E-technology Seminar


This page is a supplement to the E-technology Seminar run by Mark Pegrum in his capacity as a Visiting Professor in the School of Liberal Arts at King Mongkut's University of Technology, Bangkok, from 25-27 September 2013.


E-Learning, M-Learning: A venn diagram by ryan2point0, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic License  by ryan2point0

--Overview--

This seminar on E-technology will assist lecturers in enriching their teaching, and their students in enriching their learning, by exploring best practice for using digital tools to support contemporary pedagogical approaches. We will examine the rationale for using new technologies in education, explore a number of key web 2.0 and related tools which can be used by teachers and students, and spend some time considering emerging and future trends connected with m-learning and mixed reality. Along the way, there will be plenty of time for discussions, both in groups and one-on-one. The seminar will run over 3 days, divided into Consultations, a Workshop, and a Forum.

--Day 1: Consultations--

This day is dedicated to group and individual consultations with Learning Technology Unit and academic staff.

--Day 2: Workshop--

The first part of today's workshop will focus on recent technological developments and how they relate to contemporary pedagogical approaches. Following an overview of changes in technology and pedagogy, one key theory and two key frameworks will be introduced. We will discuss Stephen Bax's theory of normalisation and its implications for the integration of e-learning technologies into day-to-day teaching. We will then examine Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model, along with Punya Mishra & Matt Koehler's TPACK model , which are often used together to frame the use of digital technologies in education. (Click here for copies of text-based slides.) (2 hours)

In the second part of today's workshop, we'll cover key web 2.0 and related tools and technologies, accompanied by examples of how teachers are using them in education. Tools covered will include discussion boards, blogs, wikis, social networking and microblogging. Participants will have the chance to learn about a tool or technique of their choice by watching a flipped classroom video, visiting a wiki page, and experimenting with the chosen tool or technique with guidance from the presenter. They will then be invited to share their thoughts on an interactive discussion wall. (2 hours)

In the third part of today's workshop, we'll cover key additional web 2.0 and related tools and technologies, again accompanied by examples of how teachers are using them in education. Tools covered will include folksonomies (social tagging, social bookmarking), social sharing, vodcasting, digital storytelling and virtual worlds. Participants will have the chance to learn about a tool or technique of their choice by watching a flipped classroom video, visiting a wiki page, and experimenting with the chosen tool or technique with guidance from the presenter. They will then be invited to share their thoughts on an interactive discussion wall. (2 hours)

--Day 3: Forum--

DigiLit6.png

The first part of today's forum will be a presentation on digital literacies, during which participants will be invited to make comments and ask questions on Twitter. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion session, which will draw together questions posed on Twitter, and questions posed live in the room. Participants will be able to ask about and comment on digital literacies and, more broadly, the use of new technologies in education. (Click here for copies of text-based slides.) (3 hours)

The second part of today's forum will be a presentation on emerging and future trends in new technologies in education, with a particular focus on m-learning and mixed reality, and on new forms of evaluation and assessment. Once again, participants will be invited to make comments and ask questions on Twitter. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion session, which will draw together questions posed on Twitter, and questions posed live in the room. Participants will be able to ask about and comment on new trends and, more broadly, the use of new technologies in education. (Click here for copies of text-based slides.) (3 hours)



Credits: The image at the top of the page is taken from ryan2point0's Flickr photostream and is available here under a CC BY-NC 2.0 licence.

Contact: Please do not hesitate to contact Mark Pegrum with any questions or comments, either before or after the seminar itself. You should also feel free to explore the rest of this E-language resource wiki.