Some Trends, Opportunities & Concerns - An African Perspective                      Laura Czerniewicz                     ...
Global Higher Education Issues      Higher Education in Africa       The Changing UniversityAffordances of the Digital Env...
    Massification of higher education       Overall lowering of academic standards       Greater social mobility for a ...
     Technology       instantaneous communication       the global dissemination of research and other information     ...
Socio-economic           Organisational          Pedagogical and         Technological                                    ...
Socio-economic           Organisational          Pedagogical and          Technological                                   ...
   University under pressure to respond to a    changing world order   The role of the university being questioned   Th...
   Networked   Granular   Hyper/linked   Multiple   Disaggregation   Aggregation   Integrated   Inter-operable    ...
The Statistics
Internet users by country, 2007 figures from Internetworldstats.com..   CC-BY-SA
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CC-BY-SA
Insight into Mobile Telecoms in Africahttp://www.slideshare.net/andrewmchenry/insights-into-mobile-telecoms-in-africa-dec-...
http://www.slideshare.net/andyhadfield/south-african-african-digital-stats-pub-quiz
   What is the role of technology in the changing higher    education scenario ?     Cause     Consequence   What is t...
OpennessAlternative delivery models      Digital content      Mobile learning
•     Open scholarship    •     Open access    •     Open content    •     Open licensing    •     Open education         ...
http://www.slideshare.net/laura_Cz/open-everything-        exploring-open-in-higher-education
•     Open scholarship    •     Open access    •     Open content    •     Open licensing    •     Open education         ...
Beethham, H et al (2012) Open Practices Briefing Paper
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   For everyone with internet access:     Access to online content     Access to peers & community     Emergent access...
   Growing divide     With/ without connectivity     With/ without specific devices   Disproportionately benefit the w...
Open Online CoursesFlexible learning in traditional universities
   Experimental,                                                      often 1-off                                        ...
MIT              MiTX                   Stanford              Knowlabs                       Opencourseware   Pilot: 6.002...
   The OER Tertiary Education    Network, Athabasca    University, BAOU (Gujarat’s open    university), SUNY Empire State...
CC-BY-SA
   Extend access     To those eligible for university but without places   Support life long learning   Cheaper   May...
   Parallel education has dangers     (separate but equal?)   Danger of increasing divides     With/ without resources...
Changing nature of content Rise of media rich content           Ebooks         Etextbooks
Self-curated, Visual, Social, MobileCC-BY-SAhttp://www.slideshare.net/joseph.murphy/cil-12-changing-face-of-content
   The expectation of “rich media”   Rise of video – Utube, Vimeo, Ted, Khan   Rise of audio, podcasting, lecturecastin...
   To demonstrate experiments or experimental situations   To illustrate principles involving dynamic change or movement...
   Print books: integrated/inflexible   Digital: separation of content, software &    hardware   New platforms and dist...
    Paid for                                                                                             content         ...
   Free   Any    device        CC-BY-SA
   Free while online   Annotate & Share   Community   Download and read off    line- pay
   Potential to be seamless and global   Distribution costs of content near/zer0   Linkable to    sources, multimedia, ...
   Major drawback for Africa: Old print regime    territorial rights regimes limit access    (technology enables, IP cons...
Mobile Learning for Africa Parker, J 2011
LECTURE PODCASTING                                                           CC-BY-SAIN AD-HOC AUDIENCE RESPONSE SYSTEMS
   “M o b i l e l e a r n i n g i s    r e s t r i c t e d t o s h o r t -    l i v e d , s h o r t -f u n d e d p i l o ...
   Highly complex environment   New models   Affordances – both open and closed   Blurring boundaries     Formal/info...
