Keynote Presentation to the
Adult Literacy Practitioners Association (NZ)
          Wellington, 22 May, 2009
             ...
My reference point…

• Born 16 February 2008
• Turned one, 16.2.09
• 2013 - start school




• 2023 - sit first NCEA exams…
What we want for our young people
Confident




– Positive in their own identity
– Motivated and reliable
– Resourceful
– Enterprising and
  entrepreneurial...
Connected




             – Able to relate well to others
– Effective users of communications tools
– Connected to the la...
Actively Involved



   – Participants in a range of life contexts
   – Contributors to the well being of NZ
   Source: NZ...
Lifelong Learners




                                  – Literate and numerate
                            – Critical and...
21st Century Literacy



    “The illiterate of the 21st
    century will not be those who
    cannot read and write, but
...
The Book




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpc7Puo78_o
New Tools
    Then                  Now                      Next?
•   Pen              •   Txting/Pxting        •   Virtu...
New Tools
    Then                       Now                          Next?
•   Pen               •    Txting/Pxting      ...
New Literacies

         “Don’t you think that our
        students need to be literate in
        terms of multimedia, im...
Comment is Free
               http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html




Less...
Responses




http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html
Touch typing…?



      Touch technologies such as
      Apple’s iPhone are changing the
      way we think about how we
 ...
iPhone dispenser



                   iPod dispenser -
                   San Fransisco Airport

                   Mobil...
Hole in the wall computer kiosk


                                 Children quickly figured out how
                      ...
Role of
Technology

        Technology changes the way the world
        works. As technology evolves, so must
        the...
New Ways of Writing

     • New tools such as blogs, wikis and
       Google docs provide uniquely new
       ways of givi...
New Ways of Reading

              Through the use of augmented reality,
              books can be “viewed” in 3D, with g...
New ways of conversing


                  VoiceThread is an exciting online
                  tool that enables conversat...
New Ways of participating




Immersive online environments such as Second Life and
Playstation Home provide yet another w...
Connectivity is key

          Across NZ schools are being
          linked to high speed networks as
          part of th...
Virtual Learning Network

              The Virtual Learning
              Network provides a
              brokerage of c...
One School’s Story



    Point England School, a low decile school
    in Auckland, NZ has addressed the issue
    of low...
Impact on literacy teaching at PES

            • Gives literacy a purpose – authentic
              audience
            ...
Impact on student’s literacy learning

                 Improvements in student literacy have been
                   outs...
Our challenge as educators

                            • To what extent are we prepared, as a society
                   ...
Thank you




Email me: derek@core-ed.net
Blog: http://blog.core-ed.net/derek
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  • Illustrating the way in which technology has impacted educationKey thing is transition from analogue to digital
  • Illustrating the way in which technology has impacted educationKey thing is transition from analogue to digital
  • And we still require students to write with pen and paper when sitting exams!
  • UNESCO report * Information literacy: The skills required to organize and search for information, while also analyzing that information.* Critical literacy: the ability to engage in critical thinking, and judge the intention, content and possible effects of written material.* Mobile literacy: The ability to use mobile technology, such as a mobile phone and its non-voice features.* Media literacy and research literacy: The ability to be a discerning reader and the ability to find various types of information.* Cultural literacy: the ability to understand cultural, social and ideological values in a given context.* Legal literacy: the knowledge of basic legal rights and how to protect those rights.* Visual literacy: the interpretation of images, signs, pictures and non-verbal (body) language. ”
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/04/technology/companies/04reader.html?_r=1&th&emc=thUnlike tiny mobile phones and devices like the Kindle that are made to display text from books, these new gadgets, with screens roughly the size of a standard sheet of paper, could present much of the editorial and advertising content of traditional periodicals in generally the same format as they appear in print. And they might be a way to get readers to pay for those periodicals — something they have been reluctant to do on the Web.
  • Challenges, change and trends

