Notes for Session A
Emerging Tools and Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Breakout Session A
Identifying Trends in Emerging Tools
·To build upon ideas
·Categorizing what is important
Ideas for questions
Characterize each trend numerically
Time frame: years until scope is achieved
Portable computing:How small does it need to get
What size display?
Will there be classrooms 5-10 years?
Course management systems
·Intelligent course management systems that are flexible to learning styles
Teaching and Learning Centers
System wide IT support
PRS:Personal Response System
You use IR transmitters to register your opinions.If whole class understands you move on, but if they are clueless, you spend time to reteach.There is a number on the back of the transmitter.Your number appears on screen when your opinion is recorded.If you see a green dot on the transmitter, your opinion has been recorded.
Intelligent Learning Systems
·Portal concept-system best matches userís learning style.Student logs on and system is intelligent enough to identify studentís learning style.There are no standards as of yet, but military is working on establishing infrastructure to do this.
·Based on Cisco e-learning engine but with more sophistication.
·Majority thought that this was a very important concept.
Invasion of Privacy (impact)
Intellectual Property (impact)
New Security Tools- to protect the privacy- to protect information from authorized access.
·Impact to academic innovation?Tools to solve.
·Most felt that this was a paradigm shift.
·Voice activation and input
·Most felt that this was important
·Form will be determined by personal preferences
·Hand held devices
·Can have any form that plugs into a larger network.
·Form and convenience are important
·Draw back is that you only have two hours of battery use
·Majority felt that this was a paradigm shift
Just- in-Time Learning (trend)
·A need-to-know basis.You learn something when you need to know how to do it.Throws out traditional degree learning.
·A teaching method where you pose a question before class and seta need to know.
Learner Managed Education (trend)
·This turns the concept of education upside down, because it becomes learner managed.
·Why not make it consumer driven?
·Most people felt that this was irrelevant.
·The majority of the people felt that it was very important if not a paradigm shift
·The majority felt that this was very important.
Assessment Ėdriven Learning objectives
Video Web Board & Desktop Video Conf.
·Most people felt that this was very important
Next Generation Infrastructures (apps, wireless, Internet 2&3, satellite or terrestrial etc.)
·The concept of what is next with infrastructures.An attempt to aggregate what is already out there.
·The majority felt that this was a paradigm shift
Internet 2 (high bandwidth)
·The majority felt that this was a very important concept.
Course-integrated library resources
·Find library resources that correlate with course.
·Most people felt that this was very important.
PRS Systems (see wireless)
Three tier integration
Fair use endangerment (copyright fair use, etc)
·Some feel that this is no longer an issue.
·The majority felt that this is very important.
Distributed computing applications
High Performance Computing
Direct scholarly communication (omitting the vendor or middleman)
Digital paper, e-ink, on demand publishing