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How a Virtual Learning Environment Can (and should) Help Learners

### Pick a number…

Between 01 & 10

Multiply by 9

Add 2 digits of new number together

Subtract 5

Assign the corresponding letter to the number (1=A, 2=B, etc)

Pick a country that begins with that letter (A=Argentina, etc)

Think of an animal that begins with the 2nd letter of the country

### The Problem…

There are no elephants in Denmark!

### Agenda

• Where Are We Today?

• What Will It Take To Change?

• How Can Change Actually Happen?

Where Are We Today?

1

### Generation M

Media

Multi-Modal

Multi-Nodal

Variance (Differentiation) Makes Reaching Them Possible

### Understanding the Individual

Differentiation: “By definition, differentiation is wary of approaches to teaching and learning that standardize.Standard-issue students are rare, and educational approaches that ignore academic diversity in favor of standardization are likely to be counterproductive in reaching the full range of learners.” – Tomlinson (2006)

### What’s Wrong With Education?

OF THOSE, 40 ENROLL DIRECTLY IN COLLEGE

OF THOSE, 27 ARE STILL ENROLLED THE FOLLOWING YEAR

82

DON’T

MAKE IT!

OF THOSE, 18 EARN AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE WITHIN 3 YEARS OR A B.A. WITHIN 6 YEARS.

-- National center on education and the economy ncee.org

• 2008 Oxford Survey of “Most Important Employee Skills”

• Employers said employees achieved 15% of these regularly

### Technology Can Help: History Pin

Technology Demands Purpose

• “Students know when technology without purpose is being imposed on them.”

• Allan Heap, Center for Internet Technology

Welding, Telescopes, Automotive, Microscopes, Cadavers, Architecture Software, Bridge Construction Tools, Etc

### But Students Still Demand Technology…

The average American student’s College / University is ____ miles from where the student lives:

1980: 5m

2006: 50m

2009: 78m

Eduventures, 2009

### Disrupting Class

What Will It Take To Change?

2

### Smarter Planet Experts Webcast: What needs to change in education?

Stop ignoring research

### Brain Research

Multi-Modal & Multi-Nodal

Impacts on Learning

Sleep

Caffeine

Culture

Personality

Air Temperature

Hunger

Visual indexing

## REDBLUEGREENYELLOWBLUEREDYELLOWGREENBLUEGREENREDYELLOW

### Basic Individual Teaching Framework

Tell: Lecture; Readings; Illustrations; Podcasts; Video; Audio; PowerPoint, Digital Stories

Show: Video; Audio; PowerPoint; Graphics; Stories; Illustrations; Zentation; YouTube

Do: Simulations; Activities; 3rd Party Websites; Widgets; Games; Social Networks, Groups

Review: Self – Checks; Journals; Blogs; Summaries; Wikis; Social Networks, Twitter

Ask: Assessments; Assignments; Polls; Surveys; Widgets; Groups; Peer Reviews, Group Projects

### Smarter Planet Experts Webcast: What needs to change in education?

Stop ignoring research

Cross-curricular courses

### Mystery @ MIT

400 Students

20 Faculty

2 Weekends

Curriculum Integration

Nursing

Engineering

Chemistry

Journalism

Political Science

### Serious Games

A competition (against others or self) with defined rules and goal(s) that signify an ending. The primary objective is to aid in education, teaching, or learning...entertainment is just a nice bonus!

### Smarter Planet Experts Webcast: What needs to change in education?

Stop ignoring research

Cross-curricular courses

Teach students how to be creative / innovative

http://smarterplanet.tumblr.com/post/381892250/smarter-students-for-a-smarter-planet-live (Feb 10, 2010)

Ages In History

### Information

2008: Internet Data = 27,000 Library of Congress’

2009: YouTube Data = 2008 Internet Data(6.1 million videos)

2011: Ghost Blogs = 2010 Facebook Data

### Creativity

“We Can Find Creative Solutions To Climate Change” – Hillary Clinton, 2009

“The oil industry can develop creative solutions to address climate change” –Sir Charles Nicholson (BP Oil)

Innocentive

• “Can Iococca’s Creativity Save Ford?” –Washington Post, 1964

• “Lean Financial Times Call For Creative Solutions” –NAA.org 2006

• “DOJ Looking For Creative Solutions For 21st Century Crime” –NY Times 2008

• “White House created a Social Innovation fund to help nonprofits and individuals working on creative solutions…” –Time Magazine 2009

### Creativity

“Chief Executives believe that – more than rigor, management discipline, integrity, or even vision – navigating an increasingly complex world will require creativity.”

80% of employers seeking creative employees cannot find them to hire…

IBM 2010 Global CEO Survey

1500 CEO’s from 60 Countries

### Smarter Planet Experts Webcast: What needs to change in education?

Stop ignoring research

Cross-curricular courses

Teach students how to be creative / innovative

Teach core, communication, computer, cultural, and collaboration competencies

### Today’s Learning Competencies: T Shapes

Core Competencies

Literacy, Math, Science, Critical Thinking, Social Sciences, Reasoning, Pattern Recognition

Creative Competencies

Innovation, Resourcefulness, Problem Solving / Finding

Communication / Collaboration Competencies

Linguistic, Technological, Interpersonal, Group, Narrative

Cultural Competencies

The World Is Flat, Micro-cultures, Macro-cultures

Computer Competencies

Social, Search, Process

### Communication Competence

• Nonverbal Communication: 86%

• Haptics

• Objectics

• Proxemics

• Chronemics

• Optics

• Vocalics

• Kinesics

• Facial Mirroring

### Are You Ready For Mobile Learning?

Eventually…

Announcements

Discussions

What’s New

Tests

Surveys

Content

Dropbox Submissions

Etc

### Smarter Planet Experts Webcast: What needs to change in education?

Stop ignoring research

Cross-curricular courses

Teach students how to be creative / innovative

Teach core, communication, computer, cultural, and collaboration competencies

Authentic / Practical Assessment

### Assessment Methods

Thinking critically / making judgments

(Developing arguments, reflecting, evaluating, assessing, judging)

