Philip Uys

Philip Uys
University of Adelaide · School of Education

PhD

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Senior International Education Consultant, Digital Innovation Specialist and Adjunct Associate Professor Education Systems. Curriculum vitae also available online at http://www.globe-online.com, or at www.linkedin.com/in/philipuys

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This impact talk takes forward recent analyses of more than 200 documents of planned responses to COVID-19 across education sectors globally (Douse, 2021), within the context of the ongoing and fundamental transformation of education worldwide made "necessary and possible by contemporary technology" (Douse and Uys, 2020). The paramount recommendati...
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This paper documents the inevitable emergence of the ‘Global School’, assesses how the Covid-19 pandemic is hastening that transformation, and then focusses upon how these elemental educational developments may apply at the post-school level. Digitisation involves a pivotal leap in human potential as profound as the wheel in terms of development, a...
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Getting our schools back to ‘normal’ may never be possible. And, argue Mike Douse and Philip Uys, this may not be a bad thing. Education was undergoing a fundamental Digital Age transformation anyway. Covid-19 prompts us to find a short cut into that entirely new and eminently desirable situation within which ‘The School’ as we have known it has no...
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‘Online Learning’, Distance Learning’, E-learning’, ‘Lifelong Learning’ and the like are dysfunctional 20th century categorisations. We are focussing upon particular elements of an integrated whole as if they had isolated existences. For when we discuss ‘education’ we are already and inevitably talking about those incorporated ingredients. And, by...
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Digitisation is creating an entirely new and wonderfully inter-connected world. This fundamental and forthcoming transformation necessitates and makes possible utterly original understandings, approaches, arrangements and aspirations. However, while sectors such as communication, banking, entertainment, defence, information, retail and security hav...
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This 'think piece' focusses upon the conference theme of 'Transforming Lives and Societies', giving especial attention to 'Better Futures' and to 'Transforming Online Pedagogies' (although the redundancy of adjectives such as 'Online', 'Distance', 'E-' and 'Lifelong' is explained in an historical postscript). Whereas Carl Jung talked of the mythica...
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Worldwide educational participation and performance are characterised by rampant inequality. This not only reflects unequal involvement in and benefits from technology (in the past referred to as the “digital divide”) but also embodies age-old imbalances between and within nations, perpetuated by unjust systems and discriminatory practices. Accordi...
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The presenter compares strategies and their outcomes, and key lessons learned in providing MOODLE training in Tonga, Samoa, Papa New Guinea, Botswana and South Africa over the last two years. Emphasis is on the use of constructive alignment (Biggs, 2014) to integrate MOODLE capabilities in malleable, and contextualised course designs. The role of c...
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This conference focuses on employing educational technology for connections. It assumes that these connections will be active, and not latent – otherwise these will be meaningless and ineffective. The emphasis is thus on creating effective learning environments. Such learning environments are not just online or digital, but can also be physical lea...
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This conference focuses on employing educational technology for connections. It assumes that these connections will be active, and not latent – otherwise these will be meaningless and ineffective. The emphasis is thus on creating effective learning environments. Such learning environments are not just online or digital, but can also be physical lea...
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p> With Digitisation, each of “democracy”, “education” and, consequently, and conclusively, “Education and Democracy” enters an exciting new dimension. Current considerations of how “government by the people” should be addressed, encouraged and embodied in schools are outdated, unless the realisation that nothing can ever be the same again becomes...
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This article investigates the forthcoming and fundamental transformation of education in response to and enabled by, Digitisation. The world, countries within it, institutions in and across those countries, and thus people's lives, are being-and will, exponentially and unpredictably, continue to be-dramatically transformed by contemporary and upcom...
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PRINCIPLES I. Piecemeal technological ‘add-ons’ have become dysfunctional distractions: isolated ICT is not the answer. II. Digitisation makes necessary and feasible a fundamental reshaping of the entirety of education. III. Universal connectivity and worldwide inter-dependence are creating The Global School. IV. Reflecting learners of all ages...
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In the race towards achieving the Education 2030 agenda, open educational resources (OER) act as a key enabler for sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). Leading to the 2014 Regional Focal Points Meeting, Commonwealth of Learning's (COL) Focal Point for Tonga had identified top priorities for the country where COL can further support the national a...
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Digitisation is fundamentally altering our world and, with it, the roles, requirements, and potential of TVET. While its definition and scope will undoubtedly change-one very possible scenario is for there to be no discrete TVET sector in a few decades' time-the demand for work-related skills provision will be massive, multifarious, and lifelong, a...
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Digitisation is fundamentally altering our world and, with it, the roles, requirements, and potential of TVET. While its definition and scope will undoubtedly change – one very possible scenario is for there to be no discrete TVET sector in a few decades’ time – the demand for work-related skills provision will be massive, multifarious, and lifelon...
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This paper reports on the development of an evidenced-based method guiding the review, design and development of higher education courses (programs), supported by a bespoke, purpose-specific software platform. It describes the outcome of a five-year process of development for both the method and for the supporting technology, where feedback was obt...
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Digitisation has profoundly altered both the objectives of education and the means of their achievement: the consequent and complete transformation of education’s organisation and delivery is anticipated and welcomed. Specifically, given that all teachers and all learners, worldwide, are now connected, ‘education’ now means ‘education in the contex...
