Saturday, 31 May 2014

Digital Immersion

Yesterday I spent the day with a group of teachers at the Manaiakalani Digital Immersion PD. We discussed some of the findings of the research that is being conducted by Dr. Rebecca Jesson, Professor Stuart McNaughton, and Dr Aaron Wilson at the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the University of Auckland.

One of the most important outcomes of the research was the need for teachers to put devices to their best use - for students to learn to synthesize information from a variety of sources, and create a DLO that reflects this sythesis of information, not simply to create a digital worksheet.

Rebecca Jesson's hypothesis is: The learn-create-share cycle generates opportunities to learn from texts and across texts and to explain/reflect/demonstrate that learning, through creation (Rebecca Jesson).

We discussed in a small group about how we could see this happening. The discussion was honest, motivated, realistic, and above all, passionate. We agreed on a trial concept, which I will outline shortly, that we felt passionate about teaching and that addressed some of the concerns raised in the reserach.

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