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1 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk Emerging Technologies and the Net Generation: A Vision For The Future Brian Kelly UK Web Focus UKOLN University of Bath Bath UK, BA2 7AY UKOLN is supported by: Acceptable Use Policy Recording/broadcasting of this talk, taking photographs, discussing the content using , instant messaging, Blogs, SMS, etc. is permitted providing distractions to others is minimised. Acceptable Use Policy Recording/broadcasting of this talk, taking photographs, discussing the content using , instant messaging, Blogs, SMS, etc. is permitted providing distractions to others is minimised. This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 licence (but note caveat)

2 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 2 The New Student The student will arrive at University: Familiar with IT, the Web, collaborative technologies, … Will have used broadband at home and/or at school Will have mobile devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players for social use and will want to exploit them to support learning Will already be a creator of digital resources Will expect the provision of networks and networked applications to be as could as if not better than the student is already familiar with Vision

3 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 3 The Technical Environment The student will arrive at University and find: At least an adequate level of computers available to support the student's learning needs Access to a wide variety of applications which can support a variety of learning styles The ability to connect the student's own devices to the network Applications (and policies) which will allow the student to be a creator of resources … Vision

4 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 4 The Learning Environment The student will arrive at University and find: Lecturing staff who are familiar with or have an understanding of the networked applications the student may wish to use An assessment scheme which can allow for the diversity of learning which the environment aims to provide A technical support infrastructure which can minimise technical problems and help focus on the learning aspects Acceptable use policies which ensure that the IT infrastructure can be used effectively but is not used to constrain legitimate approaches to learning.. Vision

5 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 5 The Learning Resources The student will arrive at University and find: A variety of learning resources (both digital and real world) which can support a variety of learning styles Simple means of locating, accessing, using and repurposing the resources The ability to access lectures, talks, etc. on the student's portable MP3 player/video player to support revision, etc. The student can be involved in creating learning resources which may be used by other students Vision

6 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 6 A Collaborative & Open Infrastructure The student will arrive at University and find: The ability to easy communicate and collaborate with the student's peers The ability to easy communicate and collaborate with lecturing and support staff Students and staff will: Be able to exploit resources (information, data, software) which are freely available for use within minimal licensing restrictions Be willing to make their resources available in a similar fashion Vision

7 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 7 Society The wider society will benefit: From better educated students From students who are comfortable with exploiting new technologies within the workplace From students who have been exposed to and appropriate the dangers of misuse of such technologies Vision

8 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 8 Conclusions Is this vision: Naïve? Not ambitious enough? Too technically-focussed? … In your groups: Consider such issues Outline your own vision for the future Add you vision (and your comments) to the workshop Wiki Vision

9 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 9 Discussion Questions, comments, etc. welcome


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