Vision of the Future:
Where will eLearning be in 2020?


                               Carol Skyring
                    ...
“…the future has been a
   disappointment”
            John Gardner
    Queen’s University, Belfast 1995
      Cited in ht...
Video removed see
       Mr Winkle Wakes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm1sCsl2MQY
Where have we been?
Where are we now?
Where is it heading?
Effect on education?
Key factors for success
Where
have we
been
          ?
Thaumatrope: 1825       Phenakistoscope: 1832




             Zoopraxiscope: 1879
Mid 1800s prediction

  Frustrated and enraged at
  obtaining so many crossed
  visual lines, a man hurls his
      chair ...
Late1900s
Where
are we
now
         ?
2000-2010




 http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxypar4/2124673642/
Telepresence
      
 Telepresence refers to a set
        of technologies which allow
        a person to to feel as if
  ...
(Tele)Presence
• A group of 'presence'
  technologies &
  standards that let
  applications know:
   - where you are
   - ...
Virtual Worlds




Second Life:
-   Total accounts: over 18 million
-   Users last 60 days: 1,366,528
-   Online 1pm today...
PLNs



http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696/




                                                  Warlick, D. ...
Where
is it
heading
          ?
In 2020
   • Children currently in Year 1 will be entering
          the workforce
   • Some parents of Year 1 students ar...
Video removed see
       Joe’s Non-Netbook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhpmEZWuRQ
eLearning
PLN     Mobile    Virtual Worlds
Personalised Learning

• Learner centred
• Knowledge centred
• Assessment centred (formative & summative)

          2020 ...
The mobile device will be the
world’s primary connection tool
    to the Internet in 2020.




      From ‘Did You Know 4....
Click on the video
screen below to access a
  video introduction or
   the weekly podcast.
Videoconference from real life to 2nd life
Video removed see
MPK20 - Sun's Virtual Workspace:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K_yLMMHTmE
Effect
on
education
            ?
What does this
mean for students?
 • Rich learning environment
 • Lots of interaction
 • Instant responses to
   queries
 ...
Higher Ed
• Today students choose:
  - The courses they study
  - The campus they attend
• Tomorrow courses will be
  acce...
Schools

• Global connections with
  other classes
• Content from sources
  around the world
• Virtual excursions
What does this
mean for teachers?
• New ways of teaching
• New ways of structuring
  learning
• Always on?
  - Anywhere
  ...
Key
factors
for
success
          ?
• Appropriate and effective use:
  - Is this the RIGHT tool
  - A combination

• Pedagogical issues:
  - How can I BEST te...
• Provide learning solutions
 NOT technological ones
• Technology is your slave -
 not your master
• Design great learning...
We are currently preparing
 students for jobs & technologies
      that don’t yet exist.....


  in order to solve problem...
We can’t solve problems by using
 the same kind of thinking we
 used when we created them.
           Albert Einstein
Video removed see
A Brave New Worlds Wide Web:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPQ4Qr8xks
Be brave!




http://videoconference.edublogs.org
    cskyring@learntel.com.au
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Vision of the Future: Where will eLearning be in 2020?

  1. 1. Vision of the Future: Where will eLearning be in 2020? Carol Skyring LearnTel, Australia cskyring@learntel.com.au
  2. 2. “…the future has been a disappointment” John Gardner Queen’s University, Belfast 1995 Cited in http://hdl.handle.net/2428/8061
  3. 3. Video removed see Mr Winkle Wakes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm1sCsl2MQY
  4. 4. Where have we been? Where are we now? Where is it heading? Effect on education? Key factors for success
  5. 5. Where have we been ?
  6. 6. Thaumatrope: 1825 Phenakistoscope: 1832 Zoopraxiscope: 1879
  7. 7. Mid 1800s prediction Frustrated and enraged at obtaining so many crossed visual lines, a man hurls his chair at le tele. An observation by Robida that while tremendous strides may be made in technology, human behaviour changes not in the slightest.
  8. 8. Late1900s
  9. 9. Where are we now ?
  10. 10. 2000-2010 http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxypar4/2124673642/
  11. 11. Telepresence Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allow a person to to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance that they were present, or to have an effect, at a location other than their true location. Wikipedia
  12. 12. (Tele)Presence • A group of 'presence' technologies & standards that let applications know: - where you are - what you're doing - what kind of communications you're prepared to receive.
  13. 13. Virtual Worlds Second Life: - Total accounts: over 18 million - Users last 60 days: 1,366,528 - Online 1pm today: 54,526 - Over 700 universities have campuses - New institutions just in 2nd life
  14. 14. PLNs http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/2922421696/ Warlick, D. (2009). Grow your personal learning network: New technologies can keep you connected and help you manage information overload. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(6) p. 15
  15. 15. Where is it heading ?
  16. 16. In 2020 • Children currently in Year 1 will be entering the workforce • Some parents of Year 1 students are currently finishing school • More over 65s than under 16s* • Younger, less experienced teachers* * in 2020 Vision: Report of the Teaching and Learning in 2020 Review Group, Department for Education and Skills, UK
  17. 17. Video removed see Joe’s Non-Netbook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhpmEZWuRQ
  18. 18. eLearning PLN Mobile Virtual Worlds
  19. 19. Personalised Learning • Learner centred • Knowledge centred • Assessment centred (formative & summative) 2020 Vision: Report of the Teaching and Learning in 2020 Review Group http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/learningtechnologies/files/links/2020_Vision.pdf.
  20. 20. The mobile device will be the world’s primary connection tool to the Internet in 2020. From ‘Did You Know 4.0’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8
  21. 21. Click on the video screen below to access a video introduction or the weekly podcast.
  22. 22. Videoconference from real life to 2nd life
  23. 23. Video removed see MPK20 - Sun's Virtual Workspace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K_yLMMHTmE
  24. 24. Effect on education ?
  25. 25. What does this mean for students? • Rich learning environment • Lots of interaction • Instant responses to queries • Anywhere & anytime
  26. 26. Higher Ed • Today students choose: - The courses they study - The campus they attend • Tomorrow courses will be accessible from anywhere • In the future students will choose with whom they study NOT where
  27. 27. Schools • Global connections with other classes • Content from sources around the world • Virtual excursions
  28. 28. What does this mean for teachers? • New ways of teaching • New ways of structuring learning • Always on? - Anywhere - Anyone - Anytime - 24/7
  29. 29. Key factors for success ?
  30. 30. • Appropriate and effective use: - Is this the RIGHT tool - A combination • Pedagogical issues: - How can I BEST teach this - Instructional design • Environment - Ease of use • Support for instructors and students: - Professional development
  31. 31. • Provide learning solutions NOT technological ones • Technology is your slave - not your master • Design great learning experiences
  32. 32. We are currently preparing students for jobs & technologies that don’t yet exist..... in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.
  33. 33. We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein
  34. 34. Video removed see A Brave New Worlds Wide Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPQ4Qr8xks
  35. 35. Be brave! http://videoconference.edublogs.org cskyring@learntel.com.au

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