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Here Comes The iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education 2015

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What will the iPad generation expect from further and higher education and skills? In this talk for the 2015 Future of Higher Education conference I discuss drivers for change from the learner's perspective, and signpost some work that Jisc is doing around building digital capability and supporting student led innovation

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Here Comes The iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education 2015

  1. Here Comes the iPad Generation Martin Hamilton Photo CC BY-NC-ND Flickr user henrybloomfield 1Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  2. About Jisc About Jisc: › Registered charity championing the use of digital technologies in research, education and skills › Range of shared services, advice and support for UK institutions, e.g. – Janet: World leading network, eduroam global wireless roaming – Digital capabilities programme, supporting next generation of digital leaders – Embracing student ideas and using them to build new digital solutions – Helping institutions to achieve efficiency gains through digital technology, e.g. asset sharing and brokerage › My role: – Helping us to anticipate and embrace (or ameliorate) social and technical trends and new technologies 2Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  3. Next gen 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 3
  4. Next gen 4 So much has changed: › Anyone with children or grandchildren under ten will know that smartphones and tablets have had a massive influence over the next generation Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  5. Next gen 5 So much has changed: › Anyone with children or grandchildren under ten will know that smartphones and tablets have had a massive influence over the next generation › With the introduction of the new Computing curriculum in schools, today’s children are learning to be what Nesta calls “young digital makers” Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  6. Next gen 6 So much has changed: › Anyone with children or grandchildren under ten will know that smartphones and tablets have had a massive influence over the next generation › With the introduction of the new Computing curriculum in schools, today’s children are learning to be what Nesta calls “young digital makers” › We all have memories of our own school days, and being put off subjects by being forced to study them – Hopefully our children will be so captivated by the possibilities that technology now offers that they won’t mind being forced to learn about it! Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  7. Transition 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 7
  8. Transition 8 Transition: › How will our children make the transition from primary to secondary school, college & university? Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  9. Transition 9 Transition: › How will our children make the transition from primary to secondary school, college & university? › When we think about HE, FE and skills - what will the institutions of tomorrow have to do in order to remain relevant & continue to attract students? Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  10. Transition 10 Transition: › How will our children make the transition from primary to secondary school, college & university? › When we think about HE, FE and skills - what will the institutions of tomorrow have to do in order to remain relevant & continue to attract students? › The issue here is that we grew up in an environment where knowledge and information was scarce & often rationed Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  11. Wikipedia is Arthur Mee for the modern era? 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 11
  12. Wikipedia is Arthur Mee? 12 Thirst for knowledge: › If you were lucky you might have been able to satiate your thirst for knowledge with books from your school or public library, or even have an encyclopaedia set at home Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  13. Wikipedia is Arthur Mee? 13 Thirst for knowledge: › If you were lucky you might have been able to satiate your thirst for knowledge with books from your school or public library, or even have an encyclopaedia set at home › Some of you may even be old enough to remember getting the hard sell from door to door encyclopaedia sellers Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  14. Wikipedia is Arthur Mee? 14 Thirst for knowledge: › If you were lucky you might have been able to satiate your thirst for knowledge with books from your school or public library, or even have an encyclopaedia set at home › Some of you may even be old enough to remember getting the hard sell from door to door encyclopaedia sellers › And that information rapidly dated – the Arthur Mee children’s encyclopaedia I grew up with predates the discovery of antibiotics & human exploration of space Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  15. Screen time 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 15
  16. Screen time 16 From toy to tutor: › For our kids, phones & tablets unquestionably begin as entertainment devices Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo CC BY Flickr user aaronpk
  17. Screen time 17 From toy to tutor: › For our kids, phones & tablets unquestionably begin as entertainment devices › But there will come a point in most children’s time at or before school where they will realise that… Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo CC BY Flickr user aaronpk
  18. Screen time 18 From toy to tutor: › For our kids, phones & tablets unquestionably begin as entertainment devices › But there will come a point in most children’s time at or before school where they will realise that… › There is useful information out there on the Internet, or apps for their device that might help them – with a homework project – understand something that they have been struggling with in class – pursue a particular interest that they have developed Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo CC BY Flickr user aaronpk
  19. To know nothing, and yet know everything 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 19
  20. To “know” everything 20 At our fingertips: › The iPad generation has always had the sum total of human knowledge at its fingertips – although at first our children will not have been aware of this Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo credit: Gawker
