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Keith Kirkwood School of Learning Support Victoria University Melbourne Australia
Learning support consultation
© 2007 los vegas lass  http://www.flickr.com/photos/7415612@N06/721645301/
SNAP is <ul><ul><li>Peer learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student participat...
A new humanism <ul><li>Sympathy empathy </li></ul><ul><li>self-actualization full potential </li></ul>
A new humanism <ul><li>Sympathy empathy </li></ul><ul><li>self-actualization full potential </li></ul>
A new humanism <ul><li>Sympathy empathy </li></ul><ul><li>self-actualization full potential </li></ul>
Supporting pedagogies <ul><li>Heutagogy  (Hase & Kenyon, 2000)  –  non-linear  self-directed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Co...
Peer learning primacy <ul><li>“ Is it time to consider a paradigm shift from teacher instruction to peer-learning primacy?...
Students supporting students  learning at VU <ul><li>Peer mentor programs embedded in  faculty-based courses </li></ul><ul...
Students supporting students  learning at VU <ul><li>Peer mentor programs embedded in  faculty-based courses </li></ul><ul...
 
 
 
“ Tagcloud” made from the text of my conference paper (made with www.wordle.net)
 
 
SNAP! and university ITS infrastructure Outward-facing Pre-login Inward-facing Post-login VU website VU PLE SNAP!
<ul><li>“ The world is run by those who show up”  </li></ul><ul><li>(Robert B. Johnson, 1999) </li></ul>
Transparency and Open Government <ul><li>“ My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness i...
We the People of the University of  <insert name here>
 
 
Selected references <ul><li>Farmer, M. (2009). LMS architecture proposal, parts 1-4,  Meanwhile, back at the farm...  Retr...
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The Snap! Platform: Social Networking for Academic Purposes, Peer Learning, and Communities of Practice

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A presentation about a learning support platform in development at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia at the ICICTE conference in Corfu Greece, July 9-11 2009

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  • Yes, SNAP has gone live now at my university. In it's pilot phase between July and November 2010. Check it out at http://snap.vu.edu.au.
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    - does this snap system exist or this is only a concept?

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The Snap! Platform: Social Networking for Academic Purposes, Peer Learning, and Communities of Practice

  1. 1. Keith Kirkwood School of Learning Support Victoria University Melbourne Australia
  2. 2. Learning support consultation
  3. 3. © 2007 los vegas lass http://www.flickr.com/photos/7415612@N06/721645301/
  4. 4. SNAP is <ul><ul><li>Peer learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities of practice </li></ul></ul>A learning support platform, with Web 2.0 functionality and flexibility, designed to support:
  5. 5. A new humanism <ul><li>Sympathy empathy </li></ul><ul><li>self-actualization full potential </li></ul>
  6. 6. A new humanism <ul><li>Sympathy empathy </li></ul><ul><li>self-actualization full potential </li></ul>
  7. 7. A new humanism <ul><li>Sympathy empathy </li></ul><ul><li>self-actualization full potential </li></ul>
  8. 8. Supporting pedagogies <ul><li>Heutagogy (Hase & Kenyon, 2000) – non-linear self-directed learning </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivism (Siemens, 2004) – knowledge in the network; conceptual connections essential </li></ul><ul><li>Multiliteracies (Huijser, 2006) – incorporate textual, visual, video media in critical analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy (Wesch, 2009) – student participation in content creation and knowledge making </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning (Godwin-Jones, 2006) – learning opportunities for sharing, creating, reflecting </li></ul>
  9. 9. Peer learning primacy <ul><li>“ Is it time to consider a paradigm shift from teacher instruction to peer-learning primacy?” </li></ul><ul><li>“… shifting the balance from an instruction focus of learning support staff </li></ul><ul><li>to facilitating or supporting peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>is a timely response to the context of mass education </li></ul><ul><li>and technological developments.” </li></ul>Van der Meer, J., & Scott, C. (2008). Shifting the balance in first-year learning support: From staff instruction to peer-learning primacy. Australasian Journal of Peer Learning, 1 , 70-79. Available at http://ro.uow.edu.au/ajpl/vol1/iss1/9/
  10. 10. Students supporting students learning at VU <ul><li>Peer mentor programs embedded in faculty-based courses </li></ul><ul><li>Student rovers in the Learning Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Writing centre for reading and writing support </li></ul><ul><li>The SNAP! Platform = “VU Learning Community” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Students supporting students learning at VU <ul><li>Peer mentor programs embedded in faculty-based courses </li></ul><ul><li>Student rovers in the Learning Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Writing centre for reading and writing support </li></ul><ul><li>The SNAP! Platform = “VU Learning Community” </li></ul>Ratios of potential learning support: 1:400 LSS/student ratio 40000:40000 student/student ratio
  12. 15. “ Tagcloud” made from the text of my conference paper (made with www.wordle.net)
  13. 18. SNAP! and university ITS infrastructure Outward-facing Pre-login Inward-facing Post-login VU website VU PLE SNAP!
  14. 19. <ul><li>“ The world is run by those who show up” </li></ul><ul><li>(Robert B. Johnson, 1999) </li></ul>
  15. 20. Transparency and Open Government <ul><li>“ My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration . Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>President Barack Obama </li></ul>http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/TransparencyandOpenGovernment/
  16. 21. We the People of the University of <insert name here>
  17. 24. Selected references <ul><li>Farmer, M. (2009). LMS architecture proposal, parts 1-4, Meanwhile, back at the farm... Retrieved April 7 2009 from http://michaelfarmer.info/blog/?tag=lms-proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Hase, S., & Kenyon, C. (2000). From andragogy to heutagogy. UltiBASE . Retrieved from http://ultibase.rmit.edu.au/Articles/dec00/hase2.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Siemens, G. (2004). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. elearnspace . Retrieved from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Staley, D. J. (2009). Managing the platform: Higher education and the logic of wikinomics. EDUCAUSE Review, 44 (1), 36-47. Retrieved from http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Review/ManagingthePlatformHigher/47934 </li></ul><ul><li>Wesch, M. (2009). From knowledgable to knowledge-able: Learning in new media environments. Academic Commons Retrieved 24 February 2009, from http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/knowledgable-knowledge-able </li></ul>

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