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Higher Education for the Future: Digital Transformation at Dublin City University.

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Invited presentation at Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania, 7th November, 2017.

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Higher Education for the Future: Digital Transformation at Dublin City University.

  1. 1. Higher Education for the Future: Digital Transformation at Dublin City University Professor Mark Brown Kaunas University of Technology 7th November 2017
  2. 2. @mbrownz Chair, Digital Learning Director, National Institute for Digital Learning
  3. 3. Vision… A world leader at the forefront of designing, implementing and researching new blended, online and digitally-enhanced (BOLD) models of education.
  4. 4. Open Education Unit The Ideas Lab Off-campus Online Delivery Innovative Models of Design and Delivery Teaching Enhancement Unit On-campus Blended Delivery BOLD Learning Designs Research Network National Institute for Digital Learning
  5. 5. The Ideas Lab
  6. 6. Outline… 1. Education in change 2. Education for change 3. Education for the future Higher Education for the Future: Digital Transformation at Dublin City University
  7. 7. “Digital transformation should be in the service of big ideas, not as a big idea in itself” (adapted from Barnett, 2011)
  8. 8. Access Quality Cost Sir John Daniel Iron Triangle
  9. 9. 1. Education in change
  10. 10. In 1976… 89% market share
  11. 11. The Language of Disruptive Innovation
  12. 12. 20 years ago…
  13. 13. “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).
  14. 14. “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).
  15. 15. “I believe that the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks,” (Thomas Edison, 1922)
  16. 16. Project Plato – 1960s
  17. 17. Gartner Hype Cycle “Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype, hope and disappointment” (Gouseti, 2010).
  18. 18. “Resilience requires adaptation and evolution to new environmental conditions, but retains core identity” (Weller & Anderson, 2013, p.55).
  19. 19. 2. Education for change
  20. 20. • Learning Spaces • DCU Connected • Loop - VLE • Loop Reflect • DCU Inspires Five examples…
  21. 21. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Physical Virtual
  22. 22. Collaborative Lecture Theatre
  23. 23. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Physical VirtualLeakage
  24. 24. • Long History of Distance Education • Hosted National Centre for Distance Education • OSCAIL Early Adopter of Online Learning
  25. 25. Deep Interaction Digitally Rich Resources The Connected Learner Transforming Lives and Societies Sense of Belonging Committed to Success Impactful Narratives Knowledge Translation Rich Collaboration Community of Learners Meaningful Tasks Assessment for Learning - Our Model Teacher Presence Specialist Educators
  26. 26. Strong Pedagogical Community LowBrandAwareness HighBrandAwareness Weak Pedagogical Community
  27. 27. Open to Shaping Closed to Shaping WeakLearningDesign StrongLearningDesign
  28. 28. 3. Education for the future
  29. 29. http://dcufuse.ie
  30. 30. Academic Staff 22% Alumni 8% External Guests 10% Postgrad Student 5% Undergrad Student 24% Professional Staff 31% Who took part… 21 Countries Average Time on Platform: 74 minutes
  31. 31. 56% 67% 70% 72% 78% 78% 84% I felt comfortable expressing my opinion and providing input to an online discussion forum Participating in DCU Fuse was a good use of my time I understood how the conversations related to aspects of the strategic planning process at DCU The platform is a good way to solicit views and allow large groups of people to contribute to debates The topics covered a wide range of areas within the university in a transparent manner I found using DCU Fuse to be an interesting experience The conversation topics were relevant to my work/ study/ activity at DCU
  32. 32. Three final remarks…
  33. 33. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  34. 34. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon

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