Laura.Czerniewicz@uct.ac.za lauraczerniewicz.uct.ac.za         @czernie                              CC-BY-SA
ICTs & Higher Education Trends Opportunities Concerns 2012
ICTs & Higher Education Trends Opportunities Concerns 2012
ICTs & Higher Education Trends Opportunities Concerns 2012
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  • John DanielsTwo years ago UNESCO’s World Conference on Higher Education identified massification as the major trend and the numbers are staggering – particularly here in Africa. Nearly one-third of the world’s population (29.3%) is under 15. Today there are 165 million people enrolled in tertiary education1. Projections suggest that that participation will peak at 263 million2 in 2025.Accommodating the additional 98 million students would require more than four major universities (30,000 students) to open every week for the next fifteen years. What are our assets in facing up to this responsibility? http://www.col.org/resources/speeches/2011presentation/Pages/2011-05-19b.aspx Given on 20 May 2011
  • FromTrends in Global Higher Education:Tracking an Academic RevolutionA Report Prepared for theUNESCO 2009 World Conference on Higher EducationPhilip G. AltbachLiz ReisbergLaura E. Rumbley
  • Globally, the percentage of the age cohort enrolled in tertiary education has grownfrom 19% in 2000 to 26% in 2007, with the most dramatic gains in upper middle andupper income countries. There are some 150.6 million tertiary students globally,roughly a 53% increase over 2000. In low-income countries tertiary-level participationhas improved only marginally, from 5% in 2000 to 7% in 2007. Sub-Saharan Africa hasthe lowest participation rate in the world (5%). In Latin America, enrolment is still lessthan half that of high-income countries. Attendance entails significant private coststhat average 60% of GDP per capita. (Figure 1)-------------------------------------
  • Updated from: Framework for Partnership in Higher Education in Africa, Czerniewicz, L & Jaffer, S 2007Insert URL
  • Dramatic inequalities within and across countries
  • Massive opportunity
  • Excellent resourceITU, Measuring the Information Society 2011 www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/backgrounders/general/pdf/5.pdf
  • Fabulouscuration of mobile information
  • Really useful compilation
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5535034664/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5535034664/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • https://oersynth.pbworks.com/w/page/51685003/OpenPracticesWhatOpenPracticesWhatPage history last edited by Helen BeethamThis page is part of the Open Practices briefing paper. This briefing paper on Open Practices is based on outcomes of the UK OER programme (phase 2). It was produced by the UK OER support and evaluation team in February 2012 to review evidence of relations between use and reuse of open educational resources and other aspects of open practice in education.https://oersynth.pbworks.com/w/page/51668352/OpenPracticesBriefingProject teamLed by Glasgow Caledonian University Prof. Allison Littlejohn Principle Investigator Dr Isobel Falconer Synthesis and evaluationConsultants Helen Beetham Synthesis and Evaluation Lou McGill Synthesis and Evaluationwith help and support from
  • https://oersynth.pbworks.com/w/page/51685003/OpenPracticesWhat
  • https://oersynth.pbworks.com/w/page/51685003/OpenPracticesWhat
  • http://mfeldstein.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/educationModelsLRGv21.jpg?9d7bd4, via e-literate via planetsakai.org
  • Examples of MOOCsCrypt4you - Aula Virtual de Criptografía y Seguridad de la Información. Technical University of Madrid - Spain. First MOOC in Spanish. March 2012Change.MOOC - Change: Education, Learning, and Technology! (Fall 2011)Facilitated by Stephen Downes, George Siemens, Dave CormierCreativity and Multicultural Communication - facilitated by Carol Yeager and Betty Lawrence at SUNY/Empire State College (Fall 2011) http://www.cdlprojects.com/cmc11blog/ ContentsEpCoPMOOC - e-Porfolio / Community of Practice MOOC! (August 2011) https://sites.google.com/site/eportfoliocommunity/epcop-mooceduMOOC - Online Learning Today and Tomorrow (Summer 2011) by the University of Illinois at Springfield enrolled 2,600+DS106 - Digital Storytelling (Spring and Summer 2011)MobiMOOC - Mobile Learning (Spring 2011)LAK11 - Learning and Knowledge Analytics (Spring 2011)EdFutures - Futures thinking in Education (Spring 2010)PLENK 2010 - Personal Learning Environments Networks and Knowledge (Fall 2010) Facilitated by Dave Cormier, George Siemens, Stephen Downes and Rita Kop[14] "How this CourseEC&I 831 - Social Media & Open Education (January 2008)INST 7150 - Intro to Open Education (Fall 2007)From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course
  • These do not seem connectivist in nature and pedadogy
  • WayneMacIntoshThe OERu concept is based on two significant business enablers for building sustainable education futures: the marginal cost of replicating digital learning materials is near zero, and sharing course design and development costs among institutions is cheaper than doing this alone. The vision of the OER university (OERu) concept is to provide free learning for all students worldwide. This is fundamentally doable with free content licensing, free software and the open web. Individuals are free to learn from OER hosted on the open web. The problem is that learners who access digital OERs on the web and acquire knowledge and skills either formally or informally, cannot readily have their learning assessed and subsequently receive credible credentials in recognition for their efforts.
