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Martin Weller Presentation PPT

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Martin Weller Presentation PPT

  1. 1. VLE 2.0 Martin Weller
  2. 2. Outline • Current VLE situation • Succession • Examples • VLE 2.0 • Some questions
  3. 3. What’s wrong with VLEs • They are content focused • They have no strong pedagogy • They are based around a teacher-classroom model • They combine a number of average tools, but not the best ones • They do not feature a particular tool • They operate on a lowest common denominator approach • They do not meet the needs of different subject areas • It is difficult to exchange content between them, despite claims to interoperability
  4. 4. Current state of play • OECD/OBHE 2004 survey in 13 countries • All had VLE • 37% have institution-wide VLE • 90% expect to have single VLE in next 5 years • 52% use commercial system • Rest use combination of in-house and open source • No institution had just OS • 31% had portal • 6.6% had CMS
  5. 5. What is changing • Open standards –a dilemma for commercial VLEs? • Convergence of functionality – little to choose between commercial and open source options. • Reliability of open source solutions • The battle over patents
  6. 6. Why have VLEs been adopted? • Because they do not require big changes in practice • A content management system requires: • Most content is available digitally • Content is in appropriately sized chunks • Reuse of material is encouraged • E-learning plays a significant role in the overall educational strategy
  7. 7. Plant succession
  8. 8. Technology succession “technological environments are not merely passive containers of people but are active processes that reshape people and other technologies alike” (McLuhan 1962)
  9. 9. Some examples • UKOU – SOA, with Moodle • SUNY – SOA with LAMS + Portal • NZ Open source - Moodle
  10. 10. Web 2.0 • Both an approach and a set of technologies • Web as platform • Harnessing collective intelligence • Evolutionary development • Lightweight programming models
  11. 11. VLE 2.0 • How would a VLE 2.0 be constructed? • Service oriented • Tools tested and released • Standards based • Unique/local configurations • Incorporate external tools • Pedagogy aware • Personalised • What does web 2.0 education feel like? • Students as co-creators • Reuse • Less rigid boundaries • Social
  12. 12. VLE 2.0 Lightweight programming Continual updating Students as co-creators Harnessing collective intelligence Social software Open architecture Reusable content and components Personalised Based around services Scott Wilson
  13. 13. Some questions • Is a VLE 2.0 a VLE at all? • What are the implications for support? • What are the implications for teaching? • What are the technical issues? • How does it fit with portals, CMSs, etc?
  14. 14. Known unknowns Known knowns Creating content based courses Use of forums Pedagogy Newer technologies Known unknowns Impact of web 2.0 Impact of digital natives Impact of open content Creating affordances Impact of patents

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