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Wo Lf Jisc H Ein Fe Pal And Sahm 17 June2008

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  • 1. Work-based Learners in Further Education - WoLF By Palitha Edirisingha and Sahm Nikoi
  • 2. Background
    • Collaborative project between Leicester College and the University of Leicester.
    • Started in March 2007 and is expected to be completed in December 2008.
    • Higher Education (HE) in Further Education (FE) project
    • Investigate how Pocket PCs support portfolio development by teaching assistants (TAs) on foundation degree programme in education
  • 3. Project Objectives
    • Produce a comprehensive literature review on use of PDAs in the work based learning context
    • Develop a pedagogical model and proof of concept which is transferable to different work based learning context
    • Develop resources for practitioners for designing reflective learning activities based on work-based learning scenarios
    • Develop guidelines for integrating the use of pocket PCs into work-based learning setting into institutional VLEs
  • 4. Research Design
    • Research approach
      • Action research
    • Sample size
      • 5 third year teaching assistants
      • 8 second year teaching assistants
      • 11 first year teaching assistants
    • Data gathering
      • One-to-one interviews
      • Classroom teaching observation
      • Auditing Moodle activities
      • Focus Group
    • Data analysis
      • Inductive
      • Cognitive mapping
  • 5. Key Issues
    • Pedagogy: Learning structure, learning style, affordances of learning spaces, self efficacy
    • Support: Self help, staff help, student help, spouse help
    • Ethical: Parental consent, use of public spaces
  • 6. Key benefits
    • Student
      • Knowledge repository
      • Memory aid
      • Collaborative learning
      • Evidence of learning
    • Staff
      • Evidence for assessment
      • Providing individual feedback
  • 7. Key challenges
    • Implementation
      • Institutional cultures
      • Communication with students
      • Motivation of students
    • Use
      • Usability : Screen size, keyboard, battery life, navigation
      • Access : Physical Access to PCs & Psychological access linked to competence and confidence factors
      • Security : Ownership, Insurance, Theft, Virus, Losing
  • 8. Institutional issues
    • ICT policies
      • Email
      • Internet
    • Services
      • Level of support
      • Staff
    • System
      • Availability of technology
      • Accessibility e.g. wireless networks
      • Communication cost
  • 9.
    • Sustainability of the approach?
  • 10.
    • Expansion through further funding
  • 11.
    • Getting more innovative
  • 12.
    • Thank you!