The Machine Stops: Where to from Here?

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Presentation I gave at the Era 5 Conference, Brisbane 26 June 2012.

Presentation I gave at the Era 5 Conference, Brisbane 26 June 2012.

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  • 1. The Machine Stops: Where to from Here? Carol Skyring LearnTel @carolskyring carolskyring.comTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 2. 1909: E.M. Forster publishes “The Machine Stops,” a chilling tale of a futuristic information-oriented society that grinds to a bloody halt, literally. Some aspects of the story no longer seem in the distant future!Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 3. A world in which: Communication is via an instant messaging/video conferencing machine. Only activity - the sharing of ideas and knowledge. From the 1971 Geaorge Lucas movie: THX 1138 (http://www.joehallock.com/?)p=77)Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 4. • Are we living in that world?• Where do we go from here?• What technologies are on the horizon that will impact on teachers and students?Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 5. 1 point if you know what it is 2 points if you’ve used • Video conferencing • One True media • Animoto • SecondLife • Twitter 24 • Go animate • Minecraft • Vlix • Xtranormal • Quest Atlantis • Infographics • Gesture-based computingTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 6. Now...Sydney Opera House broadcasts Shakespeare live to students in Port Macquarie and they tweet questions/commentsTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 7. Now...Students from all parts of the world collaborate on projects in real time.Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 8. Video removed see: http://gng.orgTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 9. Now... Students visit museums, art galleries, science centres, NASA, the reef and more.Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 10. Where to...Visual communication will be THE way to communicate (& learn) Video: - creating & consuming - live - archived Images Infographics http://www.flickr.com/photos/awfulshot/456852642/Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 11. More tools like www.animoto.com www.onetruemedia.com www.xtranormal.com http://goanimate.com/ http://itunes.apple.comTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 12. http://ivancash.com/Infographic-of-InfographicsTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 13. Where to... Mobile, mobile, mobile..... http://www.bizarrocomics.com/Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 14. Access learning from anywhere Creating on mobile devices Connecting from mobile devicesTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 15. Where to... Connect and collaborate Using a range of tools - more social media Across time & distance PLNs http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenwarburton/5870909268/Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 16. Where to... Virtual worlds http://www.minecraft.net/ Simulations Role plays http://www.questatlantis.org/ Solve problems collaboratively http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Second_Life_EducationTuesday, 26 June 12
  • 17. Horizon... <1 year: Mobile apps Tablet computing 2-3 years: Game-based learning Personal learning environments 4-5 years: Augmented reality Gesture-based computing http://www.nmc.org/news/its-here-releases-horizon-report-2012-k-12-edition http://www.flickr.com/photos/dopamind/4849524717/Tuesday, 26 June 12
  • 18. The Machine Stops @carolskyring cskyring@learntel.com.auTuesday, 26 June 12