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  1. page Bring Your Own Device edited ... sherman.young Feb 19, 2016major change to shift away from embedded practices in computer labs …
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    sherman.young Feb 19, 2016major change to shift away from embedded practices in computer labs etc to cloud-based approaches; enables new uses of space, more timely engagement but need to ensure support for low SES
    (2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?
    add your responseThe Digital Mesh - The Device Mesh
    How the use of multiple devices connected to the Internet will affect communication with students and shape future (cross-device) educational applications? Copied from Gartner (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3143521): The device mesh refers to an expanding set of endpoints people use to access applications and information or interact with people, social communities, governments and businesses. The device mesh includes mobile devices, wearable, consumer and home electronic devices, automotive devices and environmental devices — such as sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT). "In the postmobile world the focus shifts to the mobile user who is surrounded by a mesh of devices extending well beyond traditional mobile devices".V.Alvarez Feb 21, 2016 brenda.frisk Feb 22, 2016The Internet of Things offers the potential for new and exciting ways to connect and engage evolving our understanding of the world around us shifting us from being a mobile user to a connected user. [Editor's Note: Added
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    (3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?
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  2. page Networked Objects edited ... (2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important? Bluetoot…
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    (2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?
    Bluetooth internet gateway functionality to be incorporated into routers - will this kickstart the transformational wave? http://www.iotaustralia.org.au/2016/02/17/iotnewsglobal/bluetooth-internet-gateway-leads-to-iot/ joanne.woodrow Feb 21, 2016
    add your responseThe Digital Mesh - The Device Mesh
    How the use of multiple devices connected to the Internet will affect communication with students and shape future (cross-device) educational applications? Copied from Gartner (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3143521): The device mesh refers to an expanding set of endpoints people use to access applications and information or interact with people, social communities, governments and businesses. The device mesh includes mobile devices, wearable, consumer and home electronic devices, automotive devices and environmental devices — such as sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT). "In the postmobile world the focus shifts to the mobile user who is surrounded by a mesh of devices extending well beyond traditional mobile devices".V.Alvarez Feb 21, 2016 brenda.frisk Feb 22, 2016The Internet of Things offers the potential for new and exciting ways to connect and engage evolving our understanding of the world around us shifting us from being a mobile user to a connected user. [Editor's Note: Added
    here from RQ2.]
    (3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?
    gillysalmon Jan 24, 2016~ bring this on asap for me and my students please. But make it easy
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  3. page Natural User Interfaces edited ... (2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important? apart fr…
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    (2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?
    apart from the obvious benefit or making interaction more 'of the body' and natural, a big plus will be to alleviate OH&S issues associated with computer keyboard and mouse over-use. slambert Feb 26, 2015
    add your responseTouchscreens and Interactive Tables gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 I'm wondering about the new generation of touch screens and interactive tables-
    http://www.cruiserinteractive.com.au/home. it's a strong move towards a new form of collaboration, the cruiser we've got in the Futures Observatory at UWA is one of the most popular of all the stuff http://www.worldclasseducation.uwa.edu.au/education-futures/futures-observatory
    gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 heres the microsoft one: Microsoft Surface Hub – (to be released in July 2016) Unlock the power of the group with Microsoft Surface Hub, a powerful team collaboration device designed to advance the way people work together naturally.
    https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-surface-hub/en-au gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 [Editor's Note: Added
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  4. page Electrovibration edited ... add your response here (2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think …
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    (2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?
    add your responseTouchscreens and Interactive Tables gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 I'm wondering about the new generation of touch screens and interactive tables-
    http://www.cruiserinteractive.com.au/home. it's a strong move towards a new form of collaboration, the cruiser we've got in the Futures Observatory at UWA is one of the most popular of all the stuff http://www.worldclasseducation.uwa.edu.au/education-futures/futures-observatory
    gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 heres the microsoft one: Microsoft Surface Hub – (to be released in July 2016) Unlock the power of the group with Microsoft Surface Hub, a powerful team collaboration device designed to advance the way people work together naturally.
    https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-surface-hub/en-au gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 [Editor's Note: Added
    here from RQ2.]
    add your response here
    (3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?
