New Topologies for Learning. Tim O’Shea & Eileen Scanlon. Peter Drucker in Forbes ‘97. IT Progress will mean the end of the residential university by 2030 AD; replaced by personalized technologies for learning. Talk Structure. Ideal Next Generation Providers
IT Progress will mean the end of the residential university by 2030 AD;
replaced by personalized technologies for learning.
Special properties computers can contribute to enhance quality of learning
‘Book are so last Millenium’
The Library has a new ‘federated search service’ which provides a Google-like search of Library indexes and full-text databases – both commercial services taken on subscription, and databases we have built ourselves
We can select a subject cluster, as here, a ‘Quicksearch’, or to search against all (currently 300) databases, using a keyword or keywords
Results take only a few seconds, even for searches against a large numberof databases. Here we have only searched locally-created databases
And coming soon – an ‘enriched’ presentation of the LibraryCatalogue, amazon-style
Digitised Library treasures are made available in undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Search for Resources
The federated search service can be ‘pasted in’ to useful otherenvironments, such as a course website, in the form of a ‘Googlesearch box’, with the subset of databases chosen by academic staff
Mastery colours represent the user’s knowledge for the content of each page.
If the user hovers the mouse over these mastery colours a percentage knowledge value is displayed.
LeAM estimates user knowledge based on their performance on exercises.
These beliefs are based on mathematical concepts not just content. As these concepts are shared by different pages the mastery colours propagate to pages that the user hasn’t even viewed yet.
This allows the user to see what the already know and what they still have to learn.
Where am I in this information space?
Is it really a 2D space, tree, network lattice?
Who is also active in the space?
How can I plan next week’s route?
How can I travel between spaces?
How can I travel in parallel?