Reflecting on the Top Down

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  • You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
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  • Reflecting on the Top Down

    1. 1. Final Thoughts: Reflecting on the Top Down Mark Brown Director, Teaching, Learning and Distance Education July 15 th , 2011
    2. 2. Reflecting on the Top Down
    3. 3. Reflecting on the Top Down
    4. 4. Reflecting on the Top Down
    5. 5. Reflecting on the Top Down <ul><li>Informal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Summative Test </li></ul>
    6. 6. 1. Informal Learning
    7. 7. Who invented Playmobil? 1. Informal Learning
    8. 8. 1. Informal Learning According to Google…
    9. 9. There are over 2.9 billion searches performed on Google each month. 1. Informal Learning
    10. 10. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.? 1. Informal Learning
    11. 11. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.? … before Google 1. Informal Learning
    12. 12. 1. Informal Learning
    13. 13. 1. Informal Learning
    14. 14. Key takeaway… 1. Informal Learning
    15. 15. The way people are informally learning through new digital media has fundamentally changed the nature of authentic tasks. 1. Informal Learning Key takeaway…
    16. 16. 2. Formal Learning
    17. 17. “ Going to university is like being on a plane, as you have to sit in rows, listen to instructions and put your trust in someone you don't really know. And of course you have to turn off all your electronic devices!” (Martin Bean, VC, Open University, UK) 2. Formal Learning
    18. 18. The learning management system (LMS) is typically viewed as a large repository where increasing volumes of content can be pumped, stored and then delivered using 19 th century teaching methods on 21 st century networks. 2. Formal Learning
    19. 19. 2. Formal Learning The dominant ‘pump, pump, dump model’ of online learning…
    20. 20. Learning by sharing (Connectivist) Learning by listening (Instructionist) Learning by doing (Constructivist) Learning by making (Constructionist) 2. Formal Learning Still has a role but…
    21. 21. Acquisition Participation Roots metaphors… (Brown, 2011) 2. Formal Learning (Sfard, 1998)
    22. 22. Synchronous Asynchronous Acquisition Participation Stream ecology… (Brown, 2011) 2. Formal Learning (Sfard, 1998)
    23. 23. Synchronous Asynchronous Acquisition Participation Discussion Fora Lecture Capture Connect Clinic Connect Webinar Adobe Presenter Wikis ePortfolio Online Readings Video Streaming Online Chat Video Conferencing (Brown, 2011) 2. Formal Learning Real-time Test (Sfard, 1998) Stream ecology…
    24. 24. 2. Formal Learning Key takeaway…
    25. 25. The (re)design of formal learning using new digital media must be guided by explicit pedagogical pointers which help to exploit rather than tame the potential of technology . 2. Formal Learning Key takeaway…
    26. 26. 3. Summative Test
    27. 27. With No Prior Knowledge 3. Summative Test Person and Activity
    28. 28. <ul><li>Betty sold our assets </li></ul><ul><li>John closed the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Phil passed away </li></ul><ul><li>Jacko taxed our assets </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie opened the event </li></ul><ul><li>Rupert has a sore finger </li></ul><ul><li>Ingrid shot the goal </li></ul><ul><li>Kate predicted the quake </li></ul><ul><li>Irene worn the dress </li></ul><ul><li>Ken lost his show </li></ul>20 seconds 3. Summative Test
    29. 29. <ul><li>Who passed away? </li></ul><ul><li>Who taxed our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>Who shot the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>Who predicted the quake? </li></ul><ul><li>Who worn the dress? </li></ul><ul><li>Who closed the paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Who lost his show? </li></ul><ul><li>Who sold our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>Who opened the event? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has a sore finger? </li></ul>3. Summative Test
    30. 30. <ul><li>Who passed away? </li></ul><ul><li>Who taxed our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>Who shot the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>Who predicted the quake? </li></ul><ul><li>Who worn the dress? </li></ul><ul><li>Who closed the paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Who lost his show? </li></ul><ul><li>Who sold our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>Who opened the event? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has a sore finger? </li></ul><ul><li>Phil </li></ul><ul><li>Jacko </li></ul><ul><li>Ingrid </li></ul><ul><li>Kate </li></ul><ul><li>Irene </li></ul><ul><li>John </li></ul><ul><li>Ken </li></ul><ul><li>Betty </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie </li></ul><ul><li>Rupert </li></ul>3. Summative Test
    31. 31. With Some Prior Knowledge 3. Summative Test Person and Activity
    32. 32. <ul><li>John sold our assets </li></ul><ul><li>Rupert closed the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Betty passed away </li></ul><ul><li>Phil taxed our assets </li></ul><ul><li>Ingrid opened the event </li></ul><ul><li>Jacko has a sore finger </li></ul><ul><li>Irene shot the goal </li></ul><ul><li>Ken predicted the quake </li></ul><ul><li>Kate worn the dress </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie lost his show </li></ul>20 seconds 3. Summative Test
    33. 33. <ul><li>Who passed away? </li></ul><ul><li>Who lost his show? </li></ul><ul><li>Who taxed our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>Who shot the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>Who closed the paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Who opened the event? </li></ul><ul><li>Who sold our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>Who worn the dress? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has a sore finger? </li></ul><ul><li>Who predicted the quake? </li></ul>3. Summative Test
    34. 34. <ul><li>Betty </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie </li></ul><ul><li>Phil </li></ul><ul><li>Irene </li></ul><ul><li>Rupert </li></ul><ul><li>Ingrid </li></ul><ul><li>John </li></ul><ul><li>Kate </li></ul><ul><li>Jacko </li></ul><ul><li>Ken </li></ul><ul><li>Who passed away? </li></ul><ul><li>Who lost his show? </li></ul><ul><li>Who taxed our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>Who shot the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>Who closed the paper? </li></ul><ul><li>Who opened the event? </li></ul><ul><li>Who sold our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>Who worn the dress? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has a sore finger? </li></ul><ul><li>Who predicted the quake? </li></ul>3. Summative Test
    35. 35. Key takeaway… 3. Summative Test
    36. 36. Students will be more successful and capable of applying their knowledge when learning is embedded in authentic and meaningful contexts (involving complex tasks) . Key takeaway… 3. Summative Test
    37. 37. Final Comment
    38. 38. 2. Where is eLearning heading? Final Comment &quot;A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Confucius)
    39. 39. Final Comment You don’t have to get started by Streaming down the highway with the top down
    40. 40. 2. Where is eLearning heading? Many Thanks • Jo McKenzie • Terry Stewart • Janet Walker • Joyce Seitzinger • Thomas Reeves • Andrew Jamieson (AJ) • Anna Hamilton

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