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Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
A review of staff engagement with digital technologies

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  1. 1. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 A review of staff engagement with digital technologies on an undergraduate language programme Benoît Guilbaud b.guilbaud@mmu.ac.uk @benguilbaud
  2. 2. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by- nc-sa/3.0/ Benoît Guilbaud, 2012
  3. 3. #LLASconf2012 Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  4. 4. Picture by Pete Lambert via flickr.com
  5. 5. Picture by Partick Havens via flickr.com
  6. 6. Picture by One Laptop per Child via flickr.com
  7. 7. Picture by National Museum of American History via flickr.com
  8. 8. © Warner Bros. 1999
  9. 9. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Usefulness Cost Relevance Making technology work Time Assessment Curriculum Employability Policy
  10. 10. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Context Undergraduate Spanish, French, Linguistics, language programme Italian & German EFL & TEFL 30 academic Approx. 500 Face-to-face & members of staff BA students blended learning
  11. 11. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 The study Review staff usage and perceptions of three technological tools Highlight barriers to uptake, limitations and incentives Evaluate perceived usefulness (Judson, 2006) Suggest strategies to improve future provision
  12. 12. Methodology Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  13. 13. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 A$review$of$staff$engagement$with$digital$technologies$on$an$undergraduate$language$programme Participant$questionnaire$V$Benoît$Guilbaud$V$June$2012 Section*1*–*Interactive*whiteboards*(IWB) # NB:#For#the#purpose#of#this#study,#only#activities#involving#the#use#of#the#wireless#ActivPen#to#interact#with# the#touchscreen#of#the#IWB#are#taken#into#consideration. Using#a#computer#and#data#projector#to#display#or#edit#information#without#the#use#of#the#wireless#ActivPen# does#not#qualify#as#using#an#IWB. # To#what#extent#do#you#agree#with#the#following#statements?#Please#tick#one#box#per#line. Part 1 1. Awareness $ Strongly$ Somewhat$ Somewhat$ Strongly$ Don’t$know$ # Statements agree agree disagree disagree N/A I$consider$myself$familiar$with$the$ 1.1 17% 50% 10% 20% 3% capabilities$of$IWB I$am$aware$of$some$of$the$basic$ May-June 2012 1.2 33% 50% 10% 3% 3% functions$of$IWB I$am$aware$of$some$advanced$ 1.3 10% 23% 30% 30% 7% functions$of$IWB I$consider$myself$an$advanced$ 1.4 10% 7% 20% 57% 2% IWB$user Quantitative questionnaire 2.*Training # Statement Yes No I$can’t$remember I$have$attended$IWB$ 2.1 training$provided$by$my$ 43% 50% 7% institution # Statements IWB$training$provided$by$my$ Strongly$ agree Somewhat$ agree Somewhat$ disagree Strongly$ disagree Don’t$know$ N/A (Bernard, 2000) 2.2 institution$was$sufRicient$for$my$ 27% 13% 13% 10% 37% needs Complementary$IWB$training$ 2.3 37% 40% 10% 3% 10% should$be$offered The$times$and$dates$of$IWB$ 2.4 training$were$convenient 17% 20% 3% 13% 47% I$was$interested$in$attending$IWB$ 2.5 50% 17% 23% 7% 3% training Page$2$of$12
  14. 14. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Part 2 July-September 2012 Semi-structured interviews (Gall, Gall & Borg, 1996) Picture by Kamujp via flickr.com
  15. 15. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Tools reviewed #1. One that seems to work - Virtual Learning Environment #2. One that doesn’t seem to work - Interactive Whiteboards #3. One that seems worth developing - Social Media
  16. 16. Findings Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  17. 17. #1. VLE (Moodle) Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  18. 18. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  19. 19. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 VLE Skills & training Basic use 100 % Advanced use 90 % Training attended 93 % Interest in training 84 % Satisfaction with training 81 % % of total number of participants
  20. 20. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 VLE Institutional requirements Good awareness of requirements 76 % Requirements are reasonable 63 % Requirements are not enough 53 % Feel supported by institution 67 % Driving innovation 70 %
  21. 21. VLE Tutor Communication Student Student Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  22. 22. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 VLE Open / closed Other Unit tutor tutors Other Outside Moodle unit students world Institution Unit students
  23. 23. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 VLE Other considerations Beneficial to students’ learning ✓ Large amounts of content can discourage attendance ✓ Content should be a satisfactory replacement for classes ✗ Saves time ✗ Useful overall & should be developed further ✓
  24. 24. (IWB) #2. Interactive Whiteboards Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  25. 25. Picture by Pablog61 via flickr.com
