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Jisc Change Agents' Network Webinar 13 May 2015

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Presentations from Deb Millar, Head of e-Learning at Blackburn College on the 'DigiPals project' and from Peter Chatterton and Clare Killen on the Jisc Student Engagement Toolkit.

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Jisc Change Agents' Network Webinar 13 May 2015

  1. 1. “DigiPals” at Blackburn College and “The student engagement toolkit : supporting institutions to set up, implement, develop and sustain student partnerships” 13 May 2015 Change agents’ network webinar
  2. 2. Presenters Moderators Clare Killen Independent consultant Peter ChattertonEllen Lessner ChangeAgents’ NetworkWebinar series – 27 April 2015 Peter Chatterton Independent consultant and CAN Advisory Group member The Student Engagement Toolkit: Supporting institutions to set up, implement, develop and sustain student partnerships A key strand of work for the Change Agent’s Network is to keep abreast of trends and emerging practice in student partnership work and to share this knowledge more widely through our network and webinar events and by providing a central and easily accessible place for the resources via the CAN website. One of the resources available from the CAN website is the“Viewpoints change toolkit” which was developed to support institutions through the change processes associated with student partnership initiatives. The toolkit is of value to both institutions that are new to this area of work and to those looking to develop and sustain existing initiatives. The webinar will provide: • A brief overview of the resources available from the CAN website and how they can be used to grow effective student partnerships • An exploration of good practices. Sarah Knight DigiPals – Changing the Learning Landscape project When Deborah did a live presentation for the Jisc FE Digital Student Consultation Workshop in Manchester, Scott Hibberson blogged, “„ the inspiring Deborah Millar was unleashed on us with her infectious enthusiasm and unique style of presenting. As Head of e-Learning at Blackburn College Deborah was no stranger to the challenges faced by college staff and emphasised the need to be brave, to not shy away from trying new things and most of all – to include the learners themselves. Deborah’s presentation explained how the Digipals project at Blackburn College had recruited an invaluable team of learners to help share and cascade best practice in technology use throughout the college. More details on this can be found in Deborah’s somewhat cheesey (her words, not mine!) YouTube video where it’s clearly evident that a bit of humour is injected into everything they do to make learning fun. Deborah Millar Head of eLearning, Blackburn College http://tiny.cc/can001
  3. 3. Change Agents’ Network #JiscCAN http://can.jiscinvolve.org
  4. 4. http://can.jiscinvolve.org @CANagogy » The Change agents’ network supports students working as change agents, digital pioneers, student fellows and students working in partnership with staff on technology related change projects » Over 270 members subscribed to the CAN community mailing list » Facilitates the sharing of best practice through › Face to face networking events › CAN monthly webinar series – next on 13th May at 12:30 – 13:30 › CAN case studies – launch of 2 institutional case studies » Student partnership toolkit What is the Change agents’ network (CAN)?
  5. 5. Launched the Journal of Educational innovation, partnership and change http://can.jiscinvolve.org @CANagogy » A peer-reviewed online journal that welcomes articles, case studies and opinion pieces relating to learning, teaching and assessment within the context of students and staff as change agents or working in partnership » http://bit.ly/Jisccanjournal » Submissions for next edition by 8th June
  6. 6. http://can.jiscinvolve.org @CANagogy » The award supports staff and students working in partnership on curriculum innovation projects in UK further education and skills and higher education » Pilot course has over 70 participants registered and runs from March – June 2015 with next cohort opening for registration in September » Two modules – module 1 is formative and online through Moodle with module 2 assessed by portfolio and should be taken whilst completing a partnership or change project » Contact Mark Kerrigan for more information: Mark.Kerrigan@anglia.ac.uk SEDA accredited Jisc Institutional Change Leader award
  7. 7. ChangeAgents’ NetworkWebinar series – 13 May 2015 When Deborah did a live presentation for the Jisc FE Digital Student Consultation Workshop in Manchester, Scott Hibberson blogged, “„ the inspiring Deborah Millar was unleashed on us with her infectious enthusiasm and unique style of presenting. As Head of e-Learning at Blackburn College Deborah was no stranger to the challenges faced by college staff and emphasised the need to be brave, to not shy away from trying new things and most of all – to include the learners themselves. Deborah’s presentation explained how the Digipals project at Blackburn College had recruited an invaluable team of learners to help share and cascade best practice in technology use throughout the college. More details on this can be found in Deborah’s somewhat cheesey (her words, not mine!) YouTube video where it’s clearly evident that a bit of humour is injected into everything they do to make learning fun. DigiPals Changing the Learning Landscape project Deborah Millar Head of eLearning, Blackburn College @DebMillar24 #DigiPals #lfutures
  8. 8. DigiPals: Changing the Learning Landscape project Deborah Millar Head of eLearning @DebMillar24 #DigiPals #lfutures
  9. 9. Aims of session 1. To explore the role of change agents/champions/pioneers and what skills are required for such roles 2. To share our journey from students working as change agents, digital pioneers, student fellows/ambassadors… DigiPals. 3. To share lessons learned from students working in partnership with staff on technology related change projects across further and higher education
  10. 10. Changing the Learning Landscape is about enabling higher education institutions in England, including colleges of further education providing higher education, to bring about change in their strategic approaches to Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL). CultureShift: Embedding Technology in staff and student practice. (Part 1) Most successful outcomes included: - DigiSkills scan - OpenBadges - DigiPals
  11. 11. CULTURESHIFT: EMBEDDING TECHNOLOGY IN STAFF AND STUDENT PRACTICE (Part 2) A CPD programme delivered by 10 DigiPals (four staff and six students) to roll out professional development on the use of technology for learning. The ‘DigiPals’ will foster collaboration internally and externally and bridge the gap between teachers, learners and technical teams. They will work as a collective team, in partnership with the Blended Learning Team and Computer Services department, to create learning opportunities in safe environments. They will support teachers, trainers, assessors and learners to develop new skills, gain confidence and trial new approaches to technology enhanced learning.
