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  1. 1. eLearning Team Away Day 16th July 2013
  2. 2. Introduction 9.00-9.30 Coffee and arrivals 9.30-10.50 Session 1 11.00-12.15 Debate, Evaluate, Innovate session round 1 12:15-13.00 LUNCH 13.00-13.45 Debate, Evaluate, Innovate session round 2 13.45-15.15 Session 3 Working afternoon tea 15.15-16.30 Session 3, conclusions
  3. 3. Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich Professor David Maguire
  4. 4. Session 1 - Introduction Introduction (9.30-10.50am) Peter Bryant @peterbryantHE Simon Walker @sialker • Get to know each other • What is Greenwich Connect? • Project example Digital Literacy (Dr. Mark J.P Kerrigan)
  5. 5. Why are we all here? (getting to know you!) 9.00-9.30 Coffee and arrivals 9.30-10.50 Session 1 11.00-12.15 Debate, Evaluate, Innovate session round 1 12:15-13.00 LUNCH 13.00-13.45 Debate, Evaluate, Innovate session round 2 13.45-15.15 Session 3 Working afternoon tea • What is the most interesting project/idea/practice around e- learning that is happening in your school/unit? • What are the best ways we as university can enhance collaboration between students/staff in your school/unit/discipline? Share with each other in your small grou
  6. 6. The history of Greenwich Connect http://prezi.com/mfw eb4xngjm8/greenwi ch-connect-a- strategy-for- learning-innovation- at-the-university-of- greenwich/
  7. 7. Strategic plan aims ‘The development of e-learning and associated e-materials will support the engagement of staff and students in high-quality, location independent learning. We will ensure high-quality social provision, learning resources, personal tutoring and pastoral care. The university estate will continue to be improved so that it provides flexible learning spaces supported by a robust technical infrastructure’ Where does Greenwich Connect fit in? Strategic plan aims ‘The development of e-learning and associated e-materials will support the engagement of staff and students in high- quality, location independent learning. We will ensure high-quality social provision, learning resources, personal tutoring and pastoral care. The university estate will continue to be improved so that it provides flexible learning spaces supported by a robust technical infrastructure
  8. 8. Learning, teaching and assessment strategy
  9. 9. What is Greenwich Connect? It is a 3 year plan that will support the formation and growth of networks and connections between learners, graduates, faculty, peers, disciplines, research, community and industry.
  10. 10. Strategic plan aims ‘The development of e-learning and associated e-materials will support the engagement of staff and students in high-quality, location independent learning. We will ensure high-quality social provision, learning resources, personal tutoring and pastoral care. The university estate will continue to be improved so that it provides flexible learning spaces supported by a robust technical infrastructure’ Where does Greenwich Connect fit in? Greenwich Connect will enhance learning, teaching and assessment by… • promoting sharing, access, openness and support the formation and development of networks; • supporting the learner to excel at work and practice; • making learning authentic, real and practical; • encouraging social interaction and social collaboration at all levels of programme delivery; • being linked by its devices, platforms, locations, sites and campuses but not bound by them; • recognising the power of community and interactivity to enhance student learning; • facilitating the development and production of inter and trans- disciplinary content and knowledge; • delivering learning that is supportive, interactive, innovative, creative and engaging; • valuing pedagogy and its role in shaping the uses of technology; • supporting learner autonomy, personalisation and the development and promotion of professional identity; • making content that is open, shared, collaborative, cutting edge, media rich, impactful and relevant
  11. 11. • Social interaction • Social Media • Collaboration • Crowdsourcing • Social construction of knowledge • Engagement and Networks Greenwich Connect aims to enhance learning, student achievement and outcomes at the University of Greenwich by supporting…
  12. 12. Key Messages • Many Greenwich students enter the university without a network, and leave the same way. Greenwich Connect will support the development and growth of these networks to enhance employability and student achievement; • Greenwich Connect is a vision for learning for the university in the digital age. It will support learning with technology into curriculum design and delivery; • Greenwich Connect is aspirational and achievable. It outlines project and aims for the next three years; • It is a vision for all programmes and projects to share, and is not led by any one school/faculty or office/unit.
