Ten Trends for 2007


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    1. 1. Spotlight Presentation Learning@School, Feb 2007 Derek Wenmoth Director, eLearning CORE Education Ltd for 2007
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Networks and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Personalising learning </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>ICT in ECE </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber-bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Informal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Games and Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Managing ICT Systems </li></ul>
    3. 3. Networks & Infrastructure <ul><li>Key indicators to watch for: </li></ul><ul><li>Government investment in school’s network upgrade project to receive continued support </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in the funding model for schools to enable this </li></ul><ul><li>Schools connecting to local high speed fibre networks (‘loops’), often as part of a wider scale community-based MUSH network </li></ul><ul><li>The emergence of shared services across these networks that will potentially enable schools to save money in some of these key areas and allow access to deep wells of resources </li></ul><ul><li>School access to the KAREN network, resulting (at least in the short term) in an inevitable digital divide emerging between those schools that can connect and those that can’t. </li></ul>1
    4. 4. School Network <ul><li>MoE research shows few schools with internal networks that meet standard </li></ul><ul><li>Currently funding the bottom 300 schools to upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Includes need to bring switches, hubs, routers and servers up to standard </li></ul>1
    5. 5. Regional Loops <ul><li>Several regions progressing with plans to develop a “local fibre loop” for schools </li></ul><ul><li>Money from Broadband Challenge contributing to this </li></ul><ul><li>Provides ideal environment for shared services, content, and technical support. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently formed “SuperLoop” group is now sharing ideas and information on linking these groups together </li></ul>1
    6. 6. KAREN <ul><li>Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network </li></ul><ul><li>See http://www.reannz.co.nz </li></ul><ul><li>Currently linking universities and CRIs </li></ul><ul><li>Plans to incorporate schools </li></ul>1
    7. 7. KAREN <ul><li>Map of the KAREN network showing current “school loop” activity </li></ul>1
    8. 8. Advanced Networks <ul><li>KAREN will allow NZ to link to established advanced networks across the world: </li></ul>1
    9. 9. New Generation Collaboration <ul><li>KAREN will allow for the use of next generation tools such as “video grids” - linking large numbers of people from all over the world, as well as the use of 3D immersive virtual experiences </li></ul>1
    10. 10. Personalising learning <ul><li>Individualised learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Programmed learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Learner-centredness? </li></ul><ul><li>Computer-assisted learning? </li></ul>2 Computer as teacher Kids in control
    11. 11. Personalising Learning <ul><li>“… shifting focus from viewing students as passive recipients of knowledge, to individuals who engage in a dynamic, two way process” </li></ul>2 http://www.tki.org.nz/r/personalising_learning/pdf/personalising-learning.pdf See also : http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/personalisedlearning/
    12. 12. Personalisation & ICT <ul><li>enabling learners to make informed educational choices; </li></ul><ul><li>diversifying and acknowledging different forms of skills and knowledge; </li></ul><ul><li>creating diverse learning environments; and </li></ul><ul><li>developing learner-focused forms of assessment and feedback. </li></ul>2 http://www.futurelab.org.uk/research/personalisation.htm
    13. 13. Interoperability <ul><li>Many of the systems we are installing in our schools contain similar components </li></ul><ul><li>Having standards that allow the sharing of these services is an advantage </li></ul>3 Complete solution: ✔ Grading ✔ Audit ✔ Report ✔ Course management ✔ Authentication ✔ Authorization
    14. 14. BECTA on VISTA <ul><li>Becta calls on the ICT industry to ensure that computers for the education marketplace are delivered with a choice of Office productivity suites available, which ideally should include an open-source offering. </li></ul><ul><li>The ability for schools to exercise choice is further restricted by interoperability difficulties and Becta is calling on Microsoft to improve its support for the ODF interoperability standard. </li></ul><ul><li>http://publications.becta.org.uk/display.cfm?resID=28199 </li></ul>3
    15. 15. ICT in Early Childhood <ul><li>Focus on teachers, children, communities </li></ul><ul><li>Building foundations for a digital future </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by an ICT PD programme for ECE </li></ul><ul><li>Consider impact on schools…? </li></ul>4 http://www.minedu.govt.nz/index.cfm?layout=document&documentid=10417&data=l
