Learning Journeys
Learning Environments

        Miles Berry
  Head, Alton Convent Prep


     Learning journeys
     The ...
Learning Journeys
Start address:     London
                              End address:       Dover
                              Distance:  ...
Tomtom,2005 via GPSreviewnet, 2005
Google, 2006
Topology
Moodle at St Ives
Primary Learning
             Environments...

Rich and stimulating learning environment
Learning through experience
DIY r...
Virtual Learning Environment

Taking the best of the classroom
and making it available at home

             Discussions
 ...
Evaluation
Other benefits

Sense of community
Opportunity to look back
Learning from mistakes
Verbalizing mathematics
Personalized le...
Looking back
“This has been a great year for maths. I loved moodle.” (6A)
“Its a great way of doing home work and its fun!...
COLLES
I have found the work interesting
When we start a topic, we talk about things in the
real world
The things I learn ...
SATs
    100



    75


    50
%




    25



     0
      1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005 ...
Value added
Implementation
“Buying a VLE is one of the most
important decisions for an institution,
one that has major implications fo...
Lessons learnt
Pedagogy, not technology
Total cost of ownership
Digital divide
Integration with existing systems
Embedding...
Learning Environments
Scott Wilson, 2005
Google, 2008
MLE
                                            School

                                       MLE



                    ...
An MLE should …
• give priority to learning and teaching by integrating timetabling,
  planning, assessment and resources;...
Knowledge
Management
“For the majority of firms in
 the west, the priorities are
 the ‘capture’ of employees’
 knowledge, exploitation of
exist...
A VLE is not an MIS
Knowledge, not data
The knowledge teachers use day to day
The knowledge at the core of the school’s
ac...
“The co-production of
    knowledge with
colleagues is a natural
   part of a teacher’s
  professional work.”

           ...
Findings

Collaboration amongst staff is a crucial
dimension of organizational culture if
the VLE is to be used to manage ...
Moodle


Moodle content embodies the knowledge
of its authors
Moodle courses embody the knowledge of
their teachers
Moodle...
Knowledge mapping
     Courses!
     Lesson plan
     labels
     Podcast/vodcast
     Revision wikis
     Gradebook
     ...
Knowledge Sharing
      Forums
      Wikis
      Resources
      Workshop
      Notes
      Repository
      Community
   ...
Knowledge Creation
     Wikis
     Forums
     Blogs
     Courses...

     E-Portfolio
     Version control
     Log files
Data Mining
Log files...
  Trends, patterns, exceptions
  Correlations
Better informed decisions
  Management
  Teachers
 ...
Building the
 Knowledge Environment
Architects
Planners
Construction
workers
Scaffolders
Builders’
Merchants
Clients
For more details...

mberry@bcs.org
01420 566916
eduspaces.net/mberry/weblog
www.altonconvent.org.uk/mgb/mba.pdf
www.alton...
Learning journeys and learning environments
Learning journeys and learning environments
Learning journeys and learning environments
Learning journeys and learning environments
Learning journeys and learning environments
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Learning journeys and learning environments

