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A community approach to staff development in eLearning - Moodle research conference 2012

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Tabitha Roder and Nicoletta Rata-Skudder presentation for the First Moodle Research Conference 2012, Crete.
Title - a community approach to staff development in eLearning.

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A community approach to staff development in eLearning - Moodle research conference 2012

  1. 1. A community approach to staff development in eLearning
  2. 2. Past History>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  3. 3. Distance & Flexible Education Capability Assessment>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  4. 4. Distance & Flexible Education Capability Assessment>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  5. 5. LMS investigations>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  6. 6. Leadership commitment >> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  7. 7. Living Curriculum• Involve Complex conversations• Are Curiosity / Inquiry led and stimulating• Are practice-focussed – educating students for work, in work, through work• Are socially constructed – self-sufficiency and collaboration are equally valued, and together they help nurture resourcefulness and resilience• Blend face-to-face and web-based learning• Are research-informed• Have a discipline base, and are also interdisciplinary• Develop literacies for lifelong learning• Include embedded assessment• Active and responsive interaction with industry, professional and community groups shapes content, curricula and delivery modes >> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  8. 8. Communities of Practice “Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” Wenger 2006 >> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  9. 9. Support
  10. 10. Support “The CoP model has been a key vehicle for facilitating collaboration within and across departments, as has the funding of specific ‘technology stewards’ (eLCCs) within the departments. These eLCCs are vital shaping voices in helping keep the focus and purpose of eLearning developments on core pedagogic issues.” Keesing-Styles and Ayres (2011)>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  11. 11. Identity Flickr - gnuckx>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  12. 12. Technology Cochrane>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  13. 13. Enablers and Threats ● Passion for domain ● Lack of time ● Internal leadership ● Leader neglect ● Energized core group ● Focus on events ● Focus on practice ● Focus on documents ● Trust ● De-energizing tasks ● Community rhythm ● Red tape ● Personal touch ● Logistics or IT ● High value for time ● Command/control ● High expectations ● Cookie-cutter approach ● Engaged sponsorship ● Ideology ● Skilled support Wenger & Trayner 2010>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  14. 14. Getting everyone on board>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  15. 15. eLCC Feedback eLCC feedback “I cannot emphasise enough how important and meaningful this event was for me. Wenger and Trayner provided the eLCC group with an important introduction into community of practice theory and practice, and eLCCs spent the week conversing, bonding and learning. We entered as individuals and exited as a community. As far as I’m concerned, the organisation of that workshop was a stroke of genius.” (eLCC quoted in Benseman, 2011, p. 8)>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  16. 16. Dawn of a new era>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  17. 17. >> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  18. 18. Global community>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  19. 19. Department community>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  20. 20. Feedback – time and workload Flickr - simpologist>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  21. 21. Feedback – digital literacy Flickr - Cristóbal Cobo Romaní>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  22. 22. Feedback - resistance Flickr - David Gallagher>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  23. 23. Feedback - support Flickr - blentley>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  24. 24. Reflections on community “My involvement in the Unitec eLearning Community of Practice was hugely beneficial to me, impacting my role both within my own department and across the institution as a whole... Being part of a wider community exposed me to a range of other Unitec staff with an interest in eLearning. I was able to share my ideas with others from different disciplines and to adopt ideas used elsewhere to good effect. I have certainly learned a lot from the experience and continue to benefit from a number of ongoing professional relationships formed through this community.” eLCC>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  25. 25. Reflections on community Narayan 2010>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  26. 26. Where to from here?>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  27. 27. Thank you>> UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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