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Workshop presentation for the NZ Commerce and Economics Teachers Association conference, Christchurch, July 2013

Workshop presentation for the NZ Commerce and Economics Teachers Association conference, Christchurch, July 2013

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  • NZCETA conference, Christchurch, 19 July, 2013 Growing up Digital
  • THE DIGITAL LEARNER •  2001 – iPod released •  2002 – NCEA introduced •  2010 – iPad released •  2012 – NCEA level 1 (includes programming) •  1989 – Concept floated for WWW •  1989 – Tomorrow’s Schools •  1993 - First browser released •  1995 – WWW comes to NZ BORN 1997
  • 1990s The 
 computer room BBC 1980s: the standalone school
 computer
 
 A National Education Network? The school 
 network 1995-2010 4 DECADES OF ICT IN NZ SCHOOLS Adapted from Becta 2004 Stand alone computer WWW - consume Social networks Intelligent web
  • UBIQUITY
  • MOBILE TRENDS •  mLearning – in the classroom and workplace •  BYOD – Bring your own device •  “snack” learning •  Location-based integration and workplace training •  Cloud computing •  Rewind learning http://www.bottomlineperformance.com/6-mobile-learning-trends-that-grew-in-2012/
  • CHALLENGE Have we grasped how significantly student access to technology has changed their expectations as learners?
  • AGENCY •  “The power to act” •  “Sense of ownership” •  “Executing and controlling one’s own actions” •  “Self-efficacy” •  “Personalisation”
  • WE LIVE IN A PERSONALISED WORLD •  My watchlist (on Trademe) •  My personal banking •  My travel planner •  MySky •  My portfolio •  MyYoutube channels •  My… •  AGENCY is key!
  • STUDENT EXPECTATIONS Washor, E and Mohkowski, C (2013) Leaving to learn Do my teachers really know about me and my interests and talents? Do I find what the school is teaching relevant to my interests? Do I have opportunities to apply what I am learning in real world settings and contexts? Do I feel appropriately challenged in my learning? Can I pursue my learning out of the standard sequence? Do I have sufficient time to learn at my own pace? Do I have real choice about what, where and how I learn? Do I have opportunities to explore and make mistakes? Do I have opportunities to engage deeply in my learning and to practice the skills I need to lean?
  • •  Thinks differently •  Easily bored •  Risk taker – risk averse •  Good at sales •  Future focused •  Task focused •  …
  • CHALLENGES •  Do our learners have to adapt to our way of doing things, or do we adapt to theirs? •  Are we focused on delivery – or learning experience?
  • •  Open •  Distributed •  Scalable •  Social generative •  Networked •  Self-organised •  Adaptive •  Global An education system that fails to emulate the characteristics of information in an era of knowledge is doomed to fail. Information today is… George Siemens: Connectivism – a theory of learning for the networked age http://www.connectivism.ca/
  • School A Groups NETWORKED LEARNING Network PLN Federally organised Collections of entities Collaborative Networked knowledge Externally organised Single entity Competitive Knowledge transfer Personally organised Association of entities Connected Personal knowledge The way networks learn is the way individuals learn
  • NETWORKS •  redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. •  enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. •  networks form around shared interests & objects
  • CHALLENGES •  What theories of learning underpin our current models of teaching and learning? Are these still relevant in the digital age? •  How might we need to adapt as teachers and organisations to work effectively as nodes on a network?
  • Now let’s focus on the learning – isn’t that what should drive our decision making?
  • WHAT LEARNING ACTIVITY OCCURS? Collaborative wiki writing Paint a picture Write an essay Skype an ‘expert’ Assessment interview Make a chart Perform a play Silent reading Watching a video Research on the web Feedback on blog Maintain a portfolio Maintain a blog Make a movie Writing a play Group discussion Listening to the teacher Video conf. Gather data Make a speech
  • WHAT LEARNING ACTIVITY OCCURS? Collaborative wiki writing Paint a picture Write an essay Skype an ‘expert’ Assessment interview Make a chart Perform a play Silent reading Watching a video Research on the web Feedback on blog Maintain a portfolio Maintain a blog Make a movie Writing a play Group discussion Listening to the teacher Video conf. Gather data Make a speech
  • WHAT LEARNING ACTIVITY OCCURS? Collaborative wiki writing Paint a picture Write an essay Skype an ‘expert’ Assessment interview Make a chart Perform a play Silent reading Watching a video Research on the web Feedback on blog Maintain a portfolio Maintain a blog Make a movie Writing a play Group discussion Listening to the teacher Video conf. Gather data Make a speech Engaging with existing knowledge Creating new knowledge Celebrating and sharing ideas and knowledge Understanding “how am I doing?”
  • Drawing the threads together
  • BIG QUESTIONS •  What is your school’s framework for pedagogical decision making? •  Is it grounded in a shared view of 21st century pedagogy? •  Is it transparent to all stakeholders? •  Is it used as a reference for all decision making?
  • Check – “how am I going?” Learn access and engage with existing knowledge Create Activities that results in the development of new knowledge Share Communicating and sharing knowledge with others LearningandTeaching Ubiquity learning anywhere, anytime, any pace, any deice. Home-school- community. Life-long and life-wide Agency The power to act. Learner choice and control. Personalised, adaptive, differentiated Connectedness Collaborative. Social knowledge construction in communities. Connectivism.
  • Services Etc. Infrastructure Streaming media Online sharing sites Content hosting ePortfolios Mobile devices Content hosting SMS/LMS Cloud services Wikis- blogs Etc. 3G or 4G access No data caps ISP International links Wireless access UFB to home Fibre to server filtering Wikis- blogs
  • Services Etc. Infrastructure Streaming media Online sharing sites Content hosting ePortfolios Mobile devices Content hosting SMS/LMS Cloud services Wikis- blogs Etc. 3G or 4G access No data caps ISP International links Wireless access UFB to home Fibre to server filtering Etc.
  • Services Etc. Infrastructure Streaming media Online sharing sites Content hosting ePortfolios Mobile devices Content hosting SMS/LMS Cloud services Wikis- blogs Etc. 3G or 4G access No data caps ISP International links Wireless access UFB to home Fibre to server filtering Etc.
  • Services Etc. Infrastructure Streaming media Online sharing sites Content hosting ePortfolios Mobile devices Content hosting SMS/LMS Cloud services Wikis- blogs Etc. 3G or 4G access No data caps ISP International links Wireless access UFB to home Fibre to server filtering Etc.
  • Derek Wenmoth Email: derek@core-ed.org Blog: http://blog.core-ed.org/derek Skype: <dwenmoth>