Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Excel Talk

Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age for Project Excel 2/17/10

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Excel Talk

  1. 1. teaching and learning in the digital age<br />Robert Bodle, PhD<br />2/17<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />sharing new findings/research<br />challenges and approaches<br />discussion - specific challenges and approaches to Project Excel<br />
  3. 3. New media and youth development<br />Special relationships to:<br />Privacy<br />Identity<br />Learning<br />(Basic Books, 2008)<br />
  4. 4. digital natives (born after 1980)<br /> a controversial distinction<br />
  5. 5. digital populations…<br />digital natives (born after 1980)<br />access from birth<br />digital immigrants <br />learned later in life<br />digital settlers <br />computer scientists, programmers, hackers who helped shape the web<br />
  6. 6. particular conditions…<br />learn in digital environment<br />life lived online <br />“always on”<br />experience friendship differently<br />relate to information differently<br />all info is online<br />engage with info in creative ways<br />
  7. 7. How are young people learning in the digital age?<br />Some obvious changes<br />search engines and Wikipedia<br />websites instead of books<br />multitasking<br />implications for learning and retention?<br />
  8. 8. Digital learners<br />
  9. 9. New findings (cont.)<br />self directed learning<br />learn from peers<br />learn in many contexts<br />(MIT Press, 2009)<br />
  10. 10. How do digital natives learn?<br />perfect the art of grazing<br />a deep dive (geek out)<br />feedback loop<br />
  11. 11. role of educators in digital age<br />guide participation, not control it<br />provide more online resources, not less<br />
  12. 12. Digital_Nation (PBS, 2010)<br />
  13. 13. Challenges<br />Digital media = instant gratification learning? or engaging learners/learning in new ways?<br />
  14. 14. Challenges (cont.)<br />Multitasking = dumbing down? or necessary skills for 21st century?<br />
  15. 15. Approaches<br />lament the losses and fight technology<br />champion the gains and embrace technology<br />seek a balanced approach<br />What would that look like?<br />
  16. 16. Discussion<br />Specific challenges and approaches in Project Excel?<br />the the use electronic devices in class – should we promote it or discourage it? <br />What about social networking, multi-tasking, immediate access/answers?<br />
  17. 17. Project Excel: Future Work<br />Research<br />Experiment<br />Discuss best practices<br />Thank you! <br /><br />