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Conole clicks webinar 11 February 2018


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A critique of the changing landscape of education and the changing roles of teachers and learners

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Conole clicks webinar 11 February 2018

  1. 1. Traversing the digital landscape: reflecting on the implications for learning and teaching Gráinne Conole CLICK webinar, 11th February 2018 National Teaching Fellow 2012 Ascilite fellow 2012EDEN fellow 2013
  2. 2. About me… • Worked at 6 HE institutions • Now a visiting professor at DCU and an independent consultant • Research interests: – Learning Design – OER and MOOCs – Social medial – E-pedagogies – Institutional TEL strategy and policy • More at • Blog
  3. 3. Outline • Impact of digital technologies • Wicked problems and future trends in education • 21st Century competencies and digital literacies • Key issues in learning and teaching • Future trends • Changing roles: teachers and learners – Teachers – Learners • Transforming education – New approaches to learning design – Using learning analytics
  4. 4. Impact of digital technologies • Provide a rich variety of ways to interact with multimedia resource and to communicate and collaborative • Key trends – Mobile devices – Learning across boundaries – Learning analytics – Augmented reality – Artificial Intelligence
  5. 5. Horizon summit: future of education • Challenges mean: – Rethink what it means to teach – Re-image online learning (and face to face) – Allow productive failure – Innovate as part of the learning ethic 5
  6. 6. Wicked problems in Education • Technology – Gap between the promise and the reality • Digital literacies – Teachers and learners lack digital literacies • Teaching strategies – Learners will be doing jobs that don’t even exist today – Shift from knowledge recall to competences – Develop metacognition and learning to learn
  7. 7. 21st Century competences • Competences – Critical thinking – Problem solving – Team work – Communication – Collaboration – Meta cognition – Networking – Creativity – Reflexivity – Flexible
  8. 8. Digital literacies • Digital literacies needed to be part of today’s participatory culture – Evaluation – Transmedia navigation – Multitasking – Distributed cognition – Networking – Visualisation – Metaphors – Collective intelligence – Play – Digital identity management Jenkins
  9. 9. EDUCAUSE • Academic transformation: innovative learning and teaching models • Accessibility and universal design • Faculty development • Privacy and security • Digital and information literacies • Integrated planning and advising • Instructional design
  10. 10. EDUCAUSE • Online and blended learning • Evaluation of technology-based instructional innovations • Open education • Learning analytics • Adaptive teaching and learning • Working with emerging technology • Learning space design • Next Generation Digital Learning Environment and LMS
  11. 11. Future trends • Changing nature of work • A spectrum of learners • Transportability of credentials – Micro-credentials and blockchain technology • An unbundling of education – Resources – Support – Learning pathway – Accreditation
  12. 12. 21st Century teaching • Development of higher order skills – Creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration • Development of lifelong learning habits • Learning how to learn with technologies • Motivate by providing experiential, authentic and challenging experiences
  13. 13. 21st Century learning • Giving students more choice • Preparing for having multiple careers • Development of digital and academic literacies • Ownership of their learning • Curating learning achievements
  14. 14. We need teachers who are masters at developing learners who are adept at sense making around their own goals. Teachers who are focused on helping students develop the dispositions and literacies required to succeed regardless of subject or content or curriculum Will Richardson via Couros’ blog
  15. 15. [In the future we need] learners who master agency [which] lays the foundation for self-directed lifelong learning, a critical skill for thriving in a rapidly changing world and for our nation to remain globally competitive. Office of Ed Tech
  16. 16. Changing role of the teacher • From delivery to facilitation • Use of digital technologies • New digital literacy skills • From knowledge recall to competencies • Teacher role is even more important
  17. 17. Changing role of the learner • A shift to more flexible and personalised learning • Digitally savvy • Development of digital and academic literacies • Lifelong learners • Self-determined learners • Harnessing the power of a global network of peers • Curating learning and demonstration of achievement of learning outcomes
  18. 18. Lifelong learning: a fb critique • Is lifelong learning a reality? – Increasing ‘business-fied’ education landscape – Learning is also about respective engagement with society – A neoliberal market where the poor are excluded – Need for support from peers and tutors – More of a focus on critical inquiry?
  19. 19. Student success - Couros • Student voice – learn from others and share their learning • Choice – how and what they learn • Time for reflection – to reflect on what they have learnt • Opportunities for innovation • Critical thinkers • Problem solvers • Self assessment • Connected learning
  20. 20. Transforming education • New approaches to design that – Enable pedagogically informed decisions that make appropriate use of technologies – Shift from knowledge recall to development of competencies – Student centred and activity based – Help develop meta-cognitive skills – Assessment process rather than product based • Harnessing learning analytics – Teachers: to help those who are struggling – Learners: to develop learning strategies and benchmark against their peers
  21. 21. Conclusion • Implement innovative pedagogies that: –Support self-reliance, resilience, agility, adaptability –Encourage meta-cognition and reflection –Utilize the affordances of digital technologies –Enable technology-enhanced learning spaces –Develop competencies to deal with an unknown future
  22. 22. Email: Website: Blog: Twitter: @gconole e