Our newest program/course/degree (terminology depends on the part of the world you are in) has been keeping me very busy. Here at Charles Sturt University I launched the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation) in March 2014. We have just completed some of the subjects, and I will have to share the outcomes.
But before I do share this, I want to welcome my good friend Ewan McIntosh of NoTosh fame, to CSU as a newly minted Adjunct lecturer – all ready and engaging as of this week with a new clutch of students. We have people from all around the world, who will be pulling and teasing ideas around with Ewan in the first iteration of the grand new subject.
When most people find out that they are in line to create a new physical or virtual environment for their school, few have really driven deep into what the research says, and how it might pan out in practice. And, with deadlines in place, and architects producing their “masterplans” based on what they have been able to squeeze out of school communities, the clock is ticking too fast in most cases to begin that learning journey in a timely fashion.
School principals, deputies, librarians and innovator educators can base multi-million dollar decisions on hearsay, gurus’ say-so, and what the Joneses have done with their school. For the initial cohort of students on our inaugural Masters subject on Designing Spaces for Learning at CSU (Charles Sturt University), the story will be very different.
Do visit his blog post Launching a new Masters: Designing Spaces for Learning #INF536. and check out his wonderful welcome video. Visit the course Facebook Page too!
Perhaps you would like to join our course and his subject in 2015?