E-Learning Champions ...and enhancing learning Clive Young Advisory Team Leader E-Learning Environments ISD
UCL E-Learning Champions• How E-Learning has become mainstream at UCL• Why the E-Learning Champions initiative is important• What is the role of the E-Learning Champions?• Building and sustaining the network
E-learning as innovation http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfryer/1342355056/
E-Learning has become mainstream• Total Moodle 5, 500 courses• 500,000 hits on UCL Moodle a month• 28,000 unique users visit Moodle each month i.e. ‘everybody at UCL’• 3,200 Moodle quizzes
E-Learning has become mainstream• 10,000 hours of recorded material on Lecturecast – 100,000 hours viewed
E-Learning has become mainstream• 4, 100 Turnitin assignments• 85,000 Turnitin submissions
More consistency in e-learning Consistency and more control in Moodle would be Some staff are quick and use good the resource really well; couldnt ask for better. Others seem either tech- shy, slow to load materials, orMy #### classes … seemed dont get the links right …to have an aversion to any 21st century technology altogether.
Raising our profile as a global educational leader “ Technology will make the voices and ideas of UCL experts available to a global audience, enhancing the digital identity of UCL as provider of both excellent research and education. Distance learning and CPD programmes will increase our global presence, highlight our unique expertise and connect to new audiences. Open educational resources will enhance our educational identity and profile.”
Connecting students,academics and ideas“Technology will increase opportunities forstudents to connect and interact with eachother and with academic staff, to learn abouttheir work, and to foster collaboration acrossthe institution and beyond.Technology will also help build links withcommunities and enable input from thepublic, alumni and employers.”
Opening education within UCL “Online courses and resources will where possible be opened to students across the institution supporting a more interdisciplinary experience, and a stronger sense of UCL’s leading edge research; technology is uniquely able to do this.”
Technology-enabled learning spaces and places “The UCL campus will accommodate diversity in teaching and learning approaches, including traditional lecturing, facilitated group work, project activity, individual working and social spaces with integrated technologies and support for bring-your-own devices.”
Preparing staff and students for the future “Students and staff will be able to use a range of institutional technologies together with their own choice of devices and external services to create their own ‘personal learning/working environment’ for study, collaboration and communication ”
Seamless use of technology “Students and staff will be able to use a range of institutional technologies together with their own choice of devices and external services to create their own ‘personal learning/working environment’ for study, collaboration and communication ”
New E-learning support structure Evaluation Academic CALT e-learning advisory Core services Innovation
E-Learning EnvironmentsCore services and technologies Moodle - esp. communication, quizzes, media Lecturecast E-portfolios (MyPortfolio) Electronic voting in lectures Turnitin Web conferencing Training & supportInnovation & Development E-assessment - projects Video and audio - projects UCL eXtend Learning spaces ISD e-learning student survey E-learning Development GrantsNetworking http://www.ucl.ac.uk/is Distance Learning Forum d/staff/e-learning Champions network The Digital Department – CMALT group
William Gibson“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.“ 1999
UCL ChampionsFor each department/division• Academic champion• Admin/support champion75% of UCL departments now representedLinks to UCL Teaching Administrators Forum (200 members) and JISC Digital Department project – developing e-learning with TAs
The role of the champions• Build a network of departmental e-learning champions• Develop departmental e-learning statements highlighting support needs. – Work with ELE and CALT to support development. – Measure and review departmental e-learning provision periodically, feeding back into departmental and central quality frameworks.• Identify and help disseminate good local, UCL and sector-wide practice, and support local events and networks.
The role of the champions• This is your network• How can we build and sustain?• How can we better support you and departments?• What are development needs?• How can they be met?• How do we communicate (together)?• How do we develop interest groups?• How do we capture and disseminate ‘good practice’?