SESSION SEVEN: Taking the Pulse of Today and the Future

Topics Covered:
  • Teaching 2030
  • Knowledgeworks Foundation
  • Net Pedagogy
  • Hybrid Charter Schools
  • The Horizon Report
  • The Open Education Movement
  • Attention Economy and Intention Economy
  • Internet2
  • Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web (The Intelligent Web)
  • Wearable Technology
  • Internet III
  • The World Isn't Flat - It's Spiky - Richard Florida

Teaching 2030
Click here to visit the Teaching 2030 website.
Click here to take a look at Teaching 2030 in four minutes.

Knowledgeworks Foundation

Forecast 2020

Net Pedagogy
Net Pedagogy Portal
"Educators have long recognized the enormous potential benefits of the Internet as a teaching and learning tool. And yet…“It is now ten years or so into the era of online learning. Schools, colleges and universities have now developed the internet infrastructure of their choice. Almost all have web pages, most have online courses, and many have synchronous online learning. The learning management system (LMS) has become a commodity business, educational software of all sorts abounds, and the phenomenon has spread around the globe.
Even so, it may be observed that most people online of school or college age are elsewhere.” (Downs 2006).
Clearly, new approaches, tools, and strategies are required…a Net Pedagogy.

Hybrid Charter Schools on the Rise
Click here to read this EdWeek article.

John Danner of Rocketship Education:
  • “I think technology is over-hyped right now,” says Danner. “We need to make sure we don’t get too enamored of the technology.” Instead, he says the focus must be on what truly works for students.
Rick Ogston of Carpe Diem adds:
  • Though Carpe Diem has been around for a decade, it converted to the current format, based on a digital curriculum, six years ago. “One of the most important lessons we’ve learned is that it’s not about technology. It’s about leveraging technology wisely,” Ogston says.
Mark Kushner of San Francisco Flex Academy made this important point:
  • “The virtual school model is wonderful for those families with the ability to have their children at home or supervised in their workspace, but the majority of families can’t do that,” Kushner says. “This [hybrid setting] enables families to use … the K12 curriculum, but it solves the custodial issue.”

The Horizon Report
Horizon Report 2011

Identity in the Age of Cloud Computing: The Next-Generation Internet's Impact on Business, Governance and Social Interaction by J. D. Lasica, Aspen Institute

Global Education Challenge
Who will generate the next great idea in education?

The Open Education Movement
iTunes University (login to iTunes)
MIT Open CourseWare
When Professors Print Their Own Diplomas, Who Needs Universities?
The Disaggregated Future of Education
What is a Long Tail Learner?
Open Source Education
Open Educational Resources
Signs of a Significant Disruption in the Traditional Textbook Model
All Korean Textbooks to Go Digital by 2015
California Open Source Textbook Project
Students Give E-Book Readers Mixed Reviews Wall Street Journal
Texas Textbook Politics Meets the Digital Revolution

What are the implications for educators using open source resources? Will open source availability push printed textbooks and vendors aside?

Attention Economy
"The currency of the New Economy won't be money, but attention -- A radical theory of value." From Attention Shoppers! in Wired
The Attention Economy: An Overview
Attention and Distraction
"Today’s reality of connectedness is dramatically different from what existed even ten years ago. Banning is at best a short term solution that will isolate and agitate the very group education is expected to serve. The battle for control of information and interaction has already been won by “the individual”. Organizations, governments, and universities that have not yet recognized this may continue to limp along for a while…but their current stance is not tenable."
Attention Economy blog
Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

Intention Economy
What Happens When Customers Get Real Power From the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Is this a precursor for customized learning that education markets must adapt to in order to survive? How can individual teachers leverage intention economy when hanging out their digital shingles advertising for work?

Muse: A Project of the Internet2 K20 Initiative
Next Generation Cyberspace

Web 3.0 and the Semantic Web (The Intelligent Web)
Web 3.0 Conference: Remix Information for Insight and Profit
The Semantic Web in Education
Web 3.0: The Semantic Web Cometh

Wearable Technology
Watch this video from a TED talk - Patti Maes Demos the Sixth Sense - "This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some." How can educators be prepared to teach using wearable technology?

Interent III Pew Internet and American Life Project
The Future of the Internet III
"A survey of internet leaders, activists and analysts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, artificial and virtual reality become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the internet itself improves."

The World Isn't Flat - It's Spiky
Richard Florida contends that the world isn't flat but spiky - Overview
Talent, tolerance, and technology merge for innovation and creativity.
Don't miss these maps!

Student Assignment:
Justification to Principal - Based upon research, report on why technology in learning is needed in your particular classroom. Use a minimum of five journal articles to justify your position. Use the ISTE NETS for Students to support your position. And, include a budget (even if the tools used are free). Use a wiki to house your report and include a podcast summarizing your justification.

What are the implications for learning? What happens to learners if they do not have access to new and emerging digital tools? Will a new "underclass" form - those who do not how to use digital tools for connecting, communicating, and creating and participating in an extended community?

Tools You Use: Use a ning to deliver content and promote student collaboration.