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NODE Learning Futures showcase 2007

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Slides from a showcase presentation at hte 2007 Learning Futures symposium hosted at ANU

Slides from a showcase presentation at hte 2007 Learning Futures symposium hosted at ANU

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  • 1. N.O.D.E. – a showcase Setting up an online community (things you might need to know)
  • 2. A bit about us Lisa Cluett Learning, Language and Research Skills Student Services, UWA Judy Skene Diversity and Transition Programs Student Services, UWA
    • UWA:
    • 82% of first years are ‘school leavers’
    • ~90% of first years are Gen Y
    • independent learning and independent living
    • focus on engagement and the student experience
  • 3. Today’s Showcase N.O.D.E. project at UWA The story so far…. 21 things we’ve learnt from NODE Setting it up Keeping it going What are the greatest challenges involved in a project like this?
  • 4. The NODE project Aim To create an online community where students could share their experiences of University
    • An exploratory (pilot) project to be run for a year
    • We would have to relinquish some control
    • They gave us $17,000 to do it with
  • 5. Student survey Staff survey Pilot projects Protocols The N.O.D.E. project N etworking O n-line to D iversify E ngagement Preparation Application
  • 6. Student survey
    • Aim: to provide solid data to use in the project
    • On-line form - sent to FY students
    • Offered a prize (of course!)
    • Demographics (age, faculty etc) plus 3 sections
    Logistics Experiences Expectations
    • access
    • ownership
    • use of UWA website
    • habits/skills
    • learning
    • communicating
    • shopping, sharing
    • IT provision at UWA
    • lectures and lecturers
    • data storage
  • 7. Notable findings…
    • 46% use instant messaging at least once a day
    • 61% use blogs (18% of students have their own)
    • 71% download music and 66% use YouTube
    Logistics Experiences Expectations
    • 56% own a laptop
    • 95 % have internet access at home
      • (85% of which is broadband)
    • 96% own a mobile phone
    • 88% expect all lectures to be recorded
    • 52% prefer face-to-face teaching (37% ‘don’t mind’)
    • 17% would like to SMS their lecturers
    A total of 37 ICT questions were asked
  • 8. Staff survey
    • Priority to engage staff (short and long-term)
    • Skills Audit for all staff (35 staff in 9 programs)
    • ‘ sold’ as PD (provided by the NODE project)
    MS ® Windows Word processing MS ® PowerPoint MS ® Excel Web browsing MS ® Outlook Sharepoint ® Web editing Web 2.0/ICT Learning styles No idea what this is Heard of but not used Able to read/view others’ Able to create my own Able to train others
  • 9. Notables…
    • Awareness of web tools generally high
      • Highest – txt, IM, blogs, forums
      • Lowest – RSS, video-on-demand
    • Preferred training delivery:
    • Small group training
    • Register of ‘local experts’
    • Print resources/guides/instructions
    • Training on request
    • Regular information sessions
    • On-line tutorials and help
  • 10. Pilot projects
    • Done/progress
    • Podcasts/Lectopia recordings of Learning Skills sessions
    • RSS generation from events Calendar
    • Transition Blog ‘07 written by incoming students
    • Staff procedures manual hosted as a wiki
    • IM/chat to follow-up Faculty teaching
    • Next
    • VOD-tours of SS by students
    • Broadening of RSS
    • Podcasts of guest speakers, services etc
    R O L L O U T
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  • 20. Question for you: What would be the biggest challenge(s) for a project like this?
  • 21. Our challenges * technology platform * finding support * content
  • 22. 21 things we learnt that might be useful for you to know Developing it Maintaining it
  • 23. Write some protocols for members Development
  • 24. Don’t wait until you think you’re ready Development
  • 25. Set it up and then fix it Development
  • 26. Let it grow organically Development
  • 27. Focus on quick wins with similar minds Development
  • 28. Work out what you can get for free Development
  • 29. Beware of ‘frenemies’ Development
  • 30. Collaborate ‘upwards’ Development
  • 31. Don’t be put off by your own ignorance Development
  • 32. Make it appealing to students Development
  • 33. Don’t ignore the bits you don’t like Development
  • 34. Have a vision and be flexible getting there Development
  • 35. Don’t underestimate the challenge of content Maintenance
  • 36. Embrace the competition Maintenance
  • 37. Get the ‘right’ project officer Maintenance
  • 38. Check in every day Maintenance
  • 39. Write content about failure Maintenance
  • 40. Find champions Maintenance
  • 41. Use every method possible to promote it Maintenance
  • 42. Cherish support people Maintenance
  • 43. Don’t take anything personally Maintenance
  • 44. Any questions?
    • Please explore node.live, and we welcome any feedback to:
    • Judy Skene: [email_address]
    • or
    • Lisa Cluett: [email_address]
    • This list of ‘21 things’ will be on www.studysmarter.uwa.edu.au by the end of the week

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