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1 Synthesis of JISC / SURF / I2 workshop w.r.t. learning & teaching in UK Higher Education Ted Smith Technologies Centre

2 Content What factors are pushing institutions to change? What technologies do they want help with? What technologies will impact on learning and teaching and to what degree? Some areas for collaboration / discussion

3 8 HE Drivers 1.Widening Access Increasing participation and diversifying population 2.Employability 3.Quality & Standards 4.The earner-learner 5.Student expectations of ICT 6.Increased provision of part-time courses 7.The globalisation of learning 8.New staff - IT is second nature

4 9 Major barriers to change 1.Less time because of more administration (particularly associated with QA processes) 2.More students to teach because of the falling unit of resource 3.Maintaining a balance between research and teaching 4.Staff pay falling behind comparators leading to disillusionment 5.Staff shortages in key areas 6.Staff dealing with varied student backgrounds 7.Some academic staff afraid of technology 8.Reward structures tend to discourage teaching developments 9.Lack of institutional strategy for ICT in learning and teaching

5 Survey results: top 3 technologies where help is wanted IT Directors (HE) Learning Technologists (HE) FE Portals Content Mgmt Wireless LANs CAA (inc security & authentication) Videoconferencing VLEs Interactive whiteboards

6 Survey: other technologies requiring help Broadband MLEs PDAs Mobile technologies and access IMS/SCORM compliance - how to achieve it? XML Video conferencing Video streaming PDAs Technologies for accessibility, specific learning needs / disabilities

7 Moderate High Emerging / NewMature Research Low Current State of the technology Eventual Impact on Learning & Teaching The TechLearn Technology Impact Chart Notes: ** High in Scotland & Wales MLEs Bluetooth 2-way satellite Digital signatures 2.5G phones PDA phones Wireless LANs g Broadband to home Peer 2 peer Computing Educational technology standards Wireless LANs (802.11a) IP Videoconferencing CAA XML Networked video streaming Reusable Simulation Objects 5 to 10 < 2 2 to 5 Years to production Now Ubiquitous Computing Wireless LANs b Media- rich CAL VLEs SMS / 2G phones Office productivity Web Internet Videoconferencing** Linux Simulations Interactive whiteboards Portals Multi-sensory interfaces Wireless WANs GRID technologies Intelligent software agents Networkable, smart products 3G phones 4G phones Reusable Learning Objects Intranets

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10 So What? Address current institutional needs and business drivers (the now) whilst also taking a leading role (the future) Do we have a common set of business drivers (and barriers?) ? Do we have a common set of technologies to collaborate on? Do we have a common vision?

11 Business Drivers UK –Increasing and diversifying participation –Employability –Quality and standards –The earner-learner Netherlands –?

12 Technologies / Functionalities Unique student identifier Single identifier for access to resources Security etc for wireless technologies Video streaming on and off campus Portals Security and authentication to support CAA Peer-to-peer communications Intelligent agents

13 Vision 1.Ubiquitous computing based on a new pedagogic paradigm which assumes: –100% ownership of portable computers –Wireless networks on campus –High bandwidth to the home and workplace –Etc –Ubiquitous Computing Policy Forum (jointly with the LTSN): chaired by Diana Laurillard: develop policy options for the adoption of U.C.

14 Thats it!


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