CCNMTL rewirED Series: Next Generation Learning: Building Communities of Inquiry in Blended Learning Environments
This session, offered by Adrienne Garber and Michael Cennamo, educational technologists at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), explores tools, pedagogy, design, and assessment for next generation learning. Most germane to our discussion is the role technology plays in fostering collaboration and engagement with your students.
Next generation learning generally refers to a style of education that is student-centered, flexible, and adaptive. Many administrators and educators have successfully embraced next generation learning in their teaching environments, while others have chosen to wait out the buzz until this models best practices have been vetted. How can we harness the potential of next generation learning in our online courses and programs? What aspects of the traditional model of education can be incorporated into these new, blended-learning environments? Where does the traditional model fall short, and how can those shortfalls be turned into new and exciting opportunities?
Classroom examples involving Twitter, Wikispaces, Edblogs, Mediathread, Socrative, TEDed and Voicethread will be demonstrated and discussed. Resources such as tool guides and research studies will be provided.