Discover Key Data Points from Project Tomorrow Report on Social Learning

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Discover Key Data Points from Project Tomorrow Report on Social Learning

  1. 1. SOCIAL LEARNING WEBINARWelcome to our webinar!Key Data Points from Project Tomorrow’s Reporton Social Learning
  2. 2. Control PanelControl panel is on the rightside of your screen.Minimize panel by clicking onthe red arrow in the upper leftcorner.Expand panel by clicking thesame red arrow.© 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. Webinar Tips• Submit your questions in the “Questions” section in the control panel• Tweeting today? #SWwebinars• A link to the recording of this webinar will be emailed to you• There will be a 5 second pause before we start Ms. Evan’s introduction and presentation…© 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Guest Presenter: Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow• Chief Executive Officer since 1999• Developed Speak Up National Research Project in 2003• Prior 17-year career in Sales and Marketing management• Graduate of Brown University• Serves on Boards of Directors for Project Tomorrow, TechAmerica Foundation, TechSETS, and previously for ISTE• Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellow• Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology• Welcome, Julie!© 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. Tech-Enabled Social Learning Environments A Special Webinar Speak Up 2011 National FindingsJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO November 7, 2012
  6. 6. A big thank you to:
  7. 7. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions  How do we define social learning?  Is there an unmet demand for the greater use of social learning within schools?  What is the value proposition around social learning?  How can new solutions mitigate some of the concerns that still exist about social learning?  What trends are on the horizon that we should all be watching?
  8. 8. Today’s Agenda: About the Speak Up Research Project Highlights from the new report Discussion with you Speak Up 2011 National Research Project: Views of K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Administrators
  9. 9. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003
  10. 10. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship  Science and Math Instruction  Career Interests in STEM and Teaching  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies in the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications  Designing the 21st Century School
  11. 11. Saluting our Speak Up 2011 Sponsors:
  12. 12. Inviting all K-12 schools and districts toparticipate Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Surveys open now thru December 14 Learn more @ www.tomorrow.org/speakup
  13. 13. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758  K-12 Students 330,117  Teachers & Librarians 38,502  Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006  School/District Administrators 4,133  About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, AL, IN, AZ, NC, FL, WI, VA, MD
  14. 14. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012
  15. 15. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning?
  16. 16. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team” Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning Students’ frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education Students want a more personalized learning environment
  17. 17. Personalized Learning . . . . . . . “…. process of contouring learning to individuals, recognizing that individuals inherently have different strengths and weaknesses, interests and ways of learning.” Sir Ken Robinson
  18. 18. The New Student Vision for LearningSocial–based learning PersonalizedUn–tethered learning LearningDigitally–rich learning
  19. 19. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Digitally-rich learning Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity
  20. 20. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Un-tethered learning Students envision technology- enabled learning that transcends classroom walls
  21. 21. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Social–based learning Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal learning networks of experts
  22. 22. Introducing . . . “Defining the Emerging Role of Social Learning Tools to Connect Students, Parents & Educators” A new white paper in collaboration with Schoolwires based upon the Speak Up 2011 national data
  23. 23. Defining the Emerging Role of Social LearningTools to Connect Students, Parents & Educators Key findings:  Increased value around social learning
  24. 24. Defining the Emerging Role of Social LearningTools to Connect Students, Parents & Educators Key findings:  Increased value around social learning  Students have high aspirations for leveraging social learning tools
  25. 25. Defining the Emerging Role of Social LearningTools to Connect Students, Parents & Educators Key findings:  Increased value around social learning  Students have high aspirations for leveraging social learning tools  Concerns linger with administrators and parents
  26. 26. Defining the Emerging Role of Social LearningTools to Connect Students, Parents & Educators Key findings:  Increased value around social learning  Students have high aspirations for leveraging social learning tools  Concerns linger with administrators and parents  New cohort of administrators paving a new path for innovative use
