Chris batt digital leaders event 03 03-11

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Short presentation given at the learning workshop of the third Digital Leaders' Programme event, HM Treasury, 3rd March 2011

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Chris batt digital leaders event 03 03-11

  1. 1. Opening up the Academy Chris Batt Senior Research Fellow University College London
  2. 2. A landscape of paradox NATIONAL SERVICES NATIONAL OFFERS Janet network JISC JISC Collections R and D outcomes
  3. 3. Large impact <ul><li>All activities linked to sectors’ priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership through routes to best practice </li></ul><ul><li>R & D = horizon scanning and thought leadership </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ Communities are full of people with hidden depths of knowledge and experience” “ The global community is as anonymous as the user wishes and someone who lacks formal education may communicate on equal terms with the professor ” The Phantom Carnation Grower “ How does someone with such self-discovered, self-taught skills thrive and enrich them?”
  5. 5. HE/FE wider public
  6. 7. “ Megaphones of informal learning” Martin Bean
  7. 8. <ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><li>New audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Blending formal and informal learning through life </li></ul>Do we need competition? “ Megaphones of informal learning” Martin Bean
  8. 9. Images of 1m galaxies from Sloane Sky Survey Day 1: 70k classifications per hour Year 1: 50m classifications from 150k people
  9. 10. Hanny van Arkel’s Voorwerp Green peas
  10. 12. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.digital-futures.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/Chris_Batt </li></ul><ul><li>chrisbatt.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @chrisbatt </li></ul>What does this mean for the future of HE (and for us)? HE/FE wider public

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