I'll be giving a keynote on "Connected Learning" at the Highspeed broadband and higher education forum, University of Melbourne, Thursday 27th September.
High speed networked technologies are allowing universities to offer support for student learning in more flexible ways. While these changes are easing the constraints of time, space, context and media, they also place extra burdens on students in terms of integrating their learning experiences. Students need to make connections or their knowledge ends up being fragmented and inert. This presentation will focus on how proper design-for-learning can preserve flexibility while enhancing connections: between students; between students and staff; between areas of knowledge; between what students come to know, and what they can do; between learning and research.