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The shifting Education Landscape: Networked Learning

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The shifting Education Landscape: Networked Learning

  1. 1. The Shifting Education Landscape: Networked LearningLee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet Project3.26.12Monterey InstituteEmail: Lrainie@pewinternet.orgTwitter: @Lrainie PewInternet.org
  2. 2. Broadbandfacilitatesnetworkedinformation
  3. 3. Social mediaaids peer-to-peer learningby doing
  4. 4. Mobileconnectivityalterslearningvenues andexpectations
  5. 5. New kindsof learnersemerge
  6. 6. Digital Revolution 1Internet (80%) and Broadband at home (66%) 71% 66%
  7. 7. Internet users – 80%
  8. 8. Broadband at home – 64%
  9. 9. Networked creators are everywhere (two-thirds of adults; three-quarters of teens)• 66% of int. users are social networking site users• 55% share photos• 37% contribute rankings and ratings• 33% create content tags• 30% share personal creations• 26% post comments on sites and blogs• 15% have personal website• 15% are content remixers• 14% are bloggers• 13% use Twitter• 6% location services – 9% allow location awareness from social media – 23% maps etc.
  10. 10. 56% of adults own laptops –up from 30% in 200652% of adults own DVRs –up from 3% in 200244% of adults own MP3 players –up from 11% in 200542% of adults own game consoles19% of adults own e-book readers - Kindle19% of adults own tablet computer - iPad
  11. 11. Broadband Pervasivefacilitates medianetworkedinformation Links and multimedia Self-paced learning Analytics
  12. 12. Digital Revolution 2:Mobile phones – 88% of adults 327.6 Total U.S. population: 315.5 million 2011
  13. 13. Digital devices Younger Older Silent G.I. All online Millennials Gen X Boomers Boomers Generation Generation adults (18-34) (35-46) (47-56) (57-65) (66-74) (75+) (18+)Cell phone 96% 94% 87% 84% 77% 52% 88%Desktopcomputer 55% 67% 62% 61% 48% 29% 57%Laptopcomputer 70% 63% 58% 49% 32% 14% 56%iPod or MP3player 69% 57% 36% 24% 10% 5% 44%Gameconsole 63% 63% 38% 19% 8% 3% 42%e-Bookreader 19% 25% 18% 12% 9% 5% 19%Tablet, likeiPad 23% 23% 16% 14% 8% 3% 19%
  14. 14. Smartphones – 46%
  15. 15. Changes in smartphone ownership
  16. 16. Cell phones as connecting tools % of cell owners • 64% send photo or video – Post video 25% • 55% access social net. site • 30% watch a video • 11% have purchased a product • 11% charitable donation by text • 60% (of Twitter users) access Twitter 2/22/2011 17
  17. 17. Texting takes off and talking slips
  18. 18. Apps – 50% of adults
  19. 19. Mobile Augmentedconnectivity realityalterslearning Attentionvenues and zones morphexpectations Pervasive,New access Real-time perpetualpoints to sharing, just- awarenessknowledge in-time of social(AAA) searching networks
  20. 20. Digital Revolution 3Social networking – 52% of all adults % of internet users
  21. 21. Social media Facilitates rise ofaids peer-to- amateur expertspeer learningby doingElevates DIYlearning insoc.nets Changes Increases the role of character of social networks in soc.nets
  22. 22. In the midst of all this, what’s happening with learning?
  23. 23. Teacher research• Teachers are teched-up personally and in class – Bloggers, SNS, Twitter users, Wikipedia• Divided about their aptitude vs. students• Tech makes students fundamentally different now in capacities and learning styles• Tech has good/bad impacts on students’ lives – Media savvy / sharing / immersive / broadening – Distracted / less-info savvy / prone to shortcuts
  24. 24. Good news for new methodsPresidents Predict the Future of Online Learning% saying more than half of their undergraduate students have taken/will be taking anonline class
  25. 25. Not-so-good newsPublic Views on Learning Online vs. in the Classroom In general, do you think a course taken only online provides an equal educational value compared with a course taken in person in a classroom, or not? (%)
  26. 26. College presidents weigh inPresidents’ Views on Learning Online vs. in the Classroom Generally speaking, do you believe a course taken online provides an equal educational value compared with a course taken in person in a classroom, or not? (%)
  27. 27. More oriented New kinds towards being of learners nodes of emerge production More reliant on feedback and responseMore self-directed More inclined toBetter arrayed to collaborationcapture new info
  28. 28. What is the future of learning/knowledge? -- Shana Ratner (1997) “Emerging Issues in Learning Communities” Old: New:Learning as transaction Learning as a process Knowledge is Knowledge is objective and subjective and certain provisional
  29. 29. What is the future of learning/knowledge? -- Shana Ratner (1997) “Emerging Issues in Learning Communities” Old: New:Learning as transaction Learning as a processLearners receive Learners create knowledge knowledge
  30. 30. What is the future of learning/knowledge? -- Shana Ratner (1997) “Emerging Issues in Learning Communities” Old: New:Learning as transaction Learning as a processKnowledge is organized Knowledge is organized in stable, hierarchical “ecologically”- structures that can disciplines are be treated integrative and independently of one interactive another
  31. 31. What is the future of learning/knowledge? -- Shana Ratner (1997) “Emerging Issues in Learning Communities” Old: New:Learning as transaction Learning as a processOur “intelligence” Our “intelligence” is based on our is based on our individual learning abilities communities
  32. 32. Your map is wrong
  33. 33. Thank you!
  34. 34. • Stanford CS221 – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence• Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig• Google X, a lab created to incubate the company’s most ambitious and secretive projects. He was also free to pursue outside ventures.• In a few slides, he’d spelled out the nine essential components of a university education: admissions, lectures, peer interaction, professor interaction, problem-solving, assignments, exams, deadlines, and certification.

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