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Learning Technologist Network - Overview and January 2015 Meeting

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Learning Technologist Network - Overview and January 2015 Meeting

  1. 1. Welcome to the January 2015 meeting!
  2. 2. Ethos and Outcomes Learning Technologists Network @ Leeds - Ethos and Outcomes Collaborative • Share attendance and experiences at events and conferences • Share ideas and practice • Belongs to members Professional Development • Opportunity to demonstrate experience of work and developments • Empowerment Open • To new members in many roles • Informal • Meeting outcomes posted on blog and circulated Connected • Links to internal and external networks • Input into and informed by University policies
  3. 3. Links LTN @ Leeds SDDU Digital Learning Team Academic Champions BLLTIG Distance Learning Network Faculty and School Staff The VLE Service
  4. 4. Agenda • Network Update • The Upcoming NMC 2015 Report • UoL Technology Event • Next meeting dates
  5. 5. Network Update
  6. 6. Network Update • Network Stand at the Student Education Conference 2015 • Signups to the network • Raised awareness
  7. 7. From a 2013 re-launch to Christmas 2014 & Where Next in 2015
  8. 8. Timeline • April/May 2013 – Network re-launch. Set vision, ethos and ideas for year ahead. – Topics on Blogging and ebooks. • July 2013 – Blog launched, ideas generated. Identification of new connections. Group expertise defined. – Topics on Strategies and BaiBoardHD • October 2013 – ALTC Experiences on blog. Connections to JISC RSC. – Topics on Blackboard mobile app. Voting systems, DLT, Expansion of blog into the community site.
  9. 9. Timeline • December 2013 - Connected to academic champions, Updates from BLLTIG (Neil Morris) – Topics on How to work together across the institution, Social Media, Augmented Reality, Blog rebranded ‘TELR’ • March 2014 – Refreshed aims, objectives and vision. New blog content ideas – Topics on eAssessment and current use. Mobile content creation/NearPod Demo • May 2014 – Moving to a 1 hour meeting, monthly. – Topics Quiet discussion on multiple current topics inc. WordPress • July 2014 - Training and Development Project, Learning Technology Development. – Topics What technology is being used informally across the Institution? • August 2014 – LTN on holiday
  10. 10. Timeline • September 2014 – Review of journey so far - What do we want to do next? (start/stop/continue activity) – Topics and a discussion on Lecture Capture – Always show ethos and links at beginning of meeting. – Moving out to hosting some events in Schools/Faculties and more facilitated by network members. • November 2014 – 3D Printing Demo from Ultimaker and continued review of network. Hosted by Faculty of Biological Sciences – Topics on BLLTIG Priorities in 2014/15 and network response and thoughts. – What do we want to do next? (start/stop/continue activity) • December 2014 – 3D Visualisation hosted by School of Earth and Environment – ‘APPY Hour Discussion of Animoto, NearPod & MyMealMate App – Network Aims 2015 distilled from (start/stop/continue activity)
  11. 11. Distillation of start/stop/continue activity: What do we want to do in 2015?
  12. 12. Collaborative •Share attendance and experiences at events and conferences •Share ideas and practice •Belongs to members •We should •Continue monthly meetings •Monthly meet ups •Invite more academics • List of members interests and groups -> Structures and members •Case studies in L&T •5-10 minute demo of everyone’s favourite app. •Sharing good practice – where we know it works •Sharing good practice •I love hearing about good other projects and how they have done them e.g. what they have used •Technology demonstrations •Monthly meet ups •Meeting, sharing, working together – try to do more •External visitors are essential for horizon scanning •All looks good to me! Like the idea of demos – commercial suppliers. •Discussing effects of technology techniques in different contexts. Challenging rhetoric •Skills development, practice, sharing •Any pool of resources that we could use e.g. rooms etc? •opportunity for a 5-10 minute demo of everyone’s favourite app. •START USING THE BLOG •LESS USE OF POWERPOINT Professional Development •Opportunity to demonstrate experience of work and developments •Empowerment •We should •More practical sessions so that we only come to things we’re really interested in: (Teaching/Scorative/VLE/Adobe Connect/Online teaching / Animation/Resources for Teaching/Assessment) •CPD on the agenda •Sometimes feel we rush through or skim over things – knowing what software is being used isn’t that useful – longer demo/hands on session would be better. •Technology demonstrations •emerging technologies were very interesting – I would like to see more of these •More demos/guests •Yes for more tech demos – more technical topics as well. •Intro to languages (Python etc) HTML5 interactivity. Al + be Edge(?)