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  1. 1. The Classroom Technologies Project: Engaging learners through the effective use of learning technologies – a teachers toolkit<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />Background<br />Achievements so far…<br />Using the toolkit<br />Future plans<br />
  3. 3. The Project<br />Background<br />Approach used: CollaborativeApproaches to the Management of e-Learning<br />
  4. 4. Some of the key issues we wished to address<br />Assessment and feedback<br />Engagement and interaction<br />Improving student understanding<br />Developing skills<br />
  5. 5. Its not about the Technology but it helps…<br />
  6. 6. What we have achieved so far<br />Wiki<br />Flash Cards<br />Brief case studies<br />
  7. 7. Future plans<br />Continue developing the resource<br />Launch event<br />Disseminate information to programme teams <br />
  8. 8. Questions<br />
  9. 9. A Few parting thoughts…<br />Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.<br />It is now clear that as a result of this ubiquitous environment and the sheer volume of their interaction with it, today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors.<br />It's not actually clear to me which is harder – “learning new stuff” or “learning new ways to do old stuff.” I suspect it's the latter.<br />Reference<br />Prensky, M. (2001) Digital Natives, Digital immigrants,<br />,%<br />0Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf (accessed 28/04/10)<br />
  10. 10. Useful references<br /><br />1. HEFCE funded project, Collaborative Approaches to the Management of e-Learning (CAMEL)<br />2. JISC document: Exploring Tangible Benefits of e-Learning: Does investment yield interest?<br />3. Hybrid Learning model developed by CETL(NI) (provides useful structure for flash cards)<br />4. Educause, 7 things you should know about …(provides useful structure for case study resource)<br />5. Keele University, Education, Interactive whiteboard web site<br />6. Vanderbilt University, Centre for Teaching – review of research on class room response systems<br />7. JISC infonet site – infokits that will provide structure on which to base the project<br />