Derek Wenmoth Director, eLearning Core Education Ltd [email_address] Graphical communications technologies and the future ...
Thinking of the future… <ul><li>Centre of their world (and their parents, and grandparents) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential ye...
 
Today 82 percent of kids are online by the seventh grade,  (Pew Internet and American Life Project) Time using electronic ...
New Literacies <ul><li>“ Don’t you think that our students need to be literate in terms of multimedia, images and sound… <...
Comment is Free <ul><li>Less Dickens </li></ul>http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_...
Responses http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html
Touch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhhbaaWBgnk
The Net Generation <ul><li>“ For the first time in history children are more comfortable, knowledgeable and literate than ...
What about the teachers?
Their challenge <ul><li>The top ten in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>We are preparing studen...
2020 & Beyond… <ul><li>To what extent are we prepared, as a society and as educators, for the massive changes in human cap...
Powerful learning occurs when… <ul><li>Learners collaborate on solving problems in authentic contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Le...
Collaboration Combining strengths to realise the potential of the product suite for the good of the nation’s children. 3D ...
3D graphical environments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSreOOg93Zk   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNMljw0F-aw   http:/...
Think about it… <ul><li>“ The only people who call technology “technology”, are those who were born before it was invented...
Thank you <ul><li>Derek Wenmoth </li></ul><ul><li>Director, eLearning </li></ul><ul><li>CORE Education Ltd </li></ul><ul><...
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Talk on 3D graphics and the future of education presented at the official launch of NextSpace on Thursday 28 February 2008

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  1. 1. Derek Wenmoth Director, eLearning Core Education Ltd [email_address] Graphical communications technologies and the future of education
  2. 2. Thinking of the future… <ul><li>Centre of their world (and their parents, and grandparents) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential yet to be realised </li></ul><ul><li>Will grow up in a world of graphical interfaces, touch, and multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Will be sitting NCEA in 15 years… </li></ul>2008 - born 2013 - start primary school 2021 - start secondary school 2023 - first year NCEA 2026 - leave school…
  3. 4. Today 82 percent of kids are online by the seventh grade, (Pew Internet and American Life Project) Time using electronic media holding steady at 6.5 hours a day -- but packing more media exposure into that time: 8.5 hours' worth, thanks to &quot;media multitasking&quot;
  4. 5. New Literacies <ul><li>“ Don’t you think that our students need to be literate in terms of multimedia, images and sound… </li></ul><ul><li>… or they’ll be as disadvantaged as we would have been if we’d left school without being able to read and write?” </li></ul>George Lucas
  5. 6. Comment is Free <ul><li>Less Dickens </li></ul>http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html More Dr Kawashima What constitutes ‘text’? novels short stories plays poems comics e-mails films games TV programmes text messages blogs social networking sites
  6. 7. Responses http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ewan_mcintosh/2008/02/beyond_the_three_rs.html
  7. 8. Touch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhhbaaWBgnk
  8. 9. The Net Generation <ul><li>“ For the first time in history children are more comfortable, knowledgeable and literate than their parents about an innovation in society… </li></ul><ul><li>… already kids are learning, playing, communicating, working and creating communities very differently than their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>They are a force for social transformation!” </li></ul><ul><li>Don Tapscott (1998) Growing up Digital </li></ul>
  9. 10. What about the teachers?
  10. 11. Their challenge <ul><li>The top ten in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>We are preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist </li></ul><ul><li>Using technologies that haven’t been invented </li></ul><ul><li>In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet. </li></ul>Former US Secretary of Education, Richard Riley
  11. 12. 2020 & Beyond… <ul><li>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? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent are our future visions for education based upon assumptions about humanity, society and technology that are no longer valid? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent can we, as educators, help to shape the developments of technology in order to enhance human development? </li></ul>
  12. 13. Powerful learning occurs when… <ul><li>Learners collaborate on solving problems in authentic contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are allowed to take risks and make mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Students are involved in doing and visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful tools are put in the hands of creative and uninhibited young people </li></ul>
  13. 14. Collaboration Combining strengths to realise the potential of the product suite for the good of the nation’s children. 3D digital technologies Innovation and support Online environments Digital content Communities of practice Professional development Research Professional learning communities online http://www.nextspace.org.nz http://www.core-ed.net http://www.cwa.co.nz
  14. 15. 3D graphical environments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSreOOg93Zk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNMljw0F-aw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfUb7QFJSDA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91wuBqlny50 Spore Magic Book MS Table StreetView
  15. 16. Think about it… <ul><li>“ The only people who call technology “technology”, are those who were born before it was invented” </li></ul><ul><li>(Source unknown) </li></ul>
  16. 17. Thank you <ul><li>Derek Wenmoth </li></ul><ul><li>Director, eLearning </li></ul><ul><li>CORE Education Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.core-ed.net/derek </li></ul>
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