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Cit2009 short

  1. 1. Technoheutagogy: Empowering Learner-Directed Learning Bill Pelz and Alexandra Pickett May 21, 2009 CIT2009 – Oswego, NY
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Tapping the Adult Learner’s Potential: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do adults learn best? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowering learners with Web 2.0 Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowering learners with LMS Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Threaded Discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Research Projects / Case Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Assessment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Adult Online Learning… <ul><li>Web Enhanced / Hybrid-Blended / 100% Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><li>Courses and Programs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definitions… <ul><li>Pedagogy: the art and science of teaching adults. </li></ul><ul><li>Androgogy: the art and science of facilitating adult learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Heutagogy: the art and science of facilitating learner-directed adult learning </li></ul><ul><li>Technoheutagogy: the art and science of using web 2.0 tools and modern LMSs to facilitate learner-directed adult learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why “ TECHNO -heutagogy”? <ul><li>Because: The Internet has the potential to change the educational paradigm for adult learners in fundamental ways. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Because: Adult learners are drawn to online classes for a variety of reasons, but all too often they get turned off because of course instructional design decisions that ignore their unique motives and needs .  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technology-Enhanced Heutagogy: is made possible by, and is dependent upon… <ul><li>Knowledge of adult learner characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional design decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Tools available in Modern LMSs </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1. How adults learn <ul><li>Two sweeping generalizations… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adults know that they need to learn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adults know what they need to do to learn. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learner-enabling strategies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give the learner lots of personal responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help the learner find personal relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At all costs avoid the “I’m wasting my time.” perception </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Learner Responsibilities <ul><li>Chose what to learn - what to focus on </li></ul><ul><li>Chose when to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Chose where to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Chose how much to learn, and thus </li></ul><ul><li>Determine their own grade </li></ul><ul><li>Chose how to represent their knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the relevance and applicability of what they are learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. Personal Learning Environments Web2.0 <ul><li>http://prezi.com/77606/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3. LMS Enhanced Learning <ul><ul><li>Threaded Discussion Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Audit </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 3 Core Components of Online Learning: <ul><ul><li>Effectively present the content of the discipline in such a fashion that it will… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… engage Learners and sustain their attention for a sufficient length of time to allow the construction and synthesis of new knowledge, and… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… authentically assess learning and it’s impact on the learner </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Online Threaded Discussions <ul><li>Properly designed and managed, an online, asynchronous discussion forum can serve to… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… introduce essential course content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… engage learners in discourse of the content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… assess learning of the content </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Student-led discussion forum <ul><li>1. Each student posts a question about the reading assignment and facilitates the ensuing discussion . </li></ul><ul><li>2. The quality of each post is evaluated using a rubric. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Grades on the forum are based on a scale. </li></ul><ul><li>Students choose the topics they engage & their level of participation determines their grade. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Learner-directed discourse… <ul><li>Students confront new information </li></ul><ul><li>Students question one another about the information </li></ul><ul><li>Discourse continues until each issue is sufficiently discussed </li></ul><ul><li>The professor oversees, provides feedback, and evaluates the quality of learning </li></ul>
  15. 15. Some simple applications… <ul><li>Assign readings – then students ask questions and discuss issues online </li></ul><ul><li>After a lecture – students post questions and discuss online </li></ul><ul><li>After a video (or film or site visit) – question and discuss online </li></ul>
  16. 16. Pedagogy Update… …Research Project <ul><li>Individual project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student selects topic and does research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student writes paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student submits paper to professor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class discusses topics, organization, and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student writes paper (citing students who contributed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class discusses all papers </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Some simple applications: <ul><li>Research Projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select and discuss research topics (class) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write term paper (individual) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss term papers (class) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Case Studies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the case (class) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the report (individual) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss the reports (class) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Focus assessment on the achievement of personally relevant knowledge Heutagogical Assessment of Adult Learnering
  19. 19. 3-part Knowledge Audit <ul><li>Recap Discussion: What have you learned in this module? This is a short, “post-first” discussion forum </li></ul><ul><li>Retrospective Essay: In what ways has the knowledge you have gained in this module from the readings and discussions affected your values, beliefs, ideals, goals and/or behavior? </li></ul><ul><li>Module Exam: Evaluation of Content Mastery </li></ul>
  20. 20. This PowerPoint is available at: HTTP://WWW.TECHNOHEUTAGOGY.COM

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