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Wednesday, May 25

  1. page home edited ... Horizon.AU is a project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Hori…
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    Horizon.AU is a project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project with a focus on emerging technologies for tertiary institutions in Australia. Members of the Australia education community are encouraged to follow the panel of expert's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
    What's New?
    The Expert Panel has just finished responding to the research questions and the rankingsreport will be underway soon.published at http://www.nmc.org/publications on May 27, 2016.
    Meet the 2016 Horizon.au Expert Panel
    Project Timeline
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    be published in May 27, 2016, released
    Horizon.AU is a project that applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project with a focus on emerging technologies for tertiary institutions in Australia. Members of the Australia education community are encouraged to follow the panel of expert's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.
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    Project Timeline
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    Introduction to the Horizon Project Wiki
    The Sandbox is our primary work area, where you will find links to the areas in which we are actively engaged. You will see it change as we move through the various processes involved in sorting through the technologies and issues we will deal with as we make our way to the final list that will be featured in the 2016 NMC Technology Outlook: Australian Tertiary Education.
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Thursday, May 5

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    Victoria University of Wellington
    Jonathon Mascorella
    Catholic Education Office, ParramattaMcCarthy Catholic College, Emu Plains
    Kelli McGraw
    Queensland University of Technology
    Jonathan Nalder
    TAFE Queensland English Language and Literacy ServiceE20 / NMC / JNXYZ
    Cameron Paterson
    Shore School
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Monday, May 2

