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The Digital Imperative:
Connect learning with the world
Julie Lindsay, @julielindsay, flatconnections.com
Backchannel
https://todaysmeet.com/Digital_Imperative
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnecti...
….my global journey
Zambia
Kuwait
Bangladesh
Qatar
China
Ocean Shores
Melbourne
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julie...
Part 1: Connect learning with the
world - The ‘What?’ and the ‘Why?’
The World has SHRUNK and FLATTENED and OPENED
Learning does not happen in isolation
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #thegl...
Impact of Technology
Social, Interactive, Visible
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections....
Connected learning
G. Siemens and S. Downes
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | ...
“The pipe is more important than the content in the
pipe.”
Connectivism – George Siemens
‘Connectivism’
“…..draws upon the...
You know you are a Global Educator when you……..
Connect and share
‘Flatten’ the learning
You know you are a Global Educator when you……..Citizenship
CollaborationConnection
Learners are the best textbook for each other
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com ...
China to
Australia
http://connectchinacollaborative.com/
Geographically
dispersed
learners
Use of online
technologies
Learning with
not just about
Co-create new
understandings
and...
Online global
collaboration
concepts
Online global
collaboration is
imperative for
all learners to be
globally
competent
O...
Backchannel Jumps in!
https://todaysmeet.com/Digital_Imperative
Part 2: Connect learning with the world
- The ‘How?’ and the ‘Where?’
Building an effective PLN and
PLCs
Finding reliable partners
Learning standards and
frameworks
Curriculum design
Web 2.0 t...
Global education leadership…..
….a leader who ‘takes all the best practices in
education and latest advances in technology...
Community
of Practice
(CoP)
Domain
CommunityPractice
Collective learning Practitioners
Relationship building Shared identi...
Using WeChat to build online
communities……
“(s)tudents take the lead in sharing much of
their learning and thinking seamle...
EDMODO –
Team
Management
Asynchronous
Digital Handshakes…….
Starring: Rockford Christian School, Michigan, Singapore
American School, New Hope Christian Academy...
Global education leadership…..‘Blended’ learning
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.c...
Learning Design Balance……
Synchronous
Asynchronous
Blended
learning modes
to support
online
collaboration
©Julie Lindsay |...
Teacher
Activator
Institution Conduit to
collaboration
Community Partners in
learning
Student Active
learner
Changing role...
Stories of global connection…….
Synchronous
Learning Concierge’s…… http://www.connectchinacollaborative.com/
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | f...
Synchronous
#ChinaConnects Conversations! Asynchronous
Team Collaboration: Voicethread Asynchronous
Team Padlet…….. Asynchronous
Connecting China with the world…..
Skype
Recording onto Voicethread
Recording video
Flat Connections Global Project
Student leadership
Co-creation –
research and
multimedia
Global awards -
celebration
Emerg...
Level 1: Online interactions
Level 2: Real encounters
Level 3: Online learning
Level 4: Community of practice
Level 5: Lea...
Online Global Collaboration Taxonomy
How to use……
Determine online
learning objectives
Examine
courses/curriculum
Map coll...
Digital Brainstorming…..
“A Week in the Life” – Project for Grades 3-6
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.n...
Student Summit – presenting to the
world…… I was thrilled for our students to have the opportunity to
interact with studen...
Teacher at Bali Island School: “Four
year old kids become the masters of
iPad and iMovies, ‘give it to me’ ‘you
can’t do i...
Backchannel Jumps in!
https://todaysmeet.com/Digital_Imperative
Part 3: The Digital Imperative - The
‘What now?’
How did you go??
Teacher Technology Challenge!
Your task was to “Test all
technologies by next meeting”
Use Padlet
Use Voi...
The CSU Online Learning Model
http://uimagine.edu.au/the-csu-online-learning-model/
Interaction between students Teacher p...
Think globally, celebrate locally
Will You be ready when Africa comes online?Glocalisation…….
“How often do our
teachers as students have
the opportunity to share
their learning
achievements with the
world?
Sharing, ...
The level of
control,
autonomy and
power a student
experiences in an
educational
situation.
Student autonomy in learning…....
Global educators – social &
pedagogical change…..
Leaders must demonstrate
and model collaborative
practices to support
pe...
