slide1 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Reflecting on our Achievements: What’s Next for Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching? PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Reflecting on our Achievements: What’s Next for Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching?

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 66

Reflecting on our Achievements: What’s Next for Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 147 Views
  • Uploaded on

Reflecting on our Achievements: What’s Next for Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching?. Inspire a Digital Generation: Thinking Differently About Our Achievements. Professor Mark Brown International Blended Learning Conference. Dirty little secret. The light comes through the cracks ….

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Reflecting on our Achievements: What’s Next for Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching?' - dana


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1
Reflecting on our Achievements:

What’s Next for Technology-enhanced Learning and Teaching?

slide2
Inspire a Digital Generation:

Thinking Differently About Our Achievements

Professor Mark Brown

International Blended Learning Conference

slide6

Dirty little secret...

The light comes through the cracks…

“The unexamined life is not worth living” (Socrates)

“I am nothing if not critical”

(William Shakespeare)

slide7

About Mark…

• Director, National Centre for Teaching and Learning

• Director, Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance

• Major leadership role in digitalisation at Massey University

• Previous Coordinator of the Doctor of Education (EdD)

• On several executive committees (ACiLiTE, DEANZ, DEHub)

• Convener of the 2012 ascilite conference in Wellington

• Recipient of National Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching

• First New Zealand Apple Distinguished Educator

m.e.brown@massey.ac.nz

Twitter @mbrownz

slide8

Think differently…

Please raise your left arm…

slide10

Outline…

1. False promises

2. Serious challenges

3. Re-visioning the blend

a story of hype and hope
A Story of Hype and Hope…

Central thesis…

Blended learning can help to create a vibrant digital learning culture. However, it can also be used to entrench many of today’s wicked problems using tomorrow’s digital technology.

slide12

Big question…

• What are the big issues or wicked problems facing our age?

Fold and pass to someone else…

slide14

1. False promises

Blended learning is…

“. . . an opportunity to fundamentally redesign how we approach teaching and learning in ways that higher education institutions may benefit from increased effectiveness, convenience and efficiency”

(Vaughan, 2012).

slide15

1. False promises

Most technology-enhanced learning initiatives reinforce traditional pedagogy and educational outcomes…

slide16

1. False promises

Most technology-enhanced learning initiatives reinforce traditional pedagogy and educational outcomes…

… and blended learning is part of the problem.

slide17

1. False promises

Most technology-enhanced learning initiatives reinforce traditional pedagogy and educational outcomes…

… and blended learning is part of the problem.

Arguably the concept of ‘blended learning’ does little to disrupt the old normal and the hidden curriculum infused in the current language of the future.

slide18

Big question…

• What is the hidden curriculum of our technology-induced future?

Fold and pass to someone else…

slide19

1. False promises

Technology

Expectation Cycle

(Cuban, 1986)

Cuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroom use of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers’ College Press.

slide20

1. False promises

High expectations

Technology

Expectation Cycle

(Cuban, 1986)

Rebukes

and blame

Growing

support

Subsided enthusiasm

Cuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroom use of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers’ College Press.

slide21

1. False promises

“Education is primed for a revolution — and blended learning might just be it”

http://www.knewton.com/blended-learning/

slide22

1. False promises

Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype, hopeand disappointment(Gouseti, 2010).

slide23

1. False promises

Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype, hopeand disappointment (Gouseti, 2010).

Gartner Hype Cycle

slide24

1. False promises

“… fundamental elements of contemporary learning and teaching have remained largely untouched by the waves of digital technologies that have been introduced inside and outside of the classroom over the last three decades”

(Selywn, 2011, p. 714).

slide25

1. False promises

How do we ‘design for learning’ in ways that exploit the potential of new digital technology…

slide26

1. False promises

How do we ‘design for learning’ in ways that exploit the potential of new digital technology…

…on a scalable and sustainable basis with acritical twist that breaks free of the current paradigm?

slide27

1. False promises

How do we ‘design for learning’ in ways that exploit the potential of new digital technology…

…on a scalable and sustainable basis with acritical twist that breaks free of the current paradigm?

… or are we going to continue to play the sameold game(with new tools) resulting in the same outcomes?

slide28

Big question…

• What are the educational outcomes we seek from blended learning?

Fold and pass to someone else…

slide30

2. Serious challenges

Why a new game plan…

• Gap between formal and informal learning

• Emergence of new business models

• Lack of skill and will

slide31

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

According to legend, who founded the concept of the Olympic Games?

