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  • Proven corporate distribution of Moodle; Some names are McDonalds, Nikon, Timberland, Nike and the list of big corporates goes on. Created by Mahara Core developers: Kineo, Flexible Learning Network & Catalyst IT Learner Management System: Totara LMS is the Learner Management System with all the trimmings.
  • Management of Learners
  • Tracking and Reporting
  • LSIS Open Technology for Efficiency Presentation

    1. 1. Open Technology for Efficiency Thomas Bell - @thomaswbell88 + Author of '10 Business Critical Areas' - Open Educational Courses + LSIS Sector Reference Group for Sustainability Member + LMS Programme Coordinator + ICT Professional Trainer + Other guises
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Intro to TDM Ltd.
    3. 3. Business Critical Area OER
    4. 4. Why Open Source Matters
    5. 5. Moodle & Open Source projects
    6. 6. Totara LMS – Competency based learning - LMS
    7. 7. Mahara e-Portfolios – Personal Reflective e-Portfolios </li></ul>
    8. 8. Quick intro ... TDM The Development Manager Ltd:
    9. 9. <ul><li>T raining.. </li><ul><li>In Open Source Software
    10. 10. Consultancies
    11. 11. Business & Education focus </li></ul><li>D evelopment.. </li><ul><li>Of Open Source Software
    12. 12. Bespoke Software development </li></ul><li>M anagement.. </li><ul><li>Of Open Source Software
    13. 13. 'Implementation Management' for organisations
    14. 14. Successful software deployment </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>First UK Totara Partner </li><ul><li>Managed Hosting
    16. 16. Custom Development </li></ul><li>Moodle Services company </li><ul><li>Implementations
    17. 17. Training </li></ul><li>Mahara Partner </li><ul><li>Authors of the Mahara book: Mahara 1.2: A beginner's guide
    18. 18. Mahara Certified Training Courses </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Newly established, but with decades of training provision: Online Training Academy IT / ICT Apprenticeships Delivery Mentor Training Tutor Training Management Training High-stakes Industry Qualifications
    20. 20. Proud to be partnered/certified with:
    21. 21. TDM Linux Professional Institute Next LPI Master Affiliate for the UK September 2011
    22. 22. Why Open Source Matters <ul><li>Community
    23. 23. Control
    24. 24. Cost-effective
    25. 25. Freedom
    26. 26. Often free, not always </li><ul><li>Open Source ≠ Free Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative resource utilisation
    27. 27. Customisable
    28. 28. Naturally sustainable
    29. 29. Sensible
    30. 30. Extensible / Pluggable </li></ul>
    31. 31. The Moodle project – Quick video http://vimeo.com/2405525
    32. 32. What are these Business Critical Areas!? LSC-WM + AWM RDA Two phase research amongst employers in the region; <ul><li>Phase I: Skills requirements in WM businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II: Skills gaps in the West Midlands </li></ul>
    33. 33. Guess the 10 Business Critical Areas?
    34. 34. 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
    35. 35. The Aims!
    36. 36. <ul>Start with the long one: </ul>Improving social constructivist approaches to digitally-blended WBL delivery amongst the FE sector
    37. 37. Design Moodle Courses
    38. 38. Xerte Learning Objects
    39. 39. Subject Matter Experts ...design, delivery and planning process
    40. 40. Distribute for free, to reuse remix, adapt etc
    41. 41. We delivered: <ul><li>Over 40 short videos of interviews with SME's
    42. 42. Over 24 Xerte Learning Objects – SCORM compatible
    43. 43. 10 Moodle courses to take away and chop and change
    44. 44. Social activities a plenty!
    45. 45. Interactive, engaging content delivered to nvq/qcf level 2 standards
    46. 46. Distributed to several online repositories, numerous regional moodle hubs and continue to give them out to providers today. </li></ul>
    47. 48. Downloads at: http://wbl-online.org.uk/moodle
    48. 49. What is ? Corporate 'Distro' of Moodle <ul><ul><li>Packaged up for quick and effective corporate learning delivery – work-based learning delivery
    49. 50. Based on the most stable Moodle code
    50. 51. Support Services – 24/7 Support, guaranteed response times
    51. 52. Added functionality – and the constant development of new features
    52. 53. Open Source Enterprise – following the same model as the most successful Open Source business – RedHat </li></ul></ul>
    53. 54. <ul><li>Learner Management System
    54. 55. in contrast to...
