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Kelvin College final


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Think piece for College reviewing its thinking about educational technology and blended learning

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Kelvin College final

  1. 1. Sector leading practice pedagogy, retention and attainment The eternal Trinity – but all about a sense of achievement for all Joe Wilson
  2. 2. And they are all linked to - New technologies New pedagogies New science of learning Optimism is a choice ! As are high expectations !
  3. 3. Pedagogy Where are the MOOC’s being used ? Do you promote course from EdX, Coursera and Future Learn as staff and learner development opportunities Where are you in developing and exemplifying Staff digital skills ? Do you value and develop Learner’s digital skills ? Do you make the most of Windows 10 , the network , the VLE , Mahara , Microsoft 365 , Do all learners have an eportfolio or somewhere to showcase their own work ? Are you using technology effectively for internal verification ?
  4. 4. Pedagogy How much learning happens out of the classroom ? How much can you open up to schools and the community ? How much can you deliver directly into the workplace Do you learn from workplaces ? Where are you with Communications / Numeracy / Digital Literacy ?
  5. 5. Pedagogy Green Shoots in Scotland - some examples • Forth Valley College and their ‘Pandas’ allowing extinction of unefficient work practices Allowing course teams to plan and integrate delivery – volunteers – but changing face of delivery • West College Scotland 4-6K learners doing ‘free’ on-line courses and positioning as Microsoft champion for sector • Clyde College – learning object repository and developing learning lab at Langside Campus with new technology • UHI doing good work but behind all hidden in VLE • What next – if you are thinking mobile learning – and more user friendly interface – what about life after Moodle ?
  6. 6. Pedagogy Some Tools used around the system - • Turnitin Used as a learner development tool rather than just plagiarism checker • integrating video clips into learning • being used for staff and learner development • Do you make the most of Jisc Collections e- books ? Hardly any colleges in Scotland make effective use of this free resource –Why ?
  7. 7. Pedagogy More tools used around the system Are you making the most of Blended Learning Essentials • getting-started • Have you thought about accessing cHow about free support from the Open University OEPS Project ? – learning materials on understanding open learning straight into your moodle ? • ?id=2274 • Content from the Blended Learning Consortium ?
  8. 8. Pedagogy – staff development • Are you making the most of SQA ? Eportfolio work , Online Assessments , Learning Resources , Quality Data • Are you making the most of CDN ? Workshops on classroom practice ? Highly rated and still free • Where are you with GLOW ? - a gateway to schools and resources and underused by Colleges – GlowTV ? What could college contribute to schools across Scotland ? • Are you using Khan Academy well ? How about Citizen Maths ? Or • Have you picked up and are you using Jisc materials and or pilots around Students and digital learning journeys ? Get involved – work around digital capabilities, delivery and assessment.
  9. 9. Retention ? • Do you do analytics ? – and how much can they help course teams ? Tutors ? Learners ? • Have you picked up on any of the Jisc pilots ? Get involved this will help you build the institutional dashboard you need.
  10. 10. Attainment and Achievement • For learners it is about making it real - It’s all about work placement or relevant external inputs – work with teaching staff to make sure learning and assessment tasks are authentic. • For Staff - “promoting and participating in teacher learning and development” has twice the impact (effect size) as the next most effective activity – “planning, coordinating and evaluating teaching and the curriculum” • What Dylan William says about closing attainment gap in schools holds true for Colleges educational-transformation.aspx Highest impact slide for me tells us that attainment gap often not between schools but across classrooms in same school . If we improve learning and teaching across institution can have biggest impact on closing attainment gaps. Improvement Hub has useful information for Colleges as well as schools ! • Remember last year’s global award winning teacher – was putting his own maths lessons on youtube – that should be within reach of many teachers ! And it could be in the reach of some of your learners ! Look at co-creation !
  11. 11. Who are the unseen competition ? Who are getting it right but Colleges might not notice ! QA Powered by Canvas eating up IT apprenticeship market
  12. 12. Based in Scotland delivering globally – if you can deliver Art on line you can deliver most things
  13. 13. College lecturer opened up his photography class to world and made history
  14. 14. Can’t get to school ? It is no longer a lonely experience with peripatetic teacher visiting you. You can be in an online class with a teacher and class mates you can see
  15. 15. Google Moonshot 2015 Reaching out into community Gamification Global communities Task orientated Industry engagement Learner generated content Crowd sourcing and collaborative learning Challenges of Education are challenges that big global corporates see too
  16. 16. Are you ready? • WiFi ? • Social Software policy ? • BYOD ? • Open Moodle ? • Digital literacy and Digital participation for all – what do you do when a learner can’t access a browser ? • Who are your digital leaders – in the staff room and in the classroom? • Do you have any open practitioners ? • What’s your policy on Open Educational Resources ? • Where can I start ? • Which apps do you use ? What apps do the learners use ? • What collections ? • Where , how do you share, reuse , remix ?
