The opportunities presented by learning technologies Lawrie Phipps and Myles Danson Organisation and User Technologies Team JISC
Joint Information Systems Committee Funded Services Network Outreach Higher and Further Innovation Learning & Teaching Research Administration Libraries IT Infrastructure Business and Community Engagement OUT Team
Marshall McLuhan (1967) Today's child is bewildered when he enters the 19th century environment that still characterizes the educational establishment where information is scarce but ordered and structured by fragmented, classified patterns subjects, and schedules. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&vq=medium Michael Wesch with 200 Student Collaborators (2007) A Vision of Students Today
What do our Students Expect? 81% expect to have to use their own laptop And use it with university systems
50% of children aged 9 own or use a mobile phone or mp3 player This rises to 75% by age 15
7 out of 10 16 – 19 year olds upload images to the internet 6 out of 10 belong to a social network
References Great Expectations of ICT how Higher Education Institutions are measuring up Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) - Report June 2008 Analysis of emerging trends affecting the use of technology in education BECTa (April 2009)
Time for some input! What are you seeing in your institution?
Technology enables change! Motivation Staff like Technology Technology as a reward for practice Catalyst New systems means critical reflection Both organisationally and individually Leverage Implementing technology requires Working across many teams
Time for some more input! What’s your biggest issue, right now?
Some final musings Changing Roles? Changing Students? Changing Institutions? Paddy and Peter Eric Hamilton Internationalisation, expectations And some discussion