Free / Open for Education Scotland - Business Critical Areas

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Presentation for Open For Education conference on 20th May 2011 in Edinburgh.

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Free / Open for Education Scotland - Business Critical Areas

  1. 1. Derrin Kent, TDM Ltd.<br />Derrin Kent<br />Managing Director of TDM Ltd.<br />+ Author of Mahara 1.2 ePortfolios: Beginner's Guide<br />+ Credited Reviewer of both Moodle Administration and Moodle Teaching Techniques<br />+ LSIS IfL RDF Research Development Fellow 2010-2011<br />Thomas Bell<br />Instructional Designer at TDM Ltd.<br />+ Author of 10 Business Critical Areas Open Courses<br />+ LSIS Sustainability Sector Reference Group Member<br />+ LMS Programme Coordinator<br />+ ICT Professional Trainer<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  2. 2. LMS or VLE?<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  3. 3. Links<br />WBL online courses<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  4. 4. The 10 Business Critical Areas<br />What are the <br />Business Critical <br />Areas?<br />The old LSC-WM + AWM RDA arrived at the core focus areas as a consequence of two phase research amongst employers in the region;<br />Phase I: Skills requirements in WM businesses.<br /><ul><li>Phase II: Skills gaps in the West Midlands</li></ul>T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  5. 5. Guess the 10 <br />Business Critical Areas?<br />
  6. 6. The 10 Business Critical Areas<br />1. Business Improvement Techniques<br />2. Business Systems / Processes<br />3. Teamworking / Communication<br />4. Customer Service<br />5. Sales & Marketing<br />6. IT User<br />7. New Product Design<br />8. Finance & Credit<br />9. Cashflow & Profit Management<br />10. Risk Management<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  7. 7. Open Courses <br />for Business Critical Areas<br />The Aims:<br /><ul><li>Create 10 reusable, re-mixable Xerte objects – embedded within 10 reusable, re-mixable Moodle courses
  8. 8. Actively engage Subject Matter Experts in the design process
  9. 9. Distribute those open resources to providers, for free, from multiple websites and regional hubs...
  10. 10. ...with the intention of improving social constructivist approaches to digitally-blended WBL delivery amongst the FE sector</li></ul>T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  11. 11. Freely editable & fully reusable<br />Online Teaching & Learning Materials<br /><ul><li>These materials are Free “Libre” as in “Freedom” as well as Free “Gratis” as in “Free Dinner”.
  12. 12. Take the material, localise it, modernise it, personalise it, extend and supplement it with your own stuff ...and please give back / pass on to others whatever you produce from it.</li></ul>T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  13. 13. Welcoming & Motivating Instruction<br />Instructional images and icons <br />to guide learners eyes<br />to<br />important content<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  14. 14. Open Courses <br />for Business Critical Areas<br /><ul><li>Courses based on Distance e-Learning models and approaches from Gilly Salmon (University of Leicester):
  15. 15. 5 stage model
  16. 16. e-Moderating andE-tivities
  17. 17. Great books!</li></ul>@tdm_tweets<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  18. 18. Social Learning<br />Online social activities attempt to: <br /><ul><li>get learners to construct learning with supervision
  19. 19. Support face-to-face training with thoughtful discussion areas</li></ul>T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  20. 20. Social Learning<br /><ul><li>Social Learning through:
  21. 21. Moodle Forums
  22. 22. Moderated discussion space
  23. 23. Moodle WIKIs
  24. 24. Moodle Glossary
  25. 25. Moodle Chat</li></li></ul><li>Additionally...<br />Videos Subject Matter Experts:<br /><ul><li>Over 40 videos on the 10 Business Critical Areas topics
  26. 26. With comprehensible/animated presentations from subject matter experts </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/user/tdmvideos<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  27. 27. Scoping in Design<br />We learnt a lot...<br /><ul><li>Never underestimate the time spent on scoping and design work with SMEs
  28. 28. Pair programming work on both storyboarding and content development gave us much more rich, interactive content</li></li></ul><li>Project Outputs<br />We learnt a lot...<br /><ul><li>Increased our knowledge and skill sets at TDM
  29. 29. Dissemination of this knowledge through:
  30. 30. http://wbl-online.org.uk/blog
  31. 31. Distribution of free resources through:</li></ul>http://moodlecommons.org<br />http://bctg-online.org.uk<br />http://spa-online.org.uk<br />+ Wherever you take the courses away!<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  32. 32. Project Notes<br />We learnt a lot...<br /><ul><li>The importance of associated face-to-face training and workshops cannot be over emphasised in improving the impact and uptakes of the resources produced.
  33. 33. We suggest you sell Blended Learning “Sandwiches”.
  34. 34. TotaraLMS (www.totaralms.com) functionality is more useful for WBL / Apprenticeships providers than Moodle</li></ul>T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  35. 35. For TotaraLMS or MoodleCMS<br />Completely re-usable OER<br />Social constructivism<br />Editable<br />Xerte<br />And<br />YouTube<br />Salmon's 5 Steps<br />Interactive & human-led online Learning<br />Welcoming<br />Motivating<br />QCF relevant<br />Business Critical<br />Experts “in the machine”<br />Revenue-Earning<br />Opportunity: <br />“Sandwiches”<br />Free and also Free!<br />T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  36. 36. Links<br /><ul><li>http://wbl-online.org.uk/moodle/
  37. 37. WBLonline blog
  38. 38. Download area</li></ul>T: 01299 405719<br />@tdm_tweets<br />
  39. 39. Open and/or Free?<br />

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