Committee Of Inquiry M@1 July 2008 V03

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Committee Of Inquiry M@1 July 2008 V03

  1. 1. Supported jointly by UUK, Hefce, Hefcw, SFC, DELNI, HEA, JISC, LLUK, LSC M@1 July 28 2008 David Melville
  2. 2. <ul><li>The influence on HE of the ‘Google generation’ in relation to their: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience and expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of social networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adoption of new technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And its impact on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All aspects of the HE experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taking account of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developments in schools, colleges & company training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent and developing research findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commissioned studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International comparisons </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Prospective students- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had uncertain expectations of ICT at University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are digital natives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make widespread use of social networking and ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only 5% never use , 65% use regularly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>62% use wikis, blogs or online networks, 44% maintain their own web presence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t believe in technology for technology’s sake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strongly value face to face interaction in L & T </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.jisc.ac/publications/publications/studentexpec tationsbp.aspx </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>web 2.0 and social software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/web2socialsoftwarev1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/twweb2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>web 2.0 for content for L & T in HE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/web2andpolicyreport </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The google generation is wider than we think </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/resourcediscovery/googlegen </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Even greater use of social networking – 80% </li></ul><ul><li>Still value highly face to face staff contact </li></ul><ul><li>Feel expectations met of ICT use, access and support </li></ul><ul><li>79% access course material at least weekly and 97% of those find it useful </li></ul><ul><li>Role of technologies in learning now clearer (eg WebCT, online administration, emailing staff) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 less so (eg social networking, wikis) </li></ul><ul><li>www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/publications/greatexpectations.aspx </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>38% thought staff should use social networking 28% felt they definitely should not </li></ul><ul><li>Only 25% felt staff encouraged students to use social networking for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Still strong feelings that teachers should not impinge on their ‘private’ space </li></ul><ul><li>But much evidence of students creating their own (eg Facebook) groups for learning/group work) and occasionally inviting staff in </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Review of current and developing international practice to look at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas of web 2.0 usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The institutional drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues encountered and responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perceived advantages and disadvantages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prospective developments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the USA; the Netherlands and South Africa as compared to the UK </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Practitioners in Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers looking at Web 2.0 use in HE, FE and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Futurologists </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Web 2.0 use widespread at least from age 12 </li></ul><ul><li>New technology different, too early to say better? </li></ul><ul><li>Patchy take-up by departments even with a strong drive from management </li></ul><ul><li>Students not yet demanding change </li></ul><ul><li>Critical/evaluative skills a deficit area and likely to get worse </li></ul><ul><li>Future workplace will likely demand new technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>Staff time and support issues crucial </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>www.clex.org.uk </li></ul>

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