21st Century Learners What we need to know about today’s learners? Northland College Professional Development Session September 20 & 22, 2011 Presented by Becki George, Learning Technology CoordinatorSession Handouts: My Northland > Faculty > Learning Technology > Documents > Professional Development Session #1
Technology Tidbit• http://todaysmeet.com• Communication and Collaboration Tool
Today’s Meet Topics1. Describe a 21st century learner/21st century learning?2. What do students need to know and be able to do in the 21st century?3. What do students need in the classroom?
Key Questions• What is 21st century learning?• What are 21st century skills?• Why do students need 21st century skills?
7 C(ompetencies)s of 21st C. Learning• Critical Thinking and Problem Solving• Communications, Information and Media Literacy• Collaboration• Creativity and Innovation• Computing Literacy• Career and Learning Self-Reliance• Cross-cultural Understanding
What the Students want us to Know• A Vision of Students Today – You Tube
How do we compare to the Millenial Generation?• How Millenial Are You? Quiz• http://pewresearch.org/millennials /quiz/intro.php• Report your score in Today’s Meet• Pew Report – Raw Data
Learning Style Preferences• Learning Preferences of the Digital Generation.pdf
How Students Learn• PBS Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier• Tech Fix
Northland’s Goals• 75% of faculty will integrate some technology based tools into syllabi• 85% of faculty will develop & make available some form of technology accessible supplemental instructional materials• 85% of students who use the faculty created, supplemental materials will be satisfied or greatly satisfied
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