New Zealand Strategic Technology Summit Group 5 Workspace

Wiki workspace for Group 5 [//return to Summit Page//]

Discussion/Analysis of Key Trends

  • As the availability and use of electronic books continue to grow, the traditional publishing (and textbook) market is undergoing a profound and lasting change.
  • Social and open forms of peer review and scholarship are gradually gaining acceptance.
  • The availability of educational content for mobile devices is increasing as more providers develop for these platforms.
  • The way we think about learning environments is changing

Discussion: What are the implications of trends identified in the 2010 research?
  • Publishers aren't moving in the right direction. Disruptive technologies are challenging current publishing business models.
  • From a teaching perspective it is making sure that the students get the right opportunities in terms of material for study.
  • Open forms of peer review and using technologies to do this are a good thing.
  • Need for a dynamic response from publishers..?
  • Barriers to distribution of material has greatly been reduced.

Discussion/Analysis of Critical Challenges

  • Even where technology for learning is strongly promoted, there remains a desperate need for professional development opportunities around emerging technology.
  • There is a conceptual mismatch between pedagogical practice and the design of many emerging technologies that makes it difficult for teachers to appreciate or use new tools.
  • There is a growing need for formal instruction in key new skills, including information literacy, visual literacy, and technological literacy.
  • In today's networked world, learners are placing greater value on knowing where to find information rather than on knowing the information themselves.

Discussion: What are the implications of challenges identified in the 2010 research?
  • What are the conditions for the PD? The context. The environment we are working in. Leadership is critical. "Just in time" learning.
  • We can't separate the challenges from the trends...

Building a Case for Action

Identify critical groups, audiences, and projects of local significance:

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What Actions can we Catalyze?

Identify 3-4 practical & timely potential action steps- consider actions in the areas of National Policy, Innovation Catalysts, and Outreach.
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