e-Learning: who is leading whom, and where might the road be going?. Sarah Nicholoson, Hamish Macleod & Jeff Haywood University of Edinburgh, UK firstname.lastname@example.org. outline. University’s concerns with the use of computers in support of teaching & learning
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Hamish Macleod &
University of Edinburgh, UK
VP (Representation) of the University Students’ Association
Centre for Teaching, Learning & Assessment
Media & Learning Technology Service
"There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home.”Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977.
those reporting “…little or no experience …”
“In short, institutions need to provide ample opportunity for training of students. It cannot be assumed that they come to college prepared to use advanced software applications.”Kvavik (2005)
I recently bought a new mobile phone and it was difficult to use. One of my students started to explain how to use it and I realised that I needed to learn the language of students and find out how they prefer to learn.
University of Coventry, UK
Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.
Marc Prensky (2001) Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants. On the Horizon, 9 (5)
“we shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us” no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach
Co-evolution of humans and their tools
Notions of “man-computer symbiosis”
J C R Licklidder
people who are confident with risk and surprise, who regard simulation and fantasy as a useful tool not a distraction, and who see themselves as at the heroes of their own narratives.
(Beck & Wade, 2004)
that is, personal experience translated into workplace (or academic?) advantage
“…not to present a complete vision, but rather to open the eyes . . .”
Prensky (2005) speaking of the potential for educational applications of cellphone technology.