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  1. 1. Edupreneurship Dr. Steven Hornik Kenneth Dixon School of Accounting University of Central Florida 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  2. 2. Edupreneurship <ul><li>“ is the relentless pursuit of opportunity, without regard to the resources currently controlled by the educational institution, without regard to the technology currently available to educators or their students and without regard to the technology educators and students are currently comfortable using”. (Robert Bloomfield/Byers Sellers 07/28/08 The Virtual Chalkboard ) </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  3. 3. Today’s Opportunities <ul><li>Communicate with Students </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with your Students </li></ul><ul><li>Engage your Students </li></ul><ul><li>Tools you control </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  4. 4. How Teaching Undergrad is changing <ul><li>Less Face-to-Face </li></ul><ul><li>More on-line </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May lead to isolation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less ability to interact with Professor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less interaction with students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Larger classes (my case) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 2007 - 293 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring 2008 - 194 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 2008 - 707 </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  5. 5. There is No Such Thing as a “Digital Native” <ul><li>I don’t use technology because </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are Used to it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students Demand/Expect it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I use technology if it supports my Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication is Key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engagement with topic is Key </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If Students can improve Learning Outcomes </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  6. 6. Tools I Use <ul><li>Communication Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor to Student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Camtasia Studio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and Delivery of online lectures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student to Instructor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Are the students understanding the material? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bi-Directional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meebo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web based Instant Message </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ What are you doing now” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Screen capture tool </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Course Delivery / Learning Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life™ </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  7. 7. Camtasia Studio <ul><li>Desktop capture utility that creates video for playback </li></ul><ul><li>Used for PowerPoint narration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Call-outs, Zoom In and Out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full control of output </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flash, iPod, WMV, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Produce once, output many times </li></ul></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  8. 8. Benefits to Online Lectures <ul><li>Break up long lectures into smaller more palatable chunks </li></ul><ul><li>Students can listen/view when they have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Distractions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students can rewind and watch over and over again. </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  9. 9. How often would you view one of the lectures? 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  10. 10. Concept Maps <ul><li>Institute for Human and Machine Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing & Representing Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Consist of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circles or Boxes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships between concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Line connecting concepts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linking words or phrases describing relationship </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propositions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two or more concepts connected using linking words </li></ul></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  11. 11. Concept Map <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchically structured </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More General Concepts at the Top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More Specific, less general at the Bottom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross-Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows how different concepts are related to each other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Theories </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical Structures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Places new knowledge in a framework </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Progressive Differentiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As understanding increases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More concepts, ideas (deeper) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrative Reconciliation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interrelationships discovered between concepts </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  12. 12. Student Maps <ul><li>Accrual Method of Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts Receivable </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting for Bonds </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  13. 13. Instant Messaging Before Meebo <ul><li>My IM account is via Yahoo, my user name is shornik </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I would get a handful of IM’s throughout a semester </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students don’t have Yahoo IM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students won’t get another IM account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I’d forget to turn on my IM </li></ul></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  14. 14. Meebo <ul><li>Web Based Instant Messaging </li></ul><ul><li>IM with any service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo, AIM, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber ... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrate IM into your course web-site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This was the key! </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  15. 15. 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008 Meebo In Action....
  16. 16. Twitter - What is it? <ul><li>LifeBlogging </li></ul><ul><li>Exchanging text messages with friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Via Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Via Phone! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are you doing? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In 140 characters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seems exceedingly dumb.... </li></ul><ul><li>At first </li></ul><ul><li>Then it becomes addictive </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  17. 17. Twitter 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  18. 18. Twitter – How can you use it? <ul><li>Wouldn’t it be great if our students thought about accounting ALL the time? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you used a classroom clicker to keep your students engaged? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Twitter Account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students follow your account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My personal account: shornik </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My class account: acg2021 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow your students account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then have some fun... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send students text messages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The bank reconciliation process requires adjustments to the bank and book balances, name the adjustments made to the bank balance. 12:10 PM February 20, 2008 from web </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  19. 19. Twitter - Responses 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  20. 20. Jing – What is it <ul><li>Developed by TechSmith </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers of Camtasia and SnagIt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ The always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere.” </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  21. 21. Jing <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  22. 22. Second Life ™ Really Engaging Accounting 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  23. 23. Second Life ™ Research Setting <ul><li>3-D Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) </li></ul><ul><li>Created by Linden Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Is Not a game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are no inherent goals or outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Virtual World </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your presence is represented by an Avatar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how you communicate and interact with other avatars and objects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All Content of the Virtual World is created by Residents who retain IP rights to their creations </li></ul><ul><li>Has a working Economy based on the Linden Dollar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current exchange rate ~$250L to $1 </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008 Robins Hermano
  24. 24. Second Life ™ Statistics <ul><li>14,445,712 Registered Users – July 22 nd 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>1,181,521 have logged on in last 60 days </li></ul><ul><li>Median Concurrency 51,406 </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  25. 25. Second Life ™ Education Stats <ul><li>Educational Islands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 2006 ~ 60 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>July 2008 ~ 1,200 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linden Lab CEO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education is one Killer App for Virtual Worlds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 of 20 top US Universities have land in Second Life ™ </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  26. 26. 3-D Accounting Equation <ul><li>The model allowed students to visualize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how a debit or credit would increase or decrease the different account types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the impact that increase or decrease would have on the accounting equation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As students interacted with the model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>they received feedback from the model (in the form of text chat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what a particular debit or credit transaction was doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>whether or not a particular transaction was balanced. </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
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  28. 28. Assignments 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  29. 29. Interactive T-Account <ul><li>Students become game pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Enables students to practice their understanding of the concept of normal account balances </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback is provided </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incorrect responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wrong side Correct type </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wrong type, Correct side </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wrong side, Wrong type </li></ul></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
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  33. 33. T-Account Data 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  34. 34. Student Study Groups 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
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  36. 36. Follow my Journey <ul><li> </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  37. 37. Second Life Resources <ul><li>Second Life™ Educators (SLED) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SLED Blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Media Consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SimTeach Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008
  38. 38. Student Rank of Most Useful Tools 06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008 Fall 2007 Spring 2008
  39. 39. Be an Edupreneur! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>06/04/09 CTLA Anaheim August 2008