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Delivering on the Promise of Technology in Education in the 21 st Century Mary Cullinane School of the Future Technology Architect Microsoft Corporation
Vision is a tough thing… This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. Western Union internal memo, 1876. Everything that can be invented has been invented. Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899. Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927. I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943
"Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of RAM!?" - Bill Gates, 1981 "Who in their right mind would ever need more than 640k of RAM!?" - Bill Gates, 1981
26% of students are accessing a foreign news service 41% of African Americans and Hispanics use a computer at home compared to 77% of whites. 80% of students from families earning > $75K use computers at home. 31% of students from families earning < $20K use computers at home. The fastest growing segment of computer usage…5-7 >20% of students report doing internet research for parent purchases US spends more public and private money on education than other industrialized nations. Yet middle of the pack in test scores of 15 yr olds SAT Math scores reach 36 year high Where are all the children going?
At issue is a fundamental question heretical to many who have preached the power of computers in education over the last two decades: Does technology do more to improve learning than traditional teaching methods? For all the rhetoric behind the high-tech revolution, relatively little evidence backs the idea that computers improve learning in readily measurable ways, such as producing higher grades.
Question 1 In our classrooms, how much is learning dependent on time and place? And is that learning addressing the needs of students in the 21 st Century Question 2 Can we map technology based activities back to a learning goal? Question 3 If students were asked Is your teacher a learning role model… what would their answer be? Our Goal… Create better learning environment.
In our classrooms, how much is learning dependent on time and place? When and Where there is an opportunity Specific Time and Place Necessary Quality of Learning Environment
continuous relevant adaptive Create a continual learning environment –Online AND Offline Create a relevant learning environment –Curriculum –Learning Tools Create an agile and adaptive learning environment Build a strong foundation
Drawing the Map The Learning Continuum Need Interest Desire Prior Knowledge Framework Gather New Information Reinforce Knowledge Demonstration of Learning Drill Educate Test ValidateRenew Individual Attributes and Characteristics Learning Observation Replication
Generate Interest Identify & Address Prior Knowledge Gather New Information Observation Replication Reinforcment Drill Reinforcement Educate Demonstration of Learning Reflection Medium and Method of Instruction Learning Resources Community of Learners Rich Delivery Tools Self-Directed Mechanisms Best Practice Sharing Peer Environments Assessment Personalized Instructional Plan Appropriate Access Distributed Resources Collaborative Infrastructure Standardized Tool Set Self-Directed Mechanisms Collaborative Infrastructure Integrated Data Environment Portfolio Management Instructional Implication Institutional Implication Learning Blocks Can we map technology based activities back to a learning goal?
Bigger Scale up and out servers 64-bit, 64-way Disaggregation Personal Computer in 2005 Smaller Riding Moores Law Wireless networking Always on, always with you New form factors Display innovation Next Generation Secure Computing Base PCEcosystem CPU: 6 GHz Memory: 2-4GB Disk: 200-500GB GPU: x4 today Net: 1Gb, 54Mb wireless Continuing hardware innovation
Bigger Global scale enterprise software systems Global scale federated databases Windows Longhorn Smaller Smart personal objects Windows Mobile Automated testing tools Static software analysis and proof tools New algorithms New communication paradigms New ways of computing PC Software Ecosystem Continuing software innovation
The Digital Decade Digital management becoming the norm Digital management becoming the norm The Global Game The Global Game –India and China: CS vs Manufacturing A Better PC A Better PC Improved reliability and authentication Improved reliability and authentication The Growth of Web Services The Growth of Web Services Improvements in Handwriting and Speech Technologies Improvements in Handwriting and Speech Technologies DirectBand FM transmission technology DirectBand FM transmission technology Bernina Sewing Machine Bernina Sewing Machine
We live in challenging times 63% of Seniors cant perform a 4 th grade multiplication problem attempting to figure out postage on a given weight 63% of Seniors cant perform a 4 th grade multiplication problem attempting to figure out postage on a given weight Budget… Budget… Budget… Budget… Budget… Budget… Measurement of success is changing from providing ACCESS to education to promising success Measurement of success is changing from providing ACCESS to education to promising success The Stockdale Paradox – John Stockdale Vietnam Veteran and 8 Year POW Survivor
Bill Hill Advance Research, Microsoft Anyone can read any book, in any country, at any time and in any language. Anyone can read any book, in any country, at any time and in any language. Books appear for the blind and visually-impaired at the same time as everyone else. Books appear for the blind and visually-impaired at the same time as everyone else. States can renew both history and geography schoolbooks the same year. States can renew both history and geography schoolbooks the same year. Small library in inner-city or village in Africa has as many books as the Library of Congress. Small library in inner-city or village in Africa has as many books as the Library of Congress. Don't clear-cut forests to communicate. Don't clear-cut forests to communicate. Keep on dreaming, and forcing us to dream too. – Bill Gates
Congratulations and continue the fight! Model Discovery Risk Taking Model Discovery Risk Taking Remember CRA Remember CRA Dream Dream
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