Essay

Report

Journal

Present a case for an interest group

Prepare a committee briefing paper for a specific meeting

Book review (or article) for a particular journal

Write a newspaper article for a foreign newspaper

Comment on an article's theoretical perspective

Solving problems and developing plans

(Identifying problems, posing problems, defining problems, analyzing data, reviewing, designing experiments, planning, applying information)

Problem scenario

Group Project

Work-based problem

Prepare a committee of enquiry report

Draft a research bid to a realistic brief

Analyze a case

Conference paper (or notes for a conference paper plus annotated bibliography)

### Assessment Methods

Performing procedures and demonstrating techniques

(Computation, taking readings, using equipment, following laboratory procedures, following protocols, carrying out instructions)

Demonstration

Role Play

Make a video (write script and produce/make a video)

Produce a poster

Lab report

Prepare an illustrated manual on using the equipment, for a particular audience

Observation of real or simulated professional practice

Simulations

Games

Zentation

Facilitate Web Chat

Managing and developing oneself

(Working co-operatively, working independently, learning independently, being self-directed, managing time, managing tasks, organizing)

Temporal Case Study

Gaming

Discussion

Journal

Blog

Portfolio

Learning Contract

Group work

Polls

Surveys

Self Check

Wiki

Immersive Gaming

### Assessment Methods

Accessing and managing information

(Researching, investigating, interpreting, organizing information, reviewing and paraphrasing information, collecting data, searching and managing information sources, observing and interpreting)

Annotated bibliography

Project

Dissertation

Applied problem

Wiki

Case Study

Letter to the Editor

Demonstrating knowledge and understanding

(Recalling, describing, reporting, recounting, recognizing, identifying, relating & interrelating)

Written examination

Oral examination

Essay

Report

Comment on the accuracy of a set of records

Devise an encyclopedia entry

Produce an A - Z of ...

Write an answer to a client's question

Short answer questions: True/False/ Multiple Choice Questions

### Assessment Methods

Designing, creating, performing

(Imagining, visualizing, designing, producing, creating, innovating, performing)

Portfolio

Performance

Presentation

Hypothetical Illustration

Projects

Prezi

Mind Map

Mock / Real Interview

Teacher Others

Communicating

(One and two-way communication; communication within a group, verbal, written and non-verbal communication. Arguing, describing, advocating, interviewing, negotiating, presenting; using specific written forms)

Written presentation (essay, report, reflective paper etc.)

Oral presentation

Discussion/debate/role play

Participate in a 'Court of Enquiry'

Presentation to camera

Observation of real or simulated professional practice

GROUP WORK!!!

### Teams / Collaboration

78% vs 7%

Social Learning, Teaching

Prepare Students

### To Lone Teacher…

Team Structures

Positive Negative

Social Based Roles

## Role Types

Initiator/Contributor

Information Gatherer / Recorder / Scribe

Gatekeeper/Expediter

Follower / Listener

Initiator / Contributor

Information Seeker

Information Giver

Procedural Technician

Evaluator/Critic

Opinion Seeker

Opinion Giver

Elaborator

Coordinator

Orientor

Energizer

Encourager

Harmonizer

Compromiser

Observer/Commentator

Aggressor

Blocker

Recognition Seeker

Self-confessor

Disrupter/Playboy or Playgirl

Dominator

Help Seeker

### Crowd Sourcing

www.edistorm.com

www.betterme.com

www.crocodoc.com

www.thinkfold.com

### Smarter Planet Experts Webcast: What needs to change in education?

Stop ignoring research

Cross-curricular courses

Teach students how to be creative / innovative

Teach core, communication, computer, cultural, and collaboration competencies

Real life, practical assessment

Personalized Learning

http://smarterplanet.tumblr.com/post/381892250/smarter-students-for-a-smarter-planet-live (Feb 10, 2010)

### Sir Ken Robinson: RSA Animate

How Can Change Actually Happen?

3

### Ellen Wagner, Exec Dir, WCET

“Institutions need to break from data being only about publication and research.”

Data Mining - Amazon

• Individuals

• Surveys

• Purchase History

• Wishlist

• Often Viewed

• --

• Purchase Categories

• Amounts

• Area of the Country

Data Mining – Amazon…You Might Also Like

Data Mining - Education

• Time

• Activity

• Outcomes

• Completion / Retention Rates

• --

• Teacher

• Learning Assets

• Assessments

• Courses

### Data Must Be Actionable

Dropped Students

Completed Students

Avg. Student Activity/Section at Day 10 (hrs)

Avg.

= 5.0

Avg.

= 2.5

77

### Retention Analysis

IV

I

HRM

MKT

SCI

OTHER

HIST

HUM

MATH

COMP

Department Completion Rates: Term Start to Term End

AVI

ENGL

Avg. Section

Completion

Rate = 80%

LAW

ACCT

BIO

ECON

ART

BUS

MGMT

III

II

Department Term Start Enrollments

### Actionable

Student Mastery by Learning Outcome

### Actionable: Digging In

LO6

LO7

Student Mastery by Learning Outcome

Mastery = 85%

Taking Surveys: Email or Course Access

Survey Report Results

Survey of Learning Satisfaction

### Course Resource

http://eteaching.ecollege.com