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Net march 2012

  1. 1. Dr Chris YappChris_yapp@hotmail.co.uk
  2. 2. Margaret Mead “We must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.”March 12
  3. 3. What do we mean by IT?From ToiT It March 12
  4. 4. IT is both..  A cause of change  Social, economic, political  A means of effecting change  New processes, virtual organisations, integrated supply chains, work redesign..March 12
  5. 5. So which is it?Learning LearningTechnology TechnologyVLEs A Vygotskian/Steiner/Wikis Montessori/choose a guru/Blogs Learning platformPodcasts March 12 Chris Yapp 5
  6. 6. Sir Claus Moser “Education is unique in public expenditure in that it is both the cause and consequence of economic progress”March 12
  7. 7. 3 Roles for IT Automation  Automate Information  Informate Transformation  Transformate Example: Multiple Choice Questions
  8. 8. Automation Take paper-based forms and put them on a computer Randomise questions to reduce copying/cheating Computer marks for teacher
  9. 9. Informate Student Question Answer A Time B Time C Time Total Correct 1B B 37 A 75 C 47 1 2B D 66 B 55 B 39 2 3C E 71 C 44 E 55 1 4A B 64 E 98 B 28 0 5D D 41 C 55 C 54 1 6E E 40 E 42 E 37 3 7D B 65 D 55 D 42 2 8B B 37 B 63 B 44 3 9A D 77 D 75 D 36 0 10 C C 35 38 C 41 2 Total 5 533 5 600 5 423 15 Personalised Feedback to students about performance Group feedback to teacher
  10. 10. Transformate Student portfolio All Assessme nts Database
  11. 11. MIT90s paradigm External People and environment Roles The Management Strategy IT Organisation Processes Organisation DesignMarch 12
  12. 12. MIT90s paradigm External environment People and Roles Organisational The Management Strategy Culture IT Organisation Processes Organisation DesignMarch 12
  13. 13. 5 Levels of Transformation Degree of Transformation Scope Redefinition Transformate External Network Redesign Internal Informate Process Redesign Revolutionary Evolutionary Internal Integration Automate Source: MIT Local exploitation Extent of benefitsMarch 12
  14. 14. So the Real Impact of IT is...  Blurring boundaries...  Changing Scale  Personalisation  New roles  Changing Scope  New Skills and competencies  Flexibility and Agility  Integration...March 12
  15. 15. What does this mean for schools?  IT cannot be justified on pedagogical gains alone  Schools and communities  Rethinking the Teaching Professions  Rethinking Curriculum  Rethinking Assessment  Rethinking InspectionMarch 12
  16. 16. The Vertically-integrated Organisation CEO Staff Ops Customer Finance Personnel Service
  17. 17. Shamrock Organisation Source: Charles Handy
  18. 18. Community Learning Networks Office Schools Libraries NETWORK Home And Colleges Schools Community As the hubs And Of Colleges Connected Learning CommunitiesCultural Leisure centres CentresMarch 12
  19. 19. Let me tell you a story....First day at school...Parental learning contract
  20. 20. Purposes of Education  Personal Growth  Social Cohesion  Economic PerformanceMarch 12
  21. 21. A Virtuous Circle Economic Performance Personal Growth Social CohesionMarch 12
  22. 22. Toffler’s Third Wave Size of Information Economy KNOWLEDGE Industry Agriculture CAPITAL LAND Time 1970March 12 25
  23. 23. The Changing Pattern of Education Traditional Phases Education Training Work RetirementLifelong Learning Education Training Work RetirementMarch 12
  24. 24. Our Choice as a Society  Ask what kind of society technology progress will create Policy-technocrat approach And/Or  What kind of society do we want to create utilising technological progress Think Tank approachMarch 12
  25. 25. A hypothesis? Learning always has been and always will be a personalised experience It is the organisation of education that has been impersonal The impediment has been economic scaleability Technology is making personalisation achievable at scale The art and craft of the teacher has been to balance the needs of the learner and the system
  26. 26. IT and Globalisation  Minimum skill set for a living wage rising  Demand for low-skilled workers falling  Rate of change of skill needs increasing  State budgets under pressure Increased demands for creativity, innovation, design and personal/inter-personal skillsMarch 12
  27. 27. The Inherent Tension Transmitting the best from generation to generation Vs Preparing for the FutureMarch 12
  28. 28. Vision and Values for the Systems of Learning Filling the empty mindAnd/or Lighting a fire
  29. 29. Learning on Demand Personalised, mass-customisation User-driven quality Teamwork-oriented teaching and learning Exams and Qualifications? Administration built-in not bolted-on to teaching and learning processes
  30. 30. Raymond WilliamsEducation for..  Understanding  Adapting to change  Authorship of change
  31. 31. Schools beyond Level 2…  Artist in non residence  CPD in staff room linked to HE  SAELN  E-twinning  E-homework/support  Automated MCQs  E-Portfolios  SMS reminders …March 12
  32. 32. Understanding Processes Activity AdministrationMarch 12
  33. 33. (Over) Simple Example Prepare Deliver TestMarch 12
  34. 34. Key lessons  All stakeholders have associated processes  All processes have administrative component  Schools primary purpose is Teaching and Learning  BUT>>>Parents, Governors, Govt, LA, Community, EmployersMarch 12
  35. 35. How efficient/effective areschools?  Time Budgets  Per pupil costs – phone, printing, postage,management,…March 12
  36. 36. So, my challenge..  How would teachers/schools describe the processes?  Level 3 and 4 schools?  “Shamrock” schools  Maximising resources to prime purposes  Schools as Action Learning Hubs  Which metrics to focus on?  Ruthless automation of admin  Focus on time budget  Beyond school boundariesMarch 12
  37. 37. School Governance Head of School Head of Head of Teaching Head of Head of Staff and Assessment Resources Development Learning Head of Community
  38. 38. For Schools to be LearningOrganisations… Teacher as lifelong learner Teaching roles increasingly diverse Learning as a social experience Teaching as a research-based profession Teaching and Learning team based Rich assessment systems for teachers and learners Personalised curriculum for teachers and learners Focus on social inclusion Globalisation/ localisation of learning
  39. 39. Thank You!March 12

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