Leadership for Teaching and Learning: Personal Reflections and Takeaways

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Presentation given to leadership professional development group at Dublin City University, 7th May, 2014.

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Leadership for Teaching and Learning: Personal Reflections and Takeaways

  1. 1. Leadership for Teaching and Learning: Personal Reflections and Takeaways Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning 7th May, 2014
  2. 2. Outline… 1. My story 2. My leadership role 3. Some personal takeaways
  3. 3. What do you see? Pop quiz...
  4. 4. What do you see? Pop quiz...
  5. 5. If the answer is 3, then what is the question? Pop quiz...
  6. 6. Pop quiz... The number of months I have been working at DCU.
  7. 7. 1. My story…
  8. 8. • Before university • My academic career • My move to the dark side 1. My story…
  9. 9. 1. My story…
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  14. 14. 2. My leadership role…
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  18. 18. 2. My leadership role… National Institute for Digital Learning
  19. 19. National Institute for Digital Learning Open Education Unit Digital Learning Research Network Teaching Enhancement Unit 2. My leadership role…
  20. 20. New Brand - Taking the best of DCU to the world! A growing range of transnational activities and programmes in countries throughout the world, including a strategic partnership with Arizona State University. TRANSNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS CUSTOMISED PROGRAMMES OPEN COURSES AND RESOURCES Participate in freely available open courses or take advantage of some of our fully online study resources and public lectures on YouTube. ONLINE DEGREES A growing suite of fully and partially online modules and qualifications in areas of research excellence which address some of the grand challenges facing the world. We can develop customised short courses and full degree programmes to meet your specific needs. Courses are available in our key areas of expertise anywhere in the world. 2. My leadership role…
  21. 21. Moodle At the core of the digital learning platform with consistent look and feel. Adobe Connect A core tool for real type interaction between staff and students. E-portfolio A key platofrm for promoting critically reflective, work ready 21st century learners. Other Tools A range of other core and custom tools to support a rich digital learing culture. New brand for digital learning platform… e.g., 2. My leadership role…
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  23. 23. 2. My leadership role… Mission… To be recognised as a world leader at the forefront of contemporary theory, research and practice in designing, implementing and supporting new models of digital learning which help to transform lives and societies.
  24. 24. 2. My leadership role…
  25. 25. 3. Some key takeaways…
  26. 26. 3. Ask am I doing the right thing 1. Be yourself 2. Believe in yourself 10 points… 3. Some key takeaways…
  27. 27. 3. Some key takeaways…
  28. 28. 4. Leadership is about service 5. Leadership is about listening, linking and leading in that order 6. Leadership is about raising the aspirations of others to achieve outcomes they would not otherwise think possible 10 points… 3. Some key takeaways…
  29. 29. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers” — Ralph Nader. 3. Some key takeaways…
  30. 30. 7. “The light comes through the cracks” 10 points… 3. Some key takeaways…
  31. 31. 8. John F Kennedy… 7. “The light comes through the cracks” “Some people see the world now and others see the world how it could be and ask why not”. 10 points… 3. Some key takeaways…
  32. 32. 9. Gandhi… 7. “The light comes through the cracks” 8. John F Kennedy… “Some people see the world now and others see the world how it could be and ask why not”. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” 10 points… 3. Some key takeaways…
  33. 33. 10 points… 10. Think and act like a Goose! 3. Some key takeaways…
  34. 34. 3. Some key takeaways… 10 points… 10. Think and act like a Goose!
  35. 35. 3. Some key takeaways… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGY9i8iJu94
  36. 36. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” Francis Bacon Questions… http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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