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East Midlands Jisc Rsc Conference 23 06 2009


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Presentation to the East Midlands regional Support Centre for the JISC - support to education on ICT and e-learning

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East Midlands Jisc Rsc Conference 23 06 2009

  1. 1. Learning Never Was What it Used to Be <ul><li>Chris Batt </li></ul>
  2. 2. Global and cultural memories The raw material of the future Supporting education, learning, social well being, creativity, discovery Inspiring Learning for All
  3. 3. Connections Collections/content Customers/audiences Prior Knowledge Value Chain
  4. 4. Free choice, informal Learning for life The fuzzy end of the market learning market Personal, personalisable experience Invisible learning
  5. 5. Modelling public knowledge value chains in a networked world
  6. 6. Boundary exchanges Public policy Parent institutions Buildings Staff Services Investment decisions Policy/invest. decisions Delivery infrastructure
  7. 7. <ul><li>Digital repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>You and me </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries of all types </li></ul><ul><li>Museums and some galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasters </li></ul><ul><li>Research agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Learned societies </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Community groups </li></ul>
  8. 8. Measuring downstream value Lifetime Good Fair Poor Pre-school support School years Level three Skills training and support Knowledge and information mediation and guidance Convivial activity Confidence Creativity Curiosity Community well being, social capital Discovery/understanding High High, but at risk High, in places Uncertain Batt Value Indicator
  9. 9. Is a model developed to support the industrial revolution relevant to a post-industrial society?
  10. 11. <ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Attainment </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Progression </li></ul>On War Carl von Clausewitz Learning education
  11. 12. The role and form of learning in a post-industrial society
  12. 13. So what?
  13. 14. Learning Never Was What it Used To Be What does that tell us about the future?
  14. 16. We are all excluded
  15. 17. Connections Collections/content Customers/audiences Prior Knowledge Value Chain
  16. 18. Collections/content Connections Customers/audiences Learning Journeys into the Unknown
  17. 19. Reading Group Collaborative learning Return of the Narrative “ 19 th century English women novelists writing about the North East” ?
  18. 20. Roman Remains = 930,000 Hits What was required? - Simple introduction to archaeology - Engaging material - sound and images - How to find out more - Where to see something 1/10
  19. 21. Two clicks and the learning journey starts
  20. 22. Antique watches = +380,000 hits
  21. 24. The Search Engine Paradox <ul><li>Convenience store for information </li></ul><ul><li>The doorway is easy to open </li></ul><ul><li>The drivers are not those of learning and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>To get beyond browsing shop windows you have to learn new competencies </li></ul><ul><li>The deep Web is invisible </li></ul>
  22. 25. So what needs to happen? Possible pic here
  23. 26. Learning journeys in the digital age New paradigms for old Access and accessibility A universal right to knowledge? How do learning and the Web fit? What should the future look like?
  24. 27. The Electronic Town Square 1. metaphor
  25. 29. Browsecasting 2. media convergence
  26. 30. Browsecasting
  27. 31. <ul><li>TV production as narrative browser </li></ul><ul><li>A story that is richly connected to the deep web </li></ul><ul><li>The quality of factual productions dynamically linked to the resources of knowledge institutions </li></ul>Browsecasting
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  29. 33. Myberspace 3. personalization
  30. 34. Roman Remains: Learning Journey introduction to archaeology 930,000 hits engaging material - sound and vision How to find out more where to see interesting stuff
  31. 35. Digitize/describe Aggregate Discover Search terms Personal metadata
  32. 36. MYBERSPACE NAME: Adie SEARCH: Roman remains RESULT HITS: 7 hits <ul><li>Hi Adie: I’ve ‘dug up’ some basic stuff on Roman remains and registered you for seven days on the new archaeologists discussion list so you can get see what everyone is talking about. If you want the local archaeology group and the Roman Society to know about your interest, just click the links below: </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Archaeology introductory lecture on Roman remains in Britain (streamed audio [free]) </li></ul><ul><li>Digging up Roman remains in England - Time Team programme from C4 (streamed video [single viewing £1.00]) </li></ul><ul><li>Books on Roman history in Britain in your local library </li></ul><ul><li>Collections of Roman remains within 45 minutes travel time of home (travel details included) </li></ul><ul><li>Links to organisations that other people like you found useful </li></ul><ul><li>People in the area you might like to chat to </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to let other organisations hear about your interest </li></ul><ul><li>Score: 10/10 </li></ul>Existing interests Home address Learning styles 1.2m hits
  33. 38. Food for Thought?
  34. 39. An e-Bay for learning – matching learners with the people with the skills Learning opportunities modelled on large-scale, multi-player games in which players discover challenges and the tools to overcome them YouLearn video site where learners could post their own solutions A We-Think approach will offer learning all over, all the time, in a wide variety of settings, for a wide variety of people, more tailored to small groups and individual needs
  35. 40. If any of what I said makes sense, please see me afterwards [email_address]