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Sample Presentation Slides - CT231, 2nd year Professional Skills module, BSc Computer Science & IT, NUI Galway

Sample Presentation Slides - CT231, 2nd year Professional Skills module, BSc Computer Science & IT, NUI Galway

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  • In the early 1990s, I did some work teaching computing in community-based programmes – programmes for women returning to paid work, for the long-term unemployed, for older people. At that point, the PC was no more than 15 years old, and in widespread use for less than that. Once a student remarked that it felt like she had fallen asleep and missed the computer revolution, and my colleague said, you didn’t fall asleep, you just blinked. That’s very much what this time feels like in education. Affordances in technology in the past decade have changed what we CAN do in education, enormously. Many people, of course, have tried to express the significance of THIS time for education...
  • DI = the persona we present across all digital communities It is often said that we leave our "digital footprint" behind as we share and interact online. Elements of our DI include information that we create ourselves -- as well as information about us which is posted by others.In class, we discussed DI:Protect your digital identityProactively choose/create your digital identity  an act of identity construction, “self authoring”
  • What *is* privacy?Is it closing the door? Is it closing the door to whom we wish, when we wish?The nature of digital artefacts is that it is very, very difficult to ensure the privacy of ANYthing online!Mark Zuckerberg, asserts that sharing or "public" is the new social norm.  Jeff Jarvis, author of Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live, acknowledges that fear accompanies the adoption of any new technology and notes that "we will make a lot of mistakes as we develop social norms around how to treat information online". Sherry Turkle, author of Alone Together, maintains that democracy requires that we retain a zone of privacy around the individual.danahboyd writes about being aware of an "invisible audience" -- defines 4 key characterisics of information (about us) which exist online. Persistent: recorded & archivedReplicable: can be duplicatedScalable: potential visibility is greatSearchable: accessible through searchPrivacy on Twitter – it doesn’t existPrivacy on Google+ ... set up circles... But they are leaky! Private posts can be shared Circles can be invited others (and others can do this!)
  • Authenticity... what is authentic?Authenticity: Who am I? We all have different voices in different contexts.FB – T – G+ and offline... Friends, family, students, strangers, etc. Helen Keegan has written of the “tyranny of authenticity”Our online voice is performed, to some extentWhen we encourage students to manage their DI, we adopt a rhetoric of openness & authenticity.Transition from ‘me’ to ‘professional.me’  students must make their own choices & evolve their own voice The notion of assessment gets in the way of authenticity. It can’t help but!
  • Our class / Our class together with LIT class / the world!Beetham: “Interplay between physical and virtual spaces.” – very interesting!Really interesting was the interplay between physical and virtual spaces: I got to know my class very quickly synergistic effect
  • There is discomfort here, for both educators and students. Our roles are different. But the challenge is essential. I will ask students to be active learners, to choose their own learning paths.Howard Rheingold acknowledges this  he says “there is a certain amount of vertigo in self-learning”.The role of the teacher changes, becoming more of a facilitator. We don’t simply leave students to their own devices. As Howard Rheingold says, the role of a facilitator is to say: “This is the size of our universe” – provide context, some structure.Connectivism, too, encourages us to embrace authentic, networked learning within formal education. This means educators shifting from CONTROLLING learning activities, to INFLUENCING. Many of us understand and embrace the value of this, but it is important to understand the dialectic, that changes in educator roles are intimately connected with changes in learner roles.Here is how that played out in my experience teaching a Prof Skills module....
  • 3 themes...Fascinating, is that these are very personal and individual considerations, that we negotiate daily -- as well as exploring them with our students. This puts this kind of teaching in a different realm to teaching effective research skills, for example.
  • My compass for these explorations is AUTHENTIC LEARNINGLearn by Doing. In real-world contexts, if possible. facilitate self-directed and independent learning encourage confidence & cultivate skills such as judgement & flexibility (a challenge for most learners!)Authentic learning is often “messy”, as is real-life!
  • 5 main challenges... which I’d like to touch on briefly.
  • Awareness – (TECHNOPHOBIC)begins with questioning “what’s wrong with the traditional ways?”learning about alternatives, what others are doing, what works well/failed?This is where our own PLNs come in!
  • There is seeing, and then there is deciding to change. These changes are not simple, they require a great deal of thought, learning, trial & error... Commitment to change is required.
  • The next two challenges differ at 2nd / 3rd level... so I won’t go into much detail.First is access to technology – to devices, mobile or otherwise, and internet/wireless
  • Next is authority to make changes. In 2nd level, with the state exams, this may be much more difficult than at 3rd level, but there are challenges in both sectors. Do you, as an educator, have the authority (or support from authority) to transition to student-led learning?
  • And finally... and only at this point, can we even talk about Learning Design.There are those who say that with the advent of technology, the role of the teacher will be diminished, or replaced altogether. But it is here that I would argue the role of the teacher/educator is paramount.Who are your students?What stage are they at?... technology, maturity, anxiety, etc.What authentic learning activities can you develop with your students, what structures can you put in place, to meet their needs, to challenge them, to light that fire?DESIGN is key! e.g. objectives? format? open/closed? individual/collaborative? tool choice?This is where the role of the teacher is paramount! Knowing your students, meeting them where they are, creating appropriate structures and supports to enable them to create their own learning.
