The Learning Exchange A national learning object repository for social work education
Scotland-wide collaboration <ul><li>SIESWE is an association of  all nine universities  offering social work education in ...
Role of the learning technology team <ul><li>Repository management & development </li></ul><ul><li>Content creation, repur...
Learning technology team <ul><li>Learning Technology Manager   NEIL BALLANTYNE </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge & Information M...
Learning objects <ul><li>“… the fundamental idea behind learning objects is that instructional designers can build small (...
What’s a RLO? <ul><li>Re-usable, accessible and adaptable </li></ul><ul><li>Small chunks of learning material that can be ...
 
Examples of learning objects <ul><ul><li>Multimedia simulations and case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web pages </li...
Learning Exchange <ul><li>The Learning Exchange is a </li></ul><ul><li>‘ walled garden’ with controlled  </li></ul><ul><li...
Logon entering your user name and password Search for content using the browse tree … or use the search box Learning resou...
Road map 2006 2007 2008 Learning Exchange Scottish Universities access 2009 Scottish colleges access Social work agencies ...
The skill of the teacher <ul><li>“ It is not the objects that form a coherent course but the skill of the teacher in suppl...
Future issues <ul><li>Building communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learners, educator...
Contact <ul><li>www.sieswe.org </li></ul>
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Presented at a workshop of the Dutch Digital University on 19th September 2006 this ppt describes the establishment and development of the Learning Exchange: a national learning object repository for social work education in Scotland.

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    1. 1. The Learning Exchange A national learning object repository for social work education
    2. 2. Scotland-wide collaboration <ul><li>SIESWE is an association of all nine universities offering social work education in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 2003 during the Scottish Executive reform of social work education </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the Scottish Executive to promote transformational change in social work education & training </li></ul><ul><li>Learning technology team responsible for the e-learning element </li></ul>
    3. 3. Role of the learning technology team <ul><li>Repository management & development </li></ul><ul><li>Content creation, repurposing & licensing </li></ul><ul><li>User engagement, involvement & community development </li></ul>
    4. 4. Learning technology team <ul><li>Learning Technology Manager NEIL BALLANTYNE </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge & Information Manager IAN WATSON </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge & Information Assistant ELLEN DALY </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Developer PAUL HART </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Designer IAN PHILLIP </li></ul><ul><li>Web Applications Programmer LESLEY DUFF </li></ul><ul><li>Strategist: learning & communities MADELEINE SCLATER </li></ul>
    5. 5. Learning objects <ul><li>“… the fundamental idea behind learning objects is that instructional designers can build small (relative to the size of the entire course) instructional components that can be reused a number of times in different learning contexts.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wiley (2002, p. 4). </li></ul>
    6. 6. What’s a RLO? <ul><li>Re-usable, accessible and adaptable </li></ul><ul><li>Small chunks of learning material that can be easily updated </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to blend with other resources whether digital or traditional </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable to meet demands of local curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to be used on a range of platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective </li></ul>
    7. 8. Examples of learning objects <ul><ul><li>Multimedia simulations and case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video clips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word documents with learning activities, handouts, reading lists, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images, e.g. graphs, diagrams, photos, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content from blogs, wikis & podcasts </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Learning Exchange <ul><li>The Learning Exchange is a </li></ul><ul><li>‘ walled garden’ with controlled </li></ul><ul><li>access for registered users </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions required to safeguard material of some ‘third party rights holders’; and to protect some sensitive material </li></ul><ul><li>But some content will be open access </li></ul>
    9. 10. Logon entering your user name and password Search for content using the browse tree … or use the search box Learning resources listed on right
    10. 11. Road map 2006 2007 2008 Learning Exchange Scottish Universities access 2009 Scottish colleges access Social work agencies NHS (Scotland) Learning Exchange Company Other users?
    11. 12. The skill of the teacher <ul><li>“ It is not the objects that form a coherent course but the skill of the teacher in supplying a structure, a set of activities and occasional course-specific material that act as the ‘glue’ to tie together the entire course.” </li></ul><ul><li>Duncan (2003, p 18) </li></ul>
    12. 13. Future issues <ul><li>Building communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By role </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learners, educators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Universities, colleges, agencies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By practice focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community care, children & families, criminal justice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Open content and open licensing </li></ul>
    13. 14. Contact <ul><li>www.sieswe.org </li></ul>

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