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E Learning Landscape

  1. 1. Heads up on the eLearning Landscape Rachel Roberts [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ eLearning has the potential to transform the way we learn. It’s about exploiting technologies and using ICT effectively across the curriculum to connect schools and communities and to support evidence-based decision making and practices in schools.” </li></ul><ul><li>Maharey, 2006 </li></ul>
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  4. 4. ICT Strategic Framework for Education - MOE Focus Work underway Connectivity: Improving access <ul><li>Providing access to online resources across agencies (Education Sector Authentication and Authorisation (ESAA)) </li></ul><ul><li>Scoping what would be needed for a National Education Network to support regional initiatives </li></ul>Content: Sharing Resources <ul><li>Making media-rich learning resources available online: </li></ul><ul><li>The Hive project </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Federation objects </li></ul><ul><li>Education Sector Federated Search </li></ul><ul><li>Developing a digital archive of resources for teaching, learning, research and administration (National Digital Heritage Archive). </li></ul>Confidence & Capability: Increasing information literacy skills and competencies <ul><li>ICT Professional Development Clusters </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital Technologies Framework (Year 11-13) </li></ul><ul><li>Multi Literacies and key competencies working group </li></ul>
  5. 5. Preparing our children for the 21 st Century <ul><li>Has become a Global Imperative “Catching the Knowledge Wave” Jane Gilbert “The World is Flat” Thomas Friedman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_is_Flat Shift Happens </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social imaginary refers to the “phenomenon that in every age people adopt a commonsense understanding of the way the world is, and therefore should be, always taken for granted and so treated as unquestionable. “ Part of this is an educational imaginary – a conception of how we should educate our young” (Hargreaves, 2006, p45). In the past social imaginaries have changed slowly, but we are living in a period where they are now rapidly changing. Hargreaves, D. (2006). Personalising Learning 6. The final gateway: school design and organisation . London: Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. 19 th century educational imaginary 21 st century educational imaginary Place of school in the wider society. <ul><li>Schools prepare students for their fixed position in society </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence is fixed, we are born with it </li></ul><ul><li>Schooling is limited for the majority </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher is the gateway to knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>School is designed like a production line </li></ul><ul><li>Students identities and destinies are fluid </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence is plastic, malleable, learnable </li></ul><ul><li>Education is lifelong </li></ul><ul><li>ICT removes space and time barriers to knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Education services are designed to personalize learning. </li></ul>Structures and roles of teachers and students <ul><li>School is a place with clear and rigid boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Roles are sharply defined and segregated </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce has a simple structure </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and teachers are autonomous units </li></ul><ul><li>Student voice is weak </li></ul><ul><li>Education is unrestrained by time and place </li></ul><ul><li>Roles are blurred and overlapping </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce has a complex structure </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and teachers are embedded in networks </li></ul><ul><li>Student voice is strong </li></ul>
  7. 7. Trends - Convergence
  8. 8. Trends – Smaller, faster, cheaper Portable Apps on external storage / Faster networks
  9. 9. Trends – Browser based <ul><li>Everything can be run directly through your browser – no need for software </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop Express </li></ul><ul><li>Edit video </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Office tools online www.thinkfree.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Trends – Web 2.0
  11. 11. <ul><li>What is Web 2.0? </li></ul>
  12. 12. A Selection of Web 2.0 <ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protopage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.commoncraft.com (gives a good overview about what a lot of these things are) </li></ul><ul><li>Cool tools </li></ul><ul><li>www.bardwired.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where to from here? <ul><li>Develop a shared vision & strategy for elearning in your school </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on pedagogies & how technology can support learning </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your eyes on the horizon & your feet on the ground </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to student voice. </li></ul>

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