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
(incl...
1990s The 

computer room
BBC
1980s: the
standalone school

computer

	


A National Education
Network?
The school 

netwo...
UBIQUITY
MOBILE TRENDS
•  mLearning – in the
classroom and workplace
•  BYOD – Bring your own
device
•  “snack” learning
•  Locatio...
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”
•...
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
Washor, E and Mohkowski, C (2013) Leaving to learn
Do my teachers really know
about me and my interes...
•  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 del...
•  Open
•  Distributed
•  Scalable
•  Social
generative
•  Networked
•  Self-organised
•  Adaptive
•  Global
An education ...
School A
Groups
NETWORKED LEARNING
Network PLN
Federally organised
Collections of entities
Collaborative
Networked knowled...
NETWORKS
•  redefine communities,
friends, citizenship,
identity, presence,
privacy, publics,
geography.
•  enable learnin...
CHALLENGES
•  What theories of learning
underpin our current models of
teaching and learning? Are these
still relevant in ...
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
inte...
WHAT LEARNING ACTIVITY OCCURS?
Collaborative
wiki writing
Paint a picture
Write an
essay
Skype an
‘expert’
Assessment
inte...
WHAT LEARNING ACTIVITY OCCURS?
Collaborative
wiki writing
Paint a picture
Write an
essay
Skype an
‘expert’
Assessment
inte...
Drawing the
threads
together
BIG QUESTIONS
•  What is your school’s framework for pedagogical
decision making?
•  Is it grounded in a shared view of 21...
Check – “how am I going?”
Learn
access and engage
with existing
knowledge
Create
Activities that results
in the developmen...
Services
Etc.
Infrastructure
Streaming
media
Online
sharing
sites
Content
hosting
ePortfolios
Mobile
devices
Content
hosti...
Services
Etc.
Infrastructure
Streaming
media
Online
sharing
sites
Content
hosting
ePortfolios
Mobile
devices
Content
hosti...
Services
Etc.
Infrastructure
Streaming
media
Online
sharing
sites
Content
hosting
ePortfolios
Mobile
devices
Content
hosti...
Services
Etc.
Infrastructure
Streaming
media
Online
sharing
sites
Content
hosting
ePortfolios
Mobile
devices
Content
hosti...
Derek Wenmoth
Email: derek@core-ed.org
Blog: http://blog.core-ed.org/derek
Skype: <dwenmoth>
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  1. 1. NZCETA conference, Christchurch, 19 July, 2013 Growing up Digital
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. UBIQUITY
  5. 5. 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/
  6. 6. CHALLENGE Have we grasped how significantly student access to technology has changed their expectations as learners?
  7. 7. AGENCY •  “The power to act” •  “Sense of ownership” •  “Executing and controlling one’s own actions” •  “Self-efficacy” •  “Personalisation”
  8. 8. 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!
  9. 9. 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?
  10. 10. •  Thinks differently •  Easily bored •  Risk taker – risk averse •  Good at sales •  Future focused •  Task focused •  …
  11. 11. 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?
  12. 12. •  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/
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. NETWORKS •  redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. •  enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. •  networks form around shared interests & objects
  15. 15. 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?
  16. 16. Now let’s focus on the learning – isn’t that what should drive our decision making?
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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?”
  20. 20. Drawing the threads together
  21. 21. 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?
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. Derek Wenmoth Email: derek@core-ed.org Blog: http://blog.core-ed.org/derek Skype: <dwenmoth>

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