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Engineering Next Generation Conference Education Sessions slideshare

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Engineering Next Generation Conference Education Sessions slideshare

  1. 1. Engineering Education Strategies For Next Generation Conferences & EventsJeff Hurt<br />
  2. 2. Engineering Education Strategies For Next Generation Conferences & Events<br />2<br />
  3. 3. 1) Identify six principles for designing next-gen conference education sessions<br />3<br />
  4. 4. 2) Discuss strategies for applying these principles<br />4<br />
  5. 5. 3) Explore how to integrate tech to engage participants before, during & after a meeting <br />5<br />
  6. 6. What is education?<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Is there a difference between education & information? <br />7<br />
  8. 8. Turn to your neighbor and discuss. Spend four minutes.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Is there a difference between education & information? <br />9<br />
  10. 10. According to US EPA:<br />Information provides facts, figures, opinions.<br />Education teaches skills<br /><ul><li> critical thinking
  11. 11. problem solving
  12. 12. collaboration
  13. 13. decision making
  14. 14. evaluation
  15. 15. analysis</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinkerbots/4347648540/in/photostream/<br />10<br />
  16. 16. Conference education often embraces a Clone Culture<br />11<br />
  17. 17. Conference education often embraces a Clone Culture<br />Cloned:<br /><ul><li> Learning
  18. 18. Knowledge
  19. 19. Ideas</li></ul>12<br />
  20. 20. Why<br />13<br />
  21. 21. Our education endeavors built on outdated, traditional model<br /><ul><li> Oxford University</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/69691418@N00/4368951793/<br />14<br />
  22. 22. Our education endeavors built on outdated, traditional model<br /><ul><li> Oxford University
  23. 23. WW II</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/69691418@N00/4368951793/<br />15<br />
  24. 24. Our education endeavors built on outdated, traditional model<br /><ul><li> Oxford University
  25. 25. WW II
  26. 26. Industrial Revolution</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/69691418@N00/4368951793/<br />16<br />
  27. 27. Anyone from the 1800’s could walk into most conference education sessions and feel right at home.<br />17<br />
  28. 28. Traditional Conference Education uses a push method<br />Old<br /><ul><li>Training
  29. 29. Rigid
  30. 30. Program
  31. 31. Mandated
  32. 32. Formal </li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />18<br />
  33. 33. New Conference Education uses a push method<br />New<br /><ul><li>Learning
  34. 34. Flexible
  35. 35. Platform
  36. 36. Self-Service
  37. 37. Informal</li></ul>Old<br /><ul><li>Training
  38. 38. Rigid
  39. 39. Program
  40. 40. Mandated
  41. 41. Formal </li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />19<br />
  42. 42. The Traditional Conference Push Method <br />Conference & Event Organizers decide where bus going, attendees along for ride.<br />(Good for newbies, bad for veterans)<br />LO #1<br />LO #2<br />20<br />
  43. 43. The New Conference<br />Pull Method <br />Riders choose destination, speed, route & decide if they want to take detours or help others. (Best for veterans and experienced professionals)<br />LO #1<br />LO #2<br />21<br />
  44. 44. 1) Identify six principles for designing next-gen conference education sessions<br />22<br />
  45. 45. The Future Of Learning Institutions In A Digital Age<br />http://www.hastac.org/node/2238<br />23<br />
  46. 46. #1: Conference ed sessions must transition to Participatory Learning<br /><ul><li>Internet changed how we all learn, play, socialize, engage in life</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />24<br />
  47. 47. #1: Conference ed sessions must transition to Participatory Learning<br /><ul><li>Commonplace not exotic
  48. 48. About a process, not a product</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />25<br />
  49. 49. #1: Conference ed sessions must transition to Participatory Learning<br /><ul><li>Not passive
  50. 50. About conversations, comments, engagement</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />26<br />
  51. 51. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>How would you define engagement? participation?</li></ul>#1: Conference ed sessions must transition to Participatory Learning<br />27<br />
  52. 52. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>How does participatory learning impact traditional conferences?</li></ul>#1: Conference ed sessions must transition to Participatory Learning<br />28<br />
  53. 53. #2: Conference ed sessions must transition from Presumed Authority to Collective Credibility<br /><ul><li>Communal
  54. 54. Democratic</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />29<br />
  55. 55. #2: Conference ed sessions must transition from Presumed Authority to Collective Credibility<br /><ul><li>Problem solving through group processes
  56. 56. Interdisciplinary</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />30<br />
  57. 57. #2: Conference ed sessions must transition from Presumed Authority to Collective Credibility<br /><ul><li>Requires helping attendees learn skills to address different points of views </li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />31<br />
  58. 58. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>What barriers exist to keep you from moving to this model?</li></ul>#2: Conference ed sessions must transition from Presumed Authority to Collective Credibility<br />32<br />
  59. 59. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>What role do Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) play in this model?</li></ul>#2: Conference ed sessions must transition from Presumed Authority to Collective Credibility<br />33<br />
