Local Knowledge, Global Networks: Digital Futures for Higher Education
featuring Prof. Howard Hotson, Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History, University of Oxford
About the lecture
Exiting the global pandemic, modern information technology is set to transform university teaching at a radically accelerated pace. In place of the stand-alone lecturers and the massive online courses, researchers, museum curators, multimedia experts and educationalists are now collaborating to assemble and interlink state-of-the-art digital teaching resources serving every educational level from elementary school to taught post-graduate.
Oxford – with its unique combination of a world-class academic community, peerless library and museum collections, and state-of-the-art information technology – is placing itself at the epicentre of this process.
In this lecture, Prof. Hotson provides a vivid glimpse of these dazzling new knowledge experiences as embedded in Future Cities, Smart Nations, and sustainable solutions for society globally.
Click here to view Prof. Hotson's introduction to the lecture.
About the speaker
Prof. Howard Hotson is Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History at University of Oxford and Academic Director, Digital Scholarship @ Oxford. His teaching interests range throughout the early modern period, including the Renaissance, Reformation, and early modern art, science, and technology in European and global contexts. His recent research interests include the application of digital technology to teaching and learning. Prof. Hotson is one of the architects of the Cabinet project in Oxford, which is developing digital infrastructure for teaching with objects and images.
About the University
University of Oxford has consistently held the top spot in global university rankings*. More than 25,000 learners study at Oxford, with international students from more than 160 countries and territories making up 45% of the total student body. Oxford also has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country**.
* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
**2014 Research Excellence Framework