Thwarted or Embedded: Mapping Cause and Effect

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CETIS Conference 2012
Wed 22 Feb:
11:15 Keynote: Ian Hughs
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Parallel Sessions
- QTI Codebash
- Education App Store
- The Learning Registry
- Thwarted or Embedded
- Data to Improve Student Retention
16:30 Keynote: Rob Abel
Thu 23 Feb:
09:15 Parallel Sessions
- Emerging Reality
- Open Badges
- QTI Demonstration
- Social Network Analysis
- Open Mic
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Plenary
14:15 Keynote: Prof. Mark Stubbs

A session in the 2012 JISC CETIS Conference


Facilitators: Li Yuan and Adam Cooper

Understanding whether a new or emerging idea will be thwarted or become embedded when subjected to the "acid test" of the real world that is the educational system - and also the perpetual change of technology use - relies on an understanding of the patterns of cause and effect in that system. This session will use a mixture of group-work and discussion to create a number of maps showing both positive and negative influences in the system as it is - as opposed to how we might wish it to be - and hence to understand how multiple factors might work together or in opposition. The session will capture: maps of cause and effect; descriptions of the challenges and enablers for several innovations; key points (critical blockers) where interventions might be required.

We will be using a technique based on "System Maps" http://hsctoolkit.bis.gov.uk/Systems-maps.html, one of the Horizon Scanning Centre's "tools for strategic futures thinking".

This session has now been written-up and the system maps have been uploaded to the JISC Observatory website.