David Hopkins

“Let’s change everything!”

I recently watched this ALT-C talk from Mark Stubbs (Head of Learning and Research Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University – @thestubbs) at this years ALT Conference

YouTube: “Using Learning Technology to transform a whole university’s curriculum”
Mark Stubbs at ALT-C 2012

Here’s what I liked (at minute mark 5:18) when talking about integrating technology (from the student feedback, NSS score, and improving the “student experience”) and the issues on an Institutional level at making these changes:

“We can’t change everything because we’d have to change ‘Everything’! … if you unpick all this you see lots of but’s, reasons why we can’t do something … we had what’s called a Deputy Vice Chancellor ‘out of patience’ error … this notion of we can’t do it because we’d have to change everything built up and up and up, so we ended up with” ‘well if we can’t do it because we’d have to change everything, and that’s what you’re saying to me, then let’s change everything!'”

Indeed … “using Learning Technology to transform a whole university’s curriculum”. Who’s with me?