Future Trends for Technology in Education AIKCU PresentationPresenters: John Lympany & Kevin Blankenship
Did You Know… Film producedby Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod & Jeff Brenman
Today’s Students They learn differently • Information Consumers • Multitaskers • Self-navigators • Interact through social networks • Online learners and online communicators Today’s students are …
What are Students Saying?They Learn and Collaborate Differently Today Film producedby students atKansas StateUniversity
What are Students Saying?They are making new choices for themselves • Opting out of residential learning and attending community colleges in greater numbers • Opting out of classroom learning in favor of online learning • Asking for more say and flexibility in how, when, and what they learn • Beginning to question the value of a liberal arts education
Can Faculty Respond EffectivelyChanging the way we teach and learn Don TapscottPresentation
What Does This Mean for our AcademyResidential Campuses are facing unprecedented challenges • “The Digital Age is eroding the exclusivity of the scholarly enterprise, and it is opening academic information and resources to all.” • “Is the modern college or university, centrally important as a storehouse of knowledge? As a purveyor of expertise? As a cultural arbiter?“ Richard N. Katz
How Do WeReinvent Ourselves? Strategy Blended LearningPromote a blended teaching & learning environment that is rich in technology and rich in personal interaction. Informed Planning/Decision MakingPromote better planning and decision making through robust decision support systems that track institutional performance and facilitate peer review.
Blended Learning EnvironmentIntentional integration of online, instructional, residential, and applied learning AmbientIntelligence MobileTechnologies OnlineCollaboration,Group Work, &Mentoring Virtual Worlds Web Portfolios RealitySimulations VideoStorytelling CloudComputing Group Work(Online or Traditional) Internships Service Learning AssistiveTechnologies AppliedLearning Co-curricular
Blended Learning EnvironmentActive and Engaged Learning Constructivist PedagogyUse of technology to support learning-by-doingactivity. Diverse Teaching MethodsTo appeal to different learning styles A Blended CommunityAided by virtual tools and onlineinteraction/collaboration Applied LearningPractical learning experiences that include community partnerships, internships and service learning that prepare students to be successful in today’s information society
Blended Learning EnvironmentIntentional use of portal technology to support student persistence Track student performancemetrics Enhanceadviser/advisee relationship Content and resources triggered whenpertinent to student
Decision Support SystemsTrack institutional performance/support planning & decision making. • Analyze institutional performance • Against performance metrics • Longitudinally • Benchmarked against peers • Features • Drill down for more detail • Combines information from various systems and databases • Updated in real-time • Graphical display Dashboard Systems
Decision Support SystemsTrack institutional performance/support planning & decision making. administration
Decision Support SystemsTrack institutional performance/support planning & decision making.
Incredible Shrinking Technology • Technology is pervasive in today’s world • Technology is intuitive to newer generations • Technology is integrated more than ever into the culture and operations of an institution • Information is processed in snippets and may not be completely absorbed
Future Trending of Technology • Convergence- voice, video and data networks are all one network • Ubiquitous- technology permeates the campus, on-demand, always on, always ready • Connected- campuses can connect via wide-area networks and pool resources and talent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMXm3fvktjU
Future Technologists • Technologists must become partners with faculty and administration • Technologists are savvy in a number of areas • Technologists must influence teaching and learning
What Will Change Your Campus • Wireless mesh • VOIP • Video over IP • Mobile computing • Cloud computing • Free applications (Gmail, etc.) • What else?
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