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on November 15, 2006 at 4:05:03 pm
 

U of M VLC Symposium

 

Minutes November 15, 2006 (3:30 pm North America CST)

morning

  • different people in different rooms, we'll be in k12 room
  • already have 1 student grade 9 in a multimedia programme
  • how students use tech for formal and personal learning
  • 2 kids from DMCI (Darren will find them), comfortable speaking in front of adults -- similar to the podcast link Clarence shared
  • we have LOTS of questions, might not get through them all
  • different demographics: 18+, senior univ. levels, k12, first year univ.(still looking for them), faculty
  • one hour sessions w. moderator and synthesizer (condense it to bring back to larger group)
  • responses 30 min before lunch.
  • lunch at university club

afternoon

  • about teaching
  • we 3 give lead off presentation - Themes: digital natives/immigrants, have students really changed?, ....
  • differences btw. Clarence's kids and Darren's (rural vrs. urban)
  • Central Question: How has or should formal learning adapt to the changing nature of informal learning?
  • break out (in same room) afterwords, moderated by Clarence, Darren, and ...
  • audience: univ. type folks ;-)
  • 1 hour long, 1:15 - 2:15

 

 

 

 

Agenda November 15, 2006 (3:30 pm North America CST)

 

  • purpose of this working group
  • establish timeline
  • set next meeting time
  • other

 

Here's what I have for the blurb for the morning breakout sessions. I'm hoping that Darren and Clarence will moderate the breakout for K-12. I have one Grade 9 student from Arthur Leach who has volunteered to be involved. Darren can you ask 2 students from your school to volunteer. I have also added a page on the ModeratorQuestions.

 

The morning breakout sessions will explore how today’s learners approach both formal and informal learning. Session facilitators will guide discussions with learners who have agreed to describe:

 

 

  • how they learn,
  • how they see teaching (the role of the instructor/guide), and
  • the technologies they use to accomplish their learning goals.

 

 

Each breakout group will focus on a particular learner demographic: high school students, first year undergraduate university students, senior year / graduate students, and lifelong learners (faculty).

 

The session will end with participants summarizing what they discovered about:

 

 

  • whether learners are different today,
  • whether learning is different today, and
  • whether technology fundamentally has changed the way in which knowledge creation and distribution occur.

 

 

 

 

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