Wales 17th June Presentation


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Wales 17th June Presentation

  1. 1. WALES work-based access to learning through e-services
  2. 2. Project Aim: To implement and evaluate the use of mobile technologies and social software in the delivery of a personalised learning experience for work-based learners following and HE e-learning programme supported by FE institutions. Project Technologies: Mobile Technology: MobiGlam, learner mobiles. Social networking: Wikis, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, learner preferred applications.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Project Partners: </li></ul><ul><li>University of Glamorgan (lead partner) </li></ul><ul><li>Bridgend College </li></ul><ul><li>Swansea College </li></ul><ul><li>Merthyr College </li></ul><ul><li>Coleg Glan Hafren </li></ul><ul><li>HE in FE Courses: </li></ul><ul><li>MSc Management & Business </li></ul><ul><li>HNC Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>NVQ4 Work-Based Modules </li></ul><ul><li>PGCE (Further Education) </li></ul>
  4. 4. MobiGlam
  5. 5. Installing the Student Client
  6. 6. The Client Application My Courses Messages Activities Events News Contacts Preferences Wikis Chat Rooms Tutors Help
  7. 7. Key Benefits of Mobile Communications <ul><li>Flexible and accessible communications between learners and tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid response times, always on technology </li></ul><ul><li>Learner choice and control </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to engage with course activity away from computer </li></ul><ul><li>Increased sense of community for distance learners </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Networking <ul><li>Encouraging learners to share resources and information </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking, RSS feeds and aggregation sites </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded in Moodle to integrate with the MobiGlam development </li></ul><ul><li>Broad dialogue with learners about preferences and usage </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key Challenges: Technical <ul><li>Different versions of Moodle require MobiGlam upgrades to match </li></ul><ul><li>Different institutional Moodle implementations need to be catered for </li></ul><ul><li>Requires time and commitment on the part of institutional technical staff </li></ul><ul><li>However: </li></ul><ul><li>Not a major problem and offers significant benefits </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key Challenges: Institutional <ul><li>Academic programmes not guaranteed to run </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor responsibilities not known in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional reorganisation creates uncertainty and loss of motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with learners and tutors is constrained by the academic timetable </li></ul>
  11. 11. 2008/2009 planning <ul><li>Two periods of implementation and evaluation planned across three (possibly four) HE in FE cohorts </li></ul><ul><li>Will introduce blended learning to campus based learners </li></ul><ul><li>Will enhance distance learning for work-based learners </li></ul><ul><li>Is likely to be introduced widely if shown to be successful </li></ul>