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Next Generation Professional Development @ ISTE 2010

29 Jun

Next Generation Professional Development : Learning about Teaching and Visa Versa
> ISTE 2010

Chris Dede Harvard University Chris_Dede@harvard.edu

Emerging info technologies are reshaping the core challenges we face, often what students do outside of classroom looks much more like 21st century learning than what is done in the classroom.

What is educational transformation? (reminds me of scheckty)

Automation versus amplification -expert decision making (what happens when normal decision making breaks down?) and complex communication * how many times do we ask students to do this in class? It is argued that these two skills will be the only thing left that machines don’t do better!

Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGFE4G3x4fk&feature=youtube_gdata

21st century tools for work – based on video clip
Life size telepresence with translation
Digital ink
Wall size holographic surfaces
Flat digital mouse

Creativity, collaboration, and sharing between users = web 2.0; sharing thinking, co-creating, need to focus on web readiness, most things can be searched and found in less than a minute.

Encyclopedia britanica versus wikipedia example – shared standards, knowledge is basically seen as debate, when the argument is over then the entry stands

Henry Jenkins framework for new literacies – http://newmedialiteracies.org/blog/2008/11/10/NMLskills.pdf

We can’t always give knowledge but we can give skills that will be relevant, the industrial school model might not work anymore.

@ Teachers teach as they were taught
@ The focus isn’t technology use, but changes in intent, pedagogy, assessment and learning outside schools
@ Continuous peer learning is the best strategy for long term improvement

Collaborative problem resolution via mediated interaction – each person with different expertise, find problem, comprehend as team, make meaning out of complexity

Situational learning and transfer versus academic learning – classrooms seem divorced from situation learning.

Immersive learning – multi user virtual environments, virtual reality, ubiquitous computing

If we were really good at formative assessment we wouldn’t need summative assessment.

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