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  • 1. Connected MindsAre students’ expectations changing because of technology? Francesc Pedró Teacher Development and Education Policies UNESCO
  • 2. Mainstream assumptions1. Today’s students have different learning expectations, because of digital media.2. Higher education has to change dramatically to address their expectations. 2
  • 3. Do stereotypes help? Percentage of disparities between teachers perceptions and students ’ self- perceptions. Average of 6 European countries, 2008 4
  • 4. Reality is not b&w only 5 Source: Ferri et al (2009)
  • 5. Let’s take the challenge!1. Are students really so attached to technology?2. Is this attachment changing dramatically their learning expectations? 6
  • 6. Are students really so attached to technology?Yes, there are all sorts of evidence about higher ed students’ attachment to technology. 7
  • 7. Technology ownership among college students Students Technology Own 1 Laptop 87% 2 Printer 81% 6 3 DVD Player 75% 4 USB Thumbdrive 70% 5 Wi-Fi* 67% 6 Stationary gaming 66% device 7 Ipod 62% 8 HDTV 56% 9 Smartphone 55% 5 10 Digital Camera 55% 7 11 Webcam 55% 12 12 Desktop Computer 53% 11 13 Handheld Gaming Device 38% 14 10 14 Netbook 11% 1 15 iPad 8% 3 2 4 *Likely interpreted by the respondent as having access to Wi-Fi 8 9 Traditional age college students 13 (18-24) and those from householdsQ1. Which of the following items do you own? of $100K+ own more technology ©2011 EDUCAUSE. CC by-nc-nd ©2011 EDUCAUSE. CCby-nc-nd 15 than their counterparts. 8 8
  • 8. It’s not the technology, but the connectivity Source: ECAR (2011)
  • 9. How far are learningexpectations changing? Not dramatically Driven by realism. 10
  • 10. Common classroom activities Q Which three of the following do you do most often in class?Copy from the board or a book 52%Listen to a teacher talking for a long time 33%Have a class discussion 29%Take notes while my teacher talks 25%Work in small groups to solve a problem 22%Spend time thinking quietly on my own 22%Have a drink of water when I need it 17%Talk about my work with a teacher 16%Work on a computer 16%Listen to background music 10%Learn things that relate to the real 10%world some activities that allow me to moveHave 9%aroundmy classmates aboutTeach 8%somethingCreate pictures or maps to help me remember 7%Have a change of activity to help focus 7%Have people from outside to help me learn 4%Learn outside in my school’s grounds 3% Source: Ipsos MORI (2008) Base: All pupils (2,417)
  • 11. Most preferred ways to learn In which three of the following ways do you prefer to learn?In groups 55%By doing practical things 39%With friends 35%By using computers 31%Alone 21%From teachers 19%From friends 16%By seeing things done 14%With your parents 12%By practising 9%In silence 9%By copying 8%At a museum or library 5%By thinking for yourself 6%From others 3%Other 1%Base: All pupils (2,417) Source: Ipsos MORI (2008)
  • 12. Preferred learning environment for higher ed, ECAR 2011 Source: ECAR (2011)
  • 13. Is online learning equally good? Does an online course have the same educational value as an in-person course? Online cours es pro vide equal v alue Age <25 23% 25+ 40% Live on-campus 18% off-campus 33% Taken an online course Yes 45% No 12% Source: ECAR (2011)
  • 14. What do they say about learning with technology? A vg.A greem ent with Statements Gives Students Access to Resources and Progress Reports  Easy to track my academic progress  Gives me access to resources  Helps me know how I am doing  Easier to get help when I need it  Simplifies administrative-related activities Makes Students More Efficient do my work faster  Helps me  Efficient way to store examples of  Allows me to produce higher-quality work work  Makes college easier Facilitates Connecting with Others  Feel connected to other students  Feel connected to whats going on  Feel connected to professors/staff  Gives me access to experts in my field Makes Learning More Engaging and Relevant  Learning more creative  More relevant to real life  Take control of own learning  Learning more fun  More engaging  Extends learning beyond  Think out of the box  Elevates teaching classroom  Individualized/personaliz  Reach academic potential  Prepares me for the workforce ed  Prepares me for graduate school ©2011 EDUCAUSE. CC by-nc-nd 15
  • 15. So, what?EngagementConvenienceProductivity 16
  • 16. Thanks!F.Pedro@UNESCO.org