About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Page: 3759 (abstract only)
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Short Description:
Teaching and learning is changing from what students need to what students want to achieve personally, from textbooks to online aggregated resources, from classroom to cloud. Innovative changes free the teacher to rethink the "classroom."
Join the discussion around these issues:
• Collaboration
• Project management
• Textbook replacement
• Online feedback
• Rubrics
• Rapid, agile iteration

Long Description:
Teaching and learning is moving from what a student needs to take to what a student wants to learn for mastery and attainment of personal goals. At the same time, revolutions in technology are fast moving the teacher from textbooks to the idea of textbook replacement, from the concrete walls of the classroom to the ethereal realms of the Internet cloud. These changes (fast-paced and frightening as they may feel) free the teacher to rethink their "classroom," to consider offering a variety of online resources that might be FREE, 3rd party, and/or open source. The teacher in tandem with the students are able to redefine learning and create a blended learning environment by supplementing in-class and out-of-class resources with rigorous academic research practices housed in the likes of WikiSpaces, Vimeo, Flickr, and Wordpress . Together they can evaluate what activities occur in "valuable" face-to-face time as a group (from traditional storytelling and lecturing to collaborative "groupthinks" to facilitated assessment, feedback, and critiques). Then extend learning outside the four walls of the classroom/lab with on-your-own learning any time, anywhere, any place that calls for student direction, responsibility, and time management.

In this session, Laurie shares her experiences in a spectrum from face-to-face to online learning opportunities that include:
• Creating a syllabus first day of class with instructor and student input
• Defining and agreeing to projects, assessments, feedback within a time management structure
• Using online resources to replace the textbook
• Feedback given online iteratively before the projects are due
• Designing rubrics for assessment, improvement, and user and experience design that both instructor and student initiate
• Learning rapid iterative prototyping techniques using Keynote/Powerpoint to deploy successful project proposals as well as
• Project management
• Attaining demanding goals or the course where the outcome is that every student exceed his or her own expectations
• Making "happiness, fun, and play" the mantra of a course

Discover the infinite possibilities in teaching and learning as you reinvent yourself as a teacher!
Blended learning, flipped classroom, online education.