The Digital Age Scholar:
Building International Research Collaborations
Professor Mark Brown
Director, National Institute ...
• Director of the new National Institute for Digital
Learning
Background…
National
Institute for
Digital
Learning
Open
Education
Unit
Digital
Learning
Research
Network
Teaching
Enhancement
Unit
Ba...
• Previous Director of Distance Education and Learning
Futures Alliance (DELFA)
• Leadership role in supporting the implem...
Background…
My personal narrative…
Background…
My personal narrative…
“Globally Connected – Locally Active”
Background…
My personal narrative…
“Globally Connected – Locally Active”
The light comes through the cracks!
1. What is the openness movement?
1. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What are some of the key lessons for int...
Networked PracticesInstitutional Practices
Research
and
Knowledge
Exchange
Closed
Basic premise…
Open
Bounded
Hierarchical...
Networked PracticesInstitutional Practices
Research
and
Knowledge
Exchange
Closed
Networked practices enable different for...
How many of you…
Quick survey…
1. What is the openness movement?
• changing our lives
Openness is…
1. What is the openness movement?
1984 2014
Long ago people danced at concerts, now they
video, share, click and tweet!
Source: KPCB Internet Trends 2013
“O...
• changing our lives
• changing our institutions
Openness is…
1. What is the openness movement?
1. What is the openness movement?
Openness is…
• changing our lives
• changing our institutions
• changing our scholarship
1. What is the openness movement?
INTEGRATIONINTEGRATION
APPLICATIONAPPLICATION
TEACHINGTEACHING
DISCOVERDISCOVER
YY
18
1. What is the openness movement?
(E...
INTEGRATIONINTEGRATION
APPLICATIONAPPLICATION
TEACHINGTEACHING
DISCOVERDISCOVER
YY
19
1. What is the openness movement?
(E...
• Open access
• Open source
• Open learning
• Open courses
• Open resources
• Open research
Openness has many faces….
A lo...
• Open access
• Open source
• Open learning
• Open courses
• Open resources
• Open research
A lot of
Confusion
Open
Educat...
Radical openness…
http://blog.ted.com/2013/01/17/a-brand-new-ted-book-radical-openness/
1. What is the openness movement?
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfkRZWFHpss
Radical openness…
1. What is the openness movement?
“Openness is the space where ideas can have sex”
Radical openness…
1. What is the openness movement?
Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/don_tapscott_four_principles_for_the_open_world_1.html
1. Collaboration
1. Transparency
2...
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
http://ni4dl.org
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
3. What are some of the key lessons
for international research collaborations?
• Openness is a mindset
• Your digital identity matters
• Who you know is really important
• Collaboration is about buildi...
Final comment
Digital scholarship is a bit like teenage sex.
Everybody says they're doing it but in reality very few
really are; and tho...
“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”
Francis Bacon
Questions…
http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz
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  • To quote Shakespeare, “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together...”
    This observation brings me to the second point.
    There has been a basic failure to understand the character of pedagogical innovation and the complexities of the change process.
  • To quote Shakespeare, “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together...”
    This observation brings me to the second point.
    There has been a basic failure to understand the character of pedagogical innovation and the complexities of the change process.
  • To quote Shakespeare, “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together...”
    This observation brings me to the second point.
    There has been a basic failure to understand the character of pedagogical innovation and the complexities of the change process.
  • Networked practices enable different forms of identity, collaboration and knowledge exchange - knowledge and complexity exists in the network!
