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Aades Leadership Forum Keynote

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Keynote address for the 2008 Australasian Leadership Forum August 28, 2008, Darwin, NT

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Aades Leadership Forum Keynote

  1. 1. AADES Leadership Forum Authentic Innovation: Beyond the Next Best Toy Bill Wade, CDU [email_address] Darwin, NT Aug 27-29, 2008
  2. 2. A Heartfelt Thank You … Photo courtesy Leslie Leong
  3. 3. Welcome to AADES 2008 Forum Photo courtesy Leslie Leong
  4. 4. A DE Story … <ul><li>1976 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>print </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1979 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>print, audio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2000 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>print, audio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>video, web </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SP, TP, CP </li></ul></ul></ul>Overseas Delivery
  5. 5. Authentic Innovation in DE <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not just pie in the sky ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not just fantastic statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not just a great R.O.I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not just the next best toy </li></ul></ul>Photo courtesy http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattjb
  6. 6. DE and Innovation Defined <ul><li>“ I’ll know when I see it.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shale, D. (1988). Toward a reconceptualization of distance education. American Journal of Distance Education. 2 (3), 25-35. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaged and successful students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excited, passionate and energetic teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive, supportive administrators </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. DE and Innovation Defined <ul><li>1 :  the introduction of something new </li></ul><ul><li>2 :  a new idea, method, or device </li></ul>Photo courtesy http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rocket000 Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innovation viewed Aug 2008
  8. 8. Innovation and New Technologies <ul><li>Every week I’m learning something new and more frequently I have to sheepishly admit, “nope, haven’t really used that one yet, </li></ul><ul><li>New applications emerge almost daily …   Take a look at this http://go2web20.net </li></ul>
  9. 9. Innovation and Technology Link <ul><li>Connection between educational technologies and “perceived” innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Promises, promises, promises </li></ul><ul><li>Images of technology slideshow </li></ul>
  10. 10. Critical Frameworks <ul><li>Anthony (Tony) Bates (1995) </li></ul><ul><li>ACTIONS Model </li></ul><ul><li>A ccess </li></ul><ul><li>C osts </li></ul><ul><li>T eaching functions </li></ul><ul><li>I nteraction and user-friendliness </li></ul><ul><li>O rganizational issues </li></ul><ul><li>N ovelty </li></ul><ul><li>S peed of course development/adaptation </li></ul>A C T I O N S
  11. 11. Models of Inquiry <ul><li>R. Garrison, T. Anderson, W. Archer and L. Rourke et al., (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll know DE and you’ll know authentic innovation when you see it … </li></ul><ul><li>Pat Fahy Transcript Analysis Tools (TAT) </li></ul>Source http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Community_of_inquiry_model viewed Aug 2008
  12. 12. <ul><li>  Ongoing anecdotes and qualitative evidence of social networking at CDU and collaborations with other TAFES and Unis. </li></ul>Innovations from My Trench
  13. 13. Innovative Distance Workshops … <ul><li>Deliver workshops at a distance via dynamic blogging   http://asprsocialnetworking.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>More dynamic presentations, publish postings when ready and use browser refresh. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio streamed and recorded through Eliminate. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Innovative Evidence for VET <ul><li>Certificate III in Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming logistical barriers </li></ul><ul><li>How to supervise an apprenticeship when you have to teach on the same day </li></ul><ul><li>Meet Jake … Switched onto blogging! </li></ul><ul><li>  http://apprenticejakec.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  15. 15. Blogs for Classroom Delivery <ul><li>http://dsgn133bwade.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Metaphors podcast … </li></ul><ul><li>Running virtual classes concurrently with a blog to stream video and audio </li></ul>
  16. 16. Group Networks on Delicious <ul><li>Student share URLs and links to valuable resources   http://del.icio.us/2D3DCDU </li></ul><ul><li>Minipresentations and Video tutorials </li></ul>
  17. 17. Blogger and E-Portfolios <ul><li>Facilitate both “developmental” and a “reflective” practice amongst advanced graphic design students.   http://dsgn133marisa.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental & Reflective </li></ul>
  18. 18. Leveraging Flickr, CC & Sets <ul><li>Teaches ways for graphic designers to upload and share their proposed responses to a design brief   http://www.flickr.com/photos/68693739@N00/sets/72157602695461364/   Working with clients at a distance … </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple freelance designers all working from different locations </li></ul>
  19. 19. Flickr Badges to Showcase Work <ul><li>Student work and samples on a “representational” style E-Portfolio …   http://dsgn133michael.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Representational </li></ul>
  20. 20. Collaborative Video Editing <ul><li>Garma 2008 Multimedia Program </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping connected with school students from remote communities </li></ul><ul><li>Student self generated edits and productions </li></ul>
  21. 21. Innovative Environments <ul><li>Those that promote and those that don’t … </li></ul><ul><li>Remember Peter Senge (1994) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>learning organizations are: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Senge, P. et. al. (1994) The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Innovative Environments <ul><li>The “innovation challenge” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The tension between being challenged to be innovative educators and being blocked from using many innovative tools. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The “innovation paradox” </li></ul>
  23. 23. Current Challenges to Innovation <ul><li>What are they? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Horizon Report 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The New Media Consortium </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2008-Horizon-Report.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Risky Innovation <ul><li>AIMIA – Monetising Digital Video … </li></ul><ul><li>Online Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anderson (2008) is video the next BIG power app? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our BLOG @ aades2008.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  25. 25. Gauging Authentic Innovation <ul><li>Michael G. Moore’s transactional distance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S – S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S – T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S – C* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T – T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T – I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I – S </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S – S (t) </li></ul></ul>Students Teachers Content Industry Parents Volunteers Technology Elders / Relatives
  26. 26. Gauging Authentic Innovation <ul><li>How do we improve these engagements and interactions? </li></ul><ul><li>How do young people want to engage online and at a distance? </li></ul>Mobilizethis.wikispaces.com – Oct 23-24, 2008
  27. 27. And Finally …

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