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A presentation I gave on 20 September 2010 in the LearnIT strand of the World Computer Congress (http://www.wcc2010.com/) held in Brisbane, Australia. …

A presentation I gave on 20 September 2010 in the LearnIT strand of the World Computer Congress (http://www.wcc2010.com/) held in Brisbane, Australia.

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  • 1. Vision of the Future: Where will eLearning be in 2020? Carol Skyring LearnTel, Australia cskyring@learntel.com.au
  • 2. “…the future has been a disappointment” John Gardner Queen’s University, Belfast 1995 Cited in http://hdl.handle.net/2428/8061
  • 3. Video removed see Mr Winkle Wakes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm1sCsl2MQY
  • 4. Where have we been? Where are we now? Where is it heading? Effect on education? Key factors for success
  • 5. Where have we been ?
  • 6. Thaumatrope: 1825 Phenakistoscope: 1832 Zoopraxiscope: 1879
  • 7. Mid 1800s prediction Frustrated and enraged at obtaining so many crossed visual lines, a man hurls his chair at le tele. An observation by Robida that while tremendous strides may be made in technology, human behaviour changes not in the slightest.
  • 8. Late1900s
  • 9. Where are we now ?
  • 10. 2000-2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxypar4/2124673642/
  • 11. Telepresence Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allow a person to to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance that they were present, or to have an effect, at a location other than their true location. Wikipedia
  • 12. (Tele)Presence • A group of 'presence' technologies & standards that let applications know: - where you are - what you're doing - what kind of communications you're prepared to receive.
  • 13. Virtual Worlds Second Life: - Total accounts: over 18 million - Users last 60 days: 1,366,528 - Online 1pm today: 54,526 - Over 700 universities have campuses - New institutions just in 2nd life
  • 14. PLNs http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696/ Warlick, D. (2009). Grow your personal learning network: New technologies can keep you connected and help you manage information overload. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(6) p. 15
  • 15. Where is it heading ?
  • 16. In 2020 • Children currently in Year 1 will be entering the workforce • Some parents of Year 1 students are currently finishing school • More over 65s than under 16s* • Younger, less experienced teachers* * in 2020 Vision: Report of the Teaching and Learning in 2020 Review Group, Department for Education and Skills, UK
  • 17. Video removed see Joe’s Non-Netbook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhpmEZWuRQ
  • 18. eLearning PLN Mobile Virtual Worlds
  • 19. Personalised Learning • Learner centred • Knowledge centred • Assessment centred (formative & summative) 2020 Vision: Report of the Teaching and Learning in 2020 Review Group http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/learningtechnologies/files/links/2020_Vision.pdf.
  • 20. The mobile device will be the world’s primary connection tool to the Internet in 2020. From ‘Did You Know 4.0’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8
  • 21. Click on the video screen below to access a video introduction or the weekly podcast.
  • 22. Videoconference from real life to 2nd life
  • 23. Video removed see MPK20 - Sun's Virtual Workspace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K_yLMMHTmE
  • 24. Effect on education ?
  • 25. What does this mean for students? • Rich learning environment • Lots of interaction • Instant responses to queries • Anywhere & anytime
  • 26. Higher Ed • Today students choose: - The courses they study - The campus they attend • Tomorrow courses will be accessible from anywhere • In the future students will choose with whom they study NOT where
  • 27. Schools • Global connections with other classes • Content from sources around the world • Virtual excursions
  • 28. What does this mean for teachers? • New ways of teaching • New ways of structuring learning • Always on? - Anywhere - Anyone - Anytime - 24/7
  • 29. Key factors for success ?
  • 30. • Appropriate and effective use: - Is this the RIGHT tool - A combination • Pedagogical issues: - How can I BEST teach this - Instructional design • Environment - Ease of use • Support for instructors and students: - Professional development
  • 31. • Provide learning solutions NOT technological ones • Technology is your slave - not your master • Design great learning experiences
  • 32. We are currently preparing students for jobs & technologies that don’t yet exist..... in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
  • 33. We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
  • 34. Video removed see A Brave New Worlds Wide Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPQ4Qr8xks
  • 35. Be brave! http://videoconference.edublogs.org cskyring@learntel.com.au