Challenging the Paradox of Progress: Agile Responses to Ireland's Jobs Crisis - Jim Devine

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Jim Devine is the Former President of IADT, now Principal at Devine: Policy | Projects | Innovation in Ireland.

This presentation was delivered as part of his keynote speech at the 2014 EDEN Annual Conference in Zagreb.

http://www.eden-online.org

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Challenging the Paradox of Progress: Agile Responses to Ireland's Jobs Crisis - Jim Devine

  1. 1. Challenging the Paradox of Progress Jim Devine
  2. 2. Beetle to Golf Mk7 – a motoring metaphor
  3. 3. We built them like this while developing from roads like this to carriageways like this
  4. 4. Now we build them like this to drive on roads like this
  5. 5. …at least sometimes!
  6. 6. DESIGN IMPETUS QUALITY, STANDARDS and REGULATORY PULL FACILITATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE ALIGNMENT
  7. 7. Learning in the 21st Century… misalignment? DESIGN IMPETUS QUALITY, STANDARDS and REGULATORY PULL FACILITATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE
  8. 8. The Digital Learning Landscape
  9. 9. European Commission: ‘Opening Up Education’
  10. 10. ‘Open Education’ – still a contested landscape
  11. 11. European Commission: ‘Opening Up Education’: DIAGNOSIS
  12. 12. European Commission: ‘Opening Up Education’: CURE
  13. 13. European Commission: ‘Opening Up Education’
  14. 14. “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it” Upton Sinclair
  15. 15. Addressing the need for ICT Skills in Ireland Available at www.hea.ie
  16. 16. Source: Kendall A case of systemic double loop learning?
  17. 17. http://hea.ie/sites/default/files/ict_evaluation_web_final_12.03.14.pdf ICT Skills Conversion: Evaluation of first two cycles
  18. 18. http://hea.ie/sites/default/files/ict_evaluation_web_final_12.03.14.pdf Springboard Programme: Evaluation of first three cycles
  19. 19. Case Study 1 Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing – EQF Level 6 Course Leader: Tim Horgan
  20. 20. “Coming from a town planning background, I had absolutely no background in IT but wanted to up-skill in a high employment industry due to the downturn in construction related activity ” Ciara Conlon, now Project Leader in the Global Technical Support Team, VMware, Cork Cloud Computing Programme at CIT
  21. 21. Case Study 2 EQF Level 6 EQF Level 5 CPD Diploma CPD Diploma Awarding Body http://www.digitalskillsacademy.com
  22. 22. “Previously I was an architectural technician…I graduated with a post- graduate CPD Diploma in digital production, specialising in applications development. I am now working full- time as a software quality assurance engineer in an award winning and cutting edge online software company.” Neil Fletcher – from architectural technician to software quality engineer
  23. 23. “You’re among amazing, fantastic, truly inspirational and impactful people and it really makes you step up your game” Eoghan McCabe, founder of Intercom - his experience of Silicon Valley, having raised $22m in investment
  24. 24. “You have to have advocates…an ‘advocate of you’…who believes in you and supports you” Louise Phelan, VP for Global Operations at PayPal in Ireland
  25. 25. jimdevine@icloud.com and

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