Tuesday, 30 September 2014

From Chief Information Officer to Chief Digital Officer

Speaker 1 from McGraw Hill
How does the CIO shape the future?
Ask ourselves if we are we realising the maximum potential of our technology investment on our campuses.
Over past 15 years we have looked a lot at infrastructure and commodity services. These matter deeply to the organisation, but we we all have limited managerial time and budget. We need to minimise the cost/time on commodity offerings.

Focus on the learning ecosystem. Make it open, accessible and interoperable. How come we can't share identity easily? And we still buy technologies that are walled gardens. What can we do to make open learning ecosystems happen. We need learning content repositories. Open APIs, personalisation.

Become the Chief Digital Learning Evangelist. Influence future pedagogy. Help academic staff engage with TEL. Make sure your governance model takes into account learning outcomes. Moves budgets from administrative computing to teaching and learning. Speak in the language of learning outcomes. Enable disruption.

Speaker 2 from Notre Dame University

We all need to be digital evangelists. The core of everything we're doing is being disrupted by digital:

The classroom. Students bringing devices in, wireless being strengthened. Better collaboration and versatility.

Libraries are collaboration spaces with wireless and power, places to learn socially. Major changes to design.

Creating and managing learning materials. Digital learning materials are being built and delivered.

Enabling digital publishing. Digital publishing needs to carry same weight as traditional ways.

Orchestrating the mobile ecosystem. Students want to do everything on their devices. Not just academic. Whens the next bus, how long is the line in the cafe.

Enhancing campus life for students, whilst the campus is their home, we have to provide the services they want, even if it has detrimental effect on our networks.

Producing and managing video. Being produced at exponential rate, needs storage and curating.

Building new production facilities. Creative media suites for audio, video, editing.

Archiving, curating and preserving digital assets. The digital archive. Opens up data and information for all to use

Supporting research and analytics.

Delivering a demanding fan experience. Build a relationship with community who come to our campuses, no matter who they are. They have to leave with a positive experience.

We need to become evangelists for the next thing in education. We won't be calling it digital for long!

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1 comment:

Tony Kennick said...

A big part of what I do these days is evangelize engagement.
This is often channel nutral as digital is only ever one part of how public sector organisions reach out. So, things have moved on and 'digital ' strategy going forward is looking beyond simple channel shift and instead facilitating channel hopping.