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One big thing

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									                           LINKING THE STRANDS

Participants
6 staff and students

One big thing
(At the end of the workshop, participants were each asked to nominate one key thing
that they would like to see)

     •    Culture change from need to control knowledge to responsibility to share (eg
          from knowledge transfer to knowledge exchange
     •    Take this unique opportunity to re-badge knowledge transfer as knowledge
          exchange and encompass a broad suite of interests in 4M’s information
          future.
     •    Collaboration for knowledge exchange - within university (across strands) –
          with other unis – with commerce, government and business. For acceleration
          of research/teaching to innovation.
     •    One big central place on campus where regular events promoted to bring –
          diverse faculties and students bodies together to share and learn from each
          other and relate as one community.
     •    Recognise that the university is not a single entity but a locus for many
          communities that stretch across place and space.


Linking the Strands scholarly information needs
(This was broadly grouped during the workshop)

Link

     •    Linking or binding – these are not the same but briefing paper seemed to use
          interchangeably
     •    Interwoven in GE
     •    Quality of information and information skills.

IP and sharing

 •       Flexibility in IP
 •       I’m no expert in this area, but ability for staff/students to make their work
         available through creative commons.
 •       Thinking out loud /online can be very valuable for knowledge development
 •       The university should not only plan for a diverse range of IP possibilities but
         also design and advocate for alternative IP possibilities.
 •       Agile in response to client needs
 •       Long term planning delivering continuous short-medium term outcomes

Holistic plan
 • Holistic approach to planning student spaces for IT, collaborative learning,
     libraries, resources. Also applies to e-space.
                       LINKING THE STRANDS

 •   Uni to regard the whole of its campus as a learning, research and knowledge
     transfer precinct and plan the design of its spaces and infrastructures holistically
     in this context – not piecemeal as at present.
 •   Knowledge exchange - staff to student, student to student, student to staff.
 •   Requires common areas, simple information retrieval, access to resources,
     virtual spaces, physical spaces.
 •   Breakdown of barriers created by time and distance.
 •   Physical spaces that accommodate a variety of activities
 •   Libraries provide good examples of these spaces because they are established in
     that role, have staff and resources (print, electronic, computers, copiers etc)
 •   Need zoned spaces for many activities.
 •   Acknowledge the use and value of new technologies within UOM eg facebook
     for research networks and graduate professionals.
 •   Use the virtual spaces to more effectively extend the service of community –
     recognising the diversity of student locations to embrace them at the UOM
     community.

Whole life of the University

 •   Involve innovative and tech savvy students in diffusion of technology advances
 •   Encourage academics to engage students in the process of knowledge transfer as
     part of their new gen courses, particularly later yea rand postgraduate students.

Why campus?

 •   Why come to the campus based uni? What is important about a campus based
     experiences? What should we build upon to enhance this experience to ensure
     that students come – place is important.

Knowledge Transfer / Knowledge Exchange

 •   Support research into developments in the way we think about knowledge and
     innovation to understanding and driving change more broadly.
 •   Do we invite the community onto the campus and make us internal to the city of
     Melbourne as a social and cultural place?
 •   Re-badge knowledge transfer as knowledge exchange
 •   To support the whole idea of linking the strands
 •   To relate knowledge exchange internally with research and teaching and
     learning and with external stakeholders.
 •   Talk to broader range of stakeholders – not just those within the university.
 •   Hub of learning and innovation that attracts contributions/engagement from
     other sectors (ie not just staff and students/those already affiliated)
 •   How do we prioritise /understand the ’host’ role in the virtual domain in relation
     to resourcing online collaborations and access to them.
 •   Link to knowledge and information rather than hold it.
 •   Universities/partnerships – relationships with other universities – if the gest
     expertise is somewhere else, could Melbourne be known as somewhere that
     facilitate the best access to the best info/knowledge.
                        LINKING THE STRANDS

Suggested changes to assumptions
(participants were asked if the planning assumptions used as a trigger for the
workshop needed to be added to)

   •   Learning community not only on campus
   •   Defensive new of disrupting technologies [embrace, don't fend off]
   •   Change, should anticipate it not fear it – it is opportunity not treat
   •   Vastly improved access to information and possibility of sharing
   •   Danger of piecemeal approach
   •   Balance centralisation and the need for innovation.

								
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