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This short presentation was used to spark conversations about social media and online learning as part of NUI Galway's programme of events associated with the Volvo Ocean Race 2012. …

This short presentation was used to spark conversations about social media and online learning as part of NUI Galway's programme of events associated with the Volvo Ocean Race 2012.
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  • In addition to many, many universities which make open educational materials available, there is now a multitude of providers – universities and others, e.g. individually produced resources like the phenomenally popular Khan Academy videos and crowd-sourced resources like Wikipedia Merlot – a repository of peer-reviewed open educational resourcesSo, how do we assess courseware which is provided online?Our students, of course, have access to all of these, but require judgement in order to assess the provenance and quality of material which they find online. This is part of a growing appreciation of “Digital literacy”...
  • For the past 600 years, universities and libraries have been repositories of books, and of knowledge.
  • Stephen Heppell quote
  • Growing importance of digital/open practices
  • But with the growth of the internet/telecomms (particularly wireless & mobile) access to knowledge has been universalized.The major DISRUPTION occurs with thetransition from Closed Access to Open Access. There has been a huge growth in open education, and the wave of innovation is set to continue.This will change the role of universities.
  • Not connected/limited by geography, space, time... but connected by our own ideas, passion, commitment via social media.
  • For example, in the IT Online programmes offered by NUI Galway (in conjunction with Regis University) since 2004…
  • For example, in the IT Online programmes offered by NUI Galway (in conjunction with Regis University) since 2004…
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    • 1. Online Learning for the Future: a conversation in Galway with Catherine Cronin @catherinecroninVolvo Ocean Race Galway 2012: Volvo Global Village, NUI Galway pavilion, 3rd & 4th July 2012 CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 rumblefish
    • 2. Image CC BY 2.0 wikier
    • 3. Image CC BY-NC 2.0 owaie89 “More change will happenin education in the next ten years than in the past one hundred.” Stephen Heppell (2011)
    • 4. Image: CC BY-NC 2.0 owaief89
    • 5. Image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 dmpop & theloushe
    • 6. “I don’t thinkeducation is aboutcentralized instructionanymore; rather,it is the process [of]establishing oneselfas a node in a broadnetwork of distributedcreativity.”– Joichi Ito (2011) Image: CC BY-NC-SA
    • 7. NUI Galway offersBLENDED andONLINE programmes
    • 8. NUI Galway offersBLENDED andONLINE programmes
    • 9. Medical Device Science International Business Social Care Italian Biomedical Science Health Sciences Software Engineering Nursing Early ChildhoodInnovation Management Irish Studies Gaeilge Fheidhmeach
    • 10. Medical Device Science International Business Social Care Italian Biomedical Science Health Sciences http://www.nuigalway.ie Software Engineering http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses Nursing adult-and-continuing-education-courses/ Early ChildhoodInnovation Management Irish Studies Gaeilge Fheidhmeach
    • 11. http://www.youtube.com/user/thinkingaboutnuig
    • 12. ContentLearner support Assessment Accreditation
    • 13. IT Online programmesSoftware Engineering & Database Technologies Content Online materials & textbooksLearner support Online discussion Online assignments, Assessment projects, examinations Accreditation MSc, PG Diploma, CPD
    • 14. Fully online IT programmes... www.nuigalway.ie/itonline
    • 15. Chemistry students creating models & videos... http://youtu.be/qTiZVvKrB4s
    • 16. IT students sharing digital media projects... http://www.scoop.it/ct231-student-showcase
    • 17. What about ourfuture students?
    • 18. http://youtu.be/SJMIJXyakio
    • 19. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - W.B. YeatsCC BY-SA 2.0 marfis75
    • 20. What doYOUthink?
    • 21. Thank Youlet’s continue the conversation... Catherine.Cronin@nuigalway.ie @catherinecronin www.nuigalway.ie
    • 22. REFERENCES:Slide 17: Constructing a lipid bilayer Dr. Andrew Flaus Department of Biochemistry, NUI Galway andrew.flaus@nuigalway.ieSlide 18 CT231 Student Showcase Catherine Cronin Department of Information Technology, NUI Galway catherine.cronin@nuigalway.ieSlide 20 New Ways of Learning: #edchatie video edchatie.pbworks.com Fred Boss: @fboss

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