Info literacy, research, validation, authentication of facts
Negotiation and collaboration
(Tapscott) Whereas previous generations value loyalty, seniority, security and authority, t he NetGen’s norms reflect a desire for creativity, social connectivity, fun, freedom, speed, and diversity in their workplaces.
Computer software is central in the learning sciences because the visual and processing power of today’s personal computers supports deep learning :
Computers support reflection in a combination of visual and verbal modes
Internet-based networks of learners can share and combine their developing understandings and benefit from the power of collaborative learning
from Cambridge Handbook of Learning Sciences, p. 5
Cool Tools & Online Social Spaces Social Spaces
Skype - Webcasting - Podcasting
Content-Learning Management Systems
Personal Learning Environments
Shared online learning spaces provide opportunities for students to " be human together " (Siemens)
Karen Guth - teacher at Neveh Channah School in Etzion Bloc, Israel :"I would say that this became a project that engaged the minds, skills, and hearts of our students. It turned the English Bagrut project into an international research, writing, thinking, and teaching opportunity ."
"From all of the work that we have done with other students, I have learned how to look over other people's work and let them edit my own.”
It’s all about AUDIENCE Moist Continental LCC Blogs
Caveats: Limitations to Global Projects Limitations to Global Projects
2 Kinds of Relationships between partnering schools - how to bridge this gap?
The Haves - making it meaningful; anticipating cultural differences
The Have Nots - differences in edu standards, cost of bandwidth & hardware
At 59 million, teachers are the largest professionally-trained group in the world
100 million children do not go to school, 66% - girls 850 million illiterate adults HIV-AIDS infections, domestic violence, the sex trade, military gangs are dominated by the undereducated … and the key to social and economic development