Chalkboards, Whiteboards, And The Internet [No Video]

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Michael Netzley PhD discusses education 2.0 and how it can be applied to National National education in Singapore

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Chalkboards, Whiteboards, And The Internet [No Video]

  1. 1. Chalkboards, Whiteboards, and the Internet How Gen Y is Ushering-In an Age of Digital Learning Michael Netzley, PhD
  2. 2. Teacher-Centered Model • Sage on the Stage • One person holds the chalk • To various degrees, passive audience
  3. 3. Lenovo’s Mary Ma on Education Regarding the acquisition and integration of IBM, Mary Ma noted how education socialized employees in ways that impacted their job performance for decades. Passive education translated into passive workplace tendencies, and opportunities to improve the M&A process were missed when initiative was not taken. McKinsey Interview Here
  4. 4. Education 2.0
  5. 5. Traditional Literacies
  6. 6. Meet Gen Y http://www.genythinktank.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/esfacebook.jpg
  7. 7. Socializing a Digital Native • The average college grad starting work – 5,000 hours of video games on average – 250,000 email, instant, and text messages – 10,000 hours of hand phone use – 3,500 hours of time on-line • “Today’s younger workers are not little us-es.” Pew Research, Digital Natives Invade the Workplace, 2006
  8. 8. Asia’s Gen X Characteristics • Not as different from their parents as Gen Xers in other parts of the world – High expectations for career progression, pay, and material possessions (Singapore dream) – They are less job-loyal – They as brand-loyal as their parents – They are more receptive to media than other Gen X populations (e.g., North America)
  9. 9. Asia’s Gen Y Characteristics • Singapore’s Gen Y population does differ from Gen X and Baby Boomers – Speed: grown-up with compressed time (2 minute noodles, Internet, and text messages – Stimulation: Xbox, World of Warcraft, multimedia presentations, instant choice – Gen Y means that they, “ask why?” – Control: custom computers, latte to order, etc – Constant technology and access
  10. 10. SG Netizens: On-line Behavioral Preferences wiki contribution Microblog On-line Ratings Personal Blog Upload Videos Leave Comment Blog Visit Friends' SNS My SNS Watch Videos 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 10 0 30+ 20-30 <20 © 2009 Michael Netzley, research.
  11. 11. SG Netizens: On-line Behavioral Preferences Broad Patterns are Consistent • Joining: SNS most preferred • Expressing: Less interest outside the walled gardens Generational Gaps are Clear • Gen Y & Z: leading the way • Gen X and Boomers: Dramatically less active online
  12. 12. What Does It Mean? •Experiencing wave of 2.0 savvy learners • Privacy remains important • Standing in the shadows
  13. 13. Gen X Gen Y Similar to parents Eye-catching; fun Style Get to the point—what do If and when I need, I Content I need to know? will look it up online Relevance to what Relevance to now, Context matters to me today, and my role Less job-loyal than OK with authority that Attitude parents; cut-above-the- earns their respect rest mentality Media; some face-to-face Online; wired; Tactics meetings, games, online seamlessly connected Immediate; when I need it Five minutes ago Speed Whenever Constant Frequency
  14. 14. Gartner’s Hype Cycle
  15. 15. Gartner’s Hype Cycle 2008 Web 2.0 Wiki
  16. 16. Place yourself on this continuum
  17. 17. Are we Web 2.0 savvy educators?
  18. 18. Faculty Adoption: The Research • “Some faculty members feel that some Web 2.0 technologies could improve students’ learning…few choose to use them.” • Faculty attitude and perceived behavioral control are strong predictors of [faculty] intention to use Web 2.0 – Admin should focus on perceived usefulness and ease of use – Faculty need to feel confident using the technologies – Best practices models are needed Investigating Faculty Decisions to adopt Web 2.0 Technologies: Theory and empirical Tests. Internet and Higher Education. (2008)
  19. 19. SMU Experience
  20. 20. Education 2.0: Talking
  21. 21. Education 2.0: Listening
  22. 22. Global Knowledge Community Blogs Microblogs RSS Social Networks
  23. 23. Your Experience
  24. 24. National Experience
  25. 25. My Business Card

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