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Supporting New Modes of Teaching with Technology: The Role of Institutional Benchmarking

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Presentation at The Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference, Universita Telematica, Rome, Italy, 20th October.

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Supporting New Modes of Teaching with Technology: The Role of Institutional Benchmarking

  1. 1. Supporting New Modes of Teaching with Technology: The Role of Institutional Benchmarking Mark Brown, Eamon Costello & Aisling McKenna 20th October, 2016
  2. 2. The basic premise is that institutional benchmarking is crucial to building a sustainable and impactful culture of quality enhancement Key point…
  3. 3. 1. Background 2. Benchmarking Tools 3. Finding Your Own Approach Outline…
  4. 4. 1. Background…
  5. 5. Launched 28th November, 2013 by Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, and Lord David Putnam, Ireland’s Digital Ambassador. 1. Background…
  6. 6. How well are we doing, especially in comparison to other higher education institutions? Basic question…
  7. 7. AUSSE…
  8. 8. AUSSE…
  9. 9. 36.5%
  10. 10. Classroom tech… 11.6%
  11. 11. 50%
  12. 12. LMS overall… 59% 9%
  13. 13. Professional development… 29%
  14. 14. Improved student outcomes… 48%
  15. 15. 2. Benchmarking Tools…
  16. 16. 2. Benchmarking Tools…
  17. 17. 3. Finding your own approach…
  18. 18. 3. Finding your own approach… Experience is Standardized
  19. 19. 3. Finding your own approach… Experience is Unique
  20. 20. Who defines the standards? … and for what purpose?
  21. 21. Quality standards are important… …but they are not a proxy for innovation!
  22. 22. Supports many different flavours Innovation…
  23. 23. Benchmarks can help teachers learn how to make their own unique ice cream that students can savor!
  24. 24. Or even better… … truly personal learning!
  25. 25. ...to make great ice cream! The raw ingredients do matter
  26. 26. In conclusion…
  27. 27. “Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted.” Albert Einstein In conclusion…
  28. 28. For what purpose… • Quality assurance • Building communities of practice • Strategic and operational requirements • Language for envisioning new possibilities • Reinvigoration of innovation & institutional culture
  29. 29. … efforts might end up looking like this! Without the right institutional culture and drivers then your…
  30. 30. Thank You! Go raibh maith agaibh!
  31. 31. 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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