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Presentation given at the Inclusive eLearning Showcase in Melbourne (Dec 5th, 07)

Presentation given at the Inclusive eLearning Showcase in Melbourne (Dec 5th, 07)

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    Tools For Engagement Tools For Engagement Presentation Transcript

    • TOOLS FOR ENGAGEMENT http://flickr.com/photos/7447470@N06/1345266896/ Inclusive eLearning Showcase Melbourne 5/12/07
    • Multiple Venue Presentation (MVP)
      • A blending of live online and face to face events
    • MULTIPLE VENUE PRESENTATIONS (MVPs) remote students guest lecturer CLASSROOM/ F2F VENUE public space
    •  
    • A GLOBAL AUDIENCE?
      • YouTube - http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =QjA5faZF1A8
      • Performance by a 13 yr old Korean boy
      • Dec 4 th , 2007: 33,001,568 views; 134,054 comments
      • That’s more than the populations of
        • Australia 20.1 m
        • Israel 5.7m Denmark 5.3m Finland 5.1m New Zealand 3.6m Ireland 3.6m, etc
    •  
    • ARE YOU ENGAGED RIGHT NOW?
    • The Primary Tool of Engagement is: YOU
    • The Primary Tool of Engagement is: YOU LOOK AFTER THE AFFECTIVE DOMAIN
    • Some Stories (1)
      • eLearning for Youth (2005)
    • Some Stories (1)
      • eLearning for Youth (2005)
      Moral: get students out of the classroom and engaged in real world tasks
    • Some Stories (2)
      • David Jonassen - Constructivism
    • Some Stories (2)
      • David Jonassen - Constructivism
      Moral: get students working on real problems; They can and will collaborate on tasks that are relevant to them.
    •  
    • Some Stories (3)
      • US street kids and art.
    • Some Stories (3)
      • US street kids and art.
      Moral: have faith in students to do something of value
    • Some Stories (4)
      • LeFevre High School Student:
      • “ For years I was asked to do stuff I wasn’t interested in and wasn’t good at.”
    • Some Stories (4)
      • LeFevre High School Student.
      • “ For years I was asked to do stuff I wasn’t interested in and wasn’t good at.”
      Moral: get students working on stuff they are interested in
    • Some Stories (5)
      • Low level ESL students and Current Affairs.
    • Some Stories (5)
      • Low level ESL students and Current Affairs.
      Moral: assume ALL students have something to say about the bigger issues (politics, society, morality, etc)
    •  
    • Audacity
    • Why Media?
      • Adrian Miles (RMIT):
      • “ make our institution…more porous to the students’ private technologies – their mobile phones, their laptops and their cameras.”
      • Innate human desire/need to create
      • Ubiquity and ease of participatory media enables creation of art, film, documents, course content, assessments, etc
    • Media Creation Tools
      • Audacity
      • ccMixter (collaborative music making online)
      • PhotoStory
      • MovieMaker - example
      • Animoto - example
      • The mobile phone:
        • Photos to FlickR
        • Movies to moblog.co.uk
      • Voice Thread
      • FlickR Tools (bighugelabs.com) HERE
        • Mosaic
        • Business cards
        • Billboards, etc
      • Blogs, Wikis, Podcast sites (Podomatic, Odeo)
    • Publicise Student Work
      • Post to blog, podcast, or wiki sites, and
      • Ask your networks to view and comment:
      • “ Thank you so much for being such supportive, all of you! I hope to continue my learning process and get ready to speak and write in English. I was really surprised to see all the people who wrote about our wiki. It's so cool because it was from all different places of the world... I think that's so great! :)” (Maria, Venezuela)
    • Virtual Classrooms
      • Games (Ken Gooding)
      • Invited Speakers; ‘chatting with heroes’ (AFL Footballers, Philip Nietzsche for Mature Age students  , Tom Dawkins [Vibewire] – may engage for Gen Y)
    • Social Justice
      • Vibewire - Australia
      • Kiva (international)
      • http:// kiva.org /
    • Course Content
      • Toolboxes
      • Audio
      • Surveys!
      Click pic above for Audio from Glenda McPherson
    • Survey Tools Eg Zoomerang Survey Monkey More at http:// users.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/mfo/zoom/results.htm
    • Course Content
      • Toolboxes
      • Audio
      • Surveys!
      • Second Life
      Click pic above for Audio from Glenda McPherson
    • Second Life See Second Life in Education
    • F.U.N (frivolous unanticipated nonsense!)
      • Jigsaw ( http://www.jigzone.com/ )
      • Chat with Alice the Robot
      • Other bots at http://www.sitepal.com/ , http://oddcast.com/home/ , Codebaby ( http:// www.codebaby.com/solutions/elearning.html ) (not free)
        • Google Fights (eg. ‘what will you do’ v ‘what are you going to do’; people)
      • Scrabulous
      • Drawing software (isketch.com)
      • etc
    • SCRABULOUS
    • Engagement for what?
    • Image courtesy of Marg O’Connell @ The Web: inspiring great online teaching
    • How hard do you push?
    • How hard do you push? “ We have to teach them to take responsibility.” (Jackie Pedley)
    • Goal Setting Present Goal What are the steps to get from HERE, to HERE?
    • When all is done and dusted…..
      • Resume/portfolio to document what has been learned
    •  
    • The excellent eteacher:
      • has an online presence/website (eg course homepage on LMS, or own website, blog, etc)
      • Knows how to use technology for delivery and assessment and therefore has a blog, a wiki, or podcast site
      • Includes media in delivery and production of teaching materials and student assessment
      • Models and teaches digital literacy
        • Creates and provides digital resources
        • Teaches search, validation, and verification skills
        • Employs and models RSS as a means of aggregating and distributing content
    • The excellent eteacher:
      • Teaches about, and employs collaborative approaches
      • Acknowledges the nature and influence of horizontal learning (multitasking)
      • Knows when to encourage vertical learning
      • Switches between sage and guide as appropriate
    • The excellent eteacher:
      • Knows when to call in the wisdom of the experts to balance the wisdom of the crowd
      • Acknowledges the value of informal learning
      • Accepts that engaging learners is necessary (and that probably means using technology)
    • The excellent eteacher:
      • Acknowledges that students may assess the value of a resource via their networks rather than accept the word of the expert (teacher/lecturer)
      • Uses social bookmarking for collective mining and sharing of resources
      • Is a good (and frequent) online communicator
      • Knows how to effectively combine synchronous and asynchronous modes of delivery
      • Is able to teach in a virtual classroom/web conferencing environment (eg Centra, Elluminate, etc)
      • Must be e-connected and draw on the resources of their networks to remain current (and demonstrate to students)
    • Engaged Learners are
      • Supported
      • Respected
      • Empowered
      • Valued
      • Liked
      • challenged
      • Perform activities that are:
      • Task-oriented
      • challenging
      • student-centred
      • Authentic
      • FUN
      • And it all starts with YOU (the teacher)
      (Photo courtesy of Ron Oliver)
    • thank you [email_address]