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Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration
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Presentation to the ACT School Principals Conference, 17 August 2011. Topic: Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration

Presentation to the ACT School Principals Conference, 17 August 2011. Topic: Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration

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  • 1. Digital learning futures: Communication and collaboration <br />ACT Principals Conference 2011<br />17 August 2011<br />Professor Robert Fitzgerald<br />University of Canberra<br />
  • 2. Time to rethink<br />The emerging forms of interactive media, information communication technologies and social networking are reshaping almost every aspect of our work and social life<br />These new practices and literacieschallenge our traditional ideas about the form and function of education<br />New opportunities for participation and interactionare arising from virtual communities of interest where users are active content creators re-mixing, re-purposing and re-distributing content<br />Technology is quite clearly much more than just a tool but can be an evocative object to think with and an engine of social and cultural change <br />2<br />
  • 3. Waves of change<br />Source: Findlay, J. (2008). Learning as a game: exploring cultural differences between teachers and learners using a team learning system, PhD thesis, School of Economics and Information Systems, University of Wollongong.<br />3<br />
  • 4. The rise of complex communicative thinking<br />Source: Autor, David, Richard J. Murnane, and Frank Levy, “The Skill Content of Recent Technological<br />Change: An Empirical Exploration.” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 118(4), November 2003,<br />1279–1334<br />4<br />
  • 5. ICT &amp; The Goldilocks Principle (Just right)<br />Index of ICT Internet/entertainment use<br />Index of ICT program/software use<br />Students reporting a moderate use of computers to perform a range of tasks<br />Source: OECD (2005) Are students ready for a technology-rich world? What PISA studies tell us, Figure 4.6, p.65.<br />
  • 6. Other leaders have said similar …<br />6<br />
  • 7. “Quick, turn something on…I’m starting to think”<br />Homer Simpson<br />7<br />
  • 8. We need imaginative pedagogy &amp; design<br />It is “flexible purposing” that characterizes imaginative pedagogy, with its openness to discovery unpredictability and surprise (Eisner, 2009, p.8). Process is valued over outcomes<br />Teachers help students to “work at the edge of incompetence” and to view their work as “temporary experimental accomplishments” (Eisner, 2003, p.379)<br />“Flexible purposing is opportunistic; it capitalizes on the emergent features appearing within a field of relationships. It is not rigidly attached to predefined aims when the possibility of better ones emerges” [Dewey (1938) quoted in Eisner, 2003, p.378]<br />8<br />
  • 9. Planning for ICT<br />Focus our attention, not narrow our focus<br />Source: Mishra, P., &amp; Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A new framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record. 108(6), 1017-1054. <br />9<br />
  • 10. INSPIRE<br />A Centre for ICT in Education: Pedagogy, Practice and Research <br />
  • 11. INSPIRE<br />The University of Canberra has received a $7.2 million grant to establish the INSPIRE Centre<br />a centre to advance research and development on the innovative application of information and communications in formal and informal educational settings <br />$5 million grant from the Capital Development Pool program (DEEWR)<br />a joint venture between the University of Canberra, ACTDET and ACT Government<br />Engaged multi award-winning architects Cox Humphries Moss<br />Project managed by Manteena<br />Promoting a vision for educating with technology in the 21st Century <br />11<br />
  • 12. INSPIRE<br />INSPIRE will focus on innovative, good practice pedagogy that utilises ICT to enhance student learning outcomes<br />Our research will inform a range of professional learning programs for both pre service and practising teachers <br />Research themes will be further developed in conjunction with ACTDET but will include: <br />development of virtual learning environments and mobile learning application<br />development of frameworks to support the pedagogical applications of ICT (e.g. TPACK)<br />application of ICT to support design thinking and educational design<br />the use of ICT to support collaborative knowledge building in professional learning and educational leadership<br />work on mobile learning, designing agile learning spaces and augmented reality applications (New grant recently awarded – ARStudio)<br />12<br />
  • 13. 13<br />Designed for learning and research<br />
  • 14. Inspired learning<br />Making learning visible<br />Artist’s impression<br />
  • 15. A collaborative space<br />
  • 16. A research commons<br />
  • 17. An internal city<br />
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  • 20. Exhibition: Past, present and future<br />
  • 21. INSPIRE building progress<br />view photostream<br />pics by munnerley<br />
  • 22. NW View of INSPIRE<br />pics by munnerley<br />
  • 23. Collaborative &amp; flexi-space<br />Also visible is the flight lounge mezzanine<br />pics by munnerley<br />
  • 24. 2nd floor view over collaborative space<br />pics by munnerley<br />
  • 25. TEAL Room<br />Technology-enhanced Active Learning (see MIT)<br />pics by munnerley<br />
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  • 30. The future is here…its just not evenly distributed yet<br />William Gibson author of Neuromancer (1984)<br />
  • 31. http://www.slideshare.net/rfitzgerald/<br />or<br />http://tinyurl.com/3h5qfn4<br />
  • 32. More information<br />Professor Robert Fitzgerald PhdDirector INSPIRE Centre for ICT in EducationOffice of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)University of Canberra Bruce ACT 2600 AUSTRALIAPhone +61 417023539Email robert.fitzgerald@canberra.edu.au<br />Mark Christian<br />Manager, Educational DevelopmentPhone +61 418267757Email mark.christian@canberra.edu.au   <br />Jacinta Spinks<br />Project OfficerOffice of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education)University of Canberra, Australia, 2601Phone +61 26206 3965Email  jacinta.spinks@canberra.edu.au<br />Jessica Schumann<br />Communications Officer<br />Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)<br />Phone +61 2 6201 5047 <br />Email jessica.schumann@canberra.edu.au  <br />

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