Walking Uncertain Paths: Technologies and Models of Learning for Tomorrow Peter Tittenberger George Siemens MADLaT May 9, ...
<ul><li>Technological developments </li></ul><ul><li>Societal impact? </li></ul><ul><li>Next wave of change </li></ul>
Dual pressures <ul><li>Conceptual  (social learning theory, situated/contextual learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Technological ...
Recent developments in Educational Technology
Web 2.0 Millenials Open Education Resources Blogs Wikis Second Life Virtual Worlds Twitter Wikipedia YouTube uStream Podca...
Distributed learning Learner-centered Authentic Teaching Accountability Standards Online learning Hybrid learning Blended ...
Impact? <ul><li>Where have we seen change? </li></ul><ul><li>Systems level: ERP, HRM, LMS </li></ul>
What about at classroom level?
What is the adoption rate? <ul><li>JISC LXP </li></ul><ul><li>ECAR </li></ul><ul><li>EDU Research  </li></ul><ul><li>Netwo...
Not yet familiar with LMS...
And now here we are <ul><li>Distributed </li></ul><ul><li>Networked </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Mo...
Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
<ul><li>Technological developments </li></ul><ul><li>Social impact? </li></ul><ul><li>Next wave of change </li></ul>
Social impact <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Morality </li></ul><ul><li>What’s permissible? <...
<ul><li>MyLifeBits </li></ul><ul><li>Justin.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency...capturing  everything ...expressing  anyth...
<ul><li>...the drift towards a narrowing down of the “function” of a university in the traditional, constantly self-renewi...
Emerging tension points <ul><li>Education vs. business </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation vs. reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Tr...
<ul><li>Conceptual and technological developments require: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New process of education (y/n?) </li></ul...
<ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty concerns with online teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Social impact of te...
Implications? <ul><li>Mixed </li></ul><ul><li>Hype </li></ul><ul><li>Systemic change? </li></ul>
Challenge <ul><li>Retain transformative character of traditional education </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust to reflect new tools, ...
Impact? <ul><li>End of certainty </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustment to notion of expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputation is a...
Policy <ul><li>Mixed signals </li></ul><ul><li>Systemization (ID) </li></ul><ul><li>Corporatization of education </li></ul...
Declining professorship/faculty...(NCES)
Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
<ul><li>Technological developments </li></ul><ul><li>Societal impact? </li></ul><ul><li>Next wave of change </li></ul>
The future isn’t only about us.
Education’s future will be shaped in developing countries <ul><li>China: HE enrolment doubled, 2000 – 2003  </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>China: 800 new institutions in higher education since late 90’s </li></ul><ul><li>China: doubled scientific articl...
<ul><li>1800: 3% of population in large cities </li></ul><ul><li>2050: 75% </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.192021.org/ </li><...
Trends <ul><li>Haptic devices </li></ul><ul><li>Open educational resources </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><...
Trends <ul><li>Visualization to assist in sensemaking </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroscience – remaking of our understanding of le...
Trends <ul><li>Mashups:  multiple, unanticipated connections </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed labs </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud co...
Networks are changing:
Teaching
Learning <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Self-organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Loosely-planned targets </li></ul><ul><li>Medi...
Society
Science... <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged with society ...
Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
<ul><li>http://ltc.umanitoba.ca </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Walking Uncertain Paths: Technologies and Models of Learning for Tomorrow Peter Tittenberger George Siemens MADLaT May 9, 2008 Learning Technologies Centre www.umanitoba.ca/learning_technologies
    2. 2. <ul><li>Technological developments </li></ul><ul><li>Societal impact? </li></ul><ul><li>Next wave of change </li></ul>
    3. 3. Dual pressures <ul><li>Conceptual (social learning theory, situated/contextual learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Technological (web, participative technologies) </li></ul><ul><li>Infrequent duality – last time: 1750-1850 (social/technological upheaval) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Recent developments in Educational Technology
    5. 5. Web 2.0 Millenials Open Education Resources Blogs Wikis Second Life Virtual Worlds Twitter Wikipedia YouTube uStream Podcasts flickr Skype Diigo Blogger Google Docs LMS Learning 2.0
    6. 6. Distributed learning Learner-centered Authentic Teaching Accountability Standards Online learning Hybrid learning Blended learning Globalization Digital literacy Digital divide Tag clouds User generated Mashups
    7. 7. Impact? <ul><li>Where have we seen change? </li></ul><ul><li>Systems level: ERP, HRM, LMS </li></ul>
    8. 8. What about at classroom level?
