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EMPOWER online learning leadership academy.


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Invited Plenary presentation at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Universita Telematica, Rome, Italy, 21st October.

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EMPOWER online learning leadership academy.

  1. 1. EMPOWER Online Learning Leadership Academy Professor Mark Brown Rome 21st October 2016
  2. 2. “Developing and implementing desired change is not an event but is a complex and subjective learning/unlearning process for all concerned” (p.73). Scott, G., Coates, H., & Anderson, M. (2008). Learning leaders in times of change: Academic leadership capabilities for Australian higher education. Australian Learning and Teaching Council, NSW. Scott, G. (2003). Effective change management in higher education. Educause Review, November/December, 64-80.
  3. 3. “Focuses on the critical role of leadership — not the Lone Ranger leader who rides into town and saves a single school/college, but leaders whose very actions change the systems they work in.”
  4. 4. Antoine Rauzy Fred de Vries Covadonga Rodrigo Mark Brown
  5. 5. High impact (critical) uncertainties Growth of new global online providers Emergence of strategic alliances between universities Increased supply reduces the cost of qualifications Reduction of government funding to universities Increased demand for part-time study options Increased demand for customised study options Increased demand from staff for flexible work conditions Emergence of badges and micro-credentials Emergence of new technological innovations
  6. 6. Disruptive Business Models Conventional Business Models StandardisedOfferings CustomisedOfferings Scenario 3 Scenario 4 Scenario 1 Scenario 2
  7. 7. What is the preferred future scenario for your institution? • Oldish University • Newish University • Resource University • Expansive University • Alliance University