Tonight, I have the opportunity to speak at the Phi Delta Kappa – UBC Chapter dinner meeting on the topic of “Internet Connectivity, Personalization, and Engagement in Learning”. The format has each of the three presenters speaking for between seven and 10 minutes with questions and discussion to follow. I am on a great panel, with Steve Cardwell, Superintendent of Schools in Vancouver, and Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Schools in Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows (I didn’t realize she was blogging).
It is a very broad topic, but I am going to focus on five key ideas, considering their impact on both adult and student learning. These ideas come in large part from my experiences with StudentsLive!, and subsequent dialogue with the students since the program ended. It is a remix of several other presentations I have recently given.
My “big 5” messages:
mobile technology can change learning
good writing still matters but video is changing the game
using social media needs to be taught
networks are essential
the real world is addictive
The five themes speak to both student learning, and our learning as educators. In fact, I find all five themes are dramatically changing how I learn.
Here is my complete slide deck:
I will update this later with the main ideas from Steve and Jan.