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Studying through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has often been viewed as a lonely experience. Learners in distance learning may feel isolated because they miss the physical interaction with their peers that is assumed to be characteristic of the conventional face-to-face classroom. In this paper we explore the extent to which integration of ICTs...
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p> This pape r explores the consequences for the secondary curriculum of education’s forthcoming and fundamental transformation into the Digital Age. Piecemeal ICT “add-ons”, once seen as innovative and ingenious, have become dysfunctional distractions, no matter how powerful the research and marketing behind them. T he requirement from now onwards...
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The vision of the Botswana Open University (BOU) is to be the digital flagship educational institution in Botswana, and see the use of learning analytics as central to this vision. BOU has indeed progressed well in defining learning analytics governance for this new university. A Policy, Strategy (including action plan) and Procedures Manual are be...
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Digitisation involves a pivotal leap in human potential as profound as the wheel in terms of development and as significant as the book in relation to information. As the virtual will, from henceforth, be a vital and integrated element of everyone’s everyday learning, all education is now ‘education in the context of Digitisation’, inevitably occur...
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ABSTRACT: Numerous and ingenious ICT devices and systems are being applied at various locations across the educational landscape, often with interesting consequences. Such piecemeal, add-on approaches are, however, increasingly inadequate and progressively inappropriate. Given that digitisation has profoundly transformed both the objectives of educ...
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This Showcase reflects CSU’s exciting journey to provide learning spaces that stimulates excellence in, and active learning that aligns spaces, pedagogy, technologies, furniture and strategy. At its core it is about marrying digital and physical means to educational ends. The Showcase will display award-winning learning spaces on some of CSU’s six...
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The central point is that, with digitisation (as opposed to ICT) we’re in an entirely new situation – so let’s look at the overall educational implications rather than merely cluttering the discussion up with sustainable development mantras. This is the Digital Age: the world, countries within it, all kinds of institutions, and thus people’s lives...
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Bangladesh requires an increased number of skilled people in mid-level and top-level management positions in government and non-government organizations as the economy grow rate has been increasing especially over the last few years.. The existing capacity of the on-campus institutions is not only insufficient to close the gap, but also lagging beh...
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Currently in Australia, there are no policies and regulations at national levels to promote and encourage the adoption of Open Educational Practices (OEP) across the higher education sector. As an attempt to bridge this policy gap, a project proposal was developed by a group of OEP advocates and researchers and then successfully funded by the Austr...
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Current institutional approaches to Learning Analytics which focus on student risk and engagement are problematic in terms of their ability to support improved student learning and success outside of retention. Charles Sturt University’s deductive work on defining its institutional model of Learning Analytics has led it to reconfigure its Learning...
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An Accounting Practice Set that provided immediate feedback was developed in an attempt to accelerate the acquisition of accounting skills by students. A number of metrics were used to measure student engagement in the practice set and to measure if students did acquire accounting skills more rapidly. While results to this stage are still prelimina...
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The advance of educational technology coupled with competitive forces, ever-increasing digitisation, and new entrants into the Higher Education sector, has created an environment of constant change for those working within it. This paper discusses how seven people, in five institutions across three countries joined forces to develop their knowledge...
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This chapter focuses on increased options for learning in health education through supporting the mobility of learners with appropriate technologies with particular emphasis on developing contexts.
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The learning and teaching landscape in higher education fails to actively support innovators to experiment with new technologies and educational methods. It is also a poor provider of ongoing support for innovations after start up funding runs out. There are tensions between enterprise systems and ‘grass roots’ initiatives in a context where techno...
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Ensuring an excellent learning experience is critical for the modern Australasian university. This is particularly important for an institution like CSU, which has the majority of its students studying at a distance. This paper presents a snapshot of student usage and attitudes towards technologies for learning and teaching, drawing on an instituti...
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Many conventional tertiary educational institutions have been incorporating internet-based (networked) education. Entirely virtual universities are emerging. Networked education naturally leads to participation in the global educational arena. What are the implications for academic, administrative and student management when embracing networked edu...
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This paper presents a snapshot of Charles Sturt University teaching staff attitudes towards and usage of technologies for teaching and learning, drawing on an institution wide online questionnaire completed in 2010 by 246 teaching staff. One of the most interesting findings from this study is the high usage figures for many teaching technologies, i...
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This paper analyses the change and innovation strategies that Charles Sturt University (CSU) used from 2007 to 2009 during the implementation and mainstreaming of an open source learning management system (LMS), Sakai, named locally as CSU Interact. CSU was in January 2008 the first Australian University to implement an open source learning managem...
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This paper analyses the change and innovation strategies that Charles Sturt University (CSU) used during the implementation of an open source learning management system (LMS) i.e. Sakai but locally called CSU Interact in 2007 and 2008. CSU was in January 2008 the first Australian University to implement an open source learning management system ins...
