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New Moves for New Times: Dancing Towards the Future

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Invited keynote presentation at Transforming Learning Conference, Swinburne University, Melbourne, 13th September, 2016

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New Moves for New Times: Dancing Towards the Future

  1. 1. New Moves for New Times: Dancing Towards the Future Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning Melbourne, Australia 13th September, 2016
  2. 2. Outline… 1. Fickle dance 2. Beyond old steps 3. Dancing against the grain New Moves for New Times: Dancing Towards the Future
  3. 3. This presentation does NOT contain handy hints for teachers Warning…
  4. 4. 1. Fickle dance…
  5. 5. “With the coming of the New Media, the need for print on paper will rapidly diminish. The day will soon arrive when the world’s literature will be available from The Automatic Library at the mere pressing of a button” (Uzanne, 1994). 1. Fickle dance…
  6. 6. “With the coming of the New Media, the need for print on paper will rapidly diminish. The day will soon arrive when the world’s literature will be available from The Automatic Library at the mere pressing of a button” (Uzanne, 1894). 1. Fickle dance…
  7. 7. “Books will soon be obsolete in public schools. Scholars will be instructed through the eye. It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture”. (Thomas Edison, 1912) 1. Fickle dance…
  8. 8. “I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks,” (Thomas Edison, 1922) 1. Fickle dance…
  9. 9. “We will undoubtedly have lectures of every conceivable kind presented to us right in our homes, when practical television arrives, possibly a year or two off.” Short Wave Craft, 1935 1. Fickle dance…
  10. 10. “Modern educators and psychologists have found, through thousands of tests in the nations schools, that “typewriter” children do better work… get from 10% to 30% higher grades...” https://twitter.com/audreywatters/status/719231612865544192 1. Fickle dance…
  11. 11. “It happens every day! Many so called ‘slow students’ learn to type and then show up on the honor roll.” https://larrycuban.wordpress.com 1. Fickle dance…
  12. 12. Project Plato – 1960s 1. Fickle dance…
  13. 13. Project Plato – 1960s 1. Fickle dance…
  14. 14. Cuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroom use of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers’ College Press. Technology Expectation Cycle (1986) High Expectations Subsided Enthusiasm Growing Support 1. Fickle dance…
  15. 15. Gartner Hype Cycle “Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype, hope and disappointment” (Gouseti, 2010). MOOCs 1. Fickle dance…
  16. 16. “Resilience requires adaptation and evolution to new environmental conditions, but retains core identity” (Weller & Anderson, 2013, p.55). 1. Fickle dance…
  17. 17. 1. Fickle dance…
  18. 18. 1. Fickle dance…
  19. 19. “Big data, powerful analytical tools, and sophisticated data mining techniques is poised to spark a revolution in how education is delivered and in how the efficacy of that education is measured” (ECAR Working Report, 2015, p. 1). http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ewg1510.pdf 1. Fickle dance…
  20. 20. “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Amara’s Law 1. Fickle dance…
  21. 21. 2. Beyond old steps…
  22. 22. 2. Beyond old steps…
  23. 23. Is face-to-face teaching better than online learning? 2. Beyond old steps…
  24. 24. 2015 Is face-to-face teaching better than online learning? 2. Beyond old steps…
  25. 25. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  26. 26. “At its simplest, blended learning is the integration of classroom face-to-face learning experiences with online learning experiences” (Garrison & Kanuka, 2004, p.96). Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  27. 27. Weak sense of blending… Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  28. 28. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  29. 29. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  30. 30. “. . . an opportunity to fundamentally redesign how we approach teaching and learning in ways that higher education institutions may benefit from increased effectiveness, convenience and efficiency” (Vaughan, 2012). Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  31. 31. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  32. 32. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? Trowler, P., Ashwin, P. and Saunders, M. (2014). The Role of HEFCE in Teaching and Learning Enhancement: A Review of Evaluative Evidence. The Higher Education Academy, p.16. 2. Beyond old steps…
  33. 33. Littlejohn, A., & Pegler, C. (2007). Preparing for Blended E- Learning. 70-93. New York: Routledge. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  34. 34. Stronger Sense of Blending… Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  35. 35. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  36. 36. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  37. 37. Is blended learning really transforming traditional pedagogy? 2. Beyond old steps…
  38. 38. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Leakage The New Learning Ecology Physical Virtual 2. Beyond old steps…
  39. 39. Arguably the concept has done little to disrupt the ‘old normal’ and the familiar 123, 123, 123 of the traditional slow waltz which continues to dominate our thinking about university-level teaching. The inconvenient truth is… Blended learning has become a popular construct that means different things to different people… 2. Beyond old steps…
  40. 40. “A future of hybrid [blended] learning is an opportunity, not a threat. If implemented sensitively and professionally it will lead to higher student performance and greater staff satisfaction” (Daniel, 2016, p.18) 2. Beyond old steps…
  41. 41. B O L D [ Blended | On-line | Digital ] 2. Beyond old steps…
  42. 42. 3. Dancing against the grain…
  43. 43. 2015 3. Dancing against the grain…
  44. 44. F2F Remains Dominant Mode 3. Dancing against the grain…
  45. 45. 3. Dancing against the grain…
  46. 46. 3. Dancing against the grain…
  47. 47. #1 The challenge of academic workload… 3. Dancing against the grain…
  48. 48. #1 The challenge of academic workload… 3. Dancing against the grain…
  49. 49. #2 The challenge of the status of teaching… 3. Dancing against the grain…
  50. 50. #2 The challenge of the status of teaching… 3. Dancing against the grain…
  51. 51. #3 The challenge of rapidly shifting ground… 3. Dancing against the grain…
  52. 52. 3. Dancing against the grain… #3 The challenge of rapidly shifting ground…
  53. 53. http://connected.dcu.ie 3. Dancing against the grain… #3 The challenge of rapidly shifting ground…
  54. 54. 3. Dancing against the grain…
  55. 55. 3. Dancing against the grain… #3 The challenge of rapidly shifting ground…
  56. 56. 3. Dancing against the grain… #3 The challenge of rapidly shifting ground…
  57. 57. 3. Dancing against the grain… #3 The challenge of rapidly shifting ground…
  58. 58. #3 The challenge of rapidly shifting ground… 3. Dancing against the grain…
  59. 59. Conclusion
  60. 60. Conclusion • Courage to explore new spaces • Design your own dance • Be a future maker Three key lessons….
  61. 61. Conclusion
  62. 62. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  63. 63. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning www.dcu.ie/nidlmark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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