The Shock of the Old 2005: Implementing Innovation
One-Day Conference on Educational Technologies
University of Oxford, Said Business School, 7th April 2005
The Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University Computing Services held the fifth annual one-day conference on educational technologies. The Shock of the Old conference explored the issues arising from using educational technology to bring about innovation in academic practice. Rather than concentrate solely on the technology itself, papers discussed the cultural and organisational factors which hinder innovation from occurring. What are the key factors that impact on the implementation and adoption of innovation in e-learning?
- Empowering students to create their own learning resources, from simple web sites to creating their own computer games
- Using novel forms of assessment, particularly initiatives to replace summative assessment by paper based examinations
- Sharing and self-publishing academic content, in particular managing the legality of publishing through unconventional means
- Personal publishing for students. What issues arise if students are introduced to discussion boards, weblogs and Personal Development Planners?
- Utilising new channels of communication. Are PDAs, mobile phones and handheld devices useful tools in our armoury?
As in previous years, this conference took place in conjunction with the annual Beyond debate - 'Beyond The Red Tape' on the following day, Friday 8th April.
[More information and programme will be added to this site as conference details are confirmed.]
Learning Technologies Group,
Oxford University Computing Services,
13 Banbury Rd,
Fax 01865 273275
Venue: Said Business School at the University of Oxford.
- Beyond the Learner 2004
- Shock of the Old, 2003 Designing and Developing for the Disciplines
- Shock of the Old, 2002: A Fresh Look at Innovation and Information
- Previous Beyond Colloquia since 1996