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Teaching with technology: The Babson Experience

  1. 1. Teaching ETA with Technology Bala Iyer March 22, 2013 Twitter: @BalaIyer
  2. 2. Session Objectives • Emerging technologies and its impact on education – Different models that are emerging • Review the pedagogical benefits of leveraging the latest social media tools • Demonstrate several cutting-edge technologies and how they have been successfully used in the classroom • Examples on teaching with new technology • What comes next?BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  3. 3. Stakeholder Analysis Student Faculty Content Platform Sponsor provider provider Online Platform Social Rich Re-usable Institutional Innovative constructivism engagement Content ROI Pedagogy Value PropositionBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  4. 4. What is Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ETA)? • Entrepreneurial leaders are individuals who, through an understanding of themselves and the contexts in which they work, act on and shape opportunities that create value for their organizations, their stakeholders, and the wider society. ETA is their method. • What does it mean to use technology for ETA? • Educate knowledge workers to use information and technology to think and act entrepreneurially to create and sustain social and economic value in a global environmentBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  5. 5. What do we see? • The clock speed of the world is increasing as devices are connected to the internet, ushering in billions to the global, connected economy • BRIC nations are using smart devices to overcome the digital divide and join the knowledge economy • Digital natives are forming a larger portion of the working economy and enforcing their values • Knowledge objects are abundant, perspective is in short supply • On average, Americans, ages 18-44 between 1978- 2008, held 11 jobs. Now onto the gig economy!BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  6. 6. We have used several technologies and taken many approaches to using technology in the classroom.BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  7. 7. Educational Technologies • Publishing – Wiks, Blogs, Brainshark, Slideshare • Communities – StackExchange, LinkedIn • Community Feedback/Crowdsourcing – Quora, StackExchange, Google Moderator • Social Media – Twitter, SlideShare, Blogs, Google Moderator • Learning platforms – MOOCs • Simulation and Gaming • Adaptive Learning (Analytics) - Big Data transforming personal learning • Micro-credentialing/BadgesBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  8. 8. Education Delivery Models Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads (2008), HBS Book, by Srikant Datar and Open Case David Garvin and Patrick Cullen MOOCs ??? Space Flipping the ClassroomStudent Flipped Caselocation Traditional Interactive Place lectures sessions Consumer Producer Student InvolvementBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  9. 9. Interactive sessionsBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  10. 10. Making sessions more dynamic • Provide updates before and after class • Follow companies • Follow experts • Voting • SlideShare for sharing and testing • Comments on VideoBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  11. 11. Twitter • Post a comment on Twitter using the #TETAII hashtag • Answer a poll question on Twtpoll http://twtpoll.com/keha51BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  12. 12. Facts vs. understandingBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  13. 13. Question and votingBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  14. 14. Observations • Same content more interaction • Instant feedback for instructors • Utilizes current technologyBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  15. 15. Flipping the ClassroomBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  16. 16. Khan AcademyBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  17. 17. Observations • Brings experiential learning • Peer to peer learning • Social construction • Content ownership is an issue • Quality of content is important • Owners must determine good sources for content • Classroom time planning becomes a focal pointBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  18. 18. Interactive CasesBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  19. 19. Current Status Traditional Paper Teaching Case Content created & organized in hardcopy documents & folders Content is static with significant updates done thru “Case B” Content is limited in terms of stakeholder perspectives Hard to re-use & share Hard to find specific content Rely solely on instructor for grading metrics Synchronous interactions mostly in a specific classroom timeframeBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  20. 20. The Challenge: Case Authoring • Faculty unhappy with case studies • Multiple contributors existed worldwide – Teaching faculty in Wellesley, MA (Babson) – Case stakeholders (CKO) in India – Industry experts (IDC) in Massachusetts • Content updates would be happening right up until weeks before the case delivery • Content updates would need to continue as case evolved with each teaching • A desire to eventually repurpose, portions of the content • Content that was easily indexed and searchable • Permissions and Content Management needed to be incredibly simple.BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  21. 