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  • 1. Learner-Generated Contexts Group Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards; preparing institutions for emerging technologies Fred Garnett London Knowledge Lab April 13 th 2011‏
  • 2. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Topics Background Multiple Contexts for Learning Tech Infrastructure as inhibiting new technology take up Technology Stewards (and the Great Paul Lowe) Technology Stewards as CoP Action Researchers Conclusion; Pedagogical Integration of Mobile Devices Conclusion; Three Levels of Technology Stewards
  • 3. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Background; Ben Hammersley ; the tension between Hierarchy & Networks New Techs & mobiles offer new ways of supporting learning iPAD2 & 4G phones What might they offer for learning? Networked Natives? Learning Specialists? How do we embed that institutionally? Organisational & whole institution strategies Unitec NZ & University of the Arts UK
  • 4. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Multiple Contexts for Learning; For all sorts of reasons we have multi-campus institutions REVEEL’ Beyond the Classroom Report ; What is the evidence for the effectiveness of post-16 e-learning? REVEEL; Support the use of multiple contexts for learning Unitec; Bridging Learning Contexts Using mobiles to enable the use of multiple contexts Degress are process-driven not content driven How do we embed that institutionally?
  • 5. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Tech Infrastructure inhibiting new technology take up Conole & Alevizou; Review & Use of Web 2.0 use in HE 1) Participitory Affordances set new Pedagogic Challenges BUT; 2) Teaching Cultures (aren’t enabling) Key Point; 3) ‘ the maturity of the technological infrastructure to levels of adoption' is a key inhibitor! How might we address that?
  • 6. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Technology Stewards Etienne Wenger; Digital Habitats; Technology Stewards walk at 45 degrees Between Hierarchy & Networks Between Learning & Institutions
  • 7. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Technology Stewards as Action Researchers in CoP Case Study; Working with Etienne Wenger The Great Paul Lowe is a Technology Steward at UoA One day a week to transform teaching practice Unitec; Each Course Team has a TS who is a Researcher ‘ collaborative approach to designing the use of new technologies, critically supported by a technology steward, by the course team using a pedagogic framework (PAH Continuum) in designing the integrated use of both Web 2.0 tools and mlearning within a degree’ Can we apply a collegiate approach at strategic level?
  • 8. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Technology Stewards as Action Researchers in CoP Critical Difference (CSF); Long Haul thru Institutions; Four Years at Unitec; Mobiles as a trojan horse to enable Tech-Enhanced Learning Rewrite e-learning strategy 1) Create Authentic Learning Conversations that enable graduates to succeed in 21 st Century 2) Provide accessible environments & creative solutions for students access to online tools (not content) via mobiles 3) Enhance wireless computing infrastructure
  • 9. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Pedagogical Integration of Mobile devices Can provide a catalyst for pedagogical change towards a social constructivist pedagogy facilitating student-generated content and student-generated contexts beyond the classroom’
  • 10. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Conclusion; Three Levels of Technology Stewards STRATEGIC; PVC; Tech Infrastructure; Enabling Platform STAFF; Course Team; Learning Technologies TS; Learning Ecology STUDENT; Students Union; New Technologies; Discovery New Literacies needed; STRATEGIC; Organisational Literacy STAFF; Learning Literacies STUDENT; Digital Literacies Technology Stewards at each level act as mentors
  • 11. Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards Conclusion; Three Levels of Technology Stewards Level Responsibility Aim STRATEGIC PVC Tech Infrastructure Enabling Platform STAFF Course Team Learning Technologies Learning Ecology STUDENTS Students Union New Technologies Resource Discovery
  • 12. Learner-Generated Contexts Group Bridging Contexts w/Tech Stewards; preparing institutions for emerging technologies [email_address] London Knowledge Lab http://architectureofparticipation.wordpress.com
  • 13. Heutagogy & the Craft of Teaching Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy Continuum Question; What? Why? Why Not? Knowledge Creation Process negotiation Subject Understanding Knowledge Production Context Epistemic Metacognitive Cognitive Cognition Level doctoral research adult education schools Education sector learner teacher/learner teacher Locus of Control Heutagogy Andragogy Pedagogy

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