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Presentation for Look now! Look Ahead! at St Martins College, 25th May 2007

Presentation for Look now! Look Ahead! at St Martins College, 25th May 2007

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  • 1. “ I don’t do technology” A look at the implications of user and technology trends in Higher Education Lawrie Phipps JISC [email_address]
  • 2. Knowing the future is not easy! 1899: Heavier than air flying machines are an impossibility Lord Kelvin, Science Minister 1901: The world market for cars is 1 million Henry Ford
  • 3. Knowing the future is not easy! Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons I think there is a world market for maybe five computers There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home Television won't last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service
  • 4. What is changing now?
  • 5. One of our ‘Users’: Jane I don’t do technology! I don’t do technology!
  • 6. A Mature Student’s backpack Jeff AKA: Taliesinphoenix
  • 7. Ross The first thing I tend to do in the morning is check my e-mails Technology plays a big part in my learning I like to discuss my course online The V L what? Oh yeah, I use that (I think) but mostly we use face book and MSN My ipod is for my music I’d never heard of web 2.0 until today – I’ve always done this stuff
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  • 9. All of these are real students
    • Jane, Jeff and Ross are all students (Jane is a mature student)
    • We often think of them as ‘digital natives’
    • Does this term help?
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  • 12. What do our new e-spaces look like? Peter Hartley recently defined 3 spaces Social Space Formal Space Retreat Formal Space Retreat Formal Space Retreat
  • 13. So…
    • If you were creating a new course / curriculum,
    • resources are not a consideration,
    • you know that Ross, Jane and Jeff are doing the course
    • What would it look like?
    • Actually, not what would it look like, what will it look like?
  • 14. Is there a framework that can help? Informed, rich dialogue Evidence based decisions Development User engagement Transition & decision Technical Development