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A cutting-edge digital learning strategy
Teaching Matters:
Education for Change in the New Digital World
Professor Mark Br...
2 I
A piece of New Zealand…
• Cabbage Tree
• Ti kōuka (Måori)
• Cordyline australis
3 I
A piece of New Zealand…
• Cabbage Tree
• Ti kōuka (Måori)
• Cordyline australis
4 I
A real pioneering spirit…
Fernglen 1876
A spirit that continues today…
Part of the University‟s DNA…
1. Why do teachers matter?
2. How is teaching changing?
3. How will the NIDL support teaching for
change?
Outline…
Please stand up…
What direction is East?
Please stand up…
"Using new digital technology to improve
education is not rocket science... it is much,
much harder than that”
Key point…
...
1. Why do teachers matter?
Teachers… change lives
1. Why do teachers matter?
Teachers… change lives
1. Why do teachers matter?
1. Why do teachers matter?
Teachers are…
• central to the student experience
• core to the „business‟ of a university
• essential to a strong researc...
You can give a person a fish
and they can feed their family
for a day or you can teach a
person how to fish and they
can f...
You can give a person a fish
and they can feed their family
for a day or you can teach a
person how to fish and they
can f...
How do you define a good teacher?
1. Why do teachers matter?
Personal ethos definition…
1. Why do teachers matter?
1. Why do teachers matter?
Evaluating
Teaching
& Learning
Facilitating
Learning
Planning &
Learning
Design
Assessing
for Learning
Professor Mark Brow...
“Scratch a good teacher
and you will find a moral purpose”
(Fullan, 1993, p.12)
1. Why do teachers matter?
1. Why do teachers matter?
“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”
Francis Bacon
Questions…
2. How is teaching changing?
2. How is teaching changing?
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SuNx0UrnEo&feature=youtu.be
2. How is teaching changing?
2. How is teaching changing?
2. How is teaching changing?
What is the annual rainfall?
714 mm (28 inches)
2. How is teaching changing?
What is the annual rainfall?
2. How is teaching changing?
To whom were these questions
addressed B.G.?
2. How is teaching changing?
To whom were these questions
addressed B.G.?
… before Google
The pedagogy of abundance
2. How is teaching changing?
The economics of design, production and delivery
2. How is teaching changing?
2. How is teaching changing?
Harvesting began in 1806
The story of ice…
2. How is teaching changing?
2. How is teaching changing?
“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in
the short run and underestimate the effect in the
long run.”
Amara‟...
Learner-Content
Interaction
Learner-learner
Interaction
Teacher-Learner
Interaction
2. How is teaching changing?
Interacti...
Places
Tools
Spaces
2. How is teaching changing?
Learner-Content
Interaction
Learner-learner
Interaction
Teacher-Learner
I...
2. How is teaching changing?
Learning by sharing
(Connectivist)
Learning by listening
(Instructionist)
Learning by doing
(Constructivist)
Learning by m...
Learning by sharing
(Connectivist)
Learning by listening
(Instructionist)
Learning by doing
(Constructivist)
Learning by m...
“Because no two students have the same needs
and no two teachers arrive at their best
performance in the same way, theoret...
Acquisition
Participation
Root
Metaphors
2. How is teaching changing?
Acquisition
Participation
Physical Virtual
2. How is teaching changing?
Root
Metaphors
Acquisition
Participation
Synchronous Asynchronous
2. How is teaching changing?
Root
Metaphors
Off Campus
in Class
Off Campus
out of Class
Infusing innovation in teaching throughout the learning ecology
On Campus
in C...
2. How is teaching changing?
Time Workload
InfrastructureResourcing
“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”
Francis Bacon
Questions…
3. How will the NIDL support teaching for
change?
3. How will the NIDL support teaching for
change?
3. How will the NIDL support teaching for
change?
• Action Plan
• Strategic Plan
• National Roadmap
What have we been doin...
3. How will the NIDL support teaching for
change?
http://ni4dl.org
3. How will the NIDL support teaching for
change?
3. How will the NIDL support teaching for
change?
New Brand - Taking the best of DCU to the world!
