Ulearn ‘11: What is this managed learning environment all about? Paul Seiler
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>
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>
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
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
Objective of the MLE activity <ul><li>To design and promote an </li></ul><ul><ul><li>educationally relevant
Review options and what others around you are doing
The value in sharing an LMS with another/other schools
Remember the people aspect of change management, including leadership buy-in and shared ownership
And yes, you can obtain many/all the benefits without an LMS (by using other tools) – the decision is your </li></ul>
E-portfolios <ul><li>Great progress made with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidelines for and by schools (see Ministry stand)
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
Hundreds of taster sessions ( Taking requests now )
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>
Identity and Access Management <ul><li>How many credential sets do you have for your professional/work activity?
What value would you place on having fewer, that grant access to most key services/sites/applications, and worked from school and from home?
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>
Musings <ul><li>Pre-conditions for successful implementation of (e, b or d) -learning tools and benefits of school-wide use
Importance of community </li></ul><ul><li>LMS: Do you really need one? Or would a PLE approach do nicely?