HeLF 10th Anniversary Event
Scottish initiatives in
e-Learning
Enhancement-led Innovation

Dr David Walker
University of D...
http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/
Impact?
Fixed term funded educational
technology projects "...limited
pedagogical transformation"
which ends when funding ...
Pedagogy Pre-defined?

“…a lot of what we do online has been predefined by learning management systems, predefined by the ...
Overview
• Learners and the Learner Voice
• Strategy
• Curriculum Innovation
• Future Directions and
Conversations
Learner Experiences of e-Learning
• Jisc-funded project as part of
e-Learning Programme
• Learner Experiences of eLearning...
Outcomes & Implications
• Learner experiences and preferences similar across sectors –
highly developed views on role and ...
TESEP Project
• SFC e-learning Transformation
Project
• Transforming and Enhancing
the Student Experience through
Pedagogy...
Outcomes & Implications
• Expert group supported practitioners (seconded to TESEP
project) to make changes to practice – c...
REAP Project
• SFC e-Learning Transformation
Project (managed by Jisc)
• Re-engineering Assessment
Practices
• Collaborati...
Outcomes & Implications
• Learning and efficiency gains across a range of
disciplines
• Students given active role in thei...
Future Directions and Challenges
• Report of the Review of Higher Education Governance in Scotland
(Von Prondzynski, 2012)...
Learning Conversations
Channels and topics facilitating technological
and pedagogical agility and innovation:
– ALT Scotla...
Pedagogies of Uncertainty
“One persistent error teachers make is to get a bright idea for
a different way of teaching and ...
Contact Details
Dr David Walker
Library & Learning Centre
University of Dundee
d.j.walker@dundee.ac.uk
Twitter: @drdjwalke...
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Slides from keynote presentation given at UK Heads of e-Learning Forum (HeLF) 10th Anniversary Event. Slides reflection on a cross section of key Scottish e-learning initiatives, and their impact, over the last 10 years.

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  • Cochrane also highlights the many unfunded SIGs that have emerged but again says there is little evidence of pedagogical impact.
  • Bringing a community together enhances possibilities for community growth.Hard to engineer.
  • Led by Linda Creanor and Kathryn Trinder in conjunction with Open learning Partnership.Built on initial scoping study led by Rhona Sharpe which provided guidance on methodological approach.Used Interview Plus artefact approach originally devised by Helen Beetham.6 focus groups, 22 interviews (55 participants in total) across 9 institutions.IPA – first large scale study applying this technique in context of e-learning. Sample too large for true IPA study.
  • Spawned other similar projects.’
  • 6 projects (cross-institutional) £1 million pounds each. £6m in total.Essentially a staff development project which bought out staff time to enable them to develop (often in conjunction with learners) technology based learning interventions.
  • Taking forward change in technology-enhanced education – regional workshops (UK) supporting institutional teams to explore/develop strategic approaches to embedding technology in learning and teaching. Special issues
  • Strathclyde, Glasgow and GCUSought to develop new models of assessment using technologyAim was to embed new practices in strategies and quality enhancement processes.
  • Spawned other similar projects.’
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  • More broadly bodies like ALT beginning to connect with others such as SEDA and HEA (recent event at GCU).Open Scotland – promoting development and adoption of open education policies and practices
  • Scottish Initiatives in e-Learning - Enhancement-Led Innovation