    1. 1. Keynote Presentation to the Adult Literacy Practitioners Association (NZ) Wellington, 22 May, 2009 Derek Wenmoth Director, eLearning CORE Education Ltd
    2. 2. My reference point… • Born 16 February 2008 • Turned one, 16.2.09 • 2013 - start school • 2023 - sit first NCEA exams…
    3. 3. What we want for our young people
    4. 4. Confident – Positive in their own identity – Motivated and reliable – Resourceful – Enterprising and entrepreneurial – Resilient Source: NZ Curriculum, 2007
    5. 5. Connected – Able to relate well to others – Effective users of communications tools – Connected to the land and environment – Members of communities – International citizens Source: NZ Curriculum, 2007
    6. 6. Actively Involved – Participants in a range of life contexts – Contributors to the well being of NZ Source: NZ Curriculum, 2007
    7. 7. Lifelong Learners – Literate and numerate – Critical and creative thinkers – Active seekers, users and creators of knowledge – Informed decision makers Source: NZ Curriculum, 2007
    8. 8. 21st Century Literacy “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Alvin Toffler
    9. 9. The Book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpc7Puo78_o
    10. 10. The Digital World Think of the communications technologies that are “taken for granted” now that weren’t around when you were at school….
    11. 11. New Tools Then Now Next? • Pen • Txting/Pxting • Virtual reality • Chalkboard/ • Blogs/Wikis • Wearable computers Whiteboard • Pod/Vod-casting • Ubiquitous identity • Banda • Data projector • Voice recognition • Gestetner • LMS • Agents and avitars • 16mm projector • IM/SMS • Visualisation • Slide shows • Digital cameras • Miniaturisation • Telephone • iMovie • Reusable paper • Fax • Google • Semantic web • Library • Peer2peer networks • PLEs
    12. 12. New Tools Then Now Next? • Pen • Txting/Pxting • Virtual reality • Chalkboard/ • Blogs/Wikis • Wearable computers Whiteboard • Co Pod/Vod-casting • Ub Ubiquitous identity • An Banda Di • nn • iq al gi Data projector ec Voice recognition ui • Gestetner og • ta LMS te • Agents and avitars to • • 16mm projector Slide shows • IM/SMSl • d Visualisation us • Digital cameras • Miniaturisation • Telephone • iMovie • Reusable paper • Fax • Google • Semantic web • Library • Peer2peer networks • PLEs
    13. 13. New Literacies “Don’t you think that our students need to be literate in terms of multimedia, images and sound… …or they’ll be as disadvantaged as we would have been if we’d left school without being able to read and write?”
    14. 14. Comment is Free http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html Less Dickens More Dr Kawashima What constitutes ‘text’? novels short stories plays text messages poems blogs social comics networking e-mails sites films games TV programmes
    15. 15. Responses http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html
    16. 16. Touch typing…? Touch technologies such as Apple’s iPhone are changing the way we think about how we interface with technology. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhhbaaWBgnk
    17. 17. iPhone dispenser iPod dispenser - San Fransisco Airport Mobile technology is now a readily available consumer item
    18. 18. ICT & Literacy Development • Information literacy • Critical literacy • Mobile literacy • Media literacy and research literacy • Cultural literacy • Legal literacy • Visual literacy http://www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=4348 But don’t confuse literacy with ability or competence.
    19. 19. Hole in the wall computer kiosk Children quickly figured out how to us computers placed in public places in villages in India - but while this demonstrates adaptability and skill, it doesn’t follow that they became literate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzPCYCIM8DU
    20. 20. Role of Technology Technology changes the way the world works. As technology evolves, so must the skill sets of those who use it. In order to remain competitive tomorrow, today’s students need to develop techniques that readily adapt to changes as they occur. http://www.ncrel.org/engauge/skills/engauge21st.pdf
    21. 21. New Ways of Writing • New tools such as blogs, wikis and Google docs provide uniquely new ways of giving expression to our ideas and knowledge. • The comment feature on blogs opens doors for interactions with others, and for communities of thinkers to emerge • Wikis and Google docs provide the opportunity for genuinely collaborative writing and the co- construction of thought and knowledge.
    22. 22. New ways of reading E-reading tools such as the Kindle provide the opportunity for thousands of books to be read via a single device. Those books, magazines and articles can quickly and easily be downloaded for viewing, and kept up to date via the online subscription. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myqkadSYT2Q
    23. 23. New Ways of Reading Through the use of augmented reality, books can be “viewed” in 3D, with graphics and illustrations coming to life for the reder, adding depths and dimensions to understanding that can supplement the written text. HitLab NZ (based in Christchurch) have produced a range of solutions called “magic books”, including some for children. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKw_Mp5YkaE
    24. 24. New ways of conversing VoiceThread is an exciting online tool that enables conversations to take place in both written and audio formats, providing a media rich alternative to the conventional threaded discussion forum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1--CdU4pljg
    25. 25. New Ways of participating Immersive online environments such as Second Life and Playstation Home provide yet another way of interacting with others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyquAXKeEI0
    26. 26. Advanced Networks Advanced networks, capable of transferring data at speeds of 100Mb+ are now an essential feature of being connected to a global knowledge economy. See: http://www.karen.net.nz/assets/Uploads/pdfadvancednetworkbackgrounder.PDF
    27. 27. Connectivity is key Across NZ schools are being linked to high speed networks as part of the roll-out of fibre networks in regional areas. This enables the high speed transfer of data, enabling such things as HD video conferencing between schools, and the virtualisation of servers and services.
    28. 28. A National Education Network The Kiwi Advanced Research & Education Network (KAREN) network provides a backbone of high speed connectivity for local school clusters across New Zealand http://www.karen.net.nz
    29. 29. Virtual Learning Network The Virtual Learning Network provides a brokerage of courses and learning opportunities for students across the whole of New Zealand, using both synchronous and asynchronous technologies http://www.virtuallearning.school.nz
    30. 30. One School’s Story Point England School, a low decile school in Auckland, NZ has addressed the issue of low literacy among students through the use of student blogs, podcasts and vodcasts. See for yourself at: http://www.ptengland.school.nz
    31. 31. Impact on literacy teaching at PES • Gives literacy a purpose – authentic audience • Integrates ICT with literacy (blogging) • Can be time consuming • Can cause imbalance in literacy programme • Has provided a “hook” for students and teachers • Provides a forum for sharing ideas • Provides a forum for reflection on beliefs and practices.
    32. 32. Impact on student’s literacy learning Improvements in student literacy have been outstanding… Reading • Y4 and 6 – 2x expected shift • Y7 and 8 achieved at or above expected level • Y5, 7&8 made expected shift Writing • Yrs 4 -8 – 4x expected shift • Tongan 1.4x expected shift • Samoan 4.5x expected shift • Maori 5.2x expected shift
    33. 33. Our challenge as educators • To what extent are we prepared, as a society and as educators, for the massive changes in human capabilities that digital technologies are likely to enable in the next 13 years? • To what extent are our future visions for education based upon assumptions about humanity, society and technology that are no longer valid? • To what extent can we, as educators, help to shape the developments of technology in order to enhance human development? http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/opening_education/2020_and_beyond.pdf
    34. 34. Thank you Email me: derek@core-ed.net Blog: http://blog.core-ed.net/derek

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