Emerging Technologies: Background, tools and challenges for Higher Education

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Presentation to the Educational Technology Committee of Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. 2 July 2009

Presentation to the Educational Technology Committee of Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. 2 July 2009

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  • 1. Emerging technologies Bac kg round, tools and c hallenges for Higher Education Kathryn Greenhill Emerging Technologies Specialist Murdoch University July 2009
  • 2. blogs.murdoch.edu.au/et
  • 3. "The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”
  • 4. Murdoch
  • 5. Rupert Murdoch
  • 6. Today... Background Tools Challenges/opportunities
  • 7. Background
  • 8. Background online lives
  • 9. Source: Forrester Nov 2008 Australian Adult Social Technographics® Report.
  • 10. Background K- 12 education
  • 11. Using the SMARTBoard in Room 14 – 05 http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/3129042835/ Uploaded on December 23, 2008 by
  • 12.  Smart boards, powerpoint, Using the SMARTBoard in Room 14 – 05 http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/3129076237/ Uploaded on December 23, 2008 by
  • 13. Background student expectations
  • 14. Expectations of Higher Education ICT were met Had very low expectations
  • 15. Background workplace expectations
  • 16. Communication Participation Networking Sharing Teamwork
  • 17. Background norms of higher education
  • 18. Heirarchical Substantially introvert Guarded Careful Precise Measured
  • 19. Background Graduate attributes
  • 20.  Communication  Critical and creative thinking  Social Interaction  Independent and lifelong learning  Ethics  Social Justice  Global perspective  Interdisciplinarity  In-depth knowledge of a field of study
  • 21.  Communication  Critical and creative thinking  Social Interaction  Independent and lifelong learning  Ethics  Social Justice  Global perspective  Interdisciplinarity  In-depth knowledge of a field of study
  • 22. Tools
  • 23. Blogs Wikis YouTube Twitter Flickr Facebook RSS / XML feeds
  • 24. They have changed what we do. These tools will be constantly replaced by something better.
  • 25. Tools for hyperconnectivity
  • 26. Collaboration Read/write Co-creation Produsage 24/7
  • 27. Blog Image Twitter Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanmildert/3427996361/ Uploaded on April 10, 2009
  • 28. Tools for mobility
  • 29. Tools for mobility devices
  • 30. The Menagerie http://www.flickr.com/photos/lhl/3611675787/ Uploaded to Flickr on June 10, 2009 by lhl
  • 31. Tools for mobility cloud
  • 32. ngkok Uploaded to Flickr on June 17 2007 by sara y tzunky
  • 33.  Monk at internet cafe  Google docs  Windows live  Wikis  Storage  Social bookmarking
  • 34. Tools for input
  • 35. Tools for “me” space
  • 36. Tools for “we” space
  • 37. Tools for “see” space
  • 38. Tools for free
  • 39. Tools for free as in liberty
  • 40. Tools for free as in no initial cost
  • 41. Costs same amount of money Invest in people and skills instead of software licenses Gain flexibility and control Gain a community to work with  Blackboard – 2200 institutions worldwide  Moodle 52,153 registered sites worldwide
  • 42. Tools for remix
  • 43. Tools for identity
  • 44. Tools for being green
  • 45. Tools for stability
  • 46. Challenges
  • 47. Opportunities?
  • 48.  There is a growing need for formal instruction in key new skills, including information literacy, visual literacy, and technological literacy.  Students are different, but a lot of educational material is not  Significant shifts are taking place in the ways scholarship and research are conducted, and there is a need for innovation and leadership at all levels of the academy  We are expected, especially in public education, to measure and prove through formal assessment that our students are learning  Higher education is facing a growing expectation to make use of and to deliver services, content and media to mobile devices Source: Educause The Horizon Report 2009 (January 2009)
  • 49. Challenge/ opportunity digital divide
  • 50. Challenge/opportunity: digital divide students
  • 51. Challenge/opportunity : digital divide gender
  • 52. Source: Luckin et al, KS3 and KS4 learners' use of Web 2.0 technologies in and out of School – Summary http://partners.becta.org.uk/upload-dir/downloads/page_documents/research/web2_technologies_ks3_4_summary.pd
  • 53. Challenge/opportunity: digital divide staff
  • 54. Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 1. theoretical
  • 55. Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 2. technical
  • 56.  14 Things
  • 57. Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 3. pedagogical
  • 58. Challenge/opportunity : digital divide outside digital life and university
  • 59. Challenge/opportunity PLE vs VLE/LMS
  • 60. My PLE Diagram http://www.flickr.com/photos/nessman/2590572476/ Uploaded to Flickr on June 19, 2008 by nessman
  • 61. Challenge / opportunity control
  • 62. Challenge / opportunity constant re-evaluation
  • 63. Challenge / opportunity capture
  • 64. Challenge / opportunity sharing
  • 65. Challenge / opportunity engagement
  • 66. Challenge / opportunity competition
  • 67. Challenge / opportunity information fluency
  • 68. Challenge / opportunity making informed decisions
  • 69. Keep the baby sequoia can sit up by himself in the bath now - _MG_5837 Uploaded to Flickr on May 28, 2007 by sean dreilinger
  • 70. “The only education out of which good can come is the education which teaches you to think for yourself instead of swallowing whatever the fashion of the moment may prescribe.”
  • 71. Walter Murdoch