21C Online Learners:
Rockwall / Garland / Kaufman / Dallas ISD Teachers:
Education, higher and public, is about to experience an earthquake!
Pedagogy is being reshaped by the digital world to have a wider variety of non-specific learning outcomes based on the new needs of students. Within the context of this online environment, the traditional roles of teacher and learner became reciprocal and symbiotic. The pace of information flow and knowledge mobilization in 21C learning environments mean that instructors no longer act as top down experts. Several authors have re-defined the essential skills required of the 21C learner. Many of these authors concur that these skills include the development of creativity, self-motivation, innovation, problem-solving and collaboration skills (McNeill, Gosper & Xu, 2012; Voogt, Erstad, Dede & Mishra, 2013; Kaufman, 2013).
As a result, online pedagogy cannot be in lecture format, it must be shaped in ways that students can co-develop the learning goals and work within challenging and supportive environments to develop these “new basics” of 21c skills. I can help you in all of these areas. My doctoral research includes extensive work in and study of the new pedagogy.
Kaufman, K. (2013). 21 Ways to 21st century skills: why students need them and ideas for practical implementation. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 49(2), 78-83. doi: 10.1080/00228958.2013.786594
McNeill, M., Gosper, M. & Xu, J. (2012). Assessment choices to target higher order learning outcomes: the power of academic empowerment. Research and Learning Technology, 20(17595) doi: 10.3402/rlt.v2010.17595
Voogt, J., Erstad, O., Dede, C. & Mishra, P. (2013). Challenges to learning and schooling in the digital networked world of the 21st century. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29, 403-413. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12029