Students as Change Agents Students come with wide ranging skills Teacher uncertainty can’t be a barrier Technology can be liberating Teachers can’t know everything What is core in the curriculum?
Theories & Perspectives‘Many teachers resist being taught to use technology. This alsomakes sense – teachers should resist, because it is not they whoshould be using the technology to teach students, but rather theirstudents who should be using it, as tools to teach themselves.The teacher’s role should not be a technological one, but anintellectual one – to provide the students with context, qualityassurance, and individualized help.(Of course, those teachers who love technology are free to learnand use it.)’ MARK PRENSKY (2008)
Theories & Perspectives ‘We should see learning as a set of relationships, rather than as a system.’ Leadbeater (2008) The sage on the stage becomes the guide by the sideUltimately, it is not what technology you use that counts, butwhat the learner takes from it that really matters.’ Dror (2008)
Theory into PracticePedagogical aims: Synchronous versus asynchronous learning Physical spaces for 21st century learningPractical Considerations: ‘Normal way of working’ (JCQ) Online examinations (AQA) Higher Education experiences?
Theory into PracticeIn a time of knowledge stability, teach; in a time ofrapid change in knowledge, learn… Batson (2011)
Theory into Practice Pedagogical aims: Scaffold ideas and concepts Build ‘communities of practice’ (Wenger) Promote independent learning Develop research and assessment skills 11
Technology enhanced learningFreeware - Google Apps & Moodle The rationale – make learning collaborative, always available, and more student focused Make life easier for teachers, learning better for students
Google Apps in MoodleFrom 50 u sers a wee To 800 use k rs a week
Google Apps in Moodle The Impact on Student & Teacher Usage:From 50 u sers a wee To 800 use k rs a week
Google DocsGoogle Docs allows real-time editing and collaboration – individually or whole class