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  • 1. Transmedia Education The Future of Education
  • 2. The audio is coming from Dr. Sugata Mitra. He is a Professor at the School of Education and Newcastle University. He’s mostly known for his Hole in the Wall projects …and his new transmedia experiment Self Organized Learning Environments.
  • 3. Where did present day education come from? The British Empire. The Victorians. They managed a worldwide system without the world-wide web.
  • 4. They created one of the first global computers.
  • 5. They created one of the first global computers. It was called the ‘Bureaucratic Administrative Machine’
  • 6. They created one of the first global computers. It was called the ‘Bureaucratic Administrative Machine’ The people were the parts.
  • 7. They created one of the first global computers. It was called the ‘Bureaucratic Administrative Machine’ The people were the parts. They made another machine to create more parts…
  • 8. … it was called the ‘School System.’
  • 9. … it was called the ‘School System.’ We are currently producing students for a 20th century machine.
  • 10. … it was called the ‘School System.’ We are currently producing students for a 20th century machine. What’s the problem?
  • 11. … it was called the ‘School System.’ We are currently producing students for a 20th century machine. What’s the problem? We live in the 21st century.
  • 12. … it was called the ‘School System.’ We are currently producing students for a 20th century machine. What’s the problem? We live in the 21st century. In 1914 Frederick J. Kelly noticed we were facing a national emergency - World War I.
  • 13. … it was called the ‘School System.’ We are currently producing students for a 20th century machine. What’s the problem? We live in the 21st century. In 1914 Frederick J. Kelly noticed we were facing a national emergency - World War I. The nation needed a mass formula for educating the flood of immigrants.
  • 14. … it was called the ‘School System.’ We are currently producing students for a 20th century machine. What’s the problem? We live in the 21st century. He developed a factory model to education that mirrored the business structure of his day.
  • 15. … it was called the ‘School System.’ We are currently producing students for a 20th century machine. What’s the problem? We live in the 21st century. He developed a factory model to education that mirrored the business structure of his day. He considered it a lower form of education.
  • 16. The Empire mindset is gone.
  • 17. The Empire mindset is gone. So is the industrial revolution. We live in a ‚Transmedia‛ revolution.
  • 18. How do we move our kids away from this…
  • 19. How do we move our kids away from this… And prepare them for this… ?
  • 20. Sugata Mitra noticed that good teachers don't want to go to those places where they’re needed the most.
  • 21. Sugata Mitra noticed that good teachers don't want to go to those places where they’re needed the most. Dr. Mitra set out to use computers to teach kids in the places teachers are needed the most. He created these ‘Hole in the Wall’ experiments.
  • 22. 12-year-old Tamil speaking children, in a south Indian village, were able to teach themselves biotechnology. The children spoke Tamil but the computer spoke in English.
  • 23. 12-year-old Tamil speaking children, in a south Indian village, were able to teach themselves biotechnology. The children spoke Tamil but the computer spoke in English. In 9 months, they were scoring on the same level as the students at the posh schools of New Delhi. The students of New Delhi even had teachers who were well trained in biotechnology.
  • 24. How did he do this? Instead of hiring experts in the subject matter…
  • 25. How did he do this? Instead of hiring experts in the subject matter… … he hired Coaches … Guides
  • 26. How did he do this? Instead of hiring experts in the subject matter… … he hired Coaches … Guides … Grannies
  • 27. How did he do this? Instead of hiring experts in the subject matter… … he hired Coaches … Guides … Grannies This is a new educational paradigm!
  • 28. How did he do this? Instead of hiring experts in the subject matter… … he hired Coaches … Guides … Grannies This is a new educational paradigm! A shift from ‘hierarchy’ to ‘communities of practice.’
  • 29. Out with the old?
  • 30. In with the New?
  • 31. In the new paradigm of transmedia education there exists only 3 roles.
  • 32. In the new paradigm of transmedia education there exists only 3 roles. 1. Architect/Guide
  • 33. In the new paradigm of transmedia education there exists only 3 roles. 1. Architect/Guide 2. Expert/ Project Leader
  • 34. In the new paradigm of transmedia education there exists only 3 roles. 1. Architect/Guide 2. Expert/ Project Leader 3. Student/ Project member
  • 35. In the new paradigm of transmedia education there exists only 3 roles. 1. Architect/Guide 2. Expert/ Project Leader 3. Student/ Project member Experts and students need architects to design creative spaces for learning and encouragement.
  • 36. In a Transmedia Generation, education must shift from a one-to-many broadcasting of information.
  • 37. In a Transmedia Generation, education must shift from a one-to-many broadcasting of information. It must shift towards a peer-to-peer community where learning projects are created by and for the consumer.
  • 38. In a Transmedia Generation, education must shift from a one-to-many broadcasting of information. It must shift towards a peer-to-peer community where learning projects are created by and for the consumer. The Architect Guides
  • 39. In a Transmedia Generation, education must shift from a one-to-many broadcasting of information. It must shift towards a peer-to-peer community where learning projects are created by and for the consumer. The Architect Guides The Experts Lead Projects
  • 40. In a Transmedia Generation, education must shift from a one-to-many broadcasting of information. It must shift towards a peer-to-peer community where learning projects are created by and for the consumer. The Architect Guides The Experts Lead Projects The Students master subjects through community projects.
  • 41. The Architect/Guide will become the new Teachers in these scenarios.
  • 42. The Architect/Guide will become the new Teachers in these scenarios. Through broadband and collaboration, the architect can step back and build a curriculum of big questions tied to the grand-narrative.
  • 43. The Architect/Guide will become the new Teachers in these scenarios. Through broadband and collaboration, the architect can step back and build a curriculum of big questions tied to the grand-narrative. Using the transmedia narratives, mentioned by Dr. Mitra, to drive education, is the future of education curriculum.
  • 44. The Architect/Guide will become the new Teachers in these scenarios. Through broadband and collaboration, the architect can step back and build a curriculum of big questions tied to the grand-narrative. Using the transmedia narratives, mentioned by Dr. Mitra, to drive education, is the future of education curriculum. These narratives can be fictional but they can also tie into real world narratives and solve real world problems.
  • 45. The Architect/Guide will become the new Teachers in these scenarios. Through broadband and collaboration, the architect can step back and build a curriculum of big questions tied to the grand-narrative. Using the transmedia narratives, mentioned by Dr. Mitra, to drive education, is the future of education curriculum. These narratives can be fictional but they can also tie into real world narratives and solve real world problems. So, ultimately, the goal of transmedia education is take this generation on intellectual adventures that ask the big questions. Join the movement. 
  • 46. Thank You References Here