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Teaching TODAY

The gap is widening between the technology that faculty and students use. Technology enables students to learn in ways that weren't previously possible. It enables faculty to create rich learning environments, both in the class and online.
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Heather Farmakis

on 1 June 2013

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Transcript of Teaching TODAY

Disruption happens
Disruptive Innovation

Clayton Christensen describes it as a process by which a product/service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves ‘up market’, eventually displacing established competitors. Disrupting Class The Net Generation 1982-1991 These millenials have grown up using technology their whole lives. A Vision of Students Today www.wordle.net Uploaded to Flickr on 9/16/07 by snakeyes-man Start with the Teacher teachers teach. Technology doesn't teach... References & Credits

New Media Consortium and Educause Learning Initiative. 2013 Horizon Report:http://edudemic.com/2013/02/6-technologies-that-will-change-higher-education/
Class Differences: Online Education in the United States, 2010, Allen, Elaine and Seaman, Jeff, Babson Survey Research Group and The Sloan Consortium, November 2010. http://sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/class_differences.pdf


Images & videos
YouTube: A Vision of Students Today, Michael Wesch Horizon Report Larry Johnson, CEO of the NMC, This year, “the biggest trend identified by the advisory this year reflects the increasing adoption of openness on and beyond campuses, be it in the form of open content or easy access to data. This transition is promising, but there is now a major need for content curation.” People expect to be able to work, learn, and study whenever and wherever they want. Key Trends The world of work is increasingly collaborative, giving rise to reflection about the way student projects are structured. MOOCs and tablet computing games/gamification and learning analytics 3-D printing and wearable technologies 4-5 yrs. 1 yr 2-3 yrs. over 4 million hits on YouTube Expected part of everyday life. Technology gap widening
between teacher & student. Sloan Consortium: Online enrollments have continued to
grow at rates far in excess of the total
higher education student population Train professional development
certified to teach online
webinars Support Enrich advanced technolgy features & tools
multi-media instructional design team
quality assurance check points Building Capacity Preparing Faculty
for 21st century
teaching and learning What is Happening with Online Learning ? In 2011, MIT announced free courses online -- sending a message to all of higher education. Academia is following with caution and reservations. Is online learning just a fad?

Is it as effective as face-to-face?

Are online courses comparable in quality ?
Who cares?

What's at stake?

What are the consequences of action, or inaction? Who cares? In a single generation, our Nation has fallen from 1st place to 12th place in college graduation rates for young adults...a significant problem as 63% of jobs will require some college or better by 2018. Online learning has the potential to... Increase access to education
Reduce the cost of education What's at stake? If online learning is less effective than the face-to-face classroom, our education system could be damaged and students left behind. 2010 Department of Education
Meta-Analysis 45 studies analyzed:
Online learning appears to be as effective as conventional classroom instruction, not more so. “The effectiveness of online learning approaches appears
quite broad across different content and learner type” from undergraduate to graduate and professionals. Consequences of Action or In-Action? As technology pervades out society...
public colleges and universities are at risk becoming obsolete...if they do not adapt...to changing demographics and market forces...and the expectations of students. Incumbent on 4 year institutions to find new and creative ways - based in part on maximizing the potential of education related technology - to address issues of access, relevance, and cost. Association of Public Land Grant Institutions & Sloan Foundation 2009 study Academia's concerns: It takes more time to develop online courses.
Teaching online is different from the classroom.
Quality of online courses is questioned.
Support for teachers teaching online is lacking. What motivates faculty to teach online? Student need
Personal, professional growth
Campus support structure
Inclusion in tenure and promotion evaluation What motivates students to learn online? Flexibility
Ability to do work from home
Equivalent learning experience to face-to-face Are we at a Tipping Point? That magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. https://vodcast.palmbeachschools.org/plplay/L0XON https://vodcast.palmbeachschools.org/plplay/J4SP6 Vodcast Playlist - ScreenCast Using Captivate Teaching with Technology TV Show Palm Breeze Cafe TV Show & YouTube Channel Edmodo http://www.edmodo.com TrainU - Moodle http://trainu.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/ Training Portfolio Teaching TODAY About Me Heather Farmakis, Ph.D.


E-Learning Professional
Instructional Designer
Professional Development Designer
Author - iLearn: Tips and Tricks for Online Learners Administration - Palm Beach County Public SchoolsOnline Adjunct - Lynn University
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