The Digital Learning Revolution:What Lies Ahead?Professor Mark BrownFuture Learning and the Digital Student26th June, 2013
ADigitalRevolutionor Evolution?
The light comes through the cracks…
The light comes through the cracks…“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn,good and ill together...”William Shakespeare,...
1. A game changer?2. How are our lives changing?3. How is the „business‟ of education changing?4. How can we shape a bette...
Question…Who‟s inthe audience today?
Who‟s inthe audience today?Question…Please Stand Up
You cant predict the future,just like you cant reach the horizon...Key message…
1. A game changer?
1. A game changer?http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub7203i.pdf
“With the coming of the New Media, the need forprint on paper will rapidly diminish. The day willsoon arrive when the worl...
“With the coming of the New Media, the need forprint on paper will rapidly diminish. The day willsoon arrive when the worl...
1. A game changer?1935
TechnologyExpectation Cycle(1986)Cuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology since 1920. New Y...
High expectationsCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers‟ C...
High expectationsGrowingsupportCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology since 1920. New Yor...
High expectationsGrowingsupportSubsided enthusiasmCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology ...
High expectationsGrowingsupportSubsided enthusiasmCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology ...
“Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype,hopeand disappointment” (Gouseti, 2010).1. A game changer?
“Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype,hopeand disappointment” (Gouseti, 2010).“Given all that we...
1. A game changer?
“We tend to overestimatethe effect of a technology inthe short run and underestimate the effect in thelong run.”Amara‟s La...
2. How are our liveschanging?
2. How are our liveschanging?1983 2013Long ago people danced at concerts, now theyvideo, share, click and tweet!Source: KP...
2. How are our liveschanging?Source: KPCB Internet Trends 2013
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SuNx0UrnEo&feature=youtu.be2. How are our liveschanging?
2. How are our liveschanging?
2. How are our liveschanging?
2. How are our liveschanging?What does all this mean?
2. How are our liveschanging?A completely new type of globallyconnected learneris expecting a new typeof education for new...
2. How are our liveschanging?A completely new type of globallyconnected learneris expecting a new typeof education for new...
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
But waitthere‟s more…3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?The economics of abundanceThe OER movement…
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
FOMO3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
What does all this mean?3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
The traditional educational institutionis beingchiseled away by powerful global forcesand new business models as a multitu...
4. How can we shape abetter digital future?
4. How can we shape abetter digital future?Source: http://futuremakers.wikispaces.com/
“It is the theory that decides what wecan observe…”Albert Einstein4. How can we shape abetter digital future?
Knowledge SocietyKnowledge Economy• Online learning• Blended learning• Anytime, anywhere learningMajor competing discourse...
Knowledge SocietyKnowledge EconomyReproduction• Mass education• Universal standards• Education as a commodity• Increased m...
Knowledge SocietyKnowledge EconomyReschooling Reproduction•xMOOCs• New pedagogies• Real world learning• Education in chang...
Knowledge SocietyKnowledge EconomyDeschoolingReschooling Reproduction• PLE• cMOOCs• Un-curriculum• Life-long learning• Mas...
ReconceptualistKnowledge SocietyKnowledge EconomyDeschoolingReschooling Reproduction• Being glocal• Digital citizenship• S...
Learning to change andtransformLearning to livetogetherLearning to doLearning toknowLearningto beDigitalLiteracyDigitalIde...
Conclusion
Be wary of predictions…Conclusion
“Thirty years from now the big universitycampuses will be relics. Universities won‟tsurvive. It‟s as large a change as whe...
“All education springs from images of the future and alleducation creates images of the future. Thus alleducation, whether...
DEANZ…
Questions…“He [she] who asks a questionis a fool for five minutes; he [she] whodoes not ask a question remains a fool fore...
• Emailm.e.brown@massey.ac.nz• Twitter@mbrownz• DELFAhttp://delfa.massey.ac.nz• Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/mbrown...
The Digital Learning Revolution: What Lies Ahead?
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The Digital Learning Revolution: What Lies Ahead?
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  1. 1. The Digital Learning Revolution:What Lies Ahead?Professor Mark BrownFuture Learning and the Digital Student26th June, 2013
  2. 2. ADigitalRevolutionor Evolution?
  3. 3. The light comes through the cracks…
  4. 4. The light comes through the cracks…“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn,good and ill together...”William Shakespeare,Alls Well That Ends Well, Act 4, Scene 3
  5. 5. 1. A game changer?2. How are our lives changing?3. How is the „business‟ of education changing?4. How can we shape a better digital future?Outline…
  6. 6. Question…Who‟s inthe audience today?
  7. 7. Who‟s inthe audience today?Question…Please Stand Up
  8. 8. You cant predict the future,just like you cant reach the horizon...Key message…
  9. 9. 1. A game changer?
  10. 10. 1. A game changer?http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub7203i.pdf
  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, 1994).1. A game changer?
  12. 12. “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. A game changer?
  13. 13. 1. A game changer?1935
  14. 14. TechnologyExpectation Cycle(1986)Cuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers‟ College Press.1. A game changer?
  15. 15. High expectationsCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers‟ College Press.TechnologyExpectation Cycle(1986)1. A game changer?
  16. 16. High expectationsGrowingsupportCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers‟ College Press.TechnologyExpectation Cycle(1986)1. A game changer?
  17. 17. High expectationsGrowingsupportSubsided enthusiasmCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers‟ College Press.TechnologyExpectation Cycle(1986)1. A game changer?