The missing piece…..?
Cosmogogy
Androgogy
Heutogogy
Peeragogy
Pedagogy
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.n...
©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
Backchannel Jumps in!
https://todaysmeet.com/Digital_Imperative
The Digital Imperative – Final Actions
Become a global educator by being a
networked learner and teacher – in a
‘flat’ learning environment it’s who
you know not...
Don’t be held back by the ‘tyranny of
distance’. Lead the way for new
pedagogical approaches to online
collaborative learn...
Get involved in building global
understanding today
Redesign, rethink, remove obstacles
There is nothing going to stop thi...
The dawn of a new era….?
We have the technology, we have the
pedagogy, its time to connect the world!
Julie Lindsay
Founder and CEO Flat Connections
@julielindsay
http://www.julielindsay.net
http://flatconnections.com
http:/...
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The digital imperative: Connect learning with the world

In this presentation, global collaboration consultant, innovator, teacherpreneur and author, Julie Lindsay will explore enablers for and evidence of the use of online technologies to connect learners in different schools, areas and countries. Using her global experience, Julie will showcase how technology is being used to promote intercultural understanding and collaborative creation.

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  1. 1. The Digital Imperative: Connect learning with the world Julie Lindsay, @julielindsay, flatconnections.com
  2. 2. Backchannel https://todaysmeet.com/Digital_Imperative ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  3. 3. ….my global journey Zambia Kuwait Bangladesh Qatar China Ocean Shores Melbourne ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  4. 4. Part 1: Connect learning with the world - The ‘What?’ and the ‘Why?’
  5. 5. The World has SHRUNK and FLATTENED and OPENED
  6. 6. Learning does not happen in isolation ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  7. 7. Impact of Technology Social, Interactive, Visible ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  8. 8. Connected learning G. Siemens and S. Downes ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  9. 9. “The pipe is more important than the content in the pipe.” Connectivism – George Siemens ‘Connectivism’ “…..draws upon the fact that the very concept of knowledge and learning are changing before our eyes with the advent of new technologies.”
  10. 10. You know you are a Global Educator when you…….. Connect and share
  11. 11. ‘Flatten’ the learning You know you are a Global Educator when you……..Citizenship CollaborationConnection
  12. 12. Learners are the best textbook for each other ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  13. 13. China to Australia http://connectchinacollaborative.com/
  14. 14. Geographically dispersed learners Use of online technologies Learning with not just about Co-create new understandings and share work online What is online ‘global’ collaboration? ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  15. 15. Online global collaboration concepts Online global collaboration is imperative for all learners to be globally competent Online global collaboration provides a focus for digital online technologies Online global collaboration is a new paradigm for modern learning Online global collaboration supports glocalisation ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  16. 16. Backchannel Jumps in! https://todaysmeet.com/Digital_Imperative
  17. 17. Part 2: Connect learning with the world - The ‘How?’ and the ‘Where?’
  18. 18. Building an effective PLN and PLCs Finding reliable partners Learning standards and frameworks Curriculum design Web 2.0 tools 24/7 learning for everyone Technology infrastructure Technology access Technology fluency Global digital citizenship skills Curriculum conformity Misunderstanding about embedded collaborations Attitudes towards using digital technologies Enablers and Barriers…..
