Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Developing a Suite of Flexible
Learner Transition Tools - The
Student Success Toolbox
Project
The Importance of Transitions
“The HLG recommends that: ‘The integration
of digital technologies and pedagogies
should for...
About the Project
Key Outcomes
1. Undertake synthesis of literature
2. Investigate existing tools in use
3. Develop eight ...
Outcome 1 & 2: Synthesis of the
Literature & Institutional Audit
Outcome 3: The Toolbox
Do I Have Enough Time?
My First Assignment
Who Can I Ask?
Outcome 4: Guidance &
Dissemination
Impact – Reach: Dissemination
and Awareness
Impact – Reach: Dissemination
and Awareness
Impact – Reach: Dissemination
and Awareness
Contact North
Online
Newsletter –
Pockets of
Innovation
feature:
Circulation l...
Impact – Reach: Dissemination
and Awareness
Reach
Posters: 5
(2
upcoming)
Conference
Publications:
12
(2 upcoming)
Worksho...
Impact – Reach: Dialogue and
Discourse
Dialogue with
Students
Development
of Tools
Evaluation of
Tools
Impact – On Learning and
Learners
Impact on
Learning and
Learners
Feedback on
Tool Storyboards
& 1st Prototypes
Evaluation...
Head Start Online: First Steps to
Flexible Study
Other MOOC Activities
Impact – On Learning and
Learners
Impact – On Learning and
Learners
“…it's [Time Management
Activity] actually a really
helpful piece of the course. I
think...
Impact – On Organisational
Practices and Systems
Impact – On Organisational
Practices and Systems
Sustainability
Student Success Toolbox Project Team
Dr James Brunton (DCU), Prof Mark Brown (DCU), Ann Cleary (DKIT), Dr Eamon Costello (...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Developing a Suite of Flexible Learner Transition Tools - The Student Success Toolbox Project

21 views

Published on

Presented at e-Learning Excellence Awards - European Conference on e-Learning.
The Student Success Toolbox project is a nationally funded research and technology development project that focuses on the facilitation of effective flexible learner transition into higher education. The project targets those programme teams/institutions with adults engaged in undergraduate, part-time or online/distance-learning during the initial stages of the study-lifecycle. The project has developed a toolbox of eight digital readiness/preparation tools, leveraging digital technologies to establish new approaches to assist advisors in helping new applicants to assess their own readiness for flexible learning and in providing learners with relevant, timely feedback to enhance their chances of success. These are Open Educational Resources (OERs) with a Creative Commons Licence (CC-BY), made openly available to, and actively shared with, programme teams/institutions. Alongside the tools there is a guide on how to use the tools as part of a strategic flexible learner socialisation program and, where appropriate, directions on how to technically augment the tools to customise them for a specific programme or institution.

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Developing a Suite of Flexible Learner Transition Tools - The Student Success Toolbox Project

  1. 1. Developing a Suite of Flexible Learner Transition Tools - The Student Success Toolbox Project
  2. 2. The Importance of Transitions “The HLG recommends that: ‘The integration of digital technologies and pedagogies should form an integral element of higher education institutions’ strategies for teaching and learning’ (Recommendation 3). It also points to the importance of national funding frameworks in facilitating institutions to open up new forms of more flexible provision and to widen the diversity of their student populations (Recommendation 6)” A Roadmap For Enhancement In A Digital World 2015-2017
  3. 3. About the Project Key Outcomes 1. Undertake synthesis of literature 2. Investigate existing tools in use 3. Develop eight digital readiness tools 4. Provide guidance and disseminate tools
  4. 4. Outcome 1 & 2: Synthesis of the Literature & Institutional Audit
  5. 5. Outcome 3: The Toolbox
  6. 6. Do I Have Enough Time?
  7. 7. My First Assignment
  8. 8. Who Can I Ask?
  9. 9. Outcome 4: Guidance & Dissemination
  10. 10. Impact – Reach: Dissemination and Awareness
  11. 11. Impact – Reach: Dissemination and Awareness
  12. 12. Impact – Reach: Dissemination and Awareness Contact North Online Newsletter – Pockets of Innovation feature: Circulation list of over 11,000
  13. 13. Impact – Reach: Dissemination and Awareness Reach Posters: 5 (2 upcoming) Conference Publications: 12 (2 upcoming) Workshops: 2 National Forum Presentations : 3
  14. 14. Impact – Reach: Dialogue and Discourse Dialogue with Students Development of Tools Evaluation of Tools
  15. 15. Impact – On Learning and Learners Impact on Learning and Learners Feedback on Tool Storyboards & 1st Prototypes Evaluation of 2nd Tool Prototypes MOOC Pilot Data
  16. 16. Head Start Online: First Steps to Flexible Study
  17. 17. Other MOOC Activities
  18. 18. Impact – On Learning and Learners
  19. 19. Impact – On Learning and Learners “…it's [Time Management Activity] actually a really helpful piece of the course. I think a lot of people attempting to complete these degree courses will have to learn a lot about scheduling and time management in order to get the best out of the course, and themselves.” Martin
  20. 20. Impact – On Organisational Practices and Systems
  21. 21. Impact – On Organisational Practices and Systems
  22. 22. Sustainability
  23. 23. Student Success Toolbox Project Team Dr James Brunton (DCU), Prof Mark Brown (DCU), Ann Cleary (DKIT), Dr Eamon Costello (DCU), Lorraine Delaney (DCU), Seamus Fox (DCU), Jennifer Gilligan (IT Sligo), Brian Mulligan (IT Sligo), Lisa O’Regan (MU), Jamie Ward (DKIT)

×