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Digital Learning: On Shaping Talent’s Future Value

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Keynote presentation at Knowledge Economy Forum, Kuwait, 8th February 2018.

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Digital Learning: On Shaping Talent’s Future Value

  1. 1. Digital Learning On Shaping Talent’s Future Value
  2. 2. @mbrownz
  3. 3. 2019 Conference Dublin
  4. 4. 1. Digital disruptions 2. Digital promises 3. Digital cultures Outline….
  5. 5. MICRO MACRO MESO NANO
  6. 6. Digital learning is about changing mindsets rather than developing narrow skillsets Central Point
  7. 7. 1. Digital disruptions
  8. 8. In 1976… 89% market share
  9. 9. Different interest groups and stakeholders are borrowing the same ‘languages of persuasion’ to legitimize very different agenda
  10. 10. Knowledge is in the Network Education is NOT a Commodity
  11. 11. “It is theory that decides what we can observe…”
  12. 12. • Threat • Unbundling • Re-imagination Crisis • Disruption • Democratization • TWO MAJOR WORLDVIEWS DIGITAL LEARNING
  13. 13. Knowledge Economy • Threat • Unbundling • Re-imagination Crisis • Disruption • Democratization • TWO MAJOR WORLDVIEWS DIGITAL LEARNING
  14. 14. “And we’ve got to bring on the competition — open the schoolhouse doors and let parents choose the best school for their children. Education reformers call this school choice, charter schools, vouchers, even opportunity scholarships. I call it competition — the American way.” Donald Trump, in his book “The America We Deserve”
  15. 15. Knowledge Economy • Threat • Unbundling • Re-imagination Crisis • Disruption • Democratization • TWO MAJOR WORLDVIEWS Knowledge Society DIGITAL LEARNING
  16. 16. “Higher education has a crucial role to play in laying the foundations of a society that is more inclusive, participatory and equal...” The President said “…the role of the university in enabling citizens to develop the tools to address the great challenges of our time – global poverty, climate change and sustainability – was vital.
  17. 17. Education in Change Education for Change
  18. 18. What type of education system do we want the use of new digital technology to serve? Question for Governments…
  19. 19. 2. Digital promises
  20. 20. Access Quality Cost Sir John Daniel Iron Triangle
  21. 21. “It will not be possible to satisfy the rising demand for Higher Education, especially in developing countries, by relying on traditional approaches.” (Sir John Daniel, 2013) Past President, Commonwealth of Learning; Previous Vice-Chancellor, UK Open University
  22. 22. 2.7%
  23. 23. 2015 No Significant Difference
  24. 24. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Physical Virtual Digital Leakage
  25. 25. Bolting or Infusing?
  26. 26. [ Blended | On-line | Digital ] B O L D
  27. 27. 3. Digital cultures
  28. 28. http://dcufuse.ie
  29. 29. www.discourse.org
  30. 30. (adapted from Barnett, 2011) Final remarks… “Digital learning should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself”
  31. 31. Digital disruption challenges our ideas of what constitutes the “good society” for the future
  32. 32. Go raibh maith agaibh! Thank you
  33. 33. Professor Mark Brown - PhD Director, National Institute for Digital Learning www.dcu.ie/nidlmark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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