  19. 19. Global education leadership….. ….a leader who ‘takes all the best practices in education and latest advances in technology and uses them to blaze new trails in teaching and learning that focus on connection and collaboration’ Teacherpreneur ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  20. 20. Community of Practice (CoP) Domain CommunityPractice Collective learning Practitioners Relationship building Shared identity Global education leadership…..Learning Communities E. Wenger
  21. 21. Using WeChat to build online communities…… “(s)tudents take the lead in sharing much of their learning and thinking seamlessly from home to school. With every passing day it is controlled less and less by the adults, and is more a community focused on learning” Beijing BISS International School Head of Primary – Shannon O’Dwyer
  22. 22. EDMODO – Team Management Asynchronous
  23. 23. Digital Handshakes……. Starring: Rockford Christian School, Michigan, Singapore American School, New Hope Christian Academy and Chipeta Elementary in Colorado Springs, USA http://aweekinthelife15-2.wikispaces.com/Digital+Handshakes Connect with China Collaborate with United World College, Changshu, China http://voicethread.com/share/7579650/ ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  24. 24. Global education leadership…..‘Blended’ learning ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  25. 25. Learning Design Balance…… Synchronous Asynchronous Blended learning modes to support online collaboration ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  26. 26. Teacher Activator Institution Conduit to collaboration Community Partners in learning Student Active learner Changing roles…… ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  27. 27. Stories of global connection……. Synchronous
  28. 28. Learning Concierge’s…… http://www.connectchinacollaborative.com/ ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  29. 29. Synchronous
  30. 30. #ChinaConnects Conversations! Asynchronous
  31. 31. Team Collaboration: Voicethread Asynchronous
  32. 32. Team Padlet…….. Asynchronous
  33. 33. Connecting China with the world….. Skype Recording onto Voicethread Recording video
  34. 34. Flat Connections Global Project Student leadership Co-creation – research and multimedia Global awards - celebration Emerging technologies - the future of learning
  35. 35. Level 1: Online interactions Level 2: Real encounters Level 3: Online learning Level 4: Community of practice Level 5: Learning collaboratives Online Global Collaboration Taxonomy Blog posts, sharing online artefacts Webinars, Skype, Online chat MOOCs, Distance education Specific collaborative outcomes Global collaborative communities
  36. 36. Online Global Collaboration Taxonomy How to use…… Determine online learning objectives Examine courses/curriculum Map collaborative learning Implement new approaches ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  37. 37. Digital Brainstorming….. “A Week in the Life” – Project for Grades 3-6 ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  38. 38. Student Summit – presenting to the world…… I was thrilled for our students to have the opportunity to interact with students from around the world in conversation about topics that were of high interest to them--health and well-being issues. Students logged into Edmodo and VoiceThread for the first time and learned not only from the research but from the conversations. Rockford Christian School, Michigan USA
  39. 39. Teacher at Bali Island School: “Four year old kids become the masters of iPad and iMovies, ‘give it to me’ ‘you can’t do it miss’. They have a better understanding of filming, voice-overs, other multimedia work”
  40. 40. Backchannel Jumps in! https://todaysmeet.com/Digital_Imperative
  41. 41. Part 3: The Digital Imperative - The ‘What now?’
  42. 42. How did you go?? Teacher Technology Challenge! Your task was to “Test all technologies by next meeting” Use Padlet Use Voicethread Use WeChat Use Skype Photobucket ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  43. 43. The CSU Online Learning Model http://uimagine.edu.au/the-csu-online-learning-model/ Interaction between students Teacher presence ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  44. 44. Think globally, celebrate locally Will You be ready when Africa comes online?Glocalisation…….
  45. 45. “How often do our teachers as students have the opportunity to share their learning achievements with the world? Sharing, not marks, is surely the foundation of global postgraduate education” (Judy O’Connell, Australia, @heyjudeonline) Teacher education……
  46. 46. The level of control, autonomy and power a student experiences in an educational situation. Student autonomy in learning….. ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  47. 47. Global educators – social & pedagogical change….. Leaders must demonstrate and model collaborative practices to support pedagogical change.
  48. 48. The missing piece…..? Cosmogogy Androgogy Heutogogy Peeragogy Pedagogy ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  49. 49. ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  50. 50. Backchannel Jumps in! https://todaysmeet.com/Digital_Imperative
  51. 51. The Digital Imperative – Final Actions
  52. 52. Become a global educator by being a networked learner and teacher – in a ‘flat’ learning environment it’s who you know not what you know #1 ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  53. 53. Don’t be held back by the ‘tyranny of distance’. Lead the way for new pedagogical approaches to online collaborative learning! #2 ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  54. 54. Get involved in building global understanding today Redesign, rethink, remove obstacles There is nothing going to stop this! #3 ©Julie Lindsay | @julielindsay | www.julielindsay.net | flatconnections.com | #theglobaleducator | #EduNationAU
  55. 55. The dawn of a new era….? We have the technology, we have the pedagogy, its time to connect the world!
  56. 56. Julie Lindsay Founder and CEO Flat Connections @julielindsay http://www.julielindsay.net http://flatconnections.com http://theglobaleducator.net #theglobaleducator

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