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Erac presentation jan 10th 2011

  1. 1. Environmental ScanDigital Learns Project Phase II Presentation to ERAC, January 10, 2012 Cyri Jones, ZEN Portfolio Networks Inc. Jay Collier, The Compass LLC
  2. 2. Context
  3. 3. Context• Phase I – Vision• Phase II – Environmental Scan• Concurrently developed ERAC Commons (May 2011) and Mobile Apps site (Jan. 2012) – Seeing some of the social network components and issues in action
  4. 4. “Big Picture” Architecture Elements
  5. 5. Project Team Cyri Jones, PrincipalDigital Learners Roadmap ZEN Portfolio Networks Inc., North Vancouver, BCPhase II ProposalEnvironmental Scan Jay Collier, Executive Director The Compass LLC, Topsham, MaineBy ZEN Portfolio Networks Inc. Sept. 30th, 2011 Niklas Eriksson, Mobile Usability & Learning Faculty, ARCADA Polytechnic, Helsinki, Finland Elena Kuznetsova Researcher Collaboration tool & Google Maps specialist Source: VSB website home page
  6. 6. Goal
  7. 7. Phase II - Project Deliverables• Digital Learners Roadmap – Environmental Scan – Scope • What approaches are school districts, provinces, states, etc. using to help students and teachers discover and access learning resources • How have they funded their initiatives including possible grant source info • Best practices for how they have rolled-out these type of initiatives • Regions: – Detailed Summary of what jurisdictions are doing in the US and Canada – Genera Summary of what jurisdictions are doing in Europe and Asia
  8. 8. Phase II - Project Deliverables• Complete by Dec. 15th, 2011 – Present results in visual format • Word/PDF/Excel document with links to relevant sites – Data focused – Links to resources – Some case studies where applicable – Contacts included • Summary PowerPoint presentation – Trends & Conclusions • Possibility of Google Map overlays showing regional data trends (depending on time)
  9. 9. Process
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Terms of Reference
  12. 12. Challenges
  13. 13. Implementation GapCompelling vision but how to implement?
  14. 14. Tight Technology Expiry DatesSystems need to be flexible, adaptive and iterative with user inputto stay relevant, long planning cycles = irrelevant offering
  15. 15. Discovery of quality learning resources • Move to more granular learning resources • Millions of apps • Billions of user generated content items • Need to support personalized learning • Crowdsourcing only practical way to evaluate
  16. 16. Governance mismatch with ITinfrastructure economies of scale
  17. 17. Disruptive technology
  18. 18. Shrinking budgets
  19. 19. Environmental changing at dizzying speed
  20. 20. Too Fast, Reactive
  21. 21. Too Slow, Deny
  22. 22. Quick and thoughtful
  23. 23. Good News
  24. 24. Opportunity• Lots of expertise at hand here in BC• Compelling vision at provincial level and local level• A lot of teachers and administrators embracing change• Many jurisdictions faced similar questions 3 to 10 years ago – Lots of lessons learned
  25. 25. Trends
  26. 26. Collision between traditional face-to-face and online learning
  27. 27. Need to build a new, smart system from ground upnot just a “blend” that is “traditional face to face” + “online”
  28. 28. Education TrendsBlended Learning Consolidation of distance learning and face-to-face classroom opportunities for accessing digital resources and tools.Raised expectations for digital tools in schools by Why can’t school tools be as usable as digital tools theystudents and teachers. use in other areas of their life.Mobile learning a game changer Students and teachers want to bring their personal devices to the school and leverage.Quality and quantity of learning resources Challenge is in finding the right resources for the task orincreasing learning outcome at hand.Teachers and students becoming creators of Not just consuming traditional publisher content.content, not just consumers Engaging project-based teaching involves creating things and collaboration. Creative Commons licensing facilitating this. Growth of service learning.
  29. 29. Education TrendsRepositories to registries Moving away from a siloed learning object repository approach to one where only local resources are stored, external resources hosted with original content owner.Growth of learning analytics Technology emerging to track para-data about learning resources (e.g. ratings by teachers) and consolidating to help filter. Ability to tie a learning resource to specific learning outcomes and see effectiveness of learning resource.Consolidation of learning outcomes across Growing realization that most learning outcomesjurisdictions from different jurisdictions are almost identical in core subjects (e.g. Common Core initiative in US with 42 states participating)Cloud approach to learning technology Mirroring trend in other sectors, IT infrastructure isdelivery migrating from within the organization to external providers saving money and improving service.
  30. 30. Education TrendsInnovations coming from outside traditional Organizations like Khan Academy are disruptingeducation sector education sector. Traditional delivery approaches are threatened with being redundant.Growing awareness of important role of Many jurisdictions starting to set up social networkssocial networked learning for their students and teachers.Just-in-time instead of just-in-case learning Less important to “cover all the curriculum” than to provide authentic, project based learning experiences for students.Importance of cross-functional teams Most meaningful work is done today in cross- functional teams. Students need to go beyond program and school siloes to get experience with this.
