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

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Emerging Technologies: Background, tools and challenges for Higher Education Emerging Technologies: Background, tools and challenges for Higher Education Presentation Transcript

  • Emerging technologies Bac kg round, tools and c hallenges for Higher Education Kathryn Greenhill Emerging Technologies Specialist Murdoch University July 2009
  • blogs.murdoch.edu.au/et
  • "The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”
  • Murdoch
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Today... Background Tools Challenges/opportunities
  • Background
  • Background online lives
  • Source: Forrester Nov 2008 Australian Adult Social Technographics® Report.
  • Background K- 12 education
  • Using the SMARTBoard in Room 14 – 05 http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/3129042835/ Uploaded on December 23, 2008 by
  •  Smart boards, powerpoint, Using the SMARTBoard in Room 14 – 05 http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/3129076237/ Uploaded on December 23, 2008 by
  • Background student expectations
  • Expectations of Higher Education ICT were met Had very low expectations
  • Background workplace expectations
  • Communication Participation Networking Sharing Teamwork
  • Background norms of higher education
  • Heirarchical Substantially introvert Guarded Careful Precise Measured
  • Background Graduate attributes
  •  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
  •  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
  • Tools
  • Blogs Wikis YouTube Twitter Flickr Facebook RSS / XML feeds
  • They have changed what we do. These tools will be constantly replaced by something better.
  • Tools for hyperconnectivity
  • Collaboration Read/write Co-creation Produsage 24/7
  • Blog Image Twitter Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanmildert/3427996361/ Uploaded on April 10, 2009
  • Tools for mobility
  • Tools for mobility devices
  • The Menagerie http://www.flickr.com/photos/lhl/3611675787/ Uploaded to Flickr on June 10, 2009 by lhl
  • Tools for mobility cloud
  • ngkok Uploaded to Flickr on June 17 2007 by sara y tzunky
  •  Monk at internet cafe  Google docs  Windows live  Wikis  Storage  Social bookmarking
  • Tools for input
  • Tools for “me” space
  • Tools for “we” space
  • Tools for “see” space
  • Tools for free
  • Tools for free as in liberty
  • Tools for free as in no initial cost
  • 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
  • Tools for remix
  • Tools for identity
  • Tools for being green
  • Tools for stability
  • Challenges
  • Opportunities?
  •  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)
  • Challenge/ opportunity digital divide
  • Challenge/opportunity: digital divide students
  • Challenge/opportunity : digital divide gender
  • 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
  • Challenge/opportunity: digital divide staff
  • Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 1. theoretical
  • Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 2. technical
  •  14 Things
  • Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 3. pedagogical
  • Challenge/opportunity : digital divide outside digital life and university
  • Challenge/opportunity PLE vs VLE/LMS
  • My PLE Diagram http://www.flickr.com/photos/nessman/2590572476/ Uploaded to Flickr on June 19, 2008 by nessman
  • Challenge / opportunity control
  • Challenge / opportunity constant re-evaluation
  • Challenge / opportunity capture
  • Challenge / opportunity sharing
  • Challenge / opportunity engagement
  • Challenge / opportunity competition
  • Challenge / opportunity information fluency
  • Challenge / opportunity making informed decisions
  • 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
  • “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.”
  • Walter Murdoch