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Professor Mike Sharples, Director, LSRI, University of Nottingham, presentation at Handheld Learning 2008, London

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Mike Sharples

  1. 1. Mike Sharples Learning Sciences Research Institute University of Nottingham www.nottingham.ac.uk/lsri/msh What will teaching be like in the next 25 years?
  2. 2. 2004 Large Screen Pen Tablet <ul><li>Large screen tablet computers running Windows, as interactive books and replacements for laptops </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2005 Location Aware Guide
  4. 4. 2006 Mobile Videophone
  5. 5. 2003 Handheld Learning Device <ul><li>Student learning organiser </li></ul>Students on MSc in Human Centred Systems, University of Birmingham
  6. 6. 2004 Collaborative M-Learning <ul><li>Handheld devices for collaborative learning </li></ul>
  7. 7. I was way off in my predictions for teaching and learning But I’m not the only one
  8. 8. Why have predicted educational innovations not happened? “… for the last century, education has been practised in segregated buildings by carefully regimented and standardized classes of students led and instructed by teachers working essentially alone. In ten years , this model will be seen in many quarters to be obsolete ”  Stephen Downes, July 1998 http://www.downes.ca/future/
  9. 9. The new digital divide Classroom Informal National curriculum Standards League tables Ofsted PISA SATs Restricted internet access Web2.0 Social learning Unrestricted internet access Situated learning Games Virtual learning Environments Personal learning
  10. 10. The new digital divide Classroom Informal Slow change Fast change
  11. 11. Two alternative futures Disruption Connection
  12. 12. Becta project “ Web 2.0 Technologies for Learning at Key Stages 3 and 4 Survey of 2611 children in Years 8 and 10 Have you sent a text message at school (for work)? 33% replied that they had 23% had taken and shared a photo in school 36% had accessed the internet from a mobile phone in school Despite phones being banned Disruption
  13. 13. One vision of the future Wearable and portable devices used to control and monitor learners Widening gap between learning inside and outside school Mobile technology treated as disruptive and dangerous
  14. 14. <ul><li>How do we connect… </li></ul>Connection
  15. 15. <ul><li>learning in the classroom… </li></ul>Connection
  16. 16. <ul><li>… and learning at home? </li></ul>Connection
  17. 17. <ul><li>How do we connect… </li></ul>Connection
  18. 18. <ul><li>learning about the world … </li></ul>Connection
  19. 19. <ul><li>… and learning in the world? </li></ul>Connection
  20. 20. Create and collect in the museum View and share in the classroom Present a personal perspective Prepare in the classroom MyArtSpace
  21. 21. Personal carbon monoxide monitor linked to Google maps PI: Personal Inquiry Science inquiry learning between home and school Measure pollution on journey to school
  22. 22. Inquiry learning in the world Ambient Wood Equator research collaboration (Universities of Nottingham, Bristol, Lancaster, Glasgow, Southampton, Sussex, University College London, Goldsmith’s College) Learning-enabled environments
  23. 23. Let us start a serious public debate about how and whether we can bridge this gap between children's experiences inside and outside school Lord Puttnam, Guardian , May 2007
  24. 24. 2015 Lifelong Learning Assistance <ul><li>Lifelong learning organiser </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity tools </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide collaborative investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Guides and mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual learning </li></ul>