  1. 1. Learning Journeys Learning Environments Miles Berry Head, Alton Convent Prep Learning journeys The VLE at St Ives Evaluation Learning environments MLEs and KM
  2. 2. Learning Journeys
  3. 3. Start address: London End address: Dover Distance: 78.9 mi (about 1 hour 53 mins) Reverse directions Head south from Saint Margaret Street - go 250 ft 1. Continue on Abingdon Street - go 0.2 mi 2. Continue on Millbank - go 0.2 mi 3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Millbank - go 0.5 mi 4. Turn left at Vauxhall Bridge Road - go 0.3 mi 5. Turn left at Wandsworth Road - go 213 ft 6. Bear right at Kennington Lane - go 0.2 mi 7. Turn right at Durham Street - go 0.1 mi 8. Turn left at Harleyford Road - go 0.1 mi 9. Turn right at Kennington Oval - go 0.2 mi 10. Bear right at Harleyford Street - go 0.1 mi 11. Bear left at Camberwell New Road - go 0.1 mi 12. Turn right at Brixton Road - go 1.5 mi 13. Continue on Effra Road - go 0.4 mi 14. Continue on Tulse Hill - go 1.1 mi 15. Bear left at Thurlow Park Road - go 0.8 mi 16. Bear left at Dulwich Common - go 0.3 mi 17. Bear left at Dulwich Common - go 0.6 mi 18. Turn right at Lordship Lane - go 0.2 mi 19. Bear left at London Road - go 0.5 mi 20. Turn left at Devonshire Road - go 0.1 mi 21. Bear right at Waldram Crescent - go 0.3 mi 22. Turn left at Sunderland Road - go 0.1 mi 23. Turn right at Stanstead Road - go 0.9 mi 24. Turn left at Catford Road - go 0.4 mi 25. Bear left at Rushey Green - go 0.1 mi 26. Bear right at Brownhill Road - go 1.0 mi 27. Continue on Saint Mildreds Road - go 0.4 mi 28. Bear left at Baring Road - go 216 ft 29. Continue on Westhorne Avenue - go 0.7 mi 30. At Clifton's Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Sidcup Road – go 2.7 mi 31. Continue on A20 - go 6.7 mi 32. Bear right at M20 - go 50 mi 33. Continue on A20 - go 7.1 mi 34. At Western Heights Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A20 - go 0.3 mi 35. At Limekiln Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A20 - go 0.2 mi 36. At Prince of Wales Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A20 - go 0.3 mi 37. At York Street Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto York Street - go 0.3 mi 38. At A256, take the 2nd exit onto Priory Road - go 0.1 mi 39. Bear left at High Street - go 186 ft 40. Turn right at Ladywell - go 0.1 mi 41. Continue on Park Street - go 0.1 mi 42. Turn right at Maison Dieu Road - go 97 ft 43. These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, highway men, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. Google, 2006 Smith, 1801, via Tufte 1990
  4. 4. Tomtom,2005 via GPSreviewnet, 2005
  5. 5. Google, 2006
  6. 6. Topology
  7. 7. Moodle at St Ives
  8. 8. Primary Learning Environments... Rich and stimulating learning environment Learning through experience DIY resources Creativity and collaboration Social learning Informal, independent learning Experiment and play
  9. 9. Virtual Learning Environment Taking the best of the classroom and making it available at home Discussions Immediate feedback Range of resources Range of activities Collaborative work Review the lesson
  10. 10. Evaluation
  11. 11. Other benefits Sense of community Opportunity to look back Learning from mistakes Verbalizing mathematics Personalized learning ICT skills and understanding Catching up Assessment for learning Knowledge management
  12. 12. Looking back “This has been a great year for maths. I loved moodle.” (6A) “Its a great way of doing home work and its fun!!!” (6B) “I really like to use moodle because I find homework disscusion really helpful” (5A) “I like the idea of homework on the computer and homework disscusen when your stuck.” (5B) Opinions of the VLE Interesting Faster Easier Fun Other HW 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Agree strongly Agree No opinion Disagree Disagree strongly
  13. 13. COLLES I have found the work interesting When we start a topic, we talk about things in the real world The things I learn help me to understand the world better I learn how the things I'm taught will be useful for me when I leave school The teacher makes me think The teacher shows me how to discuss ideas Other pupils make good sense of what I say
  14. 14. SATs 100 75 50 % 25 0 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 St Ives L4 St Ives L5 Indep Sch. L4 All Schools L4 Indep Schs. L5 All Schools L5
  15. 15. Value added
  16. 16. Implementation “Buying a VLE is one of the most important decisions for an institution, one that has major implications for it, and should be seen as significant as buying a major new building. The choice of VLE will be significant across all areas of the institution and especially in the way in which teaching and learning are undertaken” Minshull, G (2004) VLEs: Beyond the fringe and into the mainstream, Coventry, BECTA
  17. 17. Lessons learnt Pedagogy, not technology Total cost of ownership Digital divide Integration with existing systems Embedding in the curriculum E-learning champions Experiment Be creative Stakeholder involvement
  18. 18. Learning Environments
  19. 19. Scott Wilson, 2005
  20. 20. Google, 2008
  21. 21. MLE School MLE Activities Wiki Accountability Assessment VLE Course resources Curriculum MIS Mapping Library Forums RSS Calendar Timetable To do E- Portfolio Blogging Personal reading, listening, viewing Podcasting Files PLE Friends RoA
  22. 22. An MLE should … • give priority to learning and teaching by integrating timetabling, planning, assessment and resources; • facilitate the sharing of pupil information between all those teaching a pupil; allow planning and assessment to be readily monitored; • provide a single integrated view of all the data held on any given pupil; • incorporate tools to support teachers’ and managers’ analysis of performance at fine-grained levels, and assess the effect of interventions; • improve communication within the school and between school and home; • facilitate opportunities for pupils to take greater responsibility for their learning; and • be accessible from home.
  23. 23. Knowledge Management
  24. 24. “For the majority of firms in the west, the priorities are the ‘capture’ of employees’ knowledge, exploitation of existing knowledge resources or assets, and improved access to expertise.” Quintas, 2002
  25. 25. A VLE is not an MIS Knowledge, not data The knowledge teachers use day to day The knowledge at the core of the school’s activity It’s not about accountability; it’s not about control, and yet... Accommodating the “inherent complexity, sophistication and subtlety of professional life and work in educational institutions” Constructed within and owned by the organizations that use them
  26. 26. “The co-production of knowledge with colleagues is a natural part of a teacher’s professional work.” OECD, 2000
  27. 27. Findings Collaboration amongst staff is a crucial dimension of organizational culture if the VLE is to be used to manage shared knowledge The introduction of a VLE alone will not be sufficient to impact learning and teaching, but embedding the VLE within the organization’s culture and practices might
  28. 28. Moodle Moodle content embodies the knowledge of its authors Moodle courses embody the knowledge of their teachers Moodle embodies the knowledge of its developers
  29. 29. Knowledge mapping Courses! Lesson plan labels Podcast/vodcast Revision wikis Gradebook Outcomes Tags
  30. 30. Knowledge Sharing Forums Wikis Resources Workshop Notes Repository Community Hub
  31. 31. Knowledge Creation Wikis Forums Blogs Courses... E-Portfolio Version control Log files
  32. 32. Data Mining Log files... Trends, patterns, exceptions Correlations Better informed decisions Management Teachers Parents Assessment for learning Web 3.0
  33. 33. Building the Knowledge Environment Architects Planners Construction workers Scaffolders Builders’ Merchants Clients
  34. 34. For more details... mberry@bcs.org 01420 566916 eduspaces.net/mberry/weblog www.altonconvent.org.uk/mgb/mba.pdf www.altonconvent.org.uk

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