Inclusion in elearning forum jan2013Presentation Transcript
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Internet-capable mobile devices now outnumber computersBy 2015, 80% of people accessing the internet will be doing so from mobile devices. (2011 Horizon Report) So what are the implications for your organisation and its learners? Learning providers can use mobile devices to:•Increase learner satisfaction and retention•Widen participation•Increase interactivity•Reduce costs – do more with less•Enhance the quality of teaching and learning•Improve outcomes for learners•Enable more creative use of learning spaces and campus sites http://tiny.cc/Jisc-mobile (Jason Curtis JISC RSC West Midlands)
AgendaWelcome and IntroductionsAdventures in education: Douglas Morrison, City of Glasgow CollegeGathering evidence of learner engagement through the use of eBook appson the iPad: Lorraine Cochrane, South Lanarkshire College2:30pm – 2:40 pm: Comfort/refreshment breakUsing iPads to support inclusion and productivity: Elaine Argue, City ofGlasgow CollegeJISC Advance Inclusion Initiatives: Margaret McKay, RSC ScotlandAOCB/General Discussion
In-FolioA uniquely accessible e-Portfolio that enables learners with difficulties and/or disabilities to store, arrangemulti media content into simple online pages.
Scottish In-Folio Trial Using In-Folio to enable learners to record,demonstrate and record their own achievements www.rsc-scotland.org/inclusion/category/e-portfolios/
Disseminating Assistive Technology Roles DART2• DART2 is a JISC Advance funded project which will provide free training for those involved in providing assistive technology support for disabled learners.• Led by Beaumont College, National Star College and Hensaws College (Independent Specialist Colleges).• Supported by JISC Techdis, JISC RSCs, NATSPEC and Scotland’s College. http://dart.beaumontcollege.ac.uk/
The project aims to:• Improve Assistive Technology practice in the sector• Enable the replication of the innovative Assistive Technologist role• Produce Assistive Technology case studies for the sector
Participating Colleges are receiving• 4 days of onsite time at each of the participating lead colleges colleges who are supporting the DART2 initiative.• ‘Deep support’ to up-skill staff in using assistive technology.• Works shadowing at one of the existing Independent Specialist Colleges.• Support in creating case studies.
Wider Dissemination DART2 events taking place in Scotland at the College Development Network (formerly Scotlands Colleges)Thursday 07 February 2013 Assessment for AssistiveTechnologyTuesday 30 April 2013 Developing an Assistive TechnologyRoleWednesday 12 June 2013 Learn More About SpecificAssistive Technology Software Packageshttp://events.collegedevelopmentnetwork.ac.uk/events
5 T’s of eSafety Jisc Techdis & East Midlands Specialist College GroupJisc Techdis - 5Ts of eSafety videohttp://tiny.cc/5Ts-eSafetyEast Midlands Specialist College Group eSafetywebsitewww.em-esafetyproject.co.uk/
InBookA ‘walled garden’ safe social networking training tool
The InBook ProjectThe project aims to: Provide a safe social networking tool Have a more controlled (limited access) membership To be used in both a classroom environment and more widely Be a training tool for establishing the principles of safe social networking Provide much of the familiar web 2.0 functions Provide a forum for e-safety discussionsThe project is not aiming to: Replace other social networks such as Facebook
JISC TechDis Toolbox• TechDis Toolbox is a collection of resources which give useful hints and tips on technologies that can help individuals work smarter.• It is aimed directly at the end users – learners.• Bite-sized videos and animations, short guides, audio files and ‘how to’ word documents• Small bits of just-in-time information that can be easily absorbed. http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/tbx
TechDis Ambassadors• The aim is to promote and celebrate the use of technologies that help the learning process, especially for those who experience difficulties with their learning. www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/techdis/keyinitiatives/ambassadors• A Facebook group has also been set up for TechDis Ambassadors (both staff and students) at http://tiny.cc/TDAmbassadors and the hope is that this will form the basis of an ongoing, collaborative community. Anyone with tips or tricks that promote and celebrate the use of accessible interventions is welcome to join.• Alternatively people can follow the TechDis Ambassadors on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TechDisAmbassad
Techdis AmbassadorsIn the video below you will hear directly from a number of TechDis Ambassadors as they explain how they use technology to live and learn. http://youtu.be/t4etjnh_IWs
JISC RSC Scotland iTech AwardsDo you have examples of practice to share with others? • Technology & Business Systems • Learning &Teaching • Access & Inclusion • Learner Services • Higher Education • Assessment • Technology & Business Systems • Learner Ambassador
These Learner Ambassador case studies will•Place the learner at the centre of effective practice bysharing experiences of technology solutions thathelped them.•Inspire other staff and students who are looking forsolutions.•Provide students with ideas about how others usetechnology.•Promote effective and innovative practice.•Provide a spotlight on learners and a chance forlearners to add this to their CVs.
Examples could include•How a student uses an assistive technology device to accessescourse content and the difference that an accessible documentcan make to their learning – providing insights for staff onaccessible content creation.•How a student uses their mobile device to access their learningplatform on the move.•Mobile apps that have helped make learning easier.•How a learner used screen capturing device (e.g. camtasia, Jingor something similar) to demonstrate their knowledge instead ofwriting it down.•Interesting or innovative ways that a student has accessedlibrary resources.
Webinar Friday 18th January Tablets and apps for assessment & learner supportLinks for participants: http://tiny.cc/ParticipantsLinks to recordings: http://jagrant0112projectwebinars.webs.com/
This presentation is available athttp://tiny.cc/Inclusion-Forum