  • Affordances of ICTs for enabling flexible learning- KiraChernotsky, K & Marquard S 2012 Enabling Flexible Learning through ICTs /student laptop programme, unpublished report
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  • Pedagogical roles for video in online learningMarch 10, 2012 By Tony Bateshttp://www.tonybates.ca/2012/03/10/pedagogical-roles-for-video-in-online-learning/
  • Mobile Learning for Africa Parker, J 2011http://jenniferparker.posterous.com/thesis-mobile-learning-for-africa
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/where_we_work/asia/bangladesh/bbcjanala.htmlUSING MOBILE PHONES & PDAS IN AD-HOC AUDIENCERESPONSE SYSTEMSMatt Jones, Gary Marsden & Dominic Gruijtershttp://people.cs.uct.ac.za/~gaz/papers/adhoc-cready.pdfUsing a Participatory Action Research approach to design a lecture podcasting system Raymond MugwanyaUniversity of Cape Town, South Africa Gary Marsden University of Cape Town, South Africa Dick Ng’ambi University of Cape Town, South Africa John TraxlerUniversity of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom http://cit.mak.ac.ug/staff/rmugwanya/pubs/Using%20PAR%20to%20design%20a%20lecture%20podcasting%20tool%20-%20IJMBL%20Vol%204%282%29.pdf
  • Rajasingham, L. (. (2011). Will Mobile Learning Bring a Paradigm Shift in Higher Education? Retrieved June 22, 2011, from Education Research International: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/edu/2011/528495/The habitus of digital “strangers” in higher education Laura Czerniewicz and Cheryl Brown, University of Cape Townin press, British Journal of Educational Technology
  • ICTs & Higher Education Trends Opportunities Concerns 2012

    1. 1. Some Trends, Opportunities & Concerns - An African Perspective Laura Czerniewicz March 2012 CC-BY-SA
    2. 2. Global Higher Education Issues Higher Education in Africa The Changing UniversityAffordances of the Digital Environment The Digital Landscape - Statistics The Big Questions
    3. 3.  Massification of higher education  Overall lowering of academic standards  Greater social mobility for a growing segment of the population  Increasingly diversified higher education systems Pressure to expand  Post-secondary education will need to provide places for an additional 98 million learners over the next 15 years; this would require more than four major universities (30,000 students) to open every week for the next fifteen years". (Daniel 2011.) Funding  Resource constrained globally  New patterns of funding higher education  Public / private good CC-BY-SA Altbach, P; Reisberg,L; Rumbley, R (2009) Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an academic revolution, UNESCO
    4. 4.  Technology  instantaneous communication  the global dissemination of research and other information  expansion of ICTs. Knowledge economy Demographics  Both students and staff will grow and become more varied  Academic activities and roles will become more diversified & specialised  In developing countries, the need for more lecturers will mean that academic qualifications, already rather low, might not improve much and reliance on part-time staff will continue. Academic mobility CC-BY-SA Altbach, P; Reisberg,L; Rumbley, R (2009) Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an academic revolution, UNESCO
    5. 5. Socio-economic Organisational Pedagogical and Technological epistemologicalAfrican Access and Social Capacity explosion Curricula quality and Severe pressure onhigher education Equity Enrolment expansion Relevance technological Challenges Participation rates New players, new Language of infrastructure Changing demands instruction Increasing demand demographics (including the rise Faculty quality, for bandwidth Funding and of private higher strength and Wide range of ICT financing education) motivation literacies among Gender imbalances Management issues Impoverished students and Pressure to respond in universities research and students to participate in a Poor learning publishing Educators with new world order environments Academic freedom limited experience Student activism System The brain drain and of educational Diversification the issue of technology capacity building CC-BY-SA
    6. 6. Socio-economic Organisational Pedagogical and Technological epistemologicalAfrican Pressure to expand Overcrowded Outdated curricula Infrastructurehigher education enrolment classrooms Inappropriate pressure T&L challenges Diversity in student A lack of educational teaching methods Increasing demand body resources Inadequate for bandwidth Mature students, life- Weak management academic support Wide range of ICT long learning capacity Recognition of prior literacies Inadequate teaching learning Educators with and learning Poor throughput limited experience environments rates of educational Poor working Low achievement of technology conditions graduate Online content vs Limited competencies design of online & accountability for Poorly equipped mixed mode teaching young educators learning Limited incentives for interactions teaching Poorly designed Donor-driven online learning CC-BY-SA
