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  • 1. Opening the Gates The consequences of the democratization of IT for education https://beeldbank.rws.nl RijkswaterstaatEUNIS-Rectors 2012, May 24-26, PragueDr. L.A. Plugge, Scientific Technical Council, SURF
  • 2. What is SURF?Initiator and incubator of innovation in higher education andresearch in The Netherlands.It unites•14 research universities;•40 universities of applied sciences;•8 academic medical centers;•7 education & research institutions.2 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 3. SURF activities, since 1987 Platform Platform Platform ICT and Education ICT and Research ICT and Business Management Together we Address the challenges of technology-enhanced Learning & Research3 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 4. So, what are these challenges? May 2003 January 20094 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 5. Only recently, IT was for the happy, nerdy few Data terminals in the 80’s IBM System/360, 1964 64K memory >$133,0005 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 6. Now, IT is for everyone, everywhere, anytime We went from isolation to connected Applications are everywhere Information is everywhere6 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 7. We get our services anywhere from the cloud7 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 8. We get our services anywhere from the cloud But not from our institution8 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 9. Top 10 Learning Tools Rank Application 1 Twitter (Microblogging tool) 2 YouTube (Video sharing site) 3 Google Docs (Office collaboration suite) 4 Skype (Instant Messaging and Voice) 5 WordPress (Blogging tool) 6 Dropbox (File synching software) 7 Prezi (Presentation software) 8 Moodle (Course management system) 9 Slideshare (Presentation sharing site) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies 10 (Edu)Glogster (Interactive poster tool) 20129 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 10. Top 10 Learning Tools Rank Application 1 Twitter (Microblogging tool) d he clou gh t 2 YouTube (Video sharing site) u 3 ) thro Google Docs (Office collaboration suite) free 4 d (for Skype (Instant Messaging and Voice) ation fere fWordPress (Blogging tool) r educ t ne o o5 de f o u a All b Dropbox o m w nly t 6 (File synching software) O 7 Prezi (Presentation software) 8 Moodle (Course management system) 9 Slideshare (Presentation sharing site) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies 10 (Edu)Glogster (Interactive poster tool) 201210 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 11. There’s a radical shift going on11 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 12. There’s a radical shift going on12 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 13. IT matters more than ever – but differentlyIt is high time to rethink which services a higher education institution should provide,why, how and for whom Edwards, C. & Peppard, J., 199713 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 14. ‘Reinventing the Ivy League’ By Dan Primack, CNN Money, April 3, 2012 Can an online, for-profit university become educations gold standard? The Minerva Project (CEO Ben Nelson) "the first elite American university launched in a century” ‘Not elite cost, but elite criteria for admission’ • academically-rigorous admissions criteria; • online courses with limited class sizes; • reinvented teaching responsibilities; • global campuses; • significantly lower tuition than traditional institutions of higher learning Will it work? Maybe, but see it as a wakeup call for the rest of us.14 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 15. Example steps taken by SURF • SURFfederation: • access external information and services with your institution credentials; • SURFconext: • Portal to internal and external services and information; • Form teams to collaborate; • Access collaboration tools; • National infrastructure for Digital Online Testing: • Sharing test applications; • Sharing test item banks; • Sharing author tools for testing; • Developing sourcing strategies: • Conditions, agreements, privacy, etc.; • Collaborative Procurement of Services; • Document sharing; • Open Access: • Support for Open Access publications including data.15 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague
  • 16. Remember, they choose with their feet and leave you with underused expensive facilities! Don’t sell them ice when they have refrigerators. Open the gates to integrate the outside world and allow freedom of choice.16 Opening the Gates – EUNIS-Rectors 2012, Prague

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