? •Skills development, practice, sharing •. Skills development not discussion more valuable. •opportunity for a 5-10 minute demo of everyone’s favourite app. •LONGER DEMO HANDS ON SESSIONS •MAKE SURE SESSIONS ARE RELEVANT •Case studies in L&T • List of members interests and groups -> Structures and members Open •To new members in many roles •Informal •Meeting outcomes posted on blog and circulated •We should •Invite more academics •More meeting locations •External visitors are essential for horizon scanning •Like the idea of demos – commercial suppliers. •Higher frequency topics – most tools won’t work, but higher number of topics increases chance of “hits” with particular groups • Rebrand to Learning Technology Network (get away from role issues)? (JKAL) Connected •Links to internal and external networks •Input into and informed by University policies •We should •Invite more academics •Reflect on some of the projects of other groups in order to feedback to Schools/Faculties • Widen the network •Opening out the network beyond learning technologists •Occasional informal meet ups (e.g. lunch, quick after work drinks,) • Any pool of resources that we could use e.g. rooms etc? •External visitors are essential for horizon scanning •Like the idea of demos – commercial suppliers. •More demos/guests •Expand the blog buddybosstheme, terms, privacy, aims, activities Agree plan for shorter monthly meetings •Occasional informal meet ups (e.g. lunch, quick after work drinks,) More demos, keep CPD on the agenda •like to see demos of what the University has produced or is producing •Topics based on tools (external partners) •List of members interests and groups -> Structures and members •Reflect on some of the projects of other groups in order to feedback to Schools/Faculties (lecture capture/e-assessment). Lots of staff don’t know about these developments! • “What should we continue, stop and start?” outcomes summary structured by network ethos into Actions Outcomes are placed multiple times if they are relevant to more than one ethos area. Things to stop have been turned into positive actions (i.e. ignoring the blog has been turned into use the blog)
  13. 13. Learning Technology Network Activities BLOG * Re-launch blog with - extended profiles - Interests - Resources to share - Meeting outcomes posted on blog and circulated Face to Face Meetings(1): * Map out series of topics and changing locations for year. People to attend on interest. * Invite external speakers * Monthly, 1 hour Face to Face Meetings(2): * Keep overall balance of demos, hands-on and discussion. (tech versus discussion) – but specific meetings could be all or specific * Making clear options for skills development. Face to Face Meetings(3): * Discussing effects of technology techniques in different contexts. Challenging rhetoric * Existing tech versus emerging Sharing Knowledge * On the Blog * In meetings * Case studies * Good practice * Pool Resources Connections * Invite more academics and roles * Members to invite colleagues • Summary of actions mapped to areas of activity: Actions are summarised - multiple outcomes from the previous page are merged – i.e. multiple requests for continued meetings or external visitors
  14. 14. What do we want to do in 2015?  Between now and next meeting:  Refactor blog profiles to include information on – in progress:  Skills  Resources  Structure/Location/Faculty  Map out meetings schedule with location of meetings - done  Next meeting – revisit and address others (ad-hoc meetings, blog posts) - done  Rest of year – monitor areas of activity and revisit halfway through
  15. 15. New Media Consortium (NMC) Report 2015
  16. 16. NMC Report Activity – I. Key Trends Accelerating Ed Tech Adoption in Higher Education • Fast-mid range trends – http://padlet.com/jkal/4enmj5ce6nb0 – III. Important Developments in Educational Technology for Higher Ed • Time to adoption 1-2 & 2-3 years – http://padlet.com/jkal/oquh6lea0afi
  17. 17. NMC Report Activity Barometer Questions for your work: 1. What current activity falls into these? 2. Do you have future work planned for these? 3. What do you think of this trend/technology? • http://padlet.com/jkal/4enmj5ce6nb0 • http://padlet.com/jkal/oquh6lea0afi
  18. 18. NMC Report Activity Discussion.
  19. 19. University of Leeds Technology Event What do you think? Survey: http://goo.gl/0ry14I
  20. 20. Next Meeting Dates After the January Learning Technologist network meeting I’m on paternity leave in February and March 2015. A plan is in place…
  21. 21. Next Meeting Dates Next dates and rooms booked: • Monday 23rd February 11-12 GTSC – Cat Wilkinson & Damian McDonald – Apple on iPad use in education (may swap with April) • Thursday 19th March 10-11 GTSC – Aurora Levesley and Sue Bickerdike – RRAPID Demo and Hands-on • April 2015 – Google Glass (may swap with Feb)

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