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  • 1. Australian
    Digital Futures Institute
    Dr Shirley Reushle
    Mission Leader (Digital Communities)
    Australian Digital Futures Institute
    University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
  • 2. What is the Australian Digital Futures Institute?
    focused research institute - digital futures, learner experience, institutional impact
    project-based activity (within USQ and beyond) focused on the 3 missions of digital communities, mobility and openness
    opportunities for visiting scholars, research training, collaborative research
    innovation pipeline – prototyping new and emerging ideas
    opportunities for staff to trial new and emerging technologies through physical (StarShip Phoenix) and virtual spaces
    structured evaluation process
    strong leadership - international scholar Professor Gilly Salmon - Executive Director and Professor, Learning Futures
    6 September 2011
    2
  • 3. 3
    http://adfi.usq.edu.au
    “Space” metaphor
    Risky
    Some risk
    Harnessing widely used technologies for educational purposes
    New & different markets
    Existing but improved
    safe
    Riskier
    Scanning for totally new ideas
    6 September 2011
  • 4. 4
    Missions
    digital communities
    mobility
    openness
    6 September 2011
  • 5. 5
    Digital communities
    Fully online conference across 3 global locations:
    “This has been extraordinary and probably the best single experience in my 10 years in Higher Education. So much breadth and depth and such a sense of connectedness”.
    webinar series
    digital communities of practice
    Institutional capacity building through engagement in learning design and teaching online
    6 September 2011
  • 6. 6
    Mobility
    Contextual learning
    at work
    in the field
    in the hospital
    in the community
    at the client’s location
    augmented reality
    virtual worlds
    mobile devices (e.g. ebook readers, iPads)
    6 September 2011
  • 7. 7
    Openness
    Itunes U
    Creating and sharing of open access resources across institutional boundaries (efficient, low cost, quality resources)
    Support to increase digital awareness and confidence in choosing from a wide range of learning technologies and resources to enable customisation of courses and personalisation of learning experiences
    WikiEducator
    6 September 2011
  • 8. Strategic Collaborative Initiatives
    Engaging with the NBN roll-out
    Collaborative Research Network (CRN) – USQ, ANU, University of South Australia (digital futures)
    6 September 2011
    8