Australian Digital Futures Institute

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This was presented to a federal Government Minister when he visited USQ on September 1 2011.

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Australian Digital Futures Institute

  1. 1. Australian <br />Digital Futures Institute<br />Dr Shirley Reushle<br />Mission Leader (Digital Communities)<br />Australian Digital Futures Institute<br />University of Southern Queensland (USQ)<br />
  2. 2. What is the Australian Digital Futures Institute?<br />focused research institute - digital futures, learner experience, institutional impact<br />project-based activity (within USQ and beyond) focused on the 3 missions of digital communities, mobility and openness<br />opportunities for visiting scholars, research training, collaborative research<br />innovation pipeline – prototyping new and emerging ideas<br />opportunities for staff to trial new and emerging technologies through physical (StarShip Phoenix) and virtual spaces<br />structured evaluation process<br />strong leadership - international scholar Professor Gilly Salmon - Executive Director and Professor, Learning Futures<br />6 September 2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />http://adfi.usq.edu.au<br />“Space” metaphor<br />Risky<br />Some risk<br />Harnessing widely used technologies for educational purposes<br />New & different markets<br />Existing but improved<br />safe<br />Riskier<br />Scanning for totally new ideas<br />6 September 2011<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Missions<br />digital communities<br />mobility<br />openness<br />6 September 2011<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Digital communities<br />Fully online conference across 3 global locations:<br />“This has been extraordinary and probably the best single experience in my 10 years in Higher Education. So much breadth and depth and such a sense of connectedness”.<br />webinar series<br />digital communities of practice<br />Institutional capacity building through engagement in learning design and teaching online<br />6 September 2011<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Mobility<br />Contextual learning<br />at work<br />in the field<br />in the hospital<br />in the community<br />at the client’s location<br />augmented reality<br />virtual worlds<br />mobile devices (e.g. ebook readers, iPads)<br />6 September 2011<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Openness<br />Itunes U<br />Creating and sharing of open access resources across institutional boundaries (efficient, low cost, quality resources)<br />Support to increase digital awareness and confidence in choosing from a wide range of learning technologies and resources to enable customisation of courses and personalisation of learning experiences<br />WikiEducator<br />6 September 2011<br />
  8. 8. Strategic Collaborative Initiatives<br />Engaging with the NBN roll-out<br />Collaborative Research Network (CRN) – USQ, ANU, University of South Australia (digital futures)<br />6 September 2011<br />8<br />

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