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    1. 1. The Digital Generation Nick Hodge Professional Geek, Microsoft Australia Slide version 1.2
    2. 2. Who is Nick Hodge? <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 100 Bloggers in Australia, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21+ years of IT Industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(including Apple, Adobe) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grad Dip Tech Mgmt, MBA (Tech Mgmt), La Trobe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 rd Wave and 4 th Wave of Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Global Connectivity is transforming life & work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History: language, writing, printing press, internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now at Microsoft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft is at the pivot-point of many technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft technology is a part of our daily lives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is a Professional Geek? </li></ul>
    3. 3. 1974 & 2007 Source ABS
    4. 4. Microsoft Australia: Education <ul><li>Unlimited Potential (UP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US$250million, 5 year program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners-in-Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It encompasses several programs through which Microsoft is committing $10 million in cash and resources over five years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovative Teachers Network, Award </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A program that supports excellence in integrating ICT into the curriculum. Teachers can visit our secure online portal for resources, professional development and collaboration tools. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft co-sponsor of VITTA 2007 Awards </li></ul>
    5. 5. Microsoft Partners in Learning: Victoria <ul><li>Creating centres for ICT best practice CeLL started in 2005 with 28 primary and secondary schools across Victoria. Each received professional learning via conferences and leadership forums, with opportunities to explore emerging technologies such as PDAs and interactive white boards. </li></ul><ul><li>Barwon South West , Grampians Region , Eastern Metropolitan , Gippsland , Hume , Loddon Mallee, Northern Metropolitan , Southern Metropolitan , Western Metropolitan </li></ul>
    6. 6. A New Education Environment Secure Environment Manage Information Build Connections Improve Operations Find, use, share – Create and inspire Proliferation of form factors and networks Knowledge assets Reduce costs Need to keep systems up and running Team collaboration Protection against threats
    8. 8. Today <ul><li>As younger people reveal their private lives on the Internet, the older generation looks on with alarm and misapprehension not seen since the early days of rock and roll. The future belongs to the uninhibited. </li></ul><ul><li>As Clay Shirky points out, “All that stuff the elders said about rock and roll? They pretty much nailed it. Miscegenation, teenagers running wild, the end of marriage!” </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Digital Generation Gap <ul><li>Let’s think about Elvis for a moment </li></ul><ul><li>“ Big media no longer controls the conversation” </li></ul><ul><li>The size and impact of Live Messenger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of 90% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stats: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace: >100 million users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube: >100 million clips watched daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs: >70 million </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Literacy Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students : Emotional maturity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone older than 25 : Digital skills </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Myspace <ul><li>“ If you are not in MySpace, you don’t exist” </li></ul><ul><li>55% of online teens aged 12-17 have created profiles on social network sites with 64% of teens 15-17 </li></ul><ul><li>Younger boys are more likely to participate than younger girls (46% vs. 44%) but older girls are far more likely to participate than older boys (70% vs. 57%) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Identity ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Source: boyd, danah. (in press) “Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life.” MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Learning, Identity Volume (ed. David Buckingham). </li></ul>
    11. 11. Self-Learning Resources <ul><li>Digital Generation Gap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Difference of Opinion” : Growing Up in the Digital Age </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Edublogs, </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From What is RSS? </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Scale Quality Education Outcomes <ul><li>Individualised learning once produced fine craftsmen. The master taught the apprentice. Only a few had the time or opportunity to gain the depth of knowledge needed to achieve excellence, and excellence was rare. Then industrial-age minds saw scale economies in teaching many people at once. Learning became institutionalised, and the individual either adapted to the teacher and the standard material being taught or missed out. Now... learning can again become individualised , and again produce excellence. </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Commission on Technology and Adult Learning </li></ul>
    13. 13. Book to Read: <ul><li>The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman </li></ul><ul><li>Learning how to learn is critical </li></ul><ul><li>CQ+PQ > IQ </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of Education in a flat world </li></ul>
    14. 14. Multi-Literacies for 21 st Century <ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Financial, Economic & Business Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Ref: </li></ul>
    15. 15. 21 st Century Teachers Understand <ul><li>Technology does not replace teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Just as “the world is becoming flat” : this impacts teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alliances inside and outside teaching fraternity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology generates a glut of information, but it may not be pedagogically wise </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers become pedagogical design experts, using technology </li></ul><ul><li>(Fullan 1998) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Personalised Learning Experiences
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