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Open, Connected Education (NZ Tertiary Education Symposium, Wellington July 22-23 2016)


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Open, Connected Education. Voices from Tertiary Education: A conversation about productivity & innovation in tertiary education in New Zealand, a symposium organised by the Tertiary Education Union, July 22-23 2016, Wellington ( Hashtag: #TEUvoices16
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Open, Connected Education (NZ Tertiary Education Symposium, Wellington July 22-23 2016)

  1. 1. Open, Connected Education Dr Mark McGuire, Design, University of Otago Voices from Tertiary Education TEU Symposium Wellington July 22-23 2016 #LTHEchat Twitter Visualisation 5 May 2016
  2. 2. Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. — Herbert Simon
  3. 3. Two people standing on opposite hills look into the same valley. One sees shadow, the other sees light. Both are right.
  4. 4. Innovation is about exceeding 
 current expectations through the application of 
 new technologies. 
  5. 5. The nature of digital artifacts In crossing the threshold from analog to digital, an artefact exchanges a single, traceable past for unlimited possible futures, solidity for malleability, and financial value for social value. Photo by gottanew CC-BY-NC-SA 22 June 2012
  6. 6. Chris Anderson. “Free: The Future of a Radical Price”, Hyperion (2009) Business models based on variations of “free” Paying for the form (of the experience), not for the content.
  7. 7. Nicholas Carr “The Big Switch”, W. W. Norton & Co., (2009) The nature of digital networks In the change from physical to virtual, 
 networks change from > centralized to dispersed, > fixed to fluid, > and hierarchical to flat.
  8. 8. “the networked environment makes possible a new modality of organizing production: radically decentralized, collaborative, and nonproprietary, based on sharing resources and outputs among widely distributed, loosely connected individuals who cooperate with each other without relying on either market signals or managerial commands. This is what I call commons-based peer production.” – Yochai Benkler, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedoms 
 (New Haven: Yale, 2006), 60. Free PDF download:
  9. 9. Teaching and Learning Paradigms Locus, Mode, Temporality, Structure, Objective PUSH teacher, broadcast, synchronous, hierarchical, teach  PULL resource, download, asynchronous, nodal, learn SHARE network, co-create, continuous, distributed, knowledge network
  10. 10. Graphic by Tom Downs @Downs4S Feb. 21 2016
  11. 11. School Pyramid 2144108627991085401
  12. 12. Square Dance CC BY (
  13. 13. Artwork: Freegums, Celestial Plane, 2010, Fully Tileable Ink Drawing, 24″ X 36″
  14. 14. Deloitte. Human Capital Trends 2016: The new organization: Different by design
  15. 15. Deloitte. Human Capital Trends 2016: The new organization: Different by design(p. 60
  16. 16. Buckminster Fuller (Dan Lindsay CC BY 3.0) “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. 
 To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
  17. 17. Tony Bates: “Transforming teaching and learning through technology management” Change11 MOOC Live Session 16 October, 2011 Bates, A. W. T., & Sangra, A. (2011). Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning: Jossey-Bass
  18. 18. We accept the status quo, not because it is optimal, but because it is familiar.  
  19. 19. The first lecture in every course should be about the lecture theatre.Advanced Image Search for “lecture theatre” (CC BY-NC)
  20. 20. “The medium is the message” — Marshall McLuhan
  21. 21. Whatever else we teach at University, we’re all teaching history.
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  23. 23. Moxi car by Wayne Thume (CC BY-NC-ND)
  24. 24. You can’t run new apps on an old operating system.
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  26. 26. Follow the incentives.
  27. 27. Research Teaching Service
  28. 28. No one is not going to pull the rug out from under themselves.
  29. 29. “Companies often fail because the very management practices that have allowed them to become industry leaders also make it extremely difficult for them to develop the disruptive technologies that ultimately steal away their markets.” Christensen M. Clayton. The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. 1997
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  31. 31. Ryan Craig, 2015, College Disrupted:The Great Unbundling of Higher Education
  32. 32. on-the-inside/308145/why-uber- will-triumph-in-the-end
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  34. 34. Network weather “The network weather argument suggests that changes in your environment are occurring because of other people’s use of these technologies and the behaviour they facilitate, 
 even if as an individual you are not engaged with them.” + Remote participation + Backchannel + Amplified events + Socialisation + Changing formats Weller, M. (2011). Network Weather. In The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice (pp. 114–127). London: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved July 15, 2016, from Weller, M. (2011). The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice
  35. 35. “Thursday, July 14th 4.15pm ADT – Helen DeWaard will connect us with Audrey Watters and Jesse Stommel. This hangout has space for virtual participants.”
  36. 36. Sept.26, 2012
  37. 37. Accessed 22 July 2016
  38. 38. #Phonar accessed 15 July 2016
  39. 39. #docc14 (Distributed Open Collaborative Course) (accessed 15 July 2016) Also see
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  41. 41. #LTHEchat Twitter Visualisation 5 May 2016
  42. 42. #edchatNZMOOC Coordinated by Danielle Myburgh (@MissDtheTeacher)
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  44. 44. RNZ Accessed 22 July 2016:
  45. 45. needs-a-new-model-for-universities-43696
  46. 46. Just because it works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.
  47. 47. Just because it doesn’t appear to be bro ken, doesn’t mean it’s still fit for purpose.