  26. 26. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 IWB Equipment Basic use Advanced use 36% of teaching rooms equipped Writing Annotating screen Drawing Interactive activities Estimated initial Student engagement cost: £50,000 Saving contents
  27. 27. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 IWB Skills & training Basic use 83 % Advanced use 33 % Training attended 50 % Interest in training 67 % Amount of training sufficient 40 %
  28. 28. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 IWB Institutional requirements & recommendations Error 404 Slide not found
  29. 29. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 IWB Use “IWB are (or can be) useful 83% for teaching and learning” Use it 2 to 3 times per year or less 60% Never use it 37%
  30. 30. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 IWB Use Writing 53 % Drawing 30 % Interactive activities 23 % Annotating desktop / video 13 % Engaging students 40 %
  31. 31. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 IWB Other considerations I feel encouraged by my institution to use IWB ✗ I have sufficient time to use / prepare classes with an IWB ✗ Using an IWB saves me time ✗ IWB are usually available in the rooms where I teach ✗ If more widely available, I would use IWB more ✓
  32. 32. #3. Social Media
  33. 33. Open learning Digital identity Digital literacy Participation Sharing Social Personal Learning Transparency Network
  34. 34. Social Media % of don’t know answers 23% Awareness Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  35. 35. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Social Media Skills & training Basic use 57% Advanced use 35% Training attended 33% Interest in training 72% Amount of training sufficient 42% % of opinions expressed
  36. 36. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Social Media Use “Social Media can be useful 77% to my students’ learning” Use it 2 to 3 times per year or less 74% Never use it 60%
  37. 37. Social Media Tutor Communication Student Student Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  38. 38. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Social Media Open learning (Couros, 2011) Privacy Outside Tutor world Awareness Personal VLE Training Learning Network Time Open Student Resources education
  39. 39. Conclusions Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012
  40. 40. Tool selection Select technology to address an issue or encourage innovation Critically evaluate technological tools (Chappelle, 2010) Picture by toolstop via flickr.com
  41. 41. Curriculum integration Deeper integration prevents “bluetak” effect Adequately factor training in staff workload Picture by Gingher via flickr.com
  42. 42. Over-reliance on hardware Allocate no more than 1/3 of buget to hardware + software (Morino Institute, 2001) Ensure consistency & availability Picture by ehpien via flickr.com
  43. 43. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Open learning Raise awareness of applications and benefits of OL Develop Digital Literacies (Belshaw, 2011) Promote participation (Jenkins, 2006)
  44. 44. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Belshaw, D., 2011. What is digital literacy? A Pragmatic investigation. Doctoral thesis, Durham University. Available at http:// neverendingthesis.com and http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/cgi/latest [accessed 28th March 2012]. Chapelle, C., 2010. Evaluating computer technology for language learning. Contact: Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario, 36(2), pp.56-67. Couros, A., 2011. Why networked learning matters. Education in a Changing Environment (ECE) 6th International Conference, Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education, 6-8 July 2011, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK. Eshet-Alkalai, Y. & Chajut, E., 2010. You Can Teach Old Dogs New Tricks: The Factors That Affect Changes over Time in Digital Literacy. In: Journal of Information Technology Education, vol. 9. Judson, E., 2006. How Teachers Integrate Technology and Their Beliefs About Learning - Is There a Connection? In: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 14(3), pp.581-597. Levin, T. & Wadmany, R., 2008. Teachers’ view on factors affecting effective integration of information technology in the classroom: developmental scenery. In: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 16(2), pp.233-263. Morino Institute (The), 2001. From access to outcomes: raising the aspirations for technology initiatives in low-income communities. [Online] The Morino Institute. Available at: http://www.morino.org/divides/report.pdf [accessed 4 July 2012]. Wheeler, S., 2012. Digital Pedagogy: Content is a Tyrant, Context is King. In: NAACE 2012 Annual Conference, 9 March 2012, Leicester, United Kingdom.
  45. 45. Benoît Guilbaud, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2012 Any questions? #LLASconf2012 Benoît Guilbaud b.guilbaud@mmu.ac.uk @benguilbaud
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