Learning Gateway Conference Portals and gateways for all…… Simon Shaw Head of Institutional Management Becta
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what?
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); &quot;the port...
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Gateway (web page) </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </...
<ul><li>What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the l...
What has driven past portals? <ul><ul><li>December 9, 1997  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BackOffice Server 4.0   </li></ul><...
Portals past <ul><li>Site Server 3.0  </li></ul><ul><li>The primary areas of  functionality included: </li></ul><ul><li>In...
Portals past
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Learning Gateways should be: </li></ul><ul><li>Eye catching </li></ul><ul><li...
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? Playschool
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? Monkseaton Students Teachers Parents
Monkseaton Parents’ Site
<ul><li>a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); &quot;the portals of the cathedral&quot;; &quot;the...
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Portals and gateways are fascinating and captivating – WHY? </li></ul><ul><li...
 
 
 
ematurity We are the people we’ve been waiting for!
Personal Cost Savings ( Energy bills;  cheaper  holidays) Communications (Cheap, messaging and call services) Social   Net...
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
Achievement for All Online reporting supporting structured conversations with parents of children with SEND 10 local autho...
 
The research -  Parents’ Premium <ul><li>Parental involvement in a child’s schooling between ages 7 and 16 is a more power...
<ul><li>“…  there is a consistent relationship between increasing parental engagement (particularly of hard to reach paren...
 
Just 16% of children proactively share any information with their parents about their school day,  37% of children say the...
INVOLVEMENT RESPONSIBILITY RELATIONSHIP Attitudinal change of parents towards education  2001 - 2007 “ Parental Involvemen...
“ Parental Involvement in Children’s Education 2007” : DCSF-RR034 Mark Peters, Ken Seeds, Andrew Goldstein and Nick Colema...
What teachers say about parents….
What teachers say about parents….
 
 
Online Reporting expectations <ul><li>In June 2008 a joint letter clarified the expectations for online reporting: </li></...
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
<ul><li>Simple as ABC? Attendance, Behaviour, Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering meaningful data from more than one sc...
How far do we go? <ul><ul><li>The technology should complement, enable, motivate and add value to the relationships betwee...
<ul><li>Key Findings:   </li></ul><ul><li>83% of parents struggle to support their child with homework. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Online Reporting Framework Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement,  moving towards online reporting
Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement, Community information Home access to learning Information for parents Acces...
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
Gateways and Portals for all Students Teachers Parents Make navigation simple and visual - KISS Use images and video …  a ...
Contact… [email_address] (simonshaw@live.co.uk) Head of Institutional Management www.becta.org.uk/engagingparents
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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_BackOffice_Server
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_BackOffice_Server
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_BackOffice_Server
  • Mobile devices, ubiquitous wireless connectivity, learning in many environments, etc.
  • Benefits to Learners - research shows that home access improves GCSE results by half grade in science and increases in maths and English. This means that there would be an increase of 9% in the number of children getting 5 A-Cs and the economic benefits over a lifetime would more than cover the economic cost of the programme. [Economic impact of 5 good GCSEs is £120,000 over lifetime and for those who go onto ‘A’ levels 33% more likely to achieve these and that equals a further £82,000 over their lifetimes – and for those who then go to University a further £100,000 over their lifetime. And this alone provides a strong business case for investment Families and Learners - all parents will have access to real time reporting form secondary schools by 2010 and primary schools by 2012 The evidence shows that parental involvement in a child’s schooling between the ages of seven and 16 is a more powerful force than family background, size of family or level of parental education. School practice is changing and parents beginning to be able to share access to learners’ work and achievements, check on attendance, behaviour, homework etc Cost of persistent truant is £44,000 – and evidence of ICT providing increased motivation will reduce truancy and improve behaviour Families and Society [find stats on social networking, ebay etc] access to govt info and services – billions invested by government in online services but many low income families still have no access - 90% of new jobs require ICT skills, home access supports learning of new skills, plus gives online access to jobs eg through jobcentreplus Easy, low cost communications for families divided by geography – skype has grown by [xx to yy] in last few years - cost savings, basic white goods, services like insurance and holidays, but also energy costs where those with an online direct debit pay average of £130 less per year than those paying offline DD Health – home connectivity vital to deliver real time monitoring of health conditions and maximise benefits from electronic patient records Provides home access to NHS Direct UK online centres – 9% found job as participant
