Learning in the 21st Century - What the Digital Natives are saying about it

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The mobility of digital technologies creates intriguing opportunities for new forms of learning because they change the nature of the physical relations between teachers, learners, and the objects of …

The mobility of digital technologies creates intriguing opportunities for new forms of learning because they change the nature of the physical relations between teachers, learners, and the objects of learning.

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  • 1. LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURYWhat the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 2. What are we talking about?Electronic LearningNomad LearningMobile Learning Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 3. Who are we talking about?Generation XAge groupSocial and economic circumstancesCognitive circumstances: the learner profileGeneration YAge groupSocial and economic circumstancesCognitive circumstances: the learner profile Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 4. Generation XDigital needs of Generation XHybrid learning Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 5. Generation YDigital needs of Generation YMobile learning Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 6. What distinguishes us GenX Digital Native• Conventional speed • High speed• Mono speed (everything has to go fast)• Linear approaches • Multi-tasking• Strong reading skills • Non-linear approaches• Stand alone • Iconic skills• Competitive • Always connected• Behavioural learning • Collaborative• Separating learning and • Learning by searching playing • Learning through playing• Internalized learning • Externalized learning (learning for oneself) (sharing with others)• Lives in reality • Preference for a fantasy world Learning in the 21st Century Source: Veen, Wim, Homo Zappiens: Learning and What the Digital Natives are saying about it Knowlege: The Digital Mindset, 2006
  • 7. What does the Digital Native do?Plays electronic gamesCommunicates in writing(typing, texting) 24/7Adept at f2f, he has hundreds ofvirtual friendsLearns by trial & error,not user manuals Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 8. How does the Digital Native learn? Not only does he learn while playing, but he also enjoys changing the rules of play!Source: Veen, Wim, Homo Zappiens: Learningand Knowlege: The Digital Mindset, 2006 Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 9. Who are his friends? Rather than playing alone, he could have a hundred friends… throughout the world!Source: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/ Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 10. He is a consumer of mass communication productsVideos MusicFilms Radio: Anywhere, anytime Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 11. He finds everything he wants!The Digital Native does not hesitate to share and make changes to theworks he finds or even to become a co-author! No need for permission ;-) Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 12. No rest for his friends! The Digital Native has hundreds of friends throughout the world. He is available on his mobile and on the Internet 24/7. Image ource: http://empoweredteensandparents.com/He is able to have conversations with more than a dozen friends at a time while never losing track of what is being discussed. Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 13. The Digital Native learns… Learning in the 21st CenturySource: Veen, Wim, Homo Zappiens: Learningand Knowlege: The Digital Mindset, 2006 What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 14. The Learning ProfileThe Digital Native has a cognitive structure which permits him to:• Quickly understand the content with the help of icons• Multi-task• Mentally create blocks of information in a disconnected way (surfing the web), not in a linear way Image source: http://blog.iqmatrix.com/mind-map/steve-jobs-quotes Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 15. Recommendations Preference for contents and activities which allow multi-tasking. Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about itImage source: http://www.detailsinretail.com/blog/
  • 16. Recommendations Use of mind map software programs. Image source: http://www.ebsi.umontreal.ca Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 17. Being mobile at the museumBest PracticeMobile Learning Institute at the Smithsonian http://newlearninginstitute.org/digital-media-programs/museum- programs/smithsonian-institution Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 18. Being mobile at the museumMuseum of Fine Arts in Boston http://www.mfa.org/explore/MFA-guide Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 19. Being mobile at the museumField Museum http://fieldmuseum.org/about/specimania Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 20. Being mobile at the museumPatton students produce museum video http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/features/x1221864670/ Patton-students-produce-museum-video Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 21. Being mobile in the classroomConnected to class 24 hours a day (video: 2:27)http://greenville.wzzm13.com/news/education/66458-connected-class-24-hours-day?odyssey=tab|topnews|bc|large Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 22. Being mobile in the classroomDigital technology used throughout schools http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/news/x1882850236 /Digital-technology-used-throughout-schools Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 23. Pedagogical advantages of mobile technology in museums• Mobile technology can increase visitor engagement with the physical environment (Naismith et al. 2005)• Increase confidence, motivation and involvement of visitors, students and staff (Burkett 2005)• Easy access to mobile technology and mobility at a relatively low cost (Rey, Coen 2011)• Ability to learn anytime, anywhere (Miller 2012)• A flexibility within the possible pedagogical applications (various spatial layouts, groupe work) (Rey, Coen 2011)• Continuous learning in and outside of the classroom (mobility) (Rey, Coen 2011)• Allows technology to be used in a way that naturally ties into learning activities, guaranteeing a more integrated use of the mobile technology (Rey, Coen 2011) Learning in the 21st Century What the Digital Natives are saying about it
  • 24. TO LEARN MORE….BibliographyCoen, P., Rey, J. (2011, July 3). Regards croisés entre professeurs et élèves sur l’intégrationde l’iPod Touch comme outil d’apprentissage : première expérience et perspectives futures,frantice.net(3), 6-18. Retrieved April 19, 2012, from frantice.net.Miller, A., Infobourg. (2012, April 19). L’apprentissage mobile : un potentiel énorme. RetrievedApril 19, 2012, from : http://www.infobourg.com/2012/04/10/apprentissage-mobile/.Naismith, L. & Smith, P (2009). Using Mobile Technologies for Multimedia Tours in aTraditional Museum Setting. In M. Ally (Ed.), Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery ofEducation and Training (pp. 247-264). Edmonton, AB: AU Press, Athabasca University.Mlearning Exampleshttp://cc.mlearnopedia.com/examples/