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Alvaro H. Galvis, D.Ed. Director CETL at WSSU
Source:  Gray (2006) http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gray0239/architecture/  Different tools have helped human beings deal with ea...
<ul><li>DIGITAL NATIVES </li></ul><ul><li>DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS </li></ul><ul><li>Preferences: </li></ul><ul><li>Receiving in...
 
P roductivity tools L earning environments tools A ccess to cultural, and intellectual capital C ommunication tools E xplo...
 
 
<ul><li>Which issues are most important for us to keep in mind as we create technology-based enabling environment for adul...
<ul><li>Which strategies and practices do we believe are most effective for helping adult learners thrive in and with the ...
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Technology integration and adult learning

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Presentation prepared by Alvaro H Galvis, D.Ed., for the "Teaching and Nurturing the Adult Learner" Colloquium, held at Wilnston-Salem State University, October 20 and 21, 2009

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Technology integration and adult learning

  1. 1. Alvaro H. Galvis, D.Ed. Director CETL at WSSU
  2. 2. Source: Gray (2006) http://blog.lib.umn.edu/gray0239/architecture/ Different tools have helped human beings deal with each other and with our environment. Today, interactions with others and the expansion of personal potential are best manifested via technology.
  3. 3. <ul><li>DIGITAL NATIVES </li></ul><ul><li>DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS </li></ul><ul><li>Preferences: </li></ul><ul><li>Receiving info quickly from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Multitasking and parallel processing </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures, sounds and video before text </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinked sources </li></ul><ul><li>Interacting in “real time” </li></ul><ul><li>User generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Learning that is instant, relevant and fun </li></ul><ul><li>Preferences: </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled release of info from limited sources </li></ul><ul><li>Single or “focused” tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Often prefer to get information from text </li></ul><ul><li>Greater need for private and personal space for introspection </li></ul><ul><li>Like info presented linearly, logically and sequentially </li></ul>Source: Craig Bettles (2008), Capturing the imagination of the digital native. http://www.altfutures.com/pubs/Cultural_Coast_Forum_3-28.pdf
  4. 5. P roductivity tools L earning environments tools A ccess to cultural, and intellectual capital C ommunication tools E xploration of learning objects tools Source: Galvis, AH (2009) Establishing a PLACE for teaching technologies
  5. 8. <ul><li>Which issues are most important for us to keep in mind as we create technology-based enabling environment for adult learners? </li></ul><ul><li>What concerns and challenges should we keep at the forefront of our awareness? </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Which strategies and practices do we believe are most effective for helping adult learners thrive in and with the use of technology? </li></ul><ul><li>What other thoughts does this roundtable session spark regarding how to best nurture adult learners deal with technology? </li></ul>

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