EXTENDED WORKSHOP

Identity, Networks and Connected Learning

We are currently exiting the age of personal computer and entering a new mobile reality. Emerging technologies now provide us with the tools to dramatically transform our learning environments, and for the first time in history, learners now have the technical ability to learn anywhere, anytime, and with anyone. Yet, transitioning away from our industrial model of education will not be easy, and leaves us with many questions. What do teachers/leaders need to know about 21st century learning? How can social networks and new media be used to support student learning? How do we deal with digital identity? This presentation will outline our new technological reality, feature examples of how social media can transform learning environments and guide participants in examining the potentials and pitfalls of modern learning.