A 21st century learning environment

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A 21st century learning environment

  1. 1. COHERE 2012 A 21st Century Learning Environment? -Digital Engagement for the “New” Millennials? 1
  2. 2. Net Generation? Millenial? Digital Native? Grown Up Digital?21st Century Learner? 2
  3. 3. Questioning the cliché… Are students “connected”?Are they “connected” to their learning?Are their classes “connected” to them? 3
  4. 4. Evolution … The “Student Learning Environment Survey”Genesis: ECAR (Educause Center for Applied Research) Annual Survey of Undergrads (since 2004) Students and Information Technology http://www.educause.edu/ecar 4
  5. 5. Evolution … The “Student Learning Environment Survey”Adaptation: University of Lethbridge (Curriculum Re-Development Centre) Annual Survey of Undergrads (since 2009) … about the “Learning” not the “Technology” 5
  6. 6. Evolution …Contingency ContextConvergence 6
  7. 7. Contingency 7
  8. 8. Context 8
  9. 9. Convergence 9
  10. 10. Evolving Foci …2009 2010• device ownership • technologies for• internet connectivity course work and• digital competencies personal use• productivity and • campus workspaces communication • mobile access on• social networking campus • learning modalities 10
  11. 11. Evolving Foci …2011 2012 (in progress)• campus computers • campus learning• technical requisites environments• informal campus • classroom learning spaces environments• laptops and mobile • laptops in class devices in class • tablets in class • smartphones 11
  12. 12. 2009, 2010, 2011 n ≈ 1400 (21%)+/- 2.3% (α = 0.05) 12
  13. 13. Are students connected? 2009 13
  14. 14. Mobile connection in 2009 … 14
  15. 15. Mobile connection in 2011 … Mobile Device (smartphone, tablet, etc) Yes What’s 10.5 % No an “MP3 Player?” 89.5% 15
  16. 16. By 2011 … + 96.9% 357%19.6% 16
  17. 17. Connected in class? 17
  18. 18. Connected in class?68.3% Laptop 81.0% Mobile Device 18
  19. 19. ECAR 2012 … 19 ECAR Study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2012, p.13
  20. 20. And so … 20
  21. 21. If not why not? Laptop Mobile Device Reason (% of 442 (% of 263 respondents) respondents)I do not own a laptop / mobile 10.0% 55.9%deviceIt is not applicable to my 25.6% 41.8%courseworkI do not find it useful in class 69.0% 46.8%The instructor does not allow 8.1% 11.8%it’s use in classInternet access (wifi) is 9.0% 3.8%inadequate 21
  22. 22. If not why not? Laptop Mobile Device Reason (% of all (% of all respondents) respondents)I do not own a laptop / mobile 3.2% 10.5%deviceIt is not applicable to my 8.1% 7.9%courseworkI do not find it useful in class 21.8% 8.8%The instructor does not allow 2.6% 2.2%it’s use in classInternet access (wifi) is 2.8% 0.7%inadequate 22
  23. 23. Class connection … 23
  24. 24. Class connection … > 50% of all classes  24
  25. 25. As well as …: 25
  26. 26. SLES-Related Research Projects …• Faculty Level-of-Adoption Survey• Course Capture Research• Online-Testing Centre Survey• Learning Environment Evaluation Project 26
  27. 27. For discussion …Who are the digital navigators and digitalpassengers?When is connectivity engagement? Why?When is it not? Why not?What does a 21st century learningenvironment really look like? Why?What needs to change? What doesn’t? 27
  28. 28. ReferencesBennett, S., Maton, K, & Kervin, L. (2008). The ‘digital natives’ debate: A critical review of the evidence. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39(5), 775-786.Churches, A. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. Retrieved 01/04/20090 from http://edorigami.wikispaces.comEDUCAUSE. (2012). ECAR Study of undergraduate students and information technology, 2012. Author. Retrieved 25/09/2012 from http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/ecar-study- undergraduate-students-and-information-technology-2012Jones, C. et al. (2010). Net generation or Digital natives: Is there a distinct new generation entering university? Computers & Education (54), 722-733. 28
  29. 29. ReferencesOblinger, D. and Oblinger, J. (Ed.) (2005). Educating the Net Generation. EDUCAUSE. Available electronically at www.educause.edu/educatingthenetgen/Prensky, M. (2006). Listen to the natives. Educational Leadership, 63 (4), 8-13.Prensky, M. (2009). H. Sapiens Digital: From digital immigrants and digital natives to digital wisdom. Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 5(3). 29
  30. 30. SLES Team:Doug Orr – University of LethbridgeDave Hinger – University of LethbridgeTyler Heaton – University of LethbridgeBernie Wirzba – University of LethbridgeAnirban Kar – University of Victoria Contact: Doug Orr (doug.orr@uleth.ca) 403-332-4063 30

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