Kent LA approach to Learning Platforms Steve James, Senior Officer Strategy & Innovation - EIS Donna Rogers, e-Learning Officer Digital Curriculum, CFE
Key messages from schools now ‘‘ We need an easier way to lighten to load and bring likeminded people together” “ Our students need personal portfolios” “ We need a school calendar all staff can use” ‘‘ We need a system that works with our MIS” ‘‘ We still want to choose what’s best for our school” “ We want to involve parents in their children’s learning”
Secure, local control
Ease of use
Familiar MS Office tools
Collaboration beyond school
Flexibility, personalised to match educational vision.
A learning platform brings together hardware, software and supporting services to enable more effective ways of working within and outside the classroom. They can vary considerably, but every learning platform should provide a range of ICT-based functions:
Curriculum mapping and planning
Learner engagement and administration
Tools and services
A learning platform is therefore not a single 'off the shelf' product but a collection of tools that are designed to support teaching, learning, management and administration.
A Learning Platform brings together: … anytime, anywhere! Collaboration Learning Resources searchable & tagged E-Portfolios User Directory MIS (e.g. SIMS) Personalised Space Communities VLE digital curriculum management system
* All BECTA accredited suppliers have been invited to
interoperate with KLZ, as schools start to purchase.
Build as you grow… 2010 Comprehensive Learning Platform incorporates two main applications & possible extras: Infrastructure = KLZ, often referred to as ‘Portal’ Digital curriculum management = VLE £2.50 … average together => £5.00 Pick & Mix offers best of breed applications to meet your educational needs. Extra application services available at additional subscription cost, putting you in control. Cost when you are ready to combine the two…
“ Each individual to maximise their potential through the personalisation of their learning and development.”
Kent working in partnership. It’s a fast-moving world Constant dialogue with schools is vital. “ I never try to teach my students anything, I only try to create an environment in which they can learn.” - A. Einstein