Digital Learning for Prospect Workshop


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Slides delivered at the Prosect Union Learn event in Manchester on 21st November 2012.
Covers Digital Learning, Social Media and Learning Pool e-learning

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  • Digital Learning for Prospect Workshop

    1. 1. Learning on-line and Learning Pool
    2. 2. Paul Webster Community Connector My Learning PoolBackground from working withcharities & voluntary sector
    3. 3. Digital Online Learning• More than an broadcast channel – A conversation• Listening and learning as well as sharing• Building relationships / opportunities for collaboration• Training open 24/7• Content generated in a peer network by the learners, for the learners based on experience rather than theory“Theres a world of information out there. Stop waiting for someone to "train" you, and get out there and find the information.” Quote from survey
    4. 4. Different approaches to learning • Some see as something to be completed sitting in a classroom under guidance of a teacher while for others its intuitive, flexible & organic. • Doesn’t have to be completed at a designated time or in a specific format. • Each and every day we learn something new …100% ...but do we take80% this further and60% seek out new ways40% of informal learning & learning20% on-line? 0% How do people learn? Where does the money go?
    5. 5. Do you learn online?• What are your favourite ways of learning to support your work (on or offline)?• Survey – March 2012
    6. 6. Survey about use of social media / digital learning• People used a mix of methods
    7. 7. Survey about use of social media / digital learning• Per week 47% of people spent 1 to 2 hours learning online
    8. 8. Survey about use of social media / digital learning• But lack of time was biggest barrier to do more (60% of replies)
    9. 9. Digital Skills to find out answers• 16 million people lack digital skills to be effective online (Go-On - Oct 2012)• 56% of charities see a need for training as the biggest barrier to their effectiveness (Lasa - Oct 2012)But of those who are already on-line• 87% said they used digital learning to answer a specific question / solve a problem (NCVO - March 2012)There are clearly gaps in skills distribution but a range of different methods for maximising digital and learning
    10. 10. YouTube – 2nd most popular search method Most watched video 766,384,646 viewsVideo based instructional sitesFrom TEDx, to Commoncraft, to YouTube – its all there!
    11. 11. Like the transientconversation at a partyFlagging not BraggingAsk questionsSignpost to resourcesStart conversations# (Hashtag), RT (Retweet)Dive in, follow & talk!Great for sharing and learning from a network of PeersSee the Content of the Tweet not the Tweeter & follow Words not People
    12. 12. Following an event #hashtag or on-line chatCan be expensive & time consuming, so join in online or catch uplater with speaker talks and presentations. Have chat / event on-line After the event look out for the Storify#chat2lrn 4pm Thursday#lgovsm 8.30pm Tuesday#swchat 9pm Thursday#nptalk 8pm Wednesday
    13. 13. presentations,talks and learnfrom others onSlideshareSee presentations, talks and learn from others on SlideshareShare lesson plans, guides & learning resources on Issuu & Scribd
    14. 14. Alternatives: Google Sites, SocialGo, Facebook, WackwallWeb Groupscommunitiesbuilding theirown spaces for- learning- sharing- discussions
    15. 15. Other ways to Ask & Find out ...• SurveyMonkey• Setting up Google Alerts & Twilerts• Following RSS feeds & Hashtags• Any suggestions of more? … always learning!
    16. 16. Filtering Skills• Learning on line may need a new skill-set• Discerning the good from the googled• Originated by trusted sector sources• Tested by grassroots practitioners• Collaboration to build and refine“Double check and cross-refer to check accuracy.”
    17. 17. E-learning - using technology to deliver training anytime, anyplace•Rapid development of learning & efficient deployment to wideaudience. Changes (e.g. legislation) can be in place immediately•Unlimited delivery capacity and consistency of delivery•Blended approach has higher learning retention than classroom•Reduces cost per learner with savings on time (travel), cost (trainers)and productivity (not out of office). ROI calculator•Central enrollment of learner on appropriate course and followtheir activity and progress. Proving return on investment•Reduce your carbon footprint – online delivery saves paper•Flexibility of time & place and reaching remote workers
    18. 18. Online learning provider• For public, voluntary & social housing sectors• For employees, members, councilors, governors & volunteers• Content, authoring tools and LMS platform• Everything low cost• Everything to deliver a real return• A sharing community
    19. 19. Helping you to learn• A Learning Community• Template driven Authoring Tool – for you to create own content• Aimed at trainers and non-technical users• 50 staff & Learning Consultants – listening to develop for you• Free online & telephone support. Face to face training if needed• SCORM output guaranteed with accessible versions• Low cost Learning Management System. DLEs hosted by us in UK• Supporting 700,000 work based learners in the UK
    20. 20. On line learning platformMoodle based Open Sourcelearning platformEasy for learner to usePowerful for supervisor toget statistics
    21. 21. Grouped into 4 themesDevelop yourself Make some noise Manage the money You’re in chargeAll the personal skills you How to market your Everything you need to Management training,need to make your work a activity using social media, know about financial health and safety, diversitysuccess events and traditional planning, budgeting, fund and customer service are communications raising and grants all covered
    22. 22. How it helps groups and individuals Costs just £25 per person per year• Currently there are 30 courses aimed at groups & volunteers• Engaging interactive learning with links to appropriate resources, end of module quiz and certificate of completion• Self development, e.g. health & safety or presentation skills• Discounts for larger organisations buying multiple copies• Internal resource by organisation for each staff member, volunteer or subscriber as part of their personal learning & development plan• Building block as part of blended learning
    23. 23. How it helps larger organisations• Design own courses or adapt over 400 courses with our Authoring Tool• To supplement existing face to face training provision or to fill gaps in courses an organisation isnt able to offer• Track progression through learning by staff• Fully inclusive system for £2000 to equip up to 200 people with the skills they need – unlimited accesses• Chat with other on-line learners doing the same course
    24. 24. See you soon!• A comprehensive service• Partnership with you and us• Low cost and Flexible• Proven• Relevant to all organisations• A community• Fun!
    25. 25. Questions?
    26. 26. Visit or follow on Twitter @learningpool or contact me Paul Webster paulw@learningpool.com07876 743096 or @watfordgap