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    1. 1. Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry Empowering Faculty to Develop and Deliver a “New” Dental Curriculum to the Net Generation Bill Wathen, DMD Mohsen Taleghani, DMD Art Upton Ben Cozad Charlie Lindahl Scott Frederick
    2. 2. <ul><li>Art Upton </li></ul><ul><li>Web Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Texas A&M Health Science Center </li></ul><ul><li>Baylor College of Dentistry </li></ul>Understanding Net Gen - 2008
    3. 3. <ul><li>Memex - First prediction of global e-webs </li></ul><ul><li>The mind operates by association </li></ul><ul><li>Snaps instantly between associations </li></ul><ul><li>By “an intricate web of trails” </li></ul><ul><li>With the detail of mental pictures </li></ul><ul><li>“ Awe-inspiring beyond all else in nature.” </li></ul>“ As We May Think” - 1945 Vannevar Bush author of “As We May Think”
    4. 4. <ul><li>Ted Nelson - Inventor of “ Click Here ” </li></ul><ul><li>Project Xanadu 1960 - The Original Hypertext Project </li></ul><ul><li>Meta-documents concept - Global database access </li></ul><ul><li>Lately, gone a little off the beaten path: </li></ul>Ted Nelson Inventor of Hypertext Hypertext & Meta-docs 1960
    5. 5. <ul><li>Cross-platform UI </li></ul><ul><li>Files to/from many different computers </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of doc types and protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Provides universal access </li></ul><ul><li>Any User on Any Network </li></ul><ul><li>Any Data at Anytime . </li></ul>Tim Berners-Lee inventor of the “www” browser software. Code Name: “www” 1989
    6. 6. <ul><li>Develop “ hypertext minds , they leap around .” </li></ul><ul><li>Thought is less linear … </li></ul><ul><li>Piece information together from multiple sources. </li></ul>Students raised with computers: Understanding Net Gen 2008 Source: Educating the Net Generation Diana G. Oblinger and James L. Oblinger, Editors - An Educause Publication
    7. 7. <ul><li>Intuitive, visual communicators </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate virtual and “real-time” </li></ul><ul><li>Learn through discovery vs. being told </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking of Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Fast response time, expect rapid responses </li></ul>Source: Educating the Net Generation Diana G. Oblinger and James L. Oblinger, Editors - An Educause Publication Among other differences: Understanding Net Gen 2008
    8. 8. <ul><li>Memex - First prediction of global e-webs </li></ul><ul><li>The mind operates by association </li></ul><ul><li>Snaps instantly between associations </li></ul><ul><li>By “an intricate web of trails” </li></ul><ul><li>With the detail of mental pictures </li></ul><ul><li>“ Awe-inspiring beyond all else in nature.” </li></ul>“ As We May Think” - 1945 Vannevar Bush author of “As We May Think”
    9. 9. Higher Ed. Online - 2008 <ul><li>Online Ed => Higher Ed. Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Goals of the “Academy” remain the same </li></ul><ul><li>Technology changing at “blinding speeds” </li></ul><ul><li>Content is still “King” - Delivery is New </li></ul><ul><li>New enhances the Old, does not replace it </li></ul><ul><li>WWW maturity => OS/Browser “Wars” over </li></ul>
    10. 10. “ New” H.Ed. digital age concerns <ul><li>Content management </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise remote control </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Content capture and creation </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Teaching Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Smart classrooms and campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive AV in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture capture systems </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><ul><li>“ Higher education must continue to engage the Net Generation in a dialogue regarding its expectations about technology and learning.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and Learning Expectations of the Net Generation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Gregory R. Roberts </li></ul><ul><li>University of Pittsburgh–Johnstown </li></ul>Listen & Learn from Net Gen
    12. 12. <ul><ul><li>At HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry, a concerted effort to respond to student needs . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty discovered a student initiative to share recorded course materials via hand-held devices such as iPods, iPhones, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HSC-BCD’s response, to - Listen to the students - Allow “Grass roots” to meet “Brass” at top - Meet needs of classes now - Adapt for future students </li></ul></ul>Listen & Learn from Net Gen
    13. 13. Link to full article on Art’s Blog: http: //webcomm . bcd . tamhsc . edu/sphpblog/index . php ?entry=entry070907-181402 <ul><li>Music Player => Sophisticated Comm. device </li></ul><ul><li>On par with the telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Plus full-powered Web browser </li></ul><ul><li>Plus Automatic Wi-Fi </li></ul><ul><li>Puts the literal/virtual world in any pocket! </li></ul><ul><li>WWW maturity + Device Maturity </li></ul><ul><li>It is time to LISTEN to our students </li></ul>Toward Digital Dental Education
    14. 14. <ul><li>Time to take hand-held revolution VERY seriously </li></ul><ul><li>Students want instant access to digital curriculum materials </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures, presentations, demos, podcasts, videos </li></ul><ul><li>The Institution needs to support that. </li></ul>Toward Digital Dental Education
    15. 15. HSC-BCD on iTunesU <ul><li>Student survey request </li></ul><ul><li>One BCD Response </li></ul>
    16. 16. Berkeley Curriculum on YouTube UC Berkeley becomes first to make videos of over 300 hours of full courses available free on YouTube, and will continue to expand the catalog.
