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21st Century Learning


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21st Century Learning

  1. 1. Module 1 Overview the of technologyfacilitated learning and communication and the it can have.
  2. 2. Before the 21st Century – we used simpler technology to learn!
  3. 3. Modern learners have integrated computers and technology into their everyday life! But they are not robots!
  4. 4. Integrating new ideas into our existing view of the world is basic to our cognitive development. Piaget named three processes we use when we learn at any age: assimilation, accommodation, equilibra tion. These process affect how we create and modify schema – our mental representations of our external world.
  5. 5. Learning is, in fact, a social process according to Vygotsky. Learning happens best in community… Vygotsky stressed the role of community in “meaning making.” He asserted that social interaction is the foundation of learning… So when emerging technologies tap into…
  6. 6. “Whether a high school graduate plans to enter the workforce directly, or attend a vocational school, community college, or university, it is a requirement to be able to think critically, solve problems, communicate, collaborate, find good information quickly, and use technology effectively. These are today’s survival skills.”
  7. 7. Today’s students must learn information, media, and technology skills as part of their education.
  8. 8. What are emerging Technologies? “…tools, concepts, innovations, and advancements utilized in diverse educational settings (including distance, face-to-face, and hybrid forms of education) to serve varied education-related purposes (e.g., instructional, social, and organizational goals).” They are CONSTANTLY EVOLVING, SUBJECT TO “HYPE CYCLES,”
  9. 9. “What do we do in a world where change happens faster than ever before?”
  10. 10. st 21 • • • • • Century Learners Need to be able to understand computing Need to be able to create Need to be able to multi-learn – “Multi-task Learning” Need to be able to collaborate Need to be self-motivated
  11. 11. Computing – The Power to Learn Fast!
  12. 12. Multi-Task Learning Multi – WHAT? The ability to follow several threads on a single topic at the same time.
  13. 13. References Emerging Technologies in Distance Education 21st Century Knowledge and Skills in Educator Preparation