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  5. page Mobile Learning edited ... Mobile Learning needs to be clearly differentiated from BYOD, though BYOD does challenge Mobil…
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    Mobile Learning needs to be clearly differentiated from BYOD, though BYOD does challenge Mobile Learning. Creating learning experiences in which students NEED mobile devices in order to engage with the learning experience is complicated when they may have mobile devices ranging from smart watches through to laptops. j.zagami Feb 19, 2016
    I would like to raise the point that there is also still a digital divide in all our institutions be it VET or HEd. Mechanisms need to be put in place so that students who do not have a BYOD device (yes in VET we still have those students who do not have this or access at home to the internet) can access one from on campus as a loan device so that they are able to complete assessments. yvette.drager Feb 21, 2016
    Touchscreens and Interactive Tables gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 I'm wondering about the new generation of touch screens and interactive tables-
    http://www.cruiserinteractive.com.au/home. it's a strong move towards a new form of collaboration, the cruiser we've got in the Futures Observatory at UWA is one of the most popular of all the stuff http://www.worldclasseducation.uwa.edu.au/education-futures/futures-observatory
    gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 heres the microsoft one: Microsoft Surface Hub – (to be released in July 2016) Unlock the power of the group with Microsoft Surface Hub, a powerful team collaboration device designed to advance the way people work together naturally.
    https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-surface-hub/en-au gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 [Editor's Note: Added here from RQ2.]

    (3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?
    kevinashfordrowe Jan 20, 2016 I think that the impact is already occuring and will only get bigger. I think that the potential for reshaping educational delivery is phenomenal...especially when many of us are still thinking about changing learning culture from a more transmissive mode of delivery.
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  6. page Crowdsourcing edited ... (1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best? Crowd sour…
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    (1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?
    Crowd sourcing is an agile way of progressing ideas and innovation - to help all thinkers / educators progress ideas that society values (and have been deliberately prepared to support)janine.harper Feb 21, 2016
    add your responseThe role of crowdsourcing is being felt increasingly across many areas of our lives. Students in creative industries are crowdsourcing funding for their creative projects, the process of crowdsourcing is probably an assessable activity in some design and business schools. Researchers are using crowd-sourced problem-solving strategies, distributed computing systems and similar approaches to extend their ability to process vast quantities of data. I think we'll also start to see through new models of collaborative learning that interaction with the crowd is already part of the process of learning. What was once a relatively small PLN can grow exponentially to an amorphous crowd that is informing the development of what we learn, and how we learn. The recent adage of "I keep my knowledge in my friends" can be extended to I keep my knowledge in my friends, my friends in my devices and my friends are everyone that I can engage with through my devices. Think about Duolingo in language learning as an example of these processes already in action k.flintoff Feb 16, 2016gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 interestingjanine.harper Feb 21, 2016watching this space with great interest I agree crowdsourcing has potential in a research content and crowd funding is tragically already be used to fund students educations, however educational institutions facing ever diminishing funding from governments could turn to crowd funding. stephan.ridgway Feb 18, 2016 The researchers in universities already have that available to them: http://www.pozible.com/research k.flintoff Feb 18, 2016 helen.farley Feb 21, 2016 [Editor's Note: Added here from RQ2.]
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  7. page Challenges edited ... The debate about the safe use (in terms of electromagnetic radiation) of wi-fi and mobile phon…
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    The debate about the safe use (in terms of electromagnetic radiation) of wi-fi and mobile phones/tablet is gaining momentum. I am not up with the science but I suspect that this is going to be an issue over the next few years. geoff.romeo Feb 16, 2016gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 and myths and scaremongering abounds- maybe time to get some Real Science? gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 is security of our e mails and university systems relevant here?
