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  • 1. Teaching, Learning and Technology
    Ann Larson
    November 5, 2010
    for RIC Hiring Committee
  • 2. Supporting the use of Educational Technology in Teaching and Learning
    Moving forward to meet the needs of Students in a 21st Century Environment
  • 3. A Vision of Students Today
  • 4. So what does this new environment look like?
    An Expanded Environment with:
    Place, Time and Partners in learning greatly increased
  • 5. So what does this new environment feel like?
    An Expanded Environment where:
    Communication is Central
    Collaboration is Key
  • 6. Communication is Central
    “pocket and under the arm technologies have become a prevailing and almost indispensable part of how we work, play and connect to each other.”
    You see learning that is fueled by questions.
    As students are formulating and asking questions, they are engaged in conversations… conversing with classmates, students in other classes, other experts, the teacher … exchanges with  print references .
    - David Warlick - from Technology-Transformed Learning Environments at http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/?p=2294
  • 7. Collaboration is Key
    For both Students and Educators
    “When we gather to produce, our ideas, talents, and skills embody our final outcome.”
    “Important for students who will have to work with others in some capacity to be able to problem solve”
    “Online collaboration is very different than in person collaboration mainly because we don’t have nonverbal cues to support our messages.”
    Shelly Terrell - teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org
  • 8. Collaboration is Key - continued
    For both Students and Educators
    Educators – members of learning communities – pln’s
  • 9. … from the ISTE Professional Learning Community Ning
  • 10. In support of student learning:
    Work with faculty to determine the current state of technology use
    Determine the desire for and strategies for using technology
    In the classroom
    Through online learning
    Working Together
  • 11. Moving Forward
    Expand opportunities for learning through the use of technology
    Find out the current state of technology use through conversations: one-on-one and small group
    Survey faculty (and students)
    Analyze the data collected
    Create a plan based upon conversations and surveys
    Build upon current practices
  • 12. Start from Where you Are
    Use “early adopter” technology and eLearning usage as models (and “early adopters” as resources and promoters)
    Remember: “many instructional strategies for online learning … are currently used in traditional classrooms … and can be successfully adapted for online learning.
  • 13. Transitioning Strategies for Online Learning
    Traditional Classroom Strategies such as:
    Small group work
    Case Studies
    Are supported by the tools within Blackboard itself as well as a multitude of Web 2.0 tools such as: Google Tools, Blogs, Wikis, PollEverywhere
  • 14. Enhanced Learning with Blackboard
    Allows for continued conversation (via discussion boards) and learning after class is over
    Ease of communication with all students
    Provides a place to hold all course material in a very organized way (students like classroom notes and resources online)
    Provides an easy way to add additional material on the fly
    Ease of assignment “collection”
    Use of online quiz option allows for automatic grading, thus freeing time for interacting with students.
  • 15. Resources Supporting Transition to Online Learning (or – no need to start from scratch)
    Blackboard Community
    Illinois Online Learning
    Nings, Blogs
    Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day
  • 16. Other Thoughts
    Podcasts or iTunes U for recorded lectures or screencast explanations
    Increase Student in class Interaction with
    Clickers, Polls, Twitter, Back-channels
  • 17. The time is right
    An Expanded (Technology Infused) Learning Environment
    Rich in Content
    Available any where and any time
    Students, educators and community are active partners
    Communication is Central
    Collaboration is Key
    Learning is personal and meaningful
  • 18. Credits
    Simple Artwork - http://tell.fll.purdue.edu/JapanProj//FLClipart/Nouns/building/library.gif
    Microsoft Office Clipart
    Shelly Terrell - http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org
    David Warlick - http://davidwarlick.com/2cents
    Michael Wesch – Kansas State University
    youtube video link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o
    Steve Dembo – steve_dembo@discovery.com
    ISTE Ning – leadershipbootcamp.ning.com
    Illinois Online Network – ion.uillonois.edu/resources/tutorials/pedagogy/instructionalstrategies
  • 19. Video Summary – A Vision of Students Today
    • If these walls could talk ..
    • 20. Students talk through a collaborative Google Doc
    • 21. Talk about how they work: read 8 books/year, but 2300 web pages; write 42 pages/semester but 500 emails …
    • 22. Activities for the day add up to >24 hours – “we are multi-taskers”
    • 23. “We’re lucky” compared with other people in the world
    • 24. Out of college they will probably get a job that doesn’t exist today
    • 25. Some have suggested that technology can save us, but then site that they often use of technology that isn’t productive to learning
    • 26. Writing on a chalkboard: but what is missing? – photos, videos, animations, network