A growing range of transnational activities and programmes in
countries t...
Moodle
At the core of the digital
learning platform with
consistent look and feel.
Adobe Connect
A core tool for real type...
National
Institute for
Digital
Learning
3. How will the NIDL support teaching for
change?
National
Institute for
Digital
Learning
Open
Education
UnitDigital
Learning
Research
Network
Teaching
Enhancement
Unit
3. ...
TEACHING
ENHANCEMENT
UNIT
Online
and Blended
Learning Support
Awards and
Grants
Credit Earning
Modules
Professional
Develo...
OPEN
EDUCATION
UNIT
Design
of Modules
and Programmes
Open
Learning
Initiatives
Oversight of
Delivery and
Quality
Managing ...
DIGITAL
LEARNING
RESEARCH
NETWORK
Wider
Group of Fellows
and Associate
Members
External
Engagement
and Policy
Internationa...
In summary…
• Teachers matter
• Teaching is complex
• Teaching in change to education for
change!
In summary…
“Some people see the world now and others
see the world how it could be and ask why
not”
JFK Kennedy
Final point…
Final point…
“He [she] who asks a question
is a fool for five minutes; he [she] who
does not ask a question remains a fool forever.”
Ch...
Contact details…
Professor Mark Brown
Director, National Institute for Digital Learning
mark.brown@dcu.ie
@mbrownz
http://...
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Teaching Matters: Education for Change in the New Digital World

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Keynote presentation at President's Teaching Awards, Dublin City University, 16th April, 2014

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Teaching Matters: Education for Change in the New Digital World

  1. 1. A cutting-edge digital learning strategy Teaching Matters: Education for Change in the New Digital World Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning President‟s Awards Dublin Wednesday 16th April 2014
  2. 2. 2 I A piece of New Zealand… • Cabbage Tree • Ti kōuka (Måori) • Cordyline australis
  3. 3. 3 I A piece of New Zealand… • Cabbage Tree • Ti kōuka (Måori) • Cordyline australis
  4. 4. 4 I A real pioneering spirit… Fernglen 1876
  5. 5. A spirit that continues today…
  6. 6. Part of the University‟s DNA…
  7. 7. 1. Why do teachers matter? 2. How is teaching changing? 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change? Outline…
  8. 8. Please stand up…
  9. 9. What direction is East? Please stand up…
  10. 10. "Using new digital technology to improve education is not rocket science... it is much, much harder than that” Key point… (Diana Laurillard, 2009).
  11. 11. 1. Why do teachers matter?
  12. 12. Teachers… change lives 1. Why do teachers matter?
  13. 13. Teachers… change lives 1. Why do teachers matter?
  14. 14. 1. Why do teachers matter?
  15. 15. Teachers are… • central to the student experience • core to the „business‟ of a university • essential to a strong research/teaching nexus • important in enhancing reputation and rankings • crucial to humanity‟s future in uncertain times 1. Why do teachers matter?
  16. 16. You can give a person a fish and they can feed their family for a day or you can teach a person how to fish and they can feed their family for a lifetime. 1. Why do teachers matter?
  17. 17. You can give a person a fish and they can feed their family for a day or you can teach a person how to fish and they can feed their family for a lifetime. If you want to catch a fish then you have to learn how to think like a fish! 1. Why do teachers matter?
  18. 18. How do you define a good teacher? 1. Why do teachers matter?
  19. 19. Personal ethos definition… 1. Why do teachers matter?
  20. 20. 1. Why do teachers matter?
  21. 21. Evaluating Teaching & Learning Facilitating Learning Planning & Learning Design Assessing for Learning Professor Mark Brown 2013 Dimensions of effective teaching… … but highly context and discipline specific! 1. Why do teachers matter? CPD & Leadership for Learning
  22. 22. “Scratch a good teacher and you will find a moral purpose” (Fullan, 1993, p.12) 1. Why do teachers matter?
  23. 23. 1. Why do teachers matter?
  24. 24. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” Francis Bacon Questions…
  25. 25. 2. How is teaching changing?
