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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Online Communities - Social Media Chimps

Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Online Communities - Social Media Chimps | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
How do you harness the power and energy of online communities and participatory culture for civic and political good?
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8 Exciting Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Approaches That Teachers are Embracing in 2014

8 Exciting Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Approaches That Teachers are Embracing in 2014 | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
The Future of Technology Integration in Instruction Lies in Engaging and Empowering Teaching Methods Like These. As we head into this new year I'm excited
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SETI@home

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Currently the largest distributed computing effort with over 3 million users. Participate by running a program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data in order to detect signs of alien contact.
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RSA Insight - Where can technology take us? - YouTube

In this new RSA Insights video, Matthew Taylor explores how new technologies are enabling us to create, collaborate and share as never before. Supported by S...
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What Jazz Can Teach You About Collaboration

"No one, not Charles Mingus, Art Blakey or Dizzy Gillespie is born a great bandleader. We are not deeply conscious of others. We need to train our minds to be that way. After all, Harvard professor Dan Gilbert has found that aimless thoughts occupy our minds 46.9% of the time. 

And so if we wish to be better collaborators in any organization, we need to establish what the philanthropist and author Jeff Walker calls the "flow state."

The jazz analogy is an apt one for Walker, who serves on the board of the Berklee College of Music. Walker says that when he first learned to play with other people in jazz bands and wind ensembles he realized what a flow state was all about - he had an important part, along with others, "in producing a song that none of us by ourselves could play." And so this created a common goal. 

So what does this mean if you're not a jazz musician? How can you find the collective flow state and become a better creative problem-solver?

Do you like to eat and drink? Sharing "minds and spirits as you share a meal" is one recommendation Walker has for establishing a flowing conversation in which everyone listens and everyone participates. 

On a personal level, Walker says you can train yourself to be more deeply conscious of others through mindfulness, meditation and contemplation. There are even sites online that offer instruction on meditation for free, such as headspace.com. 

If you don't think this is right for you, consider how, in terms of collective problem-solving we are constantly "hampered by conflict, dissension, confusion, and mutual incomprehension." Remember that your brain is devoted to 'aimless thoughts' nearly half of the time. 

However, think how much more efficient any team would be if individuals take ownership of their own thoughts and become more present. "If we're in flow state more frequently," Walker says, "we're all going to be more effective. 

Transcript - One of the areas I'm really interested in is getting groups of people to work together in a flow state. A common place where you forget time. That it's fun, interesting and highly productive. Now when I was in seventh grade, I walked into the band room wanting to learn music. They handed me, because I had braces, a tuba and said this is what you're gonna play. Okay, great. And I started learning how to play with others and started playing in jazz bands and wind ensembles. And so what I started feeling is that I was an important part along with others in producing a song that none of us by ourselves could play. And so this common goal of working together was produced by a musical experience. And so that's kind of how I look at that flow state. If you -- actually I'm on the Board of Brooklyn College of Music which is a great music school, contemporary music, but it does a lot of jazz.

So imagine you're in a jazz band and the great skills in the jazz band are to be one, a great player. Got it. But two, to have a managed ego so that you put aside yourself and listen to the other great performers as well. And then you will start innovating, you'll start jamming with them based on what they see and what they say. So how they perform and the music sound that comes out of it is unique and something different than you could have ever done by yourself. We're all in flow state in one shape or form sometime. You've experienced it. Sports figures experience it on the field where they describe things as opening up. The field opens. You can experience that when -- I was an old computer science guy -- when I was working on a computer program, all of a sudden I woke up four hours later having done a lot and kind of lost a sense of time. That's what a flow state is. It tends to -- there's a lot of skills and tools -- a lot of tools you can use to get into a flow state more frequently. We've done research at Yale using FMRIs to analyze what goes on in the brain. And you can see when people are in a present state more frequently using contemplative skills."

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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Research Supports Collaborative Learning | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
The College Preparatory School (College Prep) in Oakland, California, is among the top 20 best prep schools in the country according to a 2010 Forbes magazine report. Over the past ten years, 100
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Foundation Support Booms for Web, Mobile Media Projects | Idea Lab | PBS

Foundation Support Booms for Web, Mobile Media Projects | Idea Lab | PBS | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
Along with the changing media landscape, foundations are increasingly supporting media-related efforts in multiple disciplines -- with a bigger push into digital platforms. According to a
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Open Society Foundations

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The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.
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New Media Literacies — Learning in a Participatory Culture

New Media Literacies — Learning in a Participatory Culture | Participatory culture | Scoop.it

"The New Media Literacies constitute the core cultural competencies and social skills that young people need in our new media landscape. We call them “literacies,” but they change the focus of literacy from one of individual expression to one of community involvement. They build on the foundation of traditional literacy, research skills, technical skills, and critical analysis skills taught in the classroom. If these New Media Literacies are learned – and they can be learned without computers in the classroom – they can form the building blocks for students’ participation in new media."


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Fabrice Marcoux's curator insight, August 13, 2013 1:15 PM

Maintenant, c'est l'apprentissage de nouveaux modes de participation, qui exigent en réalité un engagement plus profond, qui est appelé par les nouveaux médias. Être alphabète de la culture numérique suppose que l'on apprenne à être unE lettréE de l'implication dans le débat public.

À bon entendeurE, salut !

Les Howard's curator insight, August 16, 2013 10:06 AM

Great post and one that I think links with Freebody & Luke "Four Resources Model" http://www.newliteracies.com.au/what-are-new-literacies?/116/

LETP's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:54 PM

This gives an overview of what Participatory Culture is about and how people learn in such an environment. 

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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Media Education (Big ...

Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Media Education (Big ... | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gPm-c1wRsQ I'm in the midst of writing a Participatory Video toolkit for teachers who work with deaf and hard hearing children. Henry Jenkins just gave me a boost. This is exactly it!
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Unbundling Higher Education, A Doubly Updated Framework | M. P. STATON

Unbundling Higher Education, A Doubly Updated Framework | M. P. STATON | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
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Einstein@Home

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Einstein@Home uses your computer's idle time to search for weak astrophysical signals from spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors, the Arecibo radio telescope, and the Fermi gamma-ray satellite. Einstein@Home volunteers have already discovered more than three dozens new neutron stars, and we hope to find many more in the future

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RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy - YouTube

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...
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The web we lost: how social media is limiting our online experience - ABC Online

The web we lost: how social media is limiting our online experience - ABC Online | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
The web we lost: how social media is limiting our online experience ABC Online Social technologies are often hailed for helping to foster a more participatory online culture, but tech entrepreneur and blogging pioneer Anil Dash believes the...
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Collaboration Strategies in the Classroom

This video explores the concept of collaboration, both ideologically and strategically. It provides some observations of the way a teacher may integrate coll...
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Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
By working together on problem sets in math and sharing their perspectives in roundtable discussions in English, students at The College Preparatory School are making collaboration the driving force in their learning.
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Knight Foundation

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation works to create informed & engaged communities.
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Participatory Culture Foundation - PCF - Open-source video tools for a better world.

Participatory Culture Foundation - PCF - Open-source video tools for a better world. | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
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Eric Whitacre, participatory culture, and remixing the virtual choir ...

Eric Whitacre, participatory culture, and remixing the virtual choir ... | Participatory culture | Scoop.it
Music educators can embrace participatory culture and related musical engagement right now by providing students with the opportunity to remix Eric Whitacre's composition Fly to Paradise, the fourth virtual choir piece.
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