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J richter educ370 perspective

  1. 1. Perspective on Learning Technologies EDUC370: Instructional Media and Computer Applications January 30th, 2014 Jonathon Richter, Ed.D. University of Montana
  2. 2. "It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all that the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.” ~ H.G. Wells
  3. 3. Just as all education springs from some vision of the future… all education produces some image of the future ~ Alvin Toffler
  4. 4. Culture adoption lags behind technological innovation Ogburn’s Theory of Cultural Lag
  5. 5. “All education springs from some image of the future. If the image of the future held by society is grossly inaccurate, its education system will betray its youth.” Alvin Toffler
  6. 6. Increasingly fast-paced world http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity
  7. 7. Increasingly interconnected times
  8. 8. Increasingly complex issues http://www.fredcavazza.net/2013/04/17/social-media-landscape-2013/
  9. 9. The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed. ~ William Gibson
  10. 10. Gartner Report on Emerging Technologies, September 2012
  11. 11. http://digitalgames.playthinklearn.net/
  12. 12. Disrupted Class
  13. 13. Teachers dealing with Disruptive Innovation 1.Resistance and Struggle for Control 2.Doing What is Necessary and Integrating “Proven” Technologies 3.Finding Ways to Get Technologies into the Hands of Students – and Letting it Fly
  14. 14. Future Time Perspective Extension: how far into the future does your active work extend? (Seijts, 1998) Coherence: how organized is your future-focused thinking? Density: how many thoughts about the future are active? Directionality: how well are you moving along from present to future? Affectivity: are you gratified about your progress toward the future?
  15. 15. Future-focused learning • Extend students time horizons (length) • Develop cohesive goals, anchored to action (cohesiveness) • Populate individual goal horizons (density) • Give students agency (directionality) • Give them real reasons to feel good about their own futures (affective) = “high achievement orientation” (Seijts)
  16. 16. The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  17. 17. Credits not appearing inline • Global Internet Map: http://www.telegeography.com/telecomresources/map-gallery/global-internet-map-2011/ • “Facebook: You’re Doing It Wrong”: http://www.worldcupblog.org • Gerard Seijts, “The importance of Future Time Perspective in theories of work motivation”; Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied 132(2), pp. 154-168.

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