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Teaching w/Technology Myths ElginCC 2009


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Slides from keynote presentation at Elgin CC on March 6, 2009. Conference: Enriching Learning Environments Through Technology

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Teaching w/Technology Myths ElginCC 2009

  1. Teaching with Technology Myths and Realities Barry Dahl Lake Superior College
  3. Clicker Time Practice Question Famous Quotes from Famous People
  4. Famous Quotes #1 <ul><li>P.T. Barnum once said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ There’s a sucker born every minute.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Or did he?) </li></ul>
  5. Famous Quotes #2 <ul><li>Mark Twain once said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Or did he?) </li></ul>
  6. Famous Quotes #3 <ul><li>Sigmund Freud once said: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Or did he?) </li></ul>
  7. Choose the accurate quote. <ul><li>P.T. Barnum </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul><ul><li>Sigmund Freud </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above are true. </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above are false. </li></ul>
  8. Who are you? <ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  9. Age and Gender <ul><li>Male, Under 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Male, 45 + </li></ul><ul><li>Female, Under 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Female, 45 + </li></ul>
  10. Which of the following do you do? <ul><li>File income taxes online (e-file) </li></ul><ul><li>Use online banking services </li></ul><ul><li>Buy books at </li></ul><ul><li>Check email on 3 or more diff. acct </li></ul><ul><li>Buy or sell stuff on eBay </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in an MMORPG </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  11. Which of these communications tools do you use? <ul><li>Blogging (you write one) </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Live broadcast: UStream, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Skype, or other PC calling </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter, Plurk, or similar </li></ul><ul><li>Web conferencing tool </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  12. Choose each true statement <ul><li>You own an iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve used clickers in class </li></ul><ul><li>You were born in 1980 or after </li></ul><ul><li>You consider yourself to be creative </li></ul><ul><li>You have an avatar in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>You can define the term “Web 2.0” </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above are true </li></ul>
  13. At Which of These Social Networking Sites do You Have an Active Account? <ul><li>Dogster </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Friendster </li></ul><ul><li>Linked In </li></ul><ul><li>My Space </li></ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul>
  15. What is your experience with online education? <ul><li>Taught an online class. </li></ul><ul><li>Taken online class. </li></ul><ul><li>Both 1 & 2 above. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither 1 nor 2 above. </li></ul>
  16. Myths and Realities of Teaching with Technology For each of these, just pick a side. No middle ground allowed. Which do you think is most true?
  17. Digital natives have built-in technological advantages over us older digital immigrants. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  18. Gen Y seems to be learning the perils of over-sharing (personal info) on the Internet. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  19. Digital natives are well prepared to use the technologies that are used in higher ed. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  20. <ul><li>Net Generation </li></ul>
  21. <ul><li>Next Generation </li></ul>
  22. <ul><li>Nexters </li></ul>
  23. <ul><li>Generation Y </li></ul>
  24. <ul><li>Generation Why </li></ul>
  25. <ul><li>Millennials </li></ul>
  26. <ul><li>Digital Natives </li></ul>
  27. <ul><li>Generation Now </li></ul>
  28. <ul><li>iGeneration </li></ul>
  29. <ul><li>Echo Boomers </li></ul>
  30. <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Generation </li></ul>
  31. <ul><li>Nintendo </li></ul><ul><li>Generation </li></ul>
  32. <ul><li>Screenagers </li></ul>
  33. <ul><li>That’s Crazy talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s consolidate. </li></ul>
  34. <ul><li>Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Net-Gennials </li></ul>
  36. They have very few technology skills that we expect them to use in higher education. Whose problem is that?
  37. Things I Don’t Believe <ul><li>That I’m a digital immigrant. </li></ul><ul><li>That a 14-yr old kid can speak digital better than I can. </li></ul><ul><li>That it is productive to split all technology users into two camps pitted against one another, when learning about technology together should be a TEACHABLE MOMENT. </li></ul>
  38. Name this Device
  39. About Those Digital Net-Gens <ul><li>Are students of today technologically competent, or just confident? </li></ul><ul><li>Having no fear is not the same as having knowledge or skill. </li></ul>
  40. In the U.S., we are very close to spanning the digital divide. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  41. Which Digital Divide?
  46. Source: Stanford
  47. Wikipedia is practically worthless for academic purposes. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  49. Faculty believe that entertaining students is not their job. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  50. Not this kind of entertainment
  51. More like a Tupperware Party
  52. Cell phones should be banned in classrooms. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  53. Cell Phone Usage? <ul><li>No Cell Phone </li></ul><ul><li>Cell calls, without texting </li></ul><ul><li>Cell calls, with texting </li></ul>
  54. Pull out your cell phones. Send short text message to 41411 Poll Everywhere
  55. Which is closer to your position on students having cell phones in schools? <ul><li>Ban them! They are a complete distraction and detract from learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Use them! They are powerful devices that can be used for learning. </li></ul>Choices:
  56. This slide had an embedded Poll Everywhere question
  57. Second Life will be the Second Coming for teaching and learning. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  59. There has been a massive increase in the usage of Web 2.0 tools in higher ed. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  61. Bloggers are a whole lot of people saying a whole lot of nothing to nobody. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  63. Schools suck the creativity out of our children. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  65. Classroom clickers are da bomb. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  66. PowerPoint is Evil <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  68. Higher education could learn a lot from Facebook. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  71. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that simply were not possible in the era of traditional mass media. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  73. Technology geeks want their technologies to be open, free, and un-tethered. <ul><li>Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Myth </li></ul>
  75. Barry Dahl Lake Superior College [email_address]