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  1. 1. Emerging Technologies What the 21st Century will bring Gerry White CEO, education.au National ICT agency in education and training
  2. 2. Emerging Technologies What the 21st Century will bring • Digital divide • Multi-media in classroom • Classroom of tomorrow • Professional development • Use by teachers • Assessment • ICT caution • Emerging national services • Emerging technologies
  3. 3. Perspective Information and communications Internet TCP/IP 1969 1983 1989 1991 1997 2005
  4. 4. Information and communications Internet Austn www education TCP/IP 1969 1983 1989 1991 1997 2005 Information • Brochures • Pages Communications
  5. 5. Information and communications Internet Austn www Mass media education TCP/IP 1969 1983 1989 1991 1997 2005 Services Information • Brochures • eBay • Pages • Google • Wikipedia Communications • Amazon.com
  6. 6. Information and communications IPN Web 2.0 Internet Austn New media www Mass media platform education TCP/IP 1969 1983 1989 1991 1997 2005 Interactive Services Information Publishing • Brochures • eBay Multimedia • Pages • Google Sharing • Wikipedia Communications • Amazon.com
  7. 7. Information and communications IPN Internet Austn New media Mass media www education platform TCP/IP 1969 1983 1989 1991 1997 2005 Interactive Services Information Publishing • Brochures • eBay Multimedia • Pages • Google Sharing • Wikipedia Communications • Amazon.com
  8. 8. So what has changed $0 talk
  9. 9. Personalised $0 talk
  10. 10. Why use Information Communication Technologies Real cost benefits: 1% increase in skilled workers = 0.65% increase in gross domestic product Benefit-to-cost value of at least $10 for every = dollar invested
  11. 11. Digital divide Broadband • Access • Equity (teachers, students, areas …) • Firewalls • Digital literacy • Home and school
  12. 12. Professor Benjamin Eggleton - Optical Logic and the Photonic Chip
  13. 13. Broadband Comparison of OECD broadband markets OECD May 2006 (data Dec 2005), Wairua Consulting
  14. 14. Digital divide • South Africa – Ubuntu, Shuttleworth Foundation • UNESCO Education for All • Chile – Enlaces • Philippines -ischoolwebboard Next
  15. 15. • South Africa – Ubuntu Back
  16. 16. Back
  17. 17. • Chile - Enlaces Back
  18. 18. Back
  19. 19. Multi-media in classroom Content and services in a knowledge society • YouTube (video) • Flickr (graphics) • Podcasting (audio) • Skoool (services and resources) • Blogging (micro-publishing) • Books (publishing) • Television (broadcasting)
  20. 20. Classroom of tomorrow • Interactive eg Whiteboard, personal device … • Learning environment Year level Focus Change K-5 Socialisation Selective use of ICT Literacy Numeracy 6-10 Growth ICT use normal Engagement Major changes Learning Personalised 11-12+ Study ICT use normal Vocational What works best Research Major changes Knowledge
  21. 21. Five modes of eLearning • classroom • independent • networked • community • managed Australia’s Future Using Education Technology Geoff Spring, DEST, 2004
  22. 22. Innovations with ICTs TLF - national collaboration to develop learning objects @ 5c per learning object per student Making movies
  23. 23. Innovations with ICTs HotMaths – a new concept providing free basic arithmetic practice plus subscription services HotMaths Fractions Angles Activities
  24. 24. Professional development • State responsibility/system requirements • Patchy programs and funding eg teachers, schools, … professional associations, regions, system-wide • Methods Personalised eg course study, research … Requirement eg registration, system … Credits eg days per year … Leadership eg champions, consultants, pilots/trials … Communities of practice eg share best practice, universities …
  25. 25. Use by teachers • Innovators can become champions • Is it worth it? productivity increase and learning outcome improvements • Required skill levels for all teachers
  26. 26. Assessment • Would I care to comment – not really • Teacher judgement vs accountability • Parents have right to know Literacy Numeracy Science Social Learning capacity • ICT useful as a component of assessment
  27. 27. ICT caution • LMSs … services, tools …LAMS & Moodle • Vendor packages not developed by educators • New devices need to evaluated and trialled –beware of harm • Copyright, privacy, safety • Web of trust, authentication, authorisation
  28. 28. Emerging national services • Community spaces • Sharing content • News services • Eportfolios • Career services • Emerging technologies • Interoperability standards Next
  29. 29. Back
  30. 30. Back
  31. 31. • myfuture Back
  32. 32. Emerging technologies • Openness eg content, services, networks, standards and applications • Value/TCO (Australia, UK, USA) • Devices • Online services and tools (not content) Next
  33. 33. Openness • borderless global access • unlimited information • connected world • accessible anywhere
  34. 34. Openness • web based • wireless • mobile • open • personalised Back
  35. 35. Back
  36. 36. Back Professor Albert Y. Zomaya - The Changing Face of ICT Research
  37. 37. Future education Dr David Skellern - Embedded Systems - the inside of smart things
  38. 38. Conclusion Change Change to Why from Text books Wiki Cost and access Communication home and Keeping clients school informed Educational Access to administration information Engagement Multimedia Available • Quality • blogs Cheap • graphics Devices • Conformance Ubiquitious • audio Demand • video • Corporate Fixed content Sourcing Quality • Research content Educational Authenticating soundness content Class Customisation Individual standards Personalisation learning
  39. 39. • Global Summit 2006
  40. 40. Robo Principal Coming to a school near you
  41. 41. Thankyou Gerry White CEO, education.au National ICT agency in education and training

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