21. The Challenge: Teaching  Provide an evolving set of Teaching Notes for faculty using the case in the future  Provide students with quick access to supplemental material  Provide a mechanism for Students to interact directly with the stakeholder who is not physically present  Eventually incorporate multimedia assets into the case  Provide in case exercisesBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  22. 22. Solution: We Chose a WIKI  What is a wiki? type of collaborative software that allows multiple users to easily create, edit, and share Web-based content  Wiki as a development & delivery platform: allows for co-authoring & content management  Wikis (“Web 2.0”) are increasingly being used in corporations as a project portal (e.g., project teams using wikis to manage documents and schedules)BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  23. 23. Wiki Experience • Go to: http://openetherpad.org/9pWQdNbVZc • Go to your team section and answer • List two concepts that you learned in TETA and will implement back in your home institutionsBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  24. 24. The Cognizant Case StudyBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  25. 25. There are significant differences (& benefits) with a wiki-based case Traditional Paper Teaching Case Wiki Teaching Case Content created & organized in hardcopy Content is Web-based with links & tags to documents & folders create, find & label content Content is static with significant updates Content is dynamic & continuous: done thru “Case B” “a living document” Content is limited in terms of stakeholder Multiple perspectives/contexts can easily perspectives be added Content is modular & easily shared to Hard to re-use & share create new cases Hard to find specific content Easy to search case content & tags Wiki platform can help by providing Rely solely on instructor for grading metrics participation statistics Synchronous interactions mostly in a Interactions are on-line in an asynchronous specific classroom timeframe manner  “flipping” the classroomBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  26. 26. Observations • Authors must qualify the context for the case • Prepare the stakeholders for writing the case • Alumni are a great source for expertise • Archival of content for each teaching session becomes a tricky issueBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  27. 27. Open Cases with Venkat Venkatraman (BU) and Benn Konsynski (Emory)BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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  29. 29. What’s different? • Authors from different schools • Students from different schools • Students and faculty can interact with the case • Materials from public sources • Open source casesBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  30. 30. The Flipped Case with Danna Greenberg and Wendy MurphyBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  31. 31. Steve Jobs videos Steve Jobs and NeXT Steve Jobs Early Years 2005 Stanford Commencement Address John Lily: An Amazing Act of LeadershipBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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  33. 33. What’s different? • Case context in the form of videos and blogs – No artificial constraint on case content – Exploits public information that describes events from multiple perspectives • Students fill in the gaps • Students involved in coming up with the problem statement • Exploits public information that describes events from multiple perspectives • Framing and questions provided by facilitators • No artificial constraints on case context – How did the industry evolve? – How did Jobs’ leadership style evolve?BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  34. 34. MOOCsBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  35. 35. MOOCs • Massive Open Online Course is an online course aiming at large-scale participation and open access via the web [Wikipedia] • Course • Open • Participatory • Distributed • Life long networked learning • Connect and collaborate • Engage in the learning process • Information is everywhere • Connectivity provides accessBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  36. 36. Platform Concept ConsumersContent providers Search for information Platform Ad servers Bid for revenue Support development Developers Complementors Accreditors, Employers, Mentors, AnalyticsBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  37. 37. PlatformsBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  38. 38. Observations • Platform proliferation • Owners must carefully pick the platform • Ensure that the platform is ready for global audience • Owners must measure success factors • Babson’s Fast Track programBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  39. 39. Creating Digital IdentitiesBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  40. 40. Me Inc. • LinkedIn • Twitter • Blogspot • Slideshare • YouTube • Quora • Facebook • Stack Overflow • Smarterer • LearningJar 40BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  41. 41. Why do we need it? • Facilitates market transactions • Lowers transaction risk • Builds social capital • Sustains communities • Creates new business opportunities • New currencyBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  42. 42. Idea ExperimentationBABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
  43. 43. Questions • What is the next step in educational technology evolution? • What are the possibilities for using technology to enhance education in your school/university? • What are some patterns you would adopt? Why? • How do you build the capability to experiment? – Curriculum Innovation and Technology Group (CITG) – Babson Faculty Pedagogical Fund (BFPF)BABSON COLLEGE — ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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