“ It is radical conditions which have changed,” he wrote, “and only a radical change in education suffices… Knowledge is no longer an immobile solid; it has been liquefied.”
Dewey, J. (1980). The School and Society. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
The Classroom Only with a clear sense of the theoretical foundations that underpin assumptions about learning and cognition, can an efficient online learning environment be appropriately designed. Failure to address questions regarding learning theories, pedagogical approaches and explicit learning outcomes, results in the Everest Syndrome - using technology just because it is there (Nunes & McPherson, p. 8).
" Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) " - clients buy resources as a fully outsourced servers, software, data center space or network equipment.
" Platform as a Service (PaaS) " - facilitates deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software layers.
“ Software as a service ( SaaS )” a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service on demand. vendors host the application on their own web servers or upload the application to the consumer device, disabling it after use or after the on-demand contract expires.
Informational computing will be an extension of the self
Those with access and ability to information and technologies will have the edge over those who do not
Educators will be on the trailing edge in some cases, the leading edge in others.
Learning and the Modern Learner
The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills http://www.21stcenturyskills.org Standards & Assessments Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Learning Environments Life & Career Skills Learning & Innovation Skills Core Subjects & 21C Themes Information, Media, & Technology Skills
Visual Literacy-To the Novel http://www.psykopaint.com/
Media Literacy- Animoto Videos http://animoto.com/education http://bit.ly/bF6crv http://bit.ly/8Yc8C5
Media Literacy-Myxer.com http://www.myxer.com/ Upload image and music files to create wallpapers and ringtones for your phone. It's Easy! Have students upload music files to create ringtones for their phones and teach them about fair use and audio media. It's Easy!
Multi-Cultural Literacy-The Whole is Greater than the Sum Establishing personal relationships paves the way for more cooperative negotiation dynamics. Parties develop a sense that the other group's beliefs and values are similar to their own, and more likely to frame issues as mutual problems, refrain from personal attacks and build on the other side's ideas.