MDLA - Nov. 9, 2010

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MDLA - Nov. 9, 2010

  1. 1. Emerging Technologies in Higher Ed Or, are we simply amusing ourselves to death?
  2. 2. Barry Dahl
  3. 3. Beautiful Duluth, Minnesota
  4. 4. - 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 4,000 FY02 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 LSC - Full Year Equivalent Enrollment Online On-ground Total 2,699 2,700 224 975
  5. 5. Barry Dahl dot com
  6. 6. ITC eLearning Conference
  7. 7. Clicker Time • Grab your clicker • First, some demographics.
  8. 8. Gender Fem ale M ale 16% 84% 1. Female 2. Male
  9. 9. Age 29 & under 30-44 45-56 57 & older 1% 38%39% 22% 1. 29 & under 2. 30-44 3. 45-56 4. 57 & older
  10. 10. Teaching Experience 15 yrsorm or... Under15 year... Nevertaught 59% 6% 34% 1. 15 yrs or more 2. Under 15 years 3. Never taught
  11. 11. Faculty Perspective • For the next two clicker statements – • Put on your faculty hat, regardless of whether you actually have one
  12. 12. Entertaining Students is NOT my Job Fact W hack 65% 35% A. Fact B. Whack
  13. 13. Engaging Students is NOT my Job Fact W hack 95% 5% A. Fact B. Whack
  14. 14. Not this kind of entertainment
  15. 15. More like a Bridge Party
  16. 16. Who said this? “Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education & entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.”
  17. 17. and now this …….
  18. 18. 29% 8% 66% 14% 14% 11% Which of these terms can you define? 1.PLN 2.MUVE 3.MMORPG 4.LMS 5.FOSS 6.None of the above
  19. 19. Team Scores 29.09 Male 26.43 57 & older 26.22 15 yrs or more 22.35 30-44 22.3 Female 20.65 45-56 18.52 Under 15 years 12 Never taught The winners are
  20. 20. 0% 6% 25% 81% 81% 67% Which of the following do you do? 1. File income taxes online (e-file) 2. Use online banking services 3. Check email on 3 or more diff. accts 4. Have an avatar in Second Life 5. Engage in an MMORPG (NOT SL) 6. None of the above
  21. 21. 1% 68% 38% 73% 45% 48% Choose each true statement 1. You own an iPhone, Droid, Blackberry 2. Prefer online news over newspapers 3. You consider yourself to be creative 4. You have more than 5 cloud documents 5. You can define the term “Web 2.0” 6. None of the above are true
  22. 22. What is Web 2.0?
  23. 23. Select each site where you have an account. 9% 52% 22% 49% 46% 80% 1. Facebook 2. Twitter 3. LinkedIn 4. MySpace 5. YouTube 6. None of the above
  24. 24. Team Scores 212.94 30-44 203.82 Male 187.41 Under 15 years 185.94 15 yrs or more 178.65 45-56 177.53 Female 175.86 57 & older 124 Never taught 100 29 & under The most wired are
  25. 25. There has been a large increase in the use of Web 2.0 tools in higher ed. Reality M yth 40% 60% 1.Reality 2.Myth
  26. 26. Web 2.0 Users Frankly my dear, most people just don’t give a damn
  27. 27. 1 million on Facebook
  28. 28. 1 million Haters on Facebook
  29. 29. < 1 million on Facebook
  30. 30. Select each item that is true. 33% 18% 45% 11% 49% 1. You have created one or more blogs 2. You write one or more active blogs 3. You regularly read 1+ education blogs 4. You read 10+ blogs via RSS feeds 5. None of the above
  31. 31. Who said this? “I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.”
  32. 32. and now this …….
  33. 33. Neil Postman • Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business • Published 1985
  34. 34. Amusing Ourselves to Death • Many of the remarks he made about television can be made today about computers and social networking
  35. 35. 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.
  36. 36. Legit Questions • Is online learning a serious endeavor, or just a dumbing down of education? • Is the use of emerging technologies just an attempt to be more cool? • Where’s the beef?
  37. 37. Hard Questions • Shortly after Postman’s death, Web 2.0 started to develop and began feeding what Huxley called “man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.”
