A: YouTube, YouTube, YouTube!!!!</li></li></ul><li>Why – These Times are a-Changin’<br />Cause for pause…<br />Information and the Internet –”Post-Gutenberg Revo”<br />Tech-Immersed Learners<br />Albeit “selectively native”<br />Proliferation of Online Learning<br />Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)… and the tools to do it<br />Web 2.0 – Cheap, Flexible, Customizable<br />E.g., blogs, wikis, CMS, Video sharing, video conferencing, whiteboards, virtual worlds, free content, mind maps, ETC! <br />
Why – A Question<br />Has the rise of online learning (and CSCL in particular) changed how we look at “teaching philosophy”? Should it?<br />Constructivist vs. Direct Instruction Models<br />Compare 1999-2004 to 2005-2010<br />“Web 2.0” Coined in 2004<br />
Why - Hypotheses<br />H1: The rise of CSCL and Web 2.0 tools has re-focusedthe teaching community to constructivist, collaborative, and semi-directed teaching practices.<br />H1a: There will be less text and more links in the 2005-2010 hits.<br />H1b: There will be more direct instruction words used in 1999-2004 and more constructivist words used in 2005-2010.<br />
How – Two Ways<br />1) Page Descriptives:<br /># Words in Code<br /># Characters in Code<br /># Words in Page<br /># Characters in Page<br /># Links on Page<br />2) Content Analysis:<br /><ul><li># Times Words Used:
What – The Descriptives: Means<br />Averages Over Top 15 Hits for Each Time Period <br />
What – The Links<br />Average # of Links Over the 15 Hits for Each Time Period<br />
What – The Words<br /># of Times Word is Used Across the 15 Hits<br />
Conclusions <br />H1a: There will be less text and more links in the 2005-2010 hits.<br />No, YES!<br />H1b: There will be more direct instruction words used in 1999-2004 and more constructivist words used in 2005-2010.<br />Yes, perhaps would play out over larger sample<br />
Conclusion – The Future<br />How to mine this data more efficiently?<br />Apply more sophisticated statistical techniques to control for variables and increase validity.<br />Use qualitative analysis to glean themes from the text of the pages.<br />Write my own stinkin’ teaching philosophy.<br />
Saltpot was my “web presence”Didn’t have a web presence before this semester. Signed on to FTS server week before semester started.
Really think my teaching philosophy is important. Not sure this would be very encouraging if you were a future employer.
Attended Kevin Johnston’s Teaching Philosophy Session 1… got too busy teaching to finish the
G- Docs… class dicussion. What do they expect out of an instructor. What words