Blended, Continuous Learning in the 21st Century Military

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These are presentation slides shared by Wesley Fryer on April 12, 2011, at the Intellectual Warrior's Conference in Lawton, Oklahoma, at Fort Sill. The title of the presentation was, "Effective Uses …

These are presentation slides shared by Wesley Fryer on April 12, 2011, at the Intellectual Warrior's Conference in Lawton, Oklahoma, at Fort Sill. The title of the presentation was, "Effective Uses of Educational Technology: Blended, Continuous Learning in the 21st Century Military." Contact information for Wesley is available on http://www.wesfryer.com/contact

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  • 1. Effective Uses of Educational Technology Blended, Continuous Learning in the 21st Century MilitaryIntellectual Warrior’sConference by Wesley Fryer12 April 2011 www.speedofcreativity.org Ft Sill, OK wiki.wesfryer.com 1
  • 2. “Any sufficiently developed technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C Clarkby Juliana Coutinho 2
  • 3. "The future is already here —its just not very evenly distributed." - William Gibson 3
  • 4. www.flickr.com/photos/ivyfield/4486938191 4
  • 5. http://contxts.comTXT WFRYER TO 50500 5
  • 6. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD9NGAV3-3k 6
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  • 8. Goals Today• provoke and challenge new thinking about the learning environment• its challenges and opportunities• the effective roles of educational technology 8
  • 9. Questions• What is possible now?• What does this mean for students?• What does this mean for instructors 9
  • 10. <1>stories 10
  • 11. www.flickr.com/photos/krtribunal/5168442519lecture based instruction is marginally effective 11
  • 12. www.rogerschank.com 12
  • 13. www.flickr.com/photos/markgallagher/45242144 13
  • 14. www.flickr.com/photos/expertinfantry/5417503618 14
  • 15. Lesson #1:training must involve more stories 15
  • 16. www.storychasers.org 16
  • 17. <2>HUDs &pedagogy 17
  • 18. www.ezgear.com/ALL/ezVisionGallery.html 18
  • 19. www.flickr.com/photos/usarak/5151518261 Land Warrior Heads-up Display System(Nov 2010, Alaska, 1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team) www.flickr.com/photos/kylemay/1573158163 19
  • 20. www.flickr.com/photos/barkbud/4140020420navigate multiple sources of competing information (under stress) 20
  • 21. 27 www.nytimes.com/April Text 2010/04/27/world/2010 27powerpoint.html 21
  • 22. Bloom’s Taxonomy (old)edorigami.wikispaces.com/Blooms+Digital+Taxonomy 22
  • 23. 2001 revision of Blooms Taxonomy 23
  • 24. Lesson #2: most effective learning is active & creative(training must include multiple, competing inputs) 24
  • 25. <3>keys 25
  • 26. Framework Keys:• mobile learning• blended learning• individualized assessment• virtual environments 26
  • 27. mobile learning 27
  • 28. blended learning 28
  • 29. individualized assessment (portfolios) 29
  • 30. virtual simulations April 2006www.wired.com/wired/archive/ 14.04/learn.html 30
  • 31. Gaming tends to be regarded as a harmless diversion at best, a vile corruptor of youth at worst. But the usual critiques fail to recognize its potential for experiential learning. Unlike education acquired through textbooks, lectures, and classroom instruction, what takes place in massively multiplayer online games is what we callaccidental learning. Its learning to be - a natural byproduct of adjusting to a new culture - as opposed to learningabout. Where traditional learning is based on the execution of carefully graded challenges, accidental learning relies onfailure.Virtual environments are safe platforms for trial and error. The chance of failure is high, but the cost is low and the lessons learned are immediate. www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.04/learn.html 31
  • 32. Lessons• Blended Curriculum Required• Multimedia Class Preparation• Multiple Assessments (including sims)• Continuous Digital Learning Portfolio 32
  • 33. homework 33
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  • 37. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarkes_three_laws www.flickr.com/photos/johne777/4138895285“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” - Arthur C Clark 37
  • 38. Effective Uses of Educational Technology Blended, Continuous Learning in the 21st Century MilitaryIntellectual Warrior’sConference by Wesley Fryer12 April 2011 www.speedofcreativity.org Ft Sill, OK wiki.wesfryer.com 38