  17. 17. Digital Launchpad service Using data and functions from other new Jisc services Digital Launchpad service App and content store Digital capabilities discovery tool and CPD playlists This is about to arrive and you ready to make the most of this ?
  18. 18. Jisc Digital Capability Framework for staff and learners
  19. 19. What next? Beyond MOOCs Open Education and Creative Commons Licensing - have a look at see how Edinburgh University are moving – Colleges can do this too – Have a look at it could be next step on journey A tutor for every learner – sounds far fetched but not that far off – look out for more and more artificial intelligence AI in assessments – where are you with systems in maths and literacy and digital literacy ? You can use some of the on-line tools already in public domain Everyone should have their own personal learning space and be able to cope with collaborative and social learning How to combine the learning benefits of social and personal learning – The answer to protect staff and students is not facebook – have you seen Learnium ? Do you know where and how learners store their important book marks – where do staff share these ? 19
  20. 20. What Next ? Learning is already happening out with the classroom embrace this and embed it in your own teaching and learning – have you noticed that evening classes have disappeared – time to think about new offerings ! Tie this in with your blended learning strategy – Facilitating informal learning have you seen Barclays Digital Driving Licence , or Google Academy or Google Garage – and lots more – how do you embed this in delivery ? For staff in support and delivery and for learners you should be building runway to lifelong professional development Connecting learning in workplaces and classrooms – do you and your staff have a personal learning network are you helping learners to build their own ? Everyone needs a personal learning network that stretches beyond the institution and ideally globally New forms of certification and accreditation Open Badges have a place in this and Blockchain technologies for education – you are doing open badges already with digital literacy in community – what else do you need to give these more value. Learners should have these on their Linkedin profiles . The online CV Analytics Big data analytics to support learning – AI and use of what was Tin Can Api now called XAPI Will never replace knowing your learners – but should support learners in knowing their own strengths and weaknesses
  21. 21. Right out there – classes you could fill • Manufacturing 3.0 • Web optimisation • Analytics • Ad Words • Gumtree / Ebay sellers • Youtuber • Drone Pilots • Whitegood repairers – learning on youtube ! • Managing your AirBnB / servicing Airbnb • Makerspaces/mensheds and new forms of learner engagement • Start up support / incubators • New programme development does not have to be a long and painful process !
  22. 22. How I use digital space Pre-internet: Banda Machines, photocopiers, OHP projectors, Epidiascopes, electronic typewriters , Gestetners … Post-internet Timeline: When What Why 1996 – Webpage using free hosting Teaching notes or useful links on line for my classes and anyone else 2000 – Blogger Reflections as a practitioner open 2001 – JISCMail Part of many on-line communities 2001 – RSS feed Reader – currently Digg Efficient scanning of relevant resources 2003 – PB Wiki and Wikis Collaborative platform when needed 2003 – Website on own domain Some personal branding and more space 2003 – Delicious Bookmarks in once place and accessible every where 2005 – Dropbox/One Drive Easy sharing of information 2005 – Skype Why travel you can still face to face 2006 – You Tube Channel Make your own and/or curate useful collection for your learners 2006 – Flickr CC images and make your own
  23. 23. When What Why • 2006 – LinkedIn On line story of who and what I do and links to peers • 2006 – Slideshare Sharing my work and accessing work of others – great learning • 2007 – Twitter Sharing my learning journey and sharing it with like minds – great source of links and ideas • 2007 – Hootsuite Coping with lots of connections on twitter efficiently • 2008 – Effective way to share best bits of twitter and more – syndication • 2009 – Foursquare/Swarm Learning about places and sharing as you go • 2009 – Creative commons licensing Not an tool but a way of thinking about open education ! • 2010 – Pinterest , Yammer More collections and networking • 2011 – Google Apps/Docs Where I do most of my work now • 2012 – Google+ hangouts Why travel you can still face to face • 2013 – Glow , Make your own and curate useful collection for your learners • 2013 - Event Brite You can organise conferences easily
  24. 24. When / What Why ? 2013 Microsoft 365 Lots of storage – easy to use – useful tools – global community for educators 2013 Padlet Great tool for workshops and feedback 2014 Basecamp Running on-line projects with distributed teams 2015 Nuzzle Best bits of twitter and blogs delivered to my inbox 2016 Simply Book Me Allows me to manage multiple appointments as a consultant without a PA Apps 2010 – now Apps Too many to list – getting better all the time this year’s finds Memrise , Photo Math 2015 Persicope Live event streaming almost forgot
  25. 25. Not listed • All the other tools I use in other bits of my life like Facebook , Trip Advisor Guitar playing communities etc - you need to keep your personal and professional digital identities separate. • And not listed all the different platforms that have disappeared over the years
  26. 26. Follow @joecar on Twitter Contact Details