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Emerging Technologies - Enriching Learning

David Miller FRSA

David Miller

on 29 July 2012

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Transcript of Emerging Technologies - Enriching Learning

In three words, it's about ...
communication WEB2.0 technologies make learning:
flexible ... WEB2.0 combines the use of discrete but complementary tools and web services Emerging Technologies
Enriching Learning

David Miller Gardner's Five Minds of the Future
a set of competencies which young people and society need in the 21st Century ... The creating mind
The synthesising mind
The respectful mind
The ethical mind
The disciplined mind e-learning So, how does the 21st Century pupil learn? The 21st Century Teacher Social Web tools and software provide gateways to
a multiplicity of interactive resources for information,
entertainment and communication ... Use of Web 2.0 technologies is pervasive across all age groups from
14 - 19 and either side of this range ... Web 2.0 technologies develop
communities of interest and networks They also develop a clear notion of boundaries in web space – for example
personal space (messages)
group space (social networking sites such as Facebook)
publishing space (blogs and social media sites such as YouTube) The process of engaging with Web 2.0 technologies develops skill sets that match:-

21st Century learning skills

21st Century employability skills
technology proficiency Truism: today's young people think and process information fundamentally differently from us. They are all “native speakers” of the new digital language - computers, video games, internet ... Digital natives ...?
The Net Generation ...? How strong is your digital immgrant accent? Everyone is engaging with technology in some way. It's not about becoming digitally bilingual, or regretting how much better things were in the old country ...? How to use technology meaningfully in learning and teaching ... The paradox! Using technology is the pupil's job! Keeping it real (not just relevant ...) The Personal Learning Network:

global Before looking at the tools, let's look at the Government Document: Replicable Approaches to Delivering 14-19 Education and Training e-learning - generic critical success factors Support and promotion of the vision from Head/SMT. Developments need to be seen as contemporary teaching and learning agendas not ICT - leaders need to ensure that message is understood. A commitment from all partners, but especially the senior managers in school, to invest time (and money) in developing e-learning strategies. Recognise that change and a shift in culture takes time, and responding flexibly to support the changes that will occur. Identify e-champions early on and use them extensively. 'Incentivise' the funding, ie, provide an outline for activity, but let the institution shape the plan for development, creating ownership and relevance. Work in partnership, share expertise, and involve staff at various levels of responsibility to see developments through. Have a dynamic whole school ICT development plan to facilitate change. Staff need to see the benefits of e-learning, need encouragement, good practice examples etc. A proactive LA can facilitate this, acting as the conduit for information, guidance and support. An increasing influence on learning is the impact of collaboration.

Collaboration is not only enhanced by digital media, it is the 'without which' feature of the digital classroom. Andrew Churches' taxonomy is not about the tools and technologies - these are merely the medium!

It's about using these tools to encourage: recall, understanding, application, analysis,
evaluation and creativity. Google identified the following as key
traits or abilities in 21st Century Employees:

“... communication skills.
Having and understanding the available evidence isn't useful unless you can effectively communicate your conclusions.”

“... team players.
Virtually every project at Google is run by a small team. People need to work well together and perform up to the team's expectations. ” UNESCO's publication “The four pillars of Education, Learning: The Treasure within” Collaboration is a key element of each of the four pillars.

Learning to be
Learning to know
Learning to do
Learning to live together e-learning should be driven by pedagogical considerations!

It should not be driven by the demands of the technologies themselves ... No man is an island ...

We learn with others ... make personal contributions make global connections form groups
invest in collaborations stay connected ... Homozapiens (a whole new species ...)

active processors of information
problem-solving, exploration, interaction
effective communicators
instant gratification
digital friends / digital environments
multitasking / multitexting
learn beyond the classroom
global in outlook
non-linear Education system based on a late 19th century industrial model of production.

