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BLENDED LEARNING AND TEACHING THEME
Tony Burke
12th Annual Westminster Learning & Teaching Symposium
4 July 2013
Marylebone
THE PROCESS
THE
VISION
THE
VISION
Distinctive,
stimulating and
innovative
courses
Community of
learning
Students
confident as
autonomous
learners...
THE CONTEXT
A volatile climate in
higher education
“29% of first year students felt
their course was poor value
for money”
Ease of access to
online information
Increased demand for part-time and
flexible modes of delivery
Has higher education really changed?
Do our students understand the nature of
higher education?
Highly committed staff but are they
wedded to traditional delivery?
Perceived barriers to innovation
A diverse university
“Deep, radical and urgent
transformation is
required in higher
education. The biggest
risk is that as a result of
complace...
2
A progressive
programme of change
based on a blended
learning model
Rationale for adopting Option 3
The discipline and social aspects of
regular attendance at University
Source: Photos.comIncreasing the market for our courses
Enhancing the student experience
Providing opportunities for students
to take control of their own learning
Enhancing digital
literacies
Stimulating
innovation
Rethinking
curriculum
design
Promoting a culture in which
everyone works in partnership
Blended Learning and Teaching Project
Define Blended
Learning
“educational provision
where high quality e-
learning opportunities and
excellent campus-based
lea...
REVISION OF KEY STRATEGIES
Report on current extent of blended learning
and scope for further development
Showcase examples of innovative practice
Pilot modules
Establish threshold standards
Staff development and sharing best practice
Establish WEx as the hub
for the promotion of
learning and teaching
across the university
A network of blended learning ‘champions’
Excellence and Innovation in Teaching
Excellence and Innovation in teaching
Raising the status and importance of
teaching quality
“a distinctive, transforming,
engaging and effective experience
which is forward-looking and fit for
purpose as we move to...
IMAGECREDITS Slide No. Source
1 University of Westminster
2 University of Westminster
3 http://www.ashpfoundation.org/lead...
Learning Futures@University of Westminster: Blended Learning & Teaching Theme
Learning Futures@University of Westminster: Blended Learning & Teaching Theme
Learning Futures@University of Westminster: Blended Learning & Teaching Theme
Learning Futures@University of Westminster: Blended Learning & Teaching Theme
Learning Futures@University of Westminster: Blended Learning & Teaching Theme
Learning Futures@University of Westminster: Blended Learning & Teaching Theme
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  1. 1. BLENDED LEARNING AND TEACHING THEME Tony Burke 12th Annual Westminster Learning & Teaching Symposium 4 July 2013 Marylebone
  2. 2. THE PROCESS
  3. 3. THE VISION
  4. 4. THE VISION Distinctive, stimulating and innovative courses Community of learning Students confident as autonomous learners Students openly collaborate Diverse student body is supported Staff want to be involved in teaching Academic, library, IT & admin staff in partnership Digital technologies seamlessly integrated Staff and students comfortable with technology
  5. 5. THE CONTEXT
  6. 6. A volatile climate in higher education
  7. 7. “29% of first year students felt their course was poor value for money”
  8. 8. Ease of access to online information
  9. 9. Increased demand for part-time and flexible modes of delivery
  10. 10. Has higher education really changed?
  11. 11. Do our students understand the nature of higher education?
  12. 12. Highly committed staff but are they wedded to traditional delivery?
  13. 13. Perceived barriers to innovation
  14. 14. A diverse university
  15. 15. “Deep, radical and urgent transformation is required in higher education. The biggest risk is that as a result of complacency, caution or anxiety the pace of change is too slow and the nature of change is too incremental.”
  16. 16. 2
  17. 17. A progressive programme of change based on a blended learning model
  18. 18. Rationale for adopting Option 3
  19. 19. The discipline and social aspects of regular attendance at University
  20. 20. Source: Photos.comIncreasing the market for our courses
  21. 21. Enhancing the student experience
  22. 22. Providing opportunities for students to take control of their own learning
  23. 23. Enhancing digital literacies
  24. 24. Stimulating innovation
  25. 25. Rethinking curriculum design
  26. 26. Promoting a culture in which everyone works in partnership
  27. 27. Blended Learning and Teaching Project
  28. 28. Define Blended Learning “educational provision where high quality e- learning opportunities and excellent campus-based learning are combined or blended in coherent, reflective and innovative ways so that learning is enhanced and choice is increased.” Blended Learning Unit – University of Hertfordshire
  29. 29. REVISION OF KEY STRATEGIES
  30. 30. Report on current extent of blended learning and scope for further development
  31. 31. Showcase examples of innovative practice
  32. 32. Pilot modules
  33. 33. Establish threshold standards
  34. 34. Staff development and sharing best practice
  35. 35. Establish WEx as the hub for the promotion of learning and teaching across the university
  36. 36. A network of blended learning ‘champions’
  37. 37. Excellence and Innovation in Teaching
  38. 38. Excellence and Innovation in teaching Raising the status and importance of teaching quality
  39. 39. “a distinctive, transforming, engaging and effective experience which is forward-looking and fit for purpose as we move towards 2020”
  40. 40. IMAGECREDITS Slide No. Source 1 University of Westminster 2 University of Westminster 3 http://www.ashpfoundation.org/leadershipprimer/Primer14.html 5 University of Westminster 6 http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/apr/20/tuition-fee-charges-universities-2012 7 http://www.staticwhich.co.uk/documents/pdf/the-student-academic-experience-survey-319689.pdf 8 http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/blog/2013/jun/13/student-complaints-rise-25-per-cent?INTCMP=SRCH 9 University of Westminster 10 http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article3767441.ece 11 http://cogdogblog.com/2012/07/17/mooc-hysertia/ 12 University of Westminster and www.guardian.co.uk 13 http://www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-network/higher-education-network-blog/2011/mar/14/higher-education-teaching-equal-to-research 14 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannemans/with/2707117454/ 15 http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/apr/29/university-research-funding-harms-teaching 16 http://lenonhonor.com/weekly-quotes-by-lenon-honor-6/ 17 http://rumi.typepad.com/rumi_shivaz/management-innovation/ 18 University of Westminster 19 http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/10-dos-and-donts-to-delivering-lectures.html 20 http://www.ippr.org/publication/55/10432/an-avalanche-is-coming-higher-education-and-the-revolution-ahead 21 http://bitcoinmagazine.com/bitcoin-wallet-options/ 22 http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-stay-the-same-3/ 23 http://www.projectcounsel.com/?p=2112 24 http://www.defininghopes.com/tag/change-ahead/ 25 University of Westminster 26 University of Westminster 27 University of Westminster 28 University of Westminster and www.guardian.co.uk 29 University of Westminster 30 Tony Burke 31 University of Westminster 32 University of Westminster 33 http://www.city.ac.uk/about/education/ldc/resources/predict 34 http://www.astd.org/Communities-of-Practice 35 University of Westminster 36 http://kimberlysnyder.net/blog/2012/02/11/vitamix-blender-vs-bledntec-and-other-high-end-blenders/ 38 University of Westminster 39 University of Westminster 40 University of Westminster 41 http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Care-News/Review-of-threshold-standards-safety-for-health-professions 42 University of Westminster 43 University of Westminster 44 http://www.creativity-engineering.com/ 46 http://chronicle.com/article/Technology-Has-Its-Place-/133329/

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