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#blend62255 Session - Workshop I & II #Blend13 Learning Conference June 8, 2013 Milwaukee, WI

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  • 1. Supporting Blended Learners Need to Develop Social & Connected Skills through Digital Pedagogy @laurapasquini June 8, 2013 Blended Learning Conference #blend13 Milwaukee, WI

2. #blend13 Our Workshop Hashtag #blend62255 3. 4 4. Workshop Overview Part I: Digital Skills Needed to Supported Blended Learners Coffee Break Part II: Technology Assessment, Implementation & Planning 6 5. http://bit.ly/blended62255 6. Image c/o CRUSTINA! http://www.flickr.com/photos/crustina/3196036316/ Tell me what you want to learn today 7. New Media Ecology Realities Media & gadgets are everywhere Internet = center of the revolution Easy communication Anywhere & anytime Multitasking = norm More change to come (Raine, 2007) Flickr photo c/o of Dryicon 8. Over 94% of undergraduate, graduate, a nd community college students are Internet users and approximately 80% of this same group use social networking sites. College students and Technology, The Pew Internet Research 9. Image c/o Luke Mahan http://www.flickr.com/photos/kremovich/4471473109/ Web 2.0 #SocialMedia Social Web New Media #SM Transmedia Emerging Tech 10. 12 11. Students experience an increasing need for connectivity and digital access to excel beyond the higher education learning environment. They must access and interact with information, learning materials, and colleagues from around the globe. Implications for use of technology in advising 2011 NACADA National Survey 12. Image c/o The Out Sourcing Company http://www.theoutsourcingcompany.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/idea.jpg There must be others ways to support our students 13. Required for Todays Blended Learners: 1.Exploration 2.Connection 3.Curation 4.Collaboration 5.Openness 14. Exploration 15. New challenges help you EXPLORE! 16. 19 17. Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) & #eci831 18. Play = the tension between the rules of the game and the freedom to act within those rules (Thomas & Seely Brown, 2011) 19. How do you support EXPLORATION on YOUR campus? Image from http://thesituationist.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/istock-social-network.jpg 20. Discovery 21. Creativity 22. Exploration Use your imagination Create time to play Find a new way of learning Embrace alternatives Participate in learning Perform knowledge 23. Connection 24. 28 25. Via @intersection1 http://www.intersecti onconsulting.com/ Cultivate an Your Network 26. 30 27. #asbABQ13 31 28. 32 29. Flickr photo c/o xotoko 30. Flickr photo c/o vickel_n 31. @tanyajoosten http://tanyajoosten.com/ #edusocmedia #edtech #phdchat #sachat #highered #untLT #satech #edchat 32. http://bitly.com/TwitterChatSchedule Do you have something to talk about? 33. #ugstJOUR http://ugstjour.wordpress.com/ 34. 39 35. Curation 36. Online information flows like 37. 45 NO FILTER 38. Critical Thinking 39. Communities of Practice http://www.ewenger.com/theory/ @nancywhite Wenger, 2006 40. dailyshoot.comNew Learning Spaces 41. http://storify.com/Open Forum & Debates 42. Mentoring 43. Curation & archiving Information News & events Social streams Images & Videos Class discussions Collaborative efforts 44. Collaboration 45. Turn to your neighbour Share WHO you collaborate with on your campus? 46. Is this really active & engaged learning? 47. Participation = Engagement 48. @catspyjamasnz 49. Research & Support 50. LT Facebook Page 59 51. To Ask Questions & Disucss 52. Informal Learning BreakDrink.com 53. Are you having fun yet? Then why bother? @JeffJackson 54. Collaborative works Group projects Shared writing Common learning spaces Team development Collective assignments Aggregated knowledge 55. Openness 56. 65 57. Dont Be A Sharing Fail Whale. 58. Digital Identity 67 59. Digital Scholars @mweller The Ed Techie 70 60. Reflection http://techknowtools.wordpress.com/ 61. http://www.sageperformance.com/ojs/index.php/LPQ 62. Lurking is learning (at first) Give credit where it is due Be creative Engage & participate Find where you want to SHARE Note the rules of netiquette Participate! Encourage Open Learning 63. You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump. 64. Coffee Break 30 minutes Return for Planning for Blended Learners 76 65. Workshop Part II Technology Assessment & Planning Ways to Support Blended Learning 77 66. Needs Assessment 1. Determine Advising Technology Goals 2. Determine Resources 3. Create, Design, and Edit 4. Pilot the Project 5. Review and Evaluate 6. Update and Development 67. The Iceberg Effect Mark Smiciklas Intersection Consulting 68. Purpose (why?) 69. What Do YOU Want to Improve for Blended Learning? -Goal Setting -Reviewing the Technology Assessment -Plan Action Items to Return to Campus 83 70. Created by @Ekutsko & @equalman http://youtu.be/ZQzsQkMFgHE 71. Flickr photo c/o hoodlumper Focus on connecting with the people, and the tools will all make sense. ~Chris Brogan 72. PLAN (Who? where? what?) 73. External Stakeholders Outside partners Campus or regional regulations/requirements Consultants Vendors Internal Stakeholders Students Staff Faculty other Who is sitting at your planning table? 