    Keeping Up with Technology Demands
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    22, 2016 One of the significant issues facing technology adoption in the HE sector is that IT Governance (the processes and structures for decision making about digital investment) need to be fit-for-purpose in the context of: rapidly changing technology, an increasingly competitive environment and uncertain budget futures. Institutions need to be agile and innovative whilst at the same time managing risk and maintaining core services on large scale. This is a huge challenge. We can no longer deliver incremental improvements to our communities through legacy IT governance arrangements. Universities typically operate as loose federations. IT Governance is a challenge. Extracting the most of the resources available to invest in new technologies will be critical. j.stokker- j.stokker Saturday
    Transferrable Digital Solutions
    Something I would encourage us to think about is how we are helping our students and staff bridge their lives between all their various ecosystems: work, learning, social, personal, etc. Many higher ed institutions and other education communities design and build wonderful digital tools for students and staff to use, unfortunately these tools have no transferability outside the walls of that institution. Therefore valuable data and insights are lost not only for the individual but also for the institutions. If higher ed institutions are truly looking to support students and staff we need to understand how we can design and build tools that have personal value to the end user that will allow them to take these beyond their higher ed experience.brenda.frisk Feb 21, 2016janine.harper Feb 21, 2016. Totally agree yvette.drager Feb 21, 2016annieagnew Feb 22, 2016
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  8. page Challenges edited ... Health and Safety of Technology Use The debate about the safe use (in terms of electromagneti…
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    Health and Safety of Technology Use
    The debate about the safe use (in terms of electromagnetic radiation) of wi-fi and mobile phones/tablet is gaining momentum. I am not up with the science but I suspect that this is going to be an issue over the next few years. geoff.romeo Feb 16, 2016gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 and myths and scaremongering abounds- maybe time to get some Real Science? gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 is security of our e mails and university systems relevant here?
    The Elephant in the RoomKeeping Up with Technology Demands
    The state of technology development and the degree of technological knowledge required to create, implement and review systems is requiring a degree of expertise that many public institutions are struggling to provide. The recent case of IT procurement in Western Australian Department of Health and other government agencies highlights the dearth of understanding. Add to this an increasingly data driven ecosystem where many end users are unaware the algorithms used to generate analytics and we face some real challenges about being sold a "pig in a poke" every time there are some new developments in technology. Supercomputer installations are growing and the facilities to house them are shrinking. Finding effective ways to respond and adapt to constant change is one of the major issues we've faced for decades. k.flintoff Feb 18, 2016gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 absolutely agree Kim, for me its about the constant and obvious need to create systems architecture in our institutions that provide service partners and 24/7 working as per demand- without killing innovation. Completely agree Kim and Gillly, within the VET sector the constant change not only is technology but also curriculum and system based. This then impacts on the ability for organisations to innovate or even to keep up with new technologies yvette.drager Feb 21, 2016. We seem to be in a unique position though - years of watching family in other industries seemingly 'adapt' to the new technology of the time and we still stick to very old tech - powerpoint and word... The constant feedback I hear is similar - we just changed to that and now you want me to move to...?! I see the point, however the change can be gradual or in certain areas - it doesn't have to be an all-in situation. In some areas, we can adopt to new tech, trial things, and in other areas adapt later jmascorella Feb 22, 2016
    Transferrable Digital Solutions
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  9. page Challenges edited ... j.zagami Feb 19, 2016 MOOC's represented a scalability experiment of online courses, but quali…
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    j.zagami Feb 19, 2016 MOOC's represented a scalability experiment of online courses, but quality content and learning experiences remain the essential ingredients. Content is producible but few institutions are willing to invest in the production values to differentiate themselves in this way, and the authenticity of those delivering such content can overcome production values, otherwise students would all be watching videos instead of lectures. The learning experience, however, remains the Achilles Heel of the MOOC, and while a few can afford the hundreds of teaching assistants needed to scale such experiences, most institutions can not. This entire trend is dependent on some shift in the positional value of existing qualifications and the qualification system. Internationally the accredited degree is incredibly valuable as a tool for facilitating employment and immigration by skilled people and its hard to imagine a new model having the same impact immediately. More likely is some form of professionally accredited qualification valued by a internationally operating industry with the incentives of needed to maintain a defined set of skills and knowledge in their workforce (as opposed to simply hiring on the open market as needed) and the scale to justify the investment - I keep watching the accountants and the IT profession, both have well-focussed skill sets in areas that are plausibly able to be verified at a relatively low cost and which are amenable to technology assisted education (such as automatic feedback and marking systems) in ways that other fields would find challenging.stephen.marshall Feb 21, 2016
    Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities
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    kelli.mcgraw
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    Expanding Access
    The global drive to increase the number of students participating in undergraduate education is placing pressure across the system. The oft-cited relationship between earning potential and educational attainment plus the clear impact of an educated society on the growth of the middle class is pushing governments to encourage more and more students to enter universities and colleges. In many countries, however, the population of students prepared for undergraduate study is already enrolled — expanding access means extending it to students who may not have the academic background to be successful without additional support. Many in universities feel that these institutions do not have sufficient time and resources to help this set of students. geoffrey.crisp Feb 19, 2016 Surprised this one did not attract some attention? The question of access brings up the current issue of differential pricing for different groups of students undertaking the same program through different channels or in different locations. Expanding access is not just about admission requirements and pathways into the university but also what should be the price of participation? stephen.marshall Feb 21, 2016I find Martin Trow's (1973) analysis particularly pertinent to this challenge. He is responsible for the Elite/Mass/Universal model that I think still explains much of what we are seeing in the sector domestically and internationally. If access is expanded, the resulting qualifications are seen as having a different value - remembering that the three types can co-exist. The US is already experiencing the shift from Mass to Universal with the 2 year associate's degree, and the consequent qualification inflation and general devaluing of the common qualification. The other nasty trend is the likely reduction in the number of good jobs that are available in the economy, with the likely further pressure that is going to place on the qualification system as a tool for efficiently selecting employees. Be nice if we could talk about education and access in terms of the wider social good it generates but the issue is paying for it.