  12. 12. FELTAG Learners must be empowered to fully exploit their own understanding of, and familiarity with digital technology for their own learning. FELTAG’s research and conversations consistently referred to the under- exploitation of learners’ skills, devices and technical knowledge when it came to the use of learning technology. The greatest resource available to Further Education and Skills providers in this domain is their learners. More effort needs to be made to engage and empower learners’ use of digital - and the use of their own devices – in the learning process.
  13. 13. Highlight which words you associate with how students feel about using digital technologies for learning? A. Positive words e.g Fun, Collaborative, Positive, Confident, Pioneering, Contemporary, Enlightened, Empowered, Liberating, Exhilarating B. Negative words e.g Bored, Frustration, Controlled, Blocked, Panic, Stress, Isolated, Challenging, Painful, Confusion, Bewildered, Fear, Insecure. C. A selection of both but mostly Positive D. A selection of both, but mostly negative E. I don't know
  14. 14. The role of DigiPals…
  15. 15. Overview of DigiPals DigiPals Learning Futures students Scholarship Students Trainee Teachers
  16. 16. DigiPals Learning Futures students Scholarship Students Trainee Teachers The Digital Learning Scholarship is for those new students who are passionate about using digital resources such as mobile devices, software, apps and social media for the purpose of learning. They are available to students who demonstrate effective and creative use of technology to enhance their own and, most importantly, their peers’ learning experience.
  17. 17. Meet the DigiPals… PLAY The Dawn of the DigiPals
  18. 18. DigiPals Prezi: DigiKnow monthly newsletter Youtube: BlackburnCollegeVids Twitter: @DigiPals #DigiPals Facebook: DigiPals
  19. 19. DigiPals Learning Futures students Scholarship Students Trainee Teachers An unexpected win, win, win!
  20. 20. DigiPals Learning Futures students Scholarship Students Trainee Teachers #lfutures #lfhairc #lfsportl3 #lfsportl2 #lfengl DigiPals all around us
  21. 21. Highlight which words you associate with how you/your staff feel about using digital technologies for teaching? A. Positive words e.g Fun, Collaborative, Positive, Confident, Pioneering, Contemporary, Enlightened, Empowered, Liberating, Exhilarating B. Negative words e.g Bored, Frustration, Controlled, Blocked, Panic, Stress, Isolated, Challenging, Painful, Confusion, Bewildered, Fear, Insecure. C. A selection of both but mostly Positive D. A selection of both, but mostly negative E. I don't know
  22. 22. Compare the TOP 5 answers from each survey… STUDENT results: 1. Fun 2. Positive 3. Exciting 4. Enlightened 5. Playful STAFF results: 1. Fun 2. Positive 3. Exciting 4. Frustration 5. Contemporary If the top 3 results are the same from both staff and students… What is it that is holding them back from technology enhanced learning methods?
  23. 23. CULTURESHIFT: Embedding technology in staff and student practice. (Dissemination Day) • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultureshift- embedding-technology-in-staff-and-student- practice-dissemination-day-tickets- 16751827166?utm_campaign=order_confirm&u tm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_so urce=eb_email&utm_term=eventname
  24. 24. Thank you all for listening. Any Questions?
