The impact and implications of educational technology on higher education


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  • A very messy kind of network
  • The impact and implications of educational technology on higher education

    1. 1. The Impact and Opportunity of Educational Technologies on Higher EducationDave Cormier
    2. 2. Being there
    3. 3. A few key trends
    4. 4. Flexibility• Just in time enrolment• The separation of learning from credentialing• And…
    5. 5. Internationalization
    6. 6. Analytics
    7. 7.
    8. 8. Storing Technologies
    9. 9. brains
    10. 10. books
    11. 11. The database
    12. 12. • What edtech tools do we know that are store and access?• How are flexibility, internationalization and analytics built on top of them?
    13. 13. Can Higher Educationcompete at storing things?
    14. 14. “Prices for online access to articles from two major publishers have increased 145% over the past six years, with some journals costing as much as $40,000”
    15. 15.
    16. 16. Black Swan 1 – MIT accredits MOOCsMIT seeing Stanford pulling ahead in the freeopenness sweepstakes, decides that it will workto provide accreditation for open onlinecourses…they’ve decided that they are going tohire 10K tutors to evaluate people in the newMOOCs they plan to launch this year. 1 millionstudents, 10000 tutors. What would that do?
    17. 17. What else can the technology offer?
    18. 18. A few words on innovation “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Henry Ford “We dont do market research" Steve Jobs
    19. 19. Setting the context• What does that student need?• Whos job is it to decide what the university is about?• What value do we provide?• Why do we teach?
    20. 20. ”Successful health services in the21st century must aim not merely forchange, improvement, and response,but for changeability, improvability,and responsiveness.” Coping withcomplexity: educating for capabilitySarah W Fraser, Trisha Greenhalgh.2001
    21. 21. Why a rhizome?1.They can map in any direction from any starting point2.They grow and spread via experimentation within a context3.They grow and spread regardless of breakage
    22. 22. Multiple Voices
    23. 23. Connection
    24. 24. Networked
    25. 25. Learning Analytics
    26. 26. What else can we do?
    27. 27. We can be…
    28. 28. This
    29. 29. THIS
    30. 30. We need to know who we are, and thenmake the technologies be who we are.
    31. 31. @davecormier