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May 26 presentation to the Symposium for eLearning of Eastern Ontario (SELEO). A review of how all teaching needs to change to address the needs of 21st Century Learners.

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Digital Generation

  1. 1. A New Generation of Learners Symposium for eLearning in Eastern Ontario May 2011, T. D’Amico
  2. 2. Agenda Smartest or Dumbest ? A Changed World Ontario Perspectives Recent Reports Next Steps
  3. 3. Digital Generation Smartest or Dumbest Generation?
  4. 4. Your TurnIs this the Smartest or the Dumbest Generation - Why?
  5. 5. 1 Minute TimerEnd1:001:011:021:031:041:051:061:071:081:091:101:121:131:141:151:161:171:181:191:201:211:221:231:241:251:261:271:281:291:301:311:321:331:341:351:361:371:381:391:401:411:421:431:441:451:461:471:481:491:501:511:521:531:541:551:561:571:581:592:000:010:020:030:040:050:060:070:080:090:100:120:130:140:150:160:170:180:190:200:210:220:230:240:250:260:270:280:290:300:310:320:330:340:350:360:370:380:390:400:410:420:430:440:450:460:470:480:490:500:510:520:530:540:550:560:570:580:591:110:11
  6. 6. Smartest or Dumbest Generation… It depends!
  7. 7. Do you know yourTwitter?
  8. 8. TRIVIA• Who was the first person to have 10 million followers on Twitter?
  9. 9. Twitter as a teaching tool? Lady Gaga – first person to have 10 million followers on TwitterSource:
  10. 10. Twitter Stats Who are your students following? Source: Twitter Counter
  11. 11. Lots of Opinions
  12. 12. 21st Century LearningLots of Opinions
  13. 13. The Millennial Generation Don Tapscott – Is this the Smartest or the Dumbest Generation?
  14. 14. TRIVIA TIME!
  15. 15. TRIVIA • On Jan. 1, 2001 there were approximately 361 million Internet users. How many Internet users are there worldwide 2.0 Billion (as of Jan. 2011)?Source:
  16. 16. TRIVIA • How many mobile phones were sold worldwide in the first 3 months of 2011? 428 millionSource:
  17. 17. TRIVIA • Who were the top 3 companies (in order of sales) of mobile devices in the first 3 months of 2011?Source:
  18. 18. TRIVIA • By 2014 how many devices are anticipated to be connected to the Internet? 6.7 BillionSource:
  19. 19. TRIVIA • How many tweets are there per day on Twitter (world wide as of 03/11/11)? 140 millionSource: Tech Crunch 2011
  20. 20. TRIVIA• iTunes App Store launched in July 2008 with 500 apps, as of Jan. 2011 how many apps are available and how many downloads 400,000 took place over that apps 2 ½ year time? Over 10 Billion downloads Source:
  21. 21. TRIVIA • How many searches take place on Google each day? (world wide) 3.0 BillionSource:
  22. 22. TRIVIA• How many videos are watched on YouTube each day? (world wide as of 05/25/11) 3.0 BillionSource:
  23. 23. My teacher’s name is… Mr./Mrs. YouTube Over 48 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube… every minute of every day! Source: youtube-turns-6-years-old-daily- views-shoot-up-to-3-billion-yes-3- billion-daily/
  24. 24. TRIVIA• As of 05/25/11, What is the most viewed video on YouTube and how many times has it been viewed? Justin Bieber – “Baby” 550,110,785 views views
  25. 25. Google and YouTube –Master Teachers? 550,110,785 views views as of 05/25/11 10:45 a.m.
  26. 26. Was this your guess? 24,615,286 views as of 05/25/11 10:45 a.m.