  18. 18. High expectationsGrowingsupportSubsided enthusiasmCuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroomuse of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers‟ College Press.TechnologyExpectation Cycle(1986)1. A game changer?
  19. 19. “Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype,hopeand disappointment” (Gouseti, 2010).1. A game changer?
  20. 20. “Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype,hopeand disappointment” (Gouseti, 2010).“Given all that we know about the socialcomplexities of technology use in education,a pessimistic stance is the most sensible,and possibly the most productive, perspectiveto take”(Selwyn, 2011, p.714).1. A game changer?
  21. 21. 1. A game changer?
  22. 22. “We tend to overestimatethe effect of a technology inthe short run and underestimate the effect in thelong run.”Amara‟s Law1. A game changer?
  23. 23. 2. How are our liveschanging?
  24. 24. 2. How are our liveschanging?1983 2013Long ago people danced at concerts, now theyvideo, share, click and tweet!Source: KPCB Internet Trends 2013
  25. 25. 2. How are our liveschanging?Source: KPCB Internet Trends 2013
  26. 26. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SuNx0UrnEo&feature=youtu.be2. How are our liveschanging?
  27. 27. 2. How are our liveschanging?
  28. 28. 2. How are our liveschanging?
  29. 29. 2. How are our liveschanging?What does all this mean?
  30. 30. 2. How are our liveschanging?A completely new type of globallyconnected learneris expecting a new typeof education for new times.What does all this mean?
  31. 31. 2. How are our liveschanging?A completely new type of globallyconnected learneris expecting a new typeof education for new times.What does all this mean?Helsper, E. J., & Eynon, R. (2010). Digital natives: Where is theevidence? British Educational Research Journal, 36 (3), 503-520.
  32. 32. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  33. 33. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  34. 34. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  35. 35. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  36. 36. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  37. 37. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  38. 38. But waitthere‟s more…3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  39. 39. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?The economics of abundanceThe OER movement…
  40. 40. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  41. 41. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  42. 42. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  43. 43. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  44. 44. 3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  45. 45. FOMO3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  46. 46. What does all this mean?3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  47. 47. The traditional educational institutionis beingchiseled away by powerful global forcesand new business models as a multitudeofalternativeproviders emerge.What does all this mean?3. How is the „business‟of education changing?
  48. 48. 4. How can we shape abetter digital future?
  49. 49. 4. How can we shape abetter digital future?Source: http://futuremakers.wikispaces.com/
  50. 50. “It is the theory that decides what wecan observe…”Albert Einstein4. How can we shape abetter digital future?
  51. 51. Knowledge SocietyKnowledge Economy• Online learning• Blended learning• Anytime, anywhere learningMajor competing discourses…E-learning •Distance education •Technology-enhanced learning •Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow thesame „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
  52. 52. Knowledge SocietyKnowledge EconomyReproduction• Mass education• Universal standards• Education as a commodity• Increased market competitionMajor competing discourses…Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow thesame „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda• Online learning• Blended learning• Anytime, anywhere learningE-learning •Distance education •Technology-enhanced learning •
  53. 53. Knowledge SocietyKnowledge EconomyReschooling Reproduction•xMOOCs• New pedagogies• Real world learning• Education in change• Mass education• Universal standards• Education as a commodity• Increased market competitionMajor competing discourses…• Online learning• Blended learning• Anytime, anywhere learningE-learning •Distance education •Technology-enhanced learning •Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow thesame „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
  54. 54. Knowledge SocietyKnowledge EconomyDeschoolingReschooling Reproduction• PLE• cMOOCs• Un-curriculum• Life-long learning• Mass education• Universal standards• Education as a commodity• Increased market competitionMajor competing discourses…•xMOOCs• New pedagogies• Real world learning• Education in change• Online learning• Blended learning• Anytime, anywhere learningE-learning •Distance education •Technology-enhanced learning •Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow thesame „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
  55. 55. ReconceptualistKnowledge SocietyKnowledge EconomyDeschoolingReschooling Reproduction• Being glocal• Digital citizenship• Socially just society• Education for change•xMOOCs• New pedagogies• Real world learning• Education in change• Mass education• Universal standards• Education as a commodity• Increased market competitionMajor competing discourses…• PLE• cMOOCs• Un-curriculum• Life-long learning• Online learning• Blended learning• Anytime, anywhere learningE-learning •Distance education •Technology-enhanced learning •Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow thesame „language of persuasion‟to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda
  56. 56. Learning to change andtransformLearning to livetogetherLearning to doLearning toknowLearningto beDigitalLiteracyDigitalIdentityDigital Citizenship4. How can we shape abetter digital future?
  57. 57. Conclusion
  58. 58. Be wary of predictions…Conclusion
  59. 59. “Thirty years from now the big universitycampuses will be relics. Universities won‟tsurvive. It‟s as large a change as when wefirst got the printed book.”(Peter Drucker, Forbes, 1997)ConclusionBe wary of predictions…
  60. 60. “All education springs from images of the future and alleducation creates images of the future. Thus alleducation, whether so intended or not, is a preparationfor the future. Unless we understand the future for whichwe are preparing we may do tragic damage to those weteach.”(Toffler, 1974).Conclusion
  61. 61. DEANZ…
  62. 62. Questions…“He [she] who asks a questionis a fool for five minutes; he [she] whodoes not ask a question remains a fool forever.”Chinese Proverb
  63. 63. • Emailm.e.brown@massey.ac.nz• Twitter@mbrownz• DELFAhttp://delfa.massey.ac.nz• Slidesharehttp://www.slideshare.net/mbrownzContact…

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