PLEs@CQUni: Origins, Rationale, Outcomes


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PLEs@CQUni: Origins, Rationale, Outcomes

  1. 1. PLEs@CQUni: Origins, rationale, and outcomes so far David Jones
  2. 2. Origins Rationale Outcomes Future
  3. 3. Origins
  4. 4. Ancient history
  5. 5. Webfuse flexibility and adaptability essential features for any online or computing system. Without these … an organisation runs the risk of either retaining an out of date system because it is too expensive to replace, or having to throw away the investment in a system because it has not kept up with change . Jones and Buchanan, 1996
  6. 6. Webfuse The design of the ….. will attempt to maximise adaptability by concentrating on providing the infrastructure required to integrate existing and yet to be developed online learning tools . Jones and Buchanan, 1996
  7. 7. Webfuse Consequently the ….. will where possible maximise the ability for both students and staff to customise the behaviour and presentation of the system to suit their individual needs . Jones and Buchanan, 1996
  8. 8. Webfuse All Webfuse course sites, by default, open to all Google “entity relationship diagram” CQU page currently #9
  9. 9. Webfuse RSS for course announcements in 2001 Student blogs in 2002
  10. 10. Infection <ul><li>CQU ITiLT plan: 2006-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 and E-Learning 2.0 (death of LMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative commons, micro-formats, open course content </li></ul><ul><li>Created using a Wiki and consultation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Strengthen our flexible learning approach through personalised learning support (2006) CQU has a long established reputation as a specialist in distance education delivery, including being designated a Distance Education Centre by the Commonwealth Government. We have received much appreciated Commonwealth support over the years for a number of flexible learning initiatives ….. CQU intend to build on our history of expertise as a leader in the area of distributed learning and we have developed an Information Technology in Learning and Teaching (ILiLT) Plan to take our distributed learning to the next level - a personalised learning environment (PLE). Many Australian universities have implemented learning management systems and created virtual learning environments, however, as a leader in this field CQU desires to scope the next generation of learning, PLE, for our students.
  12. 12. Could you lead the charge to develop this proposal further? The proposal only needs to be brief (up to a page) and costed. It … will then have to be submitted to DEST for approval. July 2007
  13. 13. … .seems confident that DEST will approve the application…. September 2007
  14. 14. Final confirmation – late Oct
  15. 15. Rationale Sacred cows Guiding principles
  16. 16.
  17. 17. The closed classroom
  18. 18. Scarcity
  19. 19. Formal versus informal
  20. 20. Consistency
  21. 21. Big systems
  22. 22. Guiding principles
  23. 23. Herding cats DOES NOT WORK!!!
  24. 24. Kaplan’s Law of Instrument (Kaplan 1998) Pattern entrainment ARE MAJOR PROBLEMS
  26. 26. Naturalistic Emergent meaning @ ground level Understand sufficiency Stimulate Monitor emergent patterns Research and intervention entwined
  27. 27. Eat your own dog food
  28. 28. Chronologically
  29. 29. BAM 1400+ students, 20+ courses
  30. 30. BAM One of the most compelling aspects of the project was the simple way it married Web 2.0 applications with institutional systems . This approach has the potential to give institutional teaching and learning systems greater efficacy and agility by making use of the many free or inexpensive—but useful—tools like blogs proliferating on the Internet and to liberate institutional computing staff and resources for other efforts.
  31. 31. Webfuse The design of the ….. will attempt to maximise adaptability by concentrating on providing the infrastructure required to integrate existing and yet to be developed online learning tools . Jones and Buchanan, 1996
  32. 32. CDDU wiki, blogs, social bookmarking …
  33. 33. CDDU wiki, blogs, social bookmarking … <ul><li>Main Page (66,255) </li></ul><ul><li>Category:Blackboard (17,254) </li></ul><ul><li>Symposium on Personal Learning Environments 2008 (16,381) </li></ul><ul><li>Study Guide Template (10,486) </li></ul><ul><li>Web3D Exchange Project (9,871) </li></ul><ul><li>Print material innovation (9,439) </li></ul><ul><li>Colin Beer (9,262) </li></ul><ul><li>CDDU Publications (9,208) </li></ul><ul><li>AHE Resources (9,181) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Design and Development Unit:Community Portal (8,005) </li></ul>
  34. 34. Web 2.0 Course Sites
  35. 35. RSS Feeds from LMS discussion forums
  36. 36. Second Life - Machinima
  37. 37. VoiceThread – Research Posters
  38. 38. <ul><li>Project board </li></ul><ul><li>Chair: Dean, FABIE </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Library </li></ul><ul><li>Director, ITD </li></ul><ul><li>ADL&T, FSEH </li></ul>
  39. 39. Rigorous project governance Specific deliverables Budget and project plan
  40. 40. Improved outcomes for students Attractive and marketable courses Increasing enrolments
  41. 41.
  42. 42. Jones, D., & Buchanan, R. (1996). The design of an integrated online learning environment. Paper presented at the Proceedings of ASCILITE'96, Adelaide.