BETT 2013Päivi Tikkala & Juha Heimovirta, Learning & Educational Technology Research Unit, Oulu university
What is BETT• BETT (former the British Educational Training and Technology Show) is a global community where individuals discover technology for education and lifelong learning.• BETT tracks: • Technology in Higher Education • Workplace Learning • SEN (Special Education Needs)• BETT show • 700 exhibitors • Over 30 000 visitors
BETT Tracks Future learning trends for digital age - How are people learning? Baroness Susan Greenfield, Professor of Pharmacology at Oxford University• Plasticity of our brains, physical => mental• More connections in a brain cell = more meaning & learning• The 21st century environment is unprecedented => the brain will be changing correspondingly in new ways o Lots of activities which not give "food" to our brains o Brain - you use it or you lose it!• Book: Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Sherry Turkle, 2012).
Keeping abreast of new technology: Managing the balance between relevance, stability and risk Niall Sclater, Director of Learning and Teaching, The Open University• Risks o Technical, pedagogical, cultural, business• Risk evaluating o Benchmarking o research/publications/reports o tweets/emails o conferences• Organization level technology scenarios are done by identifying risks and applying the needed/relevant technologies
BYOD strategy and implementation: Creating a strategy that copes with differing student access to smart devices Steve Bowman, Deputy Librarian, University of ChichesterBYOD = Bring Your Own Device Implementation:BYOT = Bring Your Own Technology • Outsourcing the function?BYOB = Bring Your Own Behaviour • Capacity versus coverage • Separate network for BYODChallenges: • Authentication & security• All students dont have the latest • Interoperability of applications and technology => tension, competition proprietary platforms• High fees of school / university => • Pedagogy - needs individuals who school should buy the equipment understand how to bring the• Students dont want to carry the devices into learning equipment
Workplace Learning: Formal/Informal • One way of bringing the informal learning to an organization is 70/20/10 -model o 70 % Informal learning o 20 % Social learning o 10 % Formal learning • Father of the model: Charles Jennings (http://charlesjennings.blogspot.fi/2011/08/so cial-workplace-learning-through.html"Organizations with strong informal learningcapabilities, including the adoption and use of sociallearning tools and the development of a globallearning culture, are three times more likely to excelat global talent development than organizationswithout those competencies. (Bersin & Associates,2012"