Thinking About Digital Learning: Opportunities for Student Support and Development

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Invited presentation to Student Learning and Development Services Team, Dublin City University, 9th May, 2014.

Invited presentation to Student Learning and Development Services Team, Dublin City University, 9th May, 2014.

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  • 1. Thinking About Digital Learning: Opportunities for Student Support and Development Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning 9th May, 2014
  • 2. Pop quiz...
  • 3. What do you see? Pop quiz...
  • 4. What do you see? Pop quiz...
  • 5. If the answer is 3, then what is the question? Pop quiz...
  • 6. Pop quiz... The number of months I have been working at DCU.
  • 7. Outline… 1. About the NIDL 2. SWOT analysis 3. Where to from here
  • 8. 1. About the NIDL…
  • 9. 1. About the NIDL…
  • 10. National Institute for Digital Learning Open Education Unit Digital Learning Research Network Teaching Enhancement Unit 1. About the NIDL…
  • 11. New Brand - Taking the best of DCU to the world! A growing range of transnational activities and programmes in countries throughout the world, including a strategic partnership with Arizona State University. TRANSNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS CUSTOMISED PROGRAMMES OPEN COURSES AND RESOURCES Participate in freely available open courses or take advantage of some of our fully online study resources and public lectures on YouTube. ONLINE DEGREES A growing suite of fully and partially online modules and qualifications in areas of research excellence which address some of the grand challenges facing the world. We can develop customised short courses and full degree programmes to meet your specific needs. Courses are available in our key areas of expertise anywhere in the world. 1. About the NIDL…
  • 12. Moodle At the core of the digital learning platform with consistent look and feel. Adobe Connect A core tool for real type interaction between staff and students. E-portfolio A key platofrm for promoting critically reflective, work ready 21st century learners. Other Tools A range of other core and custom tools to support a rich digital learing culture. New brand for digital learning platform… e.g., 1. About the NIDL…
  • 13. 1. About the NIDL…
  • 14. Vision… To be recognised as a world leader at the forefront of contemporary theory, research and practice in designing, implementing and supporting new models of digital learning which transform lives and societies. 1. About the NIDL…
  • 15. To provide strategic leadership, contribute to world-class research, and promote academic and operational excellence in designing, implementing and supporting new transformative models of digital learning. Mission… 1. About the NIDL…
  • 16. 1. About the NIDL…
  • 17. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 18. Institutions need to analyse their own learning support and development strategies and ‘spot the leaks’ (Simpson, 2003). 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 19. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 20. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS 2. SWOT analysis… SWOT
  • 21. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS • Integrated Services 2. SWOT analysis… SWOT
  • 22. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 23. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide 2. SWOT analysis… SWOT
  • 24. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 25. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource 2. SWOT analysis… SWOT
  • 26. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 27. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access SWOT
  • 28. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 29. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 30. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 31. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 32. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Gated Access SWOT
  • 33. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 34. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 35. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Some Access Gated • Use of External Resources SWOT
  • 36. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 37. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 38. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS • Embedded Services 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Some Access Gated • Use of External Resources SWOT
  • 39. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 40. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS • Embedded Services • Greater Personalisation 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Some Access Gated • Use of External Resources SWOT
  • 41. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 42. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS • Embedded Services • Greater Personalisation • Online Workshops 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Some Access Gated • Use of External Resources SWOT
  • 43. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 44. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 45. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Some Access Gated • Use of External Resources • Embedded Services • Greater Personalisation • Online Workshops • New Tools SWOT
  • 46. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 47. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Some Access Gated • Use of External Resources • Embedded Services • Greater Personalisation • Online Workshops • New Tools • New Resources • New Tools • New Resources SWOT
  • 48. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 49. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Some Access Gated • Use of External Resources • Embedded Services • Greater Personalisation • Online Workshops • New Tools • New Resources • New Tools • New Resources • Fragmented Services SWOT
  • 50. 2. SWOT analysis…
  • 51. STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES OPPORTUNITIES S O W T THREATS 2. SWOT analysis… • Integrated Services • A to Z Student Guide • LETS Resource • Confusing Access • Some Access Gated • Use of External Resources • Embedded Services • Greater Personalisation • Online Workshops • New Tools • New Resources • New Tools • New Resources • Fragmented Services SWOT “Lack of Resources”
  • 52. 3. Where to from here…
  • 53. 3. Where to from here… We need to move away from a “goulash” approach (Simpson, 2009)
  • 54. Pathway Intervention What do we do for failing students Secondary Intervention What do we do for at-risk students? Targeted/Selective Primary Intervention What do we do for targeted groups of students? General/Primary Intervention What do we do for all students? Intervention Pyramid Adapted from Wilson (2009) Support Pyramid 3. Where to from here…
  • 55. Student Success Framework Study Life Cycle Individual Staff Peers School Institution 3. Where to from here…
  • 56. 3. Where to from here… Making Choices – ‘MOOCs as Tasters ’
  • 57. 3. Where to from here… First Few Weeks – ‘Purposefully Designed Resources’
  • 58. Progression – ‘Seamless Online Links’ 3. Where to from here…
  • 59. 3. Where to from here… Progression – ‘Embedded Rich Media Resources’
  • 60. 3. Where to from here…
  • 61. 3. Where to from here… Progression – ‘One Stop Shop Student Portal’
  • 62. 3. Where to from here…
  • 63. Conclusion
  • 64. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking Conclusion
  • 65. Contact details… Professor Mark Brown Director, National Institute for Digital Learning mark.brown@dcu.ie @mbrownz http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz