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Five Ideas for Learning in the Digital Age


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So what happens in schools, now that life’s become an open book test? Here's five thoughts about what's next for teaching and learning.

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Five Ideas for Learning in the Digital Age

  1. 1. Five Ideas for Learning in the Digital Age Workshop by Peter Pappas
  2. 2.
  3. 3. Information landscape of the traditional school
  4. 4. Teaching was info delivery
  5. 5. Teacher controlled access to information. 
 Student’s task was to remember it.
  6. 6. Teacher’s job:
 information gatekeeper
  7. 7. i n f o r m a t i o n f l o w i n t h e d i g i t a l a g e
  8. 8. Information has escaped
  9. 9. Information is fluid
  10. 10. So what happens in schools, now that life’s become an open book test?
  11. 11. Idea #1: 
 Students need to learn a new (digital) literacy
  12. 12. Find, decode, critically evaluate information
  13. 13. Curate, store, responsibly share information
  14. 14. Task shifts from just comprehend & remember … to problem solving
  15. 15. Idea #2: Students need to be prepared to make choices and express their creativity Analyze, evaluate and create
  16. 16. Digital tech put us all in charge of info 
 we access, store and share
  17. 17. We compose 3.6 trillion words every day on email and social media - the equivalent of 36 million books ~ Clive Thompson
  18. 18. Don’t compete with technology. Harness it for learning and personal growth
  19. 19. Idea #3: Give students increasing responsibility for their learning
  20. 20. Student choice fosters motivation 
 and self-reflection Content - what knowledge and skills
 will be studied? Process - what materials, 
 procedures, etc will be used? Product - what will students produce 
 to demonstrate their learning? Evaluation - how will the learning 
 be assessed?
  21. 21. The 
  22. 22. Increasing student choice Work as directed by the teacher. Figure out my own approaches. Share and defend my thinking. Evaluate my progress.
  23. 23. Idea #4: Learning is social. Students need teamwork skills
  24. 24. Master 
 “soft skills” 
 ~ collaboration, presenting, listening, sharing
  25. 25. Idea #5: Have the courage to be less helpful
  26. 26. Focus on what motivates us • Autonomy • Mastery • Challenge • Making a difference • Purpose