    17. 17. <ul><ul><li>Next: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Student Perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attempts to Respond From the Top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How We’re Doing it now at HSC-BCD </li></ul></ul>It doesn’t take much, but … <ul><li>It DOES take collaborating with the students </li></ul><ul><li>To teach them dentistry, as usual -- but also </li></ul><ul><li>To learn from them innovative ways for delivering it. </li></ul>
    18. 18. The Student Viewpoint Ben Cozad First Year Dental Student Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry
    19. 19. Order of Objectives
    20. 20. Student Resources
    21. 21. Personal Computers MP3 Players Personal Electronics
    22. 22. Personal Electronics
    23. 23. Resources We Like
    24. 24. Media Preference
    25. 25. Double Regular Half Varies Lecture Listening Speeds
    26. 26. Resources You Can Provide
    27. 27. Objectives
    28. 28. Students who desire more than just a shared network folder Objectives
    29. 29. Accessing Content on iTunes
    30. 30. Step Up
    31. 31. <ul><li>IT Infrastructure And Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Lindahl </li></ul><ul><li>Texas A&M Health Science Center </li></ul><ul><li>Office For Information Technologies </li></ul>Understanding Net Gen - 2008
    32. 32. <ul><li>INFRASTRUCTURE: The underlying foundation or basic framework (as of a system or organization) </li></ul><ul><li>(Merriam Webster Online) </li></ul>Definition:
    33. 33. <ul><li>End product </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational structure </li></ul>Usual view of it:
    34. 34. <ul><li>Organizational structure </li></ul><ul><li>End product </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul>Our view of it:
    35. 35. <ul><li>Who is our audience? </li></ul><ul><li>What are we trying to do and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are our (management/user) champions? </li></ul>Organizational Structure
    36. 36. <ul><li>Quality educational materials </li></ul><ul><li>Digital media (movies, slides, and audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use production and distribution methods </li></ul>End Product
    37. 37. <ul><li>No-brainer methods for content providers (e.g., near-real-time classroom production) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy end-user consumption processes (e.g., Ipod) </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive production and consumption metrics </li></ul>Software
    38. 38. <ul><li>High-capacity reliable servers (cpu and storage) </li></ul><ul><li>Fast networking pipes </li></ul><ul><li>End-user devices </li></ul><ul><li>Near-real-time production hardware to support production processes </li></ul>Hardware
    39. 39. <ul><li>Driven from the bottom (students) </li></ul><ul><li>Supported from the top (upper management) </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering the faculty & researchers </li></ul>Our Organization
    40. 40. <ul><li>Multimedia: audio/video/slides </li></ul><ul><li>Reusable & portable media (podcasting) </li></ul><ul><li>Effective educational materials (w/metrics) </li></ul>Our End Product
    41. 41. <ul><li>Producer: near-real-time recording and posting of materials (Garageband & Classcaster) </li></ul><ul><li>End user: itunes client, web browser (mpeg4 video, mp3 audio, pdf) </li></ul><ul><li>Servers: web, streaming media, database, content management system, course management systems </li></ul>Our Software
    42. 42. <ul><li>High-end Dell rack-mounted servers </li></ul><ul><li>High-end networking hardware on internet2 </li></ul><ul><li>Vmware virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>Large redundant disk arrays (Raid5) </li></ul>Our Hardware
    43. 43. <ul><li>Media Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public media available and ready for posting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom media available and ready for posting** </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunesU space allocated and available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local servers (web/file servers) setup </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Production processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial procedures in place and running in classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permissions / access policies being determined </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students downloading to PCs and portable media devices (iPods) </li></ul></ul>Current Status
    44. 44. <ul><li>Consumer processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine producer preferences (how to produce) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine consumer preferences (where to produce) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer preferences being evaluated (as per student surveys) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunesU space will be populated with public and private media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local servers will be configured as necessary for production and consumption </li></ul></ul>Future Work
    45. 45. <ul><li>Production processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study and deploy easy-to-use production processes (hardware + software + procedures) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine access and production policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine and deploy evaluation metrics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover, share, and learn Best Practices with others in the academic/educational community </li></ul></ul>Future Work (cont)
    46. 46. <ul><li>EDUCAUSE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main site http://www.educause.edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELI (Educause Learning Initiatives) http://www.educause.edu/eli </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apple iTunesU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main site http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/itunesu.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Texas A&M iTunesU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://itunes.tamu.edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HSC-BCD iTunesU (coming soon!) </li></ul>References

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