Hi, my name is Richard Havinga and I am a Learning Technologist for University of London Computer Centre. I am going to briefly go over ULCCs provision for Individual Learner Plans and their place within the CampusM suite….
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) play a key role in the personalization of learning and are increasingly central to curriculum delivery in line with QIA Inspection guidelines. They are one part of the puzzle which make up the eLearning offering available to learners today.
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) in general terms help identify aspirations, aptitude and needs of a learner through their learning journey by setting targets, goals and reports. This allows learners to have individual targets specified to deadlines and is usually centered on learner ownership i.e. the learner creates the entries or targets. This directly helps to identify key issues affecting particular learners at an early stage which then has a direct impact on improving student retention as once identified, you can provide that extra support or provision that is potentially needed whether that means learning support financial support etc. An example could be, for a student named Oliver Twist, it allows his teacher Artful Dodger to see how many times Oliver has asked for more. And it allows Oliver to record his expectations and goals such as more food.
An eILP is just an ILP stored and completed electronically. A learner and teacher no longer have to search through all their cupboards, bags, dogs etc to find what they had spoken about last, making it easier to monitor progress over time. eILPs are also for the most part, paperless and individual access rights can be assigned depending upon needs for example, personal tutors, learning support etc. Another main benefit of eILPs generally speaking is that they can integrate with existing systems such as Student Records to pull in relevant information e.g. attendance, Sticking with the Oliver example, the benefit would be that Oliver can now see entries he has made and what comments Artful has made on Olivers goals and aspirations without having to search all over the place where he may have left it and then also trying to track down artful for his comments. Oliver for example could set him self a target to pickpocket five handkerchiefs by a specified date. This can then be marked whether its completed or not further down the line.
ULCC has developed a solution which has been universally welcomed by Moodle users the world over. The development started in 2007 and has been continuously improving since then. Developed in response to our customer's needs, our ILP solution provides a fully customizable platform, complete with a wide range of features, where students and teaching staff can more easily manage targets, goals and reports in a secure online environment. It is completely customizable where by an institution can have different reports and forms to their own requirements with the idea of having some core reports in the future.
Due to the popularity of eILP, CampusM partnered with ULCC will in the future will be developing an App as part of their suite which will able you to access the eILP solution through their Mobile solutions. This will include allowing MIS data to be pulled via ULCCs integration through Moodle, onto the dashboard in the eILP.
We are currently looking at ideas of what the mobile eILP could look like with potentially some core reports. So when you click into eILP you could get a dashboard like this which potentially shows attendance details, Moodle assignment deadlines, tutorials and configured reports. If a learner was to click into the report my targets….
They would potentially then be presented with a list of their targets for that report, optionally a completion progress bar and an ability to add a new target. When a learner clicks into an existing target…
They will then get that target and be able to edit it and view and add comments to it.
As these are initial ideas we would like to set up an invite only focus group for those interested in using the iLP or already using it. If you are interested in the focus group which will talk about improvements to eiLP in general as well as mobile provision, then please talk to me after the event or contact me by email
The CampusM eILP (Individual LearningPlan).Richard Havinga
Standard eILP Mobile ideas Target: Complete 4 units by the 15th of January. Actions: Complete 1 unit every 2 weeks. Help needed: Not sure. Evidence: Not sure. Deadline: Tue 15 January 2013 State: Achieved
Focus GroupTuesday 26th February 201311am – 2pmSenate House Richard Havinga firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: rhavingahttp://moodle.ulcc.ac.ukhttp://mahara.ulcc.ac.uk