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  • 1. Walking Uncertain Paths: Technologies and Models of Learning for Tomorrow Peter Tittenberger George Siemens MADLaT May 9, 2008 Learning Technologies Centre www.umanitoba.ca/learning_technologies
  • 2.
    • Technological developments
    • Societal impact?
    • Next wave of change
  • 3. Dual pressures
    • Conceptual (social learning theory, situated/contextual learning)
    • Technological (web, participative technologies)
    • Infrequent duality – last time: 1750-1850 (social/technological upheaval)
  • 4. Recent developments in Educational Technology
  • 5. Web 2.0 Millenials Open Education Resources Blogs Wikis Second Life Virtual Worlds Twitter Wikipedia YouTube uStream Podcasts flickr Skype Diigo Blogger Google Docs LMS Learning 2.0
  • 6. Distributed learning Learner-centered Authentic Teaching Accountability Standards Online learning Hybrid learning Blended learning Globalization Digital literacy Digital divide Tag clouds User generated Mashups
  • 7. Impact?
    • Where have we seen change?
    • Systems level: ERP, HRM, LMS
  • 8. What about at classroom level?
  • 9. What is the adoption rate?
    • JISC LXP
    • ECAR
    • EDU Research
    • Network Learning (Dissertation: de Laat, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning)
    • Web 2.0 (whatever that means)
  • 10. Not yet familiar with LMS...
  • 11. And now here we are
    • Distributed
    • Networked
    • Social networks
    • Mobile learning
    • Microlearning
    • Immersive worlds
    • Single functionality tools
  • 12. Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
  • 13.
    • Technological developments
    • Social impact?
    • Next wave of change
  • 14. Social impact
    • Identity
    • Ethics
    • Morality
    • What’s permissible?
  • 15.
    • MyLifeBits
    • Justin.tv
    • Transparency...capturing everything ...expressing anything (Wikileaks)
    • (but who has time to review??)
  • 16.
    • ...the drift towards a narrowing down of the “function” of a university in the traditional, constantly self-renewing sense, towards an institution which merely serves the needs of the community as determined by current economic and social needs, by focusing mainly on the training of “professionals”.
    • Bert Oliver
  • 17. Emerging tension points
    • Education vs. business
    • Accreditation vs. reputation
    • Transformation vs. utility
    • Research vs. responding
    • Formal vs. informal
  • 18.
    • Conceptual and technological developments require:
      • New process of education (y/n?)
      • New view of literacy
      • New skills
  • 19.
    • Instructional design
    • Faculty concerns with online teaching
    • Social impact of technology
    • PLAR – learning outside of formal institutions
  • 20. Implications?
    • Mixed
    • Hype
    • Systemic change?
  • 21. Challenge
    • Retain transformative character of traditional education
    • Adjust to reflect new tools, new needs, new society (?)
  • 22. Impact?
    • End of certainty
    • Adjustment to notion of expertise
      • Reputation is accreditation
  • 23. Policy
    • Mixed signals
    • Systemization (ID)
    • Corporatization of education
    • Business-like view of research/commercialization
    • Utilitarian view of education
  • 24. Declining professorship/faculty...(NCES)
  • 25. Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
  • 26.
    • Technological developments
    • Societal impact?
    • Next wave of change
  • 27. The future isn’t only about us.
  • 28. Education’s future will be shaped in developing countries
    • China: HE enrolment doubled, 2000 – 2003
    • 16 million. Exceeds US
    • India: by 2010,
    • 40% of all HE education
    • will be distance
    • Carnegie Foundation (2006)
  • 29.
    • China: 800 new institutions in higher education since late 90’s
    • China: doubled scientific article output between 1997-2004 (rest of world declined %)
  • 30.
    • 1800: 3% of population in large cities
    • 2050: 75%
    • http://www.192021.org/
  • 31. Trends
    • Haptic devices
    • Open educational resources
    • Globalization
    • New devices for internet access (diminishing role of computers)
    • New, continuous access to web
    • GPS...location awareness
  • 32. Trends
    • Visualization to assist in sensemaking
    • Neuroscience – remaking of our understanding of learning, will, humanity
    • Embeddedness – diminished volition of pursuing learning. Learning as breathing
    • Overlay
  • 33. Trends
    • Mashups: multiple, unanticipated connections
    • Distributed labs
    • Cloud computing
    • Web OS
    • Collaboration/co-creation
    • Collective/Connective intelligence
  • 34. Networks are changing:
  • 35. Teaching
  • 36. Learning
    • Social
    • Self-organizing
    • Loosely-planned targets
    • Mediated by artifacts of invention
    • Global, connected, collaborative, distributed
    • “ I’ll take buzzword for 200, please Alex”
  • 37. Society
  • 38. Science...
    • Collaborative
    • Open
    • Evolving
    • Engaged with society
    • PLOSOne
  • 39. Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
  • 40.
    • http://ltc.umanitoba.ca