  • Conventional academic publishing: research / author / submit / peer review / accept-reject-modify / publishShift to online journals  questions about sustainability & desirability of print-based model (e.g. time lag between finishing a paper & publication 6 months - 2 yrs)Advantages of Open Access Publishing: quicker publication higher citations, downloads, views, downloads CC license, i.e. author retains copyright alternative methods for communication/publication, e.g. blogs, podcasts, video, etc.
  • With growing amounts of online educational content – everything from Khan Academy to entire courses from excellent universities – we cannot simply continue to rely on a teaching model which is predominantly delivery of lectures. If prospective students have access to quality content, on their mobile devices, wherever and whenever they want – why would they choose to come to NUI Galway? What do we provide?We can make class/contact time a compelling experience. Ultimately, learning is a social experience – so our goal should be to create learning environments in which students can interact with ideas, their fellow students and academic staff.  Active Learning
  • Not on curriculum… students not asking for it.
  • CT231
  • This is a slide I prepared for a conference several months ago... which I share with you for two reasons:Firstly, it summarises my philosophy for learning -- as an explorer!I connect with other educators through personal connections and through social media. Because they share, I have learned from them, it has informed my own teaching. I’m informed, inspired and encouraged by examples of fellow explorer-educators, and then I try things! I do my own work in my own contexts, and then share my thoughts, my students’ work, etc.The cycle continues...My PLN has enabled me to learn from many people... about openness, social media in HE, digital literacies and more.The 2nd reason I share this slide is because it is how I encourage my students to learn. As a motive for sharing and openness... if the work of others enables them to create better work, then why not share and continue the cycle.
  • Digital identity on Twitter – statisticsDigital identity different! Google+ had a real-name policy... this has since been changed, but the trend has been set.
  • Growing number of studies examining how students negotiate this different spaces.Lea (2009) found that students who were relentlessly public with their social identities were very reluctant to manifest their academic identities in public ways.We must help students negotiate this!! i.e. Develop/manage identities, express opinions across academic & social spaces.Only way is by DOING it!
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    • 1. Creating image- rich slides for presentations CT231 – Professional Skills module BSc IT & Computer Science, NUI Galway @ct231 @catherinecroninCC BY-NC 2.0 torresk
    • 2. Following are a few examples of:TITLE SLIDES & CLOSING SLIDES as well as slides consisting of: • IMAGES • IMAGES & TEXT • LISTS • TEXT AS IMAGE • GRAPHICS YOU CREATE • SCREEN SHOTS
    • 3. TITLE SLIDES
    • 4. Exploring Open Education;Re-imagining Higher EducationCatherine Cronin@catherinecronin8th June 2012#srhedig#celt12 Image CC BY-NC 2.0 1D110
    • 5. The Challenge of Authenticity: Learning and Teaching Professional Skills . .. Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin NUI Galway #ece11Image CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pensiero (used with permission)
    • 6. Learning and Teaching Digital Literacies1st June 2012 Catherine Cronin#EdTech12 @catherinecronin Image: CC BY-SA 2.0 Ed Yourdon
    • 7. IMAGES
    • 8. Image CC BY-NC 2.0 owaie89
    • 9. IMAGES + TEXT
    • 10. digital identity Image CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Frederic Poiro
    • 11. privacy CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Frank
    • 12. Although as this was an assignment I felt like your posts were not only being graded by your lecturer but everyone in the circle too.Some people offered their opinion only to just get the assignment done and not to really engage in any conversation on the topic. authenticity Image CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Photonquantique
    • 13. authenticaudience Image CC BY-ND 2.0 loop_oh
    • 14. Challengestudents...but honourwho and wherethey are. Image CC BY-NC 2.0 Michael Mistre
    • 15. LISTS
    • 16. digital identity privacy authenticity
    • 17. instructor-led → student-ledindividual → collaborativein class → online, open 1 classroom → authentic learning
    • 18. LISTS(next 6 slides = 1 list)
    • 19. 5 challenges
    • 20. awareness Image CC BY 2.0 fPat
    • 21. commitment Image CC BY 2.0 vramek
    • 22. access Image CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 theloushe
    • 23. authority Image CC BY-SA 2.0 marfis75
    • 24. design Image CC BY 2.0 seier+seier
    • 25. LISTS(next 4 slides = 1 list)
    • 26. 3 contributions to the dialogueConnect • Create • Be (open)
    • 27. #1 Connect. Image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Scott Wolf 46137 Learning is social and connected.@marloft @pamelaaobrien @catherinecronin @saorog @gravesle
    • 28. #2 Create.Create learning spaces whichfacilitate active & authentic learning Image CC BY-NC 2.0 chrysics
    • 29. #3 Be.Learn, share and be open. Image: CC BY-NC-SA-ND 2.0 Martin Gommel
    • 30. TEXT AS IMAGE
    • 31. WHAT would YOUlike to create?
    • 32. WHY digitalliteracies?
    • 33. CREATE YOUROWN GRAPHICS
    • 34. CONNECTCC BY-NC 2.0 DO Image CC BY-NC 2.0 Jamie Pichora Ima SHARE Image CC BY-NC 2.0 youngdoo
    • 35. case study: digital identity (Twitter) Egg 6% Alias Photo 25% (self) Avatar 33% Exact 39%Nearly namename 56% Photo19% (group) 22% Twitter ID profile photo
    • 36. Educators need to pay attention tosocial networking sites as important forthe social construction ofidentity, including personal, social,and learner identity. - Keri Facer & Neil Selwyn (2010)
    • 37. SCREENSHOTS
    • 38. http://creativecommons.org/
    • 39. CLOSING SLIDES
    • 40. Thank you! @catherinecronincatherine.cronin@nuigalway.ie www.slideshare.net/cicronin
    • 41. Education in a Changing Environment Conference, Univ. of Salford, July 6-8, 2011 Thank you! Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin catherine.cronin@nuigalway.ieCC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pensiero (adapted with permission)

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