Moving Learning Online (MLO) session 1

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This first session was presented by Ben Williams and Vinay Markandya. It combined an introduction to the Moving Learning Online series with a brief initial look at some of the strategic implications of an increase in online course delivery. We also looked at some of the lessons that have been learned about the key things to get right.

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  • February 11, 2011
  • This is a big area - more than can be covered by this series of short sessions. Not possible to provide a complete how-to guide as contexts and circumstances vary. The aim, therefore, is to raise awareness of the issues and opportunities then identify the support you need form your RSC, peer networks, other advisory services etc February 11, 2011
  • This is a big area - more than can be covered by this series of short sessions. Not possible to provide a complete how-to guide as contexts and circumstances vary. The aim, therefore, is to raise awareness of the issues and opportunities then identify the support you need form your RSC, peer networks, other advisory services etc February 11, 2011
  • This is a big area - more than can be covered by this series of short sessions. Not possible to provide a complete how-to guide as contexts and circumstances vary. The aim, therefore, is to raise awareness of the issues and opportunities then identify the support you need form your RSC, peer networks, other advisory services etc February 11, 2011
  • Online blended and distance learning has been around for a while now – varying degrees of success. Not many L&S sector providers doing it yet. So why are we running this series now? February 11, 2011
  • Online blended and distance learning has been around for a while now – varying degrees of success. Not many L&S sector providers doing it yet. So why are we running this series now? February 11, 2011
  • This section intended to flag the important things to get right- with refs. Just an initial indication of what needs to be done – more details in following sessions Online, blended and distance learning has been happening for a long time now – lots has been learned. Replacement/replication approach takes work and misses opportunities – needs a different way of looking at learning to work well. Active learners, exploring, information skills, peer/group activity February 11, 2011
  • This section intended to flag the important things to get right- with refs. Just an initial indication of what needs to be done – more details in following sessions Online, blended and distance learning has been happening for a long time now – lots has been learned. Replacement/replication approach takes work and misses opportunities – needs a different way of looking at learning to work well. Active learners, exploring February 11, 2011
  • This section intended to flag the important things to get right- with refs. Just an initial indication of what needs to be done – more details in following sessions Online, blended and distance learning has been happening for a long time now – lots has been learned. Replacement/replication approach takes work and misses opportunities – needs a different way of looking at learning to work well. Active learners, exploring, information skills, peer/group activity February 11, 2011
  • These sessions run over a number of months so, rather than wait until the end, get going now with RSC support February 11, 2011
  • These sessions run over a number of months so, rather than wait until the end, get going now with RSC support February 11, 2011
  • Moving Learning Online (MLO) session 1

    1. 1. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit February 11, 2011 | slide Moving Learning Online: The Strategic Role of Online Delivery www.jisc.ac.uk/rsc RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning Ben Williams RSC East Midlands Vinay Markandya RSC South East
    2. 2. Moving learning online <ul><li>The MLO Series </li></ul><ul><li>7 online sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle courses and RSC support </li></ul><ul><li>Series aim - to help you answer the question… </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide
    3. 3. Moving learning online <ul><li>How can online delivery help us meet our strategic and operational objectives? </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide
    4. 4. Moving learning online <ul><li>Session 1 aims </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce the Moving Learning Online series </li></ul><ul><li>To briefly look at the strategic implications of an increase in online learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>To identify some key considerations in assessing a move to online learning </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide
    5. 5. Moving learning online <ul><li>Why now? </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility - responding to changing learner and employer needs </li></ul><ul><li>Funding pressures – can we do more for less? </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing use of the WWW – learner skills and expectations, availability of online access </li></ul><ul><li>Quality enhancement, consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Competitiveness </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide
    6. 6. Strategic implications? February 11, 2011 | slide
    7. 7. Lessons learned <ul><li>Evidence from research and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Simply migrating resources online and directing tutors to deliver them doesn’t work well </li></ul><ul><li>Technology brings the potential to add more to the learning experience, not just provide a (poor) substitute for traditional learning. Pedagogy is key </li></ul><ul><li>One-size won’t fit all. Support tutors to develop effective learning activities to suit their context </li></ul><ul><li>Effective learner guidance and support is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Needs reliable and useable technology </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide
    8. 8. Moving online <ul><li>Getting it right </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic expectations – “front-loaded” time, effort and costs. Suits some contexts better than others </li></ul><ul><li>Managing change - bottom-up vs. top-down? Striking the right balance </li></ul><ul><li>Staff skills and motivation – inspire, empower, encourage, support </li></ul><ul><li>Learner skills, motivation and access to facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the right tools and resources </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide
    9. 9. MLO series <ul><li>The MLO series </li></ul><ul><li>The context of online delivery within the funding landscape (1st Dec 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning and pedagogy (12th Jan 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic components of increased efficiency, consistency and compliance (16th Feb 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and assessment activities: blends between online and face–to-face (16th March 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Learner support mechanisms (27th April 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring, Evaluation & Review of online learning (18th May 2011) </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide
    10. 10. Your RSC <ul><li>RSC support </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic planning and managing change </li></ul><ul><li>Scoping and planning online delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on technology, online teaching and learning, resource development </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing experiences across your sector </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting networking with peers </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating impact </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide
    11. 11. The MLO programme <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>RSC East Midlands [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>RSC South East [email_address] </li></ul>February 11, 2011 | slide

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