  13. 13. Defining Greenwich Connect Greenwich Graduates would… • graduate the University with a lasting network and the skills to maintain and grow it; • understand the importance of connections in career and personal life; • have the ability to share, collaborate, evaluate, inquire, play, create, reflect, personalise and interact; • use, repurpose and share the knowledge and skills they have acquired; • interact with the next generation of Greenwich learners through their networks; • have acquired and applied the Greenwich Graduate Attributes; • continue their association with the university after graduation.
  14. 14. Students http://www.flickr.com/photos/ plugusin/9223386478/in/set- 72157632676356380 Source: Bill Ferrtiter
  15. 15. Aims of Greenwich Connect Greenwich Connect will guide and lead the uses of e-learning to support the development and practices of; • Social interaction and social construction of knowledge • Student employability • Digital literacy • Interactive, connected and relevant curriculum • Collaborative learning, teaching and assessment • Lasting connections and networks that go beyond the period of enrolment • Inter and trans-disciplinarity research and content • Innovation and creativity • A sense of autonomy, personalisation and an enterprise attitude
  16. 16.  Personalisation  Learning spaces  Engagement  Curriculum and research  Professional practice  Connectivity Key themes of Greenwich Connect
  17. 17. PERSONALISATION Digital identity Personalised programmes Individual learning journeys A sense of autonomy Your network of connections LEARNING SPACES Virtual and physical Spaces that support collaboration, connections and interaction Open community Linked by locations, sites and campuses but not bound by them ENGAGEMENT Supporting social interaction Social construction of knowledge Collaborative and shared content Links between disciplines Occurring before, during and beyond graduation CURRICULUM AND RESEARCH Inter and trans-disciplinary Interactive and relevant curriculum E-learning that is engaging, interactive and driven by pedagogy Space to support play and experimentation Connected to practice and work Curious, reflective and analytical Research informed, with research in, across and between disciplines PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Supports the development of professional identity Develops skills for use through, at and in work Creates a network of opportunity Develops entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation Develops the role of local and global citizen CONNECTIVITY Social, professional and community Collaborative problem solving, decision making and content creation Linked through the university to other learners, community, industry and the globe Develops lasting and authentic connections between all members of the community
  18. 18. Some examples of what we are doing in Year 1 of Greenwich Connect Working groups • Joined up ways of linking technology use/acquisition to how our students and staff use technology to enhance learning • Current groups include social media, OERs and multimedia capture and productionBest practice sharing and capacity building • Agile resource making (open and sharable) • Cross-faculty teams sharing practice • Crowd-sourcing resources and expertise across the sector Seed fund • Equipment grants to schools targeted directly at students making, evaluating and sharing content that they make as groups
  19. 19. Some examples of what we are doing in Year 1 of Greenwich Connect Learning spaces • Reconfiguring of QA165 and QA175 Social interaction and engagement • Investing in how to enhance our VLE to encourage students interaction, collaboration and engagement • A variety of projects around student-led interaction and problem solving
  20. 20. An example - Moodle 100% of programmes at the university will have an effective VLE presence which should include but is not limited to; • opportunities for the learners to share curated and user-generated content • opportunities for learners to interact virtually (within the constraints of assessment) • the aggregation of media-rich content from both inside and outside the university • the ability of learners to submit assessment and receive feedback electronically Activity • £15000 of development funding • Formation of a VLE working group • Adoption of aspects of GC strategy as VLE strategy • Lecture capture/multimedia production/OER/social media working groups • Seed fund projects
