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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