Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change

Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change

Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Issues, Challenges, Actions Dr John Couperthwaite, Educational Technology Manager, College of Medical and Dental Sciences Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Backgroun d "...web-based lecture technology has acted as a lens, bringing attention to numerous factors impacting on higher education in the 21st century." Phillips, 2009. "Edgeless cities are cities in function but not in form. Universities too are experiencing sprawl. The function they perform is no longer contained within the campus, nor within the physically defined space of a particular institution, nor, sometimes, even in higher education institutions at all." Demos, 2009. Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Backgroun

d A timeline of lecture recording at the University 2006, one Apresso unit in a campus lecture theatre; three Apresso units installed in the CETL for Interdisciplinary Mental Health 2008, School of Medicine begin pilot study in live undergraduate lectures (BMedSc) 2009, School of Medicine offer recordings to other programmes and events 2009, Learning Spaces Team implement consultation for campus roll-out 2010, ten Echo360 units to be available across campus, four in the School of Medicine Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Issue s Increasing student numbers Over a tenon yeargovernment period, the numberfunding of students at English Pressures higher education institutions (HEIs) has grown from fewer than

1.5 million to over 2 million" HEFCE, 2009. Decreasing staff/student ratios Student fees and changing expectations Changing student work / life balance Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Challenges Technology How can technology make an educational programme pedagogically stronger, more economically efficient and globally competitive ? Open Education How can everybody share educational resources yet preserve quality, distinctiveness and academic freedom ?

Adaptability Commitment What are the benefits to the country, institution, programme and staff ? Can this be resourced ? How easy is it for a programme to be modified to integrate web technologies, open resources, etc ? Competitiveness How can an institution and programme remain globally competitive ? Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Challenges Technology Technology Open Education

"Learners want and expect to be able to use their own devices in institutional contexts, and to personalise institutional services to meet their own requirements." Commitment HEFCE, 2009. Adaptability Competitiveness Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Challenges Open Education Technology Open Education "National partners should be able to collaborate effectively to share information and provide common points of access for learners and

providers" Commitment Becta, 2009 Adaptability The relationships within an IPR framework Casey, Proven and Dripps, 2007 Competitiveness Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Challenges Commitment Technology Open Education Adaptability We should eventually get to the point where we come to realise what it might be possible to do

differently, or in new ways. But that requires enormous amounts of support and investment. Commitment Diana Laurillard in Demos, 2009 Competitiveness Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Challenges Adaptability Technology Did the recording affect the Lecturer responses running of the lecture ? ResistantOpen forceEducation

student attendance, withhold vital information Neutral no change or stopped having lecture recorded Yes Supportive change their teaching style andNo Not sure module structure Adaptability "...for change to occur in university teaching, and for educational technology to meet its potential to support this change, institutional beliefs about university Commitment teaching must be addressed."

Phillips, 2009. Competitiveness Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Challenges Competitiveness Technology Open Education University University of of ??? ??? University University of of Coventry Coventry Commitment Adaptability

University University of of Birmingham Birmingham Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Challenges Technology Open Education Commitment Adaptability Competitiveness Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Actions Government Institution Programme Po

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Colla bora tion Re se ar ch Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change Review "...web-based lecture technology has acted as a lens, bringing attention to numerous factors impacting on higher education in the 21st century." Phillips, 2009. "Edgeless cities are cities in function but not in form. Universities too are experiencing sprawl. The function they perform is no longer contained within the campus, nor within the physically defined space of a particular institution, nor, sometimes, even in higher education institutions at all." Demos, 2009. Towards understanding institutional readiness for global academic change

Acknowledgements Rob Jones, VLE Developer, Educational Technology Team Toni Kelly, Head of Learning Space Development Martin Jones, Learning Resources and Accommodation Team James Gormley, Jeffrey Ting, CLIC Peter Balfe, Brian Martin, BMedSc Module Leads Steve Partridge, IT Services References http://del.icio.us/couperjo Contact Details Dr. John Couperthwaite, College Educational Technology Manager Email: [email protected]

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