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Learning Outside the Classroom


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Learning Outside the Classroom

  1. 1. Learning Outside the Classroom &Learning 2.0<br />Title III Second Annual<br />Summer Professional Development Institute<br />Berkshire Community College<br />May 20-21, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Why Learning Outside the Classroom?<br />Supports millennials’ need for variety, customization, interaction<br />Supports emotional and social/civic development<br />Supports learning at higher levels (critical thinking, reflection, diversity of thought)<br />Supports development of responsibility, confidence and competence for future career<br />Supports persistence (retention) and attainment<br />For Faculty: <br />
  3. 3. What’s the Program?<br />Keynotes, panel, breakouts, tech workshops<br />Major Topics:<br />Experiential Learning<br />Service-learning<br />Study Abroad<br />Field Trips<br />Technology OTC = Web 2.0<br />Materials: book, packet<br />Integrative sessions<br />Meals, evaluations, prize drawing<br />
  4. 4. What Do You Hope to Learn at the Summer Institute?<br />Share practices with colleagues <br />Learn about LOTC opportunities in my discipline <br />Involve community partners in learning <br />Learn experiential activities <br />Enhance student learning <br />Understand new technologies<br />
  5. 5. Learning 2.0<br />Technology enables LOTC<br />The power of the Read/Write Web<br />Universal access<br />Ease of use<br />Connectivity<br /> WAC possibilities<br />Technology for engagement AND pedagogy<br />
  6. 6. LOTC Learning Outcomes<br />By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to<br />Describe how LOTC methods support student learning <br />Assess examples of LOTC and how they apply to their disciplines<br /> Implement at least one LOTC method or technology in a class<br /> Comprehend the basics of Web 2.0<br />