  21. 21. Page 1 Greenwich Connect Working Group (GCWG) Membership: School, EDU, ILS Terms of reference: Undertakes work at a strategic level to implement Greenwich Connect, forming and supporting the critical governance and functional structures. This group is the functional nexus between schools, ILS and EDU in terms of e-learning. Advises on strategy and policy alignment, commissions policy, identifies priorities and plans expenditure for following academic year, takes expenditure forward to VCG, evaluates large projects, signs off on policy/ monitors policy. Meets 4 times a year, Officer for the group is the Manager of the GC project Educational Development Unit Information and Library Services The EDU leads the pedagogical activity associated with Greenwich Connect and manages the team comprising faculty e-learning leaders ELT staff, and provides the link between the rest of the university and GC ILS provides the infrastructure and support and facilitates the development and acquisition of tools and technologies, where required, and works collaboratively with EDU to support staff e-Learning Team Formed from representatives from within schools and faculties (existing e-learning support) They will help align the e- learning activity of their school in line with Greenwich Connect. They will meet every 4-6 weeks with the e-learning people from the EDU and with others as required. There will be no change to their job title or reporting. Leader – Greenwich Connect Project Liaises with key stakeholders, reports on activity, is the link between the governance and the ‘on-the-ground’ processes, undertakes the evaluation of the project against the objectives and operates as the front person for project. Should come from the establishment within the e- learning service User/working groups VLE user group The aim of these groups is to undertake specific tasks within the strategy to ensure wide consultation and engagement OER working group Mobile working group Other working groups eCentre The eCentre is the hub for evaluative and research informed practice on e-learning Works closely with all stakeholders (who, where appropriate, should be members of the eCentre) Greenwich Connect Organisational Chart Learning and Quality Committee GC must connect with the University TL&A strategy, and needs to be engagement between the GCAG and L&Q Programme and Quality Office
  22. 22. eLearning team Terms of reference • To share best practice between faculties and to be the hub for new ideas and projects • To disseminate and encourage participation in calls of seed funding, research and working groups (and to become involved in those calls themselves) • To support the implementation of Greenwich Connect within the faculties • To provide guidance and support for staff training on e-learning • Take ownership of specific projects with Greenwich Connect • To engage with the eCentre, the EDU and ILS in a collaborative way to assist in achieving the outcomes of Greenwich Connect
  23. 23. School/Unit Member Alternate ILS Clifton Kandler Nadine Edwards Richard Horner Kirstie Adam ADC Nicki Hirst David Watson Education Iain Kitchener Chris Murphy Science Richard Blackburn Mike McGibbon Health Kathy Sullivan Lynne Jump Business Andrew Ferrier Nola Stair Engineering Mark Clements Stefan Zigan Humanities Sandra Clarke Margaret Dowie-Whybrow NRI Erica Sheward CMS Tony Ackroyd Ed de Quincey EDU Tony Coombs eLearning team members
  24. 24. Educational Development Unit Dr Mark J.P Kerrigan
  25. 25. Session 2 – Debate. Evaluate. Innovate Debate. Evaluate. Innovate Round 1 11-12.15 Debate. Evaluate. Innovate Round 2 13-13.45
  26. 26. Session 2: Debate. Evaluate. Debate: Is there a unified or agreed position within the group around this challenge? Evaluate: What are the top 3 critical issues/questions for the university (or Laban) that arise from this debate? Innovate: What are the top 3 possibilities/opportunities for the university (or Laban) that arise from this debate?
  27. 27. 21st Century Learner
  28. 28. Openness
  29. 29. Is there a need for a new pedagogy
  30. 30. Social media and
  31. 31. Session 3 – Hacking Greenwich Connect Facilitated by Pippa Guard Principal Lecturer, Communications and Creative Arts Stage 1 (30 mins) – roundtable Stage 2 (60 mins) – Project Hacking Stage 3 (30 mins) – Afternoon tea and the pitch session
  32. 32. Projectideas Develop projects for the eLT GreenwichConnect Themes How does the project relate to the themes and aims of GC? Makingitoperational What resources,inputs, support, time and skills are needed to make this project a reality?
  33. 33. • Meeting schedule (set first meeting in second week of term) • How to run meetings • Roles within the eLT • Measures of success • Modes of working together • Role of alternates and how to work together • Dissemination into school/faculty/ opportunities • Reflection Conclusions and wrap up

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