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Thinking About the Future: Reflections on the All Ireland Horizon Report

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Presentation at the Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference (ALT-C), Manchester, 8th September 2015

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Thinking About the Future: Reflections on the All Ireland Horizon Report

  1. 1. Thinking About the Future: Reflections on the All Ireland Horizon Report Mark Brown & Paul Gormley ALT Annual Conference 2015 Manchester 8th September 2015
  2. 2. 1. Background 2. Major Findings 3. Reflecting on Impact Outline… Thinking About the Future: Reflections on the All Ireland Horizon Report
  3. 3. http://www.downes.ca/files/images/Horizon_Reporta.png 1. Background…
  4. 4. 1. Background…
  5. 5. http://www.downes.ca/files/images/Horizon_Reporta.png Basic argument… • Fad-hopping • Mostly sways in the breeze • Last-minute predictions of things that already happened • Only one major successful prediction - learning analytics • Many failed predictions: gamification, augmented reality, virtual worlds 1. Background…
  6. 6. http://hackeducation.com/2015/02/17/horizon/ 1. Background…
  7. 7. 1. Background…
  8. 8. 1. Background…
  9. 9. 1. Background… Why…
  10. 10. 1. Background… Why… • Building local community
  11. 11. 1. Background… Why… • Strategic partnership
  12. 12. 1. Background… Why… • Political context
  13. 13. http://www.nmc.org/ 2. Major Findings…
  14. 14. 2. Major Findings… http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/reports/modernisation-universities_en.pdf
  15. 15. 2. Major Findings… http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/
  16. 16. 2. Major Findings…
  17. 17. 2. Major Findings…
  18. 18. 2. Major Findings…
  19. 19. 3. Reflecting on Impact…
  20. 20. 3. Reflecting on Impact… • Irish Times • 2500 Downloads • Conference Dialogue • Infrastructure Review • Future Funding Expert Group
  21. 21. 2.7% 3. Reflecting on Impact…
  22. 22. Conclusion In sum… Although the Horizon Report is rightly subject to criticism…
  23. 23. Conclusion In sum… …this was a valuable initiative especially given the current state of digital learning in Irish higher education Although the Horizon Report is rightly subject to criticism…
  24. 24. Questions… “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom” Francis Bacon http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz
  25. 25. Contact Details mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz pgormley123@gmail.com @pgormley123

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