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Free / Open for Education Scotland - Business Critical Areas

Free / Open for Education Scotland - Business Critical Areas



Presentation for Open For Education conference on 20th May 2011 in Edinburgh.

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    Free / Open for Education Scotland - Business Critical Areas Free / Open for Education Scotland - Business Critical Areas Presentation Transcript

    • Derrin Kent, TDM Ltd.
      Derrin Kent
      Managing Director of TDM Ltd.
      + Author of Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios: Beginner's Guide
      + Credited Reviewer of both Moodle Administration and Moodle Teaching Techniques
      + LSIS IfL RDF Research Development Fellow 2010-2011
      Thomas Bell
      Instructional Designer at TDM Ltd.
      + Author of 10 Business Critical Areas Open Courses
      + LSIS Sustainability Sector Reference Group Member
      + LMS Programme Coordinator
      + ICT Professional Trainer
      T: 01299 405719
    • LMS or VLE?
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    • Links
      WBL online courses
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    • The 10 Business Critical Areas
      What are the
      Business Critical
      The old LSC-WM + AWM RDA arrived at the core focus areas as a consequence of two phase research amongst employers in the region;
      Phase I: Skills requirements in WM businesses.
      • Phase II: Skills gaps in the West Midlands
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    • Guess the 10
      Business Critical Areas?
    • The 10 Business Critical Areas
      1. Business Improvement Techniques
      2. Business Systems / Processes
      3. Teamworking / Communication
      4. Customer Service
      5. Sales & Marketing
      6. IT User
      7. New Product Design
      8. Finance & Credit
      9. Cashflow & Profit Management
      10. Risk Management
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    • Open Courses
      for Business Critical Areas
      The Aims:
      • Create 10 reusable, re-mixable Xerte objects – embedded within 10 reusable, re-mixable Moodle courses
      • Actively engage Subject Matter Experts in the design process
      • Distribute those open resources to providers, for free, from multiple websites and regional hubs...
      • ...with the intention of improving social constructivist approaches to digitally-blended WBL delivery amongst the FE sector
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    • Freely editable & fully reusable
      Online Teaching & Learning Materials
      • These materials are Free “Libre” as in “Freedom” as well as Free “Gratis” as in “Free Dinner”.
      • Take the material, localise it, modernise it, personalise it, extend and supplement it with your own stuff ...and please give back / pass on to others whatever you produce from it.
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    • Welcoming & Motivating Instruction
      Instructional images and icons
      to guide learners eyes
      important content
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    • Open Courses
      for Business Critical Areas
      • Courses based on Distance e-Learning models and approaches from Gilly Salmon (University of Leicester):
      • 5 stage model
      • e-Moderating andE-tivities
      • Great books!
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    • Social Learning
      Online social activities attempt to:
      • get learners to construct learning with supervision
      • Support face-to-face training with thoughtful discussion areas
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    • Social Learning
      • Social Learning through:
      • Moodle Forums
      • Moderated discussion space
      • Moodle WIKIs
      • Moodle Glossary
      • Moodle Chat
    • Additionally...
      Videos Subject Matter Experts:
      • Over 40 videos on the 10 Business Critical Areas topics
      • With comprehensible/animated presentations from subject matter experts
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    • Scoping in Design
      We learnt a lot...
      • Never underestimate the time spent on scoping and design work with SMEs
      • Pair programming work on both storyboarding and content development gave us much more rich, interactive content
    • Project Outputs
      We learnt a lot...
      • Increased our knowledge and skill sets at TDM
      • Dissemination of this knowledge through:
      • http://wbl-online.org.uk/blog
      • Distribution of free resources through:
      + Wherever you take the courses away!
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    • Project Notes
      We learnt a lot...
      • The importance of associated face-to-face training and workshops cannot be over emphasised in improving the impact and uptakes of the resources produced.
      • We suggest you sell Blended Learning “Sandwiches”.
      • TotaraLMS (www.totaralms.com) functionality is more useful for WBL / Apprenticeships providers than Moodle
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    • For TotaraLMS or MoodleCMS
      Completely re-usable OER
      Social constructivism
      Salmon's 5 Steps
      Interactive & human-led online Learning
      QCF relevant
      Business Critical
      Experts “in the machine”
      Free and also Free!
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    • Links
      • http://wbl-online.org.uk/moodle/
      • WBLonline blog
      • Download area
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    • Open and/or Free?