Let’sbeginbyasking…
What
is
Education?
Educationisjust…
astoryof stories.
Someone
wants
to
tell
them
Someone
wants
to
listen
to
them
Educationhappens
whenyouputtogether…
someone
whowantsto
teach
+
someone
whowants
tolearn
Itis a simple equation.
abc
TIME
PLACE

t1
p1

Teacher

Youhavethe
time and
place of
theteacher
And
the time
and place
of
thestudent

abc

t2
p2

TIME
PLACE

Student
abc

abc

t1
p1

Teacher

t2
p2

Student
TraditionalEducation

abc

abc

t1 = t2
p1 = p2
In traditionaleducationboth times
and places are equal
Virtual Education

WWW

abc

abc

t1 = t2
p1 = p2
In virtual education times
orplaces can be different
WWW

abc

abc

And theconnectionis…
WWW

Technology
But virtual education
has beenaroundforcenturies.
Teachers and students
in different times and places
havebeenconnected
by a technologycalled
Books!
Withthis
ancienttech
nology
someone in
one time
and place
can tell a
story
tosomeone
in a
different
time and
place.
Hopefully…
Successfuleducation
wasbasedon «expertusers»
of thisancienttechnology.
Thatis
goodrea
ders and
goodwrit
ers
Thatis:
goodreaders and goodwriters
Yesterday:
Reading
+
Writing

BertheMorisot (1870)

Johannes Vermeer (1670)
Today:
Recording
+
Playing
back
Theprocessisthesame
Thetools are different
Different Media

DifferentSpeeds
Wheneducation
has a time and a place
Wehave
a course
A courseis a place
whereyou can go
to listen to a story
Then a courseis
Onestory
Onestory
+
One host
Onestory
+
One host
+
Severalguests
Buttodaywehave
New principles
TheMaterials
Atoms vs. Bits
Processing Information
vs. Moving Objects
Intangibles
Collective Knowledge
Gene...
New principles
The Place
Distance is redefined
Frontiers are obsolete
The World is your audience
and your competitor
Chall...
New principles
The Time
Instantaneous
Interactive / Feedback
Real time / Multitasking
Constant Change
Gil Bruvel

A Life P...
¡Help!
Thereis a new arena
forthisongoingconversation
betweenteachers and students.
The virtual classroom
WWW
Virtual Campus
Virtual Classroom
Activities
•Discussions
•Questionnaires
•Homework
•Glossaries
• Chats
•Blogs
• Wikis
...
A place full of tools
forthe host tofindnew ways
totellthestory
A story can be told in sequence
Virtual Classroom
Ornot…
Virtual Classroom
It can be full of
resources
Readings
Audios

Links

Videos
Simulations

Learningobjects
And activities
Wikis

Glossaries

Discussions

Blogs

Chats

Questionnaires
Puzzles

Homework
Butitwill be
lifeless
withoutan
active
interaction
of
alltheparticipan
ts
So
theresources
and
activities
are
important
butnot as
important
as
creating
A community
We can have
thebest of bothworlds
and
gotoschool
in
manywa
ys
Butsomes
chools are
notgettingi
trightyet…
and these are their
5 bigmistakes…
#1

Big Mistake #1
#1

Believingthat
Virtual Education
=MassiveEducation
#1

 Technologyis a multiplier
… buteducationis a onetooneprocess.
#1

 Thereis no limit in thenumber of
Participants
Materials
Activities
Links
…butlearningisnotaccumulationbutassimilatio...
#1

 Youdon’thaveonecourse of 250
… youhave 250 courses of one.
#1

 Youshould be concernedwhenyourdesertionrateis 40%.
…Thatis. Ifyouenrol 1000 students
intoan 8 semesterprogram.
Only ...
#2

Big Mistake #2
#2

Believingthat
Virtual Education
=Mysterious and
ComplexEducation
#2

 Thereis no mystery in connectingsomeonewhowantstolearn
and someonewhowantstoteach.
…Givethemthetools.
They’ll do the...
#2

 Thereis a myththatgoesaround: A
goodtraditionalteacherwillnoteasilybecome a good virtual
teacher.
...False. A goodte...
#2

 A halo of complexity and
mysteryisalwaysconvenienttocreatean elite
groupwithintheschoolfor virtual education.
…We ar...
#3

Big Mistake #3
#3

Putting
Technology
beforePedagogy
#3

 Aneducationalsystemlogicshouldbe as follows:
Student ◄ Teacher◄ Materials ◄ Technology
…Technologyisthetoolthathelps...
#3

 Butthe real systemusuallyworkslikethis:
Student◄ Materials ◄ Technology ◄ Teacher
…Teachersbecomesubordinates of
tec...
#4

Big Mistake #4
#4

Underestimatingyour
Teachers and Students
#4

 Someschoolshavedeveloped a virtual educationsystem,
butitis a closedsystem.
…Closedtocriticism, closedtoexperimentat...
#4

