Learning Platforms and New Technologies Tim Eaglestone- ICT Adviser Special School Leadership Conference  12 October 2006
Overview of the current digital environment <ul><li>Current trends in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Government policy </li>...
Technological trends <ul><li>Mobile Technology and the ambient web </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and social networking </li></...
Mobile Technology and the ambient web <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power increasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cos...
Mobile Technology and the ambient web <ul><li>Devices are communicating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster data access (3G, WiMA...
Mobile Technology and the ambient web <ul><li>So what ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater access to learning material and medi...
Web 2.0 <ul><li>Blogs: participation, not publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr & del.icio.us: tagging not taxonomy </li></u...
DfES e-learning strategy for education and skills (2005) The aims for a 21 st  century system… will need the contributions...
DfES e-learning strategy - An institutional version… An integrated online information service for all citizens Integrated ...
What’s coming over the horizon? <ul><li>Learning Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with whole-school capability </li></...
Learning Platforms <ul><li>All Pupils to have a personal learning space by Spring 2008  (DfES e-strategy) </li></ul><ul><l...
Engaging with whole-school capability <ul><li>Leadership and management of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the Network Mana...
Realising this through greater collaboration <ul><li>Engaging schools, CSA, County Council and other authorities </li></ul...
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    1. 1. Learning Platforms and New Technologies Tim Eaglestone- ICT Adviser Special School Leadership Conference 12 October 2006
    2. 2. Overview of the current digital environment <ul><li>Current trends in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Government policy </li></ul>
    3. 3. Technological trends <ul><li>Mobile Technology and the ambient web </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and social networking </li></ul>MySpace Bebo
    4. 4. Mobile Technology and the ambient web <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power increasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costs lowering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formats, systems and media standardising </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Mobile Technology and the ambient web <ul><li>Devices are communicating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster data access (3G, WiMAX, Wi-Fi…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet accessible from gadgets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPS, gadgets know where they are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Id protocols, gadgets know who they are </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Mobile Technology and the ambient web <ul><li>So what ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater access to learning material and media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater difference real-world technology and schools’ technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changed expectations surrounding access to information </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Blogs: participation, not publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr & del.icio.us: tagging not taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Ranking: eBay, Amazon Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>BitTorrent: decentralisation </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia: trust </li></ul>
    8. 8. DfES e-learning strategy for education and skills (2005) The aims for a 21 st century system… will need the contributions ICT and e-learning can make, to… Personalisation and choice Flexibility and independence Opening up services Staff development Collaborative partnerships <ul><li>Personalise teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Include the hard to reach groups </li></ul><ul><li>Open up a more flexible system </li></ul><ul><li>Improve productivity and effectiveness </li></ul>all under-pinned by the priority actions for a system-wide e-learning strategy An integrated online information service for all citizens Integrated online learning and personal support for children and learners A collaborative approach to personalised learning activities A good quality ICT training and support package for practitioners A leadership and development package for organisational capability in ICT A common digital infrastructure to support transformation and reform
    9. 9. DfES e-learning strategy - An institutional version… An integrated online information service for all citizens Integrated online learning and personal support for children and learners A collaborative approach to personalised learning activities A good quality ICT training and support package for practitioners A leadership and development package for organisational capability in ICT A common digital infrastructure to support transformation and reform <ul><li>Responsibility with school admin? </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility with ICT support? </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility with Heads of Department/Subject Coords? </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility with Head of staff development? </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility with Head </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility with head of ICT/infrastructure services? </li></ul>An integrated online information service for all learners and parents Integrated and portable online learning and personal support for learners A collaborative approach to personalised learning activities A good quality ICT training and support package for all staff A leadership and development package for organisational capability in ICT A common digital infrastructure to support transformation and reform
    10. 10. What’s coming over the horizon? <ul><li>Learning Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with whole-school capability </li></ul><ul><li>Greater collaboration </li></ul>
    11. 11. Learning Platforms <ul><li>All Pupils to have a personal learning space by Spring 2008 (DfES e-strategy) </li></ul><ul><li>30 November- LP Road show </li></ul><ul><li>LP also means data integrity </li></ul>
    12. 12. Engaging with whole-school capability <ul><li>Leadership and management of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the Network Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Total cost of ownership </li></ul><ul><li>The Learning Platform as a technological architecture for schools </li></ul>
    13. 13. Realising this through greater collaboration <ul><li>Engaging schools, CSA, County Council and other authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Economies of scale and aggregation </li></ul><ul><li>MANAGED SERVICES! </li></ul>
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