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RIDE 2010 presentation: Improving the Learner Experience: From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0


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Research in Distance Education: impact on practice conference, 27 October 2010. Presentation in Supporting Teaching and Learning Strand by Philip Butler, Senior e-Learning Advisor, University of London Computer Centre.
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  • This presentation (along with the keynote by Professor Josie Taylor) helped me to clarify my thinking and prompted me to write this contribution on the Education We Deserve (for the Future We Deserve).

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RIDE 2010 presentation: Improving the Learner Experience: From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0

  1. 1. Improving Learner Experience Web1.0 to Web2.0 Philip Butler, ULCC
  2. 2. Successful Students are successful learners... –They are well prepared. –They know what they want. –They’re in the right place. –They feel supported.
  3. 3. Transformation 1. individual social 2. Information communication 3. Passive interactive 4. institutional tools personalised tools Grainne Conole, Open University
  4. 4. Background
  5. 5. Personalisation Henry Ford – Any colour you like?
  6. 6. Personalisation A Procrustean bed is an arbitrary standard to which exact conformity is forced
  7. 7. Personalisation ‘The logic of education systems should be reversed so that it is the system that conforms to the learner, rather than the learner to the system. This is the essence of personalisation’. Personalisation and Digital Technologies
  8. 8. Personalisation
  9. 9. Student Portal
  10. 10. Learner Survey • 90+% Own Computers with Broadband • Most spend 4+ hours per day • 65% use Facebook • 90% say technology helps complete course KRADLE Project
  11. 11. –Are they prepared? –Do they know what they want? –Are they in the right place? –Do they feel supported? Questions