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Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing
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  • 1. Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments An Executive Briefing Speak Up 2011 National FindingsJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 2. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions How do we define social learning? Is there an unmet demand for the greater use of social learning within schools? What is the value proposition around social learning? How can new solutions mitigate some of the concerns that still exist about social learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 3. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 4. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship  Science and Math Instruction  Career Interests in STEM and Teaching  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies in the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications  Designing the 21st Century School © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 5. Saluting our Speak Up 2011 Sponsors: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 6. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758  K-12 Students 330,117  Teachers & Librarians 38,502  Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006  School/District Administrators 4,133  About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, AL, IN, AZ, NC, FL, WI, VA, MD © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 7. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 8. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 9. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team” Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning Students’ frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education Students want a more personalized learning environment © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 10. The New Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 11. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Digitally-rich learning Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 12. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Un-tethered learning Students envision technology-enabled learning that transcends classroom walls © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 13. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Social–based learning Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal learning networks of experts © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 14. Introducing . . . “Defining the Emerging Role of Social Learning Tools to Connect Students, Parents & Educators” A new white paper in collaboration with Schoolwires based upon the Speak Up 2011 national data © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 15. Defining the Emerging Role of Social LearningTools to Connect Students, Parents & Educators Key findings:  Increased value around social learning  Students have high aspirations for leveraging social learning tools  Concerns linger with administrators and parents  New cohort of administrators paving a new path for innovative use © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 16. What is social learning?Leveraging social media and networkingtechnology tools to: – Develop students’ personal learning networks – Facilitate collaborations and connectivity – Engage parents – Support teachers’ productivity – Ensure safety and security for participants – Personalize the learning process © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 17. How are you using social media tools foryour personal interests? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 18. How are you using social media tools foryour personal interests? 2008: Only 27% of parents and 12% of principals were social networking users © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 19. “There are teachers that use these socialmedia sites themselves and see the valueof these as ways to grow professionally, somaking the transition to a site as a tool for learning should not be a quantum leap.” High School Principal - AZ © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 20. Students face obstacles to using technologyat school: Websites I need are blocked 59% Can’t use my own mobile device at school 55% Can’t access social networking tools 51% Too many rules! 48% Teachers limit our technology use 42% Can’t communicate with my classmates 39% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 21. Students’ wish list!Principals are you listening? Ability to access projects from home computers 46% Provide tools to communicate with classmates 39% Provide tools to organize my schoolwork 38% Provide tools to communicate with my teacher 34% Provide tools to support collaboration 32% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 22. The Social Learning Value PropositionAdministrators’ Perspective 1. Sharing information with parents 2. Extends learning beyond the school day 3. Increases parental engagement 4. Provides more personalized learning 5. Facilitates student collaborations 6. Increases educator productivity 7. Enables stronger community connectivity © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 23. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 24. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 25. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 26. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use  Providing access to all students © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 27. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use  Providing access to all students  Teachers need training to use tools effectively © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 28. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use  Providing access to all students  Teachers need training to use tools effectively  “No adults allowed” in my social spaces © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 29. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use  Providing access to all students  Teachers need training to use tools effectively  “No adults allowed” in my social spaces  Is there an academic tool that mimics com’l features? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 30. “A school social learning environment would be fantastic. It needs to beseamless though and simulate the latest social media that the kids already use. People expect their digital work tooverlap and be immediately accessible.” High School Administrator - WI © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 31. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 32. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? Creating a shared vision? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 33. Social learning in the ultimate school:Safe chat rooms where we can discuss course materials with classmates 51% of students © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 34. Social learning in the ultimate school: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 35. The New Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 36. What is the bottom line? Today’s studentswant learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 37. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org • National Speak Up Findings and reports • Speak Up 2011 data: Apr 24 and May 23 • Presentations, podcasts and webinars • Evaluation services & reports • Speak Up 2012 for K-12 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 38. Start planning now for Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Surveys open in October Sign up to receive information and alerts www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 39. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. © Project Tomorrow 2011

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