New Zealand Strategic Technology Summit Group 6 Workspace

Wiki workspace for Group 6 [//return to Summit Page//]

Discussion/Analysis of Key Trends

  • As the availability and use of electronic books continue to grow, the traditional publishing (and textbook) market is undergoing a profound and lasting change.
  • Social and open forms of peer review and scholarship are gradually gaining acceptance.
  • The availability of educational content for mobile devices is increasing as more providers develop for these platforms.
  • The way we think about learning environments is changing

Discussion: What are the implications of trends identified in the 2010 Horizon.anz research?
  • Does the current research environment in the tertiary sector challenge the acceptance and speed in which open form and social of scholarship will be accepted?
  • Social and open forms of peer review and scholarship are accepted.
  • Are those in the 'ivory tower' not up with the trend of open and social forms of scholarship?
  • Increases the complexity for the consumer - prescribing relative value, more emphasis on new literacy to be able to effectively prescribe value to the open and social forms of scholarship.
  • Teaching reading and writing will no longer be sufficient in equipping people to deal with the new forms literacy. We don't even know what the new forms of literacy are...


Discussion/Analysis of Critical Challenges

  • Even where technology for learning is strongly promoted, there remains a desperate need for professional development opportunities around emerging technology.
  • There is a conceptual mismatch between pedagogical practice and the design of many emerging technologies that makes it difficult for teachers to appreciate or use new tools.
  • There is a growing need for formal instruction in key new skills, including information literacy, visual literacy, and technological literacy.
  • In today's networked world, learners are placing greater value on knowing where to find information rather than on knowing the information themselves.

Discussion: What are the implications of challenges identified in the 2010 Horizon.anz research?
  • A balance needs to be achieved in technology spend and professional development spend.
  • The classroom model and accompanying pedagogical practice versus the alternatives. The thinking of a classroom model permeates all parts of teaching and education, because of this new, possibly better models don't emerge as quickly as needed.
  • We have to change the curriculum and the teaching practices.


Building a Case for Action

Identify critical groups, audiences, and projects of local significance:

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What Actions can we Catalyze?

Identify 3-4 practical & timely potential action steps- consider actions in the areas of National Policy, Innovation Catalysts, and Outreach.
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