  • Annual Plan Goal 50% reduction
  • Annual Plan Goal 50% reduction
  • The Digital Age Scholar: Building International Research Collaborations

    1. 1. The Digital Age Scholar: Building International Research Collaborations Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning 29th April, 2014
    2. 2. • Director of the new National Institute for Digital Learning Background…
    3. 3. National Institute for Digital Learning Open Education Unit Digital Learning Research Network Teaching Enhancement Unit Background…
    4. 4. • Previous Director of Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance (DELFA) • Leadership role in supporting the implementation of a university-wide Digital Learning Strategy • Leadership role for New Zealand’s first enterprise wide university-based MOOC initiative • Past President New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning • Director of the new National Institute for Digital Learning • Previously Director of the National Centre for Teaching and Learning, Massey University, New Zealand Background…
    5. 5. Background… My personal narrative…
    6. 6. Background… My personal narrative… “Globally Connected – Locally Active”
    7. 7. Background… My personal narrative… “Globally Connected – Locally Active” The light comes through the cracks!
    8. 8. 1. What is the openness movement? 1. What is the value of digital scholarship? 2. What are some of the key lessons for international research collaborations? Outline…
    9. 9. Networked PracticesInstitutional Practices Research and Knowledge Exchange Closed Basic premise… Open Bounded Hierarchical Product Unbounded Peer-to-Peer Process
    10. 10. Networked PracticesInstitutional Practices Research and Knowledge Exchange Closed Networked practices enable different forms of identity, collaboration and knowledge exchange – innovation and knowledge exists in the network! Basic premise… Open Bounded Hierarchical Product Unbounded Peer-to-Peer Process
    11. 11. How many of you… Quick survey…
    12. 12. 1. What is the openness movement?
    13. 13. • changing our lives Openness is… 1. What is the openness movement?
    14. 14. 1984 2014 Long ago people danced at concerts, now they video, share, click and tweet! Source: KPCB Internet Trends 2013 “Open Living” 1. What is the openness movement?
    15. 15. • changing our lives • changing our institutions Openness is… 1. What is the openness movement?
    16. 16. 1. What is the openness movement?
    17. 17. Openness is… • changing our lives • changing our institutions • changing our scholarship 1. What is the openness movement?
    18. 18. INTEGRATIONINTEGRATION APPLICATIONAPPLICATION TEACHINGTEACHING DISCOVERDISCOVER YY 18 1. What is the openness movement? (Ernest Boyer, 1990)
    19. 19. INTEGRATIONINTEGRATION APPLICATIONAPPLICATION TEACHINGTEACHING DISCOVERDISCOVER YY 19 1. What is the openness movement? (Ernest Boyer, 1990)
    20. 20. • Open access • Open source • Open learning • Open courses • Open resources • Open research Openness has many faces…. A lot of Confusion 1. What is the openness movement?
    21. 21. • Open access • Open source • Open learning • Open courses • Open resources • Open research A lot of Confusion Open Educational Practices 1. What is the openness movement? Openness has many faces….
    22. 22. Radical openness… http://blog.ted.com/2013/01/17/a-brand-new-ted-book-radical-openness/ 1. What is the openness movement?
    23. 23. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfkRZWFHpss Radical openness… 1. What is the openness movement?
    24. 24. “Openness is the space where ideas can have sex” Radical openness… 1. What is the openness movement?
    25. 25. Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/don_tapscott_four_principles_for_the_open_world_1.html 1. Collaboration 1. Transparency 2. Sharing 3. Empowerment Basic principles… 1. What is the openness movement?
    26. 26. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    27. 27. http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    28. 28. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    29. 29. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    30. 30. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    31. 31. http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    32. 32. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    33. 33. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    34. 34. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship? http://ni4dl.org
    35. 35. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    36. 36. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    37. 37. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    38. 38. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    39. 39. 2. What is the value of digital scholarship?
    40. 40. 3. What are some of the key lessons for international research collaborations?
    41. 41. • Openness is a mindset • Your digital identity matters • Who you know is really important • Collaboration is about building relationships • Networked practices enhance your research capital 3. What are some of the key lessons for international research collaborations?
    42. 42. Final comment
    43. 43. Digital scholarship is a bit like teenage sex. Everybody says they're doing it but in reality very few really are; and those who are doing it aren't doing it very well. Final comment
    44. 44. “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” Francis Bacon Questions… http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz

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