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Presentation given at the Conference on Vocational Training in Amman, Jordan. Discusses Millennials, Engaged Learning, Connected Knowledge, PLNs, and Problem-Based Learning.

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  • Need some samples after Engaged Learning and Empowered Learning
  • Computers are NOT technologyInternet is better than TV
  • Make up 1/3 of US population 80 millionMost studied group of allReflection of sweeping changes – Continually connected.Photosharing toolDocument sharingVideo sharingInformation-co-editing toolSakai, Meez, edmodo
  • Technology-Powered Learning

    1. 1. Conference of Vocational Training: Advanced Models on Training, Business & Governance for the VTCDr. Leigh E. ZeitzInstructional TechnologyUniversity of Northern Iowa
    2. 2. Empowered
    3. 3.  Learning: Engage & Empower Teaching: Prepare & Connect Infrastructure: Access & Enable Assessment: Measure What Matters Productivity: Redesign & Transform
    4. 4.  Learning: Engage & Empower Teaching: Prepare & Connect Infrastructure: Access & Enable Assessment: Measure What Matters Productivity: Redesign & Transform
    5. 5.  Who is doing the learning How they need to learn What they need to know Where and When they want to learn
    6. 6. Flickr.com/JulieLindsay
    7. 7. Positive and confident Can-do AttitudeFlickr.com/rdecom
    8. 8. Structure Frequent Feedback Variety of TasksFlickr.com/zeitz
    9. 9. Are Team Players Appreciate Diversity Enjoy CollaborationFlickr.com/ToGaWandering
    10. 10. Learn Work PlayFlickr.com/ToGaWandering
    11. 11. Flickr.com/MediaJon
    12. 12.  Tech careers: Engineering 82% get news online 68% own a phone 41% own a computer Connected Learners 2008
    13. 13.  Declarative Knowledge  Recalling information or experiences. ▪ Capital of Jordan. ▪ Chemical Periodic Table. ▪ Difference between a Square and a Rectangle. Procedural Knowledge  Knowing “How to” do things ▪ “How-to” realign a printer. ▪ “How-to” pressurize a radiator. ▪ “How-to” design a production line.
    14. 14. Declarative Knowledge Procedural KnowledgeNeural Network
    15. 15.  More than knowledge acquisition. Forming networks. Connecting nodes/information source.s Learning may reside in non-human appliances. Nurture/Maintain connections.
    16. 16.  Google Colleagues Online Resources Distant Experts Cloud Applications Distant Collaborations
    17. 17. Alec Couros http://www.scribd.com/doc/3363/Dissertation-Couros-FINAL-06-WebVersion
    18. 18. Building an accessibleorganized network ofinformation bothinternal and externalto the learner. Declarative Knowledge Procedural Knowledge Neural Network
    19. 19.  Learning MUST have meaning. Students want immediate relevancy. 84% of Jordanian students want school to be more relevant to corporate requirements. Project-based learning provides relevancy
    20. 20.  Learning is an ACTIVE SOCIAL process. Acting on new information connects it to existing knowledge Listening to lectures is a PASSIVE INDIVIDUAL process Empowerment arises from being involved.
    21. 21. http://www.unido.org
    22. 22. http://www.unido.org
    23. 23.  Student-Centered Collaborative Learning Educator/Student Partners Construction of Learning Meaningful Assessment in a Real World Context
    24. 24.  Whose making decisions?Active PassiveStudents Books Teacher Student/Teacher Partnership
    25. 25.  Learners work together Learners specialize Work Synchronously Work Asynchronously Combine to create final product
    26. 26.  Book/Teacher Driven Collaborative/Individual Follow Directions Complete Assigned Project “Just in Case” learning Teacher Graded
    27. 27.  Standards aligned Critical thinking & problem solving Collaborative Inquiry-based (students ask questions) Learning skills “as needed” Public Audience
    28. 28. Skill-Based Learning Problem-Based LearningBook/Teacher Driven Guiding QuestionCollaborative/Individual CollaborativeFollow Directions Critical ThinkingComplete Assigned Project Inquiry-basedLearning skills “just in case” Learn skills “as needed”Teacher graded Public audience
    29. 29. 19th Century Classrooms Saemah Mat Sahir of SMK
    30. 30. 20th Century Teachers
    31. 31. We must teach our students for their tomorrows, NOT our yesterdays.

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