  25. 25. ChangeAgents’ NetworkWebinar series – 13 May 2015 A key strand of work for the Change Agent’s Network is to keep abreast of trends and emerging practice in student partnership work and to share this knowledge more widely through our network and webinar events and by providing a central and easily accessible place for the resources via the CAN website. One of the resources available from the CAN website is the“Viewpoints change toolkit” which was developed to support institutions through the change processes associated with student partnership initiatives. The toolkit is of value to both institutions that are new to this area of work and to those looking to develop and sustain existing initiatives. The webinar will provide: • A brief overview of the resources available from the CAN website and how they can be used to grow effective student partnerships • An exploration of good practices. Clare Killen Independent consultant Peter Chatterton Independent consultant and CAN Advisory Group member The Student Engagement Toolkit: Supporting institutions to set up, implement, develop and sustain student partnerships http://tiny.cc/can001
  26. 26. Student partnership toolkit Has far is your institution on the “student partnerships” journey? A = Considering B = Starting out C = Piloting D = Scaling up / embedding E = not sure
  27. 27. Student partnership toolkit Supporting institutions to set up, implement, develop and sustain student partnerships http://tiny.cc/can001
  28. 28. Student partnership toolkit http://tiny.cc/can001 » Sector resources - categorised » Case studies » Practice points & top tips » Discussion cards
  29. 29. New detailed case studies http://can.jiscinvolve.org/
  30. 30. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards Four themes: » Partnership set-up » Partnership implementation » Capabilities, development and accreditation » Evaluation, impact & sustainability
  31. 31. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards Theme Practice point Positioning questions Link to further resources
  32. 32. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards Top tips Creative Commons license
  33. 33. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards
  34. 34. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards
  35. 35. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards
  36. 36. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards
  37. 37. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards Which of the following applies? A = you are using (or have used) these resources B = you intend to use the resources C = you don’t intend to use them D = not sure
  38. 38. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards Which of the following applies? A = the resources have been or could be useful B = they have not been (or not likely to be) useful C = not sure
  39. 39. Practice points, top tips and discussion cards
  40. 40. Are these the “right” themes? Partnership set-up Partnership implementation Capabilities, development and accreditation Evaluation, impact & sustainability Practice points, top tips and discussion cards
  41. 41. Which theme would you like to discuss further? A = Partnership set-up B = Partnership implementation C = Capabilities, development and accreditation D = Evaluation, impact & sustainability Practice points, top tips and discussion cards
  42. 42. Partnership set-up » Carry out a baseline study to research current position. » Establish the case for student partnerships and align with strategies and policies. » Establish motivation, reward and recognition options for students and staff » Devise novel recruitment and induction approaches for students. » Identify a partnership model that encompasses options for different student roles together with a range of stakeholders. » Identify an outline project plan including resources and funding » Identify and learn from exemplars and case studies of student partnerships
  43. 43. Partnership implementation » Establish, implement and monitor a project plan (based on agile methodology) » Develop a set of principles of good practice to follow for student partnerships » Allocate significant time and resource for stakeholder engagement and communications » Develop/acquire guides, toolkits and resources » Clarify detailed student and staff roles, responsibilities and activities. » Identify risks and how to manage them » Establish/join external and internal communities of practice
  44. 44. Capabilities, development and accreditation » Define core student capabilities, attributes and development frameworks for student innovation and change activities. » Develop/acquire courses and training/learning resources for students and staff » Implement student personal & professional development planning using reflective practice and e-portfolios » Develop academic and professional body recognition and accreditation opportunities for students » Provide student/staff support » Provide relevant staff training and link to CPD
  45. 45. Evaluation, impact & sustainability » Identify the rationale and need for evaluation. » Choose appropriate qualitative and quantitative evaluation approaches » Adopt a range of data collection techniques to support evaluation. » Identify impact on a range of stakeholders and the institution » Develop case studies for use with stakeholder communications and engagement. » Develop recommendations for sustaining student partnerships as part of evaluation » Explore options for institutionally embedding student partnerships.
  46. 46. Student engagement toolkit Would anyone be interested in piloting the “discussion cards”? A =Yes B = No C = not sure
  47. 47. Student engagement toolkit Questions?
  48. 48. Change Agents’ Network »Join the network mailing list CAN@jiscmail.ac.uk by visiting http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/CAN »Follow us onTwitter @CANagogy #JiscCAN »Visit our website for the CAN Student PartnershipsToolkit – resources to support staff-student partnership working http://tiny.cc/can001 »Participate in the series of CAN webinars to share best practice »Share your experiences with us as part of the CAN case studies »Submit your practice to our Journal of Educational Innovation , Partnership &Change by 8th June http://bit.ly/Jisccanjournal http://can.jiscinvolve.org
  49. 49. Change Agents’ Network Next webinar 30th June, 12:30 - 1:30pm Dr Eleanor Quince, University of Southampton “Mission Employable: Student-led employability activity” In 2014 the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton launched 'Mission Employable', a range of interconnected employability activities driven by the student body. The launch was central to a revision of the Faculty's employability strategy, undertaken in order to engage a diverse student community with the employability agenda. The overarching aim: to encourage students to think about career-planning much earlier whilst simultaneously gaining valuable experience, by enabling them to lead, shape and run events for themselves and their peers. http://can.jiscinvolve.org https://blog.soton.ac.uk/missionemployable/ Please complete the evaluation survey!

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