Clicker Time• Grab your clicker• First, some demographics.
Gender & Life Experience 45%1. Female, < 40 yrs. 35%2. Female, 40 + yrs.3. Male, < 40 yrs. 10% 10%4. Male, 40 + yrs. .. ... . . s. . s. . y. +y yr yr 40 40 40 + < 0 e, e, ,4 ,< al al ale ale m m M M Fe Fe
New Technology Adoption 50%1.The Keen 45%2.The Masses3.The Stubborn 5% s en n se or Ke as bb M e u Th e St Th e Th
Which of the following describe you?61% 1. Bought 3+ things online last month83% 2. Use online banking services96% 3. Have Wi-Fi in your house26% 4. You have 5+ cloud documents48% 5. You can define the term “Web 2.0”0% 6. None of the above are true
e-Learning AlphabetE-Learning Atheists E-Learning Zealots My images: rights reserved
The e-Learning BattleE-Learning Atheists • These are the naysayers. • They are the non- believers when it comes to online learning. • In fact, they’re pretty sure that it’s the DEVIL. 23
Sample Atheist CommentOnline education is fake-education. It is not "real". Convenient? Yes. Profitable? Yes.Popular with students who mostly justwant a "degree"? Yes.And it is garbage in the end. Source: http://chronicle.com/article/How-Big-Can-E-Learning-Get-At/128809/ 24
e-Atheists Viewpoints1. Online students are missing the “true” college experience.2. Online students are lonely.3. Online students can’t possibly learn as much.4. Online students are being ripped off.
The e-Learning Battle• The Zealots are those that tout the benefits of online learning without having any evidence to back it up.• Zealots begin many of their sentences with “one time there was this one student …” E-Learning Zealots 26
Sample Zealot Comment• And here we are, in 2011, fer cryin‘aloud, with dodgy naysayers STILL kicking and screaming and throwing fits in regards (sic) to online teaching and learning. Get over it, already – the days of having students seated around your flowing toga in utter awe of your knowledge and acumen are LONG GONE. Welcome to the present. Source: http://chronicle.com/article/How-Big-Can-E-Learning-Get-At/128809/ 27
More Brain Rules71% 1. Male & female brains work differently67% 2. A memory can be “made” very quickly52% 3. Brain works better w/the body at rest62% 4. You learn while you sleep24% 5. None of the above are true
The Brainiest about Brains100 Male, < 40 yrs.100 The Stubborn Team Scores92.86 Female, 40 + yrs.83.33 The Keen55 Sox50 Male, 40 + yrs.50 The Masses
Graphics by Stuart McMillen• All words from “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business” by Neil Postman … a book about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
My Take on Postman• Web 1.0 was just another one-way distraction device, very TV-like.• However, Web 2.0 goes beyond amusement by bringing people together and encouraging creativity.
Related Questions• How does the use of emerging technologies add value?• If we aren’t adding value, are we simply trying to amuse ourselves?
Example: 1st week intros in LMS• Why not throw away this tired, old assignment?• "Please post an introduction of yourself to the rest of the class on the discussion board."
Example: 1st week intros in LMS• Why not throw away • Hello!!!!!!!!!! My this tired, old name is Barry. I live in assignment? Superior with my beautiful wife. I have• "Please post an 2 ½ kids & 3 ½ dogs introduction of and I just can’t wait yourself to the rest to learn all about the of the class on the wonderful world of discussion board." accounting!!!!!!!!!
Example: 1st week introsMade for free at toondoo.com
2009 PSOL – Summary StatementSo far, how has your college experience met your expectations? 7=Much better than expected Overall score6=Quite a bit better than I expected 5.0 5=Better than I expected 4=About what I expected 3=Worse than I expected2=Quite a bit worse than I expected 1=Much worse than expected 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%