Emerging Technologies: Background, tools and challenges for Higher Education

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Published on July 1, 2009

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Presentation to the Educational Technology Committee of Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. 2 July 2009

Emerging technologies Bac kg round, tools and c hallenges for Higher Education Kathryn Greenhill Emerging Technologies Specialist Murdoch University July 2009


"The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”


Rupert Murdoch

Today... Background Tools Challenges/opportunities


Background online lives

Source: Forrester Nov 2008 Australian Adult Social Technographics® Report.

Background K- 12 education

Using the SMARTBoard in Room 14 – 05 http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/3129042835/ Uploaded on December 23, 2008 by

 Smart boards, powerpoint, Using the SMARTBoard in Room 14 – 05 http://www.flickr.com/photos/technolote/3129076237/ Uploaded on December 23, 2008 by

Background student expectations

Expectations of Higher Education ICT were met Had very low expectations

Background workplace expectations

Communication Participation Networking Sharing Teamwork

Background norms of higher education

Heirarchical Substantially introvert Guarded Careful Precise Measured

Background Graduate attributes

 Communication  Critical and creative thinking  Social Interaction  Independent and lifelong learning  Ethics  Social Justice  Global perspective  Interdisciplinarity  In-depth knowledge of a field of study

 Communication  Critical and creative thinking  Social Interaction  Independent and lifelong learning  Ethics  Social Justice  Global perspective  Interdisciplinarity  In-depth knowledge of a field of study


Blogs Wikis YouTube Twitter Flickr Facebook RSS / XML feeds

They have changed what we do. These tools will be constantly replaced by something better.

Tools for hyperconnectivity

Collaboration Read/write Co-creation Produsage 24/7

Blog Image Twitter Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/vanmildert/3427996361/ Uploaded on April 10, 2009

Tools for mobility

Tools for mobility devices

The Menagerie http://www.flickr.com/photos/lhl/3611675787/ Uploaded to Flickr on June 10, 2009 by lhl

Tools for mobility cloud

ngkok Uploaded to Flickr on June 17 2007 by sara y tzunky

 Monk at internet cafe  Google docs  Windows live  Wikis  Storage  Social bookmarking

Tools for input

Tools for “me” space

Tools for “we” space

Tools for “see” space

Tools for free

Tools for free as in liberty

Tools for free as in no initial cost

Costs same amount of money Invest in people and skills instead of software licenses Gain flexibility and control Gain a community to work with  Blackboard – 2200 institutions worldwide  Moodle 52,153 registered sites worldwide

Tools for remix

Tools for identity

Tools for being green

Tools for stability



 There is a growing need for formal instruction in key new skills, including information literacy, visual literacy, and technological literacy.  Students are different, but a lot of educational material is not  Significant shifts are taking place in the ways scholarship and research are conducted, and there is a need for innovation and leadership at all levels of the academy  We are expected, especially in public education, to measure and prove through formal assessment that our students are learning  Higher education is facing a growing expectation to make use of and to deliver services, content and media to mobile devices Source: Educause The Horizon Report 2009 (January 2009)

Challenge/ opportunity digital divide

Challenge/opportunity: digital divide students

Challenge/opportunity : digital divide gender

Source: Luckin et al, KS3 and KS4 learners' use of Web 2.0 technologies in and out of School – Summary http://partners.becta.org.uk/upload-dir/downloads/page_documents/research/web2_technologies_ks3_4_summary.pd

Challenge/opportunity: digital divide staff

Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 1. theoretical

Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 2. technical

 14 Things

Challenge/opportunity: digital divide : staff 3. pedagogical

Challenge/opportunity : digital divide outside digital life and university

Challenge/opportunity PLE vs VLE/LMS

My PLE Diagram http://www.flickr.com/photos/nessman/2590572476/ Uploaded to Flickr on June 19, 2008 by nessman

Challenge / opportunity control

Challenge / opportunity constant re-evaluation

Challenge / opportunity capture

Challenge / opportunity sharing

Challenge / opportunity engagement

Challenge / opportunity competition

Challenge / opportunity information fluency

Challenge / opportunity making informed decisions

Keep the baby sequoia can sit up by himself in the bath now - _MG_5837 Uploaded to Flickr on May 28, 2007 by sean dreilinger

“The only education out of which good can come is the education which teaches you to think for yourself instead of swallowing whatever the fashion of the moment may prescribe.”

Walter Murdoch

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