Past, Current, and Future Use of Technology in Education Hardware and Future Trends  Virtual Learning  Evaluating Technolo...
<ul><li>Current reports on technology from the US government </li></ul><ul><li>Student access to internet at home and at s...
Administration Officials Underscore Importance of Advanced Educational Technology to Future Success of Students, Workers a...
Highlights <ul><li>From Education Under Secretary Hickok  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;We still educate students based on an ag...
<ul><li>White Papers on Technology – </li></ul><ul><li>Lists papers describing the evolution of  technology in schools and...
Connected to the future: A report on children’s Internet use from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting <ul><li>This stu...
http://www.nelliemuller.com/Future_Trends_in_Educational_% 20Technology.htm <ul><li>From Future Trends in Educational Tech...
http://www.geek.com/hwswrev/hwswmain.htm <ul><li>Nokia 770 Internet Tablet .  </li></ul>T-Mobile Dash
The most interesting technology: Brain-computer interface  <ul><li>A  brain-computer interface  (BCI), sometimes called a ...
Directions for Use – this was recently displayed at Cebit trade show in Las Vegas <ul><li>A cap fits over the users head. ...
Brain-Computer Interfaces Come Home: November 28, 2006 http://www.nibib.nih.gov/HealthEdu/PubsFeatures/eAdvances/28Nov06
http://www.gtec.at/content.htm
Virtual Learning Options <ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials  </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Classrooms </li>...
What is Virtual Learning? <ul><li>  Images from  www.compasslearning.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Learning  is the empl...
Far-flung hatchling to full-fledged industry <ul><li>Gary Marx in  Sixteen Trends  states that  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Distan...
Benefits… <ul><li>Web-based ~ access anytime, anyplace </li></ul><ul><li>Global community of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Ac...
Concerns… <ul><li>Lack of social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Less personal (human) attention...
Virtual School Principal’s  To-do List <ul><li>Train teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Create partnership between teachers and pa...
Specific items to consider before committing to a Virtual Learning Program… <ul><li>What policies need to be developed? </...
My summer school experience… <ul><li>Superintendent’s proposal </li></ul><ul><li>His vision </li></ul><ul><li>His research...
How to Evaluate Educational Technology The Principal’s Role:  -Find out if the technology meets  the student’s and school’...
People to help you evaluate educational technology <ul><li>Review your school policies </li></ul><ul><li>Consult with your...
When you have to evaluate the technology yourself <ul><li>Read a book </li></ul><ul><li>Peruse technological magazines and...
Legal Issues and   Technology Copyright Laws Are you, your staff or your students breaking       the law?    Fair Use Guid...
<ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul>What is the  jurisdiction? Are districts open to lawsuits? <ul><ul><li>Cheating </li></ul>...
Filtering If the proposed Deleting Online Predators Act (H. R. 5319)  is passed, all social networking sites will be block...
Ban or Educate I-Safe Media Literacy Project Look Sharp A guest speaker’s Myspace search (An administrators nightmare)
Acceptable Use Policies <ul><li>What technology is being used? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has access? </li></ul><ul><li>What us...
Where do technology administrators learn about new technologies? <ul><li>The 2007 Horizon Report:  </li></ul><ul><li>a col...
Time-to-Adoption:  One Year or Less <ul><li>User-Created Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies – audience cre...
Time-to-Adoption: Two to Three Years <ul><li>Mobile Phones - Widespread adoption of mobile phones for education. Soon phon...
Time-to-Adoption: Four to Five Years <ul><li>The New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>P...
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  1. 1. Past, Current, and Future Use of Technology in Education Hardware and Future Trends Virtual Learning Evaluating Technology Acceptable Use and Legal Issues Presented by: Sue Dutter, Stacy Smith, Beth Sullivan, Diane Vang
  2. 2. <ul><li>Current reports on technology from the US government </li></ul><ul><li>Student access to internet at home and at school by age and income levels </li></ul><ul><li>Some current and future technologies: PDA’s, tablets, brain-computer interface. </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon 2007 Report – annual report that outlines trends and new technologies </li></ul>Why is Technology Important?
