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SA OAC JSchocroft Lead It

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SA Open Access College Jean Schocroft. Lead IT - how to develop, extend and challenge e-teaching and e-learning.

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SA OAC JSchocroft Lead It

  1. 2. Another way to support the use of ICTs across the curriculum <ul><li>teachers at various levels of confidence/interest </li></ul><ul><li>teachers can be reluctant to ‘use’ the ICT coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>‘ mass training’ is no longer helpful </li></ul><ul><li>ICTs enhance teaching/learning in distance education </li></ul>Lead IT program What we had come to realise … … we needed a new approach to supporting teachers
  2. 3. <ul><li>Senior Secondary School 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>50 teachers (6 on short term contracts) </li></ul><ul><li>40 subject websites (Janison) currently operating, of these 23 run E-learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>17 new sites were developed during 06/07 </li></ul><ul><li>24 teachers maintain the 40 currently active sites (14 teachers maintain 2 or more sites) </li></ul><ul><li>39 teachers expect students to use subject web sites </li></ul><ul><li>30 teachers currently embed E-learning activities into teaching (forums, web2, tests, memos, file exchange etc) </li></ul><ul><li>9 teachers use Centra </li></ul><ul><li>32 teachers use CaptureCam, of these, 13 consider it an essential tool to support teaching/learning </li></ul>
  3. 4. course materials teleconference email learning objects resources subject website CaptureCam Pro O/L interaction Forums, web2, memos etc subject website Centra Symposium Improving interactivity Blended delivery
  4. 5. Lead IT program <ul><ul><ul><li>assist teachers with ‘just-in-time support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ mentor’ teachers or faculties identified as requiring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>additional support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> i work with ICT coordinator to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>monitor the way support is distributed and its effectiveness </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>plan a program of PD </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>deliver aspects of the PD program </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Provided 5 teachers with 0.1 <ul><ul><ul><li>support the ICT coordinator to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>explore alternative strategies to improve IT use </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>acknowledge issues arising and consider ways to address them </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>2007
  5. 6. Lead IT program supports skill development Time … the essential ingredient <ul><li>2 or 3 staff meetings per term </li></ul><ul><li>some Fri PD slots </li></ul>
  6. 7. 18 participants @ 2.4 hrs average per day IT use over three teaching days
  7. 8. Evaluation <ul><li>A choice of LEAD IT teachers meant a prompt response useful </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-active LEAD IT approach was appreciated - the program fostered a culture of sharing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>One on one is the preferred support – can get lost in group sessions </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD IT teachers had a range of skills between them </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD IT teachers prepared to find solutions over time </li></ul><ul><li>LEAD IT Mondays were useful for problem solving as a group </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional resource folder in each room worked well </li></ul><ul><li>Many teachers thought their confidence to use ICTs had improved </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers gained insights from show and tell sessions </li></ul>
  8. 9. Lead IT focus for 2008 Janison Changeover 2008 term 2 > an evaluation/comparison between the 2 LMSs 08/09 > manage and facilitate the changeover

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