MOOC -face to face session 2/20/14 @ LC
Isabelle Frank working on creating a Blended masters in cyber security
Curriculum Innovations - Rhonda Bondie
1. what do we know?
2. how might we rethink learning? (what, who, how)
3. what should we do?
4. what will these changes lead to?
5 core concepts of media literacy
- all media messages are "constructed"
- media messages are constructed using a creative language with its own rules
- different people experience the same media message differently
- media have embedded values and points of view
- most media messages are organized to gain profit and/or power
Framework of the course is "mostly higher education" but everything is applicable k-12 / conversation of education for development and change
How do we and our students become digital citizens / support digital literacy / prepare our students for the future or teach from the past.
Digital Native, or Digital Immigrant -
- 1 person’s comments - dangerous to assume college students are digital native - just because they know how to use twitter, doesn't mean they know how to evaluate sources
Prepare students for their future, not our past.
How do we help our students become digitally literate?
Search the web - searching social bookmarking / search socially
-who teaches the students how to research - evaluate sources - should it just be an on-going conversation in every class and interfere and teach when a student is off base - or introduce a librarian first day of class - or should it be a separate course all together?
What is the goal? What skills/competencies do we want our undergraduates to have by graduation? Our graduate students?
psychology today and american psychology (peer reviewed vs unreviewed) how did we learn??? we can't even say how we learn - so before we decide how to teach let's think about how we learned - what values we hold important -
librarians ? tutorials?
LK - We Teach to success - We want to have our students be successful - things are trial and error (a secretary might need to do mail-merge- and will do a tutorial - if it works it was successful, if it doesn't work he/she will find something else ---- instructors teach and use their own expertise and lens to evaluate a student's work - resources - and it's geared towards a grade - which leads to an evaluation if the student is successful vs unsuccessful.
futureoflearningpz.org - conference Rhonda going to
Is literacy just literacy? We teach students how to evaluate written academic sources, but now we need a wider net - variety of media, - videos, pinterest, tumblr, podcasts.... etc
Gamification - High School based on gaming - it would be interesting to followup and see the early results of these experimentations
Cognitive abilities, multitasking possible or not possible / task switching / are our brains changing etc... differently wired minds ---- Unlearn vs. rethink
Over branching survey or topics interesting to pursue.
Different learners - but we really treat all learners the same way - come to class, at a time, and everyone has same assessment - paper writing etc - inefficient.
Interest and talent is not limited to geography - but how to find others who share that interest.
HASTAC - is it who you know to get a job? debate back and forth that it's not an issue at all, but overall people get discouraged (looking for work generally).
Bozena is working towards building a MOOC to start this fall - open edx - stanford - about open access and open environment (openness of education / openness of publications - and business model of it). Course will focus on: what is the future of business if everything is open. (Bozena Mierzejewska)
It will be taught bi-lingual - english and spanish, and each lecture is a different person - It will run with a face to face experimental control group (not on a MOOC), concurrently with a online MOOC to do comparison
Course will start in September at Stanford - face to face in parallel with online MOOC