 Standardization and modularity are the dogma.
…Teacherscannotmovefreely
outsidepredeterminedpaths.
…Neither do stude...
#4

 Studentsreceivepredesigned “objects”, “packages”,
“modules”. Notcourses.
…A packageistheproduct of a designer.
A cou...
#5

Big Mistake #5
#5

TakingtheFun
out of Education
#5

 In someschools, virtual education and stress are synonyms.
…Control, supervision, measurements, indicators and
repor...
#5

 Educationshouldbe accidental, unpredictable, unscripted.
…Thereisplenty of room in virtual education
forspontaneity....
#5

 Allcoursescannotbestructuredthesameway.
…Uniformity and homogeneity can notbepart of a humanprocess.
…Doing, thinkin...
#5

 Someschools are searchingforthe “formula” for virtual
education. Forthemould of theperfectcourse.
…”Virtualizing” a ...
+1

+ 1 More
Big Mistake
+1

Makingthesamemistakes…
+1

and expectingdifferentresults.
That’s the definition of
INSANITY!!!
Check out my video about virtual
education
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvqy0CAMdCM
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5+ mistakes of Virtual Education
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5+ mistakes of Virtual Education

  1. 1. Let’sbeginbyasking…
  2. 2. What is Education?
  3. 3. Educationisjust…
  4. 4. astoryof stories.
  5. 5. Someone wants to tell them
  6. 6. Someone wants to listen to them
  7. 7. Educationhappens
  8. 8. whenyouputtogether…
  9. 9. someone whowantsto teach
  10. 10. + someone whowants tolearn
  11. 11. Itis a simple equation.
  12. 12. abc TIME PLACE t1 p1 Teacher Youhavethe time and place of theteacher
  13. 13. And the time and place of thestudent abc t2 p2 TIME PLACE Student
  14. 14. abc abc t1 p1 Teacher t2 p2 Student
  15. 15. TraditionalEducation abc abc t1 = t2 p1 = p2 In traditionaleducationboth times and places are equal
  16. 16. Virtual Education WWW abc abc t1 = t2 p1 = p2 In virtual education times orplaces can be different
  17. 17. WWW abc abc And theconnectionis…
  18. 18. WWW Technology
  19. 19. But virtual education
  20. 20. has beenaroundforcenturies.
  21. 21. Teachers and students
  22. 22. in different times and places
  23. 23. havebeenconnected
  24. 24. by a technologycalled
  25. 25. Books!
  26. 26. Withthis ancienttech nology
  27. 27. someone in one time and place
  28. 28. can tell a story
  29. 29. tosomeone in a different time and place.
  30. 30. Hopefully…
  31. 31. Successfuleducation
  32. 32. wasbasedon «expertusers»
  33. 33. of thisancienttechnology.
  34. 34. Thatis goodrea ders and goodwrit ers
  35. 35. Thatis: goodreaders and goodwriters
  36. 36. Yesterday:
  37. 37. Reading + Writing BertheMorisot (1870) Johannes Vermeer (1670)
  38. 38. Today:
  39. 39. Recording + Playing back
  40. 40. Theprocessisthesame
  41. 41. Thetools are different
  42. 42. Different Media DifferentSpeeds
  43. 43. Wheneducation has a time and a place
  44. 44. Wehave a course
  45. 45. A courseis a place
  46. 46. whereyou can go
  47. 47. to listen to a story
  48. 48. Then a courseis
  49. 49. Onestory
  50. 50. Onestory + One host
  51. 51. Onestory + One host + Severalguests
  52. 52. Buttodaywehave
  53. 53. New principles TheMaterials Atoms vs. Bits Processing Information vs. Moving Objects Intangibles Collective Knowledge Generation of Ideas Overinformation Misinformation Gil Bruvel
  54. 54. New principles The Place Distance is redefined Frontiers are obsolete The World is your audience and your competitor Challenges and threats are closer… oneclickapart Gil Bruvel
  55. 55. New principles The Time Instantaneous Interactive / Feedback Real time / Multitasking Constant Change Gil Bruvel A Life Project vs. A Life of Projects
  56. 56. ¡Help!
  57. 57. Thereis a new arena
  58. 58. forthisongoingconversation
  59. 59. betweenteachers and students.
  60. 60. The virtual classroom
  61. 61. WWW Virtual Campus Virtual Classroom Activities •Discussions •Questionnaires •Homework •Glossaries • Chats •Blogs • Wikis Resources •Links •Readings •LearningObjects Files •Folders •Documents • Videos / Audios
  62. 62. A place full of tools
  63. 63. forthe host tofindnew ways
  64. 64. totellthestory
  65. 65. A story can be told in sequence Virtual Classroom
  66. 66. Ornot… Virtual Classroom
  67. 67. It can be full of resources Readings Audios Links Videos Simulations Learningobjects
  68. 68. And activities Wikis Glossaries Discussions Blogs Chats Questionnaires Puzzles Homework
  69. 69. Butitwill be lifeless
  70. 70. withoutan active interaction
