eLearning - how to persuade staff to use technology

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A review of how staff at Berkhamsted School have been empowered to engage and use eLearning.

Presented as part of the Open to IT event hosted at Berkhamsted School on February 28th 2012.

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  • eLearning - how to persuade staff to use technology

    1. 1. Sacha van StratenDirector of eLearning
    2. 2. eLearning - how to persuade staff to use technology
    3. 3. The sound of an eLearning Project at deployment
    4. 4. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Technology moves faster than educational institutions. Cost of access to tech is minimal. Exist beyond school boundaries. More personal to the student.
    5. 5. What do digitalnatives make?
    6. 6. The Net Generation Are they wired differently? Do we need to adapt to them? E.g. Livingstone & Bober (2005) found 21% of 12-19 year old students had copied web based content. Digital Literacy - new core skills?
    7. 7. Theories of WhyUltimately, it is not what technology you use that counts, butwhat the learner takes from it that really matters.’ Dror (2008)
    8. 8. Theories of WhyUltimately, it is not what technology you use that counts, butwhat the learner takes from it that really matters.’ Dror (2008) ‘With the advent of Web 2.0, teachers and administrators need to recognize that there [has] been a shift of power away from institutions and towards learners.’ Heppel (2006)
    9. 9. The Reality of How
    10. 10. Teachers as Change Agents Teacher uncertainty can’t be a barrier Technology can be liberating Teachers can’t know everything What is core in the curriculum? Collaborative & Inclusive strategy
    11. 11. Teachers as Change Agents Open Attitudes - simple rules Risk taking is fine Become a learner - INSET / ECDL Share & Discover Monitor & Educate
    12. 12. Technology enhanced learningFreeware - Google Apps & Moodle The rationale – make learning collaborative, always available, and more student focused Make life easier for teachers, learning better for students
    13. 13. Technology enhanced learningFreeware - Google Apps & Moodle Students - ‘It’s Facebook for School’ Teachers - ‘If you can use Office you can use GApps’ Technicians - a SLA & class support
    14. 14. 1000( 900( 800( 700( 600( 500( 400( 300( Calendar( 200( Docs( 100( Sites( 0( ( 11 ( 11 20 ( 11 20 9/ ( 11 20 /0 0/ Calendar( (01 /1 20 1/ 12 01 /1 ( 2/ 20 12 01 /1 1/ 20 01 /0 2/ 01 /0 01 DAILY LOG IN FOR GOOGLE APPS BY MONTH
    15. 15. Contact:Sacha van StratenDirector of eLearningsvanstraten@berkhamstedschool.orgTwitter: @svanstraten

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