Cetis Conference 2014 plenary


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Slides for the plenary feedback session at #cetis14 the Cetis Conference; Building the Digital Institution held at The University of Bolton on the 17th and 18th June 2014.

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Cetis Conference 2014 plenary

  1. 1. Developing a Learning Analytics Strategy for an HEI
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  3. 3. Learning Analytics Community Exchange www.laceproject.eu/cetis14 This work was undertaken as part of the LACE Project, supported by the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme, grant 619424. These slides are provided under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Some images used may have different licence terms. www.laceproject.eu @laceproject 3
  4. 4. LRMI What on earth could justify another attempt at educational metadata?
  5. 5. METADATA
  6. 6. Open Education A new world order?
  7. 7. Teaching Experiments Teaching Machines MOOCs have been (and continue to be) a lot of fun but it has been incredibly fast! Now we need some slow time to mull over lessons learned as as
  8. 8. Is there a Business model for MOOCs? • A Research focused university Space to play, money is not an issue • A Teaching focused university Freemium? Re-bundling? Need to make money • A New market entrant NEETS, meeting unmet needs, who pays???
  9. 9. Open Knowledge Wikipedia and Beyond
  10. 10. Open Knowledge Wikipedia & beyond Brian and Simon with three other noble participants Brian explained a lot about Wikipedia Simon focused on questions of culture/governance lWikipedia: “five pillars” - the fourth in particular Wide and free-ranging discussion covering the interests of the participants … “fired my enthusiasm for the whole thing”
  11. 11. Open Knowledge conclusions •Wikipedia has little cultural coherence ldanger of shock on editor entry – needs remedy! •Gentle enculturation? ldisassociate from negative cultures, tech, language lbring in new culture, groups of people together lmake all editing processes more transparent •Bring e-learning community into Wikipedia lupdate and maintain key articles; learn from process laddress the inevitable tensions; build our culture Outcomes
  12. 12. Web services or cloud, open source or outsourced?
  13. 13. Web Services or Cloud, Open Source or Outsourced? Whatever.
  14. 14. eBooks The learning platform of the future?
  15. 15. Requirements on e-textbooks • What does an e-texbook need to do over and above an ebook? – Characteristics • Online testing • Offline testing • 'unlimited' questions • Reporting of results • Discussion (class / world) • Media • Citations / quotes • Gesture / interaction • Highlighting text, asking for clarification Creation Making your own Creating a textbook as a learning experience / growing book Consumption Getting your own book published Convenient (distribution, transport) (Accessible/Individualisation) Curation Cheaper Longevity / Interoperability Integral / standalone Backward compatibility with EPUB2
  16. 16. Open Education From open practice to open policy
  17. 17. Many people, Many practices, One community.
  18. 18. • People sustain open education not policy or practice. • Practice is more powerful than policy but policy legitimises the practice. • Policy can be burdensome. • Unresolved issues about ownership, licensing and formats. • Gap between policy and practice. • Building capacity and developing staff is critical.
  19. 19. Building an accessible digital institution
  20. 20. Building an Accessible Digital Institution Facilitated by Brian Kelly with 5 participants Reflections: – We need to build an digital environment which caters for the needs of people with disabilities – WAI WCAG standard has high profile but is flawed – Policy statement too vague (“aspire to WCAG”) or don’t reflect reality: “All resources are WCAG conformant” – PDFs in IRs / lecture capture – WC AG inappropriate in learning (e.g. “all content must be understandable”) – BS 8878 provides a pragmatic achievable policy / process based standard 22
  21. 21. Building an Accessible Digital Institution Challenges – Do people care enough to take actions / prioritise work in this area? – Is the WCAG policy statement deemed sufficient? Political Context – Changes (drastic cuts) to DSA provides a political context to further work in this area Next Steps – Cetis / Techdis work to provide leadership role for sector – Encouragement to explore use if BS 8878 across sector (see 88 seconds video) – Highlight political context (petition coming shortly) 23