Why it is important to explore and incorporate technology into our vocational teaching and learning activities now? 1 S.T.A.R.S – Staff. Technology. Application Re-invigoration. Sustainably Colleen Hodgins Tropical North Queensland TAFE October 14 th 2010 TAFE Queensland Business Teaching and Learning Conference 2010 How do we find out what’s out there? How do we source, explore and apply new educational technology to our learning and assessment context 2 Where to from here! 3
“ While attention to choosing the appropriate technology for learning and assessment is a prerequisite, it is the skill and attitude of the trainer and assessor that determines the effectiveness of technology integration into learning and assessment design.” (adapted from http:// techteaching.net/teachers.html )
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Vision from 1962 of what educational technology would be in 1975 The Past Watch this !
The 2010 Horizon Report A qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry on college and university campuses within the next five years
The 2010 Horizon Report Trends The abundance of resources and relationships made easily accessible via the Internet is increasingly challenging us to revisit our roles as educators in sense-making, coaching, and credentialing. People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want to The technologies we use are increasingly cloud-based , and our notions of IT support are decentralized The work of students is increasingly seen as collaborative by nature, and there is more cross-campus collaboration between departments
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Consider how you design and conduct your assessment? What technology could you use to enhance your assessment activities? Clarifying Connecting with colleagues Collaborating Creating Capability
Effective assessment in a digital age - podcast Podcast JISC – Ros Smith Additional resources for e-assessment http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/assessment/digiassess/assessresource.aspx
Discuss in your group the 5-10 most useful technology tools you use in your teaching and assessment now. Do this! Send your groups results as a text message to 0419740583 with your 5-10 tools used in your teaching now
Why is this! Some VET educators have issues with using emerging technology in their teaching and assessment activities? When do you explore and use emerging technology or why don’t you?
How are you supported to incorporate educational technology in your teaching and learning now? How do you support yourself? Who, how, when, where and what is available?
Learning and Teaching Networks Communities of Practice Searching www Practitioner website/blogs Social software tools My.TAFE Videolinq Resource Bank Webconferencing
Identify and use the support mechanisms, people and networks that can help you explore and use emerging educational technology for enhanced learning and assessment You are the professional VET educator this is your responsibility!
The Now Technology that can enhance your learning resources Teacher Tube, Slide-share, Google images, Presentations e.g prezi, my.TAFE, Podcasts, resource repositories, flickr, You-tube, blogs, wikis….
The Now Technology that can enhance Learning interaction and activities Webconferencing, videoconferencing, voice thread, blogs, wikis, forums – project work virtual tours, virtual spaces, smart phones, google-docs web-quests, my.TAFE…..
The Now Technology that can be used to enhance your Assessment design E-portfolios, POV glasses, Resource Bank, smart phones, flip-cameras….
The Now Technology that can be used to enhance your Validation and moderation of assessment Web-conferencing, google-docs, voice-thread, intranets, sharepoint, smart phones, email, videoconferencing
The 2009 Horizon report research trends Technology is increasingly a means for empowering students , a method for communication and socialising , and a ubiquitous , transparent part of their lives. The perceived value of innovation and creativity is increasing Technology continues to impact how people work, play, gain information, and participate in communities
The 2009 Horizon report trends The way we think about learning environments is changing Practices for evaluating student work will evolve in response to the changing nature of learning and student preferences for receiving feedback Ageing learning environments do not easily allow for embracing the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), or enable the sorts of learning support systems being promoted by modern theorists
The 2009 Horizon report trends There is a growing need for formal instruction in key new skills, including information literacy, visual literacy, and technological literacy . There is a growing recognition that new technologies must be adopted and used as an everyday part of classroom activities, but effecting this change is difficult. To read more! http://wp.nmc.org/horizon-anz-2009/section/trends/
The Future: Surviving and thriving – Starring! e.g. Study stack Business communication http://www.studystack.com/menu-390805
Our goal as educators is not to be a passive consumer of information or to simply tune in when the time is right, but rather to be attentive in a world where information is everywhere. To be peripherally aware of information as it flows by , grabbing it at the right moment when it is most relevant, valuable, entertaining, or insightful. Dana Boyd Living in the stream of information -Danah Boyd http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume45/StreamsofContentLimitedAttenti/213923
Useful references! 2010 Horizon Report http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010/chapters/horizon-project/ Colleen Hodgins! Email: c [email_address] [email_address] Teacher blog: http:// www.xanga.com/Moo_Vir TQR Project PALM blog http://tqr2010projectpalm.blogspot.com/ VE-Mentoring presentation web 2.0 an informal Just in time online professional development program TNQIT 2008 http:// www.slideshare.net/colleenh http:// au.linkedin.com/in/colleenhodgins my del.icio.us site
Pedagogy + Technology with a learner focus = 21 st Century VET professional VET Educator
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