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What’s New?The Promise and Peril of Digital      Media and Learning                    Justin Reich             Co-Founder...
What Will the Future Look•                     Like?    Intel Future Concepts• Alternates:    – Microsoft 2020
• To what extent does technology allow us  to do old things faster or more easily?• To what extent does technology allow u...
Framing Questions• How does the digital revolution make the  CONTEXT of learning different?• What new FORMS are enabled by...
HOW DOES THE DIGITALMAKE THE CONTEXT OFLEARNING DIFFERENT?
Wave #1: Computersand the Labor Market
Skills for 21st Century Work           and Life:The New Division of Labor        Richard J. Murnane    Harvard Graduate Sc...
Computerizing Routine Tasks: Self-Service Check-In
Types of Tasks Computers Do Not Well Tasks that cannot be described well as a series of if-then-do steps because:• The bou...
Economy-Wide Measures of Routine and Non-RoutineTask Input: 1969-1998 (1969=0)
Changes in Task Mix Within Occupations: Example: Secretary• 1970 description of a secretary’s job:“Secretaries relieve the...
A Homework Question• Examine the homework that teachers in your school  typically assign:     • Does the homework push stu...
How do we puttechnology in the serviceof learning?
WHAT NEW FORMS AREENABLED BY DIGITAL TOOLS?
Edward Thorndike          John DeweyEducation as Science of   Education as Life       Delivery
“One cannot understand the history ofeducation in the United States during the 20 thcentury unless one realises that Edwar...
MASSIVELY OPEN ONLINECOURSES OR MOOCS
Links on MOOCs• Market: https://www.ai-class.com/• Open: https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu/
Failed Attempts at     Wikipedia
Links on MOOCs• Market: https://www.ai-class.com/• Open: https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu/• Dewey: http://ds106.us/
PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Personalized Learning:        Khan Academy• http://www.khanacademy.org/new-and-  noteworthy/v/the-gates-notes--teachers-in...
BTW, math videos don’t     have to be lecture• Meyer on Problem Finding  – http://www.youtube.com/watch?    v=BlvKWEvKSi8#...
Personalized Learning:       Roadtrip Nation• http://www.roadtripnation.org/
We all agree that personalization isimportant…Therefore we will all disagree aboutwhat it means…
HOW DO DIGITAL MEDIACHANGE OUR MINDS?
Net Smart: Five Literacies•   Attention•   Collaboration•   Participation•   Crap Detection•   Network Smarts
“Kids are good at things likeFacebook, but they don’t knowhow to conduct basic searches!”
Ethical fault lines in digital life      •   Identity – When does identity play cross over into          identity deceptio...
Support Bystanders Who Witness                Bullying • Help the person being bullied get away from the  situation.• Take...
So what are we supposed to• Define learning                  do?• Put technology in the service of learning• Ask “What’s N...
jiVisit us at EdTechTeacher.org!   justin@edtechteacher.org
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What’s New? The Promise and Peril of Digital Learning
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What’s New? The Promise and Peril of Digital Learning

  1. 1. What’s New?The Promise and Peril of Digital Media and Learning Justin Reich Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
  2. 2. What Will the Future Look• Like? Intel Future Concepts• Alternates: – Microsoft 2020
  3. 3. • To what extent does technology allow us to do old things faster or more easily?• To what extent does technology allow us to create learning environments that are truly different?
  4. 4. Framing Questions• How does the digital revolution make the CONTEXT of learning different?• What new FORMS are enabled by digital tools?• How do digital tools shape our MINDS?
  5. 5. HOW DOES THE DIGITALMAKE THE CONTEXT OFLEARNING DIFFERENT?
