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  1. 1. MSL4204 – Integrating Learning Technologies e-Learning in the Digital Information Age Vanessa Camilleri
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  3. 3. SteveWheeler,PlymouthUniversity,2011 Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
  4. 4. • Different factors impinging on the state of Higher Education • Rise in a “Global Faculty and student mobility • “The Invisible College” • The changing student Changing Trends in Higher Education
  5. 5. Shifting Cultures Source:
  6. 6. • Shift towards the online world; online & blended programs – more access • Student needs create a more learner- centric program – more collaboration • Crowd sourcing or crowd learning? – more sharing • Gamification or game-based learning? – more play New Models in Teaching and Learning
  7. 7. Source: How we learn today, is not how we will learn tomorrow.
  8. 8. Does education need transformation? Source: Chambers English Dictionary "In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad." - Nietzsche SteveWheeler,PlymouthUniversity,2011
  9. 9. Young people’s out- of-school experiences with technology can mean that students find the presentation of school curriculum less challenging, less relevant and less engaging. Source: SteveWheeler,PlymouthUniversity,2011
  10. 10. “Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.” - Paulo Friere SteveWheeler,PlymouthUniversity,2011
  11. 11. Education Educere (latin) = to draw out what is within = to bring out potential Image source: Socratic discourse is based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and illuminate ideas. SteveWheeler,PlymouthUniversity,2011
  12. 12. • Coursera • Udacity • MOOCs • MIT • Stanford – the 100,000 classroom Open Higher Education – what is happening around us?
  13. 13. Coursera How Higher Education is becoming more open Source:
  14. 14. MOOCs The current and future state of Higher Education Source:
  15. 15. Peter Norvig The 160,000 classroom – talk from Ted Source:
  16. 16. Learning inside a virtual world A 3-D immersive experience
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  18. 18. • Imagination is more important than knowledge – Einstein • We need diversity of thought in the world to face new challenges – Sir Tim Berners Lee What is happening around us? Source: 89482@N05/6277834810/
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  20. 20. ccSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010 Networked learning “Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st Century.” - Howard Rheingold
  21. 21. What is happening around us? Source: Source:
  22. 22. Making Connections In connectivism, learning involves creating connections and developing a network. It is a theory for the digital age drawing upon chaos, emergent properties, and self organised learning. (It’s not what you know but who you know) Source: Wikipedia ccSteveWheeler,UniversityofPlymouth,2010
  23. 23. Social Networks... Redefine community, friendship, identity, presence, privacy, geography, power relationships Enable learning, connections, collaboration, sharing, exploration Networks form around shared interests, ideas and objects Adapted from Couros, A. (2010) SteveWheeler,PlymouthUniversity,2011
  24. 24. “We are seeing peer-based learning networks where students are learning as much from each other as they are from their mentors and tutors.” – John Seely-Brown Image source: SteveWheeler,PlymouthUniversity,2011
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  26. 26. SteveWheeler,PlymouthUniversity,2011 Doctors save lives. Teachers make lives.
  27. 27. THANK YOU! Vanessa Camilleri Email: Blog: Twitter:!/veecam LinkedIn: Skype: vcami01