At the nexus of learning and innovation
Sep
25
September 25, 2:00 pm
Where

Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

25 Sep seminar - Generating learning through the crowd: The role of co-design and digital learning in supporting students as producers at scale

Where

Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

Scaling and sustaining innovation are key challenges for any institution. From staff capacity to student engagement to educational quality, scaling pilot programs to full-scale implementation and sustaining them after the funding resorts to Business as Usual remains a complex ambition.

Join us on September 25th when Associate Professor Peter Bryant presents a learning and innovation seminar, "Generating learning through the crowd: The role of co-design and digital learning in supporting students as producers at scale". Drawing on the evaluation of two major projects at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Students as Producers and Constitution UK) and leading into the transformational curriculum design projects at the Business School, this presentation will explore the pedagogical and technological challenges of generating learning and engaging with students as co-producers of knowledge at scale. It will explore the role social media can play engaging students in student-led community learning, peer and informal learning. Through the lens of social media, the intersections between the how students live, work, play and learn (centred on fleeting connections, digital identity and discontinuous engagement as examples) will be discussed in relation to how they can create the conditions for effective learning through experience and practice, both at scale in open, online modes as well in the face-to-face delivery environment.

Peter Bryant presentingPeter Bryant is the Associate Dean (Education) at the University of Sydney Business School. He joined the University from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he was the Head of Learning Technology and Innovation. He leads programmes and initiatives to transform the educational experience at the Business School through the innovative use of technology, digital practice and emerging and connected pedagogies.

Peter has over twenty-five years’ experience as a lecturer, Director of Programmes, Head of Department and curriculum designer, working into two countries and teaching programmes from work-based learning, marketing, media and management. Peter is the co-founder of the Future Happens initiative which uses innovative approaches to problem-solving and change management to engage the wider sector in debates around technology, pedagogy and the future of the University. His research interests include transforming education through digital practices, digital identity and social media, the emergence of digital pedagogies, the relationship between learning spaces, design and pedagogy, and institutional resistance to technology within the higher education space.