MPICT Keynote Address


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Presentation discussing the current state of education and how we need to tear down the four walls of the classroom and utilize Web 2.0 Technology, Virtual Worlds and Smartphones to extend the classroom.

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  • In Dec 2008 Americans sent 100 billion text messages, double the number of Dec 2007. Average person sent 407 text messages, double the 188 sent in Dec 2007. At the same time, the average length of a cell phone call declined last year to 2.3 minutes. That's the shortest chat time since the 1990s, before mobile devices and cheap calling plans became widely available to everyday consumers. The peak talk time came in 2004, when a caller on average chatted for 3.05 minutes. "We are seeing a clear trend of huge increases in text messaging," said Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist at the Pew Internet and American Life Project. "If teens are a leader for America, then we are moving to a text-based communication system. For them, there is less interest in talking."
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  • MPICT Keynote Address

    1. 1. Leveraging Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0 and Smart Phones for Educational Excellence By: Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D. Professor, Instructional Technology Bloomsburg University
    2. 3. Brief history of… The World
    3. 6. We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in. -- Palm CEO Ed Colligan , 16 Nov 2006
    4. 8. ENIAC's main control panel
    5. 13. 4 2 3
    6. 17. What actions should I take based on this information?
    7. 19. What variables do I balance to keep my person happy? How should I manage my time?
    8. 20. What leadership strategy should I use?
    9. 23. What activities give me the most return for my efforts? Can I trust this person who wants to team with me to accomplish a goal?
    10. 24. What can we create together?
    11. 33. Found at
    12. 38.   A recent college graduate is suing her alma mater for $72,000 -- the full cost of her tuition and then some -- because she cannot find a job (CNN)
    13. 39. Community College— 28% borrow an average of $5,879
    14. 42. New Approaches are Needed
    15. 43. Learning As a process Extend The Classroom Facilitator of Learning Jump In! Hands On Experiences
    16. 44. Say Dadda
    17. 50. Refer learners to a Blackboard Course Site for pre-work Conduct a classroom session Review with self-paced e-learning Learning as a Process
    18. 63. Consider using the “En Media Res” technique
    19. 66. Maui 1.3 miles Pacific Ocean H: 79° L: 68°
    20. 67. Go ahead…jump in! The water’s warm.
    21. 68. Use the tools
    22. 69. Use the tools
    23. 70. Real-time access to faculty member Quick question Broadcasting Thoughts and Opinions Sending Students Reminders. Assignments Answering one question leads to more questions Reach outside of the four walls of a classroom Focused Chats
    24. 71. Clarification of Terms Tips and Techniques Frequently Asked Questions Posting/Collection of of Valuable Resources Listing of Experts or Faculty with Similar Interest Link to the Field Advice from Alumni
    25. 72. Creating a bridge to alumni, students and industry through a community via Web 2.0 Continual Education Peer-to-Peer Learning
    26. 82. Casual Friday Are you a 36 year-old IT Manager looking for pants that won’t constrict when you’re crawling behind a network router in a closet on the third floor? You’ve found them in the Casual Friday. Generous seat. No-wrinkle technology. Higher waistband to slim down your appearance. Front pleats for a dressier look that can impress customers in the office, and perform in the server room. Price : $40.00 USD/$10,560 Lindens
    27. 83. Hashtag #WCD2
    28. 84.