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An Endnote Presentation at the 2002 Interactive Media Forum Miami University, October 22, 2002 by David G. Brown Wake Forest University 1 COMPUTERS fuel a revolution of PEDAGOGY
Michael & Darrell break the wind Rich anticipates “where the puck will be” Heather relates the challenge to university politics and super-structure Christina & Nora deconstruct and dissect the meaning of “interactive learning” Peg provides crucial advice about consistency, integrity, and branding Dave projects the future decade of mainstream experimentation in teaching and learning How Does One Create, Market, and Fund a New Trans-Discipline?
Two Major Themes 1/ For the next decade, teaching & learning (as well as tenure & promotion) will be dominated by experiments in pedagogy that are newly enabled by computers. 2/ The individual student will be the apex of all data-collection and the center of all learning strategies. Rich Miller’s PKB 2
How has the computer changed teaching and learning? (my answer) 1.It’s caused every teacher to rethink & redesign. 2. By increasing student options, it has increased competition which has in turn compelled universities to pay more attention to the quality of teaching Our profession has been changed forever! 3
FIVE SUB-THEMES Although the “computer revolution is still in its infancy, already we know that--- 1.New learning objects are slow in coming, expensive to develop, & fairly perishable. 2.Education is fast following manufacturing: it’s newly customized and highly interactive 3.Most gains come from better communication. (Wake Forest University Study) 4
IBM Laptops for all Printers for all New Every 2 Years Own @ Graduation 31.000 Connections Standard Software 99% E-Mail Start 1995, 4 Year Phase In +15% Tuition for 37 Items +40 Faculty and 30 Staff THE WAKE FOREST PLAN IBM A30, Pentium III, 1.13GHz Processor, 30GB Hardrive, 384 MB RAM 15”ActMatrix Screen, CD-RW/DVD, Floppy, 56k modem, 16MB Video Ram, 10/100 Ethernet, USB&Serial&Parellel&Infrared Ports Standard Load Includes— MS Office, Dreamweaver, SPSS, Maple, Acrobat, Photoshop, Shockwave, Flash, Net Meeting, Real Producer & Player, Media Player, Windows XP Moviemaker, Apple QuickTime, Netscape & Explorer, Netscape Calendar & Communicator, Windows XP Professional 5
FIVE SUB-THEMES Although the “computer revolution is still in its infancy, already we know that--- 1.New learning objects are slow in coming, expensive to develop, & fairly perishable. 2.Education is fast following manufacturing: it’s newly customized and highly interactive 3.Most gains come from better communication. (WFU) 4.Hybrid courses are best– the 80/20 Principle 5.Five teaching-learning strategies are suddenly center stage, most especially interactive learning 7
To understand a liberal arts education as an opportunity to study with professors who think by their own set of concepts To learn how to apply economic concepts To learn how to work collaboratively To learn computer skills To improve writing and speaking FIRST YEAR SEMINAR The Economists’ Way of Thinking: Students = 15 All Freshmen Required Course 10
Communication-Interaction 1247 emails Announcements One Minute Quiz Student Profiles YOU will be asked to add your practices, ideas re communication! 11
Collaboration-Teams Examples--- 2 Students Submit 1 Answer Edit Rough Draft Papers PowerPoint in Class Listserv Between Classes Public Web Page Professors Share Resource Materials Students Study Together Departments Create Shared Databases YOU will be asked to add your practices, ideas re collaboration! 12
Controversy-Debate Cross-Culture Projects More Class Time Best Web Sites Threaded Discussion Chat in Class Double Jeopardy Quiz YOU will be asked to add your practices, ideas re controversy! 13
Customization-Diversity Cybershows (lectures, demos)lectures Personal Notes (email again) Hierarchy of Help Muddiest Point Hyperlinks Just In Time TeachingJust In Time Teaching YOU will be asked to add your practices, ideas re customization! 14
Consultants-Adjuncts Alumni Editors Globe Theatre Session with Expert Disciplinary Colleagues Previous Students YOU will be asked to add your practices, ideas re consultants! 15
The Millennium Context Personal. Customized. Interactive. Student-Centered Curriculum Teams of Professionals to Support Learning “Houses” instead of Disciplines Hybrid Courses (80-20 and 20-80) Loose-leaf Collections of Course Components, instead of Textbooks KISS 17
Hey Guys! It’s been great fun. We’re out of here. Like student learners, only you can decide what you will become! We’re ready to advise & cheer. Thanks for a great conference!
David G. Brown Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC 27109 336-758-4878 email: firstname.lastname@example.org http//:www.wfu.edu/~brown fax: 336-758-4012
Agree disagree A=student centered. D=Not unique major, not all of them. A=student centered. D=not handed on silver platter. D=unique major not for all A=role of adjuncts. D=won’t be easy A=tech is opening new collaboratives, D=students will be going more and more to digital media. A=stdt centered. D=won’t be easy A=stdt centered, self organization, community of practice. D=importance other media types A=stdt centered. D=Computers will change nature of interaction. A=Blended courses are great. D=watch out for adjuncts A=stdt centered. D=how people will use tech, not computers
A=contingent agreement re stdt centered. D=killer app will revolutionize how people learn. A=blended courses are best. D=tenure and promotion will be related to pedagogy A=Teamwork is here. D=tech may not enable better pedagogy A=everything should be improved. D=everything will be improved. Great amplifier, both ways! A=blended, teamwork. D=not t & promotion. A=blended. D=t&l is primarily administratively centered A=stdt centered. Q= don’t push out multiplcation tables. A=trust is the key. D=not Rich Miller’s thought.