Kent Learning Zone Communications Oct07Presentation Transcript
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.
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 tools, publishing tools within KLZ e.g. blogs etc
VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)
digital curriculum management; assign to students, quizzes returned marked …
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:
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.
Integrate third party
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)
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
Capita SIMS web-parts; licence option
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…
18 Primary schools
26 Secondary schools
Advisory Service for Kent (ASK)
School enquiries are currently being received almost daily!
Thanet 1 & 2
Goudhurst & Kilndown
Maidstone Grammar - Boys
Herne Bay High
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
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
BECTA Self Review Framework Support schools Self Evaluation Framework related to Ofsted http://schools.becta.org.uk/ Success 3 Steps to success
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 Vision
Map to CPD and personal successes
Celebrate and your share experiences
‘ How will this benefit me?’
Where are we now & where do we need to be
School development planning
New ways of thinking
New ways of doing
Access to data about learning
Change Management effective change management 70% the processes inside 20% the technology 10%
Together we can…
“ 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.”
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