  26. 26. 2. How is teaching changing?
  27. 27. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SuNx0UrnEo&feature=youtu.be 2. How is teaching changing?
  28. 28. 2. How is teaching changing?
  29. 29. 2. How is teaching changing? What is the annual rainfall?
  30. 30. 714 mm (28 inches) 2. How is teaching changing? What is the annual rainfall?
  31. 31. 2. How is teaching changing? To whom were these questions addressed B.G.?
  32. 32. 2. How is teaching changing? To whom were these questions addressed B.G.? … before Google
  33. 33. The pedagogy of abundance 2. How is teaching changing? The economics of design, production and delivery
  34. 34. 2. How is teaching changing?
  35. 35. 2. How is teaching changing?
  36. 36. Harvesting began in 1806 The story of ice… 2. How is teaching changing?
  37. 37. 2. How is teaching changing?
  38. 38. “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Amara‟s Law 2. How is teaching changing?
  39. 39. Learner-Content Interaction Learner-learner Interaction Teacher-Learner Interaction 2. How is teaching changing? Interactivity Framework
  40. 40. Places Tools Spaces 2. How is teaching changing? Learner-Content Interaction Learner-learner Interaction Teacher-Learner Interaction Interactivity Framework
  41. 41. 2. How is teaching changing?
  42. 42. Learning by sharing (Connectivist) Learning by listening (Instructionist) Learning by doing (Constructivist) Learning by making (Constructionist) (Brown, 2010) 2. How is teaching changing?
  43. 43. Learning by sharing (Connectivist) Learning by listening (Instructionist) Learning by doing (Constructivist) Learning by making (Constructionist) Still has a role even in flipped classrooms (Brown, 2010) 2. How is teaching changing?
  44. 44. “Because no two students have the same needs and no two teachers arrive at their best performance in the same way, theoretical exclusivity and didactic single-mindedness can be trusted to make even the best educational ideas fail”. (Sfard, 1998, p.11) 2. How is teaching changing?
  45. 45. Acquisition Participation Root Metaphors 2. How is teaching changing?
  46. 46. Acquisition Participation Physical Virtual 2. How is teaching changing? Root Metaphors
  47. 47. Acquisition Participation Synchronous Asynchronous 2. How is teaching changing? Root Metaphors
  48. 48. Off Campus in Class Off Campus out of Class Infusing innovation in teaching throughout the learning ecology On Campus in Class Acquisition Participation On Campus out of Class Digital Learning Culture 2. How is teaching changing? Synchronous Asynchronous
  49. 49. 2. How is teaching changing? Time Workload InfrastructureResourcing
  50. 50. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” Francis Bacon Questions…
  51. 51. 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  52. 52. 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  53. 53. 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change? • Action Plan • Strategic Plan • National Roadmap What have we been doing?
  54. 54. 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  55. 55. http://ni4dl.org 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  56. 56. 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  57. 57. 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. 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  58. 58. 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. Nexus Inspire Connect Learning without Limits New brand for digital learning platform… e.g., 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  59. 59. National Institute for Digital Learning 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  60. 60. National Institute for Digital Learning Open Education UnitDigital Learning Research Network Teaching Enhancement Unit 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  61. 61. TEACHING ENHANCEMENT UNIT Online and Blended Learning Support Awards and Grants Credit Earning Modules Professional Development Workshops 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  62. 62. OPEN EDUCATION UNIT Design of Modules and Programmes Open Learning Initiatives Oversight of Delivery and Quality Managing and Coordinating Brand X 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  63. 63. DIGITAL LEARNING RESEARCH NETWORK Wider Group of Fellows and Associate Members External Engagement and Policy International Advisory Board Regular Events and Visiting Scholars 3. How will the NIDL support teaching for change?
  64. 64. In summary…
  65. 65. • Teachers matter • Teaching is complex • Teaching in change to education for change! In summary…
  66. 66. “Some people see the world now and others see the world how it could be and ask why not” JFK Kennedy Final point…
  67. 67. Final point…
  68. 68. “He [she] who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he [she] who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb Discussion…
  69. 69. Contact details… Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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