  27. 27. TRIVIA • How many worldwide Facebook users are there as of 05/24/11? 670 millionSource:
  28. 28. Facebook Users Is there anything for students to learn on Facebook? Source: – 17,862,080
  29. 29. Source:
  30. 30. Ontario - Getting in the game3 Directions: Dec. 20101. Policy research to Letter from inform the discussions Deputy2. Sector dialogues Minister of3. Scan of current activity Education in district school boards on visioning, policy and initiatives connected with teaching and learning in a digital world
  31. 31. Evidence Informed Decision Making“The question is not which “Teaching andtechnology leads to learning in aincreased productivity in digital worldeducation, but which newtechnology‐enabled What wemethodologies improve heard in June,student performance overtraditional ones, if any at 2010”all, and which other factorsintervene?”(Scheuermann & Pedro, 2009, p. 7)
  32. 32. Teaching and Learning In a Digital World Ontario: 10 Emerging Themes1. Vision, guidelines and expectations2. Learning: How does it help and what do kids need to learn?3. Privacy, rules of use and digital citizenship4. Teaching practice and teacher preparation5. Assessment6. Digital media and content7. Access and equity8. Infrastructure9. Innovation10. Community involvement
  33. 33. Teaching and Learning In a Digital World Ontario: 6 Themes for Priority Action1. Vision2. Digital Citizenship and Literacies3. Innovative Teaching Practice4. Student Engagement, Culture and Achievement5. Learning Environments6. Parent and Community Engagement Feb. 2011
  34. 34. Your TurnWhat is your biggest concern or challenge related to eLearning?
  35. 35. 1 Minute TimerEnd1:001:011:021:031:041:051:061:071:081:091:101:121:131:141:151:161:171:181:191:201:211:221:231:241:251:261:271:281:291:301:311:321:331:341:351:361:371:381:391:401:411:421:431:441:451:461:471:481:491:501:511:521:531:541:551:561:571:581:592:000:010:020:030:040:050:060:070:080:090:100:120:130:140:150:160:170:180:190:200:210:220:230:240:250:260:270:280:290:300:310:320:330:340:350:360:370:380:390:400:410:420:430:440:450:460:470:480:490:500:510:520:530:540:550:560:570:580:591:110:11
  36. 36. Ontario Research CriticalTrends1. Open Source Review and2. Adaptive and Assistive Analysis of the Technologies3. Engaging Parents Issue of “Skills,Themes1. Digital Naifs Technology2. Computers in Schools – still and Learning” underused3. Environmental Impact of ICT Source: rch/Jenson_Repor tEng.pdf
  37. 37. Digital Learning Now! 10 Elements of Digital Learning1. Student Eligibility: All students are digital learners.2. Student Access: All students have access to high quality digital content and online courses.3. Personalized Learning: All students can customize their education using digital content through an approved provider.4. Advancement: Students progress based on demonstrated competency.5. Content: Digital content, instructional materials, Digital Learning and online and blended learning courses are Council high quality. * Jeb Bush * Bob Wise
  38. 38. Digital Learning Now! 10 Elements of Digital Learning6. Instruction: Digital instruction and teachers arehigh quality.7. Providers: All students have access to multiplehigh quality providers.8. Assessment and Accountability: Student learningis the metric for evaluating the quality of contentand instruction.9. Funding: Funding creates incentives forperformance, options and innovation.10. Delivery: Infrastructure supports digitallearning.
  39. 39. Post-Secondary Education“Online learning is not just “A Policyabout a specific form of course Framework fordelivery (distance education),but it is increasingly affecting Onlinethe way knowledge is explored Learning inand discovered by learners. Itis a critical element of Ontario – Apreparing Ontarians for the use Work inof technology in the workplace,at home, for social networking, Progress”and in particular, for developingthe 21st century skills neededto function effectively and Source:thrive in a global economy”.
  40. 40. TRIVIA TIME!
  41. 41. TRIVIA • How many online courses were offered in Ontario post-secondary institutions in 2009? 20,843 online coursesSource:
  42. 42. TRIVIA • How many registrants were there in online courses in Ontario Colleges and 495,716 Universities in registrants 2010?Source:
  43. 43. Your TurnGiven these numbers of eLearning in College and University – Should K-12 react?
