A presentation for the Centre for Studies in Higher Education University of Melbourne, March 2011
Available at: http://netcrit.net/content/future-e-learning2011.pdf
This presentation is one that begins to wrap up my Learning in Networks of Knowledge project, undertaken as an ALTC Teaching Fellow, and tries to look forward to the consequences of the knowledge networking paradigm change. I argue that in future all learning will be e-learning (even though, sometimes, it will still not directly involve the technologies of digital computer-mediated networks). However, the change will occur because the underpinning circumstances of study will be relentlessly networked; various technological mediations will be always integral to study; and realities will be routinely augmented by connected media. The traditional boundaries between e and not-e (boundaries that have productively aided e-learning development in the past) will disappear. The period of e-learning as distinctive and different will eventually come to an end. My paper looks at this triptych of networked, integrated and augmented and outlines a few key implications for staff, students and universities as a whole.