New Worlds for Learning
Stephen C. Bronack, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, College of Education
University of West Georgia
@bronack...
Doing things
differently.
A pre-cursor to the Internet
• Includes “…legal, educational, religious,
research, industrial and technical systems. In
th...
But not all believed …
• “I think there is a world market for maybe five
computers.”
– Thomas Watson, IBM, 1943
• “There is no reason anyone woul...
How big is the Internet…?
How big is that…?
• As of September 2014, 1 billion websites
• Internet vs Library of Congress
– NSA can gather the entire...
Meanwhile …
“The underlying delivery model or
pedagogical model hasn’t really
changed much…”
“Teachers and text books are assumed to be the source
of knowledge. Teachers ‘teach’ – they impart
knowledge to their stud...
Mediated world
Analog model
A Digital Divide
Digital Immigrants
Today’s learners think differently.
Digital Natives
• born after 1980
• Technology has been a normal part of their
everyday lives for their whole lives
• accu...
Traditional classroom teaching
methods, even when taken online,
don’t resonate with these learners.
Learning like a native
requires a new model
4 Steps…
Flip it.
1 of 4
• Meet people where they are
– be present in the myriad informal & unstructured
environments in which people learn
• Respo...
Make it social.
2 of 4
“...when students in the combined course completed an
interactive activity, they learned six times as much as those
who on...
“...when students in the combined
course completed an interactive
activity, they learned six times as much
as those who on...
3 of 4
Make it open.
http://ocw.mit.edu
https://learn.saylor.org/course/view.php?id=15&section=4
http://www.sway.com
4 of 4
Make it immersive.
http://www.mursion.com
https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download
http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page
“Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as
if limits to our ability did not exist. We are
collaborators in creation.”
–...
Create new worlds for learning
• Flipped
• Social
• Open
• Immersive
New Worlds for Learning
Stephen C. Bronack, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, College of Education
University of West Georgia
@bronack...
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit
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National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit

Stephen Bronack, Ph.D., is Assistant Dean of the College of Education at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Bronack is an engaging and informative presenter, and an internationally recognized expert in innovative uses of learning technologies. His scholarship is influencing the development and deployment of 21st century approaches across the educational spectrum. Dr. Bronack is a TED Talk veteran whose work in simulations and learning has been recognized with a Campus Technology Innovator’s Award. He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional technology from the University of Virginia, and may be reached via email at: sbronack@westga.edu or on Twitter @bronack
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - National Equipment Finance Association 2015 Summit

  • 1. New Worlds for Learning Stephen C. Bronack, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, College of Education University of West Georgia @bronack /bronack 2015 NEFA Summit
  • 2. Doing things differently.
  • 3. A pre-cursor to the Internet • Includes “…legal, educational, religious, research, industrial and technical systems. In this sense, the noosphere emerges through and is constituted by the interaction of human minds.”
  • 4. But not all believed …
  • 5. • “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas Watson, IBM, 1943 • “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” – Ken Olsen, Founder of Digital Equip Corp, 1977 • “I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.” – Bob Metcalfe, Founder of 3Com, 1995
  • 6. How big is the Internet…?
  • 7. How big is that…? • As of September 2014, 1 billion websites • Internet vs Library of Congress – NSA can gather the entire LoC … every 6 hours – 140+ billion photos on Facebook = 10k x LoC – 26 Petabytes uploaded daily = 70x LoC – The entire LoC can be stored in 2 Tb = $1,500
  • 8. Meanwhile …
  • 9. “The underlying delivery model or pedagogical model hasn’t really changed much…”
  • 10. “Teachers and text books are assumed to be the source of knowledge. Teachers ‘teach’ – they impart knowledge to their students, who through practice and assignments learn how to perform well on tests…This is the very best model of pedagogy that 18th century technology can provide. It’s teacher-centered model that is one way, one-size-fits- all and the student is isolated in the learning process.” - Don Tapscott, author, Growing Up Digital
  • 11. Mediated world
  • 12. Analog model
  • 13. A Digital Divide
  • 14. Digital Immigrants
  • 15. Today’s learners think differently.
  • 16. Digital Natives • born after 1980 • Technology has been a normal part of their everyday lives for their whole lives • accustomed to – unrestricted access to information – having to evaluate its quality, accuracy and usefulness – make sense of it in terms of their own life
  • 17. Traditional classroom teaching methods, even when taken online, don’t resonate with these learners.
  • 18. Learning like a native requires a new model
  • 19. 4 Steps…
  • 20. Flip it. 1 of 4
  • 21. • Meet people where they are – be present in the myriad informal & unstructured environments in which people learn • Responding to challenges folks actually have – So What? • Serving as “more capable peers” – Making our materials, expertise, and and insights available
  • 22. Make it social. 2 of 4
  • 23. “...when students in the combined course completed an interactive activity, they learned six times as much as those who only read the material or watched the video”
  • 24. “...when students in the combined course completed an interactive activity, they learned six times as much as those who only read the material or watched the video”
  • 25. 3 of 4 Make it open.
  • 26. http://ocw.mit.edu
  • 27. https://learn.saylor.org/course/view.php?id=15&section=4
  • 28. http://www.sway.com
  • 29. 4 of 4 Make it immersive.
  • 30. http://www.mursion.com
  • 31. https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download
  • 32. http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • 33. “Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • 34. Create new worlds for learning • Flipped • Social • Open • Immersive
  • 35. New Worlds for Learning Stephen C. Bronack, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, College of Education University of West Georgia @bronack /bronack 2015 NEFA Summit