Ultranet Functionality Term 4 2009 Master V1.00 20091013Presentation Transcript
Overview of Ultranet Functionality Term 4, 2009
a high level overview of Ultranet functionality to be delivered for
the planned implementation schedule.
NOTE: The screen shots in this presentation are taken from the vendor’s demonstration environment and do not reflect the customisation that is to occur to meet DEECD’s requirements.
What is the Ultranet? The Ultranet is a student centered electronic learning environment that supports high quality learning and teaching , connects students, teachers and parents and enables efficient knowledge transfer . It will establish a schools environment for the future that improves the educational outcomes of all Victorians. The Ultranet will be delivered to all Victorian government schools by the end of Term 3, 2010. Vision
The Ultranet will deliver… Vision online, 24/7 anywhere access for students, parents & teachers a continuous record of student learning progress over time student information for personalised curriculum planning & delivery opportunities for students to take greater responsibility for their learning facilitated knowledge transfer for teachers & sharing across the State a contemporary looking system & customised for Victoria Web 2.0 tools for teachers & students to collaborate within & across schools leading practice in online curriculum planning, delivery & assessment
Ultranet – A tool for school improvement
The Ultranet will support school improvement by strengthening:
Student self evaluation and reflection
Ongoing achievement records
Access to digital resources
Student Pathways and Transitions
Continuous student records
Improved pathways advice
Student Engagement and Wellbeing
Contemporary learning space - connecting students to learning anywhere, anytime
Engaging and collaborative Web 2.0 tools
A safe online space
Online tracking of attendance
Effective Schools and School Improvement “ If schools are engaged in the Effective Schools Model reform agenda, the Ultranet will be a great enabler of this work – a catalyst for taking it further, rather than adding an extra layer. The online application connected a lot of strategic initiatives.” Principal R&D School Context Provides a window into the learning and growth of each learner and a platform to plan from Ultranet guides the construction of rigorous and relevant learning A safe space to be known and to learn with others Students, teachers, parents, schools and systems connect and collaborate Transparency of practice and interaction Ease of monitoring and increasing expectation about quality of practice and progress Captures and communicates the school’s core purpose and beliefs Enables ongoing monitoring and intervention
Learning Tasks Privacy & Security Privacy standards Security for inappropriate content or access inc. Web Filter Mail Filter Firewall Professional Leadership Professional Leadership Professional Leadership Provides a window into the learning & growth of each learner & a platform to plan from Privacy & Security Ultranet Functionality Overview Home Learning Tasks Content Communities Collaborative Learning Spaces eXpress Spaces Learner Profile Email Design Spaces Ultranet: A tool for school improvement Portal and Collaboration Users Release 2
Ultranet Functionality Overview Learning Tasks Privacy & Security Privacy standards Security for inappropriate content or access inc. Web Filter Mail Filter Firewall Privacy & Security Home Learning Tasks Content Communities Collaborative Learning Spaces eXpress Spaces Learner Profile Email Design Spaces Ultranet: A tool for school improvement Users Release 2 Virtual Learning Communities Taking learning beyond the classroom
Plus customise to suit needs – select own applications. All applications are available throughout the portal spaces.
Design Spaces Ultranet: A tool for school improvement Applications Blog, Wiki, Blog aggregator, Calendars, Image Gallery, My Photos, Chat, My Bookmarks, Google Maps/Gadgets/Search, Document Library, My Communities, Observations, Knowledge Base, My notepad, Who’s away, Unapproved absences……. Home
Ultranet for students Functionality Overview Learning Tasks Privacy & Security Students Privacy & Security Learning Task Content Communities Collaborative Learning Spaces eXpress Spaces Learner Profile Email Home
Home Page (Release 1)
Personalised home page
The Home Page will be designed and configured differently for Years P-2, 3-6 and 7-12.
All students will have:
Link to ‘Connect’
Various levels of customisation will be allowed depending on the year level of the user.
Ultranet: A tool for school improvement Home
Global navigation bar – same for all users Timetable Learner profile Notifications Upcoming submissions Recent observations
Ultranet for teachers Functionality Overview Privacy & Security Privacy & Security Home
eXpress Spaces (Release 1)
Teacher’s personal space
a place for reflection, sharing, creating, learning…..
Four spaces appear by default:
Home Page (eXpress)
All spaces can be fully customised.
Teachers Learning Tasks Content Communities Collaborative Learning Spaces eXpress Space Learner Profile Email Design Spaces eXpress Spaces Ultranet: A tool for school improvement
My Wall – this portlet allows friends (colleagues and students) to leave messages for teacher Friends – this portlet lists friends Portfolio – each teacher will have a space where a portfolio can be maintained Blog – teachers will be able to keep a blog
Ultranet for students Functionality Overview Privacy & Security Students Privacy & Security Learning Tasks Content Communities Collaborative Learning Spaces eXpress Space Learner Profile Email Home eXpress Spaces
eXpress Spaces (Release 1)
Student’s personal space
a place for reflection, sharing, creating, learning…
Five spaces appear by default:
Home Page (eXpress)
All spaces can be fully customised.
Ultranet: A tool for school improvement
The Wall –allows friends (parents, teachers and others) to leave messages for the student Blog – students will be able to keep a blog Friends – this area lists friends
Learning Portfolio – all students will have a space for an ePortfolio
Learning Goals – each students will have a learning goals space Students list learning goals Students reflect on their learning goals Teachers have the ability to comment on learning goals and student reflections
Teachers use these spaces to set up collaborative learning activities for students within their class, across classes or across government schools.
Can add applications and pages
Provides access to:
Web 2.0 Tools
Video & Audio Conferencing
Home Teachers Learning Tasks Content Communities Collaborative Learning Spaces eXpress Spaces Learner Profile Email Design Spaces Collaborative Learning Spaces Ultranet: A tool for school improvement
Within the ‘Manage Learning Spaces’ portlet a teacher can view
Communities they own (they have set up – could be a class)
Communities they have joined
Available communities – other communities they could join.
‘ My Learning Spaces’ – lists the learning spaces which this teacher has created or has access to. This VCE teacher has created or has access to a variety of spaces on Genetic Engineering, Psychology and others
Teacher view of Genetic Engineering Collaborative Learning Space
Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis, online discussions and polls can be incorporated into learning spaces
Proposed Timeline for School Rollout Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Term 2, 2010 Term 3, 2010 Term 1, 2010 Term 3, 2009 Term 4, 2009 Release 1 Development , Test & Implement Release 2 Development, Test & Implement Legend Development Start Date Functionality Release Coach Training Schools Rollout Implementation Number of Schools 1600 800 0
Networks Rollout portal, collaboration & content Go-live 70 schools All Regional Networks Training Networking Intuitive Organic growth fully deployed 1585 schools Deployment Implementation Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Term 2, 2010 Term 3, 2010
Term 4, 2010 learning & teaching 1575 schools students and teachers Exposure 600,000 people parents Exposure 1,500,000 people Established baseline usage Created Demand “ Safe” exploration of new functionality ongoing training Deployment Implementation Oct Nov Dec Term 4, 2010 Lesson Planning Curriculum Standards Assessment & Feedback Observations Student Submissions Progress Tracking Personalised Learning Plans Shared Learning Plans
2011 – Embedding the Ultranet Term 1, 2011 Term 3, 2011 Term 2 2011 Term 4, 2011 transformation personal growth authentic assessment standards socially constructed knowledge diagnostics Informed practice Implementation