Published on February 5, 2014
What is Education?
Someone wants to tell them
Someone wants to listen to them
someone whowantsto teach
+ someone whowants tolearn
Itis a simple equation.
abc TIME PLACE t1 p1 Teacher Youhavethe time and place of theteacher
And the time and place of thestudent abc t2 p2 TIME PLACE Student
abc abc t1 p1 Teacher t2 p2 Student
TraditionalEducation abc abc t1 = t2 p1 = p2 In traditionaleducationboth times and places are equal
Virtual Education WWW abc abc t1 = t2 p1 = p2 In virtual education times orplaces can be different
WWW abc abc And theconnectionis…
But virtual education
Teachers and students
in different times and places
by a technologycalled
Withthis ancienttech nology
someone in one time and place
can tell a story
tosomeone in a different time and place.
Thatis goodrea ders and goodwrit ers
Thatis: goodreaders and goodwriters
Reading + Writing BertheMorisot (1870) Johannes Vermeer (1670)
Recording + Playing back
Thetools are different
Different Media DifferentSpeeds
Wheneducation has a time and a place
Wehave a course
A courseis a place
whereyou can go
to listen to a story
Then a courseis
Onestory + One host
Onestory + One host + Severalguests
New principles TheMaterials Atoms vs. Bits Processing Information vs. Moving Objects Intangibles Collective Knowledge Generation of Ideas Overinformation Misinformation Gil Bruvel
New principles The Place Distance is redefined Frontiers are obsolete The World is your audience and your competitor Challenges and threats are closer… oneclickapart Gil Bruvel
New principles The Time Instantaneous Interactive / Feedback Real time / Multitasking Constant Change Gil Bruvel A Life Project vs. A Life of Projects
Thereis a new arena
betweenteachers and students.
The virtual classroom
WWW Virtual Campus Virtual Classroom Activities •Discussions •Questionnaires •Homework •Glossaries • Chats •Blogs • Wikis Resources •Links •Readings •LearningObjects Files •Folders •Documents • Videos / Audios
A place full of tools
forthe host tofindnew ways
A story can be told in sequence Virtual Classroom
Ornot… Virtual Classroom
It can be full of resources Readings Audios Links Videos Simulations Learningobjects
And activities Wikis Glossaries Discussions Blogs Chats Questionnaires Puzzles Homework
Butitwill be lifeless
withoutan active interaction
of alltheparticipan ts
butnot as important
We can have
thebest of bothworlds
in manywa ys
Butsomes chools are notgettingi trightyet…
and these are their 5 bigmistakes…
#1 Big Mistake #1
#1 Believingthat Virtual Education =MassiveEducation
#1 Technologyis a multiplier … buteducationis a onetooneprocess.
#1 Thereis no limit in thenumber of Participants Materials Activities Links …butlearningisnotaccumulationbutassimilation.
#1 Youdon’thaveonecourse of 250 … youhave 250 courses of one.
#1 Youshould be concernedwhenyourdesertionrateis 40%. …Thatis. Ifyouenrol 1000 students intoan 8 semesterprogram. Only 28 will be at thegraduationceremony. …Oneout of 40 students.
#2 Big Mistake #2
#2 Believingthat Virtual Education =Mysterious and ComplexEducation
#2 Thereis no mystery in connectingsomeonewhowantstolearn and someonewhowantstoteach. …Givethemthetools. They’ll do themagic.
#2 Thereis a myththatgoesaround: A goodtraditionalteacherwillnoteasilybecome a good virtual teacher. ...False. A goodteacheris a goodteacher withanytool. …Unlessyouthinkthat a «good» virtual teacher = a good actor.
#2 A halo of complexity and mysteryisalwaysconvenienttocreatean elite groupwithintheschoolfor virtual education. …We are transferringthevices and bureaucracy of oldeducationtothe new scenery. …Welcometothe new and improved virtual inferno of politics and intrigue.
#3 Big Mistake #3
#3 Putting Technology beforePedagogy
#3 Aneducationalsystemlogicshouldbe as follows: Student ◄ Teacher◄ Materials ◄ Technology …Technologyisthetoolthathelpstheteachercreatematerialsto share withthestudent …Technologyshould be the bridge thatallows theteacher – studentinteraction.
#3 Butthe real systemusuallyworkslikethis: Student◄ Materials ◄ Technology ◄ Teacher …Teachersbecomesubordinates of technologywhichdictatesthewaytheyshouldtellthestory. …Seehowfartheteacheris. Probablythatiswhytheycallit “distance” education.
#4 Big Mistake #4
#4 Underestimatingyour Teachers and Students
#4 Someschoolshavedeveloped a virtual educationsystem, butitis a closedsystem. …Closedtocriticism, closedtoexperimentation, closedtoinnovation
#4 Standardization and modularity are the dogma. …Teacherscannotmovefreely outsidepredeterminedpaths. …Neither do students.
#4 Studentsreceivepredesigned “objects”, “packages”, “modules”. Notcourses. …A packageistheproduct of a designer. A courseisanunpredictable and single event hostedbyaneducator. …A module ispredetermined, a courseiscontingent. Likethecourse of a river.
#5 Big Mistake #5
#5 TakingtheFun out of Education
#5 In someschools, virtual education and stress are synonyms. …Control, supervision, measurements, indicators and reportshavereplacedthefreedom and flexibility thatwasoriginallypromised in virtual education. …Educationwastransformedinto an industrial process.
#5 Educationshouldbe accidental, unpredictable, unscripted. …Thereisplenty of room in virtual education forspontaneity. …Students and teachershould be encouraged totakerisks.
#5 Allcoursescannotbestructuredthesameway. …Uniformity and homogeneity can notbepart of a humanprocess. …Doing, thinking, watching, analizing, proposing, building: thesameingredientscannot be equallyformulatedforallcourses. …Somecourses are intensive in communication, some in reading, some in autoevaluation, some in theory, some in practice. …Theonlyconstantforallcoursesisthegenuinedesire of bothteachers and studentstointeract and havefun.
#5 Someschools are searchingforthe “formula” for virtual education. Forthemould of theperfectcourse. …”Virtualizing” a subject of study shouldnotkillitscharm. …The labor of a virtual teachershould be amusing and fascinating. Althoughwehavetodisobeyourinstitutionstomakeit so.
+1 + 1 More Big Mistake
+1 and expectingdifferentresults.
That’s the definition of INSANITY!!!
Check out my video about virtual education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvqy0CAMdCM
People believe that online education is easy, ... 5+ mistakes of Virtual Education ...
The 5 Big Mistakes in Virtual Education. Posted on July 10, 2012 by Innovation Excellence.
1. The 5 (+1)Big Mistakes in Virtual Education Versión en Español. 2. Let’sbeginbyasking… 3. WhatisEducation? 4. Educationisjust… 5. astoryof stories.
The 5 big mistakes in virtual education I’ve taken online classes many times so I understand some of the strong statements the author of the slide alluded.
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