  21. To “know” everything 21 At our fingertips: › The iPad generation has always had the sum total of human knowledge at its fingertips – although at first our children will not have been aware of this › There is now so much less friction involved in following your interests, particularly if they involve digital technologies Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo credit: Gawker
  22. To “know” everything 22 At our fingertips: › The iPad generation has always had the sum total of human knowledge at its fingertips – although at first our children will not have been aware of this › There is now so much less friction involved in following your interests, particularly if they involve digital technologies › A motivated pupil can potentially follow their interest to degree level and beyond at their own pace – and using material from world leading institutions like MIT & the UK’s FutureLearn consortium partners Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo credit: Gawker
  23. The value in validation 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 23
  24. Validation 24 Reach: › The validation that comes with a certificate, diploma or degree will always carry some cachet Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  25. Validation 25 Reach: › The validation that comes with a certificate, diploma or degree will always carry some cachet › And we know that there is huge perceived value to the learner in terms of forming social networks & peer groups Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  26. Validation 26 Reach: › The validation that comes with a certificate, diploma or degree will always carry some cachet › And we know that there is huge perceived value to the learner in terms of forming social networks & peer groups › Accredited practical experience gained during work placements can also be very beneficial – And yet employers are in some senses competing with institutions Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  27. Learning to work, working to learn 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 27
  28. Learning to work 28 Applied theory: › Let’s say that I am a school leaver that has a deep interest in the computer networking technology, protocols & standards that power the Internet – Not only is the underlying documentation open and freely available, but there are also network simulators that I can use to explore how all of this works when put together Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Image courtesy University of Salford
  29. Learning to work 29 Applied theory: › Let’s say that I am a school leaver that has a deep interest in the computer networking technology, protocols & standards that power the Internet – Not only is the underlying documentation open and freely available, but there are also network simulators that I can use to explore how all of this works when put together › But my tablet probably isn’t the ideal platform for running network simulations. I need hardware Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Image courtesy University of Salford
  30. Learning to work 30 Applied theory: › Let’s say that I am a school leaver that has a deep interest in the computer networking technology, protocols & standards that power the Internet – Not only is the underlying documentation open and freely available, but there are also network simulators that I can use to explore how all of this works when put together › But my tablet probably isn’t the ideal platform for running network simulations. I need hardware › Cisco’s Network Academy programme, provides vocational training based in institutions and leading to CCNA & other certifications Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Image courtesy University of Salford
  31. The monopoly on information has been broken 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 31
  32. The monopoly is broken 32 What’s my motivation? › The monopoly on information has (by and large) been broken Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo credit: CC-BY Flickr user comedynose
  33. The monopoly is broken 33 What’s my motivation? › The monopoly on information has (by and large) been broken › Learners can pursue their interests independently & achieve recognised vocational qualifications without entering an institution Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo credit: CC-BY Flickr user comedynose
  34. The monopoly is broken 34 What’s my motivation? › The monopoly on information has (by and large) been broken › Learners can pursue their interests independently & achieve recognised vocational qualifications without entering an institution › Colleges and universities will increasingly need to consider how they can provide concrete incentives such as work placements, higher apprenticeships & facilities Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015 Photo credit: CC-BY Flickr user comedynose
  35. Help is here 17/06/2015 Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 2015 35
  36. Help is here 36 Supporting student led innovation: › Student ideas competition: how can technology improve the student experience in further or higher education? › Supporting technology start-up projects: assisting existing teams to promote & pilot their products › Learner ideas in FE competition: how can technology improve the learning experience in FE and skills? › Apprentice-led ideas challenge: Ideas to improve learning from apprentices & trainees, working with Association of Employment & Learning Providers (AELP) Find out more: bit.ly/jiscsosi & see #studentideas Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  37. Help is here 37 What is Jisc doing to help? › Digital capability framework describing skills needed by staff to thrive in a digital environment › Tools to help individuals and managers identify, reflect and improve on current skills levels & digital capability › Support for leaders in developing strategy, plans & workforce skills for the digital university or college › Expanding the student Change Agent Network to encourage & support staff-student digital partnerships › An open online course that will directly support the development of staff digital skills Join us! bit.ly/jiscdigcap & see #digitalcapability Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015
  38. Continue the conversation… 38 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY Martin Hamilton Futurist, Jisc, London @martin_hamilton martin.hamilton@jisc.ac.uk bit.ly/jiscdigcap Here Comes the iPad Generation - Future of Higher Education Conference 201517/06/2015

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