    7. 7.  University under pressure to respond to a changing world order The role of the university being questioned The rise of the digital Expectations of online ▪ Teaching ▪ Research ▪ Communication ▪ Engagement CC-BY-SA
    8. 8.  Networked Granular Hyper/linked Multiple Disaggregation Aggregation Integrated Inter-operable CC-BY-SA
    9. 9. The Statistics
    10. 10. Internet users by country, 2007 figures from Internetworldstats.com.. CC-BY-SA
    11. 11. CC-BY-SA
    12. 12. CC-BY-SA
    13. 13. Insight into Mobile Telecoms in Africahttp://www.slideshare.net/andrewmchenry/insights-into-mobile-telecoms-in-africa-dec-2011- final
    14. 14. http://www.slideshare.net/andyhadfield/south-african-african-digital-stats-pub-quiz
    15. 15.  What is the role of technology in the changing higher education scenario ?  Cause  Consequence What is the relationship between ICTs and issues of equity and access in Africa?  Social inequality and digital divides  ICTs can overcome divides and can deepen divides What are the big trends in technology and education?  In terms of these trends, what are the opportunities and concerns for African education? CC-BY-SA
    16. 16. OpennessAlternative delivery models Digital content Mobile learning
    17. 17. • Open scholarship • Open access • Open content • Open licensing • Open education practices • Open education resources • Open source • Open data • Open research • Open science • Open web • Open knowledgehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5535034664/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    18. 18. http://www.slideshare.net/laura_Cz/open-everything- exploring-open-in-higher-education
    19. 19. • Open scholarship • Open access • Open content • Open licensing • Open education practices • Open education resources • Open source • Open data • Open research • Open science • Open web • Open knowledgehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/5535034664/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    20. 20. Beethham, H et al (2012) Open Practices Briefing Paper
    21. 21. CC-BY-SA
    22. 22.  For everyone with internet access:  Access to online content  Access to peers & community  Emergent access to accreditation Opportunity to contribute, create & share Cost savings Choice Transparency CC-BY-SA
    23. 23.  Growing divide  With/ without connectivity  With/ without specific devices Disproportionately benefit the wealthy?  See: https://edutechdebate.org/oer-and-digital-divide/open-educational-resources-expand-educational-inequalities/ CC-BY-SA
    24. 24. Open Online CoursesFlexible learning in traditional universities
    25. 25.  Experimental, often 1-off  Generally not accredited  Not associated with an institutionhttps://sites.google.com/site/themoocguide/home CC-BY-SA
    26. 26. MIT MiTX Stanford Knowlabs Opencourseware Pilot: 6.002x A1course Using Udacity Wide array (Circuits and 229 paying students platform Electronics) Pilot non paying students 160 k enrolled 2300Content Free content Course textbook buy Online lectures, Online lectures from Amazon automated quizzes Automated Some content free quizzes onlineInteraction Not provided, Discussion boards Peer interaction Peer interactionPedagogy/Learning content only for students And with lecturersDesign/Feedback automatedAccreditation Not provided, Pilot no testing Letter from course Letter from (exSummative Assessment content only Intend: a credential lecturers (not from Stanford) for a modest fee Stanford) for non course lecturers (not/ from MIT) paying students for non paying students CC-BY-SA
    27. 27.  The OER Tertiary Education Network, Athabasca University, BAOU (Gujarat’s open university), SUNY Empire State College, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, NorthTec, Open Polytechnic, Otago Polytechnic, Southern New Hampshire University, Thompson Rivers University, University of Canterbury, University of South Africa, University of Southern Queensland, and the University of Wollongong. Eight university- and college-level courses as prototypes  College Composition  Art Appreciation and Techniques  Regional relations in Asia and the Pacific  A Mathematical Journey  General and Applied Psychology  Critical Reasoning  Why Sustainable Practice  Introduction to Management CC-BY-SA
    28. 28. CC-BY-SA
    29. 29.  Extend access  To those eligible for university but without places Support life long learning Cheaper May be genuinely innovative May address real educational challenges CC-BY-SA
