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The Future of Learning


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New Communications Technologies module
Diploma in Media and Communication
Singapore Polytechnic 2012

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The Future of Learning

  1. 1. the FUTUREof Learning NCT CA1 DMC 3B/01 Adib, Jourdain, Jaime, Karmaine
  2. 2. ! OVERVIEW! 1.  The Current Education System and Learning! 2.  The Future of Learning! 3.  Khan Academy - Education of the Future?! 4.  Pros and Cons of Technology!
  3. 3. “There’s a very big difference between access to information, and school. They used to be the same thing.” – Seth Godin, author
  4. 4. The current education system and learning
  5. 5. How we learn now… Structured One size fits all Restricted One way
  6. 6. structured Students are all distributed based on academic scores on a certain set of subjects = memorized, route testing
  7. 7. One size fits all Students have to learn the same subjects regardless of personal strengths or preferences = iinaccurate measurement of success
  8. 8. RESTRICTED Students have a standardized pace of learning based on their age, not on their intelligence or capabilities = disregard for individual strengths and weaknesses
  9. 9. ONE WAY One-way flow of information from teachers to students = passive and rigid learning
  10. 10. T h e c l a s s r o o m o f t h e f u t u r e ?
  11. 11. How will technology affect the way we learN?
  12. 12. “KNOWING, knowing something, is probably an obsolete idea. You don’t actually need to know anything. You can find out at the point when you need to know it.” – Sugata Mitra, professor
  13. 13. The future of learning is… Accessible to all Personal social mobile
  14. 14. Accessible to all The internet makes the same information available to anyone, anywhere, with an internet connection = More equalized learning worldwide
  15. 15. Personal New technology allows us to track learning patterns, different strengths and weaknesses = learning and curriculums for the individual
  16. 16. social Various social media platforms and collaborative information websites allow for daily interaction with a large group of people = informal, combined learning
  17. 17. mobile Increasing smartphone and 3G penetration lets us connect to the Internet anytime we want, anywhere we are = constantly connected learning
  18. 18. Demo    
  19. 19. New Role of the Student Students are more independent learners that search for, evaluate, prioritise and filter information themselves
  20. 20. New Role of the Teacher Teachers are content experts that GUIDE STUDENTS in a more interactive process of learning
  21. 21. Is technology a bane or a boon to the future of learning?
  22. 22. Technology helps students to learn better •  Better stimulation models •  Breadth of information •  Ease of communication Greater access to information •  Immediate access to information •  Schools implement e-learning to facilitate studies POSITIVES
  23. 23. T e c h n o l o g y b e c o m e s a d i s t r a c t i o n •  S t u d e n t s m a y m u l t i - t a s k , h a v e s h o r t e r a t t e n t i o n s p a n s a n d n o t b e p a y i n g f u l l a t t e n t i o n T e c h n o l o g y b e c o m e s a p a r t o f u s •  C a n n o t l i v e w i t h o u t t e c h n o l o g y L a c k o f h u m a n i n t e r a c t i o n •  P e r s o n a s b e h i n d s c r e e n s NEGATIVES
  24. 24. T h e D i g i t a l D i v i d e •  I n f o r m a t i o n o v e r l o a d •  U n e q u a l d i s t r i b u t i o n a n d a c c e s s T i m e i s k e y •  C o n s t a n t d e v e l o p m e n t i n t e c h n o l o g y •  N e e d s t i m e t o i m p l e m e n t a n d l e a r n T e c h n o l o g y i s n o t p e r f e c t •  I t b r e a k s d o w n a n d f a i l s NEGATIVES
  25. 25. DISCUSSION