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Are We in the Right Sandbox? BOWEN, GERING

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With the introduction of Web 2.0 and other technologies, online course delivery is changing rapidly and dramatically. What does it mean to be literate in this new environment? How can we keep up with …

With the introduction of Web 2.0 and other technologies, online course delivery is changing rapidly and dramatically. What does it mean to be literate in this new environment? How can we keep up with rapidly changing 21st Century skills? Do our current distance learning models still make sense when technology can extend access to content, experts, and peers? Join in a dialogue with two practitioners in the field of distance education to explore the boundaries of your institutional limitations.

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  • 1. Edward Bowen, Executive Dean, Distance Learning, Dallas TeleCollege (TX) and Carol Gering, Design Team Manager, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • 2. pistil petals stems leaves stamen sepal
  • 3. Learning How To Learn Caring Human Dimension Integration Application Foundational Knowledge
  • 4. Be interested in other places of the world and want to continue learning about those places via reading, the Internet, and travel.
  • 5. Transactional Distance more more S T R U C T The level of autonomy (self-motivated U R E learning) increases as the transactional less distance increases. To decrease transactional distance, more Dialog less increase dialog.
  • 6. Are we in the right Sandbox? Ed Bowen and Carol Gering WCET Annual Conference 2009 Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 7. 21 st Century Skills Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 8. 21 st Century Skills • life skills • 21st century content • core subjects • learning and thinking skills • information & communications technology literacy • authentic assessment —Partnership for 21st Century Skills Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 9. Friday, October 23, 2009 Information Fluency
  • 10. Tools share several signi cant features with knowledge: they can only be fully understood through use, and using them entails both changing the user's view of the world and adopting the belief system of the culture in which they are used. Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning John Seely Brown; Allan Collins; Paul Duguid Educational Researcher, Vol. 18, No. 1. ( Jan. - Feb., 1989), pp. 32-42. Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 11. Tools of the Culture Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 12. Friday, October 23, 2009 Tools of the Culture
  • 13. Are we prepared to teach students? Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 14. or do students think WE’RE ILLITERATE? Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 15. image by Eric Gaba – Wikimedia Commons user: Sting Complexity, Diversity, Scale Friday, October 23, 2009
  • 16. Friday, October 23, 2009 Tools of the Culture
  • 17. carol.gering@alaska.edu ebowen@dcccd.edu Friday, October 23, 2009