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The VLE Challenge An MMU Perspective Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk | h...
An MMU Perspective <ul><li>The Managed Learning Environment Roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of Phase 1 </li></ul><ul>...
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 Robust, institution-wide VLE, integrated with studen...
Our experience so far: Phase 1 <ul><li>Usage stats show impressive growth </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of student success sh...
Our experience so far: Phase 2 <ul><li>Feedback on portal prototype shows students & staff value convenience of personalis...
Underpinning our thinking… Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 awareness ability willing...
Next Academic Year <ul><li>WebCT licensed until end of academic session [production] </li></ul><ul><li>Student mail hosted...
Next Academic Year <ul><li>New department: Learning & Research Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Working closely with </li></...
The Big Learning Technologies Review Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 Learning Resear...
An MMU Perspective - Summary <ul><li>The Managed Learning Environment Roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of Phase 1 </li...
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Lrt Talks Mmu 20090630 02

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Outlines the roadmap for Manchester Metropolitan University's Managed Learning Environment, highlights the experience so far, presents a model of the underlying teacher-learner relationship that is ensuring interventions target more than technology; concludes by outlining the process for a major review of the institution's learning technologies

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Lrt Talks Mmu 20090630 02

  1. 1. The VLE Challenge An MMU Perspective Professor Mark Stubbs Head of Learning & Research Technologies m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk | http://twitter.com/thestubbs #MMUVLE09 Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30
  2. 2. An MMU Perspective <ul><li>The Managed Learning Environment Roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Model of the Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Next Academic Year </li></ul><ul><li>The Big Learning Technologies Review </li></ul>Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 Have your say in MMU’s review: MMULTR09
  3. 3. Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 Robust, institution-wide VLE, integrated with student records Project team; network of champions; set baseline expectations; embed LT core service Combine pedagogy & tech; target courses & depts not individuals Phase1 VLE 2006- Technology People Curriculum M anaged L earning E nvironment Roadmap One-stop-shop for systems & tools, integrating hosted & institutionally-provided; Big network upgrade Strengthen specialists + peer support; engage staff + students in LT review & develop ‘critical media literacy’ Rework courses for employability using LTs & external funding, eg £400K JISC SRC Phase2 Portal + Tools 2008- Uni services available for secure assembly “ where & as you like ‘em ” Equip staff + students with skills to create their own digital environments Opportunities to target more flexible, bite-sized activity Phase3 PLE 2011-
  4. 4. Our experience so far: Phase 1 <ul><li>Usage stats show impressive growth </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of student success shows document download can be an effective revision aid </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys & focus groups show students value convenience & consistency of online materials </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating with the VLE improved accuracy of Student Records </li></ul><ul><li>Our VLE software supplier is shifting attention to its new product </li></ul>Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 Year Staff Students Areas Clicks 2006/07 685 8,800 2,000 6M 2007/08 1,250 22,000 3,900 19M 2008/09 1,450 30,000 6,100 32M
  5. 5. Our experience so far: Phase 2 <ul><li>Feedback on portal prototype shows students & staff value convenience of personalised “one-stop-shop” & want more user-centred systems integration </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys show high satisfaction & achievement on units where enthusiastic staff are using new tech </li></ul><ul><li>Review of projects (such as staff laptops) developing good practice for moving experiment > pilot > service </li></ul>Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30
  6. 6. Underpinning our thinking… Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 awareness ability willingness norms confidence comfort zone pedagogy engagement comfort zone awareness ability willingness norms confidence critique exemplars rewards training support critique exemplars rewards training support familiarity, range & robustness of LE TCO learner teacher
  7. 7. Next Academic Year <ul><li>WebCT licensed until end of academic session [production] </li></ul><ul><li>Student mail hosted by Microsoft in Dublin [production] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10GB email box (large enough to receive audio feedback) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25GB of internet file storage available inside & outside MMU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog and 5GB of internet storage for working collaboratively on Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MyMMU SharePoint portal [pilot > production] </li></ul><ul><li>PebblePad e-Portfolio [experiment+] </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Podcasting [experiment+] </li></ul><ul><li>CeLT – LRT workshop programme </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Technologies Review …. starting today! </li></ul>Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 Have your say in MMU’s review: MMULTR09
  8. 8. Next Academic Year <ul><li>New department: Learning & Research Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Working closely with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CeLT e-Learning Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty & Departmental Champions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing research expertise & funding </li></ul>Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30
  9. 9. The Big Learning Technologies Review Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 Learning Research & Enterprise Sub Group ICT Strategy Group <ul><li>LRT – CeLT (ICTS / Library) </li></ul><ul><li>TCO </li></ul><ul><li>Platform synergy </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Support… </li></ul>By end of 2009 <ul><li>Analysis of WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>PebblePad evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Video comments </li></ul><ul><li>Emails / tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Champion interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Peer visits… </li></ul>Data Collection Synthesis Option Appraisal Recom Decision Have your say in MMU’s review: MMULTR09
  10. 10. An MMU Perspective - Summary <ul><li>The Managed Learning Environment Roadmap </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of Phase 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Model of the Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Next Academic Year </li></ul><ul><li>The Big Learning Technologies Review </li></ul>Tuesday, June 30, 2009 MMU Science & Engineering L&T Event 2009-06-30 Thanks for listening – follow up: m.stubbs@mmu.ac.uk | http://twitter.com/thestubbs Have your say in MMU’s review: MMULTR09

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