Jesuit Education in a
    Digital World
Jesuit Education in a
    Digital World
    Joachim K. Rennstich, PhD
       Fordham University
Internationalization
Internationalization


• Growing diversity
Internationalization


• Growing diversity
• Growing interconnectedness
Digitalization
Digitalization

• Transition from analogue to digital
  interactions
Digitalization

• Transition from analogue to digital
  interactions
• Different literacies
Digitalization

• Transition from analogue to digital
  interactions
• Different literacies
• Technologies
Literacies
Literacies


• Ability to effectively seek, process, and
  communicate information
Literacies


• Ability to effectively seek, process, and
  communicate information
• Not digital/IT competence (alone)
Carrier Technologies
       Old media
Carrier Technologies
   Old media   New media
Information
        Old media       New media



                    ≠
Different forms of access/evaluation
Digital Generations


    Analogues
     born and raised in
        non-digital
       environment
Digital Generations

                     Digital
Analogues
born and raised in   Natives
   non-digital          born and
...
Digital Generations
                 Digital
              Immigrants Digital
                     born and raised in non-...
Technologies
Technologies

• Rapid change of carrier technologies
Technologies

• Rapid change of carrier technologies
• Carrier technologies have own style
Technologies

• Rapid change of carrier technologies
• Carrier technologies have own style
• Challenge: how to prepare stu...
Students
Students


 Millennials
Howe & Strauss
Students
ability to
 “read”
 images

      Millennials
     Howe & Strauss
Students
ability to   visual-
 “read”      spacial
 images       skills

      Millennials
     Howe & Strauss
Students
ability to   visual-
                       inductive
 “read”      spacial
                       discovery
 imag...
Students
ability to    visual-
                        inductive
 “read”       spacial
                        discovery
 ...
Students
ability to   visual-
                       inductive
 “read”      spacial
                       discovery
 imag...
Students
ability to   visual-
                       inductive
 “read”      spacial
                       discovery
 imag...
Students

Wants
Students

Wants              Needs
Jesuit Traditions
Jesuit Traditions


• Cura personalis
Possibilities


• Cura personalis
Jesuit Traditions
Jesuit Traditions


• Homines pro aliis
Possibilities


• Homines pro aliis
Possibilities


• Homines pro aliis
Possibilities


• Homines pro aliis
The Jesuit Advantage
The Jesuit Advantage

• Holistic view
The Jesuit Advantage

• Holistic view
• Connecting the past with the present to
  prepare for the future
The Jesuit Advantage

• Holistic view
• Connecting the past with the present to
  prepare for the future
• Embracing techn...
Faculty
Faculty


Analogues & Digital
     Migrants
Faculty
“bilingual”


Analogues & Digital
     Migrants
Faculty
            translate
“bilingual” tasks &
            processes

Analogues & Digital
     Migrants
Faculty
            translate
                         info
“bilingual” tasks &
                      specialists
        ...
Faculty Needs
Faculty Needs

• Teachers
Faculty Needs

• Teachers
• Researchers
Faculty Needs

• Teachers
• Researchers
• Administrators
Possibilities
Possibilities

• Virtualization
Possibilities

• Virtualization
• Best practices
Possibilities

• Virtualization
• Best practices
• Outreach
Takeaways
Takeaways
• Digital immigrants have lots to give to the
  natives - and the natives have lots to learn
  but also to teach
Takeaways
• Digital immigrants have lots to give to the
  natives - and the natives have lots to learn
  but also to teach...
Takeaways
• Digital immigrants have lots to give to the
  natives - and the natives have lots to learn
  but also to teach...
Q&A
...and
      thanks for
       listening!

Q&A
AJCU-CITM Keynote Technology Conference May 2009
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  • - Growing diversity in both, student-body and faculty
    - Example of interconnectedness: faculty using VoIP tools (e.g., Skype), students very active social online-networkers
    - Growing importance of network tools supporting members of the university’s larger community (with associated problems)
  • - Growing diversity in both, student-body and faculty
    - Example of interconnectedness: faculty using VoIP tools (e.g., Skype), students very active social online-networkers
    - Growing importance of network tools supporting members of the university’s larger community (with associated problems)





  • Importance of information

  • - Different forms of access, evaluation, and use of sources
    - As a result in different carrier technologies -> different formats & forms of information
    - Old/traditional vs new information environments
    - But reality now is: mixed environments
  • Analogues - born & raised in non-digital environment
  • Digital natives - born & raised in digital environment
  • Digital Immigrants - born and raised in non-digital environment, but living & working in digital one now













  • - Jesuits introduced modern printing presses to counter effective new communication tools of reformation movement
    - Describe Kindle project
  • Men and women “for others” can take numerous forms that involve new technologies










