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Keynote Presentation - Francesc Pedro

  1. 1. Connected MindsAre students’ expectations changing because of technology? Francesc Pedró Teacher Development and Education Policies UNESCO
  2. 2. Mainstream assumptions1. Today’s students have different learning expectations, because of digital media.2. Higher education has to change dramatically to address their expectations. 2
  3. 3. Do stereotypes help? Percentage of disparities between teachers perceptions and students ’ self- perceptions. Average of 6 European countries, 2008 4
  4. 4. Reality is not b&w only 5 Source: Ferri et al (2009)
  5. 5. Let’s take the challenge!1. Are students really so attached to technology?2. Is this attachment changing dramatically their learning expectations? 6
  6. 6. Are students really so attached to technology?Yes, there are all sorts of evidence about higher ed students’ attachment to technology. 7
  7. 7. Technology ownership among college students Students Technology Own 1 Laptop 87% 2 Printer 81% 6 3 DVD Player 75% 4 USB Thumbdrive 70% 5 Wi-Fi* 67% 6 Stationary gaming 66% device 7 Ipod 62% 8 HDTV 56% 9 Smartphone 55% 5 10 Digital Camera 55% 7 11 Webcam 55% 12 12 Desktop Computer 53% 11 13 Handheld Gaming Device 38% 14 10 14 Netbook 11% 1 15 iPad 8% 3 2 4 *Likely interpreted by the respondent as having access to Wi-Fi 8 9 Traditional age college students 13 (18-24) and those from householdsQ1. Which of the following items do you own? of $100K+ own more technology ©2011 EDUCAUSE. CC by-nc-nd ©2011 EDUCAUSE. CCby-nc-nd 15 than their counterparts. 8 8
  8. 8. It’s not the technology, but the connectivity Source: ECAR (2011)
  9. 9. How far are learningexpectations changing? Not dramatically Driven by realism. 10
  10. 10. Common classroom activities Q Which three of the following do you do most often in class?Copy from the board or a book 52%Listen to a teacher talking for a long time 33%Have a class discussion 29%Take notes while my teacher talks 25%Work in small groups to solve a problem 22%Spend time thinking quietly on my own 22%Have a drink of water when I need it 17%Talk about my work with a teacher 16%Work on a computer 16%Listen to background music 10%Learn things that relate to the real 10%world some activities that allow me to moveHave 9%aroundmy classmates aboutTeach 8%somethingCreate pictures or maps to help me remember 7%Have a change of activity to help focus 7%Have people from outside to help me learn 4%Learn outside in my school’s grounds 3% Source: Ipsos MORI (2008) Base: All pupils (2,417)
  11. 11. Most preferred ways to learn In which three of the following ways do you prefer to learn?In groups 55%By doing practical things 39%With friends 35%By using computers 31%Alone 21%From teachers 19%From friends 16%By seeing things done 14%With your parents 12%By practising 9%In silence 9%By copying 8%At a museum or library 5%By thinking for yourself 6%From others 3%Other 1%Base: All pupils (2,417) Source: Ipsos MORI (2008)
  12. 12. Preferred learning environment for higher ed, ECAR 2011 Source: ECAR (2011)
  13. 13. Is online learning equally good? Does an online course have the same educational value as an in-person course? Online cours es pro vide equal v alue Age <25 23% 25+ 40% Live on-campus 18% off-campus 33% Taken an online course Yes 45% No 12% Source: ECAR (2011)
  14. 14. What do they say about learning with technology? A vg.A greem ent with Statements Gives Students Access to Resources and Progress Reports  Easy to track my academic progress  Gives me access to resources  Helps me know how I am doing  Easier to get help when I need it  Simplifies administrative-related activities Makes Students More Efficient do my work faster  Helps me  Efficient way to store examples of  Allows me to produce higher-quality work work  Makes college easier Facilitates Connecting with Others  Feel connected to other students  Feel connected to whats going on  Feel connected to professors/staff  Gives me access to experts in my field Makes Learning More Engaging and Relevant  Learning more creative  More relevant to real life  Take control of own learning  Learning more fun  More engaging  Extends learning beyond  Think out of the box  Elevates teaching classroom  Individualized/personaliz  Reach academic potential  Prepares me for the workforce ed  Prepares me for graduate school ©2011 EDUCAUSE. CC by-nc-nd 15
  15. 15. So, what?EngagementConvenienceProductivity 16
  16. 16. Thanks!