pd workshops - their purpose? do they really work? how could they be improved?

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A review and rethink on the effectiveness of professional development through face to face presentations/workshops... How realizing an online learning community with the help of Web 2.0 technologies may offer an attractive alternative to "revising" pd workshops as we know them.

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  • PD Workshops Their purpose? Do they really work? How could they be improved? James (Jim) Buckingham , MA ODE (Open U, UK) [email_address] Senior Education Technology Specialist Zayed University presented 12 February, 2010 HCT (Mens Campus) Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
  • Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move?
    • Backchannel
    • Todays Meet
      • http://todaysmeet.com/Feb13RAK
        • leave comments, questions, etc.
    • Twitter
        • use hashtag #pdRAK
    • Learning Times
        • go to link to connect with Elluminate (Webheads)
  • Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move?
    • Pre Presentation Survey
    • Google Docs
      • Google Docs - Form
        • review summary of responses
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move?
  • Organizer Pre event Presenter Attendee Event Post Event Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move?
  • Organizer Pre event Presenter Attendee Event Post Event Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Solicit interest
    • promote event
    • get responses
    • vet responses
    Select from responses
    • select presenters
    • find location
    • set dates
    Market / prepare the event
    • send notices
    • find resources to support it
    • arrange hospitality / support for presenters
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Event Post Event Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Pre event direct presenters
    • register presenters
    • arrange tech / space support
    • arrange hospitality
    direct attendees
    • register attendees
    • arrange hospitality
    • arrange support services
    • arrange scheduling
    • prepare for the unexpected
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Post Event Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Event Pre event debrief
    • review organization
    • review tech / space support
    • write up review
    disband
    • clean up
    • file away materials
    • store for next event
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Event Post Event Traditional Pre event Learning? Alternative Next Move? review solicitation
    • relates to a prof. interest
    • test an idea
    • network with others
    • support a professional interest
    respond to solicitation
    • prepares proposal
      • abstract / rationale
    prepare presentation
    • If accepted
    • prepares presentation
      • Powerpoint
      • handouts / activities
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Post Event Traditional Event Pre event Learning? Alternative Next Move? present presentation
    • set up room
    • use support tools
    • prepare / circulate handouts
    engage formally with attendees
    • discuss Q/A
    • facilitate activity
    engage in formally with attendees
    • meet one to one outside of scheduled time period
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Traditional Pre event Post Event Event Learning? Alternative Next Move? debrief
    • review testing of ideas
    • review successes / failures
    network
    • note new contacts / sources
    • note new ideas / challenges to explore
    prepare for next presentation
    • review possible next move
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Event Post Event Traditional Pre event Learning? Alternative Next Move? learn of event
    • read about it in a journal / email
    • hear about it from a friend
    decide on attendance
    • ask Whats in it for me?
      • presentation topic
      • relevance
      • speaker
      • schedule / convenience
    choose to go
    • schedule time to
      • travel / find
      • park
      • walk / find
      • seat
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Post Event Traditional Pre event Event Learning? Alternative Next Move? attend event listen participate / engage
    • prepare to take notes
    • engage with the topic
    • relate ideas to ones context
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Traditional Pre event Post Event Event Learning? Alternative Next Move? move on (1 hour)
    • prepare for next presentation
    • network with presenter
    • network with other attendees
    • check ideas
    move on (next day / week)
    • reflect on personal ideas
    • attempt an idea
    • implement an idea
    share
    • share an idea
      • adapt an idea to ones professional context
      • reflect on success
  • Organizer Presenter Attendee Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? How much learning is actually going on here?
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Active
    • administration
    • leadership
    • direction
    • vision
  • Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Organizer Presenter Attendee Active
    • presentation planning
    • public speaking
    • research
    • discourse
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Passive Active
    • listening
    • note taking
    • asking questions
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Active
    • administration
    • leadership
    • direction
    • vision
    Active
    • presentation planning
    • public speaking
    • research
    • discourse
    Passive Active
    • listening
    • note taking
    • asking questions
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Challenges Active
    • administration
    • leadership
    • direction
    • vision
    Active
    • presentation planning
    • public speaking
    • research
    • discourse
    Passive Active
    • listening
    • note taking
    • asking questions
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Time Alignment Format Passivity Challenges
    • presenting / networking
    • formally limited to 45 60 min
    • informally limited to hallway / lunch / email
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Time Alignment Format Passivity Challenges
    • assumptions / expectations
    • guess work
    • context of presenter vs.
    • context of attendees
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Time Alignment Format Passivity Challenges
    • classroom / lecture hall
    • encourages broadcast style
    • one to many
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Time Alignment Format Passivity Challenges
    • encourages passive engagement
    • listening
    • note taking
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Time Alignment Format Passivity Observation Many hours Many resources
  • Organizer Traditional Learning? Alternative Next Move? Presenter Attendee Time Alignment Format Passivity Observation Many hours Many resources .. but with what aff

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