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Pre-Conference Workshops

Exploring Barriers to Change in Higher Education

Date Wednesday, Dec 1  Time   –    Room Tegel

Workshop leader

OEB speaker Brian Mulligan

Brian Mulligan

Head of Online Learning Innovation, Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland

The barriers to change in higher education are many and often subtle. They also vary by the type of institution and by country. The workshop will draw participants together from many backgrounds to share their perceptions of the issues that are inhibiting change in their institutions or countries. Through discussions and online voting tools, the participants will identify the most important barriers and then propose possible actions to address these barriers.

Agenda

1. Presentation by the facilitator on barriers to change in higher education (10 minutes)
2. Breakout table discussions by smaller groups (4-6) on their perceptions of barriers. Groups
contribute barriers they have identified to online Padlet that will be displayed live (20 minutes)
3. All participants are invited to score the barriers listed in the Padlet and the most important
identified. Participants are invited to speak to the full group on why they suggested certain
barriers and influence the voting. (15 minutes)
4. Break (45 minutes)
5. Facilitator presents on the types of actions that might address barriers to change (5 minutes)
6. Participants, in groups, discuss actions that might address barriers and contribute ideas to the
Padlet. (15 minutes)
7. Participants start scoring suggested actions. Participants are invited to speak to the full group on
why they suggested certain actions and influence the voting. (20 minutes)
8. Close

Outcomes

● A deeper understanding of barriers to change.
● An insight into other organisations.
● Some ideas for addressing barriers to change.

Audience

Higher education policy makers and influencers at institutional and government level, as well as academics interested in innovation within higher education.

Please note: Participants should bring a smart device that allows them to access menti.com and padlet.com

As seats are limited, Pre-Conference Workshops require prior registration.