OVERVIEW | 02.18.09

                                                                  Zonebee & Pedagogy at the Science C...
WHAT IS ZONEBEE?




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Initially being implemented for the                       2

         Web, Zonebee_

           Toolbar integrates Rich I...
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21st Century learning




                                            Creating Zones of Possibilities_

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        The exponential growth of knowledge_
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          Web as gateway to holistic experience_




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An overview of pedagogy_                                                              7




           Guiding Premises
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          The learning situation_
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In order to become a zone of possibilities,          9

            the learning situation must_

          Organize sets...
Zones of Goals of
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Self-Directed Learning_

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     Tools of the Mind_
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                     Thinking & Metacognition
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Funds of Knowledge_                                                                                  13




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          A peak at a few Zonebee Features_                       Assess




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          Special Features_


 Zonebee This
 The Juice looks like the Buzz,
 but it’s based upon Zonebee’s
 unique alg...
Review Trails_




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                                         Learn curious_

                                         SUMMARY


The Uni...
Zonebee is_

    a research platform for
   Participatory Design
    a set of web-based
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Theoretical Compatibility
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    Zonebee Research Agenda_

     Phases of Zonebee Research
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Director of Technology
                                                                  Flandrau |The UA Science Center
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RESEARCH




                                            THANK YOU_


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  1. 1. OVERVIEW | 02.18.09 Zonebee & Pedagogy at the Science Center Karen C. Spear Ellinwood Research & Content Manager for Zonebee The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  2. 2. WHAT IS ZONEBEE? The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  3. 3. Initially being implemented for the 2 Web, Zonebee_  Toolbar integrates Rich Internet Applications and various Web Widgets with existing powerful web-based resources, such as Google, StumbleUpon, Delicious, or Wikipedia  Goes beyond locating resources that match previous searches and guides you in determining how to approach the learning process  Focuses on the entire process of informal learning  Empowers learners to use resources more effectively  Adds value through NEW and unique applications specially designed by ZoneBee The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  4. 4. What is Zonebee_ 3 ZoneBee is a virtual Informal Learning Environment being designed to … Support learning in …  complex, informal learning environments, such as the Web, structured informal learning environments, such as Science Centers, and  formal environments such as work and school Promote metacognitive awareness of how you learn as you learn  Recommend resources tailored to learners’  subject matter interests  challenge level  practices, strategies, and approaches to learning The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  5. 5. 21st Century learning Creating Zones of Possibilities_ 21ST CENTURY SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING_ The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  6. 6. 5 The exponential growth of knowledge_ Exponential growth of 1999-2002 2020 – Doubles every knowledge makes New stored information 73 days! focus on information doubles! unrealistic • Half-life of tech-based knowledge = 5 years  Keeping up with knowledge production in any discipline is the prime challenge of 21st Century Learning  Search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Ask.com alone will not meet this challenge  As much as we like these services, they do NOT truly personalize the search, foster reflective analysis, or adequately distribute knowledge for learning how to learn. The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  7. 7. 6 Web as gateway to holistic experience_ The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  8. 8. An overview of pedagogy_ 7 Guiding Premises  Developmental neuroplasticity enables the nervous system to reorganize neural pathways adapting to changing and new circumstances throughout our lives.  Learners have varied background knowledge VIRTUAL of science and everyday knowledge (unrelated to REALITY science) Self-directed informal learning is self-managed and, at best, should be self-reflective  It should also be self-reflective – promote metacognitive engagement Science Centers and other forms of informal learning offer a form of structured, informal learning, that is, voluntary self-regulated learning requiring active participants. The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  9. 9. 8 The learning situation_ Direct  The learning situation determines learning opportunities, what Moll & Greenberg (1990) call “zones of possibilities”  21st Century learning increasingly complex (multi- environment) Social Interaction. PEER Social LEARNING & In real time Not in real time Interaction TEACHING Indirect The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  10. 10. In order to become a zone of possibilities, 9 the learning situation must_ Organize sets of experiences that motivate visitors to engage metacognitively with a variety of scientific topics and with one another.  Promote greater awareness of themselves as learners, that is, about their practices and ideas about learning  Honor visitors’ funds of knowledge  Do not emphasize memorization of content  Guide learners to become better self-directed learners  Focus on active involvement of learners The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  11. 