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 – UFB/SNUP 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>
Societal paradigm shift? http://www.appappeal.com/maps/moshi-monsters/ http://www.appappeal.com/maps/club-penguin/ 556 th most popular site in NZ
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 Internet – A Classic Interrupt Technology
Tyranny of the pencil 3+1=3 Short term memory – 3 low level cognitive functions Long term memory – schema complex cognitive constructs REM sleep builds schema – review of learning before bed is good
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
Disengaging by Design? If our students are engaging in social networks before they join school… … what does our existing pedagogy speak to them?
The New Basic Skills – Digital Fluencies Solution Fluency: Creative thinking and real time problem solving by defining the problem and designing appropriate solutions. Information Fluency: a) access digital information b) effectively assess and interpret digital information Collaboration Fluency: Teamworking proficiency with virtual and real partners Creativity Fluency: Adding meaning through design, art, and storytelling Media Fluency: a) Look at any media and interpret critically b) Create and publish original digital products matching appropriate media to intended message
The New Basic Skills – Digital Citizen Student http://www.mylgp.org.nz/
“ If a child has interest, then education happens.” Arthur C. Clarke New ERA – Engaging learning, Relevant learning Authentic learning Create SOLE in your class Pedagogy of the Pencil! The vowel of confusion?