E-Learning in the Eastern Region Developments & Best Practice in ACL Shri Footring e-Learning Advisor, RSC Eastern Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Conference 16th July 2009
www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 2 Overview Overview Some examples of good practice, focussing on: Adult and Community Learning The Eastern region National Developments
www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 3 Regional Support CentresUK
Network of 13 RSCs across the UK
Provide strategic advice on organisational development though use of technology
Strong links with national partner organisations
Eastern Region ACL WBL FE Colleges HEIs, sixth form and specialist colleges Technical Advice Learning Resources Information Officer- Good Practice Sharing www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 4
www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 5 Stimulating and SupportingInnovation in Learning Strategic advice on the use of technology to support learning, teaching and organisational development Focussed visits Regional forums, events and workshops Resources, links to JISC Services and other organisations Website community area
www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 6 Stimulating and SupportingInnovation in Learning
LSIS Excellence Gateway www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 7
http://www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 16 July 2009| slide 8 get on 2 get onThurrock Adult Community College
Southend Adult Community College www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 9 Beacon Status Egyptian Dancing, innovative use of camera and data projection Classroom in a suitcase
http://www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 16 July 2009| slide 10 Classroom in a SuitcaseTuula Pienkuuka, Nick Page, Southend Adult Community College
Teacher’s laptop connects to 3G network.
Students’ & other devices connect to this via ‘adhoc’ WiFi network.
Teacher’s laptop enables WXP/Vista Internet Connection sharing.
Students’ & other devices can now access internet and each other.
Cambridge ACL www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 11
Mobile classrooms using 3G connection
Wiki for sharing good practice
Online discussion forums for tutors
Around the region www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 12
Norfolk – Moodle, Online conferencing
Essex – Initial Advice and Guidance, Moodle, Languages
Bedfordshire – Use of Moodle to support ITT, innovative use of wikis.
Emerging Themes Mobile Learning Online communication and collaboration “Web 2.0” Accessibility e-safety Overarching theme of digital literacy for learning www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 13
XERTE / MAXOS www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 14 Rapid development of learning objects Accessible Support for rich media Can run from a memory stick RSC Eastern: MAXOSMOODLE and XERTEON A STICK
RSC e-skills package www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 15 Staff Development package NOCN Accredited
Effective Practice in a Digital Age Examples of good practice Research Outcomes Latest in a series of publications www.jisc.ac.uk www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 16
TechDis Accessibility Essentials A series of practical, step-b y step guides Free download www.techdis.ac.uk www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 17
Edu Apps www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 18 EduApps is an initiative developed by the Scottish JISC Regional Support Centres in cooperation with JISC TechDis. It consists of over 50 open source and freeware assistive technology applications which can be entirely used from a USB stick on a Windows computer (here is a full list of applications on offer).
www.rsc-eastern.ac.uk 19 NLN MaterialsFree Online Learning Resources NLN Materials ACL focussed material Straightforward set up process Facility to offer individual collections of learning objects, with easy and flexible access for students
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