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Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning Strategy

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Presentation given at the Tertiary Education Summit, Wellington, November 2011.

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Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning Strategy

  1. 1. Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning Strategy Associate Professor Mark Brown Director, Teaching, Learning and Distance Education Tertiary Education Summit 29 th November 2011
  2. 2. Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning Strategy
  3. 3. Quality Assurance or Quality Enhancement? Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning Strategy
  4. 4. Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning Strategy QA QE
  5. 5. Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning Strategy QA QE Teaching Evaluations Academic Development Grants & Awards Academic Fellows Learning Design Tools Peer Review
  6. 6. Key questions… <ul><li>What do we mean by quality in learning and teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we design for quality learning experiences? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications for institutions and educators? </li></ul>Quality Enhancement in Teaching and Learning Strategy
  7. 7. 1. What Do We Mean by Quality in Teaching and Learning? • Three stories… [email_address] Twitter @mbrownz
  8. 8. A personal quality… 1. What Do We Mean by Quality in Teaching and Learning?
  9. 9. All the same or unique, creative and distinctive? 1. What Do We Mean by Quality in Teaching and Learning? An institutional quality…
  10. 10. 1. What Do We Mean by Quality in Teaching and Learning? Teachers Matter!
  11. 11. LMS VLE “ To provide an exceptional and distinctive experience for all students through a rich digital learning culture.” 1. What Do We Mean by Quality in Teaching and Learning?
  12. 12. Wanted to avoid the dominant ‘pump, pump, dump model’ of online (blended) learning… 1. What Do We Mean by Quality in Teaching and Learning?
  13. 13. institution individual clear standards creative flair externally imposed requirements internally owned commitments central quality police local professional responsibility quality compliance quality culture Key Tensions… 1. What Do We Mean by Quality in Teaching and Learning?
  14. 14. • Value laden • Contestable • Context bound • Discipline specific • A moving target • But quality does exist Definitions of quality are… 1. What Do We Mean by Quality in Teaching and Learning?
  15. 15. 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  16. 16. Teaching Evaluation Data Course Planning & Development Tools Guidelines for Effective Practice Accessibility Guidelines Course Self-review Checklist Designs for Learning Resources for Learning Facilitating Learning Assessment for Learning Evaluating Teaching Professional Learning 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences? Quality Enhancement Framework…
  17. 17. Scholarly Peer Review Effective Practice Guidelines Academic Development Learning Analytics Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants and Awards Designs for Learning Resources for Learning Facilitating Learning 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences? Quality Enhancement Framework… Assessment for Learning Evaluating Teaching Professional Learning Learning Design Tools
  18. 18. • Why peer review 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  19. 19. • Why peer review • Principles of peer review - owned by academics - focus on paper design - emphasis on formative feedback - promote pedagogical conversations - confidential to participants - must have institutional alignment 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  20. 20. http://peerreview.massey.ac.nz 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  21. 21. Peer Review Framework 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  22. 22. … an all encompassing term to cover the process, representation, sharing and evaluation of designs from lower level activities right up to whole curriculum level designs. Learning design is… <ul><li>macro designs </li></ul><ul><li>meso designs </li></ul><ul><li>micro designs </li></ul>(Conole, 2010). 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  23. 23. ‘ A key principle of learning design is to help make the design process more explicit and shareable’ (Conole, 2010, p.482). 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  24. 24. ‘ There is a gap between the potential of technologies for learning and their actual use in practice’ (Conole, 2010, p.483). 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  25. 25. ‘ Teachers lack the necessary skills to make informed judgements about how to use technologies and are bewildered by the possibilities’ (Conole, 2010, p.483). 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  26. 26. http://compendiumld.open.ac.uk http://www.phoebe.ox.ac.uk/ Emergence of design tools… 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  27. 27. Learning Design Support https://sites.google.com/a/lkl.ac.uk/ldse/Home Conversational framework… 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  28. 28. 2. Where is eLearning heading? Masterman, E., & Manton, M. (2011). Teachers’ perspectives on digital tools for pedagogic planning and design. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 20 (2), 227-246. Calculating the costs of pedagogy… 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  29. 29. 2. Where is eLearning heading? Student Workload Calculator http://www.massey.ac.nz/~arowatt/Mockup01.html 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences?
  30. 30. 2. How Do You Design for Quality Learning Experiences? • Consolidating data • Sharing the evidence • Implementing action plans
  31. 31. 3. What are the Implications for Institutions and Educators?
  32. 32. • Promoting a high level of professional trust • Giving responsibility for quality back to academics • Building distributed leadership for teaching and learning Quality enhancement is about… 3. What are the Implications for Institutions and Educators?
  33. 33. “ Not everything that can be counted counts , not everything that counts can be counted ” Albert Einstein Final Comment
  34. 34. http://tinyurl.com/solt-mbrown Further Comments • Walk the talk • Digital scholarship • Knowledge harvesting and brokering • Scratch pad for critical thinking and reflection • Wider impact with a worldwide audience Why I blog…
  35. 35. “ A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. ” Francis Bacon Questions http://www.slideshare.net/mbrownz/

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