EduApps - Power in your Pocket


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  • EduApps - Power in your Pocket

    1. 1. EduApps: Power in your pocket<br />Martin Hawksey Sara Brown <br />e-Learning Advisor e-Learning Advisor<br />(Higher Education) (Learning Resources)<br />RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning<br />1<br />
    2. 2. JISC Advance Services<br />JISC Digital Media<br />JISC infoNet<br />JISC Legal<br />JISCMail<br />January 24, 2011| slide 2<br />JISC Netskills<br />JISC Procureweb<br />JISC RSC<br />JISC TechDis<br />
    3. 3. <ul><li>Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning</li></ul>Part of a national network of 13 centres <br />Fully supporting 23 FE colleges and 4 HEIs<br />January 24, 2011| slide 3<br />RSC Scotland North & East<br />
    4. 4. What is EduApps?<br />8 software collections <br />Free to download & use<br />Open source & freeware <br />Portable<br />January 24, 2011| slide 4<br />
    5. 5. What is AccessApps?<br />Collection of over 60 Windows applications<br />Support reading, writing and planning as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties<br />Designed to support learning – supplying students with tools to meet their individual needs<br />January 24, 2011| slide 5<br />
    6. 6. Demo<br />January 24, 2011| slide 6<br />
    7. 7. AccessApps at Dundee College<br />Portable Access Device Development Initiative (PADDI)<br />SLIC funded project (Innovation & Development fund)<br />August 09 – June 10<br />Collaboration between Dundee College and JISC RSC Scotland North & East<br />‘to develop a package of tools that would provide students <br />with library support materials and online applications to <br />support their learning’<br />January 24, 2011| slide 7<br />
    8. 8. Project aims<br />Develop and deliver training to college staff and students<br />Develop existing RSC support materials for Dundee College in-house use<br />Source and identify a range of library resources for inclusion<br />Produce a package of branded tools designed to meet the needs of Dundee College students<br />January 24, 2011| slide 8<br />
    9. 9. August 2009: Steering group formed<br />August 2009: Key project staff trained<br />September 2009: 3 pilot groups identified<br />October 2009: Curriculum staff training<br />November 2009: Key apps and library resources added to college network<br />January 24, 2011| slide 9<br />
    10. 10. December 2009: Launch of Dundee College AccessApps!Training for 3 pilot student groups. USB pens providedDrop in sessions Ad hoc trainingLibrary inductionSupport materials on VLE<br />January 24, 2011| slide 10<br />
    11. 11. RapidSet<br />January 24, 2011| slide 11<br />
    12. 12. January 24, 2011| slide 12<br />
    13. 13. Virtual Magnifying Glass<br />January 24, 2011| slide 13<br />
    14. 14. January 24, 2011| slide 14<br />
    15. 15. VuBar<br />January 24, 2011| slide 15<br />
    16. 16. Evaluation <br />Student questionnaires at outset and completion of project<br />Focus groups<br />Individual interviews<br />January 24, 2011| slide 16<br />
    17. 17. Overall usage<br />Over 80% of students felt that AccessApps had helped them in their studies<br />January 24, 2011| slide 17<br />
    18. 18. January 24, 2011| slide 18<br />
    19. 19. Use of library resources<br />January 24, 2011| slide 19<br />
    20. 20. More feedback<br />‘Excellent initiative’<br />‘It helps a lot, it makes a big difference’<br />‘I wish all these programs had been around when I was young. It would have made my learning so much easier’<br />January 24, 2011| slide 20<br />
    21. 21. Taking it forward<br />Added to all College network machines<br />Key part of Library induction<br />Part of CPD<br />All students and staff enrolled on Blackboard course<br />Additional support materials reviewed and added to Library web pages<br />January 24, 2011| slide 21<br />
    22. 22.<br />Sam Stirling<br /><br />Sara Brown (@sasab)<br /><br />Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey)<br /><br />January 24, 2011| slide 22<br />