Towards a future VLE for an Open and Distance Learning Institution Dr. Steven Verjans Open Universiteit Nederland Educatio...
Current situation Open Universiteit NL <ul><li>The Dutch university for lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>High-quality d...
Lifelong learning university <ul><li>Next to ‘traditional’ degree programmes,  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>specific tailor-made ...
Strategic issues of the Open Universiteit <ul><li>Competitive situation is changing for ODL universities for degree progra...
Current VLE <ul><li>1997: StudieNet: component-based (newsgroups, course webs) </li></ul><ul><li>Current: BlackBoard, with...
 
OUNL’s VLE of the future - Issues <ul><li>Different learning products require different tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree...
OUNL’s VLE of the future - Principles <ul><li>Personal, flexible and sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Personal learning & wor...
Preliminary model
Next steps <ul><li>Finalise strategic-level discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate development and implementation plans </...
Conclusion <ul><li>“ OUNL chooses Moodle, Sakai, Fronter, …”? </li></ul><ul><li>No!  Getting the vision of the future righ...
Tak – Thanks – Danke – Grazie – Merci  http://www.ou.nl/ http://stievie.blogspot.com
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Towards a future VLE for an open and distance learning university

  1. 1. Towards a future VLE for an Open and Distance Learning Institution Dr. Steven Verjans Open Universiteit Nederland Educational Technology Expertise Centre
  2. 2. Current situation Open Universiteit NL <ul><li>The Dutch university for lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>High-quality distance education at academic level </li></ul><ul><li>No formal admission requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Study at your own pace and location, in your own time. No student cohorts. </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching and guidance through phone, e-mail, coaching sessions in study centres, workshops </li></ul><ul><li>32000 students enrolled, </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>43% have paid job </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>44% of ‘second chance’ students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Lifelong learning university <ul><li>Next to ‘traditional’ degree programmes, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>specific tailor-made programmes, but also </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>different specific offerings: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>single courses, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>open educational resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>room for informal and non-formal learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>support for communities-of-practice (RdMC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APL – Accreditation of prior learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joint initiatives with other HE institutions </li></ul><ul><li>National Dutch initiative ‘Long live learning!’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Strategic issues of the Open Universiteit <ul><li>Competitive situation is changing for ODL universities for degree programmes </li></ul><ul><li>More competition from ‘traditionals’ and other providers, much online learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Formal vs. informal education </li></ul><ul><li>Degree programmes (BaMa) vs. ad hoc demand </li></ul><ul><li>Cohort-based vs. individual learning </li></ul><ul><li>More or less coaching (time-consuming) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Current VLE <ul><li>1997: StudieNet: component-based (newsgroups, course webs) </li></ul><ul><li>Current: BlackBoard, with several other systems running in parallel for specific functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly supports degree programmes, closed-access systems (quality and legal criteria) </li></ul><ul><li>Dilemma: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different tools are needed to support lifelong competence development & informal learning </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. OUNL’s VLE of the future - Issues <ul><li>Different learning products require different tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree programmes vs. lifelong learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to combine controlled environment for degree programme with support for more informal contextualised learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parallel initiatives make for complex organisational context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institution-wide enterprise architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital identity management project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update of web-presence (portal) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. OUNL’s VLE of the future - Principles <ul><li>Personal, flexible and sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Personal learning & working environment for learner and staff, no longer ‘just’ a VLE/LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Preference for Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Easily ‘mashable’ services (Netvibes, iGoogle…) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in a network / community </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental vs. production environment </li></ul><ul><li>Widest possible organisational support is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Careful transition is needed </li></ul>
  8. 9. Preliminary model
  9. 10. Next steps <ul><li>Finalise strategic-level discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate development and implementation plans </li></ul><ul><li>Hang on to current VLE for the time being & incrementally choose / develop & implement new services </li></ul>
  10. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>“ OUNL chooses Moodle, Sakai, Fronter, …”? </li></ul><ul><li>No! Getting the vision of the future right ! </li></ul>
  11. 12. Tak – Thanks – Danke – Grazie – Merci http://www.ou.nl/ http://stievie.blogspot.com

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