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  • Various games and the problems the gamers had to solve.
  • Various games and the problems the gamers had to solve.
  • In Dec 2008 Americans sent 100 billion text messages, double the number of Dec 2007. Average person sent 407 text messages, double the 188 sent in Dec 2007. At the same time, the average length of a cell phone call declined last year to 2.3 minutes. That's the shortest chat time since the 1990s, before mobile devices and cheap calling plans became widely available to everyday consumers. The peak talk time came in 2004, when a caller on average chatted for 3.05 minutes. "We are seeing a clear trend of huge increases in text messaging," said Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist at the Pew Internet and American Life Project. "If teens are a leader for America, then we are moving to a text-based communication system. For them, there is less interest in talking."
  • Broadening Horizons

    1. 1. Broadening Your Horizons in the 21 st Century By: Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D. Professor, Instructional Technology Bloomsburg University
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    3. 4. ENIAC's main control panel
    4. 9. Gamer 1.0 4 2 3
    5. 10. Gamer 1.0 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?
    6. 11. Gamer 2.0
    7. 12. Gamer 2.0 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?
    8. 13. Gamer 3.0
    9. 15. Gamer 3.0 Where do I explore first? What activities are of the most value? What must I do to achieve my goal?
    10. 16. Gamer 4.0
    11. 17. Gamer 4.0 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?
    12. 18. What can we create together?
    13. 30. Found at
    14. 35. New Thinking is Needed
    15. 36. New Thinking <ul><li>Learning as a Process </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow from Other Disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Not Instructor—Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Jump In! </li></ul><ul><li>Think Visually </li></ul>
    16. 37. Say Dadda
    17. 43. Refer learners to a Blackboard Course Site for pre-work Conduct a mini-classroom session Review with self-paced e-learning Learning as a Process
    18. 44. Learning as a Process Work Processes Classroom Training Classroom Training Classroom Training Work Processes Classroom Training Available on a web site Available via Self-Paced and Online Seminar Intermediate Skills Advanced Skills Intermediate Skills Advanced Skills Orientation Orientation
    19. 45. Story telling …
    20. 46. Consider using the “En Media Res” technique
    21. 47. Think Radio talk-show, not academic lecture
    22. 48. Use a documentary format
    23. 49. Take a consultative approach
    24. 50. Jump In!
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    26. 54. Learning As a process Borrow From Other fields Facilitator of Learning Jump In! Think visually
    27. 55. Questions/Resources/More Info. Or Read & subscribe to my blogs: Kapp Notes The Tech Dimension Thank You! For more information Please visit my web site