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 …

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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  • 1. The EvolvingStory of Education...
  • 2. Agrarian Age-­‐  3Rs  -­‐  No  formal  educa1on    
  • 3. Industrial Age!"-­‐  3Rs  +  Technical  skills   +  Basic  Cogni1ve  skills  
  • 4. Information Age!"-­‐  3Rs  +  Basic  Cogni1ve   skills  -­‐  Knowledge  in  a  Domain   (college  degree)  
  • 5. Phase Change... I N T E ctivity R ne Hype r-con Computers NComplexity E to mat i Au on t
  • 6. Knowledge Age!"-  Knowledge in a Domain"-  Higher Order Cognitive skills – creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, ! decision making"-  Self-Direction, ! Empathy,! Collaboration"
  • 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. Benjamin Bloom" Goals of! Education" Evaluation Synthesis Analysis Application Comprehension Knowledge
  • 9. Necessity of aHybrid Learning Environment
  • 10. 21st  Century  What a student knows
  • 11. 21st  Century  What a student knows
  • 12. 21st  Century   GAP! What a student knows
  • 13. 21st  Century   Fill  the  knowledge   gap  by  using     c online  informa1on   resources  of   online  learning   communi1es  What a student knows
  • 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. An  Analogy  Our  understanding  of  solar  system  has  changed…   From    Earth-­‐centric…  
  • 16. to  Sun-­‐centric…  
  • 17. to  Mass-­‐centric  
  • 18. Likewise  our  view  on  educa3on  is  changing…    Teacher-­‐centric…  From    Earth-­‐centric…  
  • 19. Learner-­‐centric…  to  Sun-­‐centric…  
  • 20. Connec0on-­‐centric   l   -­‐  Learners   -­‐  Mentors  to  Mass-­‐centric   -­‐  Content   -­‐  Conversa1on   -­‐  Collabora1on  
  • 21. Internet  as  a  Classroom  
  • 22. eLearning 1.0 One-­‐on-­‐one  rela1onship   y   between  learner  and  the   online  learning  content  
  • 23. eLearning 2.0 h   Web  2.0     makes  online     collabora1on   possible  
  • 24. Online Learning Communities Active Participation Peripheral Participation Legi1mate  Peripheral  Par1cipa1on   (Lave  &  Wenger)  
  • 25. Online Learning Communities (Modern Day Study Groups)
  • 26. What FacilitatesDeep Understanding Howard  Gardner  on  Deep  Understanding  
  • 27. Narrative Visual Data Analysis Kinesthetic 1. Multiple Entry Points
  • 28. 2. Telling Analogies
  • 29. 3. Multiple Representations
  • 30. 4. Multiple Performances
  • 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. 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. 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. LearningJournal
  • 35. Internet-­‐Facilitated  Learning  Cycle  
  • 36. Problem with Online Learning Knowledge  is     highly   fragmented   c   AND   understanding   requires  a   coherent   narra1ve  
  • 37. Teacherscan use thethe SocialMedia Glue!
  • 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. Creating aHybrid  Learning  Environment  
  • 40. The  Cri1cal  Thinker  Academy  
  • 41. Started  by  a  University  Professor  
  • 42. Offering    Video  Lectures  
  • 43. A  Blog  (RSS)  A  Newsleder  
  • 44. Podcasts  
  • 45. YouTube  Channel  
  • 46. MOOC – Massive Open Online Course
  • 47. Example  of  a  MOOC  –  started  by  two  university  professors  
  • 48. A  12-­‐week  Online    Programme  
  • 49. •  Things  to  Read  •  Things  to  Watch  •  Daily  Newsleder  •  Create  Own  Blog  •  Discussion  Group  •  Tweet,  Tag  •  Curate,  Share  
  • 50. 2011:  Highly  Successful  MOOC  -­‐  over  100,000  global  students    
  • 51. •  Video  Lessons  •  Quizzes  •  Assignments  •  Discussions  •  Ques1ons  to  Professors  •  Exams  (op1onal)  •  Final  Score  •  Statement  of  Achievement  
  • 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. This  has  led  to  the  forma1on  of  Udacity  
  • 54. Another  example  -­‐  Coursera    –  course  on  Gamifica1on  taken  by  Wharton  Professor  
  • 55. edX  -­‐  MIT,  Harvard,  Berkeley  courses  
  • 56. Hybrid  Learning  Environment  Its not difficult to create!
