Using Online Technologies in Post Secondary Education to Thrive

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Originally presented to the DRNBC 2014 Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC

Originally presented to the DRNBC 2014 Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC

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  • 1. Using Online Technologies in Post Secondary Education to Thrive with Kemp Edmonds
  • 2. Overview - Game Plan "Using Online Technologies in Post Secondary Education to Thrive" Online communications technologies continue to facilitate the types of interactions that human beings have been making for centuries only now we use digital means to conduct those interactions. New and emerging technologies are enabling students to thrive in the Post Secondary environment whether they are shy in the classroom or are unable to physically attend classes. These technologies are empowering students and educators but not without sometimes great efforts to change habits and to open channels for communication and interaction. This talk will explore examples of those technologies and how they allow students, educators and stakeholders to thrive in Post Secondary Education.
  • 3. How do we communicate? Why?
  • 4. Examples in Education
  • 5. Hearing it all
  • 6. Empowerment
  • 7. TonguePowerPCs
  • 8. EyeTrackingControl
  • 9. EyeTrackingInputs
  • 10. Non-verbalcommunication
  • 11. InclusiveDiscussion
  • 12. Communications
  • 13. Using Comm Tech to enable
  • 14. Using Comm Tech to enable
  • 15. “Someone with ADD, memory issues or agoraphobia, a fear of going out, for example, may find it quite stressful even just driving to the university and parking. With Skype, you don’t have to travel — you can work right from your home. So it uses much less energy.” - Diverse Learners Founder, Kerry Pace. UK-based Diverse Learners delivers all services via Skype.
  • 16. “People use social media generally revolve around the need to create, modify, share and discuss internet content in a particular situation.” ● Personal: examples include creating online commentary of personal thoughts, sharing photos and discussing social events. ● Work: examples include creating a résumé, creating professional connections and discussing job opportunities. ● Entertainment: examples include sharing videos, following discussion from celebrities, discussing strategies in online games. ● Provision of goods and services: examples include sharing information about a product, responding to user feedback about a product, accessing government services. ● Education: examples include participation in online classes and sharing learning resources. Social Media Discussion
  • 17. What’s Next?
  • 18. Wearables
  • 19. Robots
  • 20. Brain-based Controls
  • 21. Challenges ● cost ● expertise ● accessibility ● ease of use ● training ● ...
  • 22. Thank You - Stay People Centric!