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  • 1. Communications Trends Affecting  g Business… and Education 21st Century Learning Conference  June 12, 2009 Jeffrey Stewart Chief Technical Officer Trekk Cross-Media Cross Media
  • 2. Agenda • Changes and Trends Changes and Trends • Five Technologies – Ubi it Ubiquitous Broadband B db d – The Searchable Web – Social Media Networks – Ask, Find, Collaborate – Tele‐Presence in the Cloud • My Three Hiring Criteria
  • 3. The More Things Change The More Things Change “Students today can t prepare bark to Students can’t calculate their problems. They depend upon their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when their slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!” Teachers Conference, 1703
  • 4. The More Things Change The More Things Change “Students today depend upon paper Students too much. They don’t know how to write on slate without chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t clean a slate properly What will they do properly. when they run out of paper?” Principal’s Association, 1815 p ,
  • 5. The More Things Change The More Things Change “Students today depend too much Students upon ink. They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil. pencil ” National Association of Teachers, 1907
  • 6. The More Things Change The More Things Change “Students today depend too much Students upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own When own. they run out of ink they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education.” The Rural American Teacher 1929 R ral Teacher,
  • 7. The More Things Change The More Things Change “Students today depend upon these expensive fountain pens. They can no longer write with a straight pen and nib, (not to mention sharpening their own quills). We parents must not allow them to wallow in such luxury to the detriment of learning how to cope in the real business world, which is not so extravagant.” PTA Gazette, 1941
  • 8. The More Things Change The More Things Change “Ballpoint pens will be the ruin of Ballpoint education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The American virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries ” luxuries. Federal Teacher 1950 Teacher,
  • 9. The More They Stay The Same The More They Stay The Same “Twitter is a passing Twitter is a passing   fad that is sweeping  the nation the nation” John Stewart, 2009
  • 10. quot;Technology will never replace people. People who use technology will replace people who don't.quot;
  • 11. New Vocabulary Words New Vocabulary Words Accessible Satellite Imagery ibl lli Portable Digital Media Players P t bl Di it l M di Pl Blogs RSS BlackBerry Satellite Radio Bluetooth Second Life Cable modem/DSL Smart Wireless Phones Facebook Text Messaging HD TV, Blue Ray DVD USB flash/thumb drives Home Networking H N t ki TiVo iPod YouTube Google Video Chat GPS Voice Over IP MySpace Wikipedia MP3 Xbox MP4 Wii
  • 12. Shortened Adoption Curve Shortened Adoption Curve
  • 13. Mass Media Bubble Mass Media Bubble
  • 14. Presidential Campaign Tech Presidential Campaign Tech “Thomas Jefferson used newspapers to win the presidency, F.D.R. used  radio to change the way he governed, J.F.K. was the first president to  understand television, and Howard Dean saw the value of the  understand  and Howard Dean saw the value of the Web for raising money. But Senator Barack Obama understood that  you could use the Web to  you could use the Web to lower the cost of building a political  lower the cost of building a political brand, create a  sense of connection and engagement,  and dispense with the command and control method of governing to  p g g allow people to self‐organize to do the work.”    ‐ The New York Times
  • 15. 5 Technologies 5 Technologies – Ubiquitous Broadband Connectivity Ubiquitous Broadband Connectivity – The Searchable Web – Social Media Networks Social Media Networks – Ask, Find, Collaborate – Tele Presence in the Cloud Tele‐Presence in the Cloud
  • 16. Ubiquitous Broadband Connectivity Ubiquitous Broadband Connectivity • 3G and 4G Wireless 3G and 4G Wireless – 300 to 30000 Kbps – Anytime Anywhere Anytime, Anywhere • Fiber Optic Cable  – 10/100/1000 Mbps / / • Local Networks – 1 to 10 Gbps
  • 17. Some Broadband Apps Some Broadband Apps • Teleconferencing • Real Time Messaging • Smart Media Devices S di i • Unified Communications • Network Consolidation • Remote Review/Approval Remote Review/Approval • Web Portals and Apps
  • 18. YouTube
  • 19. Hulu Desktop
  • 20. Netflix via XBox Netflix via XBox
  • 21. Broadband Penetration Broadband Penetration
  • 22. Cost of Speed Cost of Speed
  • 23. Lost Opportunities? Lost Opportunities?
  • 24. The Searchable Web The Searchable Web • Yahoo • AOL • Alta‐Vista l i • MSN • Google • WolframAlpha • Bing
  • 25. Current Market Share Current Market Share
  • 26. Did You Google It? Did You Google It?
  • 27. Wolfram Alpha Wolfram Alpha
  • 28. Microsoft Bing Microsoft Bing
  • 29. Kindle DX Textbook Kindle DX Textbook
  • 30. Social Media Networks
  • 31. More than 200 million active users
  • 32. More than 100 million logging on daily
  • 33. More than 2/3rds are outside of college
  • 34. Facebook is growing by over 700,000 users a day
  • 35. What is the Deal with Twitter? What is the Deal with Twitter?
  • 36. Twitter in Education Twitter in Education http://www.business‐strategy‐innovation.com/2009/06/twitter‐in‐classroom.html  htt // b i t t i ti /2009/06/t itt i l ht l
  • 37. Ways to use Twitter in Academia Ways to use Twitter in Academia • Class Chatter Class Chatter • Follow a Famous Follow a Famous  • Classroom Community Person • Get a Sense of the Get a Sense of the  • Grammar World • Rule Based Writing • Track a Word Track a Word • Maximizing the Maximizing the  • Track a Conference Teachable Moment • Instant Feedback Instant Feedback • Public NotePad • Follow a Professional • Writing Assignments http://twitter.com/academicdave htt //t itt / d i d
  • 38. Ask, Find, Collaborate Ask, Find, Collaborate
  • 39. Wikipedia
  • 40. Curriki.org
  • 41. Basecamp
  • 42. Ning
  • 43. Tele‐Presence in the Cloud Tele Presence in the Cloud
  • 44. White House Using Google Moderator  For Town Hall Meeting  ll • 104,129 question  • 3,607,837 votes  , , • 67,000 viewers  • Google Moderator Google Moderator • YouTube • AppEngine
  • 45. Remote Presence Remote Presence
  • 46. MacBook Air
  • 47. Google Wave Google Wave
  • 48. Business Adaptation Business Adaptation • Self Directed Work Groups Self Directed Work Groups • Flat Organizations • Set Expectations not Process S i • Dynamic Project Teams • Limited Organizational Boundaries • Tools are More Important than Locations Tools are More Important than Locations • Global Freelance Project Based Economy
  • 49. ISBE Six Essentials in a Tech Society ISBE Six Essentials in a Tech Society • Information Seeker, Navigator and Evaluator Information Seeker Navigator and Evaluator • Critical Thinker, Analyzer and Selector • Creator of Knowledge C f l d • Effective Communicator • Technologist • Responsible Citizen Responsible Citizen
  • 50. Six technologies soon to affect  education d • C ll b ti Collaborative  environments • Online communication Online communication  New report describes  tools the emerging  g g • Mobile devices Mobile devices  technologies that will  • Cloud computing  shape K‐12 education in  h f the near future • Smart objects Smart objects  • The personal web 
  • 51. The Horizon Report: 2009 K 12 Edition The Horizon Report: 2009 K‐12 Edition • The New Media The New Media  Consortium’s Horizon  Project • Seeks to identify and  describe emerging  technologies  • http://www.nmc.org/
  • 52. The Horizon Report: Key Trends The Horizon Report: Key Trends • Technology continues to profoundly affect the Technology continues to profoundly affect the  way we work, collaborate, communicate, and  succeed.  succeed
  • 53. The Horizon Report: Key Trends The Horizon Report: Key Trends • Technology is increasingly a means for Technology is increasingly a means for  empowering students, a method for  communication and socializing, and a  communication and socializing and a ubiquitous, transparent part of their lives. 
  • 54. The Horizon Report: Key Trends The Horizon Report: Key Trends • The web is an increasingly personal The web is an increasingly personal  experience. 
  • 55. The Horizon Report: Key Trends The Horizon Report: Key Trends • The way we think of learning environments is The way we think of learning environments is  changing. 
  • 56. The Horizon Report: Key Trends The Horizon Report: Key Trends • The perceived value of innovation and The perceived value of innovation and  creativity is increasing. 
  • 57. Quotables “We are currently preparing students for jobs  that don t exist yet, using technologies that  that don’t exist yet using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve  problems we don t even know are problems  problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Did You Know Video
  • 58. Quotables “By using social media tools and giving them  access to the Internet, students are able to  access to the Internet students are able to learn in different ways” Twitter in the Classroom Video
  • 59. Quotables quot;If you don't engage the students, you might  as well be talking to the wall as well be talking to the wallquot;  The Twitter Experiment Video p
  • 60. Quotables “Cell phones are a huge pain in my butt! School Superintendent
  • 61. My Three Hiring Criteria My Three Hiring Criteria • Critical Thinking Problem Solvers – Consider the Source – Ask What If and Why Not – Global Awareness of Possibilities – Things are Changing Faster Than Ever Things are Changing Faster Than Ever • Information Seeking Knowledge Synthesizers – Search out and Find Source Materials – Compare and Contrast Options p p – Put 2 and 2 together and get 5 • Communicating Project Collaborators – Great Ideas are Useless Unless Communicated – Cross‐Functional Multi‐Disciplinary Teams – Project Economy (Think Movies) – Organize Motivated Tribes
  • 62. Tribe Leaders… Tribe Leaders… • Challenge – The status quo • Culture – Build it, nurture it u d t, u tu e t • Curiosity – Ask why or why not • Connect – People want to be missed • Charisma – Leadership give you it d h • Commit – To the cause
  • 63. Jeffrey Stewart Partner/Chief Technical Officer Partner/Chief Technical Officer Trekk Cross‐Media stew@trekk.com Twitter.com/JeffreyAStewart Facebook.com/people/Jeffrey‐Stewart/522648031 LinkedIn.com/in/JeffreyAStewart Li k dI /i /J ff ASt t