We are already a very connected society 3 500 000 or 83.1% of New Zealanders are internet users 915 000 of these users are using broadband http://www.internetworldstats.com/pacific.htm#nz NZ Facebook 1 675 540 users or 49.87% of NZ online population
Societal paradigm shift? http://www.onlinemarketer.co.nz/internet-usage-behaviour-in-new-zealand/ Key findings from the WIPNZ 2008 survey <ul><li>% of New Zealand Internet users browsing habits </li></ul><ul><li>83% access information about products online </li></ul><ul><li>60% purchase products online </li></ul><ul><li>62% book travel online </li></ul><ul><li>71% rate Internet higher as an information source than traditional media </li></ul>
Q1 2011 38% increase in profits 900 000 e-books available to purchase Circulation 1997: 3 887 097 Circulation 2011: 3 001 182 Finance,Retail, News, Travel, Books, Music, Industry, Government
Tyranny of the pencil 3+1=3 Short term memory – 3 low level cognitive functions Long term memory – schema complex cognitive constructs
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/reading_pattern.html Are you a Z or F reader?
Many educators prefer slow and controlled release of information from limited sources. Us Them Digital learners prefer receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources. Digital learners prefer parallel processing and multitasking. Taken from: “Understanding the Digital Generation” – Lee Crockett Digital learners prefer processing pictures, sounds, color, and video before text. Many educators prefer to provide text before pictures, sounds, and video. Digital learners prefer to network simultaneously with many others. Many educators prefer students to work independently before they network and interact.
You Tube and the visual learner 35 hours of new content added every 2 minutes.... 2 nd most used search engine after Google 2 billion videos viewed every day http://www.viralblog.com/research/youtube-statistics/ 2 000 000 000
http://youtu.be/zDZFcDGpL4U Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Education Paradigms
Disengaging statistics 20% of students leave education by age 16 12.5% truancy rate – secondary every day 4000 students excluded each year 4500 leave primary but never get to secondary 52% of students do not complete the post secondary qualification they start “ Disengagement is a direct consequence of the way the education system has developed.” – Dr Stuart Middleton Learning at School 2010 http://www.core-ed.org/learningatschool/previous-conferences/2010
“ If a child has interest, then education happens.” Arthur C. Clarke New ERA – Engaging learning, Relevant learning Authentic learning Create SOLE in your class Less is more – Computers Time poor – student rich Pedagogy of the Pencil! The vowel of confusion?