    16. 16. e-Portfolios <ul><li>“ If students do not accept the e-portfolio as a holistic means with which to document their learning in different contexts and more importantly, agree or wish to use the e-portfolio as an integral part of their educational experience, then the potential impact the e-portfolio will have on learning will not be realised.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cjlt.ca/content/vol31.3/tosh.html </li></ul>5
    17. 17. e-Portfolios <ul><li>Mahara - an eCDF-funded e-portfolio project in NZ </li></ul><ul><li>Plans to make this available for schools </li></ul><ul><li>http://eduforge.org/projects/mahara/ </li></ul>5
    18. 18. Conceptual thinking <ul><li>Important to think of the portfolio system in three stages - input, storage and output </li></ul>5
    19. 19. Helen Barrett <ul><li>International expert on e-portfolios visiting NZ at end of March </li></ul><ul><li>Hele’s website contains a vast source of information on e-portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>http://electronicportfolios.org/ </li></ul>5
    20. 20. Cyber-bullying <ul><li>Increasing incidence of the use of online technologies to bully others, eg: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/bullying/cyber_bullying.html </li></ul><ul><li>Media tends to present an ‘alarmist’ approach that results in polarising views </li></ul><ul><li>Schools need to be places that provide a ‘safe’ online environment and are active in modelling and educating about appropriate use </li></ul>6
    21. 21. NetSafe - NZ <ul><li>Netsafe provide an excellent service to schools through their website and a CD providing a strategic planning framework </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netsafe.org.nz </li></ul>6
    22. 22. Informal Learning <ul><li>An increasing number of students exercise their ability to learn in ways that fall outside the formal education system. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to consider the impact on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School - home links and interactions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifications? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools and access? </li></ul></ul>7
    23. 23. Games and Simulations <ul><li>Includes a wide variety of genres and types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MMOGs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ off the shelf” games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playstation, X-Box etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.futurelab.org.uk/teaching_with_games.pdf </li></ul>8
    24. 24. Kids as games creators <ul><li>http://missionmaker.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.core-ed.net/derek/2006/08/mission_maker.html </li></ul>8 <ul><li>http://www.alice.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.core-ed.net/derek/2006/08/learn_to_program_interactive_3.html </li></ul>
    25. 25. 21st Century Skills <ul><li>&quot;21st century literacy is the set of abilities and skills where aural, visual and digital literacy overlap. These include the ability to understand the power of images and sounds, to recognize and use that power, to manipulate and transform digital media, to distribute them pervasively, and to easily adapt them to new forms.&quot; </li></ul>9 A Global Imperative: Report of the 21st Century Literacy http://www.newmediacenter.org/pdf/Global_Imperative.pdf
    26. 26. Key Competencies <ul><li>managing self </li></ul><ul><li>relating to others </li></ul><ul><li>participating and contributing </li></ul><ul><li>thinking </li></ul><ul><li>using language, symbols, and text. </li></ul>9 http://www.tki.org.nz/r/nzcurriculum/draft-curriculum/key_competencies_e.php
    27. 27. Media Education <ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriation </li></ul><ul><li>Multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Collective intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Judgement </li></ul><ul><li>Transmedia </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation. </li></ul>9 http://www.digitallearning.macfound.org/site/c.enJLKQNlFiG/b.2108773/apps/nl/content2.asp?content_id={CD911571-0240-4714-A93B-1D0C07C7B6C1}&notoc=1
    28. 28. Literacy Development <ul><li>Information literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Critical literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Media literacy and research literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Legal literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Visual literacy </li></ul>9 http://www.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=4348
    29. 29. Managing ICT Systems <ul><li>Which systems? </li></ul><ul><li>Security, filtering, firewalls etc </li></ul><ul><li>Software licensing etc </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Support </li></ul><ul><li>Content access and storage </li></ul><ul><li>Backup, disaster recovery </li></ul>10
    30. 30. School-based MLE 10
    31. 31. MLE - PLE 10
    32. 32. Thank you <ul><li>To continue this discussion go to: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.core-ed.net </li></ul><ul><li>And click on the link: </li></ul><ul><li>Email me: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://blog.core-ed.net/derek </li></ul>