When was the first Olympic Games?

slide32

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

According to legend, who founded the concept of the Olympic Games?

When was the first Olympic Games?

Hercules – son of Zeus

776 BC

slide33

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

There are over 2.9 billion searches performed on Google each month

slide34

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

To whom were these questions addressed B.G.?

slide35

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

To whom were these questions addressed B.G.?

… before Google

slide36

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

slide37

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SuNx0UrnEo&feature=youtu.be

slide38

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

slide39

2. Serious challenges

Gap between formal and informal learning

What does all this mean?

A completely new type of globally connected learneris expecting a new type of education for new times

slide40

2. Serious challenges

Emergence of new business models

The economics of abundance

New Models of

Production

New Models of

Distribution

New Models of Trade & Exchange

slide41

2. Serious challenges

Emergence of new business models

slide42

2. Serious challenges

Emergence of new business models

slide43

2. Serious challenges

Emergence of new business models

slide44

2. Serious challenges

Emergence of new business models

slide45

2. Serious challenges

Emergence of new business models

slide46

2. Serious challenges

Emergence of new business models

slide47

2. Serious challenges

Emergence of new business models

What does all this mean?

The traditionaluniversityis being chiseled away by powerful global forces and new business models as a multitude of new providers emerge.

slide48

Big question…

• How will new and emerging models of higher education help us to realise the educational outcomes we seek?

Fold and pass to someone else…

slide49

2. Where is eLearning heading?

2. Serious challenges

Lack of skill and will

Even blended learning does not address…

• New demands on staff

• Increased expectations placed on learners

• Lack of time to devote to pedagogy and professional development

slide50

2. Where is eLearning heading?

2. Serious challenges

Lack of skill and will

Potential increases in academic workload…

More with less!

slide51

2. Serious challenges

Lack of skill and will

Path of least resistance is…

… the additive or dominant ‘pump, pump,dumpmodel’ of online (blended) learning…

2 where is elearning heading
2. Where is eLearning heading?

3. Re-visioning the blend

“Given all that we know about the social complexities of technology use in education, a pessimistic stance is the most sensible, and possibly the most productive, perspective to take”

(Selwyn, 2011, p.714).

slide54

3. Re-visioning the blend

As Grosz (1990) writes…

“To say something is not true, valuable, or useful, without posing alternatives is, paradoxically, to affirm that it is true”

(cited in Milojevic, 2005, p.5).

slide55

3. Re-visioning the blend

Learning to change and transform

Pillars of Learning

Learning

to be

Learning

to know

Learning

to do

Learning

to live together

slide56

3. Re-visioning the blend

Having the courage to stand against the ‘norm’ by teaching differently….

Education for the future

slide57

1. What is eLearning?

3. Re-visioning the blend

Medal Count by Population

Out of all the 240+ countries in the Olympic family, fewer than half have ever won a medal of any kind

All African nations combined still accounted for less than 2% of the total medals haul at the previous Olympics

India with a population of approximately 1.1 billion people won only three medalsin 2008

slide58

1. What is eLearning?

3. Re-visioning the blend

Medal Count by GDP

Richcountriesalways perform best

The Olympics is an expensivebusiness: to send an extra competitor, a country has to increase its GDP per head by $260 (US)

For every $1 in overseas aid from wealthy countries, $13 returns in debt repayments

slide59

3. Re-visioning the blend

Medal Count by Carbon

What is the real carbon footprint associated with the event?

One person in the first world contributes more to the destruction of the environment than 70 people in the so-called developing world

slide60

3. Re-visioning the blend

Who made the uniforms?

What about the sponsors?

slide61

3. Re-visioning the blend

Thinking

differently about

our achievements!

Beyond the pedagogyof the depressed…

http://www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org

slide63

Conclusion

Conclusion

Blended education forchangewhich disrupts

the dominant technology-induced images of the future

slide64

Conclusion

Conclusion

Blended education forchangewhich disrupts

the dominant technology-induced images of the future

“All education springs from images of the future and all education creates images of the future. Thus all education, whether so intended or not, is a preparation for the future. Unless we understand the future for which we are preparing we may do tragic damage to those we teach.”

(Toffler, 1974).

slide65

Big question…

• How can blended education inspire a new digital generation to think differentlyabout our achievements?

Fold and hand in…

slide66

Questions…

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”

Francis Bacon

http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz/

m.e.brown@massey.ac.nz