Mark Curcher<br />Lead Faculty<br />Dept. of Learning Innovation<br />Dubai Men’s College<br />United Arab Emirates<br />
Starts with a Question<br />
Starts with a Question<br />How can I Improve Student Learning?<br />
Answer<br />Student Engagement & Interest<br />Involvement<br />
Answer<br />Sorted!<br />
Real Question<br />
Real Question<br />How am I going to get students engaged and interested in  their learning?<br />
Problem!<br />Passive!<br />
Context<br />
The Knowledge Transfer Model of Learning.<br />AKA – The Airplane Model<br />
Sit in Rows facing the front<br />Put your trust in the people up front<br />Switch off all electronic devices<br />
Sit in Rows facing the front<br />Put your trust in the people up front<br />Switch off all electronic devices<br />
Sit in Rows facing the front<br />Put your trust in the people up front<br />Switch off all electronic devices<br />
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxPVyieptwA<br />
Learning is a Social Activity.<br />
CHANGE<br />
How ?<br />
New<br />Technologies<br />
Social Bookmarking<br />
Users store lists of internet resources that they believe they will find useful. <br />
The social aspect is that these can then be shared with the public at large or with a specific group.<br />
http://screenr.com/USP<br />
http://screenr.com/MSP<br />
Social networking encourages collective contribution, not individual ownership. <br />(Mason & Rennie, 2008. P 14)<br />
“Hold your Horses”<br />Isn’t this what you did in Penang?<br />
Business Students<br />
Engineering Management Students<br />3 sections – 60 students<br />
57 Students answered survey on Survey Monkey Website.<br />
“connecting the real world economics with the theory studies.”<br />“helped me a lot to understand the Macroeconomics.”<br...
“Diigo is a great tool almost for any student. A college, university or even a school student will find it helpful.”  <br ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTcYAyolwU<br />
Authentic<br />Any Time<br />Any Place<br />Student Generated & Student Led<br />Collaborative<br />Teacher Moderated<br /...
In Conclusion                            <br />
The use of educational technology and in particular the use of social bookmarking contributed to the development a small l...
..-it moved learning from beyond the classroom and its formal setting. <br />
“I Hear and I Forget<br />I See and I Remember<br />I Do and I Understand”<br />	Confucius<br />
I Hear and I Forget<br />I See and I Remember<br />I Do and I Understand<br />	Confucius<br />I Discuss and I Learn<br />
These are tough times and our managers don’t always ‘get it’.<br />Keep Moving Forward <br />
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1tXhJniSEc<br />
Thank You<br />mcurcher@hct.ac.ae<br />
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Global Learn 2011 Presentation Melbourne

  1. 1. Mark Curcher<br />Lead Faculty<br />Dept. of Learning Innovation<br />Dubai Men’s College<br />United Arab Emirates<br />
  2. 2. Starts with a Question<br />
  3. 3. Starts with a Question<br />How can I Improve Student Learning?<br />
  4. 4. Answer<br />Student Engagement & Interest<br />Involvement<br />
  5. 5. Answer<br />Sorted!<br />
  6. 6. Real Question<br />
  7. 7. Real Question<br />How am I going to get students engaged and interested in their learning?<br />
  8. 8. Problem!<br />Passive!<br />
  9. 9. Context<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
  13. 13. The Knowledge Transfer Model of Learning.<br />AKA – The Airplane Model<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15.
  16. 16. Sit in Rows facing the front<br />Put your trust in the people up front<br />Switch off all electronic devices<br />
  17. 17. Sit in Rows facing the front<br />Put your trust in the people up front<br />Switch off all electronic devices<br />
  18. 18. Sit in Rows facing the front<br />Put your trust in the people up front<br />Switch off all electronic devices<br />
  19. 19. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxPVyieptwA<br />
  20. 20. Learning is a Social Activity.<br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22.
  23. 23. CHANGE<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25.
  26. 26. How ?<br />
  27. 27. New<br />Technologies<br />
  28. 28. Social Bookmarking<br />
  29. 29. Users store lists of internet resources that they believe they will find useful. <br />
  30. 30. The social aspect is that these can then be shared with the public at large or with a specific group.<br />
  31. 31.
  32. 32.
  33. 33. http://screenr.com/USP<br />
  34. 34. http://screenr.com/MSP<br />
  35. 35. Social networking encourages collective contribution, not individual ownership. <br />(Mason & Rennie, 2008. P 14)<br />
  36. 36. “Hold your Horses”<br />Isn’t this what you did in Penang?<br />
  37. 37. Business Students<br />
  38. 38. Engineering Management Students<br />3 sections – 60 students<br />
  39. 39. 57 Students answered survey on Survey Monkey Website.<br />
  40. 40.
  41. 41.
  42. 42.
  43. 43. “connecting the real world economics with the theory studies.”<br />“helped me a lot to understand the Macroeconomics.”<br />“usually am not a frequent newspaper reader, but after i participated in diiagoi started to actually read, even if i don't log in some days i get the daily update email for the group and i really enjoy reading the bookmarks and the comments which have really a lot to my economics knowledge.”<br />
  44. 44.
  45. 45. “Diigo is a great tool almost for any student. A college, university or even a school student will find it helpful.” <br />“..its a good tool to learn i even thought of doing my own group for my work.”<br />“the course was really nice it helped me in my life and business. i am currently sharing what i have learned with my staff and planning to have a community for economical analysis for our business in the country.<br />
  46. 46. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTcYAyolwU<br />
  47. 47. Authentic<br />Any Time<br />Any Place<br />Student Generated & Student Led<br />Collaborative<br />Teacher Moderated<br />Engaging<br />Enjoyable<br />Deeper Learning<br />
  48. 48. In Conclusion                           <br />
  49. 49. The use of educational technology and in particular the use of social bookmarking contributed to the development a small learning community across three sections of students taking an Engineering Management Course 2010.<br />
  50. 50. ..-it moved learning from beyond the classroom and its formal setting. <br />
  51. 51. “I Hear and I Forget<br />I See and I Remember<br />I Do and I Understand”<br /> Confucius<br />
  52. 52. I Hear and I Forget<br />I See and I Remember<br />I Do and I Understand<br /> Confucius<br />I Discuss and I Learn<br />
  53. 53. These are tough times and our managers don’t always ‘get it’.<br />Keep Moving Forward <br />
  54. 54. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1tXhJniSEc<br />
  55. 55. Thank You<br />mcurcher@hct.ac.ae<br />

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