Embedding Technology Enhanced
Learning

Dr Neil Ringan
Learning & Research Technologies
Institutional Support for TEL
• Located within Learning & Research Technologies (LRT)
• Provides, develops, supports and e...
What do LRT do ?
• Two broad areas of work
– Student and Learning Systems
– Learning Innovation

Head of LRT
Prof Mark Stu...
Student & Learning Systems
• LRT supports a range of systems which are operated by
other areas of the University, usually ...
Student & Learning Systems
• A number of staff and student-facing systems are entirely
supported and operated by LRT :

•
...
Learning Innovation Team
• Responsible for supporting staff in
– Effective utilisation of online technologies to support a...
Team Integration
• Enables us to develop systems and process in response to
identified staff and student need
• Integratio...
Recognised
Flickr Skype Ning GoogleDocs WordPress
Blogger Facebook Adobe Connect Dropbox Screenr
PollEverywhere Diigo Pape...
E-Learning Support Officers
• Part of LRT but physically based in each Faculty
• Support academic staff in the effective i...
Head of LRT
Prof Mark Stubbs

Assistant Head of LRT
(Student & Learning Systems)
Richard McKenna

Assistant Head of LRT
(L...
What we offer
• Staff Resource Area on Moodle
• Wide range of support guides for Moodle and other learning
technologies
• ...
Some Headlines
• Over 40 self-paced training guides in core learning technologies
– Supported by screencasts where appropr...
Action Research
• Focus of everything we do is illustrating the pedagogic benefits or
affordances of specific technologies...
Working With Staff
• We work with staff to :
• Collaborate in action research to evaluate the effectiveness of different
l...
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ALTNWESIG Embedding Technology Enhanced Learning by Dr Neil Ringan

  1. 1. Embedding Technology Enhanced Learning Dr Neil Ringan Learning & Research Technologies
  2. 2. Institutional Support for TEL • Located within Learning & Research Technologies (LRT) • Provides, develops, supports and embeds adoption of applications and systems to facilitate learning, teaching & assessment and student & curriculum management • Part of LRIS - Learning & Research Information Services – – – – IT Services Library Learning & Research Technologies Business Improvement Team
  3. 3. What do LRT do ? • Two broad areas of work – Student and Learning Systems – Learning Innovation Head of LRT Prof Mark Stubbs Assistant Head of LRT Assistant Head of LRT (Student & Learning Systems) (Learning Innovation) Richard McKenna Dr Neil Ringan Applications Architect Sam Rowley
  4. 4. Student & Learning Systems • LRT supports a range of systems which are operated by other areas of the University, usually Student & Academic Services (SAS) : • • • • • University Student Records System Business Intelligence & Reporting Systems Online Enrolment and Options Selection Database Unit Specification Database Coursework Receipting System
  5. 5. Student & Learning Systems • A number of staff and student-facing systems are entirely supported and operated by LRT : • • • • Moodle Virtual Learning Environment MMUTube Video Streaming Service myMMU Student Portal myMMU smartphone app
  6. 6. Learning Innovation Team • Responsible for supporting staff in – Effective utilisation of online technologies to support all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment • VLE | video streaming | repository | academic integrity | e-marking | efeedback | e-submission | mobile apps | e-portfolio – Effective embedding of classroom technologies to support face-toface teaching • voting | feedback | audio & video | session capture | mobile devices | classroom interactivity | – Designing the curriculum to maximise benefits of technology in faceto-face, blended or distance learning, teaching and assessment – Developing resources, case studies and activities to support lecturers in effective integration of technology within the curriculum
  7. 7. Team Integration • Enables us to develop systems and process in response to identified staff and student need • Integration between VLE and other corporate systems • Responsive to emerging demands – Electronic Management of Assessment – Automated logging of online submissions alongside paper-based – Automated feed of marks between Moodle and SRS • Provide all information via the VLE and myMMU app
  8. 8. Recognised Flickr Skype Ning GoogleDocs WordPress Blogger Facebook Adobe Connect Dropbox Screenr PollEverywhere Diigo PaperShow TextWall MbClick iTunesU iPadApps Recognised We encourage tutors to experiment with these but no critical mass to research and prescribe integration and training. No MMU account creation or management Recommended Mahara Flashback YouTube Recommended iTunes via RSS Box of Broadcasts Active Inspire & Pods Chatzy Respondus Bristol Online Surveys Twitter Grademark NetSupportSchool Arranged Talis Aspire Office 365 & Skydrive Equella Turnitin Classroom LT Infrastructure MMUTube EndNote Core integrated VLE Audacity We develop training and support materials to facilitate bringing these seamlessly into the core. No expectation all staff will utilise in their practice Arranged We create accounts, ensures access, provide full support and training. Expectation the majority of staff will be able to utilise within their practice The MMU Core+ Model
  9. 9. E-Learning Support Officers • Part of LRT but physically based in each Faculty • Support academic staff in the effective integration of learning technologies to support learning, teaching & assessment – Focus on pedagogy, not technology – Help staff embed technology in the curriculum to enhance student experience – Roles cover all learning technologies, not just Moodle • ELSOs do not provide – General IT help, student support, admin/SRS support, technical support, helpline – Support for these is located in other areas of MMU • ELSOs will help direct staff appropriately to resolve problems
  10. 10. Head of LRT Prof Mark Stubbs Assistant Head of LRT (Student & Learning Systems) Richard McKenna Assistant Head of LRT (Learning Innovation) Dr Neil Ringan Applications Architect Sam Rowley Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer Classroom Technology Development Advisor Dr Rod Cullen Susan Gregory Mark Roche Dee Vyas E-Learning Support Officers Chris Meadows Art & Design Calum Thomson Business & Law Emily Webb Cheshire Phil Danby Education Irfan Mulla HLSS Hannah Crumleholme HPSC Catherine Wasiuk Hollings Colin McAllister-Gibson Science & Engineering
  11. 11. What we offer • Staff Resource Area on Moodle • Wide range of support guides for Moodle and other learning technologies • Faculty and central staff development sessions • Departmental drop-in events • Webinar events • Short courses : face-to-face and online • Accredited units as part of PGCert & Masters in Academic Practice • Learning Innovation website to launch this term
  12. 12. Some Headlines • Over 40 self-paced training guides in core learning technologies – Supported by screencasts where appropriate • Range of resources to support students and student induction events • In 2013 so far : – – – – – 130 workshops illustrating pedagogic use of learning technologies 20 institutional showcase events illustrating how staff embed TEL 25 course review / curriculum design workshops 150+ hours of local drop-in sessions 350+ hours of one-to-one support in faculties/departments
  13. 13. Action Research • Focus of everything we do is illustrating the pedagogic benefits or affordances of specific technologies • Producing case studies of how academics are using various tools to solve specific ‘pedagogic challenges’ • Using a Learning Analytics approach to explore how our engagement with staff relates to quantitative and qualitative data : – – – – Metrics of Moodle area population Quantitative data from NSS and ISS data Qualitative data from ISS Action plans from ISS
  14. 14. Working With Staff • We work with staff to : • Collaborate in action research to evaluate the effectiveness of different learning technologies within the curriculum • Ensure effective integration of online and F2F activities, irrespective of the technologies being utilised • Participate in curriculum design and development to ensure the use of technology is designed in ‘from the ground up’ to enhance learning, teaching and assessment, and the overall student experience • Explore ways in which mobile devices can be used within and outside the classroom to enhance student learning • Develop teaching and learning spaces so they have appropriate technologies, and staff can effectively embed these in their practice

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