In the fifth of Jisc’s online radio programmes, we interview some of the keynote speakers at the Jisc online conference, Innovating e-learning 2011, on 22-25th November. Taking advantage of online technologies, the conference offers live and asynchronous debates on a theme of learning in transition.
In this show, Kim Catcheside speaks with Sarah Porter, head of innovation for Jisc and Bill Rammell, deputy vice-chancellor at Plymouth University, about how institutions can maintain a collaborative approach in a period of increasing competition. Bill Rammell gives the opening keynote to Theme 1 of the conference entitled tensions in collaboration in a changing landscape and reminds us that change can come at a price.
Ewan McIntosh, closing keynote presenter and CEO of No Tosh Ltd, nevertheless argues for a root and branch change in our approach to pedagogy to ensure that tomorrow’s learners are well-equipped to take charge of their learning. Ewan challenges further and higher education institutions to design curricula that are more student-centred.
In addition, Kim explores with Sarah Porter and Mike Sharples, professor of educational technology at the Open University, the experience of taking part in an online conference. Mike, who gives the opening keynote to Theme 2 of the conference, looks into the future of institutional provision and argues for a more considered, professional understanding of the role of technology in the learning environment.
This podcast was originally published as part of our Jisc On Air radio programme.