Using Apps to Develop Skills for the              21st Century Workforce   Our Model:        Small group work (no more t...
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Using Apps to Develop Skills for the 21st Century Workforce

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This poster was presented at the 2012 Professional Organization Development (POD) Network Conference in Seattle, Washington.

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Using Apps to Develop Skills for the 21st Century Workforce

  1. 1. Using Apps to Develop Skills for the 21st Century Workforce Our Model:  Small group work (no more than 4)  1 iPad per group  A required deliverable at the end of the activity If you have questions or would like to discuss what your institution is doing with mobile devices, please contact me. Shelley C. Kurland Instructional Designer County College of Morris skurland@ccm.edu
  2. 2. Using Apps to Develop Skills for the 21st Century Workforce Abstract Theories Focused 21st Century Skills: The acceptance and excitement of using iPads  Constructivism  Communicationin academia has been shared within thecommunity since the release of the tablet. Several  Social Learning  Collaborationdifferent tablets have been released in recent  Engagement Theory  Problem Solvingyears thus increasing the popularity of mobilelearning. The power of these tablets are in the  Critical Thinkingversatility and ease of use of the apps, which hasenabled educators to transform the classroom Learning Paradigm shifts Methods: Activity Designpedagogy from teacher-centered to student- from  Focus on Learningcentered by designing activities that encourage “I Think, therefore I Am”active and deep learning.  Expected Outcomes: By designing cooperative group activities using to Faculty & Studentvarious apps, students are developing problem- “We Participate, therefore We Are”  Technologysolving, collaboration, and critical thinking skills Enhances, Not Drivesneeded to succeed in the 21st century workforce. TeachingApp: Zillow App: 3D Brain App: iMuscleActivity: Think- Activity: Jig-Saw Activity: Role-Pair-Share Play Learn:  Learn:  Learn: What-How-Why of Relationship between brain structure & Identification of various muscles and the Mean, Median, Mode body function exercises needed for individual exercise Question:  Question: prescription What is mean? Median? Mode? If a patient suffered damage to the part of  Question: Calculate the mean, median, and the brain you are researching, what Depending on your selected population mode of the neighborhood you chose functions (speech, right side of the design an exercise prescription. What (please keep it within a 10 mile body, etc.) will be affected? Why? factors do you have to consider? How will radius). When would you look at the those factors affect your exercise mean, median, and mode. prescription?

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