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1 Welcome to Course: Advanced Technologies for Learning Jim Slotta … and all of you!

2 Slotta - History Physics Cognitive Psychology Education – UC Berkeley Education – U Toronto Research in the Learning Sciences Scaffolding Role of Technology New Pedagogical Models Inquiry and Knowledge Community Open Educational Resources Robotic s

3 Canada Established 1867; autonomous in 1937 Second largest (size) country in the world After China! Longest coastline in the world (243,000 km) Very low population density (33 million) 10 provinces, 3 territories, 2 major languages

4 Toronto Population 2.5 Million; 5.5 Million in GTA Very diverse 1.1 Million immigrants from % of population born outside Canada 13 ethnic groups with more than 100,000 Wonderful restaurants, museums, nature

5 Some Questions about the Future… What is the future of the computer? What is my mobile phone… exactly? Walls? Surfaces? Tables? Objects? Where do I fit, within “the cloud”? How can our environment learn about us? How will information about individuals and groups be used? health records Educational records Combinations of records…. How can we design and research new ways of learning? Multi-touch surfaces Handheld, mobile devices Augmented reality Social networks and Web 2?

6 This course will… Show some good examples of new media for learning Engage you in discussions about three themes: FUTURE CITIES FUTURE EDUCATION FUTURE HEALTH AND PERSONAL LIFE Introduce design practices Let you discuss with peers and be creative!

7 Some questions about YOU… How many… Are studying technology for learning? Are postgraduate? PhD? Have used a 3D printer? Have used Arduino? Have designed software? Are interested in smart rooms and buildings?

8 Learning in the 21 st Century Increasing complexity of society/workplace “Knowledge Society”, “21 st century Workplace”, etc Increasing diversity and complexity in schools Increased Online Learning (degree programs, etc) Focus on informal learning Ubiquitous, MOOCS, etc Move away from lectures, toward “Active Learning” “Flipped Classrooms” Web allows “Just in time”, “social network”, notifications

9 Course Themes Day 1: 21 st Century Learning: New Opportunities Day 2: Web 2.0 Technologies for Learning Day 3: Augmented Reality and Mobile Learning Day 4: Tangible and Embodied Learning Day 5: Learning in Informal Environments Day 6: Researching with Emerging Technologies

10 “New Media” and Interactions Smart phones, Tablets (watches!) Ubiquitous, augmented, context-sensitive Multi-touch surfaces, Smartboards, tables Collaborative, interactive Social networks (Facebook, Blogs, Reddit) Aggregators, “active, distributed Web” Networked, Real-time messaging Embedded MicroProcessor, “Smart objects” Arduino, “Maker movement”, DIY, etc

11 Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Example: MIT Physics

12 Use of Simulations and Clickers for “Active Learning” Example: PHET Simulations

13 Smart surfaces: tangible interfaces for collaboration

14 Combining Multi-touch with Computer vision and simulation Projector: simulation onto tabletop Illustrate principles Camera: Records symbols placed on table Simulation: Adjusts to symbols Smart Paper: “filled” by projector

15 Internet of Things All objects are embedded with computation All objects are connected to all other objects Infinite possibilities for applications

16 Real-time “taxi cloud” + driverless cars

17 Google Driverless Car

18 Microsoft “Vision for the Future Notice the use of mobile, ubiquitous Personal assistants Workflow, collaboration New media, interactions

19 15 Minute Break - Return for Small group discussion

20 Themes for Discussion 1. Future Cities Transportation (public, private, “smart”) Smart buildings Waste removal, Recycling Neighborhoods – restaurants, night clubs Public spaces Art, Advertisements Energy Usage Decision Support/voting, Usage tracking

21 Themes for Discussion 2. Education Classrooms School buildings Student assessment and information Ubiquitous Learning/Mobile/Augmented Informal Learning, Museums, Public Online Learning, MOOCS, etc Learning within topics Science, language, physical, arts

22 Themes for Discussion 3. Health and Lifestyle Physical Fitness (“Quantified self”) Personal health management (medications, monitoring) Technology for Aging Gracefully “silver tsunami” Health systems (information and materials) Time management Personal Relationships Social Networking

23 Discuss (Mandarin okay!) Challenges and Issues For your theme (Cities, Education, Health & Lifestyle) 1. What are the “big” problems or issues? Write on blue sticky notes -- stick to large paper 2. What challenges have you felt, personally? Write on pink sticky notes -- stick to large paper 3. Group the sticky notes into “Big Categories” 4. With MARKER, Name your big categories

24 Discuss (Mandarin okay!) New Technologies and Projects For your theme (Cities, Education, Health & Lifestyle) 1. What are some new technologies or projects that you’ve heard about? Write on blue sticky notes -- stick to large paper 2. Search the Web (using key words) for interesting projects or approaches Write on pink sticky notes -- stick to large paper 3. Group the sticky notes into “Big Categories” 4. With MARKER, Name your big categories Write down the media or technologies

25 Thank YOU! - See you tomorrow!


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