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GOVIS 2007

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Overview of the use of open source learning technologies in the New Zealand State Sector.

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GOVIS 2007

  1. 1. Miranda Welch & Nolen Smith Learning Technologies “ The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.” -William Gibson
  2. 2. <ul><li>Discussing… </li></ul><ul><li>A world-leading project in New Zealand Education </li></ul><ul><li>Its Impact on learning development & delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Its compatibility for the New Zealand State Sector </li></ul><ul><li>How it is starting to be adopted by the Sector, and </li></ul><ul><li>The further possibilities for the Sector </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>NZOSVLE </li></ul><ul><li>Addressed challenges of: </li></ul><ul><li>Uneven access and know-how </li></ul><ul><li>Cost barrier to entry for small institutions = digital divide within the education system </li></ul><ul><li>Duplication of investment </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of flexibility, rigid constructs </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of cultural identity when using systems like BlackBoard, WebCT </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Project Goal: Deliver Open Source Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Total Cost of Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Barriers to Entry </li></ul><ul><li>Localisation (cultural identity efforts) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure flexibility - educational needs drives technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible architecture, highly modular & extendable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think global, where possible adopt, adapt contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Be good community citizens, avoid forking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability, TCO, economies from critical mass </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation – Code mobility is a fundamental driver of software innovation </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Resulting from NZOSVLE: </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle as a viable LMS </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Resulting from NZOSVLE: </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle as a viable LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Resulting from NZOSVLE: </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle as a viable LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><li>e-Learning Networks </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>Resulting from NZOSVLE: </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle as a viable LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning Networks </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolio - Mahara </li></ul>
  10. 14. OSS ePortfolio https://eduforge.org/projects/mahara/
  11. 15. <ul><li>Why are these of interest to the Public Service? </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost Learning Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Shareable Learning Content </li></ul><ul><li>Shareable Learning Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Shareable Learning Record </li></ul>
  12. 16. Learning Technology – why now? Great HR Man
  13. 17. 75% of costs are people costs Budgets are squeezed, efficiency demanded ROI expected but hard to calculate Need to respond to the pace of change Customise my content Hard to find, and keep, skilled staff Learning Technology – why now?
  14. 18. Traditional Classroom training is expensive and time consuming, and pretty ineffective but it’s what we know 75% of costs are people costs Budgets are squeezed, efficiency demanded ROI expected but hard to calculate Need to respond to the pace of change Customise my content Hard to find, and keep, skilled staff Learning Technology – why now?
  15. 19. Faster and cheaper and more effective training through Collaboration and Joint effort Traditional Classroom training is expensive and time consuming, and pretty ineffective but it’s what we know 75% of costs are people costs Budgets are squeezed, efficiency demanded ROI expected but hard to calculate Need to respond to the pace of change Customise my content Hard to find, and keep, skilled staff Learning Technology – why now?
  16. 20. State Sector Development Goals <ul><li>Are state servants getting the development they need? </li></ul><ul><li>Are agencies clear about the competencies they require? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a consistent L&D framework in use? </li></ul>
  17. 21. State Sector Development Goals <ul><li>Are state servants getting the development they need? </li></ul><ul><li>Are agencies clear about the competencies they require? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a consistent L&D framework in use? </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>enhances access to training </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks activity </li></ul><ul><li>Simplifies development </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces effort </li></ul>State Sector Development Goals
  19. 23. <ul><li>Education Sector are already there </li></ul><ul><li>Increased access </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced costs </li></ul><ul><li>Improved learning outcomes </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>“ Many organizations with high-performing learning functions are able to attribute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>clear costs savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>efficiency gains in the learning function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increased content reuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>decreased costs of learning development and delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>to successful technology investments” </li></ul><ul><li>ASTD 2006 State of the Industry Report. </li></ul>
  21. 25. <ul><li>So what’s happening now? </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle implemented by… </li></ul>
  22. 27. <ul><li>So what’s happening now? </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle implemented by… </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to share content and development… </li></ul>
  23. 30. <ul><li>So what’s happening now? </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle implemented by… </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to share content and development… </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions around networking Moodle sites… </li></ul>
  24. 31. Networking Moodles Single Sign-on
  25. 32. Networking Moodles SSC Single Sign-on
  26. 33. Networking Moodles SSC Others Single Sign-on
  27. 34. Networking Moodles SSC Others Single Sign-on
  28. 35. <ul><li>So what’s happening now? </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle implemented by… </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to share content and development… </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions around networking Moodle sites… </li></ul><ul><li>Potential of Maraha… </li></ul>
  29. 36. <ul><li>An electronic portfolio is an online collection of reflections and digital Artefacts (such as documents, images, blogs, résumés, multimedia). </li></ul><ul><li>Mahara ( Māori for ‘think’ or ‘thought’) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently being piloted by seven tertiary education organisations via a single instance - My Portfolio. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to provide a life-long learning and social networking environment for students and teachers. </li></ul>
  30. 37. Mahara Framework For example:
  31. 38. <ul><li>What happens next?... </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to discuss with HR </li></ul>
  32. 39. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>

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