  • BECTA Text 07624 809 346
  • To review this report go to: The Supporting Online Reporting – local authority resource pack (June 2009) DVD-ROM or http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/en/ohnothingmuch
  • To review this report go to: The Supporting Online Reporting – local authority resource pack (June 2009) DVD-ROM or http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/en/ohnothingmuch
  • A copy of the joint letter from Jim Knight, Stephen Crowne, WAMG (Workforce Agreement Monitoring Group) and IRU )Implementation Review Unit)is on available on the Supporting Online Reporting – local authority resource pack (June 2009) DVD-ROM and at Teachernet http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/_doc/12680/Final%20online%20reporting%20letter%20online.doc
  • As with other tools such as Becta’s self review framework, the online reporting framework is based upon a maturity model from having little data held in place to where innovative online reporting is supporting parental engagement and aspirations are being achieved. The framework contains four strands in which schools should review their current practice and consider ways of making progress towards online reporting.
  • Attached to this slide are 13 short video clips, demonstrating the technologies being exploited to improve parental engagement. A brief description of each technology is found below:   Access from home – parents and children learning together e.g. learners using learning platforms and resources; use of the wider internet from home. Learning supported by parents - learning together and discussing together, personalising experiences. Could include the use of devices taken home on loan or through lease schemes e.g. laptop loan scheme at Grays.   Course and homework – parents and / or learners sharing an electronic version of the traditional &apos;homework diary&apos;. Pupils and their parents can get information online about homework and coursework content, expectations and how to achieve good grades, deadlines and hand in dates.     Access to resources - specific subject based resources to complete course work / homework.   Materials and achievements - parents and learners accessing materials together which will support wider learning. This could include for example some research prior to a school trip.   Could include Pod casts and videos, presentations delivered at parents meetings,   Podcasts of pupils work.    School art gallery online, school radio and tv.   Email exchanges - parents emailing into school, school emailing to parents - including dialogue and responses. Parents included or cc&apos;d into email conversations between school and learners.   Two way communication - blogs, wikis, forums surveys, questionnaires, discussion, instant messaging, video conferencing.   Parent and learner days - informing about pupils progress e.g. face to face conversations, parents evenings, conversation around a computer screen with pupil, parent and teacher looking at information.   Learning together, sharing what happens at school - family learning, parents and children working side by side in school.   Community information - website information, links to community pages and organisations, extended services information, adult education, booking information for school facilities, translation services     SMS texting - communication and conversations with parents and learners, homework sent via text to parents and learners, parents texting in about child absence   Information for parents - general school information - information for parents about the school, prospectus, extracurricular activities, the school day, expectations, transport, dinners, school profile, Ofsted reports, performance data - exam results, projects and press coverage etc. Planned programmes of study for their child, trips, expectation etc.  Typically on website in various formats – podcasts, videos etc.   Online reporting - attendance, behaviour, attainment, progress, SEN – progress for their child against the planned programme of work,   opportunity for parents to contribute to their child&apos;s assessment e.g. family portfolio work at Grays. Examples of work or multimedia work as part of pupil progress e.g. pod casts and materials of things which have been achieved in school.   Information online such as attendance data etc.   Mobile phone alerts – celebrating wider learner achievement e.g. good progress, being particularly helpful or caring,   good behaviour, Could be for specific children who are experiencing problems to make parents aware of good things.     Children&apos;s illness,   blanket alert to all parents about parents evening, summer fair.   Electronic reports – generated from information held within MIS, sent electronically, available online. BECTA Text 07624 809 346
  • Learning Gateway Conference: KeyNote