11. Zones of Goals of Possibilities_ Strategic guidance for learners to achieve goals CREATE Zones of Proximal Fun and imaginative learning within their reach and nudge activities Development (Zones of multiple them beyond present possibilities) abilities  MOTIVATE voluntary participation  OFFER toolkit and resources for Cumulative experiences that application in familiar and build on what is learned Constructive tools or unfamiliar contexts through activity at each resources for creative and exhibit and through Zonebee imaginative learning BUILD ON learners’ funds of online knowledge Content Opportunities for building (practices) Process and sharing knowledge of … Re-purposing content and Self • Science tools learners encounter in • Learning approaches and enhancing CONNECT experiences in and everyday experience (home, inquiry practices out of the science center and school, community. • Self-reflective and collaborative thinking among exhibit activities The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  12. 12. Self-Directed Learning_  Involves several processes reflecting Assess progressions of content acquisition and self- development (ourselves as learners)  Is self-regulatory or self-managed learning Requires Effective tools Evaluate Plan  Requires Affective Involvement (involving senses and emotion, affecting motivation)  Requires a variety of tools (examples) of the Mind  Tools Monitor Implement The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  13. 13. 12 Tools of the Mind_ Psychological Tools –  Thinking & Metacognition  (Thinking about Thinking) Higher Order Psychological Tools  for doing things Practices Learning  Painting  Carving  Doing science  The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  14. 14. Funds of Knowledge_ 13 Content Knowledge Content Knowledge - We know stuff  Process Knowledge or Practices – We  know how to do things Funds of Social Relations – We learn how to do  Knowledge Socio- Process things from others Cultural Knowledge Context (Practices) Socio-Cultural Context – We do  different things in different ways depending upon who we are with and where we are In other words – we learn how to do  things while we’re doing them (in the Social Relations context of activities or experience) with and/or through the strategic assistance or guidance of others The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  15. 15. FEATURES Features_ ADDED VALUE_ The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  16. 16. Unique applications Login/Logout_ User-controlled; Zonebee remembers last login status Layered on top web-based applications, Zonebee has created UNIQUE applications • Learning Goal Taxonomy • Record Trails • Review Trails • Zonebee This Topic Keyword_ • Explore (Pre-search) Enter keywords for Explore & Settings_ Search; Default function on “Enter” is User chooses basic or Pro • Qualified Search Explore Zonebee features & preferences Assess Experience_ Books, Museums, Products Evaluate Plan Build_ Produce, Collaborate, Distribute Monitor Implement The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  17. 17. Learning Goal_ Zonebee Contextualized, Goal-oriented Record_ Goals exploration and searching User controls when to record trails Research Platform – Zonebee collects users’ trails, with their permission. Zonebee researchers and developers can view these trails and discern how the trails align with SDL Focus_ processes and from there Reflect_ Review Trails, clippings, estimate how users Review Trails, Clippings, bookmarks engage in learning along bookmarks several dimensions… Search_  Domain or content Qualified sites, Publications, Social networks expertise Explore_  Metacognitive awareness Buzz, Word, Encyclopedia, Images (of learning practices)  ICT Literacy (Internet & Assess Computer Technologies)  Demographics  Self-reported learning Evaluate Plan dispositions – attitudes toward learning and preferences in learning practices Monitor Implement The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  18. 18. 17 A peak at a few Zonebee Features_ Assess Plan Explore_ Before you search, get the… Buzz on the net, define words and phrases, encyclopedic references on related topics, concepts, and images. Especially useful when you are in unfamiliar territory. Buzz_ Gives you a sense of what the Internet “is saying” on the topic to help you identify related topics and »»» plan your search The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  19. 19. 18 Special Features_ Zonebee This The Juice looks like the Buzz, but it’s based upon Zonebee’s unique algorithm that enables you to see what’s on the page and whether it fits what you’re looking for before you spend time scrolling up and down the page or clicking through the site  Instructional Clarity Index based upon six criteria derived from research with librarians 1.Accessibility 2.Form use on site 3.Readability 4.Maintainability 5.Navigation 6.Performance Monitor Implement The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  20. 20. Review Trails_ Assess Evaluate Zonebee will enable visitors to review their learning experiences online and in the Science Center_ The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  21. 21. 20 Learn curious_ SUMMARY The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  22. 22. Zonebee is_  a research platform for Participatory Design  a set of web-based applications for learning, like Google docs & spreadsheets, FURL third- Assess party bookmarking service, and Ning social networking space  an organizing circumstance Evaluate Plan of informal, self-directed learning to promote metacognitive awareness of how one learns  a set of unique Zonebee applications Monitor Implement  aligned with five essential processes of self-directed learning  The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  23. 23. Theoretical Compatibility The Zonebee learning Model is based on a learning model compatible with the framework of … •Cooperative Extension • Wildcat School • Medial and nursing training emphasizing metacognition • STEM learning • COE Teacher preparation programs • CEMELA activities • 5D (Fifth Dimension) clubs • Informal learning programs And the goals of… • enhancing ICT literacy programs • promoting metacognitive awareness about content learning and learning practices & strategies • social relations and collaborative learning •Design research principles • Learner-centered designs for research and learning activities The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  24. 24. RESEARCH Research based_ ACADEMIC RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  25. 25. 24 Zonebee Research Agenda_ Phases of Zonebee Research & Timeline  Phase I – 2008 Settings included class observations in Dr. Gordon’s problem-solving class  Phase II – Qtr 1-3 2009 Zonebee will spin-off into a commercial enterprise estimated for second quarter Academic research will continue through commercial enterprise collaborations with UA and other academic institutions  Phase III – Qtr 3 2009 Exhibit Prototyping Integration with Zonebee User-generated content Exhibit development support The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  26. 26. Director of Technology Flandrau |The UA Science Center Contact_ 25 The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  27. 27. RESEARCH THANK YOU_ The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary
  28. 28. Notes or Questions_ 27 Notes Questions The University of Arizona © 2007 - Confidential and Proprietary

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