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Pilots results- lessons learned Up2University project


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Pilots results- lessons learned Up2University project

  1. 1. PILOTS RESULTS: USAGE AND LESSON LEARNT WITHIN THE FIRST PILOTS IN EUROPE Mary Grammatikou1, Dimitris Pantazatos1, Ingrid Barth2, A. Corleto3, N. Sansone4, M. Zimniewicz5 1 National Technical University of Athens (GREECE) 2 Tel Aviv University (ISRAEL) 3 Consortium GARR (ITALY) 4 Sapienza Università di Roma (ITALY) 5 PSNC (POLAND) EDULEARN 2019
  2. 2. 21st Century Skills for Academic Learners The necessary and effective skills for the academic learner, are: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Communication & Collaboration Information, Media & Technology Literacy Self-Direction Learning to learn By using the appropriate teaching models, the learner may improve these skills and this process will even encourage the development of necessary digital competences for better and successful functioning in the technological world of the 21st century 2
  3. 3. About Up2U Up2U focuses on a specific learning context and very formative period represented by secondary schools that in most European countries provide education to children between the ages of 11 and 19 The aim is to develop an innovative ecosystem that facilitates more open, effective and efficient co-design, co-creation and use of digital content, tools and services specially adapted for personalised, collaborative or experimental learning by students preparing for university. 3
  4. 4. Learning Platform Services Single Sign-On (SSO) Moodle LMS OpenEdX Learning Locker (Learning Record Store) OwnCloud (File Sync&Share) CERNBox (File Sync&Share) SWAN (Rich notebooks) SeLCont (Synchronization of e-learning videos) KnockPlop (WebRTC meeting service) eduOER PODDIUM Up2U OER Repository (Dspace) CommonSpaces 4
  5. 5. Learning Platform Support Services Matomo (Website Analytics) Squash Up2U CDN Up2U GitHub Repository: 5
  6. 6. Pilots 6
  7. 7. Pilot Countries 7
  8. 8. Pilots methodology Continuous Professional Development Module 1 – Introduction and orientation to main components of Up2U NGDLE Module 2 – Hands-on implementation and practice Module 3 – This Module follows a cascade or ‘train-the-trainer’ model 8
  9. 9. Learning Scenario Template 9
  10. 10. Lessons Learned from Differences between Pilot Countries Central instance vs. multi-tenancy of Moodle Feedback from the CPD as input to MVP (Minimum Viable Product) Similar way of organizing learning content between the pilot countries 10
  11. 11. Lessons Learned from the CPD Integration of Module 1 and 2 from the CPD Further engagement of Parents and other stakeholders Module 1 has to be implemented as a fully online course Each school should have some teachers that are eager to support their colleagues regarding the usage of the Learning Platform 11
  12. 12. Lessons Learned from the Independent Users ‘Getting Started’ user guides and tutorials as well as easily accessible content is really useful for independent users. Independent students seems to require additional enrichment content for self-directed learning 12
  13. 13. Lessons Learned regarding the Learning Platform from the Various Data Sources Learning platform is expected to provide an easy way on how teachers can create content. Moodle provides various data and reports for each course that can be used by teachers. All the tools that have been integrated on the Learning Platform have to provide translations to the pilots’ national languages. 13
  14. 14. Lessons Learned from OERs According to a pre-pilot needs analysis, surveys conducted in eight countries in the first year of the project, very few teachers are using OERs. We concluded on the CPD modules need to guide subject area teachers on: Where to find OERs related to their subject area and how to integrate OERs into their classroom practice. Advantages of curating vs. re-inventing the wheel by creating OERs very similar to OERs other teachers have already developed. How to store OERs to create learning paths. How to upload and share the scenarios they create as OERs. 14
  15. 15. Lessons Learned from Learning Analytics The majority of the tools that are integrated with the Learning Platform, do not provide Learning Analytics data as xAPI statements During the first iteration of the pilot activities, the users were trained on the test instance of the Learning Platform. The dashboard functionality included in the free version of Learning Locker provides limited queries. Learning Locker cannot be accessible for all school teachers involved in the Pilots A better review and a comparison of the xAPI statements produced by Moodle, Common Spaces and other tools should be performed. 15
  16. 16. Conclusions Creation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is fundamental to sustaining innovation in schools. ‘Train the trainer’ model empowers teachers to provide their colleagues with ongoing long-term support which ensures continued teacher development. Further engagement of additional stakeholders at multiple levels is needed for the successful implementation of the pilot activities The exceptionally broad range of strengths and resources of the different countries needs to be more effectively utilised in order to engage additional communities and ensure top-down support 16
  17. 17. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! #up2universe 17