74. Brainstorm Collaborative Shared workspaces Meeting schedule Ask questions early Review ideas Consider all options THE BIGGEST PART OF YOUR DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION IS THE PROCESS! Plan to Plan 75. Understanding Your Advising Resources 76. Think-Pair-Share: How do you currently Assess Blended Learning Or Technology Use at your Institution? 77. Intake/Follow up surveys Use of current advising services Applications/mobile apps Tracking on website or LMS FAQ use Social media metrics/insights Advising notes database Institutional research Current Assessment 78. Reach out to peers & colleagues Ask other departments on campus Planning groups at your institution Review campus environments with similar student demographics Leaders are readers - REVIEW! Affiliations off campus to consult Professional organizations Research 79. Time Costs Staff position/job descriptions Advising schedule Project timeline Financial Costs Funding Grant vs. sustainable funds Other Unplanned costs Campus buy in Cost Analysis 80. Reaction: Did they like it? Usability: Did they use it? How? Easy? Behavior: Is there a changed behavior? Difference in service provision? Student reaction? Results: Is there an overall advising benefit? Adopted from Kirkpatricks Model for Training Evaluation (1994) Evaluation 81. Understanding Your Advising Resources Assessment of current unit needs Identifying gaps in service Identifying target population Utilizing effective assessments Evaluation of current program, model, and/or practice in your advising unit 82. Determine Technology Goals What are the technology needs of the department or campus system? What are the long-term goals of the program What are the objectives for learners Are there gaps and needs with current technology being used? Can these gaps and needs be addressed with technological resources? Step 1 Overview 83. Who should be a member of the design/development team? What are the available resources to support the technological needs? How will online resources be researched? Who will experiment with these technology resources? Step 2 Overview Determine Resources 84. Resources -Colleagues -Campus experiences -Conference connections -Recommended reading -Organizational opportunities 85. Communication Goals #Elearn11 via @schwier 86. Develop an Identity Do you like spam? Students dont either. What is your office brand? What information do you need to convey to students? Start with these questions, and then add in personality and variety. @julieclarsen 87. ...technology could be used much more strategically than is currently undertaken to commit students to their academic life. The Horizon Report 2012 Dahlstrom, de Boor, Grunwald, & Vockley, 2012 88. Social Media Strategy 89. Editorial Calendar and Content Assessment @julieclarsen 90. @thementalkavity 91. PILOT (considerations) 92. Higher Ed is HERE 93. Flickr photo c/o dsearls We Need to Move Beyond These. 94. 113 95. Change in higher education is NOT NUTS! 96. 115 97. Crowdsourcing Google Docs, Wikis, Social Networks, Skype/G+ Hangouts, Dropbox OH MY! 98. Thoughts Sharing IDEAS! 99. Use of social media does not mean that sensitive data about students or faculty/staff members will be released. Like all things, proper training should be conducted to make sure everyone is aware of protocols and best practices. 100. ACE: Academic & Career Explorer AA & CC Online peer buddy www.utsc.utoronto.ca/aacc/ac e/ 101. To ACE, Or Not To ACE? The Question: How can we connect our services & optimize resources? The Focus: Make connections to AA & CC and UTSC resources The Time Line: Get Started Orientation, Summer 2008 The Target Audience: Incoming UTSC Students 102. ACE: Learning Outcomes Incoming UTSC students will: o orient themselves to the campus o connect with resources & services o transition into university life o join a collaborative community o learn about UTSC via weekly topics o ask helpful questions o connect with other students on campus 103. Where to Now, ACE? Future Plans: Hire peers & work with students Marketing & promotional tools Connect to other students: upper year Survey: needs & service gaps? Learning experience: keep? leave? More fun! (themes, events, etc) 104. Consider... Connecting to peers Saving time to play Finding new ways of learning Embrac