ALT-C 2013 - 'TELUS About it - Collaborative approaches to staff development'


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TELUS About it - Collaborative approaches to staff development, presentation for ALT-C 2013 at the University of Nottingham by Sarah Horrigan, James Little and Leiza Barthorpe, September 2013

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  • Small – when you’re trying to do something at scale. When you have one learning technologist in a department… another in another department… another in another… and there are no natural connections between their working days. It can make dealing with ‘big’ very difficult. Especially when people are stuck for time and resource. So… how to deal with this?Photo Credit: <a href="">j.hietter</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</a>
  • Photo Credit: <a href="">Stuck in Customs</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</a>
  • JamesPressure to respond and make sense of wider changes that have occurred in society within a Higher Education context:TechnologySocialIncreased amounts of informationMany ways to communicate / interact / learnIt is now 'normal', rather than 'pioneering' to have distance-learning coursesPedagogical, financial and market driversA focus on student experienceIncreased opportunities and actual use of blended learningPedagogicalMore services to potentially use:Google+VLE (MOLE)uSpacePersonalised learning / Bring your own devicePhoto Credit: <a href="">James C Farmer</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</a>
  • JamesThe need to respond to this was recognised by the School and there was an intention to create our own version of previous courses such as LETTOL and a IT Skills Passport.This need was also being recognised centrally by the University and support was being put in place...Photo Credit: <a href="">James C Farmer</a> via <a href="">Compfight</a> <a href="">cc</a>
  • JamesGoogle AppsConnected via Bb as spineThird party tools integratedNeeds Analysis via Google SpreadsheetsPortfolio to record thoughts and progress via Google sites(screenshot slides of each)Add notes for spine blakcboard and tool… hangouts and calednar.
  • JamesTELUS 1The course will be split into 2 x sections:TELUS 1: Which will focus on blended learning and technology in education and skills required. This section will last 6 weeks, and a certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion.TELUS 2TELUS 2: Will look deeper into online learning and teaching theory. Learners will be able to create a portfolio on their chosen topic. This section will last 12 weeks, and a certificate of attendance will be awarded upon completion. There will also be the option to gain the CMALT qualification...Digital literacy and CMALT mapping
  • JL: You used a training needs analysis approach to structure TELUS, how easy was this to do in practice?JL: We delivered the sessions collaboratively in a mix of face-to-face and online, how did you find working with this format?JL: What advantages did you find to using a collaborative approach to staff development? (45 second version) (3 minute version)
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  • What happens if people leave? Well… we all did!
  • ALT-C 2013 - 'TELUS About it - Collaborative approaches to staff development'

    1. 1. Once upon a time... Image source: TELUS about it Collaborative approaches to staff development Sarah Horrigan (University of Derby) James Little(University of Leeds) Anna-LeizaBarthorpe(University of Sheffield)
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    5. 5. Technology Enhanced Learning University of Sheffield
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    8. 8. Our toolkit...
    9. 9. TELUS 1 TELUS 2 Blended Online
    10. 10. How was TELUS? Blended Online
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    12. 12. Did you find the content of the session useful? How would you rate the quality of the teaching? How would you rate the quality of the resources? What will you take away from the session? How likely do you feel the session will have an impact on your teaching or other activities?
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    15. 15. Ownership
    16. 16. Time
    17. 17. Resourcing
    18. 18. Sustainability
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    20. 20. Questions James and Sarah Image source: