Building a Hybrid Learning Environment - Augmenting the Classroom with Conversation and Collaboration

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How can teachers create a hybrid learning environment to augment their classroom teaching with online conversation and collaboration. This presentation, which I made at Allahabad University in Oct 2012, looks at the reasons why a hybrid approach is much needed and gives an overview of mostly free tools that can be used to create such a learning experience.

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Building a Hybrid Learning Environment - Augmenting the Classroom with Conversation and Collaboration

  1. 1. The EvolvingStory of Education...
  2. 2. Agrarian Age-­‐  3Rs  -­‐  No  formal  educa1on    
  3. 3. Industrial Age!"-­‐  3Rs  +  Technical  skills   +  Basic  Cogni1ve  skills  
  4. 4. Information Age!"-­‐  3Rs  +  Basic  Cogni1ve   skills  -­‐  Knowledge  in  a  Domain   (college  degree)  
  5. 5. Phase Change... I N T E ctivity R ne Hype r-con Computers NComplexity E to mat i Au on t
  6. 6. Knowledge Age!"-  Knowledge in a Domain"-  Higher Order Cognitive skills – creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, ! decision making"-  Self-Direction, ! Empathy,! Collaboration"
  7. 7. We  are  currently  preparing  students  for  jobs  that  don’t  yet  exist...  using  technologies  that  haven’t  yet  been  invented...  in  order  to  solve  problems  we  don’t  even  know  are  problems  yet.   -­‐  Richard  Riley,  Secretary  of  Educa3on     under  President  Clinton  
  8. 8. Benjamin Bloom" Goals of! Education" Evaluation Synthesis Analysis Application Comprehension Knowledge
  9. 9. Necessity of aHybrid Learning Environment
  10. 10. 21st  Century  What a student knows
  11. 11. 21st  Century  What a student knows
  12. 12. 21st  Century   GAP! What a student knows
  13. 13. 21st  Century   Fill  the  knowledge   gap  by  using     c online  informa1on   resources  of   online  learning   communi1es  What a student knows
  14. 14. Internet  Facilitated  Learning  The  world  has  changed  and  become  more  networked...  what  is  needed  is  not  a  new  theory  for  the  digital  age,  but  a  model  that  integrates  the  different  theories  to  guide  the  design  of  online  learning  materials.     -­‐  Dr.  Mohamed  Ally,  Athabasca  University  
  15. 15. An  Analogy  Our  understanding  of  solar  system  has  changed…   From    Earth-­‐centric…  
  16. 16. to  Sun-­‐centric…  
  17. 17. to  Mass-­‐centric  
  18. 18. Likewise  our  view  on  educa3on  is  changing…    Teacher-­‐centric…  From    Earth-­‐centric…  
  19. 19. Learner-­‐centric…  to  Sun-­‐centric…  
  20. 20. Connec0on-­‐centric   l   -­‐  Learners   -­‐  Mentors  to  Mass-­‐centric   -­‐  Content   -­‐  Conversa1on   -­‐  Collabora1on  
  21. 21. Internet  as  a  Classroom  
  22. 22. eLearning 1.0 One-­‐on-­‐one  rela1onship   y   between  learner  and  the   online  learning  content  
  23. 23. eLearning 2.0 h   Web  2.0     makes  online     collabora1on   possible  
  24. 24. Online Learning Communities Active Participation Peripheral Participation Legi1mate  Peripheral  Par1cipa1on   (Lave  &  Wenger)  
  25. 25. Online Learning Communities (Modern Day Study Groups)
  26. 26. What FacilitatesDeep Understanding Howard  Gardner  on  Deep  Understanding  
  27. 27. Narrative Visual Data Analysis Kinesthetic 1. Multiple Entry Points
  28. 28. 2. Telling Analogies
  29. 29. 3. Multiple Representations
  30. 30. 4. Multiple Performances
  31. 31. Deep  Understanding  is  about   •  Connec1ng  new  informa1on  and  knowledge  with   what  you  already  know   •  Using  and  applying  knowledge  in  novel  contexts   (which  shows  you  understand,  and  not  just  know)    
  32. 32. The Learning Journey1.  Make  predic1ons  to  ac1vate  Prior  Knowledge  2.  Build  curiosity  and  fire  up  intrinsic  mo1va1on  to  learn  3.  Make  learning  contextually  relevant    4.  Secure  cogni1ve  commitment  (for  the  learning  adventure)  5.  Ac1vely  engage  with  the  learning  material  6.  Make  connec1ons  (with  prior  knowledge  /  bigger  picture)  7.  Update  Mental  Model  
  33. 33. KWL-Plus Learning StrategyKWL-­‐Plus  is  a  self-­‐ques1oning  strategy  for  learning  Know   -­‐  making  predic1ons,  invoking  prior  knowledge  Want  to  Know   -­‐  genera1ng  interest  in  the  topic  by  posing  ques1ons   about  expecta1ons  from  the  text  Learn  -­‐  Plus   -­‐  reflec1ng  upon  the  text  through  techniques  like   lis1ng,  mapping  and  summarising  
  34. 34. LearningJournal
  35. 35. Internet-­‐Facilitated  Learning  Cycle  
  36. 36. Problem with Online Learning Knowledge  is     highly   fragmented   c   AND   understanding   requires  a   coherent   narra1ve  
  37. 37. Teacherscan use thethe SocialMedia Glue!
