The university as a hackerspace - Joss Winn - Jisc Digital Festival 2014

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The University of Lincoln has explored opportunities as diverse as the potential of open data, developed a research data infrastructure, nurtured student developers and developed a research-led approach to teaching known as the student as producer, to name a few. However, these projects and initiatives have not been throw away experiments. Rather, they have helped inform the University’s new Digital Education Strategy aimed at meeting the needs and improving the experience of its students and researchers at a time when the idea and purpose of the university is being challenged.

This provides an overview of some of the innovative projects and initiatives the University of Lincoln has undertaken in the past few years and how universities can explore approaches to teaching and research support, while helping inform the institutional mission and strategy. It will also provide an opportunity for managers, learning technologists and teachers to discuss the potential for such an approach at their institution and to share relevant experiences and ideas.

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The university as a hackerspace - Joss Winn - Jisc Digital Festival 2014

  1. 1. ‘The university as a hackerspace’ Joss Winn, Centre for Educational Research and Development, University of Lincoln jwinn@lincoln.ac.uk http://cerd.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk #digifest14  
  2. 2. http://studentasproducer.lincoln.ac.uk StudentasProducerishackingtheuniversity
  3. 3. LNCD is (was) Not a Central Development group! http://lncd.lincoln.ac.uk/ project/institutional-openness- case-study DevXS hackathon (2011) http://devxs.org.uk
  4. 4. Digital Education 1.  A cross-university digital education group (a committee, working group, network?) 2.  Incentives and recognition (teacher education leading to credit and funding) 3.  An anti-disciplinary Masters research programme (the ‘university as a hackerspace’) 4.  A framework for re-engineering space and time (the ‘idea of the university’: open, flipped, virtual, edgeless, etc.) http://joss.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2014/03/03/digital-education/
  5. 5. ‘The university as a hackerspace’ •  Cross-university Masters by Research degree •  The ‘campus’ = the ‘hackerspace’ (virtual/material/ open/edgeless) •  Anti-disciplinary: Democratically involves staff and facilities from across all schools •  Experiments/challenges, not ‘modules’; Hacker ethic. •  Student as Producer: Research-based; teachers and students learn from each other. The institution learns from its teacher-student scholars. A ‘Skunkworks’ for the institution. •  Can a university contain (intellectually, politically, practically) a hackerspace? Are the two organisational and educational forms compatible?

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