I had a bunch of presentations at the recently concluded SITE2011 conference at Nashville TN. There is a lot to post about the conference, particularly the presentations I made at the beginning of the day… but that will have to wait until later. This posting is about the various presentations I was involved with. The topics ranged from a study of adolescent’s activities online to TPACK to developing a better understanding of what we mean when we say 21st Century Learning. I am including below, the title and abstract of the presentation along with a pdf of the final presentation. If you have any questions, or need more details on these studies, please feel free to email me…

Adolescents’ activities online and how their notions of learning shape strategies and expectation
Kristen Kereluik & Punya Mishra, Michigan State University

Abstract: This paper reports on a case study of adolescents’ experiences online. Specifically this study sought to explore adolescents’ typical Internet use and understand how adolescents’ notions of learning impacted their use of self-regulated learning strategies online. Interview data was collected from 13 adolescent participants and their parents and was coded using grounded theory analysis (Glaser and Strauss, 1967) and the constant comparative method. Analysis indicates that participants’ Internet use is highly dynamic and not easily categorized. Additionally, results suggested that adolescents’ notions and understanding of learning influenced their computer and Internet use. Participants reported differential computer use based on the specific task (academic or informal) and held differing expectations for possible and intended outcomes. Implications for findings are discussed as well as necessary next steps and future directions.

Download a pdf version of the slides from here…

Teachers’ assessment of TPACK: Where are we and what is needed?
Joke Voogt, Ghaida Alayyar, Petra Fisser, Douglas Agyei, Bart Ormel, Chantal Velthuis, Jo Tondeur: University of Twente, Netherlands; Tae Shin: University of Central MissouriPunya Mishra & Matt Koehler: Michigan State University, Denise Schmidt, Evrim Baran, Ann Thompson, Wei Wang: Iowa State University; , Edith Stein: University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; University of Ghent, Belgium; David Gibson (discussant), Global Challenge.

Abstract: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) has emerged as a useful conceptual framework for understanding the teachers’ knowledge base needed for effectively teaching with technology. The symposium aims to further our thinking about TPACK as a conceptual framework and to relate TPACK as the teachers’ knowledge base for teaching with technology to factors affecting teachers’ adoption of technology. Various ways (self-report data, observations, tests) to assess teachers’ TPACK and adoption of technology will be presented.

Download PDF of slides for the entire symposium here…

We had a lot of fun creating this presentation. As you will see we developed a “film theme” with actual movie posters introducing each of the speakers. We also created a poster for the session (see below and click for a larger version).

What 21st Century Learning? A review and a synthesis
Punya Mishra & Kristen Kereluik, Michigan State University

Abstract: The discussion of 21st century skills has become increasingly prevalent in educational discourse and several organizations have developed 21st century frameworks. This papers seeks to compare prominent 21st century frameworks to both provide clarity on what it actually means to teach and learn in the 21st century and to find common themes across frameworks.

Download PDF of slides of the presentations from here…

Developing Trans-disciplinary creativity, rethinking the C in TPACK
Kristen Kereluik & Punya Mishra, Michigan State University, USA

Abstract: This brief paper discusses the 21st century skills movement, and transformative learning theory as a framework for fostering these skills in both teachers and students. TPACK is discussed as a bridge between theory and practice and as a route towards preparing educators for teaching in the 21st century and to natives of the 21st century. A masters level course in educational technology is presented as an example of bringing together 21st century skills, trans-disciplinary teaching and learning, and the TPACK framework. The course is briefly discussed and examples of student products are presented. Finally, conclusions and possible future directions are discussed.

Download PDF of slides of the presentations from here…