  31. 31. Growth of
  32. 32. Growth of Google Apps for Education
  33. 33. Consolidation of New Google Design
  34. 34. Powerful Learning Resource MetadataSharing Approaches Emerging
  35. 35. + The Learning Registry Project Primary Funding from US Dept of Education US Dept of Defense
  36. 36. Learning Registry is a distributed + system that permits sharing of metadata about learning resources...© Copyright 2010 US Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: CC-BY-3.0 20101022
  37. 37. …developed through an open community process that engages + learning resource creators, publishers, curators, and consumers.© Copyright 2010 US Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: CC-BY-3.0 20101022
  38. 38. Learning Registry is a data exchange mechanism—not a destination + website, search engine, or repository—upon which diverse user services can be built.© Copyright 2010 US Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: CC-BY-3.0 20101022
  39. 39. © Copyright 2010 US Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: CC-BY-3.0 20101022
  40. 40. Resource Paradata Profile 89 Career & Technical Educators in California included this resource in a curriculum module. Dynamic Summary Source Website: Visit This resource has been Reference URL: Visit Times Viewed: 39 aligned 214 times to Times Voted: 23 Times Rated: 6 Math Common Core Times Favorited: 1 Standard Apply Recommended: 2 Times Tagged: geometric methods to climate (2) global solve design problems warming (6) Usability Rating: 7.65/10 Star Rating: 3.75/5 Useful: Yes: 14 No: 9 Accurate: Yes: 2 No: 1 There are Likes: Yes: 12 No: 2 16 discussion posts Best Of 2010: that include this 3 on a scale of 1 (Best) and 50 (Worst) resource in the Middle Most Useful: Resource Information 2 on a scale of 1 (Best) and 5 Title Anatomy of a Rover School Science group. (Worst) Link 12/sci/ess/eiu/rover/index.html Description In this interactive activity from NOVA, learn about Tagged As the sophisticated scientific instruments on two identical robotic rovers that have explored Mars — Spirit and Opportunity. Subject Keyword(s) Science This Science Mars Grade Level High School Intended Audience Learner resource PBS Resource Type Instructional Material was voted #3 out of 5 Resource Format text, text/html Space_Science Best Science NASA Engineering Interactives for English Language Learners by interactive design teachers in Florida© Copyright 2010 US Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: CC-BY-3.0 20101022
  41. 41. Learning Resource Metadata Initiative
  42. 42. Move from Mentoring/formal to Wikis Coachinginformal Discussion Forumslearning Live Webcasts Friending Recorded Webinars Tagging Video Conferencing User Generated Content Workshops Blogs Learnshops Folksonomy Networking Websites Micro-blogging Learning Audio / Podcasts Webjams 2.0 Case Studies Rating / Comments Books eLearning Leadership Forums ILT (instructor-led/classroom) VILT (virtual instructor/web) Professional Video Virtual World (eg. Second Life)
  43. 43. Recognition for Informal Learning
  44. 44. Open learning content providers launching interactive tools
  45. 45. Growth of External Repositories and Learning Analytics
  46. 46. Pedagogychanging
  47. 47. LearningAnalytics
  48. 48.
  49. 49. Qualityimprovements in online learning
  50. 50. • In Carnegie Mellons rigorously evaluated online statistics course, students learned a full semesters worth of material in half as much time—and performed as well or better than students learning from traditional instruction.
  51. 51. Move fromsurface to deep learning
  52. 52. Multiple channelsfor same content
  53. 53. Preface by Seth Godin to popular e-Marketing Textbook
  54. 54. Growth in Open Education Resources
  55. 55. Case studies
  56. 56. • The future is already here — its just not very evenly distributed. – William Gibson
  57. 57. Summary• Each region has mastered some aspects of the overall vision, No one has mastered all the components• Main purpose – Collaboration – Communities of practice – Finding learning resources – Creating learning resources
  58. 58. Summary• Main audience – Students – Parents – Teachers – Face to face students or online / distance learners• Scale – School district – State / province
  59. 59. Learn Maine
  60. 60. NY Learns
  61. 61. Scotland’s Glow
  62. 62. Scotland’s eduBuzz
  63. 63. Edmonton School District
  64. 64. Digital Dashboard– West Vancouver School District
  65. 65. Activity Feed and Network
  66. 66. Personalization – changing themes
  67. 67. It’s okay that not everything is strictly “educational”…
  68. 68. Individual profiles / portfolios
  69. 69. Activity Feed Customization
  70. 70. North Dakota
  71. 71. Minnesota
  72. 72. Oregon
  73. 73. California
  74. 74. Greece
  75. 75. Turkey
  76. 76. South Korea
  77. 77. “A contract between the Indiangovernment and Canadian developmentpartner DataWind, should put between10 and 12 million devices in the hands ofstudents across India by the end of 2012,according to Computer World.” Source:
  78. 78. Recommendations
  79. 79. Recommendations• Usability more important than any other factor!• Ensure process is transparent – Include early adopter users • Education Camps • Ning Network – Should give big players Google, Microsoft, Apple, IBM chance to bid as well as smaller players like Edmodo and open source approaches like WordPress/BuddyPress and Drupal• Encourage K-20 co-operation• Get definitive regulatory policy statement from government / legal advice• Tool that is best for elementary may be different than best one for secondary• Break into phases – don’t launch by pilot districts – Instead launch by functionality • Start with “low hanging fruit” – Target early adopters – Let it grow organically• Don’t build a white elephant – But do put in sufficient resources to realistically support• Clarify role of ERAC and School Districts• Make sure efforts are forwards compatible
  80. 80. Resources