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Learning Gateway Conference Portals and gateways for all…… Simon Shaw Head of Institutional Management Becta
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what?
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); &quot;the port...
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Gateway (web page) </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </...
<ul><li>What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the l...
What has driven past portals? <ul><ul><li>December 9, 1997  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BackOffice Server 4.0   </li></ul><...
Portals past <ul><li>Site Server 3.0  </li></ul><ul><li>The primary areas of  functionality included: </li></ul><ul><li>In...
Portals past
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Learning Gateways should be: </li></ul><ul><li>Eye catching </li></ul><ul><li...
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? Playschool
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? Monkseaton Students Teachers Parents
Monkseaton Parents’ Site
<ul><li>a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); &quot;the portals of the cathedral&quot;; &quot;the...
What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Portals and gateways are fascinating and captivating – WHY? </li></ul><ul><li...
 
 
 
ematurity We are the people we’ve been waiting for!
Personal Cost Savings ( Energy bills;  cheaper  holidays) Communications (Cheap, messaging and call services) Social   Net...
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
Achievement for All Online reporting supporting structured conversations with parents of children with SEND 10 local autho...
 
The research -  Parents’ Premium <ul><li>Parental involvement in a child’s schooling between ages 7 and 16 is a more power...
<ul><li>“…  there is a consistent relationship between increasing parental engagement (particularly of hard to reach paren...
 
Just 16% of children proactively share any information with their parents about their school day,  37% of children say the...
INVOLVEMENT RESPONSIBILITY RELATIONSHIP Attitudinal change of parents towards education  2001 - 2007 “ Parental Involvemen...
“ Parental Involvement in Children’s Education 2007” : DCSF-RR034 Mark Peters, Ken Seeds, Andrew Goldstein and Nick Colema...
What teachers say about parents….
What teachers say about parents….
 
