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Talk given at the 19th international Association of Learning Technologies Conference in Manchester in September 2012 summarising Manchester Metropolitan University's project to transform the ...

Talk given at the 19th international Association of Learning Technologies Conference in Manchester in September 2012 summarising Manchester Metropolitan University's project to transform the undergraduate curriculum and enhance student experience

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    LRT talks 20120521 ALTC Manchester LRT talks 20120521 ALTC Manchester Presentation Transcript

    • Transforming curriculum Mainstreaming learning technology Improving student experience ALTC2012 | Manchester | Sept 2012 Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk http://twitter.com/thestubbs http://slideshare.net/markstubbsThursday, November 22, 2012 1
    • An interesting place to work!• Large, popular, multi-campus university – 36,000+ students | 1,000+ courses | consolidating from 7 sites• Pursuing an ambitious transformation initiative – New Buildings, New Curriculum, New Admin Processes & Systems, New Learning & Mobile Tech, New Quality Processes…
    • Student Experience: mixed? varied? 36,000+ students 1,000 + courses 1,500+ tutors 7 sites
    • Student Experience: flat-lining, declining..
    • Doing something about it…1. Listening• Recurrent messages from diverse experiences – Focus groups: consistent, easy to find info – NSS analysis: course organisation determines Q22 – Mobile surveys: deadlines, timetables… (m-admin)• Great (and not-so great) expectations – “engaging, well-organised courses” – “tutors who know me”
    • Doing something about it…2. Planning a response In the current climate Diminishing unit of resource Everything depends on everything else>DVC “Out of patience”error at line 1 We are large and risk averse
    • “Who dares wins”  In the current climate ? vc Diminishing unit of resource θ Everything depends on everything else We are large and risk averse
    • EQAL In the current climate• A coordinated strike for step-change improvement Diminishing unit of resource New Curriculum Everything depends on everything else • designing new units, … We are large and risk averse New Admin Systems & Processes • personal timetabling, … New Virtual Learning Environment • Moodle & myMMU web/mobile, … New QA & QE Processes • facilitating curriculum transformation
    • MISSION:
    • Cut-down Unit (module) web form
    • Getting the experience back Learning Environment Admin Systems New Systems, Processes & VLE Admin Systems
    • This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceOur Core+ DVLE model Learning technologies not isolated : interaction with personal and administrative systems and underlying infrastructure are major determinants of the quality of the overall experience Recognised: watch & learn how staff use tech Recommended: staff set up & we train to integrate Arranged: we set up & train staff to use Core: we set up & train staff & tell students it’ll be a consistent front door http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview
    • This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner 13
    • This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Student ID Timetable Sync to personal device 14
    • This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Student ID (+ Unit code) Hand-in dates / extensions / marks Personalised submission sheet 15
    • This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Unit code Resource list Relevant resource 16
    • This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licenceWrapping the institution around the learner Unit code Past exam papers Past exam paper 17
    • Are we in a better place now?2011/12 NSSgoing in theright direction Engaging our students Automating Providing our business processes intelligence
    • Listening carefully to the student voice• Personalised online survey on portal homepage – Nov 2011: 10,716 left 58,000+ comments – Mar 2012: 7,106 left 33,000+ comments – All data tagged with unit / course codes • Unit/Course leaders see their anonymised feedback – Statistical analysis ranked predictors of overall satisfaction 1. Course organisation 2. Building confidence 3. Teaching quality (explanation, feedback, advice) 4. Learning resources 5. Age
    • Lessons learned… Engaging our students Automating Providing our business processes intelligence
    • Find out more …• Our initial drive for responsive curricula – http://jiscdesignstudio.pbworks.com/w/page/29224166/Supporting%20Responsive%2 0Curricula%20%28SRC%29%20project – http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/src/• MMU’s EQAL curriculum transformation – http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/eqal/index.php• Our review of learning technologies – http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview• How we built our integrated VLE – http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/w2c• Where we’re going next with Assessment & Feedback – http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/traffic/• UCISA Mobile presentation – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X17yrTbdTHs