  • Needs as teachers differ substantially from needs as researchers and administrators
  • Needs as teachers differ substantially from needs as researchers and administrators
  • Needs as teachers differ substantially from needs as researchers and administrators
  • - Virtualization example: “datalabs”
    - Best practices: podcasting (e.g., this presentation)
    - Outreach:
    - Example: digital speakers
    - global, tapping into Jesuit network (back to the roots ;-)
  • - Virtualization example: “datalabs”
    - Best practices: podcasting (e.g., this presentation)
    - Outreach:
    - Example: digital speakers
    - global, tapping into Jesuit network (back to the roots ;-)
  • - Virtualization example: “datalabs”
    - Best practices: podcasting (e.g., this presentation)
    - Outreach:
    - Example: digital speakers
    - global, tapping into Jesuit network (back to the roots ;-)




  • AJCU-CITM Keynote Technology Conference May 2009

    1. 1. Jesuit Education in a Digital World
    2. 2. Jesuit Education in a Digital World Joachim K. Rennstich, PhD Fordham University
    3. 3. Internationalization
    4. 4. Internationalization • Growing diversity
    5. 5. Internationalization • Growing diversity • Growing interconnectedness
    6. 6. Digitalization
    7. 7. Digitalization • Transition from analogue to digital interactions
    8. 8. Digitalization • Transition from analogue to digital interactions • Different literacies
    9. 9. Digitalization • Transition from analogue to digital interactions • Different literacies • Technologies
    10. 10. Literacies
    11. 11. Literacies • Ability to effectively seek, process, and communicate information
    12. 12. Literacies • Ability to effectively seek, process, and communicate information • Not digital/IT competence (alone)
    13. 13. Carrier Technologies Old media
    14. 14. Carrier Technologies Old media New media
    15. 15. Information Old media New media ≠ Different forms of access/evaluation
    16. 16. Digital Generations Analogues born and raised in non-digital environment
    17. 17. Digital Generations Digital Analogues born and raised in Natives non-digital born and environment raised in digital environment
    18. 18. Digital Generations Digital Immigrants Digital born and raised in non- digital environment Analogues working in digital Natives environment now born and born and raised in raised in digital non-digital environment environment
    19. 19. Technologies
    20. 20. Technologies • Rapid change of carrier technologies
    21. 21. Technologies • Rapid change of carrier technologies • Carrier technologies have own style
    22. 22. Technologies • Rapid change of carrier technologies • Carrier technologies have own style • Challenge: how to prepare students
    23. 23. Students
    24. 24. Students Millennials Howe & Strauss
    25. 25. Students ability to “read” images Millennials Howe & Strauss
    26. 26. Students ability to visual- “read” spacial images skills Millennials Howe & Strauss
    27. 27. Students ability to visual- inductive “read” spacial discovery images skills Millennials Howe & Strauss
    28. 28. Students ability to visual- inductive “read” spacial discovery images skills Millennials Howe & Strauss attentional deployment
    29. 29. Students ability to visual- inductive “read” spacial discovery images skills Millennials Howe & Strauss fast attentional response deployment time
    30. 30. Students ability to visual- inductive “read” spacial discovery images skills Millennials Howe & Strauss fast busy w/ attentional response outside deployment time activities
    31. 31. Students Wants
    32. 32. Students Wants Needs
    33. 33. Jesuit Traditions
    34. 34. Jesuit Traditions • Cura personalis
    35. 35. Possibilities • Cura personalis
    36. 36. Jesuit Traditions
    37. 37. Jesuit Traditions • Homines pro aliis
    38. 38. Possibilities • Homines pro aliis
    39. 39. Possibilities • Homines pro aliis
    40. 40. Possibilities • Homines pro aliis
    41. 41. The Jesuit Advantage
    42. 42. The Jesuit Advantage • Holistic view
    43. 43. The Jesuit Advantage • Holistic view • Connecting the past with the present to prepare for the future
    44. 44. The Jesuit Advantage • Holistic view • Connecting the past with the present to prepare for the future • Embracing technology as a means not ends
    45. 45. Faculty
    46. 46. Faculty Analogues & Digital Migrants
    47. 47. Faculty “bilingual” Analogues & Digital Migrants
    48. 48. Faculty translate “bilingual” tasks & processes Analogues & Digital Migrants
    49. 49. Faculty translate info “bilingual” tasks & specialists processes Analogues & Digital Migrants
    50. 50. Faculty Needs
    51. 51. Faculty Needs • Teachers
    52. 52. Faculty Needs • Teachers • Researchers
    53. 53. Faculty Needs • Teachers • Researchers • Administrators
    54. 54. Possibilities
    55. 55. Possibilities • Virtualization
    56. 56. Possibilities • Virtualization • Best practices
    57. 57. Possibilities • Virtualization • Best practices • Outreach
    58. 58. Takeaways
    59. 59. Takeaways • Digital immigrants have lots to give to the natives - and the natives have lots to learn but also to teach
    60. 60. Takeaways • Digital immigrants have lots to give to the natives - and the natives have lots to learn but also to teach • Technologies are means, not ends → their use depends on social/cultural context
    61. 61. Takeaways • Digital immigrants have lots to give to the natives - and the natives have lots to learn but also to teach • Technologies are means, not ends → their use depends on social/cultural context • Tapping into the strengths of Jesuit education
    62. 62. Q&A
    63. 63. ...and thanks for listening! Q&A

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