  27. 27. What is social learning? Leveraging social media and networking technology tools to: – Develop students’ personal learning networks – Facilitate collaborations and connectivity – Engage parents – Support teachers’ productivity – Ensure safety and security for participants – Personalize the learning process
  28. 28. How are you using social media toolsfor your personal interests?
  29. 29. How are you using social media toolsfor your personal interests? 2008: Only 27% of parents and 12% of principals were social networking users
  30. 30. “There are teachers that use these socialmedia sites themselves and see the valueof these as ways to grow professionally, somaking the transition to a site as a tool for learning should not be a quantum leap.” High School Principal - AZ
  31. 31. Students report facing obstacles tousing technology at school: Websites I need are blocked 59% Can’t use my own mobile device at school 55% Can’t access social networking tools 51% Too many rules! 48% Teachers limit our technology use 42% Can’t communicate with my classmates 39%
  32. 32. Students’ wish list!Principals are you listening? Ability to access projects from home computers 46% Provide tools to communicate with classmates 39% Provide tools to organize my schoolwork 38% Provide tools to communicate with my teacher 34% Provide tools to support collaboration 32%
  33. 33. The Social Learning Value PropositionAdministrators’ perspective on the value ofsocial learning 1. Sharing information with parents 2. Extends learning beyond the school day 3. Increases parental engagement 4. Provides more personalized learning 5. Facilitates student collaborations 6. Increases educator productivity 7. Enables stronger community connectivity
  34. 34. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety
  35. 35. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy
  36. 36. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use
  37. 37. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use  Providing access to all students
  38. 38. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use  Providing access to all students  Teachers need training to use tools effectively
  39. 39. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use  Providing access to all students  Teachers need training to use tools effectively  “No adults allowed” in my social spaces
  40. 40. Challenges of Implementing Social LearningAdministrators’ Perspective  Protecting student safety  Ensuring student information and data privacy  Monitoring for academic use  Providing access to all students  Teachers need training to use tools effectively  “No adults allowed” in my social spaces  Is there an academic tool that mimics com’l features?
  41. 41. “A school social learning environment would be fantastic. It needs to beseamless though and simulate the latest social media that the kids already use. People expect their digital work tooverlap and be immediately accessible.” High School Administrator - WI
  42. 42. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning?
  43. 43. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? Creating a shared vision?
  44. 44. Social learning in the ultimate school:Safe chat rooms where we can discuss course materials with classmates 51% of students
  45. 45. Social learning wish list for the ultimate school:
  46. 46. The New Student Vision for LearningSocial–based learning PersonalizedUn–tethered learning LearningDigitally–rich learning
  47. 47. Key trends we are watching: personalized learning • Continuing “digital disconnects” • Spectrum of digital native-ness • 24/7 access redefined • Inadequacy of the 1-to-1 paradigm • Everyone needs a personal learning network • Responsible use vs. acceptable use • Blurring of informal & formal learning lines • Students define success differently
  48. 48. Key trends we are watching: personalized learning:• Collaborations driving 21st century skills• Game-ification momentum – learning as process• Students as content producers• Changing ideals for assessment• Print to digital migration surprises• It’s really all about productivity!• Emergence of Free Agent Learners!
  49. 49. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports – Social learning www.tomorrow.org/speakup/SocialLearning_2012.html – Online learning trends – Mobile learning & social media – Print to digital migration – Intelligent adaptive software Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies
  50. 50. A big thank you to:
  51. 51. Inviting all K-12 schools and districts toparticipate Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Surveys open now thru December 14 Learn more @ www.tomorrow.org/speakup
  52. 52. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.
  53. 53. SOCIAL LEARNING WEBINAR Schoolwires supports social learning programs with Nimbus, a safe collaborative learning platform for students, teachers, and parents. For more information, visit: http://www.schoolwires.com/nimbus© 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. Schoolwires, the Schoolwires logos, and the unique trade dress of Schoolwires arethe trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of Schoolwires, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress andlogos used in Schoolwires and the Website are the trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of their respective owners. 53

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