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Friday, February 26

Thursday, February 25

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Monday, February 22

  1. page New Topic edited ... In many respects conspicuous by their absence, I see ePortfolios increasingly being adopted in…
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    In many respects conspicuous by their absence, I see ePortfolios increasingly being adopted into the main stream. At our own institutution after a number of years of seeking to promote uptake (push) we are now starting to get increasing demand (pull) including from within out Human Resources area for assistance in using them to support professional development. I'd be happy to acknowledge that this is mainstream practice in other institutions if that is the case, but, at least here, that has not been the case. kevinashfordrowe Jan 26, 2016 mkeppell glenn.finger Feb 7, 2016While there has been previous work on ePortfolios, there's a resurgence, particularly by regulatory authorities and employers for evidence by graduates in making a case about their distinctiveness and graduate capabilities. ePortfolios can draw upon additional technology trends; e.g. demonstration of capabilities through examples of creation of products and projects using range of digital media, social networks (e.g. LinkedIn), digital badging, authentic assessment, etc.gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 ah good points to suggest a resurgence of interestjanine.harper Feb 21, 2016ePortfolios as a learning resource that also aid employment recruitment processes, RPL applications k.flintoff Feb 17, 2016 This is another area where our digital trace can be collated and curated. The automation of collation for portfolios is a real possibility, leaving it up to the individual to curate and organise the portfolio evidence for each specific context they want to represent themselves. To draw a museum, or library analogy; imagine the portfolio (passport, backpack, whatever) as the accumulation of all evidence of learning across every domain an individual traverses. It becomes the "stacks", the basis of the "permanent collection" and harvested for curatorial management of specific exhibits.glenn.finger Feb 21, 2016 I see a renewed interest in ePortfolio in the context of poor graduate employability figures and tools to assist with improving employability j.stokker-j.stokker Saturday [Editor's Note: While ePortfolios certainly have attracted a lot of attention, they fit in with several trends and may not be large enough to warrant their own slot.]
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    branded products.] k.flintoff Feb 22, 2016 The "blockchain" notion is becoming more generic and the infrastructure that underpins Bitcoin is being adapted to other contexts and reengineered in news ways - Keybase, Ethereum, Proof of Existence, are all leveraging the technology in ways that will impact education. Maybe refer to it as "open ledgers" if a more generic reference point is required.
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  2. page Trends edited ... Advancing Cultures of Innovation Many thought leaders have long believed that schools can pla…
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    Advancing Cultures of Innovation
    Many thought leaders have long believed that schools can play a major role in the growth of national economies. In order to breed innovation and adapt to economic needs, schools must be structured in ways that allow for flexibility, and spur creativity and entrepreneurial thinking. There is a growing consensus among many thought leaders that school leadership and curricula could benefit from agile startup models. Educators are working to develop new approaches and programs based on these models that stimulate top-down change and can be implemented across a broad range of institutional settings. In the business realm, the Lean Startup movement uses technology as a catalyst for promoting a culture of innovation in a more widespread, cost-effective manner, and provides compelling models for school leaders to consider. This is beginning to advance quite dramatically. The Innovation Unit has recently opened business in Australia and educators are increasingly seeking training in design thinking: http://plusacumen.org/courses/hcd-for-social-innovation/ in order to learn how to lead innovation at school and system level. cpaterso Jan 22, 2016 There is an interesting interplay between research, policy and practice here, and between quality and scale. For example, while research might inform policy and practice, there's a desirable disruption which can be promoted by innovative practice which is then researched and can inform policy changes.glenn.finger Feb 7, 2016gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 spot on s2.vaughan Feb 13, 2016 agree this is important - building cultures of innovation within universities is going to be critical.gillysalmon Feb 20, 2016 can't really 'change culture' - (line up here...hold your bowl up high and I'll spoon your new culture in)- university's so trip over this! sahoward Feb 18, 2016 Indeed as the social landscape changes in response to new technologies, new ways of working, new social expectations, the needs of education will change. The question is how these new skills, knowledge and future 'canons' are developed and which ones are developed. geoffrey.crisp Feb 19, 2016 Students as partners may accelerate a culture of innovation in schools. This trend is really just developing in Australia, eg Kelly Matthews OLT Fellowship http://itali.uq.edu.au/matthews-studentsaspartners. Makerspaces will become an important factor in advancing cultures of innovation: spaces where students, faculty and other staff come together for collaboration and creation, sharing skills, knowledge resources: USQ makerspace helen.farley Feb 19, 2016 Is there a space for quasi-markets (or complete markets) in schools? Experience in setting up such initiatives says there is potential, but the infrastructure can be prohibitive. Nonetheless, it has the potential to provide opportunities for innovation and experimentation (more long term). The benefits are engagement with real end-users or clients and use of high-end technologies to achieve objectives. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED530731 jmascorella Feb 21, 2016 Creating a culture of innovation, building teaching staff's familairisation and confidence with technology - key to progressing online learningjanine.harper Feb 21, 2016yvette.drager Feb 21, 2016 stephen.marshall Feb 21, 2016To create a culture of innovation we need to start valuing failure and stop believing that central control systems can completely define reality and pre-determine all outcomes - this is a hard lesson for governments and universities alike, particularly while much of our 'innovation' is free of the harsh selective pressures that face entrepreneurs and businesses. brenda.frisk Feb 21, 2016Stephen I completely agree. We do not teach how to fail - how many courses actually teach how to manage successful failures? Talk to any famous or successful business people and ask them how many times they have failed.
    I have been involved with online learning in the VET sector since 2000 and have seen innovation ebb and flow. The high point was the federally funded and driven Australian Flexible Learning Framework which emphasised innovation, collaboration, sharing and embedding new practice. While innovation centrally driven can only go so far, the policy was very successful at building capability on the ground while at the same time promoting structural change through it’s leadership program. It ended in 2012 and has not been replaced by anything comparable. VET is undergoing a crisis driven by a shift from a predominately publicly funded and administered model to a demand driven contestable funding environment. In this environment innovation has shifted to the sidelines as the focus has been on regulation, compliance and economic rationalisation of service provision. Teachers are so pressed for time with the added burden of compliance combined with reduced staffing levels they have little time to experiment with new teaching practice and technology innovation. It’s is very hard to promote tolerance of failure where everyone fears the outcome of an unfavourable audit. stephan.ridgway Feb 22, 2016
    Growing Focus on Measuring Learning
    The growing focus on measuring learning describes a renewed interest in assessment and the wide variety of methods and tools that educators use to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition, or educational needs of students. As societal and economic factors redefine what skills are necessary in today’s workforce, educational institutions must rethink how to define, measure, and demonstrate mastery of subjects, skills, and competencies. The proliferation of data mining software and developments within online learning, mobile learning, and learning management systems are coalescing toward learning environments that leverage analytics and visualization software to portray learning data in a multidimensional and portable manner. In online and blended courses, data can reveal how student actions contribute to progress and learning gains. kevinashfordrowe Jan 20, 2016 I think that we are just at the beginning of a 'revolution' in the use of technology to better measure learning and performance. Allied to the technological affordances though, I think that we are also making inroads into our understanding as to what are the key factors that describe a successful education performance. I'd say that there is a groundswell against reliance on simple quantitative measures. Project Zero's focus on scaling Reggio approaches in high schools is becoming popular:
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    Please pick at least five technologies from the list below to comment on, following the prompts provided under the questions on each of the topic pages.
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    Introduction to the Horizon Project Wiki
    The Sandbox is our primary work area, where you will find links to the areas in which we are actively engaged. You will see it change as we move through the various processes involved in sorting through the technologies and issues we will deal with as we make our way to the final list that will be featured in the 2016 NMC Technology Outlook: Australian Tertiary Education.
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