  38. 38. Hard Questions • What is happening to deep reading? • Do hypertext sidetracks add or subtract from our learning? • How do we develop the proper discipline on the net to not be so easily distracted?
  39. 39. and now this …….
  40. 40. Is this Innovation or Insanity? Culture, Gender, and Identity – taught with World of Warcraft CC Flickr photo by glenn.batuyong
  41. 41. Take your pick Innovation Insanity 31% 69% 1. Innovation 2. Insanity
  42. 42. Team Scores 32.14 45-56 31.25 30-44 30.95 15 yrs or more 30 Male 29.09 Female 28 57 & older 25 Under 15 years 25 Never taught Who said insanity?
  43. 43. Is this Innovation or Insanity? History of Rock-n-Roll Music course – taught with Guitar Hero CC Flickr photo By 5th Ape
  44. 44. and now this …….
  45. 45. Who said this? “All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.”
  46. 46. and now this …….
  47. 47. Some people are great multi-taskers
  48. 48. The human brain can multi-task. Reality M yth 47% 53% 1. Reality 2. Myth
  49. 49. Team Scores 100 29 & under 59.26 Under 15 years 58.82 30-44 54.55 Male 48.33 Female 46.67 45-56 40.91 15 yrs or more 40 Never taught 39.29 57 & older Most correct answers
  50. 50. Multi-tasking is a Myth • Great Book • Brain Rules, by Dr. John Medina
  51. 51. The Power of Networks • How many contacts do you have in your phone? • How many Twitter followers or Facebook friends do you have? • How many people can you reach without leaving this room?
  52. 52. Way More than 33 Million • Don’t Buy the Book! • Just absorb the concept. • Behold the power of the network
  53. 53. Who said this? “We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us.”
  54. 54. Speaking of Twitter …….
  55. 55. Twitter is stupid!! Tw ue False 45% 55% 1. Twue 2. False
  56. 56. Team Scores 75 Never taught 64.29 30-44 63.64 Male 61.29 45-56 60.87 Under 15 years 53.57 Female 50 15 yrs or more 46.15 57 & older Twue Enough
  57. 57. Twitter makes me like people I’ve never met and Facebook makes me hate people I know in real life. @shaylamaddox
  58. 58. and now this …….
  59. 59. DIY U • Anya Kamenetz • Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
  60. 60. DIY U – Ch. 1 - History • Single biggest recipient benefactor of federal financial aid is ______________ • University of Phoenix • Does it seem odd that a “private” university gets the most public funds?
  61. 61. • Suggestion: “Allocate Funds for Access” • “Colleges that serve rich students get more federal and state money than colleges that serve poor students.” • This needs to be reversed. DIY U – Ch. 2 - Sociology
  62. 62. • Idea: Restore the concept of “free.” • Have you heard of Hard Work U? • Part of the “Work College Consortium.” • Min. 15 hours per week per student. DIY U – Ch. 3 - Economics
  63. 63. • “If universities can’t find the will to innovate and adapt to changes in the world around them, universities will be irrelevant by the year 2020.” • David Wiley (as quoted in DIYU) DIY U – Ch. 4 – Computer Science
  64. 64. • “Edupunk is about the utter irresponsibility and lethargy of educational institutions, and the means by which they are cannibalizing their own mission. • Jim Groom (as quoted in DIYU) DIY U – Ch. 5 – Independent Study
  65. 65. • 20 years from now … “won’t be the brick and mortar and a course in this & that. It’s going to be more outcomes based and skill based, project based. • Judy Baker (Foothill-DeAnza College) DIY U – Ch. 6 - Commencement
  66. 66. Do you agree that higher ed needs to change significantly to remain relevant? Yes No 12% 88% 1.Yes 2.No
  67. 67. and now this …….
  68. 68. Who said this? “We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.”
  69. 69. Who said this? “The medium is the message”
  70. 70. Marshall McLuhan
  71. 71. and now this …….
  72. 72. Higher Ed Moves Slowly

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