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Mark Brown from National Institute for Digital Learning at Talis Insight UK 2015


Mark Brown joins us for Day One at Talis Insight UK 2015. Mark recently moved from New Zealand to join The National Institute for Digital Learning based at the Dublin City University as a Director.

Here is a title and short synopsis from Mark, on his session on the 15th April:

Developing a Vibrant Digital Learning Culture: Exploring the Question of Quality

This presentation explores the question of quality in the wider context of how to create a rich and vibrant digital learning culture. It argues that the inconvenient truth about digital learning is that new technology often reinforces traditional forms of pedagogy and conventional educational outcomes. In many cases history teaches us that educational technology is nothing more than an expensive ‘add on’ to the traditional curriculum. Set against this critical backdrop, the talk explores some of the different places and spaces of learning in the digital era and then address the thorny question of what we mean by quality. It describes different quality perspectives and ponders the question of how we can most effectively ensure that institutions and teachers continue to provide students with high quality learning experiences. A number of quality enhancement tools and frameworks are described to support the development of a vibrant digital learning culture. Finally the presentation reflects on the changing face of higher education and the challenges confronting higher education in uncertain times.

So if you want to hear from Mark, his session is at 10:30 AM on Day One. See the full speaker line up and running order on the website. Spaces are filling quickly, and you can still book your place!

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