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An introduction to the myDragonNet Learning Platform one schools answer to a crucial issue facing schools today: how do they build and maintain a electronic Learning Platform that will help them carry out their educational mission. In this half of the presentation we talk about what a Learning Platform is and why it is important.

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myDragonNet & Learning Platforms Part 1/2

  1. 1. Integrating Classroom Management, Curriculum Development and Electronic Portfolios Learning Platforms & On-line Learning Communities Karen Moffat South Island School (Hong Kong) Justin Hardman Hong Kong International School Part 1/2
  2. 2. What is It a flexible and dynamic electronic learning environment exists to optimize every student's learning and to collaboratively and continuously improve the quality of the educational program myDragonNet is a system that ties together and coherently organizes in educationally meaningful ways the many disparate technologies that the school acquires ?
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Experimental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsive to changing needs and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transformative of teacher and student work practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on simplicity </li></ul></ul>How did develop? Development Model: Organic, informed by teacher and student input <ul><ul><li>Pushes us to think in new ways </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Kids Today: Are Content Creators
  5. 6. Kids Today: Are archiving their lives
  6. 7. Kids today: Think of themselves as having an audience
  7. 8. Kids Today: Are not afraid to live their lives in public
  8. 9. Kids today: Are Tougher than you are
  9. 10. Kids today: Are connected globally
  10. 11. Learning Platform Digital Whiteboards Computer Labs Student Emails Accounts Course Management Systems Class Web Pages youTube Google Edu Apps mySpace Blogs RSS Social Bookmarking Wiki Facebook MMPORPG iPods Mobile Phones Portable Game Devices PDA 1:1 Laptops Personal Digital Workspace Word Processing “ Scheduling” Report Cards Textbooks Document Management Curriculum Mgmt System
  11. 12. What is a Learning Platform? A learning platform is an organizing framework that links a range of different technologies and processes to support and facilitate learning
  12. 13. What is the impact of a learning platform? <ul><li>Better use of teacher time </li></ul><ul><li>Greater capacity to share and showcase achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates communication and connections </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Links with other on-line communities </li></ul><ul><li>Real world global connections </li></ul><ul><li>Capture s knowledge of the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters a culture of openness and collaboration </li></ul>What is the impact of a learning platform?
  14. 15. <ul><li>Enables anytime, anywhere learning </li></ul><ul><li>Supports assessment for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivate s 21 st century learning skills </li></ul>What is the impact of a learning platform?
  15. 16. … which puts students in control of their learning. Learning platforms provide for personalization…
  16. 17. The dimensions of personalization Prepackaged differentiation, provided by institution and determined by user category Enables learner to make choices and engage with the institutional provision Learner led personalization of context, which supports content creation and collaboration

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