Åpen gjesteforelesning om det digitale universitet
Forskergruppen IKT og læring inviterer til spennende og tidsaktuell forelesning: "Digital University - Issues and Trends in Higher Education", v/førsteamanuesis Gabriela Grosseck fra West University of Timisoara i Romania.
Førsteamanuensis Gabriela Grosseck fra West University of Timisoara i Romania kommer til Høgskolen i Østfold 11. og 12. mai 2020. Som del av oppholdet holder hun åpen gjesteforelesning om det digitale samfunn. Noen av spørsmålene hun belyser i foredraget er:
- Hva er et universitet i den digitale epoken?
- Hva bør vi gjøre for å bli et digitalt universitet?
Forelesningen holdes på engelsk og er aktuell for alle ansatte og studenter.
Kl. 11.00-11.30: Lunsj
Kl. 12.00-13.30: Digital University - Issues and Trends in Higher Education, v/Gabriela Grosseck
Kl. 13.30-14.00: Spørsmål og diskusjon
Gabriela skriver følgende om innholdet i forelesningen:
"Today's students, known as digital natives, are living a paradox. Although they grew up with technology there are many studies which underline that students’ digital skills are not what they might seem. Thus, even if they are more familiar than teachers or parents with functions and options available on the most used social networks and applications like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube etc., they still need “support with some areas of digital practice, particularly in an academic context” (JISC, 2015).
But are these perceptions / expectations of students’ digital skills based on reality? Moreover, what should we do as their teachers?
Firstly, we should not forget that not all students have equal access to digital resources. Some of them need to be trained more concretely/effectively and most of them need to refine and update their digital skills and competences in order to become more employable, ready to cope with the digital jobs of the future.
Secondly, they need to benefit from staff well equipped with digital skills, who can design and deliver courses with technology integrated, able to pass on the relevant digital skills to their students and colleagues.
Thirdly, they need a proper and adequate digital environment.
Given this approach:
- What are the challenges in creating the right environments for digital learning?
- What are institutions doing in order to equip teachers with digital skills?
The aim of this presentation is to review existing evidence on what a university in the digital era means. What is it? What actions should we take towards becoming a digital university?"
Det serveres lunsj til foredraget. Elektronisk påmelding senest onsdag 6. mai 2020.