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  • Good morning My name is Dai Thomas I would like to start a conversation with you today on…..
  • ICT and personalised learning

    1. 1. How ICT can help personalise learning and engage your Students Dai Thomas
    2. 2. Personalisation through ICT works: <ul><li>“ I am no technical expert but I can see what ICT can do for the children’s enthusiasm and enjoyment of learning” </li></ul><ul><li>Kathleen Higgins </li></ul><ul><li>Headteacher </li></ul><ul><li>Altwood C of E School,Maidenhead </li></ul>
    3. 3. Where Are We Now? <ul><li>Uses ICT inside an ICT suite </li></ul><ul><li>Uses ICT on an immobile device </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers content </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages independent study but limits ICT access </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes a culture of 9-4,only here learning (Is your school typical or are you further towards e-confidence?) </li></ul>A typical school…..
    4. 4. Changing Times <ul><li>New uses of Internet (bi-directional tools) </li></ul><ul><li>Media based society breeding a new generation of media centric users </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost solutions (open source) </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing range of smarter products at a cheaper price </li></ul><ul><li>14M ipods sold in the last quarter (23.5 m 2006) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Personalisation through ICT works: <ul><li>“ The pace of lessons has improved because of the way in which teachers are able to switch from one resource to another, call up images and interact with different software to exemplify a different way of looking at something” </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Sawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Headteacher </li></ul><ul><li>All Saints Catholic High School,Sheffield </li></ul>
    6. 6. Elements of Personalisation <ul><li>Interactivity: Interactive teaching,interactive learning,catering for preferred learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper Learning: by making connections, ICT enables us to do this across all kinds of groups,crosses boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Student Voice: Through student voice, bi-directional communication and support networks </li></ul><ul><li>Concurrent Activity: By concurrent engineering of learning experiences for/by learners </li></ul>
    7. 7. Ideas for Innovation <ul><li>A podcast story for disaffected boys </li></ul><ul><li>The Learning Platform </li></ul><ul><li>A vidcast revision example for quadratic brackets </li></ul><ul><li>A online peer discussion group on divorce </li></ul><ul><li>using anonymous avatars </li></ul><ul><li>E-mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Safari Hunt Game Play </li></ul><ul><li>Field work with a difference </li></ul>
    8. 8. Where Should We Be? <ul><li>Uses ICT throughout the campus </li></ul><ul><li>Uses ICT on mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers content and receives (content, feedback, support, ideas) </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages independent study through “open access” ICT systems </li></ul><ul><li>Establishes a culture of anytime, anywhere learning </li></ul>An e-confident school…..
    9. 9. Personalisation through ICT works: <ul><li>“ There have been whole ranges of factors which have influenced an improvement in standards within the school. One of those factors clearly is the use of ICT and e-learning as a motivating factor for students: this has also led to an enhancement in the professionalism of the staff” </li></ul><ul><li>David Turrell </li></ul><ul><li>Headteacher </li></ul><ul><li>The Sir Bernard Lovell School,Bristol </li></ul>
    10. 10. Hurdles: Technological and Otherwise <ul><li>Change management issues </li></ul><ul><li>CPD issues </li></ul><ul><li>Cost implications </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural step shift </li></ul><ul><li>(What will be your biggest hurdle?) </li></ul>“ People don’t mind problems they can’t solve but hate solutions that they don’t understand” Eric Bonabeau
    11. 11. Starting the Personalisation with ICT Conversation….
    12. 12. Think Big…Start Small! <ul><li>Digital Native or Digital Immigrant? (Which category do you or your SLT fit in?) </li></ul><ul><li>Use your Digitally Native converts to champion small projects(who are these key team members?) </li></ul><ul><li>CPD and advice streams </li></ul><ul><li>Family schools and network support systems </li></ul>
    13. 13. Personalisation through ICT works: <ul><li>“ The way in which staff are running with the technology is great but of course it’s the students who are really the driving force because they know how to use this stuff better than some staff do” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Lloyd </li></ul><ul><li>Headteacher </li></ul><ul><li>Barking Abbey School,Essex </li></ul>
    14. 14. Stepping Stones to Success <ul><li>Your planning and discussions (Think big..start small) </li></ul><ul><li>Your personalisation project? </li></ul><ul><li>Support networks </li></ul><ul><li>and advice </li></ul>
    15. 15. Continue the Conversation….. <ul><li>http://www.daithomas.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>For a copy of this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/y2hel9 </li></ul><ul><li>To add your concerns/ideas as a virtual </li></ul><ul><li>post it </li></ul>
    16. 16. GPS Mediascape Back
    17. 18. Personalisation Through ICT <ul><li>Personalisation: Education has always taken a personal role at times but perhaps the technological tools are now available to make it easier to manage </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation: Deeper learning: by making connections, ICT enables us to do this across all kinds of groups,crosses boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation: Through student voice, bi-directional communication and support networks </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation: By concurrent engineering of learning experiences for/by learners </li></ul>
    18. 19. ICT: A Change Catalyst V “ Any colour - so long as it's black” Personalisation/Customisation Mass Production to Customisation
    19. 20. Change Process People
    20. 21. Tim Rudd Becta