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e-Learning A to Z - Part 2 (N-Z)

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  • [twitter]Orwell feared the book banners. Huxley feared that there would be no reason to ban books, no one would want to read them.[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Orwell feared we would be deprived of information. Huxley feared we would have too much information, becoming passive & egoistic[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Orwell feared the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture.[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Huxley quote: Those opposed to tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.”[/twitter]
  • [twitter]In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.[/twitter]
  • [twitter] Graphics by Stuart McMillen, with permission. http://bit.ly/cz8kFd[/twitter]
  • [twitter] “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman … a book about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.[/twitter]
  • [twitter] “Amusing Ourselves to Death” highly recommended – here’s a link to purchase for under $10 http://amzn.to/9AzH1N [/twitter]
  • [twitter]How many millions of people are in this room right now? How many people can we reach through our networks?[/twitter]
  • [twitter]Work that you put your heart and soul into. Everybody’s an artist now (or could be). It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.[/twitter]

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  • 1. e-Learning AlphabetE-Learning Atheists E-Learning Zealots My images: rights reserved
  • 2. Barry Dahl dot com
  • 3. A-Z A-ZA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 4. A-Z Networked Learning A-Z How many people are in this room?A-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 5. Select each site where you have an account.78% 1. Facebook56% 2. Twitter67% 3. Linked In33% 4. Google Plus50% 5. You Tube11% 6. None of the above
  • 6. A-Z A-ZA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 7. A-Z A-Z OpenA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 8. A-Z A-ZA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 9. A-Z Postman A-Z Now this...A-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 10. Neil Postman• Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business• Published 1985
  • 11. Amusing Ourselves to Death• Many of the remarks he made about television can be made today about computers and social networking
  • 12. Which of these books have you read?32% 1. 198411% 2. Brave New World47% 3. Both of them21% 4. Neither of them
  • 13. Graphics by Stuart McMillenHey Barry! Read the beginning of the book!
  • 14. Graphics by Stuart McMillen• All words from “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business” by Neil Postman … a book about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
  • 15. My Take on Postman• Web 1.0 was just another one-way distraction device, very TV-like.• However, Web 2.0 goes beyond amusement by bringing people together and encouraging creativity.
  • 16. Related Questions• How does the use of emerging technologies add value?• If we aren’t adding value, are we simply trying to amuse ourselves?
  • 17. A-Z A-ZA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 18. A-Z Quality A-Z E-Learning Quality = Quality Matters Right?A-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 19. Quality Matters is Sufficient Learning• Um, no, it isn’t!!• Quality Matters looks at the quality of course design. Quality• That’s good, but it’s Concerns only one leg holding up the stool. Teaching Design
  • 20. 3 Major Components of e-Quality Learning Level Is High Learning Assessment Teaching Level Course Design Is High Meets Standards
  • 21. Is This a Problem? Learning Level Is High Learning AssessmentTeaching Level Course Design Is High Below Standard
  • 22. Beautiful, Just Beautiful Learning Level Is Low Learning AssessmentTeaching Level Course Design Is Low Meets Standards
  • 23. A-Z A-ZA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 24. A-Z A-Z RubricA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 25. Table Exercise• Revisit your list of factors affecting the amount of time flexibility in online courses.• Construct a rubric that could be used to score the level of flexibility.