  60. 60. #3: Conference ed sessions must transition to More Horizontal Structures<br /><ul><li>Traditional – authoritative, top-down
  61. 61. Knowledge gap between speaker & audience shrunk</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />34<br />
  62. 62. #3: Conference ed sessions must transition to More Horizontal Structures<br /><ul><li>Corporate world emphasizing collaboration, teamwork, problem-solving
  63. 63. Knowledge making together</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />35<br />
  64. 64. #3: Conference ed sessions must transition to More Horizontal Structures<br /><ul><li>Emphasis on Peer2Peer
  65. 65. Less monologues and panel dialogues</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />36<br />
  66. 66. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>Brainstorm some successful Peer2Peer education strategies</li></ul>#3: Conference ed sessions must transition to More Horizontal Structures<br />37<br />
  67. 67. #4: Conference ed sessions must provide a variety Formal & Informal Learning<br /><ul><li>80% of learning is from informal learning
  68. 68. Move from push to pull methods</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />38<br />
  69. 69. #4: Conference ed sessions must provide a variety Formal & Informal Learning<br />LO #1<br />LO #2<br />Source: Jay Cross’ Working Smarter<br />39<br />
  70. 70. #4: Conference ed sessions must provide a variety Formal & Informal Learning<br />LO #1<br />LO #2<br />Source: Jay Cross’ Working Smarter<br />40<br />
  71. 71. #4: Conference ed sessions must provide a variety Formal & Informal Learning<br />LO #1<br />LO #2<br />Source: Jay Cross’ Working Smarter<br />41<br />
  72. 72. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>What concerns you most about this chart?
  73. 73. What delights you?</li></ul>#4: Conference ed sessions must provide a variety Formal & Informal Learning<br />42<br />
  74. 74. #4: Conference ed sessions must provide a variety Formal & Informal Learning<br />LO #1<br />LO #2<br />Source: Jay Cross’ Working Smarter<br />43<br />
  75. 75. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>What must meeting professionals do differently to encourage this?</li></ul>#4: Conference ed sessions must provide a variety Formal & Informal Learning<br />44<br />
  76. 76. #5: Conference ed sessions must transition toNetworked Learning<br /><ul><li>Learning is social
  77. 77. Conversational and partnering
  78. 78. Developing mediation skills</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />45<br />
  79. 79. #5: Conference sessions must transition toNetworked Learning<br /><ul><li>Emphasizes flexibility & outcomes
  80. 80. Sees learning as mobilizing networks
  81. 81. From assertive to enabling</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />46<br />
  82. 82. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>How can you encourage more participant dialogue & conversations at your conferences?</li></ul>#5: Conference sessions must transition toNetworked Learning<br />47<br />
  83. 83. #6: Conference ed sessions must beInteractive & Without Walls<br /><ul><li>Life-Long Learning
  84. 84. Venues with free Wi-Fi
  85. 85. Encourages sharing of social media experiences</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />48<br />
  86. 86. #6: Conference ed sessions must beInteractive & Without Walls<br /><ul><li>Many-to-multitudes (engages those not present, extends messages to those restricted by $$ or schedule)Examples: Darfur, Tibet</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />49<br />
  87. 87. #6: Conference ed sessions must beInteractive & Without Walls<br /><ul><li>Extending ideas, practices and even failures for betterment of the industry, profession</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />50<br />
  88. 88. #6: Conference ed sessions must beInteractive & Without Walls<br /><ul><li>We serve our members best by serving our industry first.</li></ul>LO #1<br />LO #2<br />51<br />
  89. 89. Small Group Discussion<br />How does this statement impact your annual conferences? Do you agree? Disagree? Why?“We serve our members best by serving our industry first.”<br />#6: Conference ed sessions must be Interactive & Without Walls<br />52<br />
  90. 90. Small Group Discussion<br /><ul><li>What logistical challenges do you see with “Without Walls?”
  91. 91. How can you overcome them?</li></ul>#6: Conference ed sessions must be Interactive & Without Walls<br />53<br />
  92. 92. Recap - Conference Ed Sessions Must Transition:<br />To participatory learning<br />From presumed authority to collective credibility<br />To more horizontal structures<br />54<br />
  93. 93. Recap - Conference Ed Sessions Must:<br />Provide informal & formal learning opportunities<br />Transition to networked learning<br />Be interactive & without walls<br />55<br />
  94. 94. Sources: Digital Media & Learning funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation from the University of Michigan & MIT<br />56<br />
  95. 95. 3) Explore how to integrate tech to engage participants before, during & after a meeting <br />57<br />
  96. 96. Creating a Perpetual Conference Learnscape!<br />LO #3<br />58<br />
  97. 97. Brainstorm with others in group<br />What are ways to integrate technology to engage participants before, during and after events?<br />LO #3<br />59<br />
  98. 98. 1) Identify six principles for designing next-gen conference education sessions<br />60<br />
  99. 99. 2) Discuss strategies for applying these principles<br />61<br />
  100. 100. 3) Explore how to integrate tech to engage participants before, during & after a meeting <br />62<br />
  101. 101. Planning Meetings & Events…<br />Not A Piece Of Cake<br />63<br />
  102. 102. Adult Ed & Meetings<br />64<br />
  103. 103. Engineering Education Strategies For Next Generation Conferences & Events<br />65<br />
  104. 104. jhurt@velvetchainsaw.com jeffhurtblog.com @JeffHurt<br />

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