  44. 44. 1 Minute TimerEnd1:001:011:021:031:041:051:061:071:081:091:101:121:131:141:151:161:171:181:191:201:211:221:231:241:251:261:271:281:291:301:311:321:331:341:351:361:371:381:391:401:411:421:431:441:451:461:471:481:491:501:511:521:531:541:551:561:571:581:592:000:010:020:030:040:050:060:070:080:090:100:120:130:140:150:160:170:180:190:200:210:220:230:240:250:260:270:280:290:300:310:320:330:340:350:360:370:380:390:400:410:420:430:440:450:460:470:480:490:500:510:520:530:540:550:560:570:580:591:110:11
  45. 45. Digital Generation6 verbs for the next 20 years of Smartestthe Connected World or Dumbest 1. Screening Generation? 2. Interacting March 29, 2011 3. Sharing 4. Flowing 5. Accessing Source: Tech Crunch: 6. Generating
  46. 46. Digital Generation"We live in a world that is quickly racing How shouldtoward ubiquitous computing, communicationand information about everything everywhere, school staffaccessed at unlimited speed and uploaded adjust?from anywhere on all kinds of devices... Howdid we end up in a situation in which theinstitutions we have designed for learning seethis as a distraction rather than an asset?"Michael WeschMay 1, 2011,interview by Mary Grush,
  47. 47. Digital Generation Online Learning isn’t for everyoneMaureen Cottrell, a science teacher at iHigh Virtual Academy “Many students fully Source: expect it to be easy http://mindshift.kqed.or and then bomb out.” g/2011/04/whos-best- suited-to-teach-and- learn-in-virtual- schools/
  48. 48. Arts Smarts Moving from We need to what students move from… should know… to what students can do Source:This is true for Face to Face, http://www.artssmarts.Blended, and Online Learning ca/en/research-- reports/publications/21 st-century- learning.aspx
  49. 49. Getting on the AgendaThe report helps to Horizondescribe emerging Report – 2011technologies that arelikely to have an K-12 Editionimpact on teachingand learning aroundthe world.New Media Consortium (NMC)Consortium for SchoolNetworking (CoSN)International Society forTechnology in Education (ISTE) Source: /2011-Horizon-Report- K12.pdf
  50. 50. 5 Key TrendsTrend #1The abundance of resourcesand relationships made easilyaccessible via the Internet isincreasingly challenging us torevisit our roles as educators Source: /2011-Horizon-Report- K12.pdf
  51. 51. 5 Key TrendsTrend #2As IT support becomes moreand more decentralized, thetechnologies we use areincreasingly based not onschool servers, but in the cloud Source: /2011-Horizon-Report- K12.pdf
  52. 52. 5 Key TrendsTrend #3Technology continues toprofoundly affect the way wework, collaborate,communicate,and succeed Source: /2011-Horizon-Report- K12.pdf
  53. 53. 5 Key TrendsTrend #4People expect to be able towork, learn, and studywhenever and wherever theywant to Source: /2011-Horizon-Report- K12.pdf
  54. 54. 5 Key TrendsTrend #5The perceived value ofinnovation and creativityis increasing Source: /2011-Horizon-Report- K12.pdf
  55. 55. The New 3 E’s of Education Speak UpThe 3 E’s of Education 2010 National 1. Enabled Findings K-12 2. Engaged Students & 3. Empowered Parents April 2011The 3 Trends1. Mobile Learning2. Online and Blended Learning Source http://www.tomorrow.or3. E-textbooks g/speakup/pdfs/SU10_ 3EofEducation(Studen ts).pdf
  56. 56. The New 3 E’s of Education Speak UpRole of Librarians andTechnology Coordinators: 2010 NationalTo enable student use of theemerging technologies Findings K-12Role of Classroom Teachers: Teachers,To engage students in rich, Librarians &compelling learning experiencesRole of Administrators: AdministratorsTo empower both teachers and May 2011students to creatively envision thefuture of digital learning, and toprovide opportunities for exploring Sourcethe elements of a new shared http://www.tomorrow.orvision for learning. g/speakup/pdfs/SU10_ 3EofEducation_Educat ors.pdf
  57. 57. Research and Advocacy Canadian Education Association …influencing educational transformation in Canada. Source: http://www.cea-“The most powerful thing teachers do to engage students to design engaging, meaningful, and authentic work andtechnology-enhanced learning experiences.” canada/article/teachi ng-participatory- digital-world
  58. 58. What are your Next Steps?Focus on Student Achievement
  59. 59. Next StepsReview the documentSee the section entitled“Leading Education in a Digital World Valuable Web Sites”Canadian Perspective Feb. 2011
  60. 60. Next Steps Review the documentFocus on Blended Learning40 case studies featuring 6models of Blended Learning 177 page document May 2011
  61. 61. Next Steps Summer Rejuvenation GuideBuild your Professional Learning Network Relax and keep Learning Summer 2011
  62. 62. New Brunswick 21st Century Leadership
  63. 63. Questions? T. D’Amico Twitter: TDOttawa