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Information & Communication Technologies in Higher Edu
Transcript of Information & Communication Technologies in Higher Edu
Information & Communication Tech in Higher Ed
Awakening the Digital Imagination
Augmenting the Human Intellect
Sometimes the smallest things...
Augmenting Human Intellect
The computer is an instrument whose music is IDEAS
Old School: Collecting the Dots
Schools as we know them all run on the same principles:
iron all subjects flat
and then proceed, in groups, at a forced march across the flattened plain.
Material is dumped on the students and their responses calibrated;
their interaction and involvements with the material is not encouraged nor taken into consideration,
but their dutifulness of response is carefully monitored.
"No More Teachers' Dirty Looks"
Connecting the Dots
What We're Learning from Online Education
What's the use in rote memorization?
How many phone numbers do you know?
The Birth of the Computer
How to Build Your Creative Confidence
The Myth of the Scientist
Stop Stealing Dreams
How to Escape Education's Death Valley
The Secret Powers of Time
Why Kids Hate School
Every Kid Needs a Champion
Experiments in Self Teaching
The Medium is the Message
What Motivates Us
The Weight of Data
"There are no "subjects." The division of the universe into "subjects" for teaching is a matter of tradition and administrative convenience."
"No More Teachers' Dirty Looks"
Do Schools Kill Creativity?
The Puzzle of Motivaton
A Powerful Idea About Teaching Ides
Laws that Choke Creativity
Teaching the Arts and Sciences Together
The power of connection
Course Blog Aggregations:
Streaming Office Hours
Re-thinking the way we think
"By "augmenting human intellect" we mean increasing the capability of man to approach a complex problem situation, to gain comprehension to suit his particular needs, and to derive solutions to problems... [leading to] more rapid comprehension, better comprehension, the possibility of gaining a useful degree of comprehension in a situation that previously was too complex, speedier solutions, better solutions, and the possibility of finding solutions to problems that before seemed insoluble.
... developing the new methods of thinking and working that allow the human to capitalize upon the computer's help."
Augmenting Human Intellect, 1962
Replacing chalk/white board with a tablet
"Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and human feeling. Scraps of information have nothing to do with it. A merely well-informed man is the most useless bore...
- Alfred North Whitehead
Your Digital Imagination
Campus & Colleagues
Center for Innovation in Learning (CIL) - www.lt.vt.edu/CIL (TORG 3080)
Graduate Education Development Institute (GEDI) -
Innovation Space -
Articles & Books
“As We May Think” (Bush, Vannevar)
“A Personal Cyberinfrastructure” (Campbell, Gardner)
Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and
Teaching From Digital Humanities (edited by Daniel Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt)
Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework (Engelbart, Douglas)
Pedagogy of Hope (Freire, Paulo)
Deschooling Society (Illich, Ivan)
Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture (Jenkins, Henry)
“Man-Computer Symbiosis” (Licklider, J.C.R)
Understanding Media (McLuhan, Marshall)
Hamlet on the Holodeck (Murray, Janet)
From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know about the Internet (Naughton, John)
Computer Lib / Dream Machines (Nelson, Ted)
The Children’s Machine: Rethinking School In The Age Of The Computer (Papert, Seymour)
Technopoly (Postman, Neil)
“The Touch-Screen Generation” (Rosin, Hanna)
Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators (Shirky, Clay)
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Turkle, Sherry)
“Anti-Teaching: Confronting the Crisis of Significance” (Wesch, Michael)
GRAD 5104 - Preparing the Future Professoriate
GRAD 5114 - Contemporary Pedagogy (aka GEDI)
GRAD 5984 - From Memex to YouTube: Cognition, Learning, and Internet
Rethinking What Happens In Class
Non-linear thinkers might benefit from non-linear engagement
PowerPoint can work
Keynote is an option
Prezi is a great alternative
Continuing/Expanding the Discussion
Does the brain only work in one direction?
World Wide Wanderings...
Brain Pickings -
Wired Campus -
Chronicle of Higher Education -
(or similar RSS reader)
Inside Higher Ed -
New Media Reader -
Serendip-o-matic: Let Your Sources Surprise You -
TED : Ideas Worth Spreading-
World University News -
Flip the Classroom/Anti-Teaching
Context influences how we engage with material
Attention span = 15-20 minutes
Bamboo tablets: http://www.wacom.com/us/en
Autodesk SketchBook : http://www.autodesk.com/products/sketchbook-pro/overview
"Teaching is about providing good information.
Anti-teaching is about inspiring good questions."
Trusting students/high expectations
Problem Based Learning, Meaningful Discussions
"Will this be on the test?"
View this Prezi @ goo.gl/xD0mBO
Lead Like the Great Composers
1989: WWW Invented
1969: ARPANET deployed
1991: CERN publishes first web page
1440's: Gutenberg invents printing press
1934: CRT TVs
Provide content-rich feedback in less time!
"We have extended human memory with digital media from a basic unit of portable dissemination of 100,000 words (an average book ... ) first to 65,000,000 words ( a CD-ROM ... ) and ... to 530,000,000 words ( a 5.3 GB videodisc ... ), and on upward.
1941: Citizen Kane
Confidence to Innovate
"[From] ignorance ... sheer ignorance. There is no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession that you are timid or careful."
- Orson Welles
1962: The Gutenberg Galaxy
Do we invent technology...
...or does technology re-invent us?
1501: Modern Books
Use of different typefaces (italics)
Credited original artwork
1920s: Talkies Take Over
1894: Commercial Film is Born
The Four Essential Properties of Digital Environments
Janet H. Murray, "Hamlet on the Holodeck", 1997
A Very Brief List
And Much, Much, More...
Additional Articles & Posts
Michael Wesch on Creating Learners which Question and Live in a World of Constant Wonder
Ken Robinson: 10 Talks on Education
"As We May Think"
"7 Must Read Books on Education"
The Web is not the same as the Internet, and why that matters
Augmenting the Human Intellect:
A Conceptual Framework
Toward an Ecological Model of Research and Development
And so, so, so much more