Providing Solutions II Forum and Engaging VET Learners Through iPads Workshop


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  • Johannes Gutenberg – 1440 first mass production of books 3600 pages per day compared to 40 by hand printing / few by hand-copying introduced era of mass communication – increase access to knowledge – broke the monopoly of the literate elite 1620 Francis bacon would say “changed the whole face and state of things throughout the world no dyslexia before the printing press
  • Mrs Barnes We have witnessed a range of innovations in education since Gutenberg’s printing press – ball point pen / ink well monitor
  • In education, three key technology-related shifts are underway that shows this to be an idea whose time has finally come. The first involves shifting computers from school tech labs to classrooms and from classrooms to pupils’ backpacks. The second replaces books and print-based analogues with online curricula and digital content. The third removes one-size-fits all, teacher-at-front-of-the room instructional approaches in favour of personalised lessons, assessments, and instructional modalities." Global education strategist Dr Mark Westo
  • Enabling students to reach their potential through increased access to educational resources and experts that extend learning beyond the capacities or limitations of their school or community. Engaging students in rich, compelling learning experiences that develop deeper knowledge and skill development especially the problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking skills so highly desired for our world today. Empowering students to take responsibility for their own educational destinies and to explore knowledge with an unfettered curiosity, thus creating a new generation of life long learners.
  • Thomas Friedman "flatteners" that he sees as leveling the global playing field – personal computing convergence of computers / internet / globalisation digital natives Speakup 2010 Not reflected in what is happening in schools – precieved lack of sophisticated use of emerging technologies Desktop computers still most prevalent
  • survey to identify and measure literacy linked to social and economic characteristics of people – 15 to 74 year olds 46-47% had literacy levels below ‘functional literacy’ – that is, the literacy skills necessary to met the complex demands of everyday life and work in the emerging knowledge-based society links between employment / income / use of technology link with health literacy – 60% functioning below minimum requirements required to understand and use information relating to health
  • Back to my MAC Plus – this signalled the era of the beginning of the flattening of our world Technologies that we will be talking about today – workshops looking at alterantive formats, literacy support software programs, accessible mobile technologies. Workshops examinig issues around these technologies and possible solutions, and ending in a plenary to get us thinking about the ever changing future we have legal and moral responsibility to remove barriers and provide access to all in this flat world
  • emerging and developing technologies delivering compensatory strategies Literacy support tools for reading and writing text to speech, spelling and grammar checkers, word prediction, speech recognition
  • SOS
  • If you want to put the number of downloads into perspective, think about this. Apple announced the 10 billionth download back in January. In the past 5 months, Apple has seen over 5 billion apps downloaded from its App Store . That’s half of the downloads from the entire 2 and a half years that the App Store had been open. Today’s release did not give any details on the split between free and paid apps, but it did say that Apple has paid developers more than $2.5 billion over the past 3 years. This would suggest that developers earned about $.16 per download.
  • Providing Solutions II Forum and Engaging VET Learners Through iPads Workshop

    1. 1. <ul><li>Providing Solutions II Forum </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging VET learners </li></ul><ul><li>through iPads Workshop </li></ul>
    2. 2. Greg O’Connor Education Services Manager, Spectronics
    3. 5. &quot;Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”
    4. 7. Project Tomorrow & The Horizon Report <ul><li>use social based learning for learning and personal lives </li></ul><ul><li>access to untethered learning </li></ul><ul><li>digitally rich learning using relevancy-based digital tools, content & resources that allow for self directed learning </li></ul>
    5. 8. The road ahead: <ul><li>Enabling </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul>The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered How Today’s Students Are Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Learning (2011)
    6. 9. Disruptive Innovation
    7. 11. 30%
    8. 12. 46-47% The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was undertaken in Australia in 1996
    9. 13. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity <ul><li>..impaired access, participation </li></ul><ul><li>and progress in learning, social connectiveness, and employment </li></ul>
    10. 14. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity “ prepare for an environment where they will spend more time reading and using information on the internet than they will reading from a printed book”
    11. 15. Remediation vs Compensation Edyburn (2006)
    12. 16. One size fits all?
    13. 17. Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Multiple Means of </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Action and Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul>
    14. 19. Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>National Center on Universal Design for Learning
    15. 21. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Engagement Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How weare challenged, excited, or interested. Teacher - Stimulate interest and motivation for learning
    16. 22. It Can’t Teach
    17. 23. “ Every new literacy changes the way we think about the world. The alphabet did this to oral cultures. Cheap books did it after Gutenberg. Mobile, interactive multimedia technologies are doing it in our time. As educators are we up to the challenge?” Pat Clifford, Galileo Educational Network
    18. 24. iPad
    19. 26. <ul><li>450,000+ Apps available </li></ul><ul><li>100,000+ iPad Apps </li></ul><ul><li>30% are free </li></ul><ul><li>15+ Billion Downloads </li></ul><ul><li>200+ million iOS users in 90 countries </li></ul>
    20. 27. SOS
    21. 28. Introduction to the iPad <ul><li>WiFi / 3GS </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes / Syncing </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Managing iPads </li></ul>
    22. 29. Advantages of the iPad <ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream device </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of apps </li></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><li>Supports universal design </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes 21st century success </li></ul>
    23. 30. Disadvantages of the iPad <ul><li>Fragile </li></ul><ul><li>Using in outside light </li></ul><ul><li>Install apps via iTunes only </li></ul><ul><li>No USB </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative access methods limited </li></ul>
    24. 31. Accessories
    25. 32. Accessories
    26. 33. Access to Personalised Learning
    27. 34. Accessibility Features <ul><li>VoiceOver </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom Magnification </li></ul><ul><li>White on Black Display </li></ul><ul><li>Large text </li></ul>
    28. 37. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Representation Student/Trainee - How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read. Teacher/Trainer - Present information and content in different ways
    29. 38. iPad Reading Apps
    30. 39. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Action & Expression Student/Trainee - Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas. Teacher/Trainer - Differentiate the ways that students can express what they know
    31. 40. iPad Writing Apps
    32. 41. <ul><li>Thanks. </li></ul>
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