Empowering teachers to meet the digital native learners

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Empowering teachers to meet the digital native learners

  1. 1. Empowering Teachers to Meet the Digital Native Learners International E-Learning Conference 2011 Muang Thong Thani, Thailand 13.1.2011 Hanna Teräs – Tampere University of Applied Sciences Marjatta Myllylä – Tampere University of Applied Sciences Marko Teräs – Emergent, Canopy & Understory Ltd.
  2. 2. What is going on?Who are digital natives?What does it have to do with us? Image: Wayan Vota
  3. 3. The world of work used to look like this.
  4. 4. Image: theeferNow it looks more like this.
  5. 5. Image: ShuichiroClassrooms used to look like this.
  6. 6. Image: Valley Library / Oregon State UniversityAnd they still do.
  7. 7. New types of skills are needed✦ Collaboration skills✦ Creative problem solving✦ Innovation skills✦ Initiative✦ Social and cultural skills✦ Responsibility Image: theonlyoneEg. Trilling & Fadel, 2009
  8. 8. What are digital natives like? Global Innovation thinking & creativity Tolerance Appreciateof diversity freedom of choice Image: eflon Natural collaborators (Tapscott 2009)
  9. 9. Image: bpsusf Companies face recruiting problems -too many graduates are lacking these skills (Robinson 2001)
  10. 10. Marko’s course:“Social Media Supporting Success and Professional Growth” for BBA students
  11. 11. CollaborativeMedia literacy information search Open ended tasks in social media environmentsCollaborative Personal professional writing web presence
  12. 12. Image: arimoore
  13. 13. Teachers learn from theirteachers who have learnedfrom their teachers who havelearned from their teachers...The conception of a goodteacher is passed on to onegeneration after another.
  14. 14. Open social Ongoing media dialogic environments evaluation New Authenticenquiry-based approach to Team learning learning teacher and facilitating education Collaborative Networking knowledge construction
  15. 15. Teachers vs. digital natives? Global Innovation thinking & creativity Tolerance Appreciateof diversity freedom of choice Image: eflon Natural collaborators (Tapscott 2009)
  16. 16. Teachers vs. digital natives? Global Open-endedness networks and defining one’s through goals: innovation social media and creative solutions Team learning Freedom of and dialogue: choice in working diversity and methods andshared expertise Image: RuffLife learning paths Collaborative knowledge construction and creation of content
  17. 17. Conclusions✦ Changed working environment✦ Digital native skills: support not suffocate!✦ Social media assisted teacher education program: empowering teachers to meet the digital native learners Image: Rickydavid
  18. 18. Thank you!Contact usHanna Teräshanna.teras@tamk.fiwww.hannateras.comMarko Teräsmarko.teras@emergentcanopy.comwww.markoteras.com

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