Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008:
Plenary Talks

Plenary Talk: Unleashing the Tribe

This page provides details of the plenary talk on "Unleashing the Tribe".

Unleashing the Tribe or Why Participation Culture Needs to Leak into the University
Ewan McIntosh, Learning and Teaching Scotland

University and 'real life' are often seen as distinct entities by students, and employers. Outside academia huge changes in the way we interact and how knowledge is shared and analysed have been afoot for some time.

A generation of Bebo Boomers are repeating the solidarity and participation witnessed by the baby boomers forty years ago. The net, gaming and mobile technologies are encouraging more collaboration across greater distances and cultures than ever before. Such stories should be encouraging rapid change in the nature of schooling. So what are the main routes down which educators could go and what are the main challenges to overcome?

This talk took place from 11.00-11.45 on Thursday 24th July 2008.
The talk will use the Keyonote software on the speaker's Apple Macintosh.
Contact Details
Ewan Mcintosh
National Adviser: Learning and Technology Futures


A streaming video feed for the presentation is now available.

A version of this presentation, which was given at a conference in May 2008, is available on the Slideshare repository