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Keynote at Texas Community College Technology Forum

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Community Colleges of the Future
Is your community college prepared for the new breed of learner – a learner raised on a steady diet of video games, electronic gadgets, and Smartphones? Wondering how to integrate new technologies to break out of the traditional classroom paradigm? Can’t imagine how anyone would integrate video games and Twitter to teach, recruit and enroll students? In this keynote, Karl Kapp, a noted author, speaker and technologist focusing on the convergence of learning, technology and education explores how consumer-based gadgets, games and web widgets are impacting educational strategies, recruitment efforts and content delivery at the community college level. Explore the influence of games, virtual worlds and Web 2.0 on learning preferences, expectations and collaboration. Discover how technological influences are profoundly impacting community colleges. Learn to leverage technology for educational and administrative excellence.

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Keynote at Texas Community College Technology Forum

  1. 1. Gadgets, Games and Gizmos:Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Community Colleges of theCommunity Colleges of the FutureFuture By: Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D. Professor, Instructional Technology Bloomsburg University www.karlkapp.blogspot.com
  2. 2. http://www.kaplaneduneering.com/kappnotes/
  3. 3. Brief history of… The World
  4. 4. 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. 5. ENIAC's main control panel
  6. 6. 4 23
  7. 7. What actions should I take based on this information?
  8. 8. What variables do I balance to keep my person happy? How should I manage my time?
  9. 9. What leadership strategy should I use?
  10. 10. 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?
  11. 11. What can we create together?
  12. 12. Found at bat-blog.com
  13. 13. A college graduate sued her alma mater forA college graduate sued her alma mater for $72,000 -- the full cost of her tuition and then some$72,000 -- the full cost of her tuition and then some -- because she couldn’t find a job (CNN)-- because she couldn’t find a job (CNN)
  14. 14. Community College— 28% borrow an average of $5,879
  15. 15. New Approaches are Needed New Approaches are Needed
  16. 16. Solutions 1. Provide a challenge 2. Learning as a process 3. Leverage immersive environments 4. Play Games 5. Go Mobile 6. Expand the Classroom
  17. 17. I’m a Boss, too. Solution #1: Provide a Challenge
  18. 18. Say Dadda Solution #2: Learning as a process
  19. 19. Refer learners to a Blackboard Course Site for homework Conduct a classroom session Review with self-paced e-learning Learning as a Process
  20. 20. Solution #3: Leverage immersive environments
  21. 21. Solution #4: Play games
  22. 22. Solution #5: Go Mobile
  23. 23. Step Three: Lower Machine
  24. 24. Maui 1.3 miles Pacific Ocean H: 79° L: 68°
  25. 25. Solution #6:Expand the classroom
  26. 26. Use the tools
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Creating a bridge to alumni, students and industry through a community via Web 2.0 Continual Education Peer-to-Peer Learning
  30. 30. Create Youtube Moments.
  31. 31. The Future
  32. 32. Casual Friday Are you a 36 year-old IT Manager looking for pants that won’t constrict when you’re crawling behind a network router in a closet on the third floor? You’ve found them in the Casual Friday. Generous seat. No-wrinkle technology. Higher waistband to slim down your appearance. Front pleats for a dressier look that can impress customers in the office, and perform in the server room. Price: $40.00 USD/$10,560 Lindens
  33. 33. Go ahead…jump in!
  34. 34. Solutions 1. Provide a challenge 2. Learning as a process 3. Leverage immersive environments 4. Play Games 5. Go Mobile 6. Expand the Classroom
  35. 35. Questions/More Information • http://www.kaplaneduneering.com/kappnotes/ – Recommended books – Samples and Examples • Learning in 3D – www.learningin3d.info • Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning – www.gadgetsgamesandgizmos.com • Email: kkapp@bloomu.edu • Email: karlkapp@gmail.com

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