    30. 30.  Parallel education has dangers  (separate but equal?) Danger of increasing divides  With/ without resources (incl funding)  With/ without expertise Threatening  Change management Unknown Prone to unsubstantiated hype CC-BY-SA
    31. 31. Changing nature of content Rise of media rich content Ebooks Etextbooks
    32. 32. Self-curated, Visual, Social, MobileCC-BY-SAhttp://www.slideshare.net/joseph.murphy/cil-12-changing-face-of-content
    33. 33.  The expectation of “rich media” Rise of video – Utube, Vimeo, Ted, Khan Rise of audio, podcasting, lecturecasting Growth of animation, visualisation, simulation Rise of the digital humanities- vivid archival resources These afford for education- interactivity, modelling, engagement CC-BY-SA
    34. 34.  To demonstrate experiments or experimental situations To illustrate principles involving dynamic change or movement To illustrate abstract principles through the use of specially constructed physical models To illustrate principles involving three-dimensional space To use animated, slow-motion, or speeded-up video to demonstrate changes over time To teach certain advanced scientific or technological concepts (such as theories of relativity or quantum physics) without students having to master highly advanced mathematical techniques, through the use of models and/or animation To substitute for a field visit To bring students primary resource or case-study material, i.e. recording of naturally occurring events which, through editing and selection, demonstrate or illustrate principles covered elsewhere in the course. To demonstrate decision-making processes To demonstrate methods or techniques of performance (e.g. mechanical skills such as stripping and re- assembling a carburetor) To interpret artistic performance (e.g. drama, spoken poetry, movies, paintings, sculpture, or other works of art) To analyse through a combination of sounds and graphics the structure of music To teach sketching, drawing or painting techniques To demonstrate the way in which instruments or tools can be used; to demonstrate the skills of craftsmen To record and archive events that are crucial to the course, but which may disappear or be destroyed in the near future (e.g. Internet reportage of the Arab Spring) To demonstrate practical activities to be carried out later by students To synthesize, summarize or condense contextually and media rich information relevant to the course. CC-BY-SA Bates, T (2012) Pedagogical roles for video in online learning
    35. 35.  Print books: integrated/inflexible Digital: separation of content, software & hardware New platforms and distributors Transitional at present (pdf online) CC-BY-SA
    36. 36.  Paid for content  For one devicehttp://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/03/29/brian-coxs-wonders-of-the-universe-redefines-ipad-books-with-gorgeous-3d-and-a-brilliant- CC-BY-SA interface/
    37. 37.  Free Any device CC-BY-SA
    38. 38.  Free while online Annotate & Share Community Download and read off line- pay
    39. 39.  Potential to be seamless and global Distribution costs of content near/zer0 Linkable to sources, multimedia, visualisation, customisa ble Can integrate with Learning Environments Provide a student with a library New models include open (OpenStax, Flat World) CC-BY-SA
    40. 40.  Major drawback for Africa: Old print regime territorial rights regimes limit access (technology enables, IP constrains) Disjunctures  Eg use software to make books but can’t buy them! Dangers of greater divides  Exciting high quality in on proprietary software and expensive devices CC-BY-SA
    41. 41. Mobile Learning for Africa Parker, J 2011
    42. 42. LECTURE PODCASTING CC-BY-SAIN AD-HOC AUDIENCE RESPONSE SYSTEMS
    43. 43.  “M o b i l e l e a r n i n g i s r e s t r i c t e d t o s h o r t - l i v e d , s h o r t -f u n d e d p i l o t p r o j e c t s o r t o r e s e a r c h e r s u s i n g i n d i v i d u a l c o u r s e s a s e x p e r i me n t s o u t s i d e ma i n s t r e a m me t h o d s o f f e r e d b y t h e i r i n s t i t u t i o n s ” (R a j a s i n g h a m , 2011)”. “T h i s r e s e a r c h i n s t u d e n t s ’ d i g i t a l l y -m e d i a t e d p r a c t i c e s a d d s we i g h t , a l o n g wi t h o t h e r r e s e a r c h (H o d g k i n s o n - Wi l l i a m s & N g a m b i , 2009) (K u k u l s k a - H u l m e & CC-BY-SA
    44. 44.  Highly complex environment New models Affordances – both open and closed Blurring boundaries  Formal/informal  Online/ face-to-face  Academic/ personal Imperative for  Information & ICT literacies  Critical literacies  Content & communication capabilities CC-BY-SA
    45. 45. Laura.Czerniewicz@uct.ac.za lauraczerniewicz.uct.ac.za @czernie CC-BY-SA

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