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Ultranet functionality-presentation

  1. 1. Functionality Presentation July 2010
  2. 2. Purpose To provide an overview of Ultranet Release 1 functionality for students and teachers
  3. 3. The Ultranet is a student centered electronic learning environment that supports high quality learning and teaching , connects students, teachers and parents and enables efficient knowledge transfer . It will establish a schools environment for the future that improves the educational outcomes of all Victorians. The Ultranet will be delivered to all Victorian government schools by the end of Term 3, 2010. Vision
  4. 4. online, 24/7 anywhere access for students, parents & teachers a continuous record of student learning progress over time student information for personalised curriculum planning & delivery opportunities for students to take greater responsibility for their learning facilitated knowledge transfer for teachers & sharing across the State a contemporary looking system & customised for Victoria Web 2.0 tools for teachers & students to collaborate within & across schools leading practice in online curriculum planning, delivery & assessment The Ultranet will deliver….
  5. 5. Policy Context – School Accountability and Improvement Framework Student Learning Student Pathways and Transitions Student Engagement and Wellbeing <ul><li>Personalised curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Student self-evaluation and reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Achievement records </li></ul><ul><li>Access to digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous student records </li></ul><ul><li>Learning portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Improved pathways advice </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary learning space – connecting students to learning anywhere, anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging and collaborative web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>A secure online space </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ If schools are engaged in the Effective Schools Model reform agenda, the Ultranet will be a great enabler of this work – a catalyst for taking it further, rather than adding an extra layer. The online application connected a lot of strategic initiatives.” Principal R&D School Effective schools and school improvement Effective Schools Provides a window into the learning and growth of each learner and a platform from which to plan Guides the construction of rigorous and relevant learning A secure space to be known and to learn with others Students, teachers, parents, schools and systems connect and collaborate Transparency of practice and interaction Ease of monitoring and increasing expectation about quality of practice and progress Captures and communicates the school’s core purpose and beliefs Enables ongoing monitoring and intervention
  7. 7. Functionality Overview
  8. 10. <ul><li>From May 2010… </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Design learning activities using the latest web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Create a professional learning portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate, create and share resources with colleagues within and across schools </li></ul><ul><li>Access quality assured digital learning resources from across Victoria, regardless of their location </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Take part in online learning activities using the latest web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Create a personal online learning portfolio and set personal learning goals </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with students and teachers within and across schools </li></ul><ul><li>Access quality assured digital learning resources from across Victoria, regardless of their location </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>From September 2010… </li></ul><ul><li>Parents will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>View their child’s attendance information </li></ul><ul><li>Progressively review their child’s learning progress, including at home or in-school tasks and teacher feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Create or join online community spaces with other members of their school community </li></ul><ul><li>Work with teachers to become full partners in their child’s education </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Access personalised learning activities both within and outside of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Submit work and receive feedback online from teachers and parents </li></ul><ul><li>In time, access a continuous online record of learning progress, available from year to year and school to school </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Access rich learning data at an individual student, class or school level </li></ul><ul><li>In time, review learning progress over the school life of each student </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor learning activities to individual student needs </li></ul><ul><li>Plan, deliver and assess learning activities online </li></ul>
  10. 12. Release 1 Functionality For students and teachers, from May 2010
  11. 13. <ul><li>User can choose a number of ‘portlet’ applications including: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis and polls </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars and image galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks and reference libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps and RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Contacts (for teachers only) and Portfolio Viewers (for students and teachers) </li></ul><ul><li>Notices / Notice Viewer (appears by default) </li></ul>Home – for students and teachers Personalised home page Home
  12. 14. Macro Navigation
  13. 16. <ul><li>A place for reflection, sharing, creating and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Pages within the student eXpress Space include the Learning Portfolio, Learning Goals and Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Pages within the teacher eXpress Space include a landing page and Wall, Portfolio and Profile </li></ul><ul><li>All pages can be fully customised with portlets and applications. </li></ul>eXpress Space – for students and teachers My personal space
  14. 20. <ul><li>Teachers can: </li></ul><ul><li>Set up collaborative learning activities for students in their class, across classes or across schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Add web 2.0 tools, applications and pages: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul></ul></ul>Collaborative Learning – for students and teachers A place for student collaboration and learning
  15. 24. Design – for teachers only A place for professional collaboration and learning <ul><li>Teachers can set up spaces for: </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative curriculum planning and design </li></ul><ul><li>Collegiate support </li></ul><ul><li>Add web 2.0 tools, applications and pages: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polls </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 27. <ul><li>Spaces for any group in the school community, such as: </li></ul><ul><li>School committees eg school council </li></ul><ul><li>Home/class groups </li></ul><ul><li>Extra-curricular programs and activities (eg sporting teams) </li></ul>Communities – for all users A place for my school’s communities
  17. 31. <ul><li>Reviewed websites and online activities </li></ul><ul><li>Filtered for primary or secondary students </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assured digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>Can search, save, share and embed in learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Direct link to Edumail for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based email account with personal calendar and contacts for every student </li></ul>My Content Connect Utilities
  18. 33. Release 2 Overview For parents, students and teachers; from the end of September 2010
  19. 34. Personalised learning information for and about each student Overview of Release 2 functionality for teachers and students A tool for planning, delivering and assessing learning activities Learner Profile Learning Tasks
  20. 35. <ul><ul><li>Learning progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observations and feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timetable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student reports </li></ul></ul>Learner Profile Personalised learning information for and about each student
  21. 36. <ul><li>Students will be able to view all activities, tasks, assessment, submissions, feedback and observations. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will be able to plan, deliver and assess learning activities, linking them to VELS or other curriculum frameworks. </li></ul>Learning Tasks A tool for planning, delivering and assessing learning activities
  22. 37. <ul><li>My personalised home page: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My notices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All children in my family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities I belong to </li></ul></ul>Home Learner Profile Community <ul><li>Information about each of my children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance and timetable information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-school and at-home learning tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher observations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to my school’s communities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 collaboration tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra-curricular clubs and activities </li></ul></ul>Parents will see…