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  1. 1. Moodle and the Future of Learning Jason Cole NITLE Moodle Workshop October 4, 2007
  2. 2. Moodle and the Future of Learning <ul><li>Moodle today </li></ul><ul><li>The context for change </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities for the future </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some Background <ul><li>Moodle and SFSU </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle and the OU </li></ul><ul><li>The book </li></ul>
  4. 4. Moodle Philosophy <ul><li>All of us are potential teachers as well as learners </li></ul><ul><li>We learn particularly well from the act of creating or expressing something for others to see </li></ul><ul><li>By understanding the contexts of others we can teach in a more transformational way </li></ul><ul><li>Learning environment needs to be flexible and adaptable so it can respond to the needs of participants </li></ul>
  5. 6. Moodle Statistics <ul><li>32,000 registered sites </li></ul><ul><li>70 sites with more than 20k users </li></ul><ul><li>13.4M users </li></ul><ul><li>1.3M courses </li></ul><ul><li>1.7M teachers </li></ul><ul><li>14M forum posts </li></ul><ul><li>11M quiz questions </li></ul>
  6. 7. Moodle 2.0 – Early 2008 <ul><li>ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Content Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle Hub </li></ul><ul><li>Conditional Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Moodle? </li></ul>
  7. 10. Context for Change <ul><li>Computing power </li></ul><ul><li>Network Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Globalization and jobs </li></ul>
  8. 11. Exponential Times
  9. 12. © Kurzweil
  10. 13. Network Growth © Kurzweil
  11. 14. Metcalf's Law <ul><li>The value of a network increases as a square of the number of users </li></ul>
  12. 15. Age of Participation <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
  13. 16. Information Overload <ul><li>3,000 new books daily </li></ul><ul><li>40 exabytes generated each year </li></ul><ul><li>A week of NY Times = average 18 th century lifetime information </li></ul>
  14. 17. Global Competition <ul><li>US ranked: </li></ul><ul><li>17 th for HS graduation </li></ul><ul><li>14 th for HE graduation </li></ul><ul><li>24 th for Math literacy </li></ul><ul><li>26 th for math problem solving </li></ul>
  15. 18. Jobs <ul><li>Disease Mapper </li></ul><ul><li>Radiosurgeon </li></ul><ul><li>Robot Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>Information Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Genomic Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Lawyer </li></ul>
  16. 19. Participatory Democracy <ul><li>Volunteers will form online communities around certain candidates only if they are motivated to do so. </li></ul><ul><li>- Howard Dean, Chairman US Democratic Party </li></ul>
  17. 20. Learning for the next decade <ul><li>Content networks </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual / augmented reality </li></ul><ul><li>Learning for development </li></ul>
  18. 21. Content Networks <ul><li>With two-way TV .... (t)he child will be able to call up any kind of information he wants about any subject and get his latest authoritative TV documentary.... The answers to his questions and probings will be the best information that man has available up to that minute in history. </li></ul><ul><li>- R.B. Fuller 'Education Automation' </li></ul>
  19. 22. The Moodle Hub
  20. 26. Analytics for Learning
  21. 27. The unexamined life… <ul><li>Faculties seem inclined to use research and experimentation to understand and improve every institution, process, and human activity except their own.. </li></ul><ul><li>Derek Bok – Our underachieving colleges. </li></ul>
  22. 29. Personalized Learning
  23. 30. Personal Learning Trajectories © IM&M
  24. 31. Personalized Support
  25. 32. Towards 2 Sigma
  26. 33. Towards 2 Sigma
  27. 34. Towards 2 Sigma
  28. 35. Towards 2 Sigma
  29. 36. Towards 2 Sigma
  30. 37. Augmented & Virtual Reality
  31. 38. Emotiv Systems
  32. 39. Learning for Development
  33. 41. Think mobile… <ul><li>85% of small black businesses in South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>In Tanzania, 97% could access a mobile phone while only 27% had access to a fixed line phone. </li></ul>
  34. 42. And then…..
  35. 43. © Kurzweil
  36. 44. Most campuses have simply bolted new technologies onto a fixed plant, a fixed faculty, and a fixed notion of classroom instruction. Under these circumstances, technology becomes part of the problem of rising costs rather than part of the solution. – Carol Twigg, Congressional Testimony
  37. 45. Change Happens “… it is well to remember that the comprehensive world economics are going to force vast economic reforms of industries and nations, which incidentally will require utter modernization of the educational processes in order to be able to compete and survive.” “ We are called to be the architects of the future, not its victims.” -RBF
  38. 46. “ Revolutions tend to suck for ordinary people” – Paul Saffo, Institute for the Future Photo by: Keso