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The central question guiding this research is the determination of appropriate change leadership approaches for the introduction of flexible learning within university governance and strategic leadership frameworks. Case studies over the last twelve years in two developed countries, that is New Zealand and Australia and two developing countries, th...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to discuss the Leadership, Academic and Student Ownership and Readiness (LASO) model for enterprise‐wide technological transformation in higher education developed by the writer as part of his PhD research. Design/methodology/approach – The article uses a comparative analysis of three case studies of the implementation o...
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Purpose – A learning community has been developing in a distributed environment amongst the members of the Centre for Enhancing of Learning and Teaching (CELT) located in the Bathurst, Goulburn and Orange campuses of Charles Sturt University. This group is known by the acronym of GDMOB, with the purpose of the community to facilitate the profession...
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A learning community has been developing in a distributed environment amongst the members of the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) located in the Bathurst, Goulburn and Orange campuses of Charles Sturt University. This group is known by the acronym of GDMOB, with the purpose of the community to facilitate the professional d...
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The paper presents an analysis, with reference to sustainability, of the way in which educational technology leadership and support are structured, or organised, at the 39 Australian universities. This analysis is contextualised and anchored within literature relating to the structures and organisation of educational technology and universities. Th...
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The Centre for Enhancing Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Charles Sturt University is a distributed community of mainly educational designers that supports academics predominantly in open and distance learning. Within this community there exists a sub-community that is composed of educational designers located in Goulburn, Orange and the main Bathur...
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The paper presents an analysis, with reference to sustainability, of the way in which educational technology leadership and support are structured, or organised, at the 39 Australian universities. This analysis is contextualised and anchored within literature relating to the structures and organisation of educational technology and universities. Th...
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This paper analyses and suggests possible technological innovation strategies in higher educational institutions in Africa. The paper describes management issues in the implementation of eLearning with particular reference to its usage in higher education abroad and in Africa, and also suggests appropriate approaches for technological innovation of...
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This paper reports on the process of developing a blended online engineering course at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the University of Botswana. It presents the actual development process in terms of its management, the University's preferred pedagogical approach to student-centred learning and the consequent technological choices an...
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This paper provides a summary of the results of a pilot study towards identifying a relevant and effective approach for developing elearning materials at the University of Botswana (UB). These results are based on eight representative pilot projects that were conducted between November 2002 and December 2003. The prominent team-approach for the dev...
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Networked educational management has emerged as an effective, distributed management approach for managing educational technologies and e-learning in educational institutions. This management model has been developed during the writer’s doctorate research and implementation of e-learning (also referred to as networked education) at Massey Universit...
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P class=abstract>This article seeks to identify critical success factors for the appropriate infusion of instructional technologies to advance open learning in higher education within developing settings. Describe here is a descriptive account of a two-year case study based on the author’s personal analysis of, and reflection on, factors that contr...
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This paper suggests a quality framework for the management of technological transformation in higher education. This framework could be applied to other educational institutions such as in Europe even though this paper focuses on a developing environment through an analysis of technological transformation at the University of Botswana. The major fi...
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Transformation of academic, student and administrative management is a key element in the institutionalisation of Internet/intranet-based (networked) education in higher education. The distributed nature of networked education demands distributed models of academic, student and administrative management. Some argue that networked education is essen...
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This paper reports key aspects of managing technological transformation in higher education particularly as it applies to Southern Africa. It is based on a four-year study of implementing e-Learning in higher education in South Africa and Australasia. Massey University in New Zealand and the Cape Technikon in South Africa were used as primary case...
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The use of educational new media and in particular on-line hypermedia in higher educational institutes is analysed and discussed. This discussion takes place within the framework of the current transition in higher educational institutes from traditional learning to virtual class learning.
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The LAMS system and learning designs can be seen as disruptive technologies or learning strategies to change pedagogical practices in Higher Education. These can also, however, operate to sustain conventional pedagogical practices. What are the critical issues when implementing institution wide learning strategies like using learning designs and LA...
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This poster depicts the progression of multimedia learning resource development and related systems at Charles Sturt University (CSU) over the last 10 years from ad hoc audio and visual production to mainstreamed digital multimedia development. In 2000 the Centre for Enhancing Learning and Teaching (CELT) established three campus-based Learning Med...
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Th is paper analyses the change and innovation strategies that Charles Sturt University (CSU) used during the implementation of an open source learning management system (LMS) i.e. Sakai but locally called CSU Interact in 2007 and 2008. CSU was in January 2008 the first Australian University to implement an open source learning management system in...

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Identify the qualities that contribute to the perceived value of coursework programs, and redesign those programmes for hybrid delivery that safeguards and grows that value. Identify and develop interventions that will support students to complete the programmes successfully in the allocated time. This will include generic continuous development strategies.