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An Ecological Perspective: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Individual Parts

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Invited presentation at Next Generation Learning Spaces, London, 30th March 2017.

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An Ecological Perspective: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Individual Parts

  1. 1. An Ecological Perspective: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Individual Parts Professor Mark Brown London 30th March 2017 Next Generation Learning Spaces
  2. 2. Outline 1. Our story 1. Learning landscapes 2. Shaping the design narrative
  3. 3. Key message
  4. 4. 1. Our story…
  5. 5. 1. Our story…
  6. 6. A World-Class Irish Education Online http://connected.dcu.ie
  7. 7. 2. Learning landscapes…
  8. 8. “The fundamental principle is that quality teaching requires high quality learning environments, which by definition in the 21st Century need to support teachers to exploit the affordances of new digital technologies.” (Keppell, Souter & Riddle, 2011) 2. Learning landscapes…
  9. 9. On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation New (Digital) Learning Ecology Physical Virtual
  10. 10. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Leakage New (Digital) Learning Ecology Physical Virtual
  11. 11. • Curious minds • Inspirational leaders • Enterprising entrepreneurs • Resilient problem solvers • Collaborative thinkers • A sense of wonder • Courageous dreamers • Intelligent challenges • Innovative mindsets • Creative future makers
  12. 12. The Innovation Park
  13. 13. The Innovation Park… Learn Observe Research Generate
  14. 14. The Innovation Park… Learn Observe Research Generate
  15. 15. The Ideas Lab
  16. 16. The Discovery Space
  17. 17. The Discovery Space
  18. 18. The Germinator
  19. 19. The Shed
  20. 20. The Shed (Reflect) The Discovery Space (Grow) The Ideas Lab (Sow) The Germinator (Propogate) Floor plan…
  21. 21. 3. Shaping the design narrative…
  22. 22. http://dcufuse.ie 3. Shaping the design narrative…
  23. 23. Conclusion
  24. 24. Conclusion
  25. 25. Conclusion
  26. 26. Conclusion
  27. 27. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  28. 28. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning www.dcu.ie/nidlmark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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