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These slides summarise the process Manchester Metropolitan University went through when reviewing its learning technologies and outlines the direction it will be taking. Further details are......

These slides summarise the process Manchester Metropolitan University went through when reviewing its learning technologies and outlines the direction it will be taking. Further details are available at http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview

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  • 1. MMU’s learning technologies review Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk | http://twitter.com/thestubbs context & background | drivers & approach | scenarios & vision | aspirations | review criteria & outcomes | next steps Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 1 2010-05-20
  • 2. MMU background • 33,000+ students | 1500+ courses | 8 faculties • WebCT since 1998 • WebCT Vista since 2006, integrated with student records Staff Students Sections Clicks 2006-07 367 8320 436 6M 2007-08 1050 21949 1711 19M 2008-09 1352 31904 4206 26M 2009-10 mid yr 1210 29997 5105 13M http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview/files/2010/01/RPT_WEBCT_USAGE_BY_SECTION.pdf Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 2 2010-05-20
  • 3. Drivers for our learning tech review • WebCT hardware  end-of-life Q3 2011 • BB9 more than just an upgrade • New Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategy • Threshold Standards for the Student Learning Experience • Policy docs – HEFCE 2009 – CLEX 2009 – ... Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 3 2010-05-20
  • 4. Review approach • Steering Group – DVC Student Experience (Chair) – Director of Learning & Research Information Systems – Head of the Centre for Learning & Teaching • Project Leads – Head of Learning & Research Technologies – Principal Lecturer in Learning Technologies • Scope – VLE + podcasting; classroom tech; e-assessment; e-pdp; support; analytics • Inputs... – System evaluation: usage & student achievement – User requirements: focus groups, road-shows & scenarios – User evaluation: BB9 versus Moodle Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 4 2010-05-20
  • 5. Scenarios • Scenario#1 – integration between classroom and online learning environments; varied devices; varied preferences for paper; active interest in student engagement • Scenario#2 – students’ consuming information in ways & on devices of their choosing; use of Live@Edu, podcasting and IM; note-taking; appointment synching; ubiquitous campus wifi • Scenario#3 – student collaboration; students booking meeting rooms; social learning zones; augmented classes + voting with twitter; laptop loan Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 5 2010-05-20
  • 6. Scenarios  Vision Learning technologies not isolated : interaction with personal and administrative systems and underlying infrastructure are major determinants of the quality of the overall experience Approved: we set up & train staff to use Recommended: staff set up & we train to integrate Recognised: watch how staff use them Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 6 2010-05-20
  • 7. Aspirational ‘thresholds’ • All teaching staff will be provided with laptops (and a monitor, keyboard and mouse) • All teaching rooms will have a means of plugging a laptop into a large screen or projector • All staff and students will be able to access WiFi from anywhere within MMU • All students will receive a personalised timetable and assignment submission deadlines and be notified rapidly of any changes to either • All students will be able to book small teaching rooms when rooms are not timetabled • All students can expect their engagement to be monitored for active progress review • All staff and students can expect institutional calendar appointments and news items to be made available for use on personal devices where legally and technically possible • Every Unit will have a presence in the VLE Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 7 2010-05-20
  • 8. Aspirational integration Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 8 2010-05-20
  • 9. Review criteria • Fitness to vision • Fitness to transformation timeline (EQAL now on scene!) • Robustness and scalability • Value-for-money • Avoiding lock-in Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 9 2010-05-20
  • 10. Review outcomes • VLE – Hosted Moodle + Equella repository • Enhanced Learning Resources – Talis Aspire reading lists – Apple Podcast producer + Blueberry Flashback PC client • Classroom tech – Wifi + large-screen • E-PDP / E-Portfolio – Continue trials + decide Q1 2011 • Digital Literacy – Define thresholds for staff + develop training Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 10 2010-05-20
  • 11. Next steps #1 • VLE – Moodle deployment linked to major curriculum review (EQAL) • Moodle available October 2010 for staff teaching Jan 2011 starters • Moodle populated with 2011/12 Units in March 2011 ... – EQAL proposing threshold Unit presence in VLE • timetable, reading list, hand-ins, marks ... agree in June • exploring migration options in context of EQAL – Looking initially at Equella to complement not replace Moodle file store • Past papers, CLA scanned book chapters, campus-restricted video ... • Learning Resources – Talis Aspire – tighter control on book fund + smarter recommendation – Podcast – Flashback on all staff PCs Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 11 2010-05-20
  • 12. Next steps #2 Learning Technologies Review part 2 – Jan 2011 • collaborative conferencing technology • mobile learning • electronic library • creation and commissioning of media-rich content; and • development of an integrated staff portal Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 12 2010-05-20
  • 13. Thanks for listening Hope it was useful! Read more at: http://lrt.mmu.ac.uk/ltreview/ Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MMU’s Learning Technologies Review 13 2010-05-20