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  • Northwest Elearning

    1. On the wings of a butterfly: Where are we? How did we get here? Where are we going? George Siemens Northwest Elearning Community Pasco, Washington October 17, 2008
    2. Where are we?
    3. <ul><li>“ Schools we have today were designed around commonsense assumptions that had never been scientifically tested” </li></ul><ul><li>R. Keith Sawyer </li></ul>
    4. What do we know about learning ?
    5. Social
    6. Situated
    7. Incorporates prior learning/existing knowledge
    8. Requires reflection
    9. Multi-faceted, multi-dimensional
    10.  
    11. All learning begins (and ends) with a connection
    12. <ul><li>“ The intelligences…are distributed …across minds, persons, and the symbolic and physical environments” </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Pea </li></ul>
    13. What role does technology play?
    14. Trends in Online Education <ul><li>2/3 plus of all Higher Education institutions offer online learning </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 million students taking online course (in fall 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>20%+ percent annual growth rate since 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Online Nation (Allen & Seaman, 2007) </li></ul>
    15. <ul><li>Online Nation (Allen & Seaman, 2007) </li></ul>
    16. 1. Access
    17.  
    18. 2. Presence
    19.  
    20. 3. Expression
    21.  
    22. 4. Creation
    23.  
    24. 5. Interaction/co-creation
    25.  
    26. 6. Aggregate our fragmentation
    27.  
    28. <ul><li>Our opportunities for distributed cognition, to learn, interact, and share </li></ul><ul><li>far exceeds the design of education </li></ul>
    29. How did we get here?
    30. Conflicting trends and developments
    31. Institutionalization of education
    32. William Farish
    33. Development of social learning theory
    34. Development of participatory technologies
    35. Cycles of change
    36.  
    37.  
    38. <ul><li>Pressures </li></ul><ul><li>Catalyst </li></ul><ul><li>Pushback </li></ul><ul><li>Counter balance/accommodate </li></ul><ul><li>Long term change </li></ul>
    39. Where are we going?
    40. <ul><li>Given the changes in how we interact with content and each other, how should we change the educational process? </li></ul>
    41. Is this stuff doable? Does it scale?
    42. Emergence and tradition
    43. <ul><li>Participatory Pedagogies </li></ul><ul><li>(Collis & Moonen, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>(Askins, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>(Harvard Law School, 2008) </li></ul>
    44. Open Teaching Alec Couros Stephen Downes Leigh Blackall David Wiley
    45. <ul><li>Digital literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>21 st century skills </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Play, performance, networking, distributed cognition </li></ul><ul><li>(Jenkins) </li></ul>
    46. Learning design?
    47. Thin walls
    48.  
    49.  
    50. And accreditation ?
    51. Where is the strategy in the change?
    52. How then shall we manage education...
    53. Spaces and structures of learning
    54. <ul><li>Spaces are themselves agents for change. Changed spaces will change practice </li></ul><ul><li>(JISC, 2006) </li></ul>
    55. Away from hierarchies and classrooms
    56. To
    57. Networks and ecologies...
    58. Certificate in Emerging Technologies for Learning http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/con_ed/mpcp/cis/etl.shtml &
    59. Websites and Newsletters <ul><li>www.elearnspace.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.knowingknowledge.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.connectivism.ca </li></ul><ul><li>http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wordpress/ </li></ul><ul><li>gsiemens AT elearnspace DOT org </li></ul>

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