Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Digital Elephants and Flying Penguins; some thoughts on the shiny-bright HE world of technology-mediated T&L

'Digital Elephants and Flying Penguins; some thoughts on the shiny-bright HE world of technology-mediated T & L' , Conor Galvin, University College Dublin, February 24th, 1.15pm - 2pm (GMT)  Recording now available (see below)

From Conor: "This series is about technology and higher education. Most of the webinar series to date has focussed on the technology side. So I though it might be useful to move things a little in the other direction. Having said that, it is of course very difficult to disentangle the two – especially when what we are doing involves using some of the shiny-bright stuff!

But, be that as it may, the technological turn of the past decade or so raises some profoundly interesting issues is relation to how we educate and why – at third level and at what is increasingly referred to as fourth level in this country.  We are living in wildly changing times. There are some fantastic gains in all of this. There are some challenges also. My hope is that a few of these can be surfaced here to get a conversation going about those ‘elephants’ and ‘penguins’ that can / might/ should rock our HE world/s."

Conor Galvin,  BA MA(Kent) MPhil PhD (Cantab) teaches and researches at University College Dublin. He holds The President’s Award for Teaching Excellence at that rather large and increasingly corporate institution but often feels like giving it back. Conor speaks regularly at national and international conferences on education and public policy, ICT / digital literacy in higher education,  and 21st century schooling. His teaching and research interests include professional knowledge and lives, the social & political context of education, and the cultural politics of knowledge. He loves shiny-bright T&L technology even though it frequently ruins his weekend life.

Streamed Recording available here.

Please post any queries or comments here on the blog, before or after the event.

1 comment:

  1. Brian, thanks for organising a great series of talks. I have written a post in my blog on Conor's presentation. See