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The Future Is Hiding In Front of You

The Future Is Hiding In Front of You

From a Talk Given at the 'Teaching and Learning in the Classroom of the Future' seminar at the University at Buffalo SUNY on February 17, 2015.

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Sam Abramovich

February 17, 2015
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  1. February 17, 2015 THE FUTURE IS HIDING IN FRONT OF

    YOU Classrooms of the Future can be found in Bridging the Social-Technical Gap
  2. BEFORE I SPEAK, I HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO SAY. 3

  3. THE YEAR IS 2015… 4

  4. THE YEAR IS 2015… 5

  5. THE YEAR IS 2015… 6

  6. THE YEAR IS 2015… 7

  7. SO GUESSING THE FUTURE IS… 8

  8. BUT IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK… 9

  9. February 17, 2015 THE FUTURE IS HIDING IN FRONT OF

    YOU Classrooms of the Future can be found in Bridging the Social-Technical Gap
  10. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP? 11 • The social approach

    examines the social needs of a particular group given existing technologies and suggests how new technology could meet those needs. • The technology approach usually designs new technologies to benefit a social group, such as designing innovative technology to benefit the learner. • The missing approach involves examining how new technology is currently being used by these social groups, such as how teachers are currently using innovative technology. • The social-technical gap is the divide between what we know we must support socially and what we can support technically (Ackerman, 2000).
  11. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP? 12 • The technology approach

    usually designs new technologies to benefit a social group, such as designing innovative technology to benefit the learner. • The missing approach involves examining how new technology is currently being used by these social groups, such as how teachers are currently using innovative technology. • The social-technical gap is the divide between what we know we must support socially and what we can support technically (Ackerman, 2000). • Technology Learner
  12. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP? 13 • The missing approach

    involves examining how new technology is currently being used by these social groups, such as how teachers are currently using innovative technology. • The social-technical gap is the divide between what we know we must support socially and what we can support technically (Ackerman, 2000). • Learner Technology • Technology Learner
  13. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP? 14 • The social-technical gap

    is the divide between what we know we must support socially and what we can support technically (Ackerman, 2000). • Technology = Learner • Learner Technology • Technology Learner
  14. WHAT IS THE SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP? 15 • The social-technical gap

    is the divide between what we know we must support socially and what we can support technically (Ackerman, 2000). • Technology = Learner • Learner Technology • Technology Learner
  15. DR. SAM ABRAMOVICH samuelab@buffalo.edu 16

  16. SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP 17

  17. VIRTUAL REALITY 18

  18. • One quite obvious result was that the students were

    fascinated by the technology, and couldn't wait to get to use it. Even though computers are becoming more common now in schools and homes, the head- mounted display was still novel enough that students looked for excuses to use it. In -fact, some of the more intelligent, energetic students would put the HMD on even if it was turned off! 19
  19. • This enthusiasm kept the students motivated even through some

    of the less exciting parts of the program, such as making actual animal observations. • However, it was obvious that the system needed some major redesign before it was ready for general use. 20
  20. • Given the fact that computers are just now becoming

    widespread in schools, and even then there are only two or three per classroom in many schools, it seems reasonable to expect that VR won't show up in the classroom for ten years or more. • While VR can be used to teach concepts, such systems have a chicken and egg problem ---it takes a lot of time and effort to generate enough content to make a system that teaches concepts worth while. 21
  21. • Allison, D., & Hodges, L. F. (2000, October). Virtual

    Reality for Education?. In Proceedings of the ACM symposium on Virtual reality software and technology (pp. 160-165). ACM. 22
  22. VIRTUAL REALITY • Headsets, Haptic Gloves • Simulated Environments, Second

    Life 23
  23. VIRTUAL REALITY 24 • Can it fit into actual practice?

    • Is there an actual need? • Is there more benefit than cost?
  24. SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP 25

  25. GOOGLE HELPOUTS 26

  26. • With Helpouts, you can choose who you get help

    from based on their qualifications, their availability, their price, their ratings and reviews. You can connect instantly or book in advance. • Once you’re in a Helpout, you can do more than just talk— you can share your computer screen, collaboratively edit a presentation, or record your Helpout. 27
  27. • The service launched in November of 2013. • It

    will shut down in April of 2015. 28
  28. GOOGLE HELPOUTS 29 • Can it fit into actual practice?

    • Is there an actual need? • Is there more benefit than cost?
  29. DEDICATED EDUCATION TV CHANNELS 30 • Can it fit into

    actual practice? • Is there an actual need? • Is there more benefit than cost?
  30. February 17, 2015 THE FUTURE IS HIDING IN FRONT OF

    YOU Classrooms of the Future can be found in Bridging the Social-Technical Gap
  31. FILLING THE SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP 32

  32. ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE EXCHANGES 33

  33. 34 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE EXCHANGES

  34. 35 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE EXCHANGES • Can it fit into

    actual practice? • Is there an actual need? • Is there more benefit than cost?
  35. FILLING THE SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP 36

  36. DIGITAL BADGES 37

  37. DIGITAL BADGES 38

  38. DIGITAL BADGES 39 • Can it fit into actual practice?

    • Is there an actual need? • Is there more benefit than cost?
  39. DIGITAL BADGES 40

  40. DIGITAL BADGES 42

  41. DIGITAL BADGES 43

  42. DIGITAL BADGES 44 • Can it fit into actual practice?

    • Is there an actual need? • Is there more benefit than cost?
  43. FILLING THE SOCIAL-TECHNICAL GAP 45

  44. February 17, 2015 THE FUTURE IS HIDING IN FRONT OF

    YOU Classrooms of the Future can be found in Bridging the Social-Technical Gap
  45. February 17, 2015 Sam Abramovich, Ph.D. Learning and Instruction, Library

    and Information Studies samuelab@buffalo.edu