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What does it mean to be a Networked Teacher? (Formulate your personal learning outcome)

Welcome to this P2PU course.  In this task we will get to know each other and discuss our perspectives on some key concepts regarding the 'Networked Teacher' and 'Networked Literacy & Fluency'.

As you can see in the illustration the outcome of the performance as a Networked Teacher is hard to detect.  In this task you will formulate your personal learning outcome.

Post your task HERE! and mark 'Yes, I'm done'

Facilitators note:  I will demonstrate my skills as a Networked Teacher by creating a course in WikiEducator.  Deliver it with help of audio introduction and screen cast demonstrations.  It will use pedagogical templates to manage the content.  To share the learning resource I will use the eLearning XHTML editor (eXe)


The YouTube video "The Networked Student" was created by Wendy Drexler's high school students in 2008:

(Link to source on YouTube)

She wrote: "I hope that teachers will use it to help their colleagues, parents, and students understand networked learning in the 21st century.  Anyone is free to use this video for educational purposes. You may download, translate, or use as part of another presentation"

The teacher role is described as: Learning Architect, Modeler, Learning Concierge, Connected Learning Incubator, Network Sherpa, Synthesizer and Change Agent.  The student will be able to "...navigate the future and creatively solve the worlds problems"

Task Discussion

  • Jonas Backelin   April 17, 2012, 8:03 a.m.

    Welcome to our course ‘The Use of Web Tools in Networked Learning’! 

    There is no ‘right’ way to join this course; some of you will start from scratch while others are improving existing Learning Resources.  It will be like a P2P support group between April 16th and May 4th in order to complete the challenge ‘Certified Networked Teacher’ on P2PU, but everyone will move at their own pace with no need to feel pressured.  We will arrange ‘Live’ sessions, so that you can practice the use of different web tools to deliver your material.  Then there will also be a Twitter backchannel with the course tag #CNT12, which will allow us to syndicate the work you do in your own learning space (PLE) to our course node on WikiEducator.  As a participant you can also edit each task and add resources you find useful. 

    Please start with the first task and formulate your learning outcome! 

    Facilitators note: In this course you can post draft versions, ask for ideas or inspiration.  When you are ready, complete the task in the Challenge and mark ‘Yes, I’m done’.  If you want to be a ‘Lurker’ or ‘peripheral participant’ and only do the challenge that is more than fine…

  • Jonas Backelin   April 22, 2012, 3:52 a.m.
    In Reply To:   Jonas Backelin   April 17, 2012, 8:03 a.m.

    Osledy Bazo show with her post that the learning outcome or your goal don’t need to be complicated.  She will create a course in programming (i.e. demonstrating a topic), deliver it with the help of Screencasts and manage the learning resource in a blog.  For you final reflection it’s important to formulate how you will measure success and what will you use as evidence of skills or understanding.  Honni, a previous peer in EC&I, used Xtranormal as a Digital Storytelling tool to share her ‘Summary of Learning’ (i.e. modeling social media in the classroom).  You will find more inspiration HERE!

  • Jonas Backelin   April 22, 2012, 4:27 a.m.
    In Reply To:   Jonas Backelin   April 17, 2012, 8:03 a.m.

    In my recent survey regarding the use of new technologies in education, over 80% of the teachers answered “No, but I would like to try”.  The value in your personal and professional development from taking the challenge 'Certified Networked Teacher' will be similar to when you completed your driving license.  It’s like a vehicle that can bring you to new perspectives and in the future employers will look for these skills. 

    Please take a look at the SURVEY and post your reflections on our question “What does it mean to be a Networked Teacher?“ 

  • Jonas Backelin   April 30, 2012, 1:28 p.m.
    In Reply To:   Jonas Backelin   April 17, 2012, 8:03 a.m.

    Julia Larson wrote this reflection when she signed-up:

    "A Networked Teacher is someone that takes full advantage of what technology can offer them. They are connecting with other teachers through multiple ways, on facebook, twitter, blogs, pinterest, etc. They are connecting with teachers all across the country to discuss new ideas so that they are constantly learning and reinventing themselves as a teacher."

    And I think this is ipmortant, since collaborating and sharing knowledge save time.  Also where we interact with a global community it is possible to produce high quality learning resources through a process of peer editing and review.