Realising the Dream: Designing a Quality Culture

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An invited keynote presentation at Digital Education Show Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 27th May 2013.

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    1. 1. Professor Mark BrownRealising the Dream:Designing a Quality Culture27th May 2013Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    2. 2. About Massey…
    3. 3. Palmerston NorthAuckland WellingtonDistanceWorld CampusAbout Massey…
    4. 4. About Massey…Over 4000 MoodleEnvironments – and Developed Mahara
    5. 5. Learning to changeand transformLearning to livetogetherLearning to doLearning toknowLearningto beRealising the dream…DigitalLiteracyDigitalIdentityDigital Citizenship
    6. 6. Realising the dream…1.Beyond the hype2.Better understanding quality3.Tools for building a quality culture
    7. 7. Mindful of the point…
    8. 8. 1. Beyond the hype
    9. 9. 1. Beyond the hypeThe light comes through the cracks!
    10. 10. “With the coming of the New Media, the need forprint on paper will rapidly diminish. The day willsoon arrive when the world‟s literature will beavailable from The Automatic Library at themere pressing of a button”(Uzanne, 1994).1. Beyond the hype
    11. 11. “With the coming of the New Media, the need forprint on paper will rapidly diminish. The day willsoon arrive when the world‟s literature will beavailable from The Automatic Library at themere pressing of a button”(Uzanne, 1894).1. Beyond the hype
    12. 12. 19351. Beyond the hype
    13. 13. High expectationsGrowingsupportSubsided enthusiasmRebukesand blameCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroom use of technology since1920. New York: Teachers‟ College Press.TechnologyExpectation Cycle(Cuban, 1986)1. Beyond the hype
    14. 14. Gartner Hype CycleTechnology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle ofhype, hopeand disappointment (Gouseti, 2010).1. Beyond the hype
    15. 15. In sum, the inconvenient truth is…1. Beyond the hype
    16. 16. In sum, the inconvenient truth is…Most educational technology initiatives reinforcetraditionaloutcomes…1. Beyond the hype
    17. 17. And the„pump, pump,dump‟model of digital learning stilldominatesteaching practice.Most educational technology initiatives reinforcetraditionaloutcomes…In sum, the inconvenient truth is…1. Beyond the hype
    18. 18. 2. Better understandingquality
    19. 19. Three different metaphors…2. Better understandingquality
    20. 20. Quality is Standardized(a) Mass production metaphor…2. Better understandingquality
    21. 21. Quality is Standardized(a) Mass production metaphor…2. Better understandingquality
    22. 22. (b) Boutique craft metaphor…2. Better understandingqualityQuality is Unique
    23. 23. Quality is not to Everyone‟s Taste2. Better understandingqualityBut…
    24. 24. Who defines quality?… and for what purpose?2. Better understandingquality
    25. 25. (c)Individual ethos metaphor…Quality is a Relative Concept2. Better understandingquality
    26. 26. • Contestable• Idiosyncratic• Context bound• Discipline specific•Is a moving target• Involves an X factorIn sum…2. Better understandingquality
    27. 27. 3. Tools for building aquality culture
    28. 28. 3. Tools for building aquality culture
    29. 29. 3. Tools for building aquality culture
    30. 30. institution individualclear standardscreative flairexternally imposed requirements internally owned commitmentscentral quality police local professional responsibilityquality compliance quality cultureKey Tensions…3. Tools for building aquality culture
    31. 31. • Understanding teachers matter most• Promoting a high level of professional trust• Giving responsibility for quality back toteachers• Building distributed leadership for teaching andlearningA quality culture involves…3. Tools for building aquality culture
    32. 32. http://peerreview.massey.ac.nz3. Tools for building aquality culture
    33. 33. We want them to learn how to make theirown uniqueice cream that students can truly savor!3. Tools for building aquality culture
    34. 34. Conclusion…
    35. 35. A conclusion is the placewhere you got tired of thinkingConclusion…
    36. 36. “Not everything that can be countedcounts, not everything that counts can becounted”Albert EinsteinConclusion…
    37. 37. Conclusion…My final word…
    38. 38. • Emailm.e.brown@massey.ac.nz• Twitter@mbrownz• DELFAhttp://delfa.massey.ac.nz• Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/mbrownzFollow up details…
    39. 39. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”Francis Baconhttp://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz/Questions…

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