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2007 CALI

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CALI Conference for Law School Computing. June 18, 2007. Dr. Scott McLeod, CASTLE, University of Minnesota. www.schooltechleadership.org. www.scottmcleod.net/contact. www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org.

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2007 CALI

  1. 2. The Times They Are A-Changin’ Dr. Scott McLeod Director, CASTLE June 18, 2007
  2. 3. Are you the parent of an elementary, secondary, or undergraduate student? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  3. 4. What do you do? <ul><li>Instructor </li></ul><ul><li>IT staff </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  4. 6. Technology is changing us <ul><li>This is about our way of life. An historical analog would be the Industrial Revolution, but compressed into 15 years - not played out over a century. Hang on - this will be quite a ride. </li></ul><ul><li>- Joseph S. Kraemer </li></ul>
  5. 7. YouTube
  6. 8. YouTube
  7. 9. Have you ever uploaded a video to YouTube? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  8. 10. Distributed computing <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>United Devices Smallpox Research Grid Project </li></ul><ul><li>Find-a-drug </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Muon1 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Screensaver Lifesaver </li></ul>
  9. 11. Wikipedia
  10. 12. Have you ever edited an article in Wikipedia? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  11. 13. Global ideagoras
  12. 14. Prosumer communities
  13. 15. Global collaboration <ul><li>arXiv </li></ul><ul><li>Human Genome Project </li></ul><ul><li>OpenWetWare </li></ul><ul><li>European Bioinformatics Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Intel Open University Network </li></ul>
  14. 27. Rise of the Creative Class
  15. 28. Importance of creativity <ul><li>Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can someone overseas do it cheaper? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can a computer do it faster? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is what I’m offering in demand in an age of abundance? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relationships, collaboration, creativity, innovation, problem-solving, pattern detection, synthesizing, adding value </li></ul>
  16. 30. 1. Increase understanding <ul><li>Read, talk, show videos, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask tough questions </li></ul><ul><li>Change people’s understanding and thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Be willing to confront the brutal truth </li></ul>
  17. 31. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  18. 32. If the leaders don’t get it, it isn’t going to happen
  19. 33. Are we teaching the right things? <ul><li>While we teach whatever we teach at school, the kids go home and learn the skills they need to survive and prosper in an interconnected global economy. </li></ul><ul><li> - Clarence Fisher </li></ul>
  20. 34. We can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing <ul><li>No generation in history has ever been so thoroughly prepared for the industrial age. </li></ul><ul><li> - David Warlick </li></ul>
  21. 35. 2. Don’t just scare them
  22. 36. Digital natives, immigrants, & refugees
  23. 37. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Interconnected </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Personalized </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomous </li></ul><ul><li>Freewheeling </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul>
  24. 38. Putting the power in the hands of the users <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Disintermediation </li></ul><ul><li>Reach </li></ul>
  25. 41. engage me or enrage me - Marc Prensky
  26. 42. High school dropout rate
  27. 43. 3. Be effective change agents
  28. 44. We need to somehow change faster <ul><li>No one jumps a 20 foot chasm in two </li></ul><ul><li>10 foot jumps. – Miguel Guhlin </li></ul>
  29. 45. Embrace change <ul><li>What do you do when the [world] is moving away from you, not toward you? If you wait too long, it'll be too late to do much of anything at all. Instead, recognize that change is coming, that the reality you operate in is dying out, and start practicing how to do the next big thing. Betting on change is always the safest bet available. </li></ul><ul><li>- Seth Godin, The Big Moo, pp. 90-91 </li></ul>
  30. 46. Make sure the change people win
  31. 47. Get the people that others listen to
  32. 48. Make your change ‘sticky’
  33. 49. Spend your energy appropriately The vital few The trivial many
  34. 50. Let people be f’n amazing
  35. 51. Get past the dip
  36. 52. Change your location <ul><li>The trick is to change your organization’s instinctual location on the curve. if you get used to being exceptional, you’ll probably stay there. - Seth Godin, The Big Moo , pp. 90-91 </li></ul>
  37. 53. 4. Invest in smart infrastructure
  38. 54. This is meaningless
  39. 55. This is important
  40. 56. 5. Conquer fear
  41. 57. Avoid death by risk aversion
  42. 58. <ul><li>They say: We can’t handle this much change. </li></ul><ul><li>I say: Your job and career are in jeopardy; what other options do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>- Seth Godin, The Big Moo , pp. 49-50 </li></ul>
  43. 59. <ul><li>They say: Times are changing. </li></ul><ul><li>I say: Everything has already changed. Tomorrow is the first day of your revolution . . . or you’re toast. </li></ul><ul><li>- Seth Godin, The Big Moo , pp. 49-50 </li></ul>
  44. 60. <ul><li>They say I’m extreme. </li></ul><ul><li>I say I’m a realist. </li></ul><ul><li>- Seth Godin, The Big Moo , pp. 49-50 </li></ul>
  45. 62. What we need <ul><li>leadership </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>management </li></ul>
  46. 63. What we need <ul><li>anticipatory </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>reactionary </li></ul>
  47. 64. What we need <ul><li>future-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>v. </li></ul><ul><li>compliance-oriented </li></ul>
  48. 66. Are you preparing graduates for the 21st century? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>
  49. 69. Thank you! <ul><li>Dr. Scott McLeod </li></ul><ul><li>Director, CASTLE </li></ul><ul><li>University of Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>www.schooltechleadership.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.scottmcleod.net </li></ul>

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