    1. 1. Learning Gateway Conference Portals and gateways for all…… Simon Shaw Head of Institutional Management Becta
    2. 2. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what?
    3. 3. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); &quot;the portals of the cathedral&quot;; &quot;the portals of heaven&quot;; &quot;the portals of success&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>portal site: a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet; &quot;a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc.“ </li></ul><ul><li>wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Gateway (web page) </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway is a phrase used by webmasters and search engine optimisers to describe a webpage designed to attract visitors and search engines to a particular website. A typical gateway page is small, simple and highly optimized. Its primary goal is to attract visitors searching for relevant key words or phrases, and provide hyperlinks to pages within the website. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets, inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them? </li></ul>Plato, 4th century BC
    6. 6. What has driven past portals? <ul><ul><li>December 9, 1997 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BackOffice Server 4.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>includes : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows NT Server 4.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IIS 4.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SQL Server 6.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS 1.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange Server 5.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proxy Server 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Index Server 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transaction Server 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Server 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FrontPage 98 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual InterDev 1.0 </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Portals past <ul><li>Site Server 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>The primary areas of functionality included: </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing and Search </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Product Management </li></ul><ul><li>Order Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Site Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Server </li></ul>
    8. 8. Portals past
    9. 9. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Learning Gateways should be: </li></ul><ul><li>Eye catching </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Draw the user in through interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of multi-media rich interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a learning experience </li></ul>
    10. 10. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? Playschool
    11. 11. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? Monkseaton Students Teachers Parents
    12. 12. Monkseaton Parents’ Site
    13. 13. <ul><li>a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); &quot;the portals of the cathedral&quot;; &quot;the portals of heaven&quot;; &quot;the portals of success&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>portal site: a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet; &quot;a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc.“ </li></ul><ul><li>wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn </li></ul>What is a Portal? A Gateway to what?
    14. 14. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Portals and gateways are fascinating and captivating – WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>Because they take us to: </li></ul><ul><li>Another time </li></ul><ul><li>A different place </li></ul><ul><li>Another persons perspective </li></ul>
    15. 18. ematurity We are the people we’ve been waiting for!
    16. 19. Personal Cost Savings ( Energy bills; cheaper holidays) Communications (Cheap, messaging and call services) Social Networking (Inclusion for adults and children) Skills and employability ( Lifelong learning and access to jobs) Local Services (Access to services and benefits) Health and care (NHS Direct, access to information) Home ICT =+9% 5A-Cs Learning (Opportunities and support beyond school) Parental engagement The changing world of home access….. Parenting support (Helping child learning and development) School involvement (Information about schools and extended services )
    17. 20. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
    18. 21. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
    19. 22. Achievement for All Online reporting supporting structured conversations with parents of children with SEND 10 local authorities 450 schools directly involved
    20. 24. The research - Parents’ Premium <ul><li>Parental involvement in a child’s schooling between ages 7 and 16 is a more powerful force than family background, size of family and level of parental education. Feinstein, L & Symons, J. Oxford Economic papers, 51 (1999) </li></ul>Effect of parents / Effect of school ? “ Education is an emotional business” Achievement Parent effect School effect Age 7 0.29 0.05 Age 11 0.27 0.21 Age 16 0.14 0.51
    21. 25. <ul><li>“… there is a consistent relationship between increasing parental engagement (particularly of hard to reach parents) and improved attendance, behaviour and student achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging hard to reach parents has a disproportionate impact on raising school performance and student achievement.” </li></ul><ul><li>Parents’ influence on student learning outcomes is greater than the school influence This is particularly true of ‘hard to reach parents’ </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Alma Harris 2007 </li></ul>EPRA “Hard to Reach” Headlines
    22. 27. Just 16% of children proactively share any information with their parents about their school day, 37% of children say they find it quite or very difficult to speak to their parents about their education. 43% of parents find it either difficult or very difficult to extract information from their child about their day at school. “ Education is an emotional business”
    23. 28. INVOLVEMENT RESPONSIBILITY RELATIONSHIP Attitudinal change of parents towards education 2001 - 2007 “ Parental Involvement in Children’s Education 2007” : DCSF-RR034 Mark Peters, Ken Seeds, Andrew Goldstein and Nick Coleman
    24. 29. “ Parental Involvement in Children’s Education 2007” : DCSF-RR034 Mark Peters, Ken Seeds, Andrew Goldstein and Nick Coleman “ In terms of future communication strategies, informal discussions are now seen as the most useful method of communication. Methods other than face-to-face contact (e.g. e-mail) were more popular with parents who are currently less involved , so these methods could be focused on such parents.” Parents increasingly value informed informal discussions
    25. 30. What teachers say about parents….
    26. 31. What teachers say about parents….
    27. 34. Online Reporting expectations <ul><li>In June 2008 a joint letter clarified the expectations for online reporting: </li></ul><ul><li>“ .. provide parents with up-to-date information at appropriate points through the year to maintain their interest and enable a richer dialogue ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Parents and learners should be provided with online access to </li></ul><ul><li>information about: </li></ul><ul><li>attendance and behaviour (both positive and challenging); </li></ul><ul><li>progress and attainment </li></ul><ul><li>special needs </li></ul><ul><li>But schools should consult with parents, learners and staff in deciding what aspects of these areas will be most meaningful and useful to provide and how ICT can be exploited.” </li></ul><ul><li>“… schools will have the flexibility to determine what frequency best suits both the school and their parents and learners.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>“ The focus should be on arrangements that are manageable in school, effective for staff and meaningful for parents focusing on the quality of information, rather than quantity.” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Therefore the type of information provided should be appropriate for the parent/learner and its provision proportionate for the school &quot; </li></ul>meaningful useful dialogue proportionate appropriate flexibility manageable quality
    28. 35. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
    29. 36. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
    30. 37. <ul><li>Simple as ABC? Attendance, Behaviour, Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering meaningful data from more than one school. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Real-time” access to information. </li></ul><ul><li>The schools’ systems are invisible… </li></ul>Meaningful and timely
    31. 38. How far do we go? <ul><ul><li>The technology should complement, enable, motivate and add value to the relationships between learners, parents and schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology is there to be exploited but must support human interactivity not replace it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>` </li></ul>
    32. 39. <ul><li>Key Findings: </li></ul><ul><li>83% of parents struggle to support their child with homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Over half of children are confused by their parents when they try to help with school work. </li></ul><ul><li>81% of parents welcome guidance on how to support their child’s learning better. </li></ul>
    33. 40. Online Reporting Framework Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement, moving towards online reporting
    34. 41. Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement, Community information Home access to learning Information for parents Access to resources Course and home work Sharing achievements Online reporting Parent and learner days Electronic reports Email exchanges Mobile phone alerts SMS texting Two way communication moving towards online reporting……
    35. 42. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
    36. 43. Gateways and Portals for all Students Teachers Parents Make navigation simple and visual - KISS Use images and video … a picture paints a thousand words.
    37. 44. Contact… [email_address] (simonshaw@live.co.uk) Head of Institutional Management www.becta.org.uk/engagingparents

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