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2012 blended learning


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Presentation to academics and TAFE teachers. My experience with how I deliver learning at Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre.

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2012 blended learning

  1. 1. Understanding the Next Generation of Studentsand How They Expect to LearnCathie HoweMacquarie ICT Innovations CentreBlended Learning Conference August 28 - 29 2012
  2. 2. Who am I? Professional Learning & Leadership CoordinatorManager Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre
  3. 3. Our CommunityDEC & non-DEC schools across NSW Students K-12 Teachers K - 12 DEC Regional staff School Executives University students Academic partners Industry Partners
  5. 5. Learning Environments FROM compromised access to technology TO emerging technology rich environments with a blend of physical and virtual spaces
  6. 6. Pedagogical Approach: Inquiry Learning can take many forms…concepts learned development of in context students’ critical and creative thinking skills student-centred teacher-guided learning supports autonomous learning
  7. 7. Pedagogical Approach: Inquiry LearningModels of Delivery | Project Based Learningcreates the need to knowauthentic learning activitiesbegins with a driving question - key to arousing curiosityengages and empowers studentswork autonomously (usually in groups)construct their own learningculminates in realistic, student created products
  8. 8. Student Reflections
  9. 9. Pedagogical Approach: Inquiry LearningModels of Delivery | Challenged Based Learningcollaborative learningguided knowledge constructionpropose solutions to real problemstake actionreflect on learning and the impact of actionspublish solutions to a worldwide audiencefocus on learning process rather than product
  10. 10. Student Challenges
  11. 11. Pedagogical Approach: Inquiry Learning Models of Delivery | Design Based Learningreal world contexts multiple contexts scaffolded challenges and open-ended design tasks rich, varied feedback discussion and collaboration experimentation and exploration both the process of learning and its outcomes or products are valued
  12. 12. Student Design
  13. 13. Pedagogical Approach: Inquiry Learning Models of Delivery | Flipped Classroomvideos instead of direct instructionincreased interactionautonomous learningteacher is "guide on the side” not "sageon the stage"a blending of direct instruction withconstructivist learningcontent is curated
  14. 14. Processes Building PLNs(Professional Learning Networks) Crowdsourcing Crowd Collaboration
  15. 15. Technologies eLearning platforms
  16. 16. Mobile technologies Smart devices Netbooks
  17. 17. Cloud computing Storage and collaboration
  18. 18. Connecting & Communicating
  19. 19. Collaborating & Sharing
  20. 20. Web 2.0Image Credit:
  21. 21. Overcoming ChallengesRegional Professional Learning consultancy teams
  22. 22. Students as Learning Designers Manly Selective HSProject LeaderMs Kate FarrowYear 7 GlobalCitizenship Project Year 10 students created an alternate reality game played by 120 Year 7 students over 3 consecutive school days
  23. 23. Year 7 Global Citizenship Project
  24. 24. The future…If people don’t really learn how to learn andhow to engage, and how to be flexible andadaptive, how to find communities and haveideas about things that they want to do now,we’re just really in trouble. Professor Katie Salen
  25. 25. George Siemens suggests that, when students “make their learning transparent, they become teachers.”
  26. 26. Some questions to ask ourselves… Is it possible to share knowledge more effectively in online spaces? Who might be directing the learning in online spaces?
  27. 27. As teachers we are beginning to be urged to: Rethink access Rethink transparency Rethink openess Rethink ownershipUnderstanding Virtual Pedagogies For Contemporary Teaching & Learning AN IDEAS LAB WHITEPAPER
  28. 28. We are at the very beginning of what these new technologies will enable. Perhaps the question we should be asking ourselves is not how technology can improve what we are currently doing… BUT what is now possible? Understanding Virtual Pedagogies For Contemporary Teaching & Learning AN IDEAS LAB WHITEPAPER
  29. 29. Contact ICT Innovations CentreBuilding C5B, Macquarie UniversityNSW, 2109Ph | 02 9850 4310