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Critical Reflections on the Horizon Report: What did we Learn from the Exercise?

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Presentation at The Next Generation: Digital Learning Research Symposium, Dublin City University, 1st November 2016

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Critical Reflections on the Horizon Report: What did we Learn from the Exercise?

  1. 1. Critical Reflections on the Horizon Report: What did we Learn from the Exercise? Mark Brown & Paul Gormley Digital Learning Research Symposium Dublin City University, Dublin 1st November 2016
  2. 2. 1. Background 2. Major Findings 3. Reflecting on the Lessons Outline… Critical Reflections on the Horizon Report: What did we Learn from the Exercise?
  3. 3. “No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his [her] mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.” (Donald Foster, 2002) Anchoring perspective…
  4. 4. http://www.downes.ca/files/images/Horizon_Reporta.png 1. Background…
  5. 5. 1. Background…
  6. 6. http://hackeducation.com/2015/02/17/horizon/ 1. Background…
  7. 7. 1. Background…
  8. 8. Basic criticisms… • Fad-hopping • Mostly sways in the breeze • Last-minute predictions of things that already happened • Only one major successful prediction - learning analytics • Many failed predictions: gamification, augmented reality, virtual worlds 1. Background…
  9. 9. 1. Background… Why… • Building local community
  10. 10. 1. Background… Why… • Valuable partnership
  11. 11. 1. Background… Why… • Policy context
  12. 12. http://www.nmc.org/ 2. Major Findings…
  13. 13. 2. Major Findings…
  14. 14. 2. Major Findings…
  15. 15. 2. Major Findings…
  16. 16. 2. Major Findings…
  17. 17. 2. Major Findings…
  18. 18. • Select Voices • Limited Dialogue • 3000+ Downloads • Pedagogically Barren • Reinforces Need for Infrastructure 3. Reflecting on lessons…
  19. 19. In sum… Although the Horizon Report is rightly subject to criticism… 3. Reflecting on lessons…
  20. 20. …was a useful initiative, especially given the state of digital learning in Irish higher education Although the Horizon Report is rightly subject to criticism… In sum… 3. Reflecting on lessons…
  21. 21. 2017 Horizon Report for Ireland ? ? ? How would we respond in 2017? 3. Reflecting on lessons…
  22. 22. Thank You mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz pgormley123@gmail.com @pgormley123

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