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Higher Education’s Free and
          Ferrel

                Bill Ashraf
    email: bill.ashraf@sussex.ac.uk
Making
   Technology
    Invisible!
  Plug and teach/learn?

Integrated cross platform:
tools
kit
easy to use
Future proofing
   versus future
      shock!
 How do we ensure our
   investment in people,
 facilities and technology
wil...
Excellence is
  everywhere:

   World class
    research

  Cutting edge

Higher graduate
    salaries

Excellent teaching...
Hype Cycle for Higher
       Education, 2008

   “The priority for higher education
  institutions in 2008 is to balance i...
Why did students go for it?




     Ines connected with Amina, 2008, by Catherine Balet
Digital Natives/
           Digital Immigrants
In recent years there have
been changes in the
aspirations, economic realit...
Key findings
                                                                                        67% of students
      ...
Where Next?
• Working with colleagues
• Using Podcasting as:
  - Assessment
  - Feedback
• Screencasts
Thanks for listening
FOTE09 - Bill Ashraf: HE’s Free and Feral?
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FOTE09 - Bill Ashraf: HE’s Free and Feral?

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Bill Ashraf's talk at ULCC's Future of Technology in Education conference on October 2nd, 2009

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FOTE09 - Bill Ashraf: HE’s Free and Feral?

  1. 1. Higher Education’s Free and Ferrel Bill Ashraf email: bill.ashraf@sussex.ac.uk
  2. 2. Making Technology Invisible! Plug and teach/learn? Integrated cross platform: tools kit easy to use
  3. 3. Future proofing versus future shock! How do we ensure our investment in people, facilities and technology will stand the test of time?
  4. 4. Excellence is everywhere: World class research Cutting edge Higher graduate salaries Excellent teaching Excellent facilities
  5. 5. Hype Cycle for Higher Education, 2008 “The priority for higher education institutions in 2008 is to balance its continued focus on organizational efficiency with the uptake of innovative technologies that improve personal productivity
  6. 6. Why did students go for it? Ines connected with Amina, 2008, by Catherine Balet
  7. 7. Digital Natives/ Digital Immigrants In recent years there have been changes in the aspirations, economic realities, commitment and progression of our students. “Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach”.   Marc Prensky
  8. 8. Key findings 67% of students The Impact of Web-Based Lecture compared 30% of staff Technologies on Current and Future Practices in Learning and Teaching agreed that WBLT help http://www.cpd.mq.edu.au/teaching/wblt/overview.htm students achieve better Maree Gosper | David Green | Margot McNeill | Rob Phillips | Greg Preston | Karen Woo results April, 2008 80% of students compared with 49% of staff agreed that WBLT made it easier for students to learn
  9. 9. Where Next? • Working with colleagues • Using Podcasting as: - Assessment - Feedback • Screencasts
  10. 10. Thanks for listening

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