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Bloomfield Keynote


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Keynote slides from Bloomfield College Faculty Technology Showcase. Describes the changes in technology over time and the need to expand the traditional classroom beyond the four physical walls.

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Bloomfield Keynote

  1. 1. Understanding Digital Diversity By: Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D. Professor, Instructional Technology Bloomsburg University
  2. 3. To what discipline do you most closely relate? <ul><li>Humanities (Art, English,Theatre, others) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Economics/ Business </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geology, others) </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Information </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  3. 4. Define the term “Snail Mail” <ul><li>United States Ground Mail </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight mail </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Packages </li></ul>
  4. 7. We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in. -Palm CEO Ed Colligan, 16 Nov 2006
  5. 9. When is the last time you sent a text message? <ul><li>Never sent one </li></ul><ul><li>Sent one once (sorta by accident) </li></ul><ul><li>A couple times a week </li></ul><ul><li>AYSOS…TXTING RN </li></ul>
  6. 10. Snail mail: “something you use to talk to ‘old people,’ institutions, or to send complex instructions to large groups.” In other words “Email” Lenhart, Maddden, Hitlin (2005) Teens and Technology: Youth are Leading the Transition to a Fully Wired and Mobile Nation. Pew Internet and American Life Project.
  7. 12. ENIAC's main control panel
  8. 17. How often do you play video games? <ul><li>Never! </li></ul><ul><li>Played once or a few times with a young relative… </li></ul><ul><li>Play once a week… </li></ul><ul><li>I am a Level 60 Warlock…(or the equivalent) </li></ul>
  9. 18. 4 2 3
  10. 19. What kind of things does one think about when they play Pong? <ul><li>This will help my tennis game. </li></ul><ul><li>Where is my opponent going to hit the ball next? </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul>
  11. 20. 4 3 Where is my opponent going to go next? In what direction should I try to move the ball? How will the ball bounce off the wall?
  12. 22. Should I shoot the aliens on the end or in the middle or all the bottom aliens first? How long do I have to shoot before an alien shoots at me? What is the pattern these aliens are following?
  13. 25. What actions should I take based on this information?
  14. 29. Where do I explore first? What activities are of the most value? What must I do to achieve my goal?
  15. 30. What variables do I balance to keep my person happy? How should I manage my time? 70 percent of the players of The Sims are women under age 25
  16. 31. Females play 5 hours a week of console games. They make up the majority of PC gamers at 63%. Almost 43% of the gamers are female and 26% of those females are over 18.
  17. 32. <ul><li>- Realistic simulators for contemporary </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Training </li></ul><ul><li>- Integrate these games into leadership development </li></ul><ul><li>programs </li></ul><ul><li>- Attempt various leadership structures </li></ul><ul><li>Employees may make hundreds of leadership </li></ul><ul><li>decision an hour in a game </li></ul>Leadership’s Online Labs Harvard Business Review, May 2008
  18. 35. What activities give me the most return for my efforts? Can I trust this person who wants to team with me to accomplish a goal?
  19. 36. What can we create together?
  20. 43. Name one thing you sent away for from a cereal box. <ul><li>Decoder Ring </li></ul><ul><li>Matchbox car </li></ul><ul><li>Patch </li></ul><ul><li>T-Shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  21. 46. Found at
  22. 51.   A recent college graduate is suing her alma mater for $72,000 -- the full cost of her tuition and then some -- because she cannot find a job (CNN)
  23. 52. 4-year undergraduate average student debt $24,651
  24. 55. New thinking Is Needed
  25. 56. Solutions <ul><li>Games, Simulations, Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Learners Forming Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Student Created Content </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t think “classroom” </li></ul>
  26. 67. Use Web 2.0 tools
  27. 69. Use the tools
  28. 70. Do you use any of these to support your classes? <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Say What??? </li></ul>
  29. 73. Real-time access to faculty member Quick question Broadcasting Thoughts and Opinions Sending Students Reminders. Assignments Answering one question leads to more questions Reach outside of the four walls of a classroom Focused Chats
  30. 74. Clarification of Terms Tips and Techniques Frequently Asked Questions Posting/Collection of of Valuable Resources Listing of Experts or Faculty with Similar Interest Link to the Field Advice from Alumni
  31. 75. Creating a bridge to alumni, students and industry through a community via Web 2.0 Continual Education Peer-to-Peer Learning
  32. 76. Student created content
  33. 78. Consider using the “En Media Res” technique
  34. 79. Think Radio talk-show, not academic lecture
  35. 80. Professor as coach and mentor
  36. 81. Have student’s create a documentary
  37. 82. Go ahead…jump in! The water’s warm.
  38. 83. Which of the following might you leverage in your teaching? <ul><li>Games, Simulations, Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Learners Forming Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Games, Simulations, Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Student Created Content </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t think “classroom” </li></ul>
  39. 84. You thought this presentation and information was… <ul><li>Eye opening </li></ul><ul><li>Applicable to my classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing new </li></ul><ul><li>Boring </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t be done in my classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, it is over already…I could really have napped a little longer </li></ul>
  40. 85. Slides Links to resources Continuing Discussion