  • 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. 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. Create Your Blog
  • 60. Google  Blogger  
  • 61. WordPress  
  • 62. EduBlogs  
  • 63. Twider  –  Micro  Blogging  
  • 64. Presentations
  • 65. Prezi  –  free  presenta1on  tool  
  • 66. VoiceThread  
  • 67. Glogster  –  interac1ve  posters  
  • 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. Create Your PodCast
  • 70. Windows  –  Sound  Recorder  
  • 71. Audacity  –  free  sokware  
  • 72. Record  For  All    –  free  sokware  
  • 73. AudioBoo  –  minicast  using  your  mobile  phone  
  • 74. Podoma1c  –  create  &  share  Podcasts  
  • 75. iTunes  –  share  your  Podcasts  
  • 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. Create Your VodCast, ScreenCast,Video Tutorials
  • 78. Windows  Movie  Maker  
  • 79. CamStudio  –  Free  Video  Screen  Capture  Sokware  
  • 80. Jing  –  free  Screen  Capture  +  Annota1on  sokware  
  • 81. Screenr:  free  Screen  Cast  tool  –  create  and  share  
  • 82. LiveScribe  -­‐  PenCast  
  • 83. EduCrea1ons     –  simple  way  to    create  video  lessons  
  • 84. Show  Me  –  simple  way  to    create  video  tutorials  on  iPad  
  • 85. Create  a  YouTube  Channel  
  • 86. Share  your  videos  on  Vimeo  
  • 87. Share  your  video  series  on  Blip.TV  
  • 88. Create  an  iTunes  Channel  
  • 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. Mind Mapping, Brainstorming, Diagrams,Flowcharts, Quiz Makers
  • 91. MindMeister  –  Mind  Mapping  Tool  
  • 92. Bubbl.Us  –  Brainstorming  Tool  
  • 93. Gliffy  –  Diagrams  and  Flowcharts  
  • 94. Quizlet  –  create  your  own  quizzes  
  • 95. Socra1ve  –  Quiz  +  Student  Response  System  using  SmartPhone  (BYOD)  
  • 96. Survey  Monkey  –  create  surveys,  analyse  response  
  • 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. Discussion Forum, Wiki, Webinar
  • 99. DisQus  –  integrates  with  most  Blogs  
  • 100. Wiki  Spaces  –  Wiki    
  • 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. Skype  –  Group  Video  Calling  
  • 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. Bringing Learning NuggetsTOGETHER
  • 105. Symbaloo  –  create  a  gateway  to  your  blog,  wiki,  videos…  
  • 106. Twider  Feed   YouTube  Feed   Facebook  Feed  Website  Feed   Blog  Feed   LinkedIn  Feed   NetVibes  –  create  a  gateway  to  your  blog,  wiki,  videos…  
  • 107. Buddy  Press  –  add  Community  to  your  Word  Press  Blog  
  • 108. Mahara  –  Community  +  ePoroolio  Tool  (open  source)  
  • 109. Elgg  –  Online  Community  Tool  (open  source)  
  • 110. Ning  –  Online  Community  Building  Tool  (paid)  
  • 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. For  learning  modules  on  skills  relevant  for  flourishing  in  the  21st  century  visit  -­‐    www.TimelessLifeskills.co.uk  
  • 113. Or  join  the  Learning  Conversa1ons    on  Facebook  -­‐  www.facebook.com/lifeskills  
  • 114. Thank you Feel free to get in touch… Atul.Pant@TimelessLifeskills.co.uk Atul.Pant@gmail.com