Week Two: What do you see as the promise of Open Learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?

Essential question: What do you see as the promise of Open Learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?

This week’s activities will help you to meet the following Course Objective: To demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to discover, analyze and evaluate the use of emerging technologies for education.

As well as meet the criterion from the rubric: 

Criterion Exceeds Met Needs Improvement
Gain basic understanding of the place of emerging technologies in education  NETS-C Images, video and written language indicates that students have gained expertise in the understanding of new technologies and evolving technologies. Images, video and written language indicates that students have engaged in and gained independent proficiency in the in the understanding of new technologies and evolving technologies. Little or no evidence presented that students have a basic working understanding of new technologies and evolving technologies.
Digital Communication NETS-C.3.g NETS-T-2008.4.d Clear and convincing evidence that the candidate used digital communication to engage in learning with his or her PLN. Some evidence that the candidate used digital communication to engage in learning with others. No evidence beyond narrative that the candidate used digital communication to engage in learning with others.
Promote Diversity NETS-C.5.c NETS-T-2008.4.d The candidate seeks out his or her colleagues and actively promotes a diversity of ideas by contributing to the learning of others over the week. The candidate is willing to promote a diversity of ideas by contributing to the learning of others over the week. The candidate does not seek out or contribute to the ideas of others, and instead operates independently.
Reflection NETS-C.6.c The candidate engages in a compelling reflection of the learning process and dispositions encountered in the previous week, and examines the manner in which this learning process furthers his or her professional practice. The candidate reflects on the learning process of the previous week, and examines the manner in which this learning will impact his or her professional practice. Little reflection is evident, or the candidate has not engaged in learning which will impact his or her professional practice.

Read the following: 

Open Learning in K-12 Blended and Online Environments

Please supplement this reading with two resources of your own choosing.

Blogging

Each week, students are expected to post a response to the Essential Question for the week. In Weeks Three, Seven and Eleven, these blogs will be posted in Livetext for Scoring. Students then interact with others by making postings to their blogs and interacting in twitter. On Sunday, students are expected to post a reflection on their blog of the learning that they have encountered during the week.

Mark your calendar: Twitter chat Thursday 3:00 #uaemergtech

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One thought on “Week Two: What do you see as the promise of Open Learning as an emerging technology/pedagogy/philosophy?

  1. I’m not sure if I’m leaving the comments in the right place or not. The style of learning has changed so much within the past 20 years for me that I feel so out of the loop. Personally, I haven’t even transitioned from using disks to using a flash drive. Last week, I was so excited when I went home, I excitedly told my daughter, “Guess what! I used google.doc for the first time!” She calmly replied, “Oh. I used that two years ago.” The way that we are able to look for information has also changed so much. I am serious when I don’t know an answer to a particular question, and I tell people, “Just google it.” I myself have had to keep watching your videos on YouTube on how to blog, and set up a Twitter account. It certainly doesn’t help that the only internet provider that offers high speed internet for the rural villages hasn’t been helpful in believing that my antenna wasn’t working, and now are letting the replacement antenna sit somewhere in space because of a forgotten paperwork trail that was left cold on someone’s desk.

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