Aston Business School, Aston University
The Next Generation Environments conference will explore the role of new technologies and next generation environments in HE. It is aimed at senior policy-makers and influencers in the area of learning, teaching and research within HE institutions.
The Next Generation Environments Conference will
explore the role of new technologies and next generation environments in
higher education. The conference is aimed at
senior policy-makers and influencers in the area of learning, teaching
and research within higher education institutions.
The conference will explore the current and potential
future impacts of next generation learning, teaching and research
environments and emergent technologies across the teaching and research
community. The presentations and discussions arising from the day will
examine areas where Jisc can engage with partners, lead, encourage and
broker enhanced value from emergent technologies and their application to
the education sector.
Arrival / Registration
Welcome and introduction - Malcolm Read, Executive
Jisc's contribution to HE, contextualised within the
broader educational picture.
Visionary keynote: New Technology and the Modern University -
Peter Hartley, Head of Teaching Quality Enhancement Group,
University of Bradford
The impact of new technology, and approaches to its use, on the
future of the modern university: what students want; what staff
want; and where the challenges lie.
The Jisc perspective - Sarah Porter, Head of Development,
Jisc's role in future development: taking risks on behalf
of the community, embedding and encouraging usage across multiple
domains, and inspiring innovation.
The Industry perspective - Derek Jones, Blackboard
How the industry is responding to the ever-evolving needs of
institutions and academics
Supporting Institutions' Collaboration and Engagement with the
wider Community - Simon Whittemore, Programme Manager,
Business and Community Engagement, Jisc
The role of new technologies and environments in
knowledge transfer / third stream: new strategic challenges, new
social software developments, increased online interaction, and how
institutions can exploit these opportunities to break new
Q&A from presentations, led by Chair - Craig Wentworth,
Development Director for Organisation and User Innovation,
The Development, Deployment and Take-up of New Technology:
Challenges and Inspirations - Dave Cormier, University of
Prince Edward Island, Canada
A reflection on the experiences of the implementation of
technologies at the University of Prince Edward Island, including
the development of Virtual Research Environments, Virtual Learning
Environments, the facilitation of Academic Networks and adventures
in an Immersive Environment.
New Technology from both the Learning and Teaching perspectives -
Linda Creanor and Ross Graham, ALT
An individual learner's experience, and overcoming barriers
to access new technologies.
Panel discussion and Chair's summary (coffee and tea available)
Conference attendees are invited to post comments on the programme blog: http://involve.jisc.ac.uk/u-and-i