Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
On NextGen Education as a Game Changer Presented by Mark Milliron, Western Governors University
This presentation presents a framework for catalytic conversation on what research and practice are showing we need to expect of students and the nextgen education systems that serve them if we want education to continue to be an economic, social, and personal game changer for students. From challenging students to bring purpose, engagement, and tenacity to bear on their education journeys, to exploring how we put innovation and technology-use in our institutions on purpose to create more learning-centered, data-rich, and high-value education pathways, we’ll share models and vision a future where more striving students succeed.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Adding Some JUMBO Motivation to Online Courses and Activities with TEC-VARIETY Model Presented by Curt Bonk, Indiana University
Everyone is talking about the need to motivate and engage learners. This is true in face-to-face classrooms and even more true in online environments. Many students are unhappy due to bland online content and unimaginative activities. Many others are bored since the course does not utilize current technologies. They love their iPads, iPhones, and other mobile technologies and want their instructors to utilize them. Some feel that the instructors have not addressed their preferred learning approaches. They want hands-on activities as well as time to explore the resources they find the Web. All they simply want is more variety, or more specifically, they want 'TEC-VARIETY'. Bonk’s new instructional design model for online learning -- TEC-VARIETY -- will break online instructors and students out of boring online learning. This session will outline dozens of active learning ideas and solutions that motivate and engage online learners in deeper learning experiences.