<ul><li>Dr. Bryan Carter </li></ul><ul><li>University of Central Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul>...
Generational Trends Rita M. Murray, Personal Communication, 2004
The Mindset of Today’s Student List Generated by Beloit College, Class of 2010
<ul><li>The Soviet Union has never existed and therefore is about as scary as the student union </li></ul><ul><li>They hav...
The Millennials <ul><li>Gravitate toward group activity </li></ul><ul><li>Identify with Parents’ values and feel close to ...
Millennial Impact on Higher Education <ul><li>Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential </li></...
Videoconference with  Tim Linder University of Missouri-Columbia
You Must Be a Teacher If...
<ul><li>Understanding from where they are coming </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with them through ways in which they are ...
Teaching and the Socio-Cultural Disconnect <ul><li>Is conventionality always the best? </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching moments ...
Communicating with Our Students: To go where few teachers have gone before
Communicating Using the Familiar <ul><li>instant messaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://go.icq.com/register </li></ul></ul...
<ul><li>http://fire.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( Fire ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>online text chat </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>desktop videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iChat AV/AIM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype (also for videoconfe...
<ul><li>Email Groups and Listsrvs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.digitalopportunity.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:...
<ul><li>FREE LEARNING MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><li>LESSON PLANS, FREE SOFTWARE </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Technology Grant N...
<ul><li>International Children's Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Free K-12 Curriculum Resource </li></ul><ul><li>http://...
<ul><li>International Schools CyberFair 2004: Achieve & Unite! Take action to Improve Lives & Connect Communities </li></u...
<ul><li>Take your students Around the World in 60 Minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.panoramas.dk  </li></ul></ul><u...
<ul><li>Using Quicktime Broadcaster you can create your own Internet Broadcast Channel  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.a...
PodCasting: Yes, iPods really can be used for Learning <ul><li>An inexpensive way to explore accessible tech </li></ul><ul...
Anti-Plagiarism <ul><li>There are several methods to battle the ever-growing problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engine T...
Collaborative Learning Environments <ul><li>ideal environments are a combination of everything discussed today </li></ul><...
Examples of Collaborative Learning Environments <ul><li>CMSU-Kalmar, Sweden:  Race, Class and Gender - American Culture Cl...
GE 101 <ul><li>In your opinions, has this course been successful in the past? why, why not? </li></ul><ul><li>What has bee...
Holistic Approach <ul><li>Looking at the bigger picture of the purpose of this course may help change the perception </li>...
The Textbook <ul><li>Very well formatted, new look is non-linear like the Web and like how many students think </li></ul><...
Course Objectives <ul><li>To help you successfully transition you to higher education </li></ul><ul><li>To help you effect...
<ul><li>Dr. Bryan Carter </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>bcrx7 - AIM </li></ul><ul><li>hannibal697 - Y...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Dr. Bryan Carter </li></ul><ul><li>University of Central Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>bcrx7 - AIM </li></ul><ul><li>152347003 - ICQ </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] - MSN </li></ul><ul><li>bcmini753 - Skype </li></ul>Educating the Net-Generation
  2. 2. Generational Trends Rita M. Murray, Personal Communication, 2004
  3. 3. The Mindset of Today’s Student List Generated by Beloit College, Class of 2010
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Soviet Union has never existed and therefore is about as scary as the student union </li></ul><ul><li>They have known only two presidents. </li></ul><ul><li>For most of their lives, major U.S. airlines have been bankrupt. </li></ul><ul><li>They are wireless, yet always connected. </li></ul><ul><li>A stained blue dress is as famous to their generation as a third-rate burglary was to their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to pervasive headphones in the back seat, parents have always been able to speak freely in the front. </li></ul><ul><li>They grew up with and have outgrown faxing as a means of communication. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Google&quot; has always been a verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Text messaging is their email. </li></ul><ul><li>Being techno-savvy has always been inversely proportional to age. </li></ul><ul><li>They have always been able to watch wars and revolutions live on television. </li></ul><ul><li>They may have fallen asleep playing with their Gameboys in the crib. </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries have always been the best centers for computer technology and access to good software. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital cameras have always existed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Millennials <ul><li>Gravitate toward group activity </li></ul><ul><li>Identify with Parents’ values and feel close to their parents </li></ul><ul><li>Believe it’s cool to be smart/Hip Hop Generation celebrates anti-intellectualism </li></ul><ul><li>Are fascinated with new technologies yet know little about how they work </li></ul><ul><li>Are focused on grades and performance, the means to an end, not necessarily for the sake of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Are busy with extracurricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Have developed hypertext minds </li></ul><ul><li>Are intuitive visual communicators/digitally literate </li></ul><ul><li>Learn better through discovery than by being told </li></ul>
  6. 6. Millennial Impact on Higher Education <ul><li>Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate </li></ul><ul><li>Social/Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement, Experience, Visual, Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Things that Matter </li></ul>
  7. 7. Videoconference with Tim Linder University of Missouri-Columbia
  8. 8. You Must Be a Teacher If...
