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  • 1. Learning Platforms and New Technologies Tim Eaglestone- ICT Adviser Special School Leadership Conference 12 October 2006
  • 2. Overview of the current digital environment
    • Current trends in technology
    • Government policy
  • 3. Technological trends
    • Mobile Technology and the ambient web
    • Web 2.0 and social networking
    MySpace Bebo
  • 4. Mobile Technology and the ambient web
    • Trends
      • Power increasing
      • Costs lowering
      • Formats, systems and media standardising
  • 5. Mobile Technology and the ambient web
    • Devices are communicating
      • Faster data access (3G, WiMAX, Wi-Fi…)
      • Internet accessible from gadgets
      • GPS, gadgets know where they are
      • Id protocols, gadgets know who they are
  • 6. Mobile Technology and the ambient web
    • So what ?
      • Greater access to learning material and media
      • Greater difference real-world technology and schools’ technology
      • Changed expectations surrounding access to information
  • 7. Web 2.0
    • Blogs: participation, not publishing
    • Flickr & del.icio.us: tagging not taxonomy
    • Ranking: eBay, Amazon Reviews
    • BitTorrent: decentralisation
    • Wikipedia: trust
  • 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
    • Personalise teaching and learning
    • Include the hard to reach groups
    • Open up a more flexible system
    • Improve productivity and effectiveness
    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. 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
    • Responsibility with school admin?
    • Responsibility with ICT support?
    • Responsibility with Heads of Department/Subject Coords?
    • Responsibility with Head of staff development?
    • Responsibility with Head
    • Responsibility with head of ICT/infrastructure services?
    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. What’s coming over the horizon?
    • Learning Platforms
    • Engaging with whole-school capability
    • Greater collaboration
  • 11. Learning Platforms
    • All Pupils to have a personal learning space by Spring 2008 (DfES e-strategy)
    • 30 November- LP Road show
    • LP also means data integrity
  • 12. Engaging with whole-school capability
    • Leadership and management of ICT
    • Managing the Network Manager
    • Total cost of ownership
    • The Learning Platform as a technological architecture for schools
  • 13. Realising this through greater collaboration
    • Engaging schools, CSA, County Council and other authorities
    • Economies of scale and aggregation
    • MANAGED SERVICES!
  • 14. END