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Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age - Mitchel Resnick

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Sep 30
Terry Elliott

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(Sep 30 2014 7:09AM) : 00:30 Schools are starting to look different, technological, but are they? more

Resnick notes that technology sits atop a generative system that is the same as ever. He is saying that tech is lipstick on a pig, a good walk spoiled.

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(Sep 30 2014 7:18AM) : 00:32 Problem/Solution A meta look--what exactly is the solution to the Problem/Solution Problem? more

He has invoked the problem side of the equation. Now, as a reader, I insist on seeing the solution side. But is this necessarily fair. Perhaps the idea that we must have a solution in mind immediately upon identifying the problem is prima facia ridiculous. First, we may not have actually defined the problem, just a first draft of it. Second, we may need to grow the solution forever. As the solution changes so too does the problem. Are they feedback and feedforward in an independent gear of knowing/doing? In other words is the template of problem/solution always in danger of becoming as Leibniz called them monads, independent and unconnected. If they are, they become simulacra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulacra_and_Simulation) or worse, homunculoids in some wackadoo Cartesian theater.

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(Sep 30 2014 7:37AM) : So, do we have a new suit of clothes for the emperor? [Edited] more

Rethink our educational and learning ways to fit the newly afforded digital age. We need to put on a new outfit? That is one the implications of using the word fit. I am having fun imagining Horace Rumpole in his rumpled suit at the Old Bailey or the Emperor in his new clothes.

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(Sep 30 2014 7:40AM) : 00:56 What we learn, how we learn, where we learn, when we learn, who we learn with, more

These are the new affordances of technology.

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(Sep 30 2014 7:47AM) : One of these new affordances is in the delivery of new and more information. more

Resnick acknowledges this affordance, but ‘worries’ about how this view is too ‘info-centric’. Resnick’s rethink is not about delivering or getting access to information. That alone is not transformative, acc 2 Resnick. It is only one of the affordances generated by the digital age. It is too much like what architect Christopher Alexander calls System B, the top down, anti-holism of positivitist thinkers—expert on top not on tap.

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(Sep 30 2014 7:52AM) : 00:01:45 Old wine in new bottles more

Using technology as part of an expert system to delivery knowledge and information to the learner—old wine, new bottles.

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(Sep 30 2014 8:01AM) : 00:01:53 The transmission model of learning more

I deliver stuff to you. I deliver information to you.
F2F, FB, Twitter, et al.

My question is this. Are most of the digital systems we have placed on top of the net capable of generative, whole, connected learning?

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(Sep 30 2014 8:03AM) : 00:02:06 Resnick says this model is not the best one for our society. more

The transmission model doesn’t fit. So what clothes do fit or is that asking the wrong question, the drunk under the lamp problem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streetlight_effect)

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(Sep 30 2014 8:12AM) : Resnick's Example of New Approaches/Stances more

Don’t use tech as a transmission line soley, but also use it as “material for building things in the world”. (Piaget’s active construction of new knowledge) Knowledge made by connecting and building. (this fits into the bridge and bond buildig of social capital theory).

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(Sep 30 2014 8:14AM) : 00:03:03 Seymour Papert to the rescue! more

Piaget—>Papert—>MIT—>Resnick—>digital affordances

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(Sep 30 2014 8:22AM) : 00:03:24 Resnick's example from his own classroom. more

Developed StarLogo, a programming language that allows users create simple rules (initial conditions) and then allow observation of the emergent stuff that is born from those rules.

Write a rule for a ‘bird’ object then watch flocking behavior emerge. Or rules for ‘car’ and watch traffic jamming behavior.

Emergent phenomena and decentralized systems can now be understood by middle school students without grad level math.

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(Sep 30 2014 8:23AM) : Another example: Legos [Edited] more

Lego Mindstorms

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(Sep 30 2014 8:26AM) : 04:39 Affordances of Lego Mindstorms more

Robotics
Programming
Feedback & control

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(Sep 30 2014 8:29AM) : 05:20 Resnick's Point: these digital tools allow us to change how we learn through experimentation and exploration--tinkering more

Resnick talks about more advanced affordances:

fast prototyping

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(Sep 30 2014 9:10AM) : 06:59 Tech has always provided affordances more

Resnick admits offhandedly that technology has always provided these affordances, but not to the breadth or depth, new tech expands the range of design and thus, the range of learning.

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(Sep 30 2014 8:36AM) : 06:16 Rapid prototyping more

One of the most important affordances (and hitherto almost impossible activities for routine learners) is fast prototyping. Building it, try it, rebuild it, retry it.

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(Sep 30 2014 9:02AM) : Resnick's Big Metaphor: the constant spiral more

We build ideas in our head then we create things in the world then we try them out and then we get new ideas.

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(Sep 30 2014 9:05AM) : 06:54 Resnick's definition of constructionism more

Constructing things in the world is the best way to construct things in your mind.

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(Sep 30 2014 9:08AM) : Link between constructivism as Resnick gets it and connectivism? more

Connecting within our minds by constructing and connecting outside our minds by constructing. What is the difference? One is social and potentially hive-like while the other is inner and personal. What do y’all think?

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