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Classroom of the Future Josephine M. Manalad AVP and Assistant Director Computer Assisted Learning ICT as a Tool for Learning
“FISH STORY” by Leo Lionni (1998) There was a young fish who was very curious about the world outside the water. His good friend the frog, on returning from the land, tells the fish about it excitedly:
“I have been about the world— hopping here and there,” said the frog, “and I have seen extraordinary things.” “Like what?” asked the fish.
“Birds,” said the frog mysteriously. “Birds!” And he told the fish about the birds, who had wings, and two legs, and many, many colors. As the frog talked, his friend saw the birds fly through his mind like large feathered fish.
The “Fish Story” by Leo Lionni (1998) captures so effectively the fundamental insight about learning: new understandings are constructed on a foundation of existing understandings and experiences.
Today’s education system faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how they learn. Fact # 1
Students of Today are Digital Natives Visual learners Multi-taskers Short attention spans Use technology to express themselves Information analysts Content producers Real-time learners - instant messages, text messages
Technology is being used in the classrooms more and more these days.
Technology is important because… It meets the needs of different kinds of learners It is efficient It is engaging
“… when students work with computer technologies, instead of being controlled by them, they enhance the capabilities of the computer, and the computer enhances their thinking and learning.” - Jonassen, Carr, Yueh
Teachers can make the difference and really INTEGRATE technology into the classroom!
The difference is in how you use technology in your classroom. Is the way you use technology meaningful to the students? “When learners are actively and willfully trying to achieve a cognitive goal, they think and learn more because they are fulfilling an intention.”
Blended Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education
Blended approach combines the best elements of online and face-to-face learning. It is likely to emerge as the predominant model of the future — and to become far more common than either one alone.
Blended learning..... to personalize learning to allow thoughtful reflection to differentiate instruction from student to student across a diverse group of learners combines online delivery of educational content with the best features of classroom interaction and live instruction…..
Blended learning..... is a fundamental redesign of the instructional model with the following characteristics: . a shift from lecture- to student-centered instruction in which students become active and interactive learners (this shift should apply to the entire course, including face-to-face contact sessions); Increases in interaction between student-instructor, student-student, student-content and student-outside resources; Integrated formative and summative assessment mechanisms for students and instructor.
For Schools: Reduced cost on facilities & teacher training Provide standard knowledge set to students Eases workload of teachers & faculties Allows more focus on skills enhancement & development BENEFITS
For Students: Enables student-centered teaching Learning is not dependent on teachers’ competency, or the lack of it Develops learning discipline Enhances better learning retention
Features of Online Education It provides a learning experience different than in the traditional classroom because learners are different. Communication is via computer and World Wide Web. Participation in classroom by learners are different The social dynamic of the learning environment is changed. Discrimination and prejudice is minimized.
Online Education Stumbling Blocks Opponents see it as an inferior education substitute to the traditonal “brick and mortar” Opponents have also suggested that online courses lower the quality of academic standards Opponents even question the quality of online courses. Acceptability in the Traditional Methods of Instructions. Maturity of Learners Readiness of Educators
Online Education Building Blocks Promote students' critical thinking skills, deep learning, collaborative learning, and problem-solving skills. Help schools expand curricula offerings with less cost. Help graduates gain important technology skills to improve their marketability.
Online Hub (CAL OH) In partnership with Quick and easy. Self-paced. Multi-sensory. Interactive. Cost-efficient.