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URI's 5th Annual Academic Summit
, January 2013
Engaging Tomorrow's Learners Today: Digital Trends, Learner Preferences, and Next Steps
Dr. Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island
Major forces of change are challenging us to consider new ways of approaching learning so that students can think critically, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively. The audience will be engaged in an interactive conversation about the qualities and needs of tomorrow’s learners, trends in evolving digital technologies, and the role that higher education might play in shaping teaching and learning in the knowledge revolution. Emerging digital practices likely to have an impact in higher education and K-12 settings will be explored with a focus on the unique characteristics of today’s students, their needs, preferences, and the challenges associated with meeting expectations for college and career readiness and lifelong learning. Frameworks be offered to help gauge your own progress in engaging tomorrow’s learners while setting realistic goals.
An opportunity for follow-up discussion and reflection in an afternoon roundtable will be guided by two questions:
(1) What are you currently doing that appears to be meeting the needs of tomorrow’s learners and why do you think this is working?
(2) How do you see your own practices in teaching and learning changing to more productively engage tomorrow’s learners?
DOWNLOAD JULIE'S POWERPOINT SLIDES HERE:
Coiro Summit Talk 2013 FULL SLIDES.pdf
VIDEO OF THE PRESENTATION
1. What emerging practices are likely to have an impact on higher education in the next five years?
Horizon Report 2012 for Higher Education
Mobile Apps (University App, Digital notetaking, Geo-Social Gaming)
Tablet Computing (procedural reference tools, lesson support, digital feedback, campus lecture capture tools)
Game-Based Learning (simulations and role-play games)
Learning Analytics (peer-to-peer instruction, real-time feedback, collaborative assessment)
Gesture-Based Computing (Art & Fashion design, Eye Music, Virtual Autopsy Table)
Internet of Things (smart objects and radio frequency ID)
Horizon Report 2012 for K-12 Schools
Horizon Report Wiki Homepage
(to watch the trends being identified for 2013)
The Future of Education
: 2020 Forecast by Knowledge Works
2. What are the needs and preferences of today's learners?
Having Our Say (
of middle school students and
Schofield & Honore (2010).
Generation Y and Learning
other Generation Y research
Black (2010). Generation Y: Who They Are and How They Learn (
Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner
Additional Resources - CLICKING EACH LINK DOWNLOADS THE PDF FILE
Oblinger & Oblinger (2005).
Educating the Net Generation
. Educause. (264 pages - many great chapters for higher education including Ch. 6: Preparing the Academy of Today for the Learners of Tomorrow). Download:
Oblinger & Oblinger 2005.pdf
Barr, R. B., & Tagg, J. (1995). From teaching to learning: A new paradigm for undergraduate education," Change, 27, (6) : 12–25.
Ferris, S.P. (2005).
Teaching and learning with the net generation
. Conference presentation
MrYouth & Intrepid (2012).
What your company will look like when Millennials call the shots
Gillingham & Molinari (2012).
Online courses: Student Preferences Survey.
American Public University - Policy Studies Organization.
Kulka & Shulz (2007).
Designing the perfect online course. Student responses and teacher responses
(and other related documents).
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) (2012).
Born in another time: Ensuring educational technology meets the needs of students today and tomorrow (download).
Report of the NASBE Study Group on the role of technology in schools and communities.
Economist Intelligence Unit (2008).
The future of higher education: How technology will shape learning.
A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit- Sponsored by the New Media Consortium.
Tapscott, D. (1999).
Educating the Net Generation
. Educational Leadership, Feb. 1999, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 6-11.
Davis, C. et al. (2012).
Social media in higher education: A literature review and research directions.
Center for the Study of Higher Education at The University of Arizona and Claremont Graduate University.
The History and Future of Higher Education
: A curated collection of blogs, online courses, and op-ed pieces to encourage ongoing global conversations about this topic
3. What challenges do today's learners face? What are the implications for our teaching?
Common Core State Standards
- College & Career Ready (CCSS Initiative, 2010)
Work Force Expectations
Seven Survival Skills in the World of Work (Tony Wagner. 2008.
The Global Achievement Gap
Creating a Culture of Innovation in Our Learning Spaces (Tony Wagner. 2012.
with many related videos)
Living in A Participatory Culture (Henry Jenkins. 2008.
Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education in the 21st Century
) - see
New Media Literacies Project
for intervention ideas
URI Student Affairs Five Year Plan
How do we promote and support close reading, reasoning, reflection, and collaborative response?
How do we develop our students' capacity to innovate?
How do we work participatory experiences into our curricula?
How do we incorporate URI's goals into our interactions with students?
Four Key Challenges for Learning and Participating In a Digital Revolution
Challenge #1: Balance and Prudence
The Digital Natives Debate
(Bennett, Maton, & Kervin, 2008)
2005; 2010; 2012
) From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom
Challenge #2: New Literacy Skills for Research
Leu, Castek, Hartman, Coiro, Henry, Kulikowich, & Lyver (2005).
Research on instruction and assessment of online reading comprehension
. In Block, Parris, & Afflerbach, (Eds.),
Comprehension Instruction: Research-based best practices
, New York: Guilford Press.
Coiro & Dobler (2007).
Exploring the online comprehension strategies used by sixth-grade skilled readers to search for and locate information on the Internet
Reading Research Quarterly
Afflerbach & Cho (2009).
Predicting reading comprehension on the Internet: Contributions of offline reading skills, online reading skills, and prior knowledge
Journal of Literacy Research
Hartman, Morsink, & Zheng (2009).
From Print to Pixels: The evolution of cognitive conceptions of reading comprehension
. Baker (Ed.), The New Literacies: Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice.
Challenge #3: Students struggle with online inquiry and research
Pew Internet Study. (2012).
How do teens do research in a digital world?
Miller & Bartlett. (2012).
Digital Fluency: Toward young people's critical use of the Internet
Killi, Laurinen, & Martuunen. (2008).
Students evaluating Internet sources: From versatile evaluators to uncritical readers
Journal of Educational Computing Research
Metzger & Flanigan. (2008).
Digital media, youth, and credibility.
Leu, Kulikowich, Sedransk, and Coiro. (2012).
The Online Reading Comprehension Project
Kuiper & Volman. (2008).
The Web as a source of information for students in K-12 education
Barzalai & Zohar (2012).
Epistemic thinking in action: Evaluating and integrating online sources
Cognition & Instruction
Walraven, Brand-Gruwel, & Boshuizen (2009).
How students evaluate information and sources when searching the world wide web for information
Computers and Education
Hignite, Margavio, & Margavio (2005). Information Literacy Assessment: Moving Beyond Computer Literacy.
College Student Journal
. Only 40% of 600 college students achieved a passing grade.
Hignite ETS Info Literacy Assessment Results.pdf
Challenge #4: Difficulty meeting demands of a Participatory Culture
The Participation Gap; The Transparency Problem; and The Ethics Challenge (
#4. What steps can we take to support today's learners in the Era of Life-Long Learning?
Seeking High-Quality, High-Impact Learning: The Imperative for Faculty Development and Curricular Intentionality
(McNair & Alberteen, 2012, Association of American Colleges and Universities) includes an overview of high impact educational practices found beneficial for college students from many backgrounds
Consider your teaching practices
in light of the changes in education as part of the digital revolution...
The Three Eras of Education - Collins & Halverson, 2009.
Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling In America
King & Nanfito (2012).
A potential academic future
Inside Higher Ed
Build your own knowledge
needed to design instruction with technology...
The TPACK Model
(Punya Mishra & Matthew Koehler, 2006)
Use the framework to network and collaborate with colleagues to take advantage of each other's areas of expertise
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