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    Under-resourced Campus Infrastructure
    Critical school infrastructures are under-resourced. Rather than encouraging researchers to build on and extend core resources, leverage shared file systems, and open accessible service APIs, institutions are narrowing their focus to what they perceive as the minimal subset of enterprise services they can afford to sustain. As a result, educators are often trying to design new, innovative learning models that must be integrated with outdated, pre-existing technology and learning management systems. This begs the question about the sustainability of the current higher education system in Australia. Do we have too many Higher Education providers? In my area, initial teacher education, my view would be that there are too many providers (over 40), too many courses - all trying to provide innovative blended learning models. Is it time for some serious coordination and consolidation of resources? geoff.romeo Feb 21, 2016
    HealthNew Challenges Added by Panel
    Health
    and Safety of Technology Use
    The debate about the safe use (in terms of electromagnetic radiation) of wi-fi and mobile phones/tablet is gaining momentum. I am not up with the science but I suspect that this is going to be an issue over the next few years. geoff.romeo Feb 16, 2016gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 and myths and scaremongering abounds- maybe time to get some Real Science? gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 is security of our e mails and university systems relevant here?
    The Elephant in the Room
    The state of technology development and the degree of technological knowledge required to create, implement and review systems is requiring a degree of expertise that many public institutions are struggling to provide. The recent case of IT procurement in Western Australian Department of Health and other government agencies highlights the dearth of understanding. Add to this an increasingly data driven ecosystem where many end users are unaware the algorithms used to generate analytics and we face some real challenges about being sold a "pig in a poke" every time there are some new developments in technology. Supercomputer installations are growing and the facilities to house them are shrinking. Finding effective ways to respond and adapt to constant change is one of the major issues we've faced for decades. k.flintoff Feb 18, 2016gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 absolutely agree Kim, for me its about the constant and obvious need to create systems architecture in our institutions that provide service partners and 24/7 working as per demand- without killing innovation. Completely agree Kim and Gillly, within the VET sector the constant change not only is technology but also curriculum and system based. This then impacts on the ability for organisations to innovate or even to keep up with new technologies yvette.drager Feb 21, 2016. We seem to be in a unique position though - years of watching family in other industries seemingly 'adapt' to the new technology of the time and we still stick to very old tech - powerpoint and word... The constant feedback I hear is similar - we just changed to that and now you want me to move to...?! I see the point, however the change can be gradual or in certain areas - it doesn't have to be an all-in situation. In some areas, we can adopt to new tech, trial things, and in other areas adapt later jmascorella Feb 22, 2016
    Digital solutions that are transferrableTransferrable Digital Solutions
    Something I would encourage us to think about is how we are helping our students and staff bridge their lives between all their various ecosystems: work, learning, social, personal, etc. Many higher ed institutions and other education communities design and build wonderful digital tools for students and staff to use, unfortunately these tools have no transferability outside the walls of that institution. Therefore valuable data and insights are lost not only for the individual but also for the institutions. If higher ed institutions are truly looking to support students and staff we need to understand how we can design and build tools that have personal value to the end user that will allow them to take these beyond their higher ed experience.brenda.frisk Feb 21, 2016janine.harper Feb 21, 2016. Totally agree yvette.drager Feb 21, 2016annieagnew Feb 22, 2016
    New Challenge Name
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    Balancing our Connected and Unconnected Lives
    With technology now at the center of many daily activities, higher education institutions must help learners understand how to balance their usage with other developmental needs. To prevent students from getting lost in the abundant sea of information and new media, universities and colleges should encourage mindful use of digital tools while making them aware of their digital footprint and the accompanying implications. As education aligns closer with technological trends, instructors will have to promote this balance, facilitating opportunities where students feel, digest, reflect, touch, and pursue sensorial experiences that are crucial to developing character and integrity. Striking a balance and guiding learners to personal success in their own habits is especially critical for incoming generations of students that have come to rely on technology. While there are plenty of studies and articles discussing healthy amounts of screen time for children, there are no prescribed or agreed upon models for adults when it comes to learning. Furthermore, institutions have a responsibility to ensure that when students are connected it is with the purpose of transformation — not just replicating an experience that could easily take place without technology. gillysalmon Jan 28, 2016 this is an interesting one and presumably it links to the slight move towards learning design, e.g. my interesting in learning design methodologies and teaching people how to design to create viable futures, but also about the impact of neuroscience in learning and teaching.
