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Tales of Open Education from Two Islands: Thrills, Tensions and Transformations

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Tales of Open Education from Two Islands: Thrills, Tensions and Transformations

  1. 1. Tales of Open Education from Two Islands: Thrills, Tensions and Transformations Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning Dublin City University Beijing, China 18th October 2018
  2. 2. 2019 Conference Dublin
  3. 3. Fernglen 1876Ireland New Zealand
  4. 4. 96 years later
  5. 5. http://www.massey.ac.nz/
  6. 6. 1. Quick thrills 2. Unresolved tensions 3. Digital transformations Outline….
  7. 7. If Open Education is the solution for higher education, then what is the problem?
  8. 8. 1. Quick thrills
  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; cited in McFarlane, 1997, p.173).
  10. 10. (Uzanne, 1894; cited in McFarlane, 1997, p.173). “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”
  11. 11. “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)
  12. 12. “We will undoubtedly have lectures of every conceivable kind presented to us right in our homes, when practical television arrives, possibly a year or two off.” Short Wave Craft, 1935
  13. 13. 20+ years ago…
  14. 14. “In 50 years… there will be only 10 institutions in the world delivering higher education and Udacity has a shot at being one of them” (cited in Leckart, 2013, P.28) In a March 2012 Wired cover story, Sebastian Thrun predicted:
  15. 15. “Technology-enhanced learning involves an ongoing cycle of hype, hope and disappointment” (Gouseti, 2010).
  16. 16. Gartner Hype Cycle
  17. 17. “Resilience requires adaptation and evolution to new environmental conditions, but retains core identity” (Weller & Anderson, 2013, p.55).
  18. 18. 2. Unresolved tensions
  19. 19. “It will not be possible to satisfy the rising demand for Higher Education, especially in developing countries, by relying on traditional approaches.” (Sir John Daniel, 2013) Past President, Commonwealth of Learning; Previous Vice-Chancellor, UK Open University
  20. 20. Rhetoric Reality Gap
  21. 21. Teachers’ mindsets play a key role in shaping innovative practices
  22. 22. Learning by sharing (Connectivist) “Learning by listening” (Instructionist) Learning by doing (Constructivist) Learning by making (Constructionist) Pedagogical Compass
  23. 23. Learning by sharing (Connectivist) “Teaching by telling” (Instructionist) Learning by doing (Constructivist) Learning by making (Constructionist) Pedagogical Compass
  24. 24. …the old ‘pump, pump, dump’ model of teaching still dominates practice The uncomfortable reality is…
  25. 25. Near vs. Far Gap
  26. 26. 2018
  27. 27. 2018 https://www.icde.org/models-for-online-open-flexible-and-technology-enhanced-higher-education
  28. 28. "Using new digital technology to improve education is not rocket science... it is much, much harder than that” (Diana Laurillard, 2009).
  29. 29. 3. Digital transformations
  30. 30. Education in Change Education for Change Navigating Through Entangled Futures
  31. 31. What type of learning futures do we want new Open Education to serve?
  32. 32. Open Education needs to challenge our ideas of what constitutes the good society for better futures—for all
  33. 33. Critical Consumers Critical Citizens EDUCATION FOR THE 21st CENTURY (Delors Report, 1972) LEARNING TO BE LEARNING TO KNOW LEARNING TO DO LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER Critical Thinkers
  34. 34. E
  35. 35. Final remarks…
  36. 36. If Open Education is the solution for higher education, then what is the problem? Final remarks…
  37. 37. Access Quality Cost Iron Triangle
  38. 38. Go raibh maith agaibh! Thank you

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