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Ric technology, teaching and learning

  1. 1. Ann Larson aclarson@gmail.com November 5, 2010 for RIC Hiring Committee
  2. 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. 3. A Vision of Students Today
  4. 4. So what does this new environment look like? An Expanded Environment with:  Place, Time and Partners in learning greatly increased
  5. 5. So what does this new environment feel like?  Communication is Central  Collaboration is Key An Expanded Environment where:
  6. 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. 7. Collaboration is Key For both Students and Educators  Students  “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 http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org/2010/11/02/educators-as-collaborators-25- resources/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Teac herBootCamp+%28TeacherBootCamp%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher
  8. 8. Collaboration is Key - continued For both Students and Educators  Educators – members of learning communities – pln’s
  9. 9. http://leadershipbootcamp.ning.com/forum/topics/perpetual-learning-machine … from the ISTE Professional Learning Community
  10. 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. 11.  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 Survey Moving Forward
  12. 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. 13. Transitioning Strategies for Online Learning Traditional Classroom Strategies such as:  Lecture  Discussion  Small group work  Collaboration  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. 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
  15. 15. Resources Supporting Transition to Online Learning (or – no need to start from scratch)  Blackboard Community  Illinois Online Learning  ISTE  Edutopia  Elumination  Nings, Blogs  Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day
  16. 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. 17. The time is right  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 An Expanded (Technology Infused) Learning Env
  18. 18. Credits Simple Artwork - http://tell.fll.purdue.edu/JapanProj//FLClipart/Nouns/building/library.gi f 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. 19. Video Summary – A Vision of Students Today • If these walls could talk .. • Students talk through a collaborative Google Doc • Talk about how they work: read 8 books/year, but 2300 web pages; write 42 pages/semester but 500 emails … • Activities for the day add up to >24 hours – “we are multi- taskers” • “We’re lucky” compared with other people in the world • Out of college they will probably get a job that doesn’t exist today • Some have suggested that technology can save us, but then site that they often use of technology that isn’t productive to learning • Writing on a chalkboard: but what is missing? – photos,