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Balancing commercial pressure with pedagogic needs v2

  1. 1. Balancing Commercial Pressure with Pedagogic Needs John Gordon Opuslearning
  2. 2. Commercial Pressure• More with less• Fixed overheads, and reducing funding• Increased tech competence in learners• Increases in expectation for content consumption• The rise of the immediate satisfaction
  3. 3. Pedagogic Needs• Individual learning• Constructivism vs classroom
  4. 4. Death of Instruction Manual• 10 years ago: 30 page manual; disc; goodies• Today – no manual; just the disc and cover
  5. 5. The Goal of eLearning• 21st Century Pedagogy• Embedded in Learners Digital Life• Exploiting new media• Managing expectation• Keeping the students engaged
  6. 6. The problems• Design• Tools• People• Maintenance• ->>>>>>>COSTS
  7. 7. Solution 1• Standardise and simplify pedagogy• Reduce expectation of retention• Go massive – Spend on marketing not content – Be didactic let students go hang• Worry about monetising.
  8. 8. Poor Design => Crash "Any one else find it ironic that the Fundamentals in Online Education #coursera class fell apart after one week?"
  9. 9. Solution 2• Standardise and simplify• Invest and continually improve• Focus on support for learning• Improve retention• Manager learning and learners
  10. 10. The Opus Approach• Solution 2, but recognising cost implications and technology developments• Opus Learning provides online education, so the usual problems – Tracking learning – Authentication – Identifying problems in learning – Recognising need for intervention
  11. 11. The Opus Solution Student interacts with contentLearnerinteractingwith content, Makes notes, responds toleaving traces quiz, send messages, etc Store in MLE Capture notes Print off record of learning
  12. 12. Opus e-Players• Moodle• E-reader• PDF• Tablet• PhoneAll the same/ All equivalent
  13. 13. The market• Home• College• Distance• Work• Blend
  14. 14. Case Studies• The product – Set of Turnkey HNDs – Structure – Fixed Framework, no options• Fixed Technology Moodle 2.3• Standardised Quality Manual• Standardises Training and Consultancy
  15. 15. Working with partnersTwo models1. UK centre with students abroad2. Centre Abroad, with local and distance students
  16. 16. Model 1 Centre AbroadCentre in South East Asia• History as examination centre• Part of network of 6th form schools• No significant VET delivery• No Accreditation by SQA
  17. 17. Proposal• We proposed to do the following: – Carry out an Initial Investigation – Develop a roadmap, with our support – Deliver a Training Programme – Design the HND Programme – Support the acquisition of SQA accreditation• Agreed September 2012
  18. 18. Project Plan• Phase 1 Sign Partnership Agreement; Attain Centre Status• Phase II Develop the PAI Platform; Train PAI Staff• Phase III Testing of Platform; Recruit Tutors in UK• Phase IV Recruitment of Students; Start Programme
  19. 19. Progress to date• Partnership Agreement Signed 10th October• Quality Manual Completed December• Systems approval visit 14th December• Staff Training Jan – March 2013• Recruit Students March – May 2013• Planned Start Date end May 2013
  20. 20. Work Share Work Balance SE Asia 3% 23% 5% 69%Advertising Student Management Tutorial Support Systems Support
  21. 21. Revenue Share SE Asia Centre 3% 37% 37% 23%SQA Tutorial Support Opus Fees Contribution to centre
  22. 22. Model 2 UK CentreCentre in England• History as FE/HE College• Extensive history of recruitment from overseas• No significant distance or eLearning• Significant history of technology support for learning• No Accreditation by SQA
  23. 23. Proposal• We proposed to do the following: – Carry out an Initial Investigation – Develop a roadmap, with our support – Deliver a Training Programme – Design the HND Programme – Support the acquisition of SQA recognition• Agreed October 2012
  24. 24. Project Plan• Phase 1 Sign Partnership Agreement; Attain Centre Status• Phase II Develop the Learning Platform; Train Staff• Phase III Testing of Platform• Phase IV Recruitment of Students; Start Programme
  25. 25. Progress to date• Partnership Agreement Signed 6th December• Systems approval visit January 2013• Staff Training March 2013• Recruit Students March – May 2013• Planned Start Date May 2013
  26. 26. Work Share English College 5% 20% 7% 68%Advertising Student Management Tutorial Support Systems Support
  27. 27. Revenue Share English Centre Revenue Share 3% 23% 57% 17%SQA Tutorial Support Opus Fees Contribution to centre
  28. 28. Opus ProgrammesOpus is developing the following: • Administration & IT • Management and Leadership • Business – with Accounting/IT/HRM/Marketing/Global Trade & Business • Computing • Electronic Engineering/Engineering Management • Financial Services • Hospitality Management • Retail Management • Supply Chain Management – Manufacturing/Non Manufacturing • Travel & Tourism • Sports Science • Health Studies • Education and Training
  29. 29. Thank You• John Gordon• 07799895464• jg@opuslearning.com

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