A CLIPP Seminar by
Prof Phillip D. Long, Ph.D.
Tuesday 11th May 1300-1400 SW309 followed by questions and discussion
The pace of change in higher education, especially when confronting the surge of digital tools, feels overwhelming. Many retreat from taking steps toward embracing any digital tools for fear of making bad choices, wasting limited time, and detracting from the transmission of content from teacher to student amidst the turmoil. The growth of digital networks, social networks and ways to create, manipulate and share knowledge has paralysed many academics. How does one even start to thoughtfully identify, evaluate and choose among the deluge of learning tools? How and in what ways does one integrate technologies into learning spaces? We’ll discuss ways to save time, increase efficiency, and improve the quality of decision-making in assembling your personal digital learning environment. We’ll consider the implications of technologies for learning in built vs. virtual spaces. The goal is to ‘aggregate, filter and connect’ people and ideas through smart decisions and carefully constructed social networks to augment learning.
Phillip Long is Professor of Innovation and Educational Technology Inaugural Director of CEIT at the University of Queensland which is dedicated to research on learning environments that have the potential to innovate teaching, learning and creativity. Prof. Long’s current research interests focus on designing built pedagogies, physical & virtual to support active learning and collaboration. He retains a role as Visiting Researcher in the Centre for Educational Computing Initiatives at MIT where he was also the Senior Strategist for Academic Technologies. Long’s professional activities include: the New Media Consortium Board (2006-09 & past chair), NMC Project Horizon (2005 to present) and chair of the Horizon Australia/New Zealand Edition (2008-9).
To reserve a place please e-mail Lyn Cottrell