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Looking to the Future: Lessons from the Horizon Report for Irish Higher Education

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Paper presented at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Hagen, FernUniversitat, 29th October.

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Looking to the Future: Lessons from the Horizon Report for Irish Higher Education

  1. 1. Looking to the Future: Lessons from the Horizon Report for Irish Higher Education Mark Brown & Paul Gormley Friday 30th October 2015
  2. 2. 1. Context 2. Major Findings 3. Reflecting on Impact Outline… Looking to the Future: Lessons from the Horizon Report for Irish Higher Education
  3. 3. Quick survey… http://www.nmc.org/
  4. 4. 1. Context…
  5. 5. http://www.downes.ca/files/images/Horizon_Reporta.png 1. Context…
  6. 6. 1. Context…
  7. 7. http://www.downes.ca/files/images/Horizon_Reporta.png Basic argument… • Fad-hopping • Mostly sways in the breeze • Last-minute predictions of things that already happened • Only one major successful prediction - learning analytics • Many failed predictions: gamification, augmented reality, virtual worlds 1. Context…
  8. 8. http://hackeducation.com/2015/02/17/horizon/ 1. Context…
  9. 9. 1. Context…
  10. 10. 1. Context…
  11. 11. Why… 1. Context…
  12. 12. Why… • Building local community 1. Context…
  13. 13. 1. Context…
  14. 14. Why… • Strategic partnership 1. Context…
  15. 15. Why… • Political context 1. Context…
  16. 16. 2. Major Findings…
  17. 17. http://www.nmc.org/ 2. Major Findings…
  18. 18. 2. Major Findings… http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/reports/modernisation-universities_en.pdf
  19. 19. 2. Major Findings… http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/
  20. 20. 2. Major Findings…
  21. 21. 2. Major Findings…
  22. 22. 2. Major Findings…
  23. 23. 3. Reflecting on Impact…
  24. 24. 3. Reflecting on Impact…
  25. 25. 3. Reflecting on Impact… • Irish Times • 3000 Downloads • Conference Dialogue • Infrastructure Review • Future Funding Expert Group
  26. 26. 2.7% 3. Reflecting on Impact… Challenge the funding model…
  27. 27. 3. Reflecting on Impact…
  28. 28. 3. Reflecting on Impact…
  29. 29. 3. Reflecting on Impact…
  30. 30. Conclusion
  31. 31. Conclusion In sum… Although the Horizon Report is rightly subject to criticism…
  32. 32. Conclusion In sum… …this was a valuable initiative especially given the current state of digital learning in Irish higher education Although the Horizon Report is rightly subject to criticism…
  33. 33. Contact Details mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz pgormley123@gmail.com @pgormley123
  34. 34. Questions… “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz
  35. 35. Thank You!

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