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Learning and Teaching Experts Meeting 24 April 2012Presenter or main title…Extending the learning environmentSession Title or subtitle…Paul Bailey Sheila MacNeillProgramme Manager JISC CETIS
How can WAGS (Widgets, apps and gadgets) and Mash-Ups allow you to extend your learning environment?
Background Learning Environments Timeline: The JISC CETIS view Posted on April 16, 2012 http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/othervoices/2012/04/16/learning- environments-timeline-the-jisc-cetis-view/ JISC CETIS Briefing paper “Distributed Learning Environments” (Feb 2010) - set a vision Distributed Learning Environments (July 2010 – Mar 2012) – investigating how institutions can widen the functionality of their VLEs in an interoperable way – Funded 8 projects – http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning/distributed vle.aspx 24/04/2012| Slide 3
Extending the Learning Environment “It is important that colleges use all the resources and assets available to them as effectively as possible, including better use of virtuallearning environments and the opportunities they afford”John Widdowson, Chair of the MixedEconomy Group of colleges 24/04/2012| Slide 4
Case StudiesIn development a series of supporting case studies (June 2012): institutional transformation of learning environments improving the student experience through better administrative information User benefits of a portfolios widget integration with Blackboard Integrating student marks within the learning environment Cost effective integration of “minority tools” Supporting Widgets for Inclusive Distributed Environments Student Choice- Linking Google and Moodlehttp://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/divle/dvlecasest udies.aspx 24/04/2012| Slide 5
Discussion Ideas for engaging the teaching and learning community around the new approaches to learning environments What Widgets, Apps and gadgets would you like to see in your institutional learning environment? Webinar: The future of web applications, 9 May http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/2012/05webinarwebapplications.aspxContact:Paul Bailey firstname.lastname@example.orgSheila MacNeill email@example.com 24/04/2012| Slide 8