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Redefining Learning Spaces: Online and Transmedia Education

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Presentation at APA National Convention 2015 in Toronto by Dr. Pamela Rutledge and Dr. Jerri Lynn Hogg.

Technology has changed the learning landscape. We can learn everywhere; it's time to teach everywhere too.

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Redefining Learning Spaces: Online and Transmedia Education

  1. 1. redefining learning spaces Pamela Rutledge, PhD, MBA Fielding Graduate University @pamelarutledge Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD Fielding Graduate University @hoggjl #mediapsych 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO
  2. 2. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO
  3. 3. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO
  4. 4. Two New Learning Spaces Enabled by Networked Technologies: Online Education Transmedia Education
  5. 5. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO The Bar is High for Educators Mobile devices create personalizable, on-demand, real time ‘results-only’ learning environments with no boundaries of time or geography
  6. 6. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO New Expectations •  Relationships = authenticity •  78% trust peers; 14% trust institutional authorities •  Content is co-authored •  Less tolerance for hierarchies •  New understanding of time and space = fast
  7. 7. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO “What can you teach me that I can’t teach myself?”
  8. 8. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO •  Collaborative •  Participatory •  Challenging •  Relevant •  Responsive •  Inclusive •  Respectful •  Deliver Value Teaching Style
  9. 9. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Strategies for Breaking Boundaries •  Online education –  Building and managing an online environment •  Transmedia strategies –  East Los High –  Legends of Orkney
  10. 10. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Best Practice Online Education •  New forms of interaction –  Revalues introverts •  Information in multiple media –  Supports multiple learning styles •  Delivering material with redundancy –  Details, clarity; lack of leverage from F2F
  11. 11. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Virtual Communication •  Nuances of netiquette –  Attribution errors •  The hidden meaning in process –  Usability and tech support –  Speed speaks volumes
  12. 12. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO •  A picture is worth a thousand words •  Creating mentors •  Connecting over ideas •  Team projects
  13. 13. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Transmedia Strategies
  14. 14. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Whole is less than sum of the parts. Media becomes redundant and less satisfying. Whole is more than sum of the parts by creating a larger ‘storyworld,’ enhancing sense of immersion and motivating audience to seek out other parts. Traditional vs. Transmedia Models Source: http://www.tstoryteller.com/transmedia-storytelling
  15. 15. Anchor: Hulu Videos Website @eastloshighshow Facebook Transmedia Story: East Lost High Character Vlogs School Newspaper Instagram Tumblr Links to Resources Dance Videos
  16. 16. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO •  Prosocial message •  Strong story based on Sabido Methodology –  Dramatic theory for characters and structure (Brewer) –  Emotional and realistic content –  Archetypal characters (Jung) –  Social Learning Theory: Transitional characters model realistic change (Bandura) –  Frequency allows creation of parasocial relationships (intimacy at a distance, Horton & Wohl) •  Narrative stays true across media –  Enhances suspension of disbelief (Bruner) The Theory of Edu-Entertainment Media
  17. 17. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Addressing Social Issues
  18. 18. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Multiple Platforms Expand Story
  19. 19. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Case Study: Legends of Orkney
  20. 20. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO GamersAre Raising Gamers
  21. 21. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Playing in the Flow Zone Pamela Rutledge, PhD, MBA Fielding Graduate University August 6, 2015 @pamelarutledge 53% of 4th graders admitted to reading recreationally “almost every day,” Only 20% of 8th graders could say the same.
  22. 22. Book Series @battlekasters Facebook Legends of Orkney Book Readings Website Links to Resources
  23. 23. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO
  24. 24. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Literacy Bridge •  Collaboration –  Author Alane Adams & Artifact Technologies •  Target –  Young adult non-readers who love games •  Goal –  Create entry point to reading –  Link storyworld to mobile game –  Allow players to join book’s characters in story- consistent quests that motivate exploration
  25. 25. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Location-Based Game Using Beacons Technology •  Bluetooth-enabled sensors deliver content as players pass by •  Encourage a range of social interactions in specific locations •  Recognizes players via mobile devices •  Players collect virtual cards, solve quests and cast spells •  Activities link with action in books •  MixbyTM Technology allows live enhancement
  26. 26. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Game Play •  Each quest is at a new location in Orkney storyworld •  Quests teach about native people and creatures •  Goal: collect all wisdom cards and learn secrets to cast Stonefire spell
  27. 27. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO •  Target core psychological needs (Self-Determination Theory) •  Autonomy: Increase Player Control •  Mastery: Enhance feedback •  Connectedness: Responsive game play and social interaction Breaking Boundaries
  28. 28. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO Integrating User Feedback •  Highlight audience-character resonance for better identification and narrative immersion •  Who doesn’t love a bear with a sword?
  29. 29. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO
  30. 30. Goal Achieved: Young Players Can’t Wait to Read the Rest of the Story
  31. 31. 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO •  Multiple pathways –  Reaches broader audience –  Gives fans places to explore, i..e. “rabbit holes” –  Provides additional content –  Teaches socially relevant skills, such as reciprocity, collaboration –  Integrates learning and messaging in context of storylines –  Allows fans to connect and interact –  Highly social component reinforces positive peer behaviors •  Immersion enhances narrative experience –  Increases persuasiveness of messages –  Creates intrinsic motivation to change How Does Transmedia Contribute?
  32. 32. redefining learning spaces Pamela Rutledge, PhD, MBA Fielding Graduate University @pamelarutledge Jerri Lynn Hogg, PhD Fielding Graduate University @hoggjl #mediapsych 2015 APA Annual Convention AUGUST 6-9, 2015 TORONTO, ONTARIO thank you

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