  38. 38. Advantage of Social Learning•  Teachers  bring  coherence  •  Co-­‐learners  add  meaning   -­‐  Par1cipatory  pedagogy   -­‐  Social  Tagging   -­‐  Annota1ng  •  Conversa1ons  and  Collabora1on  leads  to  deeper   understanding  
  39. 39. Creating aHybrid  Learning  Environment  
  40. 40. The  Cri1cal  Thinker  Academy  
  41. 41. Started  by  a  University  Professor  
  42. 42. Offering    Video  Lectures  
  43. 43. A  Blog  (RSS)  A  Newsleder  
  44. 44. Podcasts  
  45. 45. YouTube  Channel  
  46. 46. MOOC – Massive Open Online Course
  47. 47. Example  of  a  MOOC  –  started  by  two  university  professors  
  48. 48. A  12-­‐week  Online    Programme  
  49. 49. •  Things  to  Read  •  Things  to  Watch  •  Daily  Newsleder  •  Create  Own  Blog  •  Discussion  Group  •  Tweet,  Tag  •  Curate,  Share  
  50. 50. 2011:  Highly  Successful  MOOC  -­‐  over  100,000  global  students    
  51. 51. •  Video  Lessons  •  Quizzes  •  Assignments  •  Discussions  •  Ques1ons  to  Professors  •  Exams  (op1onal)  •  Final  Score  •  Statement  of  Achievement  
  52. 52. •  Free,  160k  students  •  From  209  countries  •  20,000+  got  Cer1ficate   of  Achievement  •  Video  –  2  to  6  minutes  •  Quiz  (open-­‐ended)  •  Assignment  –  due  date  •  Self-­‐Organised  Forums  •  Peer  Instruc1on  •  Meet-­‐up  Groups  
  53. 53. This  has  led  to  the  forma1on  of  Udacity  
  54. 54. Another  example  -­‐  Coursera    –  course  on  Gamifica1on  taken  by  Wharton  Professor  
  55. 55. edX  -­‐  MIT,  Harvard,  Berkeley  courses  
  56. 56. Hybrid  Learning  Environment  Its not difficult to create!
  57. 57. Ingredients of an Enriched Learning ExperienceContent   Conversation   Collaboration  •  Text   •  Discussion   •  Self-­‐Assessment  •  Audio   •  Reflec1on   •  Project  Work  •  Video   •  Peer  Review   •  Sims/Games  •  Learning  Aids   A  LEARNING  COMMUNITY  
  58. 58. Ingredients of an Enriched Learning ExperienceContent   Conversation   Collaboration  •  Text   •  Discussion   •  Self-­‐Assessment  •  Audio   •  Reflec1on   •  Project  Work  •  Video   •  Peer  Review   •  Sims/Games  •  Learning  Aids   A  LEARNING  COMMUNITY  
  59. 59. Create Your Blog
  60. 60. Google  Blogger  
  61. 61. WordPress  
  62. 62. EduBlogs  
  63. 63. Twider  –  Micro  Blogging  
  64. 64. Presentations
  65. 65. Prezi  –  free  presenta1on  tool  
  66. 66. VoiceThread  
  67. 67. Glogster  –  interac1ve  posters  
  68. 68. Ingredients of an Enriched Learning ExperienceContent   Conversation   Collaboration  •  Text   •  Discussion   •  Self-­‐Assessment  •  Audio   •  Reflec1on   •  Project  Work  •  Video   •  Peer  Review   •  Sims/Games  •  Learning  Aids   A  LEARNING  COMMUNITY  
  69. 69. Create Your PodCast
  70. 70. Windows  –  Sound  Recorder  
  71. 71. Audacity  –  free  sokware  
  72. 72. Record  For  All    –  free  sokware  
  73. 73. AudioBoo  –  minicast  using  your  mobile  phone  
  74. 74. Podoma1c  –  create  &  share  Podcasts  
  75. 75. iTunes  –  share  your  Podcasts  
  76. 76. Ingredients of an Enriched Learning ExperienceContent   Conversation   Collaboration  •  Text   •  Discussion   •  Self-­‐Assessment  •  Audio   •  Reflec1on   •  Project  Work  •  Video   •  Peer  Review   •  Sims/Games  •  Learning  Aids   A  LEARNING  COMMUNITY  
  77. 77. Create Your VodCast, ScreenCast,Video Tutorials
  78. 78. Windows  Movie  Maker  
  79. 79. CamStudio  –  Free  Video  Screen  Capture  Sokware  