    9. 9. What is the adoption rate? <ul><li>JISC LXP </li></ul><ul><li>ECAR </li></ul><ul><li>EDU Research </li></ul><ul><li>Network Learning (Dissertation: de Laat, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 (whatever that means) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Not yet familiar with LMS...
    11. 11. And now here we are <ul><li>Distributed </li></ul><ul><li>Networked </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul><ul><li>Microlearning </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Single functionality tools </li></ul>
    12. 12. Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
    13. 13. <ul><li>Technological developments </li></ul><ul><li>Social impact? </li></ul><ul><li>Next wave of change </li></ul>
    14. 14. Social impact <ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Morality </li></ul><ul><li>What’s permissible? </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>MyLifeBits </li></ul><ul><li>Justin.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency...capturing everything ...expressing anything (Wikileaks) </li></ul><ul><li>(but who has time to review??) </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>...the drift towards a narrowing down of the “function” of a university in the traditional, constantly self-renewing sense, towards an institution which merely serves the needs of the community as determined by current economic and social needs, by focusing mainly on the training of “professionals”. </li></ul><ul><li>Bert Oliver </li></ul>
    17. 17. Emerging tension points <ul><li>Education vs. business </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation vs. reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation vs. utility </li></ul><ul><li>Research vs. responding </li></ul><ul><li>Formal vs. informal </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Conceptual and technological developments require: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New process of education (y/n?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New view of literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New skills </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>Instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty concerns with online teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Social impact of technology </li></ul><ul><li>PLAR – learning outside of formal institutions </li></ul>
    20. 20. Implications? <ul><li>Mixed </li></ul><ul><li>Hype </li></ul><ul><li>Systemic change? </li></ul>
    21. 21. Challenge <ul><li>Retain transformative character of traditional education </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust to reflect new tools, new needs, new society (?) </li></ul>
    22. 22. Impact? <ul><li>End of certainty </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustment to notion of expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputation is accreditation </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Policy <ul><li>Mixed signals </li></ul><ul><li>Systemization (ID) </li></ul><ul><li>Corporatization of education </li></ul><ul><li>Business-like view of research/commercialization </li></ul><ul><li>Utilitarian view of education </li></ul>
    24. 24. Declining professorship/faculty...(NCES)
    25. 25. Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
    26. 26. <ul><li>Technological developments </li></ul><ul><li>Societal impact? </li></ul><ul><li>Next wave of change </li></ul>
    27. 27. The future isn’t only about us.
    28. 28. Education’s future will be shaped in developing countries <ul><li>China: HE enrolment doubled, 2000 – 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>16 million. Exceeds US </li></ul><ul><li>India: by 2010, </li></ul><ul><li>40% of all HE education </li></ul><ul><li>will be distance </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Foundation (2006) </li></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>China: 800 new institutions in higher education since late 90’s </li></ul><ul><li>China: doubled scientific article output between 1997-2004 (rest of world declined %) </li></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>1800: 3% of population in large cities </li></ul><ul><li>2050: 75% </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.192021.org/ </li></ul>
    31. 31. Trends <ul><li>Haptic devices </li></ul><ul><li>Open educational resources </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>New devices for internet access (diminishing role of computers) </li></ul><ul><li>New, continuous access to web </li></ul><ul><li>GPS...location awareness </li></ul>
    32. 32. Trends <ul><li>Visualization to assist in sensemaking </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroscience – remaking of our understanding of learning, will, humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Embeddedness – diminished volition of pursuing learning. Learning as breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Overlay </li></ul>
    33. 33. Trends <ul><li>Mashups: multiple, unanticipated connections </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed labs </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Web OS </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration/co-creation </li></ul><ul><li>Collective/Connective intelligence </li></ul>
    34. 34. Networks are changing:
    35. 35. Teaching
    36. 36. Learning <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Self-organizing </li></ul><ul><li>Loosely-planned targets </li></ul><ul><li>Mediated by artifacts of invention </li></ul><ul><li>Global, connected, collaborative, distributed </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ll take buzzword for 200, please Alex” </li></ul>
    37. 37. Society
    38. 38. Science... <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged with society </li></ul><ul><li>PLOSOne </li></ul>
    39. 39. Discussion...(maybe a bit of argument) Adopt, Adapt, or Ignore?
    40. 40. <ul><li>http://ltc.umanitoba.ca </li></ul>

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