Zak Mensah on Tuesday 05 July 2011 Tweet this!
I was invited to open the Bath Spa e-learning staff development day on Tuesday 5th July.
Below is the outline I submitted:
The digital landscape for education. We hear so many different opinions on topics such as digital natives, digital literacy and digital technologies such as ‘mobile’ that it is hard to know where to begin. In this session I identify where we currently are in UK education, where some of us are headed and what may be on the horizon to help us enhance the learner experience.
My aim was to highlight some of the topics that may/should be of interest to Bath Spa in light of other institutions current positions, what JISC is pursuing in the next 1-2yrs and what I personally felt may of interest to a mixed audience.
Essentially I covered:
- Where are we locally and nationally
- The student online experience
- Mobile is already here
- Introducing digital literacies
- #5 topics to investigate
I was pleasantly surprised by the post talk questions and comments which included my views on: the open movement, second life environments, the fuzzy notion of ‘contact’ time and the scary ‘free everything’ future. The rest of the day saw various members of staff run sessions on Blackboard tools and online assessment which were a pleasure to sit in on.
Visitors and residents principle Dave White (video)
A pedagogy of abundance, Martin Weller
Mobile case studies , John Traxler
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