ULearn '11: All about MLE's

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ULearn '11: All about MLE's

  1. 1. Ulearn ‘11: What is this managed learning environment all about? Paul Seiler
  2. 2. Presentation objective <ul><li>To provide you an outline on what the schools, the Ministry and have started in the MLE domain </li></ul>so that <ul><li>You can join in and join up no matter where you are at (personally, school-wise) </li></ul>and <ul><li>Together really make this thing work better for learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is an MLE? “ Software tools and digital content that support learning” <ul><li>Comprised of many different modules, such as an SMS, LMS, eportfolio tool, blog, repositories for digital learning objects and many more </li></ul>Check out the community group in Google Groups to learn more: MLE Reference Group <ul><li>Or view the component parts </li></ul>
  4. 4. 5 of 8 Curriculum & Pedagogy National curriculum School curriculum inc. lesson plans 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 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 IAM / SSO National Student Index Parental portal Transport mechanisms Metadata schema Interoperability standards Specifications Shared content
  5. 5. 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) Or as a wiring diagram
  6. 6. Objective of the MLE activity <ul><li>To design and promote an </li></ul><ul><ul><li>educationally relevant
  7. 7. open
  8. 8. modular
  9. 9. standards-based
  10. 10. sustainable </li></ul></ul>approach to the development and use of MLE for (NZ) schools
  11. 11. Key work strands – what do you want me to major on? <ul><li>Attendance management
  12. 12. ENROL Integration
  13. 13. Online systems / LMS / Parent Portals
  14. 14. E-portfolios
  15. 15. Identity and access management (or single sign-on) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment (including National Standards) *
  16. 16. Reusable and portable content * </li></ul>* Will not cover today 
  17. 17. Attendance management <ul><li>How many of you are using electronic attendance registers ?
  18. 18. How many of you have signed up for the 12 months fee-free early notification ? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Integration and interoperability <ul><li>The challenge is getting all the parts joined up
  20. 20. Does your schools use their SMS to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do eReturns?
  21. 21. Get/Check NSN?
  22. 22. Update ENROL ?
  23. 23. Transfer student records between schools? </li></ul><li>What can we do to make this work better or for more of you? Post to MLE Reference Group </li></ul>
  24. 24. Online systems / LMS / parent portals <ul><li>Uptake subsidies now available many schools </li></ul><ul><li>Working with eTAP (eTAP), Edtech (Ultranet) and Dataview (KnowledgeNET and Moodle)
  25. 25. Intention is to assist 200-300 schools per year
  26. 26. Check out the SMS – LMS Group to learn more
  27. 27. Advantages of using an LMS (esp. slides 31 & 32)
  28. 28. But how do you choose? </li></ul>
  29. 29. Online systems / LMS / parent portals cont. <ul><li>Does your strategic direction include technology?
  30. 30. Does your technology needs include a LMS?
  31. 31. Document your needs and your wants
  32. 32. Review options and what others around you are doing
  33. 33. The value in sharing an LMS with another/other schools
  34. 34. Remember the people aspect of change management, including leadership buy-in and shared ownership
  35. 35. And yes, you can obtain many/all the benefits without an LMS (by using other tools) – the decision is your </li></ul>
  36. 36. E-portfolios <ul><li>Great progress made with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines for and by schools (see Ministry stand)
  37. 37. Activity with Mahara or MyPortfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investment in usability (substantive improvements) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Started integration with LMS
  38. 38. Hundreds of taster sessions ( Taking requests now )
  39. 39. Huge growth in users numbers </li></ul></ul><li>My conviction is that this is probably the most important part of our current work for impact of learning (of students and teachers) </li></ul>
  40. 40. Identity and Access Management <ul><li>How many credential sets do you have for your professional/work activity?
  41. 41. What value would you place on having fewer, that grant access to most key services/sites/applications, and worked from school and from home?
  42. 42. Hope is on the way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can put you in touch with people using it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List of SAML services </li></ul><li>And more good stuff is coming with the User Directory Interface and Identity Data Extract </li></ul>
  43. 43. Musings <ul><li>Pre-conditions for successful implementation of (e, b or d) -learning tools and benefits of school-wide use
  44. 44. Importance of community </li></ul><ul><li>LMS: Do you really need one? Or would a PLE approach do nicely?
  45. 45. So what are you going to do next?
  46. 46. And while I am here what questions (or messages) do you have for me?
  47. 47. Follow up at [email_address] (for Ministry input) or message me on Twitter with @heugumperNZ </li></ul>
  48. 48. Image references Question mark: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3914729343/sizes/s/in/photostream/ Trolley: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3914728739/sizes/s/in/photostream/ Searching: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3915512820/sizes/s/in/photostream/ Joined up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3915512588/sizes/s/in/photostream/ Locked content: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3914730605/sizes/s/in/photostream/ Content free: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3915515628/sizes/s/in/photostream/ Jig saw: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3914731337/sizes/s/in/photostream/ Leading: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3915516172/sizes/s/in/photostream/ Integrated: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3915516040/sizes/s/in/photostream/

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