Not-corporateNot hierarchicalNot based on current structuresGroups exist to share, are openTools/Services not enoughContent is king -> Drives adoptionIdentity
Open Wi-FiHigh speed dedicated connectivityLight touch national filteringEmphasis on education, internet safetySupport for BYOT and 1-2-1 device programmes
SocialBuild connections/friends/others to collaborate withTrust and share with other usersPull in your content, push it to you!Customisation/PersonalisationChoose your servicesShare to your existing networksAchievements/Badges/RecognitionAge appropriate interface (CfE Levels)
Our school in the cloud
Our school in the CloudA New Managed Learning Environment for Scottish Schools Jaye Richards-Hill
Adopting IT appears to add costs and doesntresult in changes in culture/practice or inimproving outcomes for learners
In 2008, the Star Wars director and education advocateGeorge Lucas, told the US House of Representatives thatAmerica should follow Scotlands lead and set up a similarplatform for online learning.
“Its one of the largest SharePoint projects anywhere inthe world - and certainly the largest one involving aSharePoint learning management system, so it is agreat case study for mass student engagement”Ray Fleming - Microsoft
To inspire and engage starts with the clarity of WHY… Genuine user engagement starts with explaining WHY(Simon Sinek)
Is GLOW a ‘Toxic Brand’ Or could we do a‘Skoda Job’ on it?
the failure of Glow (in my opinion) has been down to poorleadership (at Scottish Government level), poor decision-making, blocking at a project management and boardlevel, risk aversion, and ultimately the greed of a handful ofpeople - who, quite frankly should be ashamed of themselvesand their hobby which seems to have become the burning oftaxpayers’ money.
The technology must be relevant; the medium, not the focus
Glow missed Web 2.0, missed social media and networkingand missed the mobile revolution
The Sound-Bite Generation… Has social media re-energised learning?
ICTEx has placed the user firmly at the centre
“Virtual learning environments or VLEs are all the rage inschools at the minute. They allow teachers and pupils toaccess class content, homework etc and some even havesocial spaces where they can interact through threadeddiscussions. Brilliant right? The only problem is the schoolsplashes out all this money and no one uses it. Not eventeachers. Because its basically a more boring version ofFacebook. Why then, shouldnt schools use Facebook forthe same means? Its free, most pupils will go on itregularly anyway and would be far more popular –Facebook could be the worlds biggest and best VLE”
Operating ConditionsOpen Wi-Fi for All Fast broadband Light touch national filtering Bring your own Device/TechnologyFocus on Education/ Internet Safety
Structure Core Services Identify Management & Storage Service Layer 1 - Integrated Services (via SSO, API, Oauth etc.)Layer 2 – not integrated but supported Layer 3 – everything else