Why Technology, Why Us, Why Now?

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Why Technology, Why Us, Why Now?

  1. 1. 1<br />Technology? <br />Us? <br />Now? <br />Why<br />Presented by Larry Edelman<br /> <br /> <br />
  2. 2. Primary Goal<br />Stimulate our thinking about ways that we might use technology to help us effectively and efficiently provide professional development activities, support performance, disseminate information, and provide technical assistance. <br />2<br />
  3. 3. What is technology?<br />…anything invented after you were born. – Alan Kay<br />…anything that doesn’t work yet. – Danny Hillis<br />…anything useful invented by a mind. – Kevin Kelly<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Context is not important.<br />Context is everything.<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Digital communication is changing everything about how we build relationships, communicate, and learn<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Why use more technology?<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />Ways of thinking about technology that can help us feel less overwhelmed and achieve a better sense of how technology can be used to enhance our work<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.<br />Roy Amara, Institute for the Future<br />
  10. 10. First, focus on function<br />10<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />Then focus on technology<br />
  13. 13. The uneven quality of first-generation digital learning sometimes leaves an impression more of hokum than of transformation. <br />But the second generation will not. <br />Andy Hoffman,Director, American History and Civics Initiative<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Then focus on technology<br />
  15. 15. Modularity is Key<br />Hardware <br />Connecting a scanner to a computer<br />Applications<br />Conducting a video conference using Skype, recording it with Callburner, and editing it with Audacity<br />Learning Objects<br />Embedding learning objects in webcasts, PPT, etc.<br />
  16. 16. 16<br />Approaches that may be useful in planning how to practically adopt the use of new technologies<br />
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