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  • 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”
    • Online system
    • Secure, local control
    • Ease of use
    • Familiar MS Office tools
    • MIS integration
    • Access information
    • Collaboration beyond school
    • Parental involvement
    • E-Portfolios
    • Flexibility, personalised to match educational vision.
  • DCSF (DfES) Learning Platform Targets
    • 2008 Personal Online Learning Space
      • internet-based; secure, anytime, anywhere
      • upload/download of files; individual online working space.
      • basic communication tools enable both peer to peer and
      • message boards/chat peer to mentor dialogue
    • 2010 Comprehensive learning platform.
      • learner support
      • learner tools, publishing tools within KLZ e.g. blogs etc
      • VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)
        • digital curriculum management; assign to students, quizzes returned marked …
      • management & tracking of learner activity
      • authoring, tagging, searching, packaging/bundling, sequencing, exporting …
      • Assessment, input within KLZ returned to your MIS e.g. SIMS
  • What is a Learning Platform? BECTA Definition
    • 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:
      • Content management
      • 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
  • Kent Offer – Kent Learning Zone (KLZ)
    • Built on Microsoft SharePoint 2007 technology (MOSS2007), including Office communications.
    • Kent wide ‘Active Directory’ - secure data store. If you move between schools, your ‘MySite’ moves with you!
    • Community Groups – create learning communities and share online; events, news, resources and discussions. You create and invite!
    • LA supporting communities to improve communication across clusters and schools .
    • Teachers and students have a ‘My Site’ area (online personal space).
    • Designed for Kent schools! Developed by Kent schools!
  • Kent Learning Zone (KLZ) Delivers
    • KCN broadband delivers the EIS Kent Learning Zone – online personalised space.
    • Email and live communications included, who receives what is tailored for school use. Putting schools in control.
    • Integration with your MIS (SIMS), web part is a licence option . CAPITA release anticipated to be Nov 2007.
    • Heavily reduced school subscription rates compared to commercial provider products. Value for money, not for profit service.
    • In time for schools to be up and running in order to meet the DCSF August 2008 timetable.
    • Technical installs and provisioning preparation required prior to Aug 2008.
    • Schools retain choice to purchase an approved VLE to meet their educational goals = 2010 DCSF target.
  • Kent Learning Zone – 2007 Academic Year Timescales: Summer
    • Communicate with schools.
    • Early Adopter’s on board
    • Schools / Clusters registering interest.
    • Develop KLZ portal environment incorporating user ideas.
    Autumn Spring
    • Integrate third party
    • VLE applications.
    • Enhanced product.
    • Expanding school population.
    • Training programme focus
    • Achieving the DCSF target
    • ‘ Single Sign On’ capabilities using Shibboleth
    • Build KLZ community groups
  • What do you get?
    • EIS User Provisioning and Management tool
    • School site (500Mb)
    • KLZ collaboration community site (>500Gb)
    • MySite (50Mb)
    • Exchange 2007 based email (50Mb)
    • EIS helpdesk support
    What does it cost?
    • £2.50 per user per annum; pay as you grow
      • teacher / student / manual accounts
    • School setup fee waivered prior to July 2008.
    • Modular Training programme.
  • Early Plug-in Extra Applications
    • 2 x VLE providers * ; school subscription
        • it’s Learning
        • Studywiz
    • Capita SIMS web-parts; licence option
    • Nintex Podcasting
    • Supporting mobile devices
    • Online direct text filtering , being explored.
        • * 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…
  • Who’s Interested?
    • 4 Clusters
    • 18 Primary schools
    • 26 Secondary schools
    • Corporate KCC
    • Advisory Service for Kent (ASK)
    School enquiries are currently being received almost daily!
    • Clusters
    • Thanet 1 & 2
    • Primary
    • Goudhurst & Kilndown
    • Rusthall
    • Secondary
    • Maidstone Grammar - Boys
    • Herne Bay High
    • Specialist
    • Ifield
    Early Adopters
  • How can KLZ help?
    • KLZ enables schools to take a cost effective step into the world of online learning and management without committing to a full blown LP.
    • Are schools really ready for a fully featured LP – huge cultural change in teaching and learning.
    • Enables future web based applications to be integrated via ( MOSS2007) web part ‘plug in’ or Shibboleth access.
  • EIS builds Partnerships
    • SIMS active directory: role based experience, for staff, pupils and parents.
    • Microsoft communication & collaboration tools : individual online working spaces tools to enable teachers to create and manage digital content safe and secure, anytime, anywhere access.
    • VLE management tools: to enable teachers to create and manage digital content to match user needs and learning styles and to report on usage.
    School’s control engagement = empowerment! Your way in Your time
  • KLZ Considerations
    • Only available to KCN connected schools.
    • Works from your web browser.
    • Uses your SIMS data so you don’t have to enter users.
    • Provides Outlook with email to agreed users.
    • = Kent Learning Zone, Learning Platform infrastructure
    1. Connectivity 2. Infrastructure 4. Kent Learning Zone 3. Information Management
  • Managing Change Success Jacqueline S. Thousand & Richard A. Villa Managing Complex Change; 2001 Vision Skills Incentives Resources Action plans Vision Skills Incentives Action plans Frustration Vision Skills Incentives Resources False starts Vision Skills Resources Action plans Slow change Skills Incentives Resources Action plans Confusion Vision Incentives Resources Action plans Anxiety
  • BECTA Self Review Framework Support schools Self Evaluation Framework related to Ofsted http://schools.becta.org.uk/ Success 3 Steps to success
  • Vision
      • Focussed on school development aims, not hardware or software.
      • Written in educational terms and outcomes.
      • Supported with a clear strategy for achieving the vision (3 – 5 year plan?).
      • Action Plans!
    Action plans Vision
  • People
    • Training
    • New skills
    • Map to CPD and personal successes
    • Celebrate and your share experiences
    • ‘ How will this benefit me?’
    Skills Incentives
  • Planning strategically
    • Connectivity
    • Infrastructure
    • Software
    • Information management
    • Where are we now & where do we need to be
    • School development planning
    • Data flow
    • Information management
    • Accessibility
    • FITS
    • New ways of thinking
    • New ways of doing
    • Access to data about learning
    • Involving everyone
    • New skills
    • CPD
    • Resources
    Change Management effective change management 70% the processes inside 20% the technology 10%
  • Together we can…
    • Clusters definition;
    • “ A network… is a group of organisations working together to solve problems or issues of mutual concern that are too large for any one organisation to handle on its own.”
    Schools Action
    • Clusters decisions;
    • It is strongly advised for clusters to choose the KLZ together as first stage engagement.
    • It is recommended to then choose your VLE provider as a united decision where possible.
  • What are you going to do next? 5) Refer to Kent e-Communications and Publications – Extranet www.eiskent.co.uk?learningzone www.clusterweb.org.uk?learningplatform
    • 3) Use the self-review tools
      • Self-review framework (SRF) matrix
      • Institutional infrastructure matrix
      • Learning platform functionality matrix
    • Collaborative decision making over technology and resource purchase.
    • 4) Leadership, Vision & Whole School Development – Action Plan
      • Incorporated into schools ‘Strategic Development Plan’ and mapped to staff CPD targets.
    • Strong programme of ICT training.
      • Foster an ICT Vision shared by all staff, SMT populated.
    1) Register interest with EIS Email: [email_address] Alternatively [email_address] Tel: 01622 683708
    • Seminar & Roadshows
    • Kent Services for Schools Trade Fair 4th Oct 2007, Ashford Int’ Hotel
    • CFE / EIS Roadshows across Kent Term 2; watch out for e-bulletins
    • “ 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