Doesn’t accord with the realities of our society ... Today's students are no longer the people our education system was designed to teach ...
Sir Ken Robinson “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”
--H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927. We teach in a time of rapid change, when, for the first time in history, we are preparing our students for a future that we can not clearly describe.
David Warlick preferred learning styles and learning strengths

how to be self-motivate and develop the self-confidence to succeed

the importance of water, nutrition, sleep and a positive environment for learning

specific strategies - eg to improve their memory or make sense of complex information

habits to develop - such as reflecting on learning so as to improve next time
From the Campaign for Learning But then, where's the fun in that ...! In the rush to innovate, we mustn't forget wisdom and values. One size doesn't fit all

Can't batch teach any more

Industrial model of production Learning that is
open and social. communities of learning ...
communities of practice ... Expectations & Needs Digital Literacies Social networking skills
Transliteracy skills
Maintaining Privacy
Managing Identity
Creating content
Organising and sharing content
Reusing/repurposing content
Filtering and selecting content
Self broadcasting Taking a highly structured and responsive approach to each child's and young person's learning, in order that all are able to progress, achieve and participate. It means strengthening the link between learning and teaching by engaging pupils – and their parents – as partners in learning.
Teaching and Learning in 2020 Review connecting and sharing
personal experience common interests
common purpose the wisdom of crowds Everyone has a voice ... The digital divide -
the digital ‘haves’ and the digital ‘have nots'.

access to, and engagement with, technology
the capability of the technology
individual competence "One day, every town in America will have one of these ..." "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."
Einstein Making connections ... Play
Distributed Cognition Connectivism for effective learning
creating connections
developing networks
self-organised learning The digital divide Relationships
Interdependence Success in the future will be determined by the strength of our network.
Rohit Talwar Question for Conference?

What is the purpose of 21st Century Learning? Question: Does the use of technology reduce human interaction and impoverish the social skills of learners? sociocracy ...? Chambers dictionary defines wisdom as -
"the ability to make the right use of knowledge." Founder of Fast Future Research New and emerging technologies ... crushing, for some ... Digital revolution? or digital evolution? Wisdom Collective Intelligence
Transmedia Navigation
Negotiation The empathetic mind We are preparing young people for jobs that don’t yet exist…

requiring technologies that haven’t yet been invented…

to solve problems of which we are not yet aware. The ability:
to recognise that learning feeling
to assimilate others' perspectives
to communicate and collaborate globally
to contribute as global citizens
to handle failure “The most important 21st century skill?
Empathy.” Michael Geoghegan
Head of HSBC UK Cognitive Empathy
knowing what others might be feeling and thinking

Emotional Empathy
intuitively sensing what others are feeling and thinking

Compassionate Empathy
combined cognitive and emotional empathy providing an understanding of others’ circumstances and the desire to help It's also helping each child discover their 'element' ...

enabling them to be their most authentic and creative selves. celebrating diversity ... finding your 'element' ... self-awareness understanding
values and risks Fear of technologies is always a
block to moving forward ... Digital technologies (web and mobile)
give opportunities for: 2004 2011 Is it the nature of education that's changing in this digital age... ? Perhaps more true ... We want young people to learn HOW to cope with a world that's changing exponentially
... and still remain happy. Thomas Friedman's laptop - metaphor for global interconnection? sincerity and directness in dealings with others compassion
and empathy Go on, jump! It's about creativity It's about using this ... to create this. Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms The
21st Century
teacher! and
Emotional Intelligence ... or both ... the ability to make the
right use of knowledge So what role can new technologies play in learning that is emotionally rich and cognitively stimulating? Values? And using this ... To create this ... So finally, what does WEB2.0 look like in the classroom ... It's about sharing content When we are at the end of the story,
we shall know more than we know
now: but to begin ... The Snow Queen
Hans Christian Andersen Hasn't this always been true ...? We may have iPads ... but we still have potholes. Well, up to a point ... Or, is it the way young people learn that's changed ... How times have changed ... a presentation by and yet not ... Learning's
Plimsoll line classroom tutorials seminars programmes
of study coursework school college attitudes skills values everyday experience family neighbours libraries mass media Intentional Learning Accidental learning Non-formal learning nature educational
influences 'informal
technologies' environment culture Perhaps a little self-effacing ... And about taking advantage of mobile technologies like this ... "You can't teach innovation and creativity, but you can foster the conditions in which they will thrive."
David Puttnam sharing ideas ... We want our young people to soar ... Lord Puttnam: 'It's about proper digital learning, not digitising the current curriculum.' FRSA and therefore the way we teach ...? Blended Learning
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