  3. 3. Administration Officials Underscore Importance of Advanced Educational Technology to Future Success of Students, Workers at Release of 2020 Visions Report Technology Administration (TA), The Technology Administration is an agency of the US Department of Commerce http://www.technology.gov/PRel/pr020918.htm
  4. 4. Highlights <ul><li>From Education Under Secretary Hickok </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;We still educate students based on an agricultural timetable, in an industrial setting, but tell students they live in a digital age. Our nation needs a revolution in the way we educate students.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Technology can allow us to think of new ways of achieving the same goal - but through different means,&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>White Papers on Technology – </li></ul><ul><li>Lists papers describing the evolution of technology in schools and related topics. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed. gov /Technology/Futures/ toc .html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connected to the future: A report on children’s Internet use from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting <ul><li>This study reports on patterns of Internet use in US households with children. </li></ul><ul><li>Sixty-five percent of US children use the Internet up 59% from 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>35 percent of preschool children 6 percent in 2000. This is the fastest growing age group. </li></ul><ul><li>98 percent of high income families own computers compared with 65 percent of low income families. </li></ul><ul><li>Children were online 5.9 hours per week in 2002 compared with 3.1 hours per week in 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>The older the child, the more time spent online. http:// caret. iste .org/index. cfm ? StudyID =1035&fuseaction= studySummary </li></ul>
  7. 7. http://www.nelliemuller.com/Future_Trends_in_Educational_% 20Technology.htm <ul><li>From Future Trends in Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Learners now depend more on information retrieval then they do on knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will become facilitators who focus on social skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Home schooling and web based courses will increase </li></ul>
  8. 8. http://www.geek.com/hwswrev/hwswmain.htm <ul><li>Nokia 770 Internet Tablet . </li></ul>T-Mobile Dash
  9. 9. The most interesting technology: Brain-computer interface <ul><li>A brain-computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a direct neural interface or a brain-machine interface , is a direct communication pathway between a human brain and an external device. Developed in the 1990’s. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Directions for Use – this was recently displayed at Cebit trade show in Las Vegas <ul><li>A cap fits over the users head. Electrodes are placed over the brain and fluctuations in voltage are read and interpreted by a software program. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently the software requires training. </li></ul><ul><li>Newer systems require fewer electrodes and improved software. Current cost $4,000 and dropping </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;361485560;fp;16;fpid;1 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Brain-Computer Interfaces Come Home: November 28, 2006 http://www.nibib.nih.gov/HealthEdu/PubsFeatures/eAdvances/28Nov06
  12. 12. http://www.gtec.at/content.htm
  13. 13. Virtual Learning Options <ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based Learning </li></ul><ul><li>In Jan. 2005, the National Education Technology Plan released by the US Dept. of Education reported that “25% of K-12 public schools offered some form of virtual instruction and predicted that, in the next decade, almost every state and school will follow”. </li></ul><ul><li>Wood, C. (2005). High School.Com, Edutopia, Retrieved </li></ul><ul><li>March 2, 2007 from http://edutopia.org/onlinelearning </li></ul>
  14. 14. What is Virtual Learning? <ul><li> Images from www.compasslearning.com </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Learning is the employment of information and communication technologies to deliver instruction. Virtual learning is a term frequently used interchangeably with distance learning, online learning, e-learning, or Web-based learning. </li></ul><ul><li>~Columbus Technical College website: http://www. columbustech . edu /virtual/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Far-flung hatchling to full-fledged industry <ul><li>Gary Marx in Sixteen Trends states that </li></ul><ul><li>“ Distance learning is no longer an innovation; it has become a staple.” (p 97) </li></ul><ul><li>Compass Learning </li></ul><ul><li>CCC Successmaker </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the demo and sample activities at http://www.childu.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>from the Compass Learning Odyssey website. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Benefits… <ul><li>Web-based ~ access anytime, anyplace </li></ul><ul><li>Global community of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Access to more course options, including AP courses </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodates different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized, self-paced learning </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate feedback </li></ul>
  17. 17. Concerns… <ul><li>Lack of social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Less personal (human) attention from teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based – cheating opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of audio processing </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of hyperactivity </li></ul>
  18. 18. Virtual School Principal’s To-do List <ul><li>Train teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Create partnership between teachers and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Lead through collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on student achievement-not on discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know families, not just individual children </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a vision and spread the word </li></ul><ul><li>Frey, B. (2005). A Virtual School Principal’s To-Do List, T.H.E. Journal , 32 (6), p 34 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Specific items to consider before committing to a Virtual Learning Program… <ul><li>What policies need to be developed? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the curriculum self-paced? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of interactions are provided? Can interactions be reviewed by administrators? </li></ul><ul><li>Are different learning styles accommodated? learning disabilities? </li></ul><ul><li>Course completion rates/success rates? </li></ul><ul><li>Resource considerations; personnel, technology, budget </li></ul><ul><li>Security measures </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>What support is included? Technical, personnel, student </li></ul><ul><li>Will this provide quality education? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pape,L. (2004). Choosing Online Education: Good policies will lead to better decisions about virtual learning options, School Administrator, 61 (4), p 10. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. My summer school experience… <ul><li>Superintendent’s proposal </li></ul><ul><li>His vision </li></ul><ul><li>His research </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation ~ pilot </li></ul><ul><li>What is NYSED doing? </li></ul><ul><li>The future of Online/Virtual Learning… </li></ul><ul><li>Time will tell… </li></ul>
  21. 21. How to Evaluate Educational Technology The Principal’s Role: -Find out if the technology meets the student’s and school’s needs. -Is it cost-effective?
