Engaging Students with Technology Symposium 2014

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From a presentation made at the University of Pennsylvania about trends shaping higher education and technology.


  • 1. Engaging StudentsThrough TechnologySymposium 2014Kimberly Ekekimeke@upenn.edu

2. Trendsfrom 2014 NMC Horizon Report 3. Long-range5+ years 4. Evolution of online learning 5. Evolution of online learningNearly every day, some new platform, technology, or tool isannounced that brings us closer to the kinds of highlyinteractive, socially-engaging, and academically-richonline environments that support learning.!While its a slow moving trend, the implication is that theonline learning will continue to improve, and may berealized in a form quite different from ways we think of ittoday. We need to prepare for that eventuality. 6. Agile approaches to institutional change 7. Agile approaches to institutional changeA natural tension arises between the rapid evolution oftechnologies, and universities time-honored traditionof shared governance in decision-making.!If technology is a key driver of change, how caninstitutions adapt to quickly changingcircumstances, business models, andpedagogies? 8. Mid-range3 - 5 years 9. Rise of data-driven learning & assessment 10. Rise of data-driven learning & assessmentWith hundreds or thousands, or hundreds of thousands oflearners engaged in educational activities online, what canbe gleaned that might inform our teachingpractices, or help us understand learning outcomes inways weve not been able to achieve before due to scaleand/or technology? 11. Students as creators 12. Students as creatorsIncreasingly, students can collaborate, learn,and create through phones, tablets, computersand the internet. How can we, as educators,take advantage of new digital affordances thatenable students to construct and demonstratetheir learning in new and authentic ways? 13. Fast-moving1 - 2 years 14. Ubiquity of social media 15. Ubiquity of social mediaSocial media is changing the waywe interact. Whether it is sharing newsand resources, crowd-sourcing projects, orparticipating in new forms of scholarlycommunication, social media is exertingforces that directly impact education.!If learning is socially-situated, howcan we leverage social media toengage students yet also respecttheir privacy? 16. Integration of online, hybrid & collaborative learning 17. In the very near term, we will see the distinctionsbetween online, hybrid, and collaborative learning fallaway and what will remain is simply learning.!As educators contemplate designing effective learningexperiences and environments, they have a muchwider universe of options from which to draw.!This includes people and networks, technologies andtools, and content (licensed, open, and that generatedin the course).More choices can be both liberating and overwhelming. 18. To say ourcurrent contextmay beconfusing,is anunderstatement. 19. Fast-moving Mid-range Long-rangeIntegration of online,hybrid & collaborativelearningStudents as creatorsEvolution of onlinelearningUbiquity of socialmediaData-driven learningassessmentAgile approaches toinstitutional change 20. Take Fast-heart, moving Penn community!Mid-range Long-range!Faculty, students and staff are already wrestling withthese tough questions, and some issues will beaddressed by our presenters today.!While our collective awareness of on-campusinnovations may not be evenly distributed yet, itsevents like these, and people like you, whosecuriosity and willingness to share ideas helpsadvance the discussion at Penn.Integration of online,hybrid & collaborativelearningStudents as creatorsEvolution of onlinelearningUbiquity of socialmediaData-driven learningassessmentAgile approaches toinstitutional change 21. Meet with colleagues and students who share yourinterest in teaching and learning. Talk with themand offer your experiences.!Also, note that there is a small army of supportstaff from across schools and centers.!Whether it is consulting on in-class strategies foractive learning, using Canvas effectively, orsupporting your students in creating innovativemedia projects, we are here to help you. 22. kimeke@upenn.edutwitter.com/kimekelinkedin.com/in/kimekeslideshare.net/kimekeThank you 23. CC-licensed photo creditshttps://www.flickr.com/photos/7849372@N04/3582297307/https://www.flickr.com/photos/48734005@N03/14281294788/


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