  • 26. A-Z A-ZA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 27. A-Z SMS A-ZA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 28. McLuhanism“We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us.” CC-BY Photo of Marshall McLuhan painting. Credit to Adobe of Chaos 41
  • 29. McLuhanism“We shape our Mobile phones tools and afterwards our tools shape us.” For Talking? CC-BY Flickr Photo: snappybex 42
  • 30. McLuhanism“We shape our Mobile phones tools and afterwards our tools shape us.” No, for Texting! CC-BY Flickr Photo: mattwi1s0n 43
  • 31. Texting: most used data service in world 4.2 Billion Texters WorldwideSource: http://www.mbaonline.com/planet-text/ 44
  • 32. Texting: 72% of cell phone users 45Source: http://cellphones.org/blog/facts-about-text-messaging/
  • 33. Texting: higher minority use 46Source: http://cellphones.org/blog/facts-about-text-messaging/
  • 34. Texting: 95% of 18-29 y-o 47Source: http://cellphones.org/blog/facts-about-text-messaging/
  • 35. A-Z SMS A-Z Texting your Students?41% 1. Good idea59% 2. Bad ideaA-Z N O P Q R S A-Z
  • 36. Texting about what?• Reminders about due dates• Helpful hints about assignments 49
  • 37. Texting about what?• Breaking news relevant to class• Links to useful information 50
  • 38. Texting about what?• Inspiration and encouragement• Whenever you need their immediate attention 51
  • 39. Hand Holding? • Overheard: “There’s a bit too much hand holding going on here. These students need to fend for themselves.” CC-BY Flickr Photo: mikebaird 52
  • 40. Lots of naysayers out there - 1 • “Really? Should we stay up all night and ‘cram’ with them also? Come on, let the STUDENT be accountable, load the due dates in their own phones, etc. Good grief Higher Education is not Kindergarten.”http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professor-textblaster/21451 53
  • 41. Lots of naysayers out there - 2 • “Students can ignore this text like they do all other written communications, like the syllabus and class schedules. The good students get a break and the weaker students will still live in denial.”http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professor-textblaster/21451 54
  • 42. Hand Holding? • Overheard: “There’s a bit too much hand holding going on here. These students need to fend for themselves.” • Also overheard: “We have huge retention issues. Going the extra mile can save a student from failing.” CC-BY Flickr Photo: mikebaird 55
  • 43. Group Messaging Options 56
  • 44. A-Z A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 45. A-Z Twitter A-Z Speaking of Twitter …….A-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 46. A-Z A-Z Twitter is Stupid!!!31% 1. Twue69% 2. FalseA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 47. My Twitter Network• Social Learning• I learn more every day from my Twitter network than I ever did in school. (Blasphemy, I know)
  • 48. A-Z A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 49. A-Z Un A-Z Unfriend Unfollow UncircleA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 50. Twitter makes me like people I’ve never met and Facebookmakes me hate people I know in real life. @shaylamaddox
  • 51. A-Z A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 52. A-Z VILOS A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 53. A-Z A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 54. A-Z Wi-Fi A-Z Campus Wi-Fi is an Important Component to Student Success88% 1. True12% 2. FalseA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 55. Educause: ECAR Undergrads Study ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information TechnologySource: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERS1103/ERS1103W.pdf
  • 56. 70-75% of students 78% of students who Educause: say they use Wi-Fi ECAR Undergrads Studyit is use Wi-Fi say networks and want “extremely important” anytime, anywhere to their academic access. success. 79% say that college “would be a lot harder” without Wi-Fi access.Source: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERS1103/ERS1103W.pdf
  • 57. Beer or Wi-Fi? • 48% would give up • Before giving up Wi-FiSource: http://www.wi-fi.org --- short URL = http://goo.gl/Eg5kp
  • 58. Better Wi-Fi = Better Grades? • 75% of students polled • agree that Wi-Fi helps them get better grades.Source: computerworld.com --- short URL = http://goo.gl/Fh2F2
  • 59. Importance in College Choice?Source: http://www.wi-fi.org --- short URL = http://goo.gl/Eg5kp
  • 60. 60% say they wouldn’t attend a college that doesn’t offer free Wi-FiSource: http://www.wi-fi.org --- short URL = http://goo.gl/Eg5kp
  • 61. Choose each true statement89% 1. You are a texter89% 2. You have Wi-Fi in your house53% 3. You have 5+ cloud documents42% 4. You can define the term “Web 2.0”5% 5. None of the above are true
  • 62. What is Web 2.0?
  • 63. A-Z A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 64. A-Z X A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 65. A-Z Xena, Warrior Princess A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 66. A-Z A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 67. A-Z You Tube A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 68. The State of YouTube
  • 69. A-Z A-ZA-Z T U V W X Y Z A-Z
  • 70. The e-Learning Battle• The Zealots are those that tout the benefits of online learning without having any evidence to back it up.• Zealots begin many of their sentences with “one time there was this one student …” E-Learning Zealots 83
  • 71. Sample Zealot Comment• And here we are, in 2011, fer cryin‘aloud, with dodgy naysayers STILL kicking and screaming and throwing fits in regards (sic) to online teaching and learning. Get over it, already – the days of having students seated around your flowing toga in utter awe of your knowledge and acumen are LONG GONE. Welcome to the present. Source: http://chronicle.com/article/How-Big-Can-E-Learning-Get-At/128809/ 84
  • 72. Last Words Wrap-up fromPostman and Godin
  • 73. Quoting Postman• “Our politics, religion, news, athletics, education and commerce have been transformed into congenial adjuncts of show business, largely without protest or even much popular notice.• The result is that we are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death.” Pg. 3
  • 74. LinchpinsDon’t Need(no stinkin’) Résumés
  • 75. What is a linchpin?
  • 76. An artistWhat is an artist?
  • 77. Anyone who does“emotional work”Work that matters
  • 78. Everyone’s an artist now It’s notwhat you do
  • 79. It’s how you do itMake the leap
  • 80. Be an artistDo emotional work
  • 81. It’s a choice Choose it