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Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

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  1. Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century The 21st Century James L. Morrison Professor of Educational Leadership UNC-Chapel Hill TODAY The 21st Century

  2. Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century • The changing environment • Technology and learning • Where are we? • What are the issues?

  3. The Changing Environment • Globalization • Economic restructuring • Need for up-to-date, college trained, workforce; for continuous retraining • Exploding clientele • Changing clientele • Older, working, raising children • Takes longer to get degree

  4. The Changing Environment • New competition in higher education • Old-line institutions have discovered satellites and the Internet • Traditional “service areas” fair game for all • New for-profit educational providers • Certification monopoly at risk • employers concerned about competency • employers relying less on diplomas • Outcomes assessment coming on line--Western Governors University

  5. The Changing Environment • College costs exceeding inflation--concern for ROI • Technology

  6. Technological Tools • The Internet/e-mail • WWW • Productivity tools (e.g., Microsoft Office) • Videodisks • CD ROM • Video-conferencing

  7. Learning: Children Are • learning machines • excited by learning, exploring • eager to try new things • not self-conscious about failure • not depressed about how their talking is progressing • willing to experiment, to reflect

  8. Principles • Learning is driven by the natural need to do • Knowing is driven by doing • Children learn facts because they have the need to know them, because these facts will help them do something they want to do

  9. Where are we in using technology in higher education?

  10. Uses of Technology • Allows professors to customize instruction • Overcomes constraints of time and place • Meets needs of rural students • Allows institutions to collaborate • Links colleges to K-12 systems • Builds partnerships with business • Offers professional and update education

  11. 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 AllCampuses Public Univ. Private Univ. Public 4-Yr. College Private 4-Yr.College CommunityCollege 1990 1991 1992 1994 1995 1993 Faculty Ownership (percentage by campus type) 25

  12. What are the issues?

  13. Issues • Role of professor • Time • From course topic • From students • From teachers • Plagiarism • Unreliable sources

  14. Does technology facilitate access, lower costs, and maintain quality?

  15. What should our technology strategy be?