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Seize the Moment: Make the Future Extraordinary

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Keynote presentation at Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI) conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, 27th Feb 2016

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Seize the Moment: Make the Future Extraordinary

  1. 1. Seize the Moment: Make the Future Extraordinary Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin, Ireland 27th Feb, 2016 @mbrownz@cesitweets
  2. 2. National Institute for Digital Learning
  3. 3. Lego® Education Innovation Studio
  4. 4. http://www.mindrising.ie/#mindrising-home
  5. 5. Institute of Education
  6. 6. To come… 1. Broken Promises 2. Politics of Change 3. Being a Future Maker Seize the Moment: Make the Future Extraordinary
  7. 7. Key message… Not much meaning or magic!
  8. 8. 1. Broken promises…
  9. 9. “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). 1. Broken promises…
  10. 10. “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). 1. Broken promises…
  11. 11. “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) 1. Broken promises…
  12. 12. Project Plato – 1960s 1. Broken promises…
  13. 13. Growing Support Subsided Enthusiasm Cuban, L. (1986). Teachers and machines: The classroom use of technology since 1920. New York: Teachers’ College Press. Technology Expectation Cycle (1986) High Expectations 1. Broken promises…
  14. 14. Gartner Hype Cycle “Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype, hope and disappointment” (Gouseti, 2010). 1. Broken promises…
  15. 15. 1. Broken promises… 2015
  16. 16. “Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted.” Albert Einstein 1. Broken promises…
  17. 17. “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Amara’s Law 1. Broken promises…
  18. 18. 2. Politics of Change…
  19. 19. “An educational change is neither natural nor normal, constant nor common as it involves a deeper struggle over who will win control of the curriculum” (Evans, 1996, p.25). 2. Politics of Change…
  20. 20. 2. Politics of Change…
  21. 21. 2. Politics of Change…
  22. 22. Techno-centric Perspective Human-centric Perspective Demon Perspectiv e Libertarian Perspective Technocratic Dream Technological Determinism Social Determinism Technocratic Nightmare 2. Politics of Change…
  23. 23. 2. Politics of Change…
  24. 24. Techno-centric Perspective Human-centric Perspective Demon Perspectiv e Libertarian Perspective Social Determinism Technocratic Nightmare Technocratic Dream Technological Determinism Critics 2. Politics of Change…
  25. 25. 2. Politics of Change… http://audreywatters.com
  26. 26. 2. Politics of Change… - Neil Selwyn
  27. 27. 2. Politics of Change… “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together...” William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, Act 4, Scene 3
  28. 28. “It is theory that decides what we can observe…” Albert Einstein 2. Politics of Change…
  29. 29. 2. Politics of Change…
  30. 30. Competing Change Forces Knowledge Economy Learning Society Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow the same ‘language of persuasion’ to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda • Open learning • Online learning • Anytime, anywhere learning E-learning • Digital learning • Technology-enhanced learning • 2. Politics of Change…
  31. 31. “Frankly, all the computers and software and Internet connections in the world won’t do much good if young people don’t understand that access to new technology means… access to the new economy” (President Bill Clinton; cited in Cuban, 2001, p.18). 2. Politics of Change…
  32. 32. Television Advertisement by Telecom Corporation, NZ 2. Politics of Change…
  33. 33. “The Digital Learning Festival will bring together these digital learning trailblazers from Ireland and abroad to… chart the way forward for the future of technology in education thus ensuring a solid base from which to launch the next phase of Ireland’s economic growth” (EXCITED Digital Learning Festival, 2014). 2. Politics of Change…
  34. 34. 2. Politics of Change…
  35. 35. ReconceptualisingDeschooling ReschoolingReproducing Different interest groups and stakeholders borrow the same ‘language of persuasion’ to legitimize their own hegemonic agenda • Open learning • Online learning • Anytime, anywhere learning E-learning • Digital learning • Technology-enhanced learning • 2. Politics of Change… Knowledge Economy Learning Society Competing Change Forces
  36. 36. 2. Politics of Change… The current emphasis on education in change needs to shift to the language of education for change.
  37. 37. “The old technology of tell and test or experience and evoke does not work, and it is becoming clearer to more people that it can never work.” Why we should be optimistic… 2. Politics of Change… Michael Fullan
  38. 38. 3. Being a future maker…
  39. 39. 3. Being a future maker…
  40. 40. What type of education system do we want the use of new digital technology to serve? Framing question… 3. Being a future maker…
  41. 41. 3. Being a future maker…
  42. 42. Conclusion
  43. 43. It depends on… - Learning from history - Shaping the future drivers - Having the courage to be future makers Conclusion
  44. 44. Conclusion
  45. 45. Go raibh maith agaibh!
  46. 46. Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning www.dcu.ie/nidlmark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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