  71. 71. of alltheparticipan ts
  72. 72. So theresources
  73. 73. and activities
  74. 74. are important
  75. 75. butnot as important
  76. 76. as creating
  77. 77. A community
  78. 78. We can have
  79. 79. thebest of bothworlds
  80. 80. and gotoschool
  81. 81. in manywa ys
  82. 82. Butsomes chools are notgettingi trightyet…
  83. 83. and these are their 5 bigmistakes…
  84. 84. #1 Big Mistake #1
  85. 85. #1 Believingthat Virtual Education =MassiveEducation
  86. 86. #1  Technologyis a multiplier … buteducationis a onetooneprocess.
  87. 87. #1  Thereis no limit in thenumber of Participants Materials Activities Links …butlearningisnotaccumulationbutassimilation.
  88. 88. #1  Youdon’thaveonecourse of 250 … youhave 250 courses of one.
  89. 89. #1  Youshould be concernedwhenyourdesertionrateis 40%. …Thatis. Ifyouenrol 1000 students intoan 8 semesterprogram. Only 28 will be at thegraduationceremony. …Oneout of 40 students.
  90. 90. #2 Big Mistake #2
  91. 91. #2 Believingthat Virtual Education =Mysterious and ComplexEducation
  92. 92. #2  Thereis no mystery in connectingsomeonewhowantstolearn and someonewhowantstoteach. …Givethemthetools. They’ll do themagic.
  93. 93. #2  Thereis a myththatgoesaround: A goodtraditionalteacherwillnoteasilybecome a good virtual teacher. ...False. A goodteacheris a goodteacher withanytool. …Unlessyouthinkthat a «good» virtual teacher = a good actor.
  94. 94. #2  A halo of complexity and mysteryisalwaysconvenienttocreatean elite groupwithintheschoolfor virtual education. …We are transferringthevices and bureaucracy of oldeducationtothe new scenery. …Welcometothe new and improved virtual inferno of politics and intrigue.
  95. 95. #3 Big Mistake #3
  96. 96. #3 Putting Technology beforePedagogy
  97. 97. #3  Aneducationalsystemlogicshouldbe as follows: Student ◄ Teacher◄ Materials ◄ Technology …Technologyisthetoolthathelpstheteachercreatematerialsto share withthestudent …Technologyshould be the bridge thatallows theteacher – studentinteraction.
  98. 98. #3  Butthe real systemusuallyworkslikethis: Student◄ Materials ◄ Technology ◄ Teacher …Teachersbecomesubordinates of technologywhichdictatesthewaytheyshouldtellthestory. …Seehowfartheteacheris. Probablythatiswhytheycallit “distance” education.
  99. 99. #4 Big Mistake #4
  100. 100. #4 Underestimatingyour Teachers and Students
  101. 101. #4  Someschoolshavedeveloped a virtual educationsystem, butitis a closedsystem. …Closedtocriticism, closedtoexperimentation, closedtoinnovation
  102. 102. #4  Standardization and modularity are the dogma. …Teacherscannotmovefreely outsidepredeterminedpaths. …Neither do students.
  103. 103. #4  Studentsreceivepredesigned “objects”, “packages”, “modules”. Notcourses. …A packageistheproduct of a designer. A courseisanunpredictable and single event hostedbyaneducator. …A module ispredetermined, a courseiscontingent. Likethecourse of a river.
  104. 104. #5 Big Mistake #5
  105. 105. #5 TakingtheFun out of Education
  106. 106. #5  In someschools, virtual education and stress are synonyms. …Control, supervision, measurements, indicators and reportshavereplacedthefreedom and flexibility thatwasoriginallypromised in virtual education. …Educationwastransformedinto an industrial process.
  107. 107. #5  Educationshouldbe accidental, unpredictable, unscripted. …Thereisplenty of room in virtual education forspontaneity. …Students and teachershould be encouraged totakerisks.
  108. 108. #5  Allcoursescannotbestructuredthesameway. …Uniformity and homogeneity can notbepart of a humanprocess. …Doing, thinking, watching, analizing, proposing, building: thesameingredientscannot be equallyformulatedforallcourses. …Somecourses are intensive in communication, some in reading, some in autoevaluation, some in theory, some in practice. …Theonlyconstantforallcoursesisthegenuinedesire of bothteachers and studentstointeract and havefun.
  109. 109. #5  Someschools are searchingforthe “formula” for virtual education. Forthemould of theperfectcourse. …”Virtualizing” a subject of study shouldnotkillitscharm. …The labor of a virtual teachershould be amusing and fascinating. Althoughwehavetodisobeyourinstitutionstomakeit so.
  110. 110. +1 + 1 More Big Mistake
  111. 111. +1 Makingthesamemistakes…
  112. 112. +1 and expectingdifferentresults.
  113. 113. That’s the definition of INSANITY!!!
  114. 114. Check out my video about virtual education  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvqy0CAMdCM
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