Wednesday 6 September 2017
Time: 11.45am - 12.30pm
Victoria University of Wellington
Designing Our Digital Future
In this presentation, I explore organisational change and ask how modern educational institutions make themselves fit for a digital age where change and disruption, real or imagined, are constant pressures. I compare the New Zealand and UK contexts and draw on evidence from successful change projects around learning and teaching. I explore how digital capability, in the broadest sense, is critical to helping institutions transform. I suggest that design-led approaches and principles can serve as a mechanism for promoting successful change.
Professor Warburton is the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures) and works within the Provost’s office at Victoria University of Wellington. He provides the strategic lead for the university in extending the digital research capability of staff and students, enhancing digital learning and teaching, and extending civic engagement through the development of the digital campus. He is the director of the of the Centre for Academic Practice and leads VictoriaX, the edX based MOOC programme.
He has been working in the fields of education and technology research since the late 1990s, with a focus on the development of strategic projects that integrate the designed use of ICT for learning and teaching with accessibility, and active citizenship. He has led on a range of innovative high impact projects that have included: learning analytics for measuring student engagement, design patterns for building MOOCs, combating social exclusion in older people through enhancing their digital competences; the use of 3D virtual worlds for distance learning; promoting active learning space design. He is regularly invited to speak at International conferences and continues to publish in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning.