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Presentation to PPTA on the MLE work program, September 2010

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Managed learning environment overview

  1. 1. SMS Services – the managed leaning environment PPTA 10 September 10
  2. 2. The SMS market share (July 2010) Musac Kamar PCSchool Musac Kamar PCSchool 2005 2010 Sec 9—15 ( 236 ) 173 73% 12 5% 1 0% 87 37% 126 53% 11 5% Sec 7—15 ( 103 ) 77 75% 4 4% 0 0% 50 49% 39 38% 7 7% Intermed ( 123 ) 94 1 0 64 5 0 Composite ( 147 ) 68 3 2 46 32 2
  3. 3. SMS market share by students % market share by students in schools having students in Years 1—8 Years 9—15 MUSAC 45.5 35.4 KAMAR 3.6 50.9 eTAP 24.9 0.6 PCSchool 1.0 6.1 Schoolmaster 18.8 0.1 Synergetic 0.8 2.9
  4. 4. LMS market share Intermed Composite 7—15 9—15 Moodle 3 9 20 61 Ultranet 16 3 15 35 KnowledgeNet 21 7 11 27 My Classes 2 3 8 10 First Class 1 1 3 6 Scholaris 0 1 1 3
  5. 5. Early Notification & eAR • T hese numbers are disappointing. • We think we know why. • Can you add to our understanding ? Early Notific Intermediate, Composite, and Secondary Schools School Links 87 TxtStream 53 MGM 29 Approved for eAR Composite 60 Secondary 270 Intermediate 35 Primary 650
  6. 6. <ul><li>Attendance management </li></ul><ul><li>SRT </li></ul><ul><li>ENROL integration </li></ul><ul><li>Online systems/LMS/Parent portals </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Reusable and portable content </li></ul><ul><li>Identity and access management (single sign-on) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment (including National Standards) </li></ul>Key work strands
  7. 7. What holds it all together – the MLE <ul><li>An MLE can loosely be described as: </li></ul><ul><li> “ Software tools and digital content that support learning ” </li></ul><ul><li>An MLE comprises many modules </li></ul><ul><li>Consider joining the MLE Reference Group to learn more </li></ul>
  8. 8. An MLE – 3 views
  9. 9. An MLE 5 of 8 Curriculum & Pedagogy National curriculum School curriculum inc. lesson plans (school, subject, teacher) Learning Management Systems (LMS) ePortfolios (record of learning) Course Management Systems Assessment tools Planning tools Communication Blogs Podcasts Chatrooms Noticeboards Social networking Discussion threads Audio conferencing Video/web conferencing Administration Student Management Systems (SMS) Student Record Transfer (SMS-SMS data exchange) NCEA returns Calendaring Timetabling eReturns ENROL Resources TKI Websites Wikis Digital Learning Objects Library Management Systems Content Management Systems Authoring/publishing/editing tools Other content sources (open access ) Enabling Services Identification / authentication National Student Index Parental portal Transport mechanisms Metadata schema Interoperability standards Specifications Shared content
  10. 10. The same thing as a wiring diagram 5 of 8 SMS ENROL Student record transfer e-asTTle PAT Early notification eReturns Library system Metadata searching Web mail Digital content stores IdP Content Authoring Tools NSI SMS - directory integration eportfolio LMS Parent portal Online office suites National Standards Electronic attendance registers ENROL integration IAM Reusable and portable content Assessment support Attendance support Authentication flows (existing) Data flows (existing) Data flows (proposed) Authentication flows (proposed)
  11. 11. Attendance <ul><li>A new explanation sheet for 2011 is up on the Ministry website. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes include : </li></ul><ul><li>School codes I and S both map to a truancy code of present </li></ul><ul><li>More examples are provided of when to use each code </li></ul><ul><li>Supervised study is treated like any other timetabled period </li></ul><ul><li>Updated details are provided around school closures, attendance and the impact on the length of the school year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>paid union meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emergencies – fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>strike </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changes will also be introduced in 2012 that will include code changes and additional statistical reports </li></ul>
  12. 12. Student record transfer (SRT) <ul><li>At the start of each year more than 80,000 students start a new school </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the year more than 40,000 students and more than 50,000 student-transfers occur between schools </li></ul><ul><li>130,000 plus student records that already exist in a database are keyed into a new database </li></ul><ul><li>SRT was trialled several years ago </li></ul><ul><li>The phased rollout started this year in four clusters with 28 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Musac has yet to complete their software and assuming they do so by mid 2011, we will have many more schools using it next year </li></ul>
  13. 13. Integration & Interoperability Connectivity Test E-returns Get/Check NSN Leavers Arrivals Total DEX Transactions Roll MUSAC 13,042 969 37,123 37,410 1 88,545 313,761 KAMAR 2,819 438 70,921 19,806 11,105 105,089 157,385 eTap 4,137 1,640 38,793 23,712 9,192 77,474 112,910 SchoolMaster 2,571 1,072 86,579 - - 90,222 85,969 Totals 30,280 4,553 261,721 81,949 20,735 399,238 768,196
  14. 14. Online systems/LMS/Parent portals <ul><li>Uptake subsidies now available for many schools </li></ul><ul><li>Working with eTAP, Edtech (Ultranet), Dataview (KnowledgeNET and Moodle) </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid over-subscription of primary quota but secondary okay </li></ul><ul><li>Intention is to assist 200-300 schools per year </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the SMS-LMS group to learn more </li></ul>
  15. 15. ePortfolios <ul><li>Currently developing guidelines to ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Researching what needs to be done to ensure better interoperability between common LMS and MyPortfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting discussions with LMS providers where LMS has built-in ePortfolio functionality </li></ul><ul><li>At this stage we are quite comfortable with MyPortfolio down to level 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in JISC case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in usability </li></ul><ul><li>Taster sessions being offered </li></ul>
  16. 16. Reusable and portable content <ul><li>All LMS make it easy to create or distribute digital content (tests, links, images, embedded media) </li></ul><ul><li>We want to address the difficulty of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing content between schools with the same or different LMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>taking content with you to another school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use it in an application other than in which it was created </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We want to break the dependency between the content and the run-time environment </li></ul><ul><li>The most common issue faced with LMS and some ePortfolios is the difficulty to move it or provide it to the student to take with them </li></ul>
  17. 17. Examples <ul><li>Content created in WikiEducator is now available in different run-time environments, as a book and as an editable document </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg MyPortfolio, Ultranet and Knowledge net </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A plug-in for MS Word will soon be available to save files in Mediawiki text format </li></ul><ul><li>We are still working to improve: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the description of content using metadata and/or tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the discovery of content by searching DigitalNZ from an LMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the location and performance of rich media for embedding </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Identity and Access management <ul><li>How many usernames and passwords do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>Just how much do the following annoy you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>having strong passwords and keeping them secure; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remembering them; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>experiencing the pain and time wasting, security questions etc to obtain a password reset when you get locked out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We now have several schools using single sign-on </li></ul><ul><li>SAML services – Google Apps for Education, Myportfolio, Moodle, Ultranet, KnowledgeNET, Access-It, Koha, WikiEducator (teachers) Live @edu </li></ul><ul><li>And more good stuff is coming with the User Directory Interface and Identity Data Extract </li></ul>
  19. 19. Your influence <ul><li>What are the main issues that create stress in your school’s ICT environment? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything we could include or change in our work plan that might assist? </li></ul><ul><li>If you were able to influence the work that the SMS Services team is involved in – what would be the single most important factor? </li></ul>