Learning Social and Participatory Media 5

7 4. Remix the Social: Remix the Learning The secondary School Action Research Project 6

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9 5. Remix the Social: Remix the Learning The Fourth Year Teacher Education Unit 8

10 6. Remix the Social: Remix the Learning Desire2Learn & Social Media 9

11 7. Remix the Social: Remix the Learning A More Personal Approach to Learning opportunities for students to think, contribute and be active participants in the learning of peers more choices of resources and content that helped to met individual needs more confidence to become risk takers in their own learning (& in their teaching practice) opportunities to include new literacies and multimodal methods of learning (this offered choices for different learning styles) opportunities to make more informed decisions, through the experiences of their peers opportunities to be valued by their peers and teacher opportunities to bring their out-of-school activities into the classroom A more open approach to sharing and remixing provided students with : ✓ 10

12 References Casey, G & Evans, T 2011, 'Designing for learning: Online social networks as a classroom environment', The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 1-26, retrieved 10th Oct 2012, Casey, G 2011, 'Knowledge-building: Designing for learning using social and participatory media', eLearning Papers, no. 27, pp. 1-7, retrieved 10th Oct 1012, Davies, J & Merchant, G 2009, Web 2.0 for Schools, Peter Lang, New York. González, N, Moll, LC & Amanti, C 2005, Funds of knowledge : theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms, L. Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J. Lee, M & McLoughlin, C 2007, 'Teaching and learning in the Web 2.0 era: Empowering students through learner-generated content', International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Markham, A 2012, 'Remix Culture: Remix Methods', paper presented to World Conference on Educational Media & Technology, Denver, th June. Mason, R 2008, E-learning and Social Networking Handbook : Resources for Higher Education, Routledge, New York. Nuthall, G 2007, The Hidden Lives of Learners, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington, N.Z. Wells, M 2007, Wikis, Blogs and Podcasts - Using Web2 technologies in teacher education, Australian Association for Research in Education retrieved from Wells, M 2011, 'Teachers as Researchers: Models of Professional Learning', in I Saleh & M Khine (eds), Practitioner Research in Teacher Education, P. Lang, Frankfurt, pp


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