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Foe lndscape aug_2012

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Foe lndscape aug_2012

  1. 1. THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF HIGHER EDUCATION LEARNING AND TEACHING Professor Mike Keppell Director, the Flexible Learning Institute 1Thursday, 9 August 12
  2. 2. ‘GAME CHANGERS’ Digital literacies Seamless learning Personal Learning Environments 2Thursday, 9 August 12
  3. 3. DIGITAL LITERACIES Literacy is no longer “the ability to read and write” but now “the ability to understand information however presented.” Cant assume students have skills to interact in a digital age Literacies will allow us to teach more effectively in a digital age 3Thursday, 9 August 12
  4. 4. IMPORTANCE Digital literacy: those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society (JISC). The main focus for us was that digital literacies is not just about studying, it’s about life skills and about employability skills, the idea being that unless people are digitally literate... they are going to struggle to function in a modern society and a modern workplace.. (JISC) 4Thursday, 9 August 12
  5. 5. DEVELOPING LITERACIES Employable graduates need to be digitally literate Digital literacies are often related to discipline area Learners need to be supported by staff to develop academic digital literacies Professional development is vital in developing digital literacies Professional associations are supporting their members to improve digital literacies Engaging students supports digital literacy development i.e. students as change agents (JISC) 5Thursday, 9 August 12
  6. 6. Context of Digital Literacies (JISC) 6Thursday, 9 August 12
  7. 7. JISC - DEVELOPING DIGITAL LITERACIES http://www.jisc.ac.uk/ media/documents/ publications/ briefingpaper/2012/ Developing_Digital_Lit eracies.pdf 7Thursday, 9 August 12
  8. 8. SEAMLESS LEARNING Seamless learning occurs when a person experiences a continuity of learning across a combination of locations, times, technologies or social settings. Sharples, M., McAndrew, P., Weller, M., Ferguson, R., FitzGerald, E., Hirst, T., Mor, Y., Gaved, M. and Whitelock, D. (2012). Innovating Pedagogy 2012: Open University Innovation Report 1. Milton Keynes: The Open University. 8Thursday, 9 August 12
  9. 9. SEAMLESS LEARNING Focuses on the continuity of the learning journey Different places and spaces Diverse technologies 9Thursday, 9 August 12
  10. 10. INNOVATING PEDAGOGY http://www.open.ac.uk/personalpages/ mike.sharples/Reports/ Innovating_Pedagogy_report_July_2012.pdf 10Thursday, 9 August 12
  11. 11. Distributed Learning Spaces Physical Blended Virtual Formal Informal Formal Informal Mobile Personal Academic Professional Outdoor 11 PracticeThursday, 9 August 12
  12. 12. DISTRIBUTED ‘PLACES’ AND ‘SPACES’ FOR LEARNING http:// www.slideshare.net/ mkeppell/ distributed-spaces- for-learning 12Thursday, 9 August 12
  13. 13. PERSONAL LEARNING SPACES Personal learning environments (PLE) integrate formal and informal learning spaces Customised by the individual to suit their needs and allow them to create their own identities. A PLE recognises ongoing learning and the need for tools to support life-long and life-wide learning. 13Thursday, 9 August 12
  14. 14. CONNECTIVISM PLE may also require new ways of learning as knowledge has changed to networks and ecologies (Siemens, 2006). The implications of this change is that improved lines of communication need to occur. “Connectivism is the assertion that learning is primarily a network-forming process” (p. 15). 14Thursday, 9 August 12
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  19. 19. CONCLUSIONS Digital literacies are no longer an option Place of learning is becoming less important Personalising our learning, teaching, place of learning, technologies and digital scholarship will become the norm 19Thursday, 9 August 12

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