Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Googlios: 21st Century Skills & Learning in the Digital Age

This was a Paper/Slideshow Presentation for the:

 2010 Midwest Moodle Moot Conference

View and listen to the slidecast (PowerPoint + audio narration podcast) below.  The Best way to view a slidecast: Hit the center play button to listen to the slide narration or use the side arrows to skip through slide by slide.  You can hit the full screen button on the right side or watch slidecast in one window. The talk is 30 minutes long, then there is 18 mins of Q&A afterwards. 

Feel free to contact me if your interested in collaborating or communicating.  Enjoy.


This (paper/slideshow presentation) talk will not be a "how to"; instead, it offers a "why to." The presentation aims to answer the following questions. How can educators best meet the learning needs of the millennial generation of students? How has learning changed in the 21st century? What are the essential skills needed to survive and thrive in today's and tomorrow's global digital workplace? Have educators been effectively  integrating technology into the classroom?

After a decade into the 21st century, it is time our learning theory catch up with technology.  Constructivism learning theory is transforming into "Connectivism." Bloom's taxonomy is evolving into "Bloom's digital taxonomy." Gardner's multiple intelligences theory can now be seen through a "multimedia multiple intelligences" lens. By upgrading our learning theories to the 21st century we can connect the pedagogy to the
technology and get the horse back in front of the cart. This presentation argues that Googlios (Google Sites meets E-Portfolios) could provide the 21st-century educator with an outcomes and project based approach in order to successfully infuse technology into the classroom and transform education. For more information about the presenter, view his e-portfolio at

Googlios 21st Century Skills & Learning in Digital Age-pdf