  9. 9. <ul><li>Understanding from where they are coming </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with them through ways in which they are familiar </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing and maintaining a high level of excitement and enthusiasm about learning and course content </li></ul>Connecting with our Students
  10. 10. Teaching and the Socio-Cultural Disconnect <ul><li>Is conventionality always the best? </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching moments come from the strangest inspirations </li></ul>
  11. 11. Communicating with Our Students: To go where few teachers have gone before
  12. 12. Communicating Using the Familiar <ul><li>instant messaging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://go.icq.com/register </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://my.screenname.aol.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edit.yahoo.com/config </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>https://register.passport.net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Trillian) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.defaultware.com/proteus/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Proteus) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>http://fire.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>( Fire ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>online text chat </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Over IP - VoIP: Skype </li></ul><ul><li>sms-cell phones - 3G capability </li></ul><ul><li>discussion boards </li></ul>More of the Familiar
  14. 14. <ul><li>desktop videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iChat AV/AIM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype (also for videoconferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>webloggs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.blogger.com </li></ul></ul>Communicating Using The Not So Familiar
  15. 15. <ul><li>Email Groups and Listsrvs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.digitalopportunity.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.technologygrantnews.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TechnologyCurriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To subscribe, send email to: technologycurriculum-subscribe@yahoogroups.com </li></ul></ul></ul>You are not in this Alone
  16. 16. <ul><li>FREE LEARNING MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><li>LESSON PLANS, FREE SOFTWARE </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Technology Grant News, Fall 2003 issue </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.technologygrantnews.com </li></ul><ul><li>From the Education, Outreach & Training Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eot.org/resources/lessonplans.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eot.org/resources/freesoftware.html </li></ul><ul><li>Online lesson plans, educational simulations, and other resources for </li></ul><ul><li>science and computing education. </li></ul>Valuable Resources
  17. 17. <ul><li>International Children's Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Free K-12 Curriculum Resource </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.icdlbooks.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Everything from the old ABC Baseball Book (1885) tothe old Alice </li></ul><ul><li>in Wonderland books, at a place where kids can read for free online. </li></ul><ul><li>International Society for Technology in Education </li></ul><ul><li>National Educational Computing Conference </li></ul><ul><li>http://center.uoregon.edu/NECC/NECC2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Research papers, presenter handouts and webcasts from the 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Conference will be available for the public for 2 years. (Note: 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Conference: June 21-23, 2004 New Orleans, Louisiana) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.neccsite.org </li></ul>More Valuable Resources
  18. 18. <ul><li>International Schools CyberFair 2004: Achieve & Unite! Take action to Improve Lives & Connect Communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.globalschoolhouse.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iLife for the Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/education/ilife/ </li></ul></ul>Fun Projects for you and your Students
  19. 19. <ul><li>Take your students Around the World in 60 Minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.panoramas.dk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.360vr.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.mediavr.com/bronte1.htm </li></ul></ul>Cool Stuff to Support Learning
  20. 20. <ul><li>Using Quicktime Broadcaster you can create your own Internet Broadcast Channel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.apple.com/quicktime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DIY TV Studio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.channelstorm.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nicecast - Your Own Internet Radio Station </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multicast vs. Unicast </li></ul>Broadcast to the World
  21. 21. PodCasting: Yes, iPods really can be used for Learning <ul><li>An inexpensive way to explore accessible tech </li></ul><ul><li>Already popular with students </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures , study group sessions, interviews and web logs </li></ul>
  22. 22. Anti-Plagiarism <ul><li>There are several methods to battle the ever-growing problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engine Technique </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-Plagiarism Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.turnitin.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Collaborative Learning Environments <ul><li>ideal environments are a combination of everything discussed today </li></ul><ul><li>made up of cross-disciplinary scholars </li></ul><ul><li>goal is to make cognitive links between disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>addressing a variety of learning styles </li></ul>
  24. 24. Examples of Collaborative Learning Environments <ul><li>CMSU-Kalmar, Sweden: Race, Class and Gender - American Culture Classes </li></ul><ul><li>CMSU Honor’s Class-University of Paris-Sorbonne </li></ul>
  25. 25. GE 101 <ul><li>In your opinions, has this course been successful in the past? why, why not? </li></ul><ul><li>What has been the student perceptionof this course? Faculty perception? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this course taken seriously by students? Faculty? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Holistic Approach <ul><li>Looking at the bigger picture of the purpose of this course may help change the perception </li></ul><ul><li>You may have to “sell” this course to students and perhaps some faculty (success here may equate to success elsewhere) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning styles discovered here can be transfered to other classes </li></ul>
  27. 27. The Textbook <ul><li>Very well formatted, new look is non-linear like the Web and like how many students think </li></ul><ul><li>Divided into 12 chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Extended workshop tomorrow designed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Break down chapters and discuss main ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer activity suggestions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute sample syllabus </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Course Objectives <ul><li>To help you successfully transition you to higher education </li></ul><ul><li>To help you effectively plan for short and long term goals </li></ul><ul><li>To help you refine memorization techniques </li></ul><ul><li>To help you become a more effective reader </li></ul><ul><li>To help you become a more effective note taker </li></ul><ul><li>To help you become a more effective test taker </li></ul><ul><li>To help you become a more creative and critical thinker </li></ul><ul><li>To help you become a more effective communicator </li></ul><ul><li>To help you recognize and value diversity </li></ul><ul><li>To help you deal more effectively with technology </li></ul><ul><li>To help you pay more attention to your physical and emotional health </li></ul><ul><li>To help you begin to consider realistic long term goals </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Dr. Bryan Carter </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>bcrx7 - AIM </li></ul><ul><li>hannibal697 - Yahoo Messenger </li></ul><ul><li>bc69@graffiti.net - MSN </li></ul><ul><li>bcmini753 - Skype </li></ul><ul><li>152347003 - ICQ </li></ul>Contact Me if You Have Any Questions

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