Digital champions and digital critics: researching the 'student digital experience' in Australia and the UK
Join us on Feb 12th for a special Learning and Innovation seminar with Helen Beetham, "Digital champions and digital critics: researching the 'student digital experience' in Australia and the UK".
In this seminar Helen will discuss the results and implications of a recent survey undertaken at a third of all Australia/NZ institutions on the student digital experience, and what these results reveal. She will address in particular what over 50,000+ free-text responses reveal about these students’ critical assessment of digital learning and teaching.
Helen Beetham is an independent researcher, writer and adviser on issues in digital learning. As a long-standing consultant to Jisc (UK), she has led numerous national programmes and written influential reports on topics such as the digital curriculum in higher education, e-portfolios, digital literacy, open education and digital organisations. Helen was a member of the UK Government's Beyond Current Horizons programme on educational futures, and has led futures thinking and digital strategy initiatives for a number of global universities. In the past 18 months she has worked with the EU on a digital competence framework and assessment tool, helped to develop a Commonwealth of Learning program for college leaders around the world, and designed an international student survey which received over 100,000 responses. The third edition of Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age (with Rhona Sharpe) is due out early in 2019. Her current research focuses on fostering critical thinking and practice in digital settings.
- When: Tues Feb 12th, 11.00am-12.30pm (join us for refreshments from 10.45am)
- Where: Room 325, Education Building A35, University of Sydney
- No registration is needed, just come on the day
- This seminar will be recorded