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1 Jane Austen and the Belly of the Beast: Commodification, Technology and the Open Agenda in Higher Education John Casey, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh Wolfgang Greller, Vienna University of Education Presentation for The Goldsmiths Learning and Teaching Conference 2014

2 1.Background 2.The Mysteries of Higher Education 3.Public Good and Public Goods 4.Redesigning Higher Education Structure

3 1.Background Influences Discourse Globalism Jane Austen and the Belly of the Beast: Commodification, Technology and the Open Agenda in Higher Education

4 Background: What is the Point of Art School?

5 Background: Public Aesthetics & Ethics

6 Background: Public Aesthetics

7 Background: Public Ethics

8 Background: Technology and Fear

9 Background: Inequality and ‘The Belly of the Beast’

10 2. The Mysteries of Higher Education Legacy Features – Scarcity Property State Intervention Technology and Monopoly Digital Transgressions Jane Austen and the Belly of the Beast: Commodification, Technology and the Open Agenda in Higher Education

11 Mysteries of Higher Education: The Economics of Scarcity

12 Mysteries of Higher Education: Property Rites

13 ‘The University of Cambridge, it appeared, worked in practice but not in theory’ Mysteries of Higher Education: Digital Transgressions

14 Mysteries of Higher Education: Reaching its Limits? 20 Years of Progress…without MOOCs Graduation Rates up by 20% (equivalent to a UK Degree) across all OECD countries “an average of 47% of today’s young women and 32% of today’s young men will complete this type of education over their lifetimes” OECD 2012

15 3. Public Good and Public Goods Policy & Property The Commons Jane Austen and the Belly of the Beast: Commodification, Technology and the Open Agenda in Higher Education

16 Public Good and Public Goods: An Emerging Open Economy?

17 Public Good and Public Goods: The Commons

18 4. Redesigning Higher Education Uncertain Futures The Knowledge Economy Beginnings Benefits Directions Jane Austen and the Belly of the Beast: Commodification, Technology and the Open Agenda in Higher Education

19 Redesigning HE: Uncertain Futures

20 Redesigning HE : Reality Therapy? “the idea of the knowledge economy‘ has shaped education policy in the UK and around the world…this vision, may be increasingly hard to realise…highly rewarded, creative and autonomous work is likely to be restricted over the coming two decades to ever smaller global elites.” Final Report: Beyond Current Horizons Programme 2009

21 Redesigning HE: Beginnings

22 Redesigning HE: Open Benefits for the Mainstream Showcasing, networking and recruiting Students make well-informed choices = better retention & satisfaction Portfolio of published work – teacher – student - institution Institutional recognition and reputation National and international collaborations Institutional and disciplinary ‘memory’ Learning design skills Reduce repetitive aspects of work Facilitates accountability / improvement. Public service delivery Passing on subject knowledge and teaching expertise Driver for cultural change

23 Redesigning HE: Back to the Beginning? ‘ a balanced' civic humanist form - placed 'off balance’ by public needs

24 Redesigning HE: Future Options There is No Alternative Margaret Thatcher The Future is Unwritten Joe Strummer

25 References [1] Till, J. (2013) What is the Point of Art School: Three ‘Politicals’, in CSM Time 14 – Time to Question. Published by University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. Available at http://issuu.com/csmtime/docs/csmtime14_16_pd_single/1?e=1914579/3735172, last retrieved, 2/12/13. http://issuu.com/csmtime/docs/csmtime14_16_pd_single/1?e=1914579/3735172 [2] Quinn, M. (2012) Utilitarianism and the Art School in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Pickering Chatto, London. [3] Hardt, M., Negri, A. (2001) Empire, Harvard University Press. [4] Barber, M., Donnelly, K., Rizvi, S. ( 2013) An Avalanche is Coming, Institute for Public Policy Research, London. [5] Seimens, G. (2013) Remaking Education in the Image of Our Desires. Available at: http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2012/04/19/remaking-education-in-the-image-of-our-desires/http://www.elearnspace.org/blog/2012/04/19/remaking-education-in-the-image-of-our-desires/, last retrieved 2/12/13. [6] London Mapper A Social Atlas of London (2014), London Mapper project, Trust for London & University of Oxford. http://www.londonmapper.org.uk [7] Mcdonald-Gibson, C. (2013)Exclusive: Red Cross launches emergency food aid plan for UK’s hungry, Independent (Newspaper) 11/10/13, London http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/exclusive-red-cross-launches-emergency-food-aid-plan- for-uks-hungry-8872496.html [8] The Harvard Library (2012) Faculty Advisory Council Memorandum on Journal Pricing: Major Periodical Subscriptions Cannot Be Sustained, Harvard University.

26 References [9] Pollock, N. and Cornford, J. (2000) Theory and practice of the virtual University. Ariadne Issue 24. Available online at http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue24/virtual-universities/ [10] OECDa (2012) Education at a Glance: Highlights, OECD Publishing http://www.oecd.org/edu/highlights.pdf http://www.oecd.org/edu/highlights.pdf OECDb (2012)http://www.oecd.org/education/skills-beyond-school/48630696.pdf Retrieved 30/4/2013 (11) Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/abouthttp://creativecommons.org/about (12) The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (12) http://www.hewlett.orghttp://www.hewlett.org (13) UNESCO Paris OER Declaration: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and- information/resources/news-and-in-focus-articles/all- news/news/unesco_world_oer_congress_releases_2012_paris_oer_declaration/#.U5Cx5Vz9fIYhttp://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and- information/resources/news-and-in-focus-articles/all- news/news/unesco_world_oer_congress_releases_2012_paris_oer_declaration/#.U5Cx5Vz9fIY (14) Institutional Leadership: Kumar, V. (2012) Open Education on the Move: An Interview with Vijay Kumar. MIT News http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/open-education-on-the-move-an-interview-with-vijay-kumar- 0920.htmlhttp://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/open-education-on-the-move-an-interview-with-vijay-kumar- 0920.html (15) OpenLearn: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ (16) California and Washington Open Textbooks: Creative Commons USA (2012) California Unveils Bill to Provide Openly Licensed, Online College Courses for Credit http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/37278http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/37278 Washington Open Course Coursebook site: http://opencourselibrary.orghttp://opencourselibrary.org (17) Californa Irvine – Open Chem: An entire degree programme onlline http://ocw.uci.edu/openchem/

27 References (18) US ‘Bridges to Success Project’ McAndrew P. (2012) A Bridge to Success http://bridge2success.aacc.edu/include/pdf/presentation.pdfhttp://bridge2success.aacc.edu/include/pdf/presentation.pdf [19] Bean, M. (2013) Comments made during a presentation at Universities UK event: Open and online learning: Making the most of Moocs and other models London 16 th May 2013. Further details and presentations available at: http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/events/Pages/Openandonlinelearning.aspxhttp://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/events/Pages/Openandonlinelearning.aspx, last retrieved 2/12/13. [20] Facer, K. (2009) Final Report of the Beyond Current Horizons Research Programme, www.beyondcurrenthorizons.org.uk www.beyondcurrenthorizons.org.uk

28 Contacts Wolfgang Greller Vice-Principal for Research and Quality Vienna University of Education Grenzackerstrasse 18 A-1100 Vienna AUSTRIA E-mail: wolfgang.greller@phwien.ac.atwolfgang.greller@phwien.ac.at web: www.greller.euwww.greller.eu John Casey Learning Technologist Centre for Academic Practice Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU Email: jcasey@qmu.ac.uk web: http://geronimoscadillac.wordpress.comjcasey@qmu.ac.ukhttp://geronimoscadillac.wordpress.com


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