 
Online Reporting expectations <ul><li>In June 2008 a joint letter clarified the expectations for online reporting: </li></...
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
<ul><li>Simple as ABC? Attendance, Behaviour, Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering meaningful data from more than one sc...
How far do we go? <ul><ul><li>The technology should complement, enable, motivate and add value to the relationships betwee...
<ul><li>Key Findings:   </li></ul><ul><li>83% of parents struggle to support their child with homework. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Online Reporting Framework Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement,  moving towards online reporting
Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement, Community information Home access to learning Information for parents Acces...
Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
Gateways and Portals for all Students Teachers Parents Make navigation simple and visual - KISS Use images and video …  a ...
Contact… [email_address] (simonshaw@live.co.uk) Head of Institutional Management www.becta.org.uk/engagingparents
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  1. 1. Learning Gateway Conference Portals and gateways for all…… Simon Shaw Head of Institutional Management Becta
  2. 2. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what?
  3. 3. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); &quot;the portals of the cathedral&quot;; &quot;the portals of heaven&quot;; &quot;the portals of success&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>portal site: a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet; &quot;a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc.“ </li></ul><ul><li>wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Gateway (web page) </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway is a phrase used by webmasters and search engine optimisers to describe a webpage designed to attract visitors and search engines to a particular website. A typical gateway page is small, simple and highly optimized. Its primary goal is to attract visitors searching for relevant key words or phrases, and provide hyperlinks to pages within the website. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets, inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them? </li></ul>Plato, 4th century BC
  6. 6. What has driven past portals? <ul><ul><li>December 9, 1997 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BackOffice Server 4.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>includes : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows NT Server 4.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IIS 4.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SQL Server 6.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS 1.2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange Server 5.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proxy Server 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Index Server 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transaction Server 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site Server 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FrontPage 98 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual InterDev 1.0 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Portals past <ul><li>Site Server 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>The primary areas of functionality included: </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing and Search </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Product Management </li></ul><ul><li>Order Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Site Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Server </li></ul>
  8. 8. Portals past
  9. 9. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Learning Gateways should be: </li></ul><ul><li>Eye catching </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Draw the user in through interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of multi-media rich interfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a learning experience </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? Playschool
  11. 11. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? Monkseaton Students Teachers Parents
  12. 12. Monkseaton Parents’ Site
  13. 13. <ul><li>a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); &quot;the portals of the cathedral&quot;; &quot;the portals of heaven&quot;; &quot;the portals of success&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>portal site: a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet; &quot;a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc.“ </li></ul><ul><li>wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn </li></ul>What is a Portal? A Gateway to what?
  14. 14. What is a Portal? A Gateway to what? <ul><li>Portals and gateways are fascinating and captivating – WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>Because they take us to: </li></ul><ul><li>Another time </li></ul><ul><li>A different place </li></ul><ul><li>Another persons perspective </li></ul>
  15. 18. ematurity We are the people we’ve been waiting for!
  16. 19. Personal Cost Savings ( Energy bills; cheaper holidays) Communications (Cheap, messaging and call services) Social Networking (Inclusion for adults and children) Skills and employability ( Lifelong learning and access to jobs) Local Services (Access to services and benefits) Health and care (NHS Direct, access to information) Home ICT =+9% 5A-Cs Learning (Opportunities and support beyond school) Parental engagement The changing world of home access….. Parenting support (Helping child learning and development) School involvement (Information about schools and extended services )
  17. 20. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
  18. 21. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
  19. 22. Achievement for All Online reporting supporting structured conversations with parents of children with SEND 10 local authorities 450 schools directly involved
  20. 24. The research - Parents’ Premium <ul><li>Parental involvement in a child’s schooling between ages 7 and 16 is a more powerful force than family background, size of family and level of parental education. Feinstein, L & Symons, J. Oxford Economic papers, 51 (1999) </li></ul>Effect of parents / Effect of school ? “ Education is an emotional business” Achievement Parent effect School effect Age 7 0.29 0.05 Age 11 0.27 0.21 Age 16 0.14 0.51
  21. 25. <ul><li>“… there is a consistent relationship between increasing parental engagement (particularly of hard to reach parents) and improved attendance, behaviour and student achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging hard to reach parents has a disproportionate impact on raising school performance and student achievement.” </li></ul><ul><li>Parents’ influence on student learning outcomes is greater than the school influence This is particularly true of ‘hard to reach parents’ </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Alma Harris 2007 </li></ul>EPRA “Hard to Reach” Headlines
  22. 27. Just 16% of children proactively share any information with their parents about their school day, 37% of children say they find it quite or very difficult to speak to their parents about their education. 43% of parents find it either difficult or very difficult to extract information from their child about their day at school. “ Education is an emotional business”
  23. 28. INVOLVEMENT RESPONSIBILITY RELATIONSHIP Attitudinal change of parents towards education 2001 - 2007 “ Parental Involvement in Children’s Education 2007” : DCSF-RR034 Mark Peters, Ken Seeds, Andrew Goldstein and Nick Coleman
  24. 29. “ Parental Involvement in Children’s Education 2007” : DCSF-RR034 Mark Peters, Ken Seeds, Andrew Goldstein and Nick Coleman “ In terms of future communication strategies, informal discussions are now seen as the most useful method of communication. Methods other than face-to-face contact (e.g. e-mail) were more popular with parents who are currently less involved , so these methods could be focused on such parents.” Parents increasingly value informed informal discussions
  25. 30. What teachers say about parents….
  26. 31. What teachers say about parents….
  27. 34. Online Reporting expectations <ul><li>In June 2008 a joint letter clarified the expectations for online reporting: </li></ul><ul><li>“ .. provide parents with up-to-date information at appropriate points through the year to maintain their interest and enable a richer dialogue ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Parents and learners should be provided with online access to </li></ul><ul><li>information about: </li></ul><ul><li>attendance and behaviour (both positive and challenging); </li></ul><ul><li>progress and attainment </li></ul><ul><li>special needs </li></ul><ul><li>But schools should consult with parents, learners and staff in deciding what aspects of these areas will be most meaningful and useful to provide and how ICT can be exploited.” </li></ul><ul><li>“… schools will have the flexibility to determine what frequency best suits both the school and their parents and learners.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>“ The focus should be on arrangements that are manageable in school, effective for staff and meaningful for parents focusing on the quality of information, rather than quantity.” </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Therefore the type of information provided should be appropriate for the parent/learner and its provision proportionate for the school &quot; </li></ul>meaningful useful dialogue proportionate appropriate flexibility manageable quality
  28. 35. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
  29. 36. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
  30. 37. <ul><li>Simple as ABC? Attendance, Behaviour, Coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering meaningful data from more than one school. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Real-time” access to information. </li></ul><ul><li>The schools’ systems are invisible… </li></ul>Meaningful and timely
  31. 38. How far do we go? <ul><ul><li>The technology should complement, enable, motivate and add value to the relationships between learners, parents and schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology is there to be exploited but must support human interactivity not replace it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>` </li></ul>
  32. 39. <ul><li>Key Findings: </li></ul><ul><li>83% of parents struggle to support their child with homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Over half of children are confused by their parents when they try to help with school work. </li></ul><ul><li>81% of parents welcome guidance on how to support their child’s learning better. </li></ul>
  33. 40. Online Reporting Framework Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement, moving towards online reporting
  34. 41. Exploiting ICT to improve parental engagement, Community information Home access to learning Information for parents Access to resources Course and home work Sharing achievements Online reporting Parent and learner days Electronic reports Email exchanges Mobile phone alerts SMS texting Two way communication moving towards online reporting……
  35. 42. Becta Harnessing Technology Schools Survey 2010
  36. 43. Gateways and Portals for all Students Teachers Parents Make navigation simple and visual - KISS Use images and video … a picture paints a thousand words.
  37. 44. Contact… [email_address] (simonshaw@live.co.uk) Head of Institutional Management www.becta.org.uk/engagingparents

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