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    1. 1. The Big Picture: Future of Education UAF CDE: iDesign George Siemens April 23, 2008
    2. 2. <ul><li>“ ...forward-thinking approaches in education as “woefully under-developed”” </li></ul><ul><li>Former SwedishEducation Minister Ylva Johansson </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why the lack of development? <ul><li>Possibly because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The system works – it serves many stakeholders well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change pressures are not system-wide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of understanding of trends </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Reality: Pace and Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: Lives and Habits of Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Where are We Now? </li></ul><ul><li>The Need for Change? </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
    5. 5. Growth of information and tools to create/access information
    6. 6. <ul><li>“ Information is the new black” </li></ul><ul><li>Fncll </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>“ ...in the 21st century, the education and skills of the workforce will end up being the dominant competitive weapon” </li></ul><ul><li>Lester Thurow </li></ul>
    8. 8. % of population (25+) with 4 or more years of college Signal Hill 2007 Post Secondary Fact Book
    9. 9. By 2015: 70+% of all new jobs will require PSE <ul><li>Canadian Council for Learning, 2007 </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>“ The United States must find ways to nurture a broader and more diverse talent pool to be successful in the knowledge-based economy” </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Graduate Schools Report. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Education: The Backbone of American Competitiveness and Innovation </li></ul>
    11. 11. Trends in Online Education <ul><li>2/3 plus of all HE institutions offer online learning </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 million students taking online course (in fall 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>20%+ percent annual growth rate since 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Online Nation (Allen & Seaman, 2007) </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Online Nation (Allen & Seaman, 2007) </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>ECAR, 2007 Undergraduate Students and IT </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>ECAR, 2007 Undergraduate Students and IT </li></ul>Most Valuable Benefit from IT in Courses
    15. 15. The stepchild is welcomed into the family?
    16. 16. <ul><li>Reality: Pace and Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: Lives and Habits of Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Where are We Now? </li></ul><ul><li>The Need for Change? </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
    17. 17. Millennial Learners? Oblinger (2005), Dede (2005)
    18. 18. Do different experiences impact our neural structure? Richard Davidson, 2002 Kelly, Grinband, Hirsch, 2007
    19. 19. The rise of everyone
    20. 20. Information
    21. 21. Interaction
    22. 22. Community/Network
    23. 23. A word of caution
    24. 24. <ul><li>ECAR, 2007 Undergraduate Students and IT </li></ul>Preference for IT Use in Courses
    25. 25. Oxford Internet Institute: Internet in Britain 2007
    26. 26. <ul><li>Reality: Pace and Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: Lives and Habits of Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Where are We Now? </li></ul><ul><li>The Need for Change? </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
    27. 27. Signal Hill 2007 Post Secondary Fact Book
    28. 28. Market shift <ul><li>“ Life long” (had to say that) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-sequential learners </li></ul><ul><li>Learners with non-degree needs </li></ul><ul><li>Learners with flexible degree needs </li></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>Oxford Internet Institute: Internet in Britain 2007 </li></ul>
    30. 30. <ul><li>3.3 Billion Mobile accounts </li></ul>Informa, 2007
    31. 31. Oxford Internet Institute: Internet in Britain 2007
    32. 32. Oxford Internet Institute: Internet in Britain 2007
    33. 33. “ Prototypical US industry in 10 years, if all goes well” National Center on Education and the Economy: Tough Choices or Tough Times
    34. 35. <ul><li>Reality: Pace and Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: Lives and Habits of Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Where are We Now? </li></ul><ul><li>The Need for Change? </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
    35. 36. <ul><li>“ ...we have to change ourselves in changing environments, and we have to empower ourselves to change these environments as well” </li></ul><ul><li>Theo Hug </li></ul>
    36. 37. New skills <ul><li>ALA: information literacy (2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Jenkins: New media skills (2006, p. 5) </li></ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gilster 1997, Jones-Kavalier & Flannigan, 2006 </li></ul></ul>
    37. 38. Harvard (2007): Core Curriculum <ul><li>Civic Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Students to understand themselves as products of—and participants in—traditions of art, ideas, and values </li></ul><ul><li>Respond critically and constructively to change </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ understanding of ethical dimensions of what they say and do </li></ul>
    38. 39. New Skills <ul><li>Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual and Practical Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and Social Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Integrative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>AAC&U, 2007: College Learning for the New Global Century </li></ul>
    39. 40. New views of education? <ul><li>Process? </li></ul><ul><li>Content? </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Lott’s Information Fluency: Knowledge/discipline...Participation... Metacognition/critical thinking </li></ul>
    40. 41. Chris Lott, 2007
    41. 42. Literacy with identity
    42. 43. Our structures of presenting information and fostering knowledge development cannot keep pace with growth!
    43. 45. <ul><li>Reality: Pace and Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: Lives and Habits of Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Where are We Now? </li></ul><ul><li>The Need for Change? </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
    44. 47. Cook, Holley & Andrew British Journal of Educational Technology  38  (5), 784-794.
    45. 48. <ul><li>Reality: Pace and Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: Lives and Habits of Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Where are We Now? </li></ul><ul><li>The Need for Change? </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
    46. 49. What will education look like?
    47. 50. OECD: Schooling for tomorrow <ul><li>Bureaucratic </li></ul><ul><li>Re-schooling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused learning organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core social centres </li></ul></ul><ul><li>De-schooling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning in networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Crisis </li></ul>
    48. 51. Mixed signals in times of transition
    49. 52. Threats <ul><li>For-profit providers </li></ul><ul><li>Global schools </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to University </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Re-skilling faculty </li></ul>
    50. 53. Opportunities <ul><li>Global market </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with other institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with global partners </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt combined resource-models </li></ul><ul><li>Innovate method and structure </li></ul>
    51. 54. <ul><li>Reality: Pace and Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Reality: Lives and Habits of Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Where are We Now? </li></ul><ul><li>The Need for Change? </li></ul><ul><li>Models of Change </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Forward </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
    52. 55. http://dltj.org/2006/12/disruptive-innovation-card
    53. 56. Innovating Education <ul><li>Distance Education and Extension departments uniquely suited to the task </li></ul>
    54. 57. What are core tasks in DE/Extension? <ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management, policy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technological </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure, security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New markets, future opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On act and process of teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul>
    55. 58. Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Reconsider full spectrum of activity </li></ul>
    56. 59. Courses
    57. 60. Classrooms
    58. 61. Teacher/educator
    59. 62. Books
    60. 63. IP/Copyright
    61. 64. How do we begin to innovate?
    62. 65. <ul><li>small steps </li></ul><ul><li>many directions </li></ul>
    63. 66. <ul><li>Seed </li></ul><ul><li>Select </li></ul><ul><li>Amplify </li></ul><ul><li>(Meyer & Davis, 2003) </li></ul>
    64. 67. <ul><li>Exploration/Conceptualization </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>
    65. 68. Websites and Newsletters <ul><li>www.elearnspace.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.knowingknowledge.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.connectivism.ca </li></ul><ul><li>http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wordpress/ </li></ul>

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