  6. 6. Wave #1: Computersand the Labor Market
  7. 7. Skills for 21st Century Work and Life:The New Division of Labor Richard J. Murnane Harvard Graduate School of Education Frank Levy MIT
  8. 8. Computerizing Routine Tasks: Self-Service Check-In
  9. 9. Types of Tasks Computers Do Not Well Tasks that cannot be described well as a series of if-then-do steps because:• The boundaries of the problem are ill-defined• Solving the problem requires imagining novel solutions• We learn to define the task and accomplish it through social interactions
  10. 10. Economy-Wide Measures of Routine and Non-RoutineTask Input: 1969-1998 (1969=0)
  11. 11. Changes in Task Mix Within Occupations: Example: Secretary• 1970 description of a secretary’s job:“Secretaries relieve their employers of routine duties sothey can work on more important matters. . . .”• 2000 description of a secretary’s job:“. . . Office automation and organizational restructuringhave led secretaries to assume a wide range of newresponsibilities once reserved for managerial andprofessional staff. Many secretaries now provide trainingand orientation to new staff, conduct research on theInternet, and learn to operate new office technologies.” Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Handbook
  12. 12. A Homework Question• Examine the homework that teachers in your school typically assign: • Does the homework push students to develop expert thinking skills (non-routine problem solving) • What about communication skills? • Or does the homework ask students to do the kind of rules-based tasks that computers can be programmed to do?• The answer may tell you a lot about the types of jobs your school is preparing students to do.
  13. 13. How do we puttechnology in the serviceof learning?
  14. 14. WHAT NEW FORMS AREENABLED BY DIGITAL TOOLS?
  15. 15. Edward Thorndike John DeweyEducation as Science of Education as Life Delivery
  16. 16. “One cannot understand the history ofeducation in the United States during the 20 thcentury unless one realises that Edward L.Thorndike won and John Dewey lost.”-Ellen Lagemann
  17. 17. MASSIVELY OPEN ONLINECOURSES OR MOOCS
  18. 18. Links on MOOCs• Market: https://www.ai-class.com/• Open: https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu/
  19. 19. Failed Attempts at Wikipedia
  20. 20. Links on MOOCs• Market: https://www.ai-class.com/• Open: https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu/• Dewey: http://ds106.us/
  21. 21. PERSONALIZED LEARNING
  22. 22. Personalized Learning: Khan Academy• http://www.khanacademy.org/new-and- noteworthy/v/the-gates-notes--teachers-in- los-altos• http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebr a/linear-equations-and-inequalitie/v/slope- and-rate-of-change• http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebr a/equation-of-a-line/e/slope_of_a_line
  23. 23. BTW, math videos don’t have to be lecture• Meyer on Problem Finding – http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=BlvKWEvKSi8#t=06m45s• Popcorn Picker – https://vimeo.com/42501010
  24. 24. Personalized Learning: Roadtrip Nation• http://www.roadtripnation.org/
  25. 25. We all agree that personalization isimportant…Therefore we will all disagree aboutwhat it means…
  26. 26. HOW DO DIGITAL MEDIACHANGE OUR MINDS?
  27. 27. Net Smart: Five Literacies• Attention• Collaboration• Participation• Crap Detection• Network Smarts
  28. 28. “Kids are good at things likeFacebook, but they don’t knowhow to conduct basic searches!”
  29. 29. Ethical fault lines in digital life • Identity – When does identity play cross over into identity deception? • Privacy – What are the boundaries of sharing information about oneself and others online? • Ownership and Authorship – What is the meaning of ownership and authorship in copy-paste, download, and remix environments? • Credibility – How do people signal their trustworthiness online and judge the trustworthiness of others? • Participation – In a context of rapidly forming and disintegrating communities, how are norms of behavior established, maintained, and respected online?
  30. 30. Support Bystanders Who Witness Bullying • Help the person being bullied get away from the situation.• Take away the audience by choosing not to watch and walk away.• Tell the child doing the bullying that you don’t like it and to stop doing it (but only if it feels safe to do so).• Distract the bully or offer an escape for the target by saying something like, “Mr. Smith needs to see you right now” or “Come on, we need you for our game” (but only if it feels safe to do so).• http://www.stopbullying.gov/respond/support-kids- involved/index.html#bystanders (excerpts)
  31. 31. So what are we supposed to• Define learning do?• Put technology in the service of learning• Ask “What’s New?”• Involve young people in your deliberations and trust their wisdom and insight
  32. 32. jiVisit us at EdTechTeacher.org! justin@edtechteacher.org

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