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21st Century Learning

OLSH Conference
Sunday 16th August

Simon Crook, eLearning Adviser

• What is 21st Century Learning?
• 21st Century Learning Spaces
• eLearning
• Latest Literature
• iLE@RN Model
• Blooms Digital Taxonomy
• Offline eLearning
• Online eLearning
What is 21st Century
Characteristics of 21st Century
• Communicators and collaborators
• Technology literate and adept
• Interactive and networked
• Flexible and dynamic
• Instant
• Reflective and critical
• Creative and adaptive
• Student-centric, life-long, anywhere,
anytime learners

Educational Origami, Andrew Churches, 2008

A Vision of K-12 Students

B J Nesbitt, 2008
21st Century Learning
The new learning spaces are:
• Flexible and adaptable
• Reflective of the new learning
• Designed to support different levels
of technological sophistication
• Provided with wireless and mobile
computing devices

21st Century Learning Spaces, education.au, 2009

What is eLearning?
What is eLearning?
... a type of education where the
medium of instruction is computer

Wikipedia v Encyclopædia

...only 8 serious errors were identified

out of a total of 285 errors, four from
both sources.
What is eLearning?
• Using technology to enhance
learning and teaching opportunities
• Incorporating technology in
assessments to make them more
• Creating a product that is published
to give it a ‘life’ and be authenticated
• Collaborative
• 21st Century Learning
Latest Literature
SR eLearning Committee
Wednesday 25th March
Digital Education – Making Change
• Published by MCEETYA in 2008
• Currently in Draft
• a resource to support schools in meeting the
vision of confidently using ICT in their
everyday practices
• Provides a guide for reflection, and strategic
planning for the integration of ICT in teaching
and learning
• A tool that school leaders, staff and the
school community can use to review and
evaluate where they are now and where they
want to be into the future, and to monitor
their progress
10 Elements of Quality
– personalising and extending learning
– enabling leadership
– supporting professional learning
– connecting learning beyond the school
– improving assessment and reporting
– developing, measuring and monitoring ICT
– accessing and utilising student information
– providing, accessing and managing
teaching and learning resources
– automating business processes
– providing reliable infrastructure
The Leading School Descriptors
• Seamlessly integrates ICT learning,
teaching and administration systems
across the whole school.
• ICT planning is continuous, reflective and
• ICT leadership is flexible, outward-looking
and is diffused throughout the school.
• The school has a professional learning
culture that is predicated on ongoing
innovative and reflective practice.
• ICT access is available to members of the
school community to support
communication with learning
The Leading School Descriptors
• Actively fosters a culture of informed,
responsible inquiry and communication with
• Access, use, re-purpose and critically review
quality assured digital learning and teaching
resources that contribute to curriculum
differentiation and extend and personalise
learning for individuals and groups.
• Staff and students have access to a range of
ICT-based assessment and monitoring tools
that extend learning in all learning areas and
are linked to an integrated electronic system
of recording student achievement.
• Students are confident, engaged ICT users
Where is my School At?
• Discuss your school with a neighbour
using the descriptors to assist you
Horizon Report 2009
• Published by EDUCAUSE
• 6 Emerging Technologies
– Mobiles
– Cloud Computing
– Geo-Everything
– Personal Web
– Semantic Aware Applications
– Smart Objects
Effective Use of ICT in Schools
• Swedish Study
• Using ICT in learning has
– Motivation
– Level of skills
– Level of independence
– Development of collaboration
– Level of attention
– Level of involvement
• The technology itself should
not be the sole focus
Annual Report on Emerging
• Commissioned by DEEWR
• Published by education.au, August
• Strategic ICT Advisory Service
(SICTAS) Project
• to provide strategic advice to assist
in the development of policy to
support the implementation of ICT in
Australia’s education
• Provides Recommendations
Selection of
• Embed new media literacy skills into
Australia’s national curriculum in a
consistent way independent of
specific technologies
• Establish a national collaboration to
identify, promote and share best
practice in the development and
implementation of Web 2.0-style
collaborative online learning policies
within schools.
Selection of
• That the Australian Government take
a leadership role in collaboration with
the jurisdictions to develop a national
professional learning strategy for
schools, based on sound research
into good practice school
• Commit to providing ongoing
resourcing and funding to maintain,
sustain and enhance a technology
Direction for eLearning in
Sydney Catholic Schools K-12
• By Diane Brook, Head of eLearning
• Stimulus Paper
• Provides direction for eLearning in CEO
• Gives Catholic context to eLearning
• Mentions emphasis in National
Curriculum on ICT Literacy
• Emphasis on Professional Development
and changing models
• Increasing opportunities to link with
parents via technology
• Sustainability
iLE@RN Model
• Skills are generic with no reference
or emphasis on possible technologies
iLE@RN Model
• Skills are unpacked
iLE@RN Model
• Introspective, leading questions
Examples from iLE@RN
Blooms Digital Taxonomy
eLearning Opportunities
eLearning Opportunities

• Podcasting
• Video Editing Offline
• Stop Motion

• Interactive
• Web 2.0
• Making podcasts
• Finding podcasts e.g. iTunesU
Photo Story Movie Maker

Audacity Photostory
Video Editing
• Making videos

• Publishing Videos

• Acquiring Videos
Acquiring YouTube Videos
• Go to www.youtube.com
• Find the YouTube video you want
e.g. Shining Trailer
• Copy the url e.g.
• Open a new window or tab
• Go to www.keepvid.com
• Paste url in bar, press ‘Download’
• Right-click on green Download button
• ‘Save As’ shining.flv
Stop Motion Video
• Easy animated video
Interactive Websites
• Delicious (
• Scootle (www.scootle.edu.au)
• Skoool (www.skoool.ie)
• BBC (www.bbc.co.uk/schools)
• TakingITGlobal (www.tigweb.org)
• Whois? (www.whois.com)
Interactive Websites
• Xtranormal (www.xtranormal.com)
• Voki (www.voki.com)
• Creative Commons Search (
• Wordle (www.wordle.net)
• Atomic Learning (
Any Questions?