Exploring the digital university

This is my final post from down under and the Ascilite 2013 conference. My former colleague Bill Johnston and I had a short paper accepted based on the series of blog posts we started about 18 months ago called “a conversation around what it means to be a digital university“.   As with all the short papers we only had 15 minutes to present, but we were very pleased with the number of delegates who came to our session.  Luckily we had much longer to share our thoughts at a workshop at Macquarrie University, organised by Panos Vllachopoulos from their Teaching and Learning Centre.

As I commented in my earlier post, networks and connections were a common theme across the conference, and this workshop was an example of this in action. For the past year Bill and I have been critical friends to Edinburgh Napier University’s Digital Futures Working Group chaired by Keith Smyth.

Keith read our blog posts and used our matrix as a basis for their work.  Panos also used to work at Napier alongside Keith and was keen to find out more about the working group and the thinking behind it, so seeing as we were all in Sydney for Ascilite he arranged a session for staff at Macquarrie.  Once I’m back from down under, Bill and I will be writing a longer post around developments at Napier, and the final recommendations from a really inspiring cross institutional project, but in the meantime, here are the slides from the session.

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