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My keynote for the Polish Vistual Universities Conference held in Warsaw in June 2008.

My keynote for the Polish Vistual Universities Conference held in Warsaw in June 2008.

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  • 1. Steve Wheeler Faculty of Education University of Plymouth All Changing: The Social Web and the Future of Higher Education Keynote speech for the Virtual University: Models, Tools and Practice Conference, Technical University of Warsaw, Poland. June 18-20, 2008 © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 2. Education needs transformation…
    • “ Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school” – Einstein
    • "In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad." - Nietzsche
    Source: Chambers English Dictionary © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 3. Education needs to be transformed…
    • "Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century." – Perelman
    • "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates
    Source: http://www.etni.org.il/quotes/education.htm © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 4. ....from this. To this.... What has actually changed?
  • 5.  
  • 6. Transformation…
    • … to change people or things completely, especially improving their appearance or usefulness
    • … to convert one form of energy to another
    Source: Chambers English Dictionary © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 7. The need for transformation…
    • “ Generally, teachers do not use ICT at all, or if they do , it is often reluctantly, and in a fashion that falls short of its full potential. This hardly represents a transformation of the way we learn.” -Wheeler
    Source: Wheeler, S. (2005) Transforming Primary ICT, p 1 © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 8. The need for digital literacies… © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 What to store Where to store it How to find it How to apply it Other new literacies What format to use
  • 9. The new digital literacies… © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 What to store Where to store it How to find it How to apply it Other new literacies What format to use Assess value New copyright Avoiding plagiarism Mixing and Mashing Sharing
  • 10. Source: http://stephenp.net/cmalt/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/uvmodel.jpg
  • 11. Can we get from this...? .... to this...? ... And what do we need, to do it?
  • 12. Web 2.0: the Social Web
    • “ The social web is transforming the way people use the Internet to do business, access information and connect with each other. It has revolutionised the way we are entertained, and altered forever the way we learn ”.
    Source: John, P. & Wheeler, S. (2008) © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 13.  
  • 14. What is the Social Web? Source: Tim O’Reilly http://www.oreillynet.com Mapping (Mashup) Maps Syndication ‘ Stickiness’ Tagging (Folksonomy) Directories (Taxonomy) Wiki Content Management Participation Publishing Cost per click Page views Blogging Personal Website Wikipedia Britannica Web 2.0 Web 1.0
  • 15. Trends in Education © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Just in case
  • 16. Trends in Education © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Just in case Just in time
  • 17. Trends in Education © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Just in case Just in time Just for me
  • 18. Trends in Education © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Just in case Just in time Just for me Just for me Apprenticeship model Standard Curriculum Bespoke Curriculum Personalised Learning
  • 19. Trends in Education © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Just in case Just in time Just for me Just for me Apprenticeship model Standard Curriculum Bespoke Curriculum Personalised Learning Personal Learning Environment
  • 20. Social Software for Personal Learning Personal Learning Environment Podcast Social Network Mobile Phone © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Chat
  • 21. Social Software for Personal Learning Personal Learning Environment Podcast Social Network Wikis Mashup Mobile Phone © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 ? Blog Social Tags Chat
  • 22. Social Software for Personal Learning Personal Learning Environment Podcast Blog E-Portfolio Social Network Wikis Mashup Social Tags Mobile Phone © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 ? Chat Evidence of Personal Learning
  • 23. Technology and Learning Student engagement Passive Active Exchange Swap traditional practices for technology Enrich Engage students by using richer mix of media Enhance Deepen learning through the use of technology Extend Change the content, process & location of learning Empower Empower students to take control of their own learning Learning Deep Shallow Source: National College of School Leadership, Nottingham (2006) © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 24. Learning Media Student engagement Passive Active TV Podcast CAL Blog Wiki Learning Deep Shallow Source: Wheeler, S. (2008) Social Network Chat Room Social Tagging © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Radio
  • 25. Broadcast vs. Social Media Student engagement Passive Active TV Podcast CAL Blog Wiki Learning Deep Shallow Source: Wheeler, S. (2008) Social Network Chat Room Social Tagging © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Collaborative Learning Independent Learning Social Media Broadcast Media Radio
  • 26. Formal vs. Informal Learning Student engagement Passive Active TV Podcast CAL Blog Learning Deep Shallow Social Network Informal Learning Formal Learning Source: Wheeler, S. (2008) Social Tagging Chat Room Wiki © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008 Radio
  • 27. Personal Learning Environment Student engagement Passive Active TV Podcast CAL Blog Wiki Learning Deep Shallow Social Network Chat Room Social Tagging Personal Learning Environment Source: Wheeler, S. (2008) © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 28. Transparency
    • Technology: The affordance of the technology to be user friendly and accessible
    • User: Perception by the user of how easy the technology is to use
    • Application: Minimum cognitive effort required for maximum practical use
    • Good design principles used
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 29. Opaque vs. Transparent
    • “ Transparent technology is a joy to use – you concentrate on what you can do with it, rather than what it does”
    • “ Opaque technologies cause you to think more about how to control and manipulate the tool, and less about what you are meant to be achieving through using the tool”
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 30. Support
    • Technical support against hardware failure
    • Assistance with software applications
    • Technical advice for upgrades and compatibility issues
    • Specialist advice on best practice and applications to good pedagogy
    • Regular upgrades and updates
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 31. Relevance
    • of the technology to the curriculum
    • of the technology to the school culture
    • as a tool ‘fit for purpose’
    • does it replace or supplement other technology?
    • does it provide an added value?
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 32. Confidence
    • Teachers gain confidence through practice
    • Confidence eroded through unreliable technology
    • Lack of training may lead to rejection of technology
    • Fear of unknown
    • Professionalism
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 33. Adoption of Innovations 2.5% 13.5% 34% 34% 16% Innovators Early Adopters Early Majority Laggards Late Majority Source: Rogers, E. (1983) Diffusion of Innovations © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 34. Adoption of Technology Techno-Romantic Technophile Techno-Realist Techno-Luddite Techno-Sceptic Source: Wheeler, S. (2005) Transforming Primary ICT, p 10 © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 35. Recommendations...
    • Ensure the technology is relevant
    • Find champions – early adopters who are opinion leaders
    • Listen to the views of staff
    • Secure adequate funding (sustainability)
    • Provide authentic training
    • Offer opportunities for relevant use of new technologies across the curriculum
    • Provide Personal Learning Environments
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 36. ...and some final words…
    • “ If you are not on the Internet, you are history." – Horowitz
    • "If you are on the Internet, you are geography." - Wheeler
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • 37. Steve Wheeler University of Plymouth, UK [email_address] www2.plymouth.ac.uk/distancelearning
    • Thank You
    © Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2008