  22. 22. People to help you evaluate educational technology <ul><li>Review your school policies </li></ul><ul><li>Consult with your technology director </li></ul><ul><li>Survey your teachers for technology expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your local BOCES </li></ul><ul><li>Hire an evaluation company </li></ul>
  23. 23. When you have to evaluate the technology yourself <ul><li>Read a book </li></ul><ul><li>Peruse technological magazines and journals for information </li></ul><ul><li>Check the Internet for product reviews and evaluations by other educators </li></ul><ul><li>Use the US Government’s guide for evaluating technology for educational use </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to use the technology and try it! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Legal Issues and Technology Copyright Laws Are you, your staff or your students breaking the law? Fair Use Guidelines, the TEACH Act, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Education and Copyright Harmonization Act)
  25. 25. <ul><li>Cyberbullying </li></ul>What is the jurisdiction? Are districts open to lawsuits? <ul><ul><li>Cheating </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate or unsafe social networking </li></ul>
  26. 26. Filtering If the proposed Deleting Online Predators Act (H. R. 5319) is passed, all social networking sites will be blocked in schools including: Blogs Wiki’s Social book marking YouTube Any other sites that allow users to create or edit content. Filtering required for access to E-rate dollars
  27. 27. Ban or Educate I-Safe Media Literacy Project Look Sharp A guest speaker’s Myspace search (An administrators nightmare)
  28. 28. Acceptable Use Policies <ul><li>What technology is being used? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has access? </li></ul><ul><li>What use is acceptable? </li></ul><ul><li>What do the state and national laws consider </li></ul><ul><li>acceptable? </li></ul><ul><li>Is I-Safe or other training required? </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright, cyber bullying, cheating and cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>policies should be addressed. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Where do technology administrators learn about new technologies? <ul><li>The 2007 Horizon Report: </li></ul><ul><li>a collaboration between </li></ul><ul><li>The New Media Consortium and the </li></ul><ul><li>EDU CAUSE Learning Initiative </li></ul>
  30. 30. Time-to-Adoption: One Year or Less <ul><li>User-Created Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies – audience creates content. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create collaborative, student-authored resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Give voice to communities and encourage idea </li></ul><ul><li>sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking – takes advantage of students interest in socializing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage community and self-expression. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immersion in a foreign language environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extend the impact and life span of conferences and workshops. </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Time-to-Adoption: Two to Three Years <ul><li>Mobile Phones - Widespread adoption of mobile phones for education. Soon phones will include projection systems, removing the barrier of the small screen; such devices are now in prototype. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer self-paced audio and video tours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds – scalable 3D environments. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand understanding of cultural and societal experiences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stage theatrical productions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn through simulations and role-playing. </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Time-to-Adoption: Four to Five Years <ul><li>The New Scholarship and Emerging Forms of Publication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protecting integrity vs collaboration and peer review. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut costs while reaching more people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Massively Multiplayer Educational Gaming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many players in goal oriented games that are competitive or collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used for foreign language, leadership skills, strategy and competitive practice </li></ul></ul>

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