Presentation on theme: "Considering some new tools for teaching All-day MIT retreat – January 8, 2013 Agenda: “The Crisis in Higher Education” Fishbowl discussion Presenting some."— Presentation transcript:
Considering some new tools for teaching All-day MIT retreat – January 8, 2013 Agenda: “The Crisis in Higher Education” Fishbowl discussion Presenting some tools Lunch Trying out a tool or two How was that? Next steps
The Crisis in Higher Education by Nicholas Carr MIT Technology Review v In “crisis” there is opportunity!
Some selected swings of education’s crisis pendulum … Home study and correspondence courses – 1920s – ‘30s T.V. and distance learning – 1950s and ‘60s MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) – as we speak
Selected on-line institutions NameFoundedEnrollees Coursera million Udacity ,000 edX ,000 W.G.U ,000 U. of Phoenix ,000 Open University ,000 ITunesU
What makes MOOCs different?
What are some potential problems? Long Range Planning Process Know your subject area; Select your learning targets; Develop your assessments; Develop your instructional activities; Evaluate the quality and equity of the process. Backward Curriculum Design Wiggins & McTighe
Need a graphic here that is symbolic of the computer’s limitations in facilitating opportunities for authentic engagement What are some potential problems?
What are some opportunities? example #1
I will make and link to a screencast of some simple process such as adding a YouTube link in a Wiki page. What are some opportunities? example #2
What are some opportunities? example #3 Still need suitable graphics here
What do we make of all this?
Opportunities in the MIT program? “Whether massive open courses live up to their hype or not, they will force college administrators and professors to reconsider many of their assumptions about the form and meaning of teaching. For better or worse, the Netʼs disruptive forces have arrived at the gates of academia.” - Nicholas Carr
A few tools Canvas Collaborate Screencasts Narration in Power Point and QuickTime In the afternoon we will have time to work on trying out a tool or two in the context of one of your MIT sessions. We will conclude with a discussion and consideration of next steps.