    55. 56. Virtual Learning Environment / Course Management System </li></ul>What is ?
    56. 57. <ul><li>Competency Based Learning
    57. 58. Team/Cohort Management
    58. 59. Staff / Hierarchy Management </li></ul>What is ?
    59. 60. <ul><li>Organisation/Department Management
    60. 61. Booking Management
    61. 62. Excellent Reporting & Progress tracking
    62. 63. Pathway specific training programmes </li><ul><li>Programme Management </li></ul></ul>What is ?
    63. 64. Competency Based Learning <ul><li>Competency Hierarchy Import </li><ul><li>e.g. IT User & ICT Professional Qualifications = 6000+ standards/competencies </li></ul><li>Import from Register Ofqual Database
    64. 65. Learners evidence competence against given standards </li></ul>
    65. 66. Team / Cohort Management <ul><li>Manager – Manages team of staff
    66. 67. =
    67. 68. Trainer / Assessor – Manages cohort of learners </li></ul>
    68. 70. Classroom Booking Management <ul><li>Face-to-Face Session booking.
    69. 71. Calendared events tailored to learner's individual plans </li></ul>
    70. 73. Pathway Programmes = Totara Positions <ul><li>Assign learners to a pathway
    71. 74. Automatically retrieve relevant competencies to Individual Development Plan
    72. 75. Set 'aspirational' position/pathway – Learner Engaging </li></ul>
    73. 77. Individual Learning Plans (ILP) <ul><li>If assigned a Position, the learner receives the relevant competencies in their ILP
    74. 78. Competencies – Gathered from: </li><ul><li>Learner Pathway (Position)
    75. 79. Organisation </li></ul><li>Courses – linked to competencies </li><ul><li>Automatically drawn in with the competencies </li></ul></ul>
    76. 81. Totara Reporting & Progress Tracking <ul><li>Totara Report Builder </li><ul><li>We built a set of reports for specific roles </li><ul><li>Learners see the stats they need to see
    77. 82. Trainers see the stats they want to see
    78. 83. Assessors...
    79. 84. IV & EV etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
    80. 86. How do Mahara and Totara mix? <ul><li>Wyre Academy Totara = Structured Learning Delivery: </li><ul><li>Online Courses
    81. 87. Tracking + Reporting
    82. 88. Workshop Booking
    83. 89. Webinar Booking </li></ul></ul>
    84. 90. How do Mahara and Totara mix? <ul><li>Wyre Academy Mahara = Personalised Learning </li><ul><li>Professional Learning Community
    85. 91. Reflective Journals
    86. 92. Evidence gathering
    87. 93. Evidence showcasing
    88. 94. Assessment submission to Totara </li></ul></ul>
    89. 95. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Learner Registration & Interview
    90. 96. Diagnostics Assessments
    91. 97. Successful employment placement
    92. 98. Induction training: Totara & Mahara
    93. 99. Totara Position setting </li></ul>
    94. 100. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Individual Learning Plan creation </li><ul><li>Auto assigned relevant competencies
    95. 101. Auto enrolled on relevant courses
    96. 102. Objectives setup with Assessor
    97. 103. Timescales and due dates added to competencies </li></ul></ul>
    98. 104. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Learner gathers evidence in Mahara
    99. 105. Learners constructs their views/pages in Mahara: </li><ul><ul><li>Screencasting
    100. 106. Videos
    101. 107. Audio
    102. 108. Product evidence
    103. 109. Witness testimonies </li></ul></ul></ul>
    104. 110. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Formative Assessment: </li><ul><li>Assessor Feedback attached to views </li><ul><li>Video/audio feedback </li></ul></ul><li>Final submission & competency completion </li></ul>
    105. 111. Plans for the future.. <ul><li>“ Mahara Evidence – Totara Competency ” Mapping
    106. 112. “ Mahara Assessor Overlay ”: </li><ul><li>Point and click on Mahara blocks to grade/assess in Totara/Moodle </li></ul></ul>Get involved! If these sound interesting, contact us about joining resources to fast-track its development
    107. 114. References <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/salim/
    108. 115. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/
    109. 116. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/
    110. 117. http://wyreacademy.com
    111. 118. http://tdm.info
    112. 119. Mahara 1.2: A Beginner's Guide book
    113. 120. www.lpi.org.uk </li></ul>

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