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Reaching the  -eyed    generation <ul><li>Bill Ashraf  </li></ul><ul><li>email:  [email_address] </li></ul>
Why did I get into this?
My student background <ul><li>BSc Applied Biology  </li></ul><ul><li>(Nottingham Trent University)  </li></ul><ul><li>1982...
Why did the University support me?
Some Hot Issues-  a degree in two years?! <ul><li>Reviewing engagement with students  </li></ul><ul><li>“ Elite to Univers...
 
Changing circumstances … <ul><li>Increasing competition </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive de-regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Stud...
Changing circumstances … <ul><li>Innovation and variation in programme delivery (distance learning, part-time, 24/7 learni...
Why did students go for it?
Engage today's students where they learn, on the Internet, audio players and mobile phones The application of this technol...
m-learning <ul><li>“… .concerned with learner mobility, in the sense that learners should be able to engage in educational...
Digital convergence  “ Essentially convergence means we are doing more with technology but we want to use fewer gadgets to...
Podcasting <ul><li>“ Podcasting refers to any software and hardware combination that permits automatic downloading of audi...
Podcasts
Digital Natives/Digital Immigrants <ul><li>In recent years there have been changes in the aspirations, economic realities,...
Food for thought <ul><li>The “new media” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>email (250,000) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 ...
........ more <ul><li>Gartner claim that by 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% courses offered will be a hybrid face-to-face a...
Apple Confidential
<ul><li>Last TV broadcast Saturday (16 Dec 06) </li></ul><ul><li>“ TV is so last century”  comment on BBC Radio 4 “Today” ...
 
Who needs lectures? <ul><li>Who needs lectures? </li></ul><ul><li>How useful are lectures? </li></ul><ul><li>Large classes...
 
Podcasting - The Future of Lectures? <ul><li>“ Blended learning  is the combination of multiple approaches to  pedagogy  o...
Where Next? <ul><li>Using Podcasting as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Feedback </li></u...
What Next: Engagement?
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  1. 1. Reaching the -eyed generation <ul><li>Bill Ashraf </li></ul><ul><li>email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why did I get into this?
  3. 3. My student background <ul><li>BSc Applied Biology </li></ul><ul><li>(Nottingham Trent University) </li></ul><ul><li>1982-1986 </li></ul><ul><li>PhD Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>(University of Warwick) </li></ul><ul><li>1986-1989 </li></ul><ul><li>Executive PT MBA </li></ul><ul><li>(Bradford School of Management) </li></ul><ul><li>2003-2005 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why did the University support me?
  5. 5. Some Hot Issues- a degree in two years?! <ul><li>Reviewing engagement with students </li></ul><ul><li>“ Elite to Universal HE system” </li></ul><ul><li>Students as customers </li></ul>
  6. 7. Changing circumstances … <ul><li>Increasing competition </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive de-regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Students as customers </li></ul><ul><li>Customers requiring greater flexibility in delivery </li></ul><ul><li>An increasingly diverse student population </li></ul>Christine E King Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive April 2003 University Plan 2003-2008
  7. 8. Changing circumstances … <ul><li>Innovation and variation in programme delivery (distance learning, part-time, 24/7 learning) </li></ul><ul><li>An increasingly diverse student population </li></ul><ul><li>Media and marketing savvy consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Changing pace of technology </li></ul><ul><li>IT literacy, particularly amongst the under 25’s </li></ul>
  8. 9. Why did students go for it?
  9. 10. Engage today's students where they learn, on the Internet, audio players and mobile phones The application of this technological innovation allows for the introduction of a 24/7 learning environment in a rapidly developing customer led 24/7 culture
  10. 11. m-learning <ul><li>“… .concerned with learner mobility, in the sense that learners should be able to engage in educational activities without the constraints of having to do so in a highly delimited location” (Mobile Learning [2005], Editors: Kukulska-Hume & Traxler) </li></ul>Education becomes more portable than ever before!
  11. 12. Digital convergence “ Essentially convergence means we are doing more with technology but we want to use fewer gadgets to do it with.” Mark Ward BBC Technology Correspondent
  12. 13. Podcasting <ul><li>“ Podcasting refers to any software and hardware combination that permits automatic downloading of audio files to an MP3 player or mobile phone for listening at the user's convenience”. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>+ audio content can be created,distributed, and downloaded from the web easily </li></ul></ul><ul><li>barriers to adoption and costs are minimal, and the tools to implement podcasts are simple and affordable </li></ul><ul><li>education becomes more portable than ever before </li></ul>
  13. 14. Podcasts
  14. 15. Digital Natives/Digital Immigrants <ul><li>In recent years there have been changes in the aspirations, economic realities, commitment and progression of our students. </li></ul>“ Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach” .   Marc Prensky
  15. 16. Food for thought <ul><li>The “new media” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>email (250,000) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>30 weeks playing video games </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60 weeks on the mobile phone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21 weeks on-line </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 17. ........ more <ul><li>Gartner claim that by 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50% courses offered will be a hybrid face-to-face and on-line learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more than 80% students will use mobile technology as a tool for learning. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Apple Confidential
  18. 19. <ul><li>Last TV broadcast Saturday (16 Dec 06) </li></ul><ul><li>“ TV is so last century” comment on BBC Radio 4 “Today” programme </li></ul><ul><li>(15 Dec 06) </li></ul>
  19. 21. Who needs lectures? <ul><li>Who needs lectures? </li></ul><ul><li>How useful are lectures? </li></ul><ul><li>Large classes >200 students </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Can podcasting be used instead? </li></ul><ul><li>Students don’t like large classes? </li></ul><ul><li>Students like smaller class sizes? </li></ul>
  20. 23. Podcasting - The Future of Lectures? <ul><li>“ Blended learning is the combination of multiple approaches to pedagogy or teaching . </li></ul><ul><li>For example:- self-paced, collaborative or inquiry- </li></ul><ul><li>based study. Blended learning can be accomplished </li></ul><ul><li>through the use of 'blended' virtual and physical </li></ul><ul><li>resources”. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include combinations of technology-based </li></ul><ul><li>materials and traditional print materials. </li></ul>
  21. 24. Where Next? <ul><li>Using Podcasting as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Screencasts </li></ul>
  22. 25. What Next: Engagement?
  23. 26. Thanks for listening
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