Teaching Strategies and Effective Emerging Distance Education Technologies

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Presentation by David L. Passmore at U.S. Army War College at Calisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, on 31 October 2006.

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  • Teaching Strategies and Effective Emerging Distance Education Technologies

    1. 1. Teaching Strategies and Effective Emerging Techniques in Distance Education David L. Passmore Director, Institute for Research in Training & Development Professor of Education & Operations Research Penn State University dlp@psu.edu — 814.863.2583 Carlisle Barracks 31 October 2006
    2. 2. Discuss with you… <ul><li>Three emerging opportunities that have potential to make distance education more collaborative and constructive </li></ul><ul><li>How you can enrich social learning in the United States Army War College Education Online System </li></ul>
    3. 3. OPPORTUNITY
    4. 4. Two little words for you… <ul><li>Dictyostelium Discoideum </li></ul>
    5. 5. Collective intelligence… <ul><li>Oecophylla </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Weaver ant </li></ul>
    6. 6. Wisdom in the “Wisdom of Crowds”… Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    7. 7. Wisdom in the “Wisdom of Crowds”… Aggregation of information in groups often results in better decisions than could be made by any single person
    8. 8. Wisdom in the “Wisdom of Crowds”… <ul><li>Crowd at fair accurately guessed the weight of an ox when their guesses were averaged </li></ul><ul><li>Average closer to true weight, and closer than any cattle expert estimates </li></ul>Francis Galton
    9. 9. What we learned…
    10. 10. OPPORTUNITY
    11. 11. Web 2.0… <ul><li>We all have experienced the first generation of the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 , as some call it. Experiences delieverd on the net. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 —the second generation of the Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications delivered and shared on the net. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Web 2.0 example—Google docs
    13. 13. Web 2.0 example—blogs
    14. 14. OPPORTUNITY
    15. 15. Information futures markets
    16. 16. An information futures market: Newsfutures … http://us.newsfutures.com
    17. 17. A NewsFutures market: IRANBOOM…
    18. 18. IRANBOOM price-volume history…
    19. 19. IRANBOOM price-volume history… Contract Payoff = $100 if event happens, nothing otherwise Contract Price = estimated probability of event
    20. 20. How an information market works… <ul><li>The market sells contracts on ideas -- an idea future ! </li></ul><ul><li>Contracts are bought and sold through an exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Value of contracts can range from $ 0.00 to $1.00 (or some multiple) </li></ul><ul><li>Buyers and sellers seek information about the future of the idea </li></ul><ul><li>Price changes as belief in future of idea changes </li></ul>
    21. 21. A NewsFutures market: Outcome of Super Bowl…
    22. 22. Price/volume plot history…
    23. 23. Price/volume plot history…
    24. 24. Price/volume plot history…
    25. 25. Price/volume plot history…
    26. 26. Closing details…
    27. 27. Penn State Idea Futures Market…
    28. 28. What about you?
    29. 29. Find these slides… http://www.ed.psu.edu/dlp/army31oct06/ available 1 November
    30. 30. Teaching Strategies and Effective Emerging Techniques in Distance Education David L. Passmore Director, Institute for Research in Training & Development Professor of Education & Operations Research Penn State University dlp@psu.edu — 814.863.2583 Carlisle Barracks 31 October 2006

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