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An introduction to the new Design School Portal

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An introduction to the new Design School Portal

  1. 1. An Introduction to the Design School Portal RIBA 07.07.11 Lawrence Zeegen Head of School Lucy Renton Faculty Blended Learning Co-ordinator Martin Rees Consultant e-developer
  2. 2. Lawrence Zeegen <ul><li>The vision behind the commission </li></ul><ul><li>Timescale of implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Staff engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Organising student induction </li></ul>
  3. 3. Lucy Renton <ul><li>The University… </li></ul><ul><li>FADA e-developments and the LT Review </li></ul><ul><li>Linking to new systems </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul>
  4. 4. Feedback - students <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT COMMENTS on Fine Art site, from NSS reports </li></ul><ul><li>“ they got rid of all the paperwork and did more about the teaching&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>First year of implementation </li></ul><ul><li>OCT 2010 NSS comments - V2 of the Fine Art site based on staff and student feedback </li></ul><ul><li>“ The peer communication and relation (sic) you developed has been really useful” </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of Student Announcements facility in V2 of Fine Art Studyspace </li></ul><ul><li>“ The staff are always to hand and available any day which really can't be said for all courses/universities. The information we all received was accurate and informative…. The elective teaching option is fantastic and I feel I have used it as much as I could have. The course uses Study Space as much as it can and it is appreciated a lot by the students who use it.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Feedback - Staff <ul><li>“ Fantastic site for Fine art, we use it all the time and it has enabled us to go paperless in the department. It is easy to use, and the students are now confident uses for course information/appointments/learning materials/electives/workshops etc. INVALUABLE” </li></ul><ul><li> ” Visitors, external examiners etc have all been impressed and very curious of our use of on-line resources. The external examiners in particular commented on the effectiveness on the FA site and its appropriateness of the course of study.“ </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;students attendance for tutorials/lectures/ seminars much improved as students check regularly whether on campus or from home all course info easily and readily available & transparent for across all year groups helps students to plan their learning effectively by using interactive teaching calendar significant time saving by having done away with notice boards on 2 sites (KP & Portland Rd) and paper notices using on-line exhibition proposals forms etc encourages students to type up their thoughts - much clearer & better structured and thought through as a result“ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Students sign up for elective teaching (tutorials, workshops, and group crits) on-line. They can view the calendar and choose particular forms of teaching offered to suit their needs and developments. This is very clearly laid out and the calendar lets students plan in advance. They get notified of any teaching they sign up for and again attendance has markedly improved.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lucy Renton <ul><li>The School… </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming more ‘porous’ </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching aims </li></ul><ul><li>The Student Experience Review </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lucy Renton <ul><li>The Students… </li></ul><ul><li>Involving students, induction and ‘ambassadors’ </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and feedback </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lucy Renton <ul><li>… and You! </li></ul><ul><li>User roles </li></ul><ul><li>Training on Monday and after </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback forms today </li></ul><ul><li>EPADE blog – stay in touch! </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.kingston.ac.uk/ku08200/design-school-portal-development / </li></ul>
  9. 9. Martin Rees <ul><li>martinrees.com </li></ul><ul><li>A brief overview of some of the functionality and possibilities of the new Design School portal. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thedesignschool.co.uk/ </li></ul>

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