Encouraging lifelong learning habits in a web 2.0 enabled PLE

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Presentation to HEA Annual Conference 30 June - 2 July 2009
Jo Badge, Stuart Johnson,
Alan Cann, Jon Scott
Student Learning Centre

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Encouraging lifelong learning habits in a web 2.0 enabled PLE

  1. 1. Encouraging lifelong learning habits in a web 2.0 enabled PLE Jo Badge1, Stuart Johnson2, Alan Cann1, Jon Scott1 1School of Biological Sciences 2Student Learning Centre University of Leicester twitter.com/jobadge
  2. 2. Do we control students ? twitter.com/jobadge
  3. 3. VLE A software system designed to help teachers by facilitating the management of educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course administration. ref twitter.com/jobadge
  4. 4. PLE Systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to set their own learning goals, manage their learning, manage both content and process, and communicate with others in the process of learning. (ref) Image: cc flickr Stabilo Boss twitter.com/jobadge
  5. 5. Key Skills Module • Email • ePortfolios • Molarities & IT numeracy portfolio • Scientific dilutions literature • Areas & vols • Spreadsheets • RSS • Descriptive • Social Statistics bookmarking • Normal Frequency • Office suites Distribution • Posters • Student's t-Test • Presentations • Χ2 Test • Images • Correlation • Regression • PLE twitter.com/jobadge
  6. 6. Context and weaving BS1010 semester 1 BS1011 semester 2 1. Email 1. Spreadsheets 2. Scientific Literature 3. RSS 2. Descriptive Statistics ePortfolio 4. Manipulating Numbers 3. Normal Frequency 5. Social Bookmarking 6. Office Suites Distribution 7. Units & Conversions 4. Student's t-Test 8. Presentations & Posters 9. Molarities & Dilutions 5. X2Test 10. Images 6. Correlation 11. Areas & Volumes 12. Your PLE 7. Regression 13. Exponents & Logs 14. ePortfolios twitter.com/jobadge
  7. 7. Personal Learning Environments twitter.com/jobadge
  8. 8. twitter.com/jobadge
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  11. 11. PLE twitter.com/jobadge
  12. 12. Totals % Totals % Wikipedia 148 100% Gmail 23 16% Google 146 99% ISIWoK 21 14% delicious 120 81% GScholar 19 13% GReader 111 75% GImages 18 12% PubMed 105 71% Yahoo 16 11% Blackboard 104 70% eBay 15 10% Facebook 100 68% Skype 8 5% YouTube 56 38% BBCiPlayer 7 5% MSN 55 37% Dictionary.com 7 5% Flickr 53 36% Twitter 7 5% UoLLibrary 49 33% Banking 6 4% GDocs 47 32% Myspace 6 4% UoLWebmail 42 28% Ask 4 3% Hotmail 35 24% Sport 4 3% Amazon 31 21% Bebo 3 2% News 31 21% Travel 3 2% iTunes 27 18% UoLSSDS 1 1% twitter.com/jobadge
  13. 13. ePortfolios twitter.com/jobadge
  14. 14. ePortfolios Appearance and navigation is clear and consistent All links work Multimedia elements display correctly Text is clear and readable, spelling and grammar are correct Previously published materials respect copyright laws Organization connects all evidence into an integrated whole Features or showcases evidence Shows depth of knowledge and experience Shows breadth of knowledge and experience Includes a current curriculum vitae Addresses both academic and professional development Includes reflective comments about evidence as well as reflective comments about what this evidence says about you Includes short-term goals (skills to add/improve) Includes long-term goals (professional and/or personal aims) Interpretation of your achievements is expressed twitter.com/jobadge
  15. 15. Can you assess reflection? • ~50% of ePortfolios public. • 1% updated >1 month after end of module (FAIL) twitter.com/jobadge
  16. 16. Life long learning? Assessment lever Web 2.0 technologies require experiential learning Individual feedback Image: cc flickr jamescridland twitter.com/jobadge
  17. 17. This Talk: www.slideshare.net/jobadge We gratefully acknowledge support for this project by a grant from the Centre for Bioscience Departmental Teaching Enhancement Scheme. twitter.com/jobadge

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