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Technology staff development_sdf_april_2010


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  1. 1. Technology in Staff Development: Going Mobile SDF Spring Conference 30 th April 2010 Andy Ramsden Head of e-Learning University of Bath eatbath-present andyramsden URL
  2. 2. The aims <ul><li>“how might we (staff developers) use mobile phones to enhance the effectiveness of our staff development sessions?” </li></ul><ul><li>Using mobile technologies in low (no) technology teaching spaces (existing technologies / existing users) </li></ul><ul><li>Using mobile technologies to create a new learning opportunity through making the leaner mobile (new technologies / new users) </li></ul>“ What message would I like you to take from this session?” 1. Mobile technologies (smart phones) are as powerful as laptops – so they can easily enrich the learning experience 2. More interestingly, it enables us to revisit the learning model we use, and the learning designs we develop. We can now make the learner mobile !
  3. 3. Activity 1: across to you Who are you? What would you like from this session?
  4. 4. Activity 2: where are we with technologies? What technologies are people currently using in their staff development sessions? How effective are they? What are the strengths and weaknesses?
  5. 5. Activity 3: the Vote <ul><li>Do you think mobile phones offer you a great opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of your staff development sessions? Will you champion their use with your colleagues and senior management? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes (q1y) </li></ul><ul><li>No (q1n) </li></ul><ul><li>Undecided (q1u) </li></ul>07624 804 921
  6. 6. Activity 4: Design a “generic” staff development activity Question:  in groups could you work up a typical staff development scenario (session) you run? Describe the room, the tasks you want people to do, the capture methods, the technologies you are likely to use and what you are trying to achieve with them
  7. 7. The how: theoretical: (Salmon) present present new new pedagogy Mission (markets) Existing students Existing technologies Existing students New technologies New students New technologies New students Existing technologies Core technologies, established services which feel owned by the University (BUCS, e-learning, web services, Registry). Full staff and student support and development programmes. If externally hosted then supported, with exit (migration plans) Non core technologies, These tend to be pilot projects by a range of Departments, Faculties and central teams scenario 2 - location aware learning activities scenario 1 - the facilitator uses the device, participants contribute via phone (sms)
  8. 8. Activity 5: QR Code based learning activity <ul><li>Question: </li></ul><ul><li>what is a qr code? </li></ul><ul><li>how do you create one? </li></ul><ul><li>how are they being used in teaching and learning? how can you get a reader? </li></ul><ul><li>how do you think they might be used it teaching and learning? </li></ul><ul><li>activity 1: in classroom: what do you think a QR Code is?, who has used one? what happened? </li></ul><ul><li>activity 2: 15 minutes to explore the QR Codes </li></ul><ul><li>activity 3: in classroom: &quot;how do they think they might use it in teaching and learning&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activity 6: designing in mobile technologies Question: revisit your previous staff development scenario (session) but design in effective use of mobile technologies. How have these scenarios changed? what opportunities do the technologies offer?
  10. 10. What are the barriers to use? Staff skill sets ... Time for training Privacy issues
  11. 11. Activity 7: SMS based evaluation <ul><li>Question:  Do you think Mobile technologies offer you a great opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of your staff development sessions? To the extent where you will champion their use if colleagues and senior management? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes (q2y) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No (q2n) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undecided (q2u) </li></ul></ul>07624 804 921
  12. 12. final thoughts Andy Ramsden [email_address] eatbath-present andyramsden URL “ using the clickers, every student has to question and think about her/his method to arrive at the solution (and cannot just passively lean back in the problem’s class and see what happens)” – Bernd Sing, Mathematics, University of Bath.