#1~3 illustrates emerging/promising practices and challenges surrounding education. #4 and 5 embody the power of experiential and hands-on learning driven by authentic and relevant tasks. #5 incorporating elements of situated learning, communities of practice, and Dewey’s productive inquiry. It introduces many innovative and exemplary educational practices from all over the world.
- Information R/evolution by Michael Wesch (under 6 minutes)
- What is Web 2.0 by UTech (under 6 minutes) – Another good video on Web 2.0 (consisting of interpersonal computing, Web services, and Software as a Service (SAAS) (7 min)
- Learning to change – Changing to learn (5 minutes)
- From Knowledge to Knowledgeable by Michael Wesch (17 mins video)
- Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 by John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler
You will see that media always portray brighter pictures of technology, when the reality of tech integration for teaching/learning and its impact are complex, dynamic, and often slow/disappointing. I say, technology is as only good as people behind it. People talk about something as the next killer application, much less discussed among practitioners is how instructional design and learning principles should apply to guide the use of media (because those two drive what people do with tech). Further resources below introduce many short and informative videos about today’s learners and what’s happening with teachers and schools.
As/after you review these materials, think about:
- What is learning at its core? How one should learn? How has your view of learning changed?
- How learning will become different because of the Web?
- Should any workplace or school actively adopt/use web tools/services into curriculum?
- If you are an ID person or one with expertise in instructional technology, what are the implication of these materials?
Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner by MacArthur Foundation (4 min)
- A vision of 21st century teachers (under 5 minutes) – contrast this with a humorous video: 20th vs. 21st century teachers (1 min)
Singapore’s 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (7 min) – Shows the importance of leader support, on-boarding, culture, professional development, and hands-on learning. If you don’t know, Finland is known to be the leader of educational quality and performance in the world. The following videos highlight several issues that are critical for the success of education at the systems level (K12 setting (6 min) & The full documentary of Finnish phenomenon (1hr 45 min)
- How digital generation learns by Howard Gardner (the famous author of multiple intelligence, 5 min) (If interested, he also talks about 5 minds for the future (disciplinary, creative, synthesizing, ethical, and respectful) that are increasingly important in today’s teaching and learning (45 min, great video)
- New media and implications for learning by Henry Jenkins (9 min)
- The Next Web of Open, Linked Data by Tim Berners-Lee (16 min)
- Khan Academy (revolutionary approach to learning/teaching math, 20 minute TED talk)
- Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education (17 minute TED talk)
- Bringing on the learning revolution (Sir Ken Robinson, TED talk, 18 min)
- 3 Steps for 21st Century Learning by Jackie Halaw (4 minutes)
- Communities of practice by Mark K. Smith