Social Media: Folk Culture Locations for Cultural Exchange and Knowledge Construction

Download Social Media: Folk Culture Locations for Cultural Exchange and Knowledge Construction

Post on 30-Nov-2014

2.570 views

Category:

Education

0 download

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

 

TRANSCRIPT

  • 1. SOCIAL MEDIA:Folk Culture Locations for Cultural Exchange and Knowledge Construction Jason Nolan and Alexandra Bal Presented at Shaping Our FutureConference, Ryerson University, May 12, 2009

2. SOCIAL MEDIA ARE DIFFERENTFROMVISUAL MEDIA 3. PARTICIPATORY CULTURE(JENKINS)

  • Peer based production and consumption ofmedia
  • Facilitate users participation new tools and technologies enable consumers to archive,annotate, appropriate, andrecirculate media content.
  • Mediate human relationships Do It Yourself (DYI) mediaallowsIndividuals andgroups to participate in conversations
  • Educators must explore the impact of this participatory culture on education

4. THE YOUTUBE PHENOMENON

  • For Wesch,YouTubecelebratesnew formsof:
    • Expression
    • Empowerment
    • Identity
    • Global Community
    • YouTube generate new forms of Culture

5. FANDOM: POP CULTURE JAMMING Remixingexisting media messages to create new ones 6. CULTURE JAMMING TO FAMILY FOOTAGE The public has become both the creator and a performer. 7. COLLECTIVE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

      • This informalparticipatory culture isinfluencingother social spheres.

8. OBAMA POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS USED CJ

  • Yes we can song has had17,777,352 views

9. WHYOBAMACANNOT PULL THIS OFF. 10. SOCIAL MEDIA = FOLK CULTURE

    • Folk Culture respond to the need of people to be active social participants in the creation of their culture(Nolan and Bakan, 2009)
      • To share
      • To create (Janick, 2009)
      • To perform (McLuhan, 1967)
    • Theirownstories, experiences and knowledge
    • The network is a public sphere
      • Creation and participation to public discourse and culture

11. FOLK CULTURE EXISTS IN MULTIPLE FORMS

  • Cartesiansocial form:
    • Youtube:conversation = co-creation of content
  • Embodiedform:
    • Real world : Living libraries
    • Virtual worlds conversation =co-action + co-creation of content
    • Social Media has facilitatedthe emergence ofinformalcommunities where culture emerges out of informal conversations

12. SOCIAL MEDIA AREINFORMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

  • Where people are
  • self organizing
  • informal
  • communities
  • and
  • institutions

13. SHIFT IN MEDIATEDEDUCATION CULTURE

  • Visual media:Authored Story Telling
    • An authorformally tells a story via a scriptedexperience
  • Social media & Story Sharing:
  • Peersinformallyshareauthentic and livedexperiences
  • ExperientialMedia asLiving Stories
    • Peersbuildexperiencestogether
  • Information = knowledge Authoredknowledge
    • An expert educates via a scriptedpresentation
  • Social media as knowledgesharing:
  • Peersinformallyeducateeachother
  • ExperientialMedia asknowledge building
    • Peerslearn by building experiencestogether

14. WHAT DOES THIS MEANS TO EDUCATION?

  • Digital natives are growing up in these alternate social realities.

Since education = social reproduction, which values should pedagogy promote? 15. MEANINGFUL LEARNING

  • Social media involves creating representations of people, places and things and sharing them with others.
  • This is constructioNist learning(cf. Papert)
  • It involves intentional, active, constructive, cooperative, and authentic learning processes(Jonassen)
  • where students recognize and solve problems, comprehend new phenomena, construct mental models of those phenomena, and, given a new situation, set goals and regulate their own learning
  • Educators must create these opportunities and situations. My examples engage learners via sharing experiences and participating in culture jams:
    • songchild and creating science simulations

16. SONGCHILD.ORGW/ SCRATCH.MIT.EDU

  • Students as creators of learning objects to model learning.
  • Teaching students how to help children create their own songs and culture.
  • Can you help me (Im Lost!)
    • http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/girltarist/504554
  • Learning social technology & creating songs for children as a way to model course learning outcomes.
  • Sharing work with others fosters engagement
  • Creating meaningful learning objects can be done in any learning context

17. MODELING SCIENCE LEARNING

  • Documenting classroom activities as learning objects for reflection, evaluation and modeling.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyl7F5B-Ta8
    • Workshop with educators at Reggio Emilia conference last week.
    • Document experience, mix it, play it back to participants, reflect, revise, and share.
    • Creates bridge between discrete experiences and larger professional/learning community.

18. CONCLUSION(S)

  • Key to meaningful learning: intentional, active, constructive, cooperative, and authentic.
  • Learning w/ social mediacreatingrepresentations of people, places& things & sharing them with others: learning creates content
  • Learners are embedded in experiential social media practices.