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With apologies to the great twentieth century philosopher, Don Henley, this talk looks back to the reasons we did learn and looks forward to some of the ways technology might help us to learn for the …

With apologies to the great twentieth century philosopher, Don Henley, this talk looks back to the reasons we did learn and looks forward to some of the ways technology might help us to learn for the future.

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    • 1. Open Learning orI saw a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
    • 2. Why we learn.You can’t look back you can never look back.Don Henleyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/aboutmattlaw/4140541929/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    • 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gruban/137421445/in/photostream/
    • 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rpoll/2424765019/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • 5. The Censor The censor http://www.flickr.com/photos/draggin/200444235/
    • 6. Prepared to be a citizen.http://www.flickr.com/photos/euthman/490890040
    • 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/killfile/3344595791/
    • 8. “The Board believes this environment calls for amuch faster pace of change in administrativestructure, in governance, in financial resourcedevelopment and in resource prioritization andallocation. We do not believe we can evenmaintain our current standard under a modelof incremental, marginal change. The world issimply moving too fast.”
    • 9. Other Examples?
    • 10. 2 key trends
    • 11. Open online courses
    • 12. Analytics
    • 13. http://www.slideshare.net/sbs/learning-analytics-dream-nightmare-or-fairydust
    • 14. Albany Technical College: The Student Trackingand Retention Services (STARS) Program isdesigned to serve high‐risk students by personallyconnecting them with counselors… The STARSprogram has increased the retention rate to 87%compared with rates prior to this intervention(68.3%), and STARS has also increased AcademicAffairs and Student Affairs collaboration whilegenerating new ideas and ways of helpingstudents.http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/NGLC003.pdf
    • 15. Little of column ALittle of column B
    • 16. Pearson VUE delivers certification andlicensure tests through the world’s largestnetwork of test centers in 165 countriesacross the world.
    • 17. Open learning innovation or Business innovation?
    • 18. 1. allow for certificates of mastery to be earned by able learners2. conducting significant research on how students learn.Edxonline FAQ
    • 19. “These [Online] offerings dontprovide the same quality as in-classinstruction.”David McAlpine, president of the board of directors for the American Council forthe Teaching of Foreign Languages USNews
    • 20. Quality?Simple vs. Complex
    • 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tojosan/176759844
    • 22. Foundational
    • 23. Quality is easily assessed.We can create a plan forfoundational learning, or it willbe created for us
    • 24. Decision Making
    • 25. Why do I teach?
    • 26. To instruct the mass of our citizens inthese, their rights, interests and duties, asmen [sic] and citizens” Thomas Jefferson
    • 27. Prepare studentsfor uncertainty
    • 28. Rhizomatic learningEmbracing uncertaintyCommunity as the curriculumCheating as sharingStudent responsibility fordecision making
    • 29. The technology• Allows them to collaborate in and out of class• Tracks them in open spaces• Allows them access to an indefinite amount of content• Forces them to make decisions
    • 30. The technology• Allows them to collaborate out of class• Tracks them in open spaces• Allows them access to an indefinite amount of content And• Discover like minded people• Participate in the field
    • 31. http://edfuture.net/ October 8-November 16, 2012
    • 32. 1 Final Point
    • 33. Either we decide what the newtechnology means… or someoneelse does.
    • 34. Embrace uncertainty @davecormier