Note: Registration is required for this event.
The changing expectations of institutional ICT provision by both students and staff coupled with the explosive growth of external social applications (blogs, wikis, social networking sites and so on) leaves institutions with a significant dilemma. Do they go with the flow, encouraging sensible use of external services and mitigating the risks associated with their use as far as possible, or do they recreate such services in-house on the basis that doing so is the only way to retain control over institutionally significant resources? Both approaches have associated benefits and risks and there is no clear choice about the best way forward. Whatever path is chosen, it looks likely that institutional ICT service provision to support learning and research, and possibly even the nature of the institution itself, will be disrupted to some extent by changes happening outside the confines of the academic community.
This event will provide seven views of the future, using perspectives from higher education, the mainstream media, and academic publishing to try and understand how the Web is changing the way we deliver and use ICT for learning and research
The day will be relevant to anyone with an interest in how the Web is changing the way that learning and research are undertaken. However, it is intended to be of particular interest to senior management in educational institutions, particularly those with responsibility for computing services, information services, libraries and learning technologies, as well as to policy makers in the wider UK education sector.
Official Website: http://www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation/symposium/2008
Added by petej on February 27, 2008