This summer, I am privileged to be “teaching” a graduate course on emerging technologies for Penn State Harrisburg’s Training and Development master’s program. I hesitate to say I am teaching it because I’ve designed it more like a graduate seminar / MOOC (with only 14 people).
In that vein, I am providing a list of readings on specific trends as a starting point, and we go wherever the conversation goes. It’s an online course, and we begin each week with everyone contributing a “411” post: based on the readings, they summarize 4 key points, 1 implication for their practice / career, and 1 discussion question for the group. These have been a real treat to read and ponder – I’ve learned a lot already, and have enjoyed engaging in the conversations.
The readings have provoked a wide range of reactions and comments back and forth, so I thought it might be interesting to share the reading list with my blog readers… assuming you all might be interested in some of the same topics. There are five major technology-enabled trends we will discuss before we move into student-selected topics: Overview of emerging technologies, social media and learning, MOOCs, learning analytics, and the “maker movement.”
I am posting the readings that gave us an overview of emerging technologies below, and the rest of the topics will be posted one at a time in the coming days. We will be happy to hear what you all think of these trends as well! And it’s not too late to share some of your own favorite references on these topics.
Overview of Emerging Technologies
Deloitte Tech Trends 2014 (skim, with particular attention to Inspiring Disruption (video), digital engagement, and exponentials)
How Disruptive Innovation Changes Education. Martha Lagace Interview with Clayton Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Curtis W. Johnson Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, August 2008
Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner in the 21st Century. John Seely Brown. Keynote for the Digital Media Learning conference 2012. John Seely Brown is a leading expert on the new culture of learning – the one that is unleashed by 21st century technologies. This speech gives a sense of his insight into the disruption we are seeing in training and education. Transcript / Video (skip ahead to 14 min mark; speech is approximately 45 minutes, followed by Q&A)
A New Architecture for Learning. Rob Abel, Malcolm Brown, and John J. Seuss. Educause Review Online, October 2013
Top 10 IT Issues 2014: Be the Change You See. Susan Grajek. Educause Review Online, March 2014
Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design. Mizuko Ito, Kris Gutierrez, Sonia Livingstone, Bill Penuel, Jean Rhodes, Katie Salen, Juliet Schor, Julian Sefton-Green, and S. Craig Watkins. Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, 2013
Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom. Antero Garcia, Christina Cantrill, Danielle Filipiak, Bud Hunt, Clifford Lee, Nicole Mirra, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen, Kylie Peppler. Case studies of connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, 2014
A New Culture of Learning. Book by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown. 2011
The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (pdf), Book by Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg. MIT Press, 2009