    1. 1. HeLF 10th Anniversary Event Scottish initiatives in e-Learning Enhancement-led Innovation Dr David Walker University of Dundee @drdjwalker
    2. 2. http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/
    3. 3. Impact? Fixed term funded educational technology projects "...limited pedagogical transformation" which ends when funding runs out. http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/index.php/rlt/article/view/21955
    4. 4. Pedagogy Pre-defined? “…a lot of what we do online has been predefined by learning management systems, predefined by the web spaces we inhabit for learning” Pedagogy of Uncertainty (Schulman, 2005) “…students are making sense of their own discomfort…together”
    5. 5. Overview • Learners and the Learner Voice • Strategy • Curriculum Innovation • Future Directions and Conversations
    6. 6. Learner Experiences of e-Learning • Jisc-funded project as part of e-Learning Programme • Learner Experiences of eLearning (LEX) • Collaboration between GCU and Open Learning Partnership • Focus on learner voices across post-16 education • Interpretative methodology (IPA) – capture rich narratives http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/LEX%20Final%20Report_August06.pdf
    7. 7. Outcomes & Implications • Learner experiences and preferences similar across sectors – highly developed views on role and benefits of e-learning • Relationship between lecturer engagement with technology and learner attitudes • Learners skilful in deploying preferred learning strategies when using technology • Evidence of increased engagement through enhanced choice and control • Informed research in other aspects of e-learning, assessment & digital literacy: – Jisc „In their own words‟ publication http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/elearningpedagogy/iowfinal.pdf – Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age
    8. 8. TESEP Project • SFC e-learning Transformation Project • Transforming and Enhancing the Student Experience through Pedagogy • Collaborative project between Edinburgh Napier, Lauder College and Telford • Focus on strategic approaches to developing learner-centred learning and teaching practices • Learners in control http://www2.napier.ac.uk/transform/
    9. 9. Outcomes & Implications • Expert group supported practitioners (seconded to TESEP project) to make changes to practice – cascade model required each practitioners to disseminate information internally. • Videos case studies and evaluation matrix developed • Tools produced to help institutions apply TESEP approach with interactive practitioner & institutional case studies • Informed further initiatives and new models to support embedding of e-learning: – Taking forward change in technology-enhanced education http://strategycascade.wordpress.com/ – 3E Framework http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/vice-principal-academic/academic/TEL/TechBenchmark/Pages/3E.aspx
    10. 10. REAP Project • SFC e-Learning Transformation Project (managed by Jisc) • Re-engineering Assessment Practices • Collaboration between Strathclyde, Glasgow and GCU • Redesigned assessment across 19 HE classes supported by technology • Range of case studies and project outputs – online conference http://www.reap.ac.uk/
    11. 11. Outcomes & Implications • Learning and efficiency gains across a range of disciplines • Students given active role in their learning – evidence of increased time-on-task and greater feedback satisfaction • Principles developed embedded within strategy/policy – subsequently informing learning design across sector • Informed other sector-wide projects e.g. PASS project http://www.pass.brad.ac.uk/ • Informed research in other aspects of e-learning, assessment & digital literacy – Jisc „Effective Assessment in a Digital Age‟ – Jisc interACT Project
    12. 12. Future Directions and Challenges • Report of the Review of Higher Education Governance in Scotland (Von Prondzynski, 2012): – collaborative approach a „fundamental principle‟ of Scottish system and – “…interest of Scottish universities...is collectively best served by creating collaborative partnership arrangements with other higher education institutions, and this should override any perceived competitive advantage for an individual institution.“ http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/02/3646 • Increasing scrutiny of publically funded provision particularly duplication • Content versus experience – added value (Welsh initiatives)
    13. 13. Learning Conversations Channels and topics facilitating technological and pedagogical agility and innovation: – ALT Scotland SIG – established in 2012 and led by Linda Creanor – Open Scotland – summit to stimulate strategic thinking on open education facilitated by Jisc Cetis – Jisc RSC Scotland Joint Events – Moocs – expansion into niche areas and new entrants into the space
    14. 14. Pedagogies of Uncertainty “One persistent error teachers make is to get a bright idea for a different way of teaching and then to spring it on students without preparation. Suddenly, a teacher unleashes a combination of group collaborative learning with portfolios and technology and expects students to respond positively to this new game. The students don't even know how to begin.” “some things continue just because nothing deflects them in another direction--pedagogical inertia” “Part of what we have to learn we must learn from one another within the universities and colleges” Shulman, L. (2005) http://www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/le-sp05/le-sp05feature2.cfm
    15. 15. Contact Details Dr David Walker Library & Learning Centre University of Dundee d.j.walker@dundee.ac.uk Twitter: @drdjwalker

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