  80. 80. Jing  –  free  Screen  Capture  +  Annota1on  sokware  
  81. 81. Screenr:  free  Screen  Cast  tool  –  create  and  share  
  82. 82. LiveScribe  -­‐  PenCast  
  83. 83. EduCrea1ons     –  simple  way  to    create  video  lessons  
  84. 84. Show  Me  –  simple  way  to    create  video  tutorials  on  iPad  
  85. 85. Create  a  YouTube  Channel  
  86. 86. Share  your  videos  on  Vimeo  
  87. 87. Share  your  video  series  on  Blip.TV  
  88. 88. Create  an  iTunes  Channel  
  89. 89. Ingredients of an Enriched Learning ExperienceContent   Conversation   Collaboration  •  Text   •  Discussion   •  Self-­‐Assessment  •  Audio   •  Reflec1on   •  Project  Work  •  Video   •  Peer  Review   •  Sims/Games  •  Learning  Aids   A  LEARNING  COMMUNITY  
  90. 90. Mind Mapping, Brainstorming, Diagrams,Flowcharts, Quiz Makers
  91. 91. MindMeister  –  Mind  Mapping  Tool  
  92. 92. Bubbl.Us  –  Brainstorming  Tool  
  93. 93. Gliffy  –  Diagrams  and  Flowcharts  
  94. 94. Quizlet  –  create  your  own  quizzes  
  95. 95. Socra1ve  –  Quiz  +  Student  Response  System  using  SmartPhone  (BYOD)  
  96. 96. Survey  Monkey  –  create  surveys,  analyse  response  
  97. 97. Ingredients of an Enriched Learning ExperienceContent   Conversation   Collaboration  •  Text   •  Discussion   •  Self-­‐Assessment  •  Audio   •  Reflec1on   •  Project  Work  •  Video   •  Peer  Review   •  Sims/Games  •  Learning  Aids   A  LEARNING  COMMUNITY  
  98. 98. Discussion Forum, Wiki, Webinar
  99. 99. DisQus  –  integrates  with  most  Blogs  
  100. 100. Wiki  Spaces  –  Wiki    
  101. 101. Big  Blue  Budon  –  open  source  Web  Conferencing  for  Distance  Educa1on  It   supports   sharing   of   slides   (PDF),   webcams,   whiteboard,   chat,   voice   over   IP,   and  presenters  desktop.  It  can  record  and  playback  sessions  (slides,  audio,  and  chat),  runs  on  Mac,  Unix,  and  PC  
  102. 102. Skype  –  Group  Video  Calling  
  103. 103. Ingredients of an Enriched Learning ExperienceContent   Conversation   Collaboration  •  Text   •  Discussion   •  Self-­‐Assessment  •  Audio   •  Reflec1on   •  Project  Work  •  Video   •  Peer  Review   •  Sims/Games  •  Learning  Aids   A  LEARNING  COMMUNITY  
  104. 104. Bringing Learning NuggetsTOGETHER
  105. 105. Symbaloo  –  create  a  gateway  to  your  blog,  wiki,  videos…  
  106. 106. Twider  Feed   YouTube  Feed   Facebook  Feed  Website  Feed   Blog  Feed   LinkedIn  Feed   NetVibes  –  create  a  gateway  to  your  blog,  wiki,  videos…  
  107. 107. Buddy  Press  –  add  Community  to  your  Word  Press  Blog  
  108. 108. Mahara  –  Community  +  ePoroolio  Tool  (open  source)  
  109. 109. Elgg  –  Online  Community  Tool  (open  source)  
  110. 110. Ning  –  Online  Community  Building  Tool  (paid)  
  111. 111. TIME Magazine – October issue is on Reinventing College EducationCollege  Is  Dead.  Long  Live  College!  By  Amanda  Ripley    Read  more:  hdp://na1on.1me.com/2012/10/18/college-­‐is-­‐dead-­‐long-­‐live-­‐college/#ixzz2AgIplZAb  
  112. 112. For  learning  modules  on  skills  relevant  for  flourishing  in  the  21st  century  visit  -­‐    www.TimelessLifeskills.co.uk  
  113. 113. Or  join  the  Learning  Conversa1ons    on  Facebook  -­‐  www.facebook.com/lifeskills  
  114. 114. Thank you Feel free to get in touch… Atul.Pant@TimelessLifeskills.co.uk Atul.Pant@gmail.com

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