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New Learning Communities pt2


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This webinar is Part 2 of a 2 Part series. Part 1 is New Learning Communities: A theoretical Framework by Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz for the complete experience.

In this webinar, we explore the practical application of newly developing concepts such as elearning ecosystems and connectivism to online teaching and learning. Join me for a behind the scenes look at these concepts in action. Specific technologies with related strategies discussed include Skype, PBWorks, Screencast-o-matic, Voki, Viddler, Animoto, Moblying, Slideshare, and Delicious.

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New Learning Communities pt2

  1. 1. New Learning Communities: Practical Applications
  2. 2. Backchannels & Resources <ul><li>Hashtag/Twittersearch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#nmedtech </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resource site http :// </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interesting HE DE Data is saying:
  4. 6. Add some new theory to the mix:
  5. 7. Connectivism is: <ul><li>&quot;a learning theory for the digital age” </li></ul><ul><li>Though some argue, not a theory but rather a viewpoint… </li></ul><ul><li>Check out: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age , International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Vol. 2 No. 1, Jan 2005 digital age,&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 8. Learning Ecosystem is: <ul><li>A way to make sense out of the chaos! </li></ul><ul><li>“ A learning ecosystem is a framework for understanding new learning environments that incorporate a variety of tools (ie: course management systems, Web 2.0 applications) and multiple touch points (web, client, mobile) that aims to make transparent to the members of the learning community various channels (relationships, pathways, protocols) in support of learners (who learn in a variety of contexts ) as facilitated by a master learner  who models the strategies of how to use the channels.” Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 10. Bio Mimicry/Bio Teams are: <ul><li>Cool ways of looking at communication, teamwork, and leadership! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 11. With NLCs, You Can Grow Your Learners Graphic from <ul><li>Self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Able to develop, navigate & use PLNs </li></ul><ul><li>Able to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Increased motivation, satisfaction, success, retention </li></ul>Creating safe spaces, being master learner, differentiating learning
  9. 12. Check out http://
  10. 13. Be Transparent, Provide Tutorials <ul><li>Tell them the tools they will be using and why </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Show them some basics of the tools they’ll use </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Strategies <ul><li>Modeling, Exposure, Scaffolding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I.E. Identity, Presence, Personal Learning Network (PLN) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I.E. Webconferencing/Chat – Start w/ whole class synch meeting, model with teacher-student chat, recommend buddy chat and small group chats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I.E. Knowledge creation - model wiki use, recommend wiki page or gdoc for group projects </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Strategies <ul><li>Explicit yet flexible(choices) instructions for activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I.E. Reflection with multiple options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authentic assessment & evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I.E. tied to goals, outcomes, & activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication & Feedback! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mail, weekly announcements, guides & instructions, Discussions, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 16. Phases of Engagement
  14. 17. In Action… <ul><li>Let’s go see a program and course in action! </li></ul><ul><li>Please ask any questions or request any demo that you would like to see. </li></ul>