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    Managing Knowledge Obsolescence
    Simply staying organized and current presents a challenge in a world where information, software tools, and devices proliferate at the rate they do today. New developments in technology are exciting and their potential for improving quality of life is enticing, but it can be overwhelming to attempt to keep up with even a few of the many new tools that are released. User-created content is exploding, giving rise to information, ideas, and opinions on all sorts of interesting topics, but following even some of the hundreds of available authorities means sifting through a mountain of information on a weekly or daily basis. There is a greater need than ever for effective tools and filters for finding, interpreting, organizing, and retrieving the data that is important to us. geoffrey.crisp Feb 20, 2016 An aspect of curriculum design that is often left out is that around students knowing what is definitely known, what is partially known and what is definitely not known and they tell the difference between the three states. We need to include more learning activities that allow students to test these three states and digital tools can assist (although not solve) this problem. stephen.marshall Feb 21, 2016Isn't this an aspect of digital literacy? We're not far from having smart AI enabled knowledge management tools that do more than just organise and search, we should be thinking about the implications for education when content transmission and recall is trivial (at least in comparison to now), just reflecting on the access and availability of information now to 10 years ago is sobering. Managing Content and Technology Obsolescence. In the VET sector primarily because of the length of time that evidence must be kept, it is crucial that organisations consider obsolescence with the storage and retrieval of backups and put in place a digital preservation strategy to ensure that they will still be able to access these records. Also training organisations need to consider technology obsolescence when looking at purchasing or accessing systems for training to ensure longevity. yvette.drager Feb 18, 2016 [Editor's Note: Added here from discussions in RQ2.]
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    glenn.finger Feb 9, 2016This discussion relates to my earlier commentary in Integrating Technology in Teacher Education on the research about a new knowledge base for teachers. The important understanding in rethinking the roles of educators is our recognition and design of why, when, where, and what learning and teaching takes place. This needs to understand that there is student-led agency, as well as conventional understanding of institution-led, system-led, school-led, and teacher-led design. An example is the impact of students as consumers in acquiring technologies which enable learning through connectivity.
    stephen.marshall Feb 21, 2016I think we need to acknowledge the value of retaining many academics and helping them transition to the use of newer approaches effectively. Academics with 30 years of experience and expertise in their discipline are fundamental to the conception of a University, we can't just simply employ a young graduate because of their technical skills - they need to be genuinely an expert with years of experience. A healthy university needs staff at a mix of levels and with a diversity of experience and that means we must invest in the people we have as much as we invest in attracting new talent. Many experienced teachers are also strong users of technology that enhances learning and creates new learning opportunities. Above this, is the interplay between these attributes and the ability to truly challenge student thinking, to assist them to "unpack" conversation and research and to contextualise this for their own learning.annieagnew Feb 22, 2016
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    Health and Safety
    The debate about the safe use (in terms of electromagnetic radiation) of wi-fi and mobile phones/tablet is gaining momentum. I am not up with the science but I suspect that this is going to be an issue over the next few years. geoff.romeo Feb 16, 2016gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 and myths and scaremongering abounds- maybe time to get some Real Science? gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 is security of our e mails and university systems relevant here?
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