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IWMW 2000: E-Learning Developments

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Slides for the plenary talk on "E-Learning Developments" presented at the IWMW 2000 event held at the University of Bath on 6-8 September 2000.

See http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions .html#

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IWMW 2000: E-Learning Developments

  1. 1. E-Learning Developments John Slater ILT
  2. 2. Governmental Agenda • Widening Participation - social inclusion • Access • Lower Unit Costs • More Professionalism/QA • More relevance to World of Work • More learning-centred/less qual-centred • Globally competitive
  3. 3. JISC Agenda 1 • Managed learning Environments • Joined-up – student centred (portals) – between systems in an HEI – between HEIs/Fes • Plagiarism • Computer Aided Assessment
  4. 4. JISC Agenda 2 • Round tables • Technology Watch • Standards • Physical Environments -see Darmstad work • Virtual Environments
  5. 5. E-Learning • Convergence of Distance learning and Course Enhancement • Convergence of Portal and on-line LLL • Convergence of Campus web and Internet • Convergence of FE/HE/Training markets • Government to manipulate market
  6. 6. Market vs Provider • Speed vs Consensus • Profit vs Cost recovery • Self-sustaining vs Subsidised • Top-down vs Bottom-up • Support strategic providers vs respect all • Programme support vs Course support • Learner-led vs Supply-led
  7. 7. Models for an E-University • Railtrack • BBC world service • Commercial/Maximise profit • Core for QA – courses/modules – assessment – support • Branded etc
  8. 8. Disaggregation • Modules/credit system • Navigation • Support • Assessment • Payment • Quality assurance • Etc
  9. 9. Government Market Aims • Keep overseas market share up • Address the move to stay at home • Displacement in t & s • Disability • Exclusion • CPD • PG
  10. 10. Other Issues • Customer care • Help-desk • Call centre – In department / in university – Skilled / non-skilled • Content development in-house/outsourced • Use students?
  11. 11. JISC help • Network -flexible bandwidth • Advice on IPR issues • DNER • Standards/tech watch • Pilotting • Feedback/awareness • Middleware issues

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