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From Brick to Click: What is the Future of Higher Education?

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Invited presentation to members of the Rotary Club of Wellington, [online], 16th November, 2015.

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From Brick to Click: What is the Future of Higher Education?

  1. 1. From Brick to Click: What is the Future of Higher Education? Professor Mark Brown National Institute for Digital Learning 16th November 2015
  2. 2. The Future is Global…
  3. 3. The Future is Glocal…
  4. 4. 42,000 attendees from 134 countries
  5. 5. NIDL officially launched 28th November, 2013 by Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, and Lord David Putnam, Ireland’s Digital Ambassador. http://www.dcu.ie/nidl
  6. 6. From Brick to Click: What is the Future of Higher Education? 1. Current images 2. Images from the past 3. Shaping an uncertain future
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  8. 8. “An avalanche is coming. It’s hard of course, to say exactly when. It may be sooner than we think. Certainly there is no better time than now to seek to understand what lies ahead for higher education – and to prepare” (p.8) Barber, M., Donnelly, K., & Rizvi, S. (2013). An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead. Institute for Public Policy Research. London. 1. Current images
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  13. 13. 2015 1. Current images
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  15. 15. In 1976… 89% market share 1. Current images
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  20. 20. http://ubyssey.ca/features/information-driveway-moocs-462/ 1. Current images
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  24. 24. “With the coming of the New Media, the need for print on paper will rapidly diminish. The day will soon arrive when the world’s literature will be available from The Automatic Library at the mere pressing of a button” (Uzanne, 1994). 2. Images from the past
  25. 25. “With the coming of the New Media, the need for print on paper will rapidly diminish. The day will soon arrive when the world’s literature will be available from The Automatic Library at the mere pressing of a button” (Uzanne, 1894). 2. Images from the past
  26. 26. “Books will soon be obsolete in public schools. Scholars will be instructed through the eye. It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture”. (Thomas Edison, 1913) 2. Images from the past
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  30. 30. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Physical Virtual The digital learning ecology… 2. Images from the past
  31. 31. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Physical Virtual The digital learning ecology… Leakage 2. Images from the past
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  33. 33. “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Amara’s Law 2. Images from the past
  34. 34. 3. Shaping an uncertain future
  35. 35. John Pilger reminds us that despite huge advancements in technology over the last 50 years, the wealth gap between developed and developing countries has more than doubled. 3. Shaping an uncertain future
  36. 36. The current emphasis on education in change needs to shift to the language of education for change 3. Shaping an uncertain future
  37. 37. What type of globally connected societies do we want our higher education systems to serve? 3. Shaping an uncertain future
  38. 38. What type of higher education systems do we want the use of new learning technologies to serve? 3. Shaping an uncertain future
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  41. 41. November 2015 3. Shaping an uncertain future
  42. 42. “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 Past President, Commonwealth of Learning 3. Shaping an uncertain future
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  47. 47. #moocposium2015 3. Shaping an uncertain future
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  49. 49. Conclusion
  50. 50. What is the Future of Higher Education? Conclusion
  51. 51. What is the Future of Higher Education? Conclusion A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking or the question is too hard to answer
  52. 52. “New models of online learning should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself” (adapted from Barnett, 2011). Conclusion
  53. 53. Thank You!
  54. 54. Questions… “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz
  55. 55. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning www.dcu.ie/nidl mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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