Technology-based
Innovation in Education
2 September 2010

Øystein Johannessen
Deputy Director General
Norwegian Ministry ...
Outline of presentation
•   ICT policy
•   Backdrop of the report
•   The report
•   Policy issues and the road rhead




...
Policy Drivers for ICT in
            Education
• To support economic growth
• To support social development
• To support ...
Educational Drivers for ICT in
             Education
•   Learning outcome and learning strategies
•   Personalisation
•  ...
Relevance of technology-based
      innovation - directions
• Determining the conditions which enable
  the adoption of te...
Are we able to scale up
technology-based innovations?
• Change at system level seemingly does not
  happen.
• Possible rea...
Research questions
• Competing concepts of technology-based
  school innovations?
• The dynamics of technology-based schoo...
The Report: Topics
• Web 2.0
• Digital learning resources
• Monitoring and assessing ICT use in
  education
• Research and...
Lessons learnt (i)
• Imbalance between technology investments,
  content, teacher training and knowledge base
• Tension be...
Lessons learnt (ii)
• Potential of new research disciplines (e.g. brain
  research) must be explored
• Work on assessment ...
Policy principles
• Systemic innovation useful for assessing
  innovation policies
• Targeted system to promote and suppor...
Axis of innovation
•   The Policy Axis
•   The Pedagogical Axis
•   The technology Axis
•   The Knowledge Axis




       ...
The Policy Axis
• Horizontal coherence: Links between key
  policy elements
• Vertical coherence: Links between key
  play...
Coherence between key policy
         elements




                       14
The Pedagocial Axis
• Curriculum and Innovation
• Empower the Innovators
• Culture of sharing among teachers and
  school ...
The Technology Axis
• Infrastructure is an enabler for access and
  equity
• ICT support systems and capacity
• Collaborat...
Emerging technologies for
              learning
•   Cloud computing
•   Collaborative Environments
•   Game-based Learnin...
The Knowledge Axis
• The Double Knowledge Change
  – Establishing a knowledge base
  – Effective dissemination and uptake ...
Policy implications
• Systemic approach to innovation as a guiding principle
  for innovation-related policies
• Promote a...
The Road Ahead
• Hybrid phase: Technology AND pedagogy
• Relationship between public
  service/formal education and non-fo...
Thank you!



joh@kd.dep.no
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  1. 1. Technology-based Innovation in Education 2 September 2010 Øystein Johannessen Deputy Director General Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research 1
  2. 2. Outline of presentation • ICT policy • Backdrop of the report • The report • Policy issues and the road rhead 2
  3. 3. Policy Drivers for ICT in Education • To support economic growth • To support social development • To support educational reform • To support educational management and accountability • Source: Kozma, 2008 3
  4. 4. Educational Drivers for ICT in Education • Learning outcome and learning strategies • Personalisation • Variation of teaching methods • Home – school collaboration • Bridge home – school education  relevance 4
  5. 5. Relevance of technology-based innovation - directions • Determining the conditions which enable the adoption of technology • Empowering schools and teachers to generate discrete innovations at the school or classroom level • Providing support for the research community 5
  6. 6. Are we able to scale up technology-based innovations? • Change at system level seemingly does not happen. • Possible reasons for lack of systemic change: – Knowledge base – Teacher training – Incentives 6
  7. 7. Research questions • Competing concepts of technology-based school innovations? • The dynamics of technology-based school innovations from a knowledge- management perspective? • Innovation policies regarding technology in education 7
  8. 8. The Report: Topics • Web 2.0 • Digital learning resources • Monitoring and assessing ICT use in education • Research and research design 8
  9. 9. Lessons learnt (i) • Imbalance between technology investments, content, teacher training and knowledge base • Tension between technology and pedagogy • Axis between radical and incremental innovation • There is a need to balance expectations between the power of technology and feasibility of reality • Complexity of the issues involved require a multi-dimensional approach 9
  10. 10. Lessons learnt (ii) • Potential of new research disciplines (e.g. brain research) must be explored • Work on assessment too narrow • Need for social dialogue with all stakeholders • Research must be translated into meaningful guidelines for improving practice • To what extent is research evidence phased into the education and practice of teachers 10
  11. 11. Policy principles • Systemic innovation useful for assessing innovation policies • Targeted system to promote and support successful innovation and system-wide change. • A coherent knowledge base is necessary • Innovation opportunities may be lost due to lack of evalution and knowledge feedback 11
  12. 12. Axis of innovation • The Policy Axis • The Pedagogical Axis • The technology Axis • The Knowledge Axis 12
  13. 13. The Policy Axis • Horizontal coherence: Links between key policy elements • Vertical coherence: Links between key players in an educational system 13
  14. 14. Coherence between key policy elements 14
  15. 15. The Pedagocial Axis • Curriculum and Innovation • Empower the Innovators • Culture of sharing among teachers and school leaders • ICT in the pedagogical debate 15
  16. 16. The Technology Axis • Infrastructure is an enabler for access and equity • ICT support systems and capacity • Collaboration with others players in the educational systems • Increased technological diversity to be expected 16
  17. 17. Emerging technologies for learning • Cloud computing • Collaborative Environments • Game-based Learning • Mobiles • Augmented Reality • Flexible Displays • Sources: 2010 Horizon Report K-12 17
  18. 18. The Knowledge Axis • The Double Knowledge Change – Establishing a knowledge base – Effective dissemination and uptake of the knowledge base • Professional development among teachers: Effective strategies 18
  19. 19. Policy implications • Systemic approach to innovation as a guiding principle for innovation-related policies • Promote an evidence-informed dialogue on innovation • Build a coherent knowledge base about technology in education • Supplement investments in technology with efforts in monitoring and evaluation • Support relevant research • Avoid digital divides • Align or embed strategies for innovation with national/regional policies for education (Quality/Equity) 19
  20. 20. The Road Ahead • Hybrid phase: Technology AND pedagogy • Relationship between public service/formal education and non-formal education should be revisited • Need to analyze the drivers of emerging technologies • Collaboration is King! 20
  21. 21. Thank you! joh@kd.dep.no
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