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Collaboration Webs & Mobile Tools

  1. 1. Collaboration Webs & Mobile Tools  1
  2. 2. Before.....Now..…and..…Next? 2004 May 2006
  3. 3. Online Applications & Collaboration Time to adoption for collaboration webs: 1 year or less [Horizon Report, 2008]
  4. 4. Accessing WIDER and RICHER  SOURCES of information…
  5. 5. …using Mobile Devices Time to adoption for mobile tools: 2‐3 years [Horizon Report, 2008]
  6. 6. The Current Problem Not enough computers Unreliable infrastructure By promoting the use of ICT’s we exacerbate the problem Build more computer rooms?     COST     WAIT
  7. 7. A possible solution? Facilitate a shift to student owned mobile devices & online  web access during class with Mobile Tools &   Connected Learning 2009 Start SR1 Laptops 5‐6 Teachers Whole Year 2010 Grow 4 – 6 sets Mini Laptops      Expand PD, Share Ideas 2011 Grow & Transition Y9 Stationery List +     4 – 6 more sets 2012 Whole School? Y9‐10 now covered +  Extend across school? Tools made available Infrastructure is made more reliable Teacher Professional Development is occurring
  8. 8. The New Curriculum & eLearning Schools should explore not only how ICT can supplement traditional ways of teaching but also how it can open up new and different ways of learning Vision: E‐learning may: Effective users of communication tools • Assist the making of connections by enabling  Members of communities students to enter and explore new learning  International citizens environments, overcoming barriers of distance and  Active seekers, users, and creators of  time knowledge  (p.8) • Facilitate shared learning by enabling students to  join or create communities of learners that extend  Competency: well beyond the classroom Confidently use ICT to access and provide  information and to communicate with others  • Assist in the creation of supportive learning  (p.12) environments by offering resources that take  account of individual, cultural or developmental  differences • Enhance opportunities to learn by offering students  virtual experiences and tools that save them time,  allowing them to take their learning further (p.36) 8

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