LSIS Open Technology for Efficiency Presentation

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LSIS Open Technology for Efficiency Presentation

  1. 1. Open Technology for Efficiency Thomas Bell - @thomaswbell88 + Author of '10 Business Critical Areas' - Open Educational Courses + LSIS Sector Reference Group for Sustainability Member + LMS Programme Coordinator + ICT Professional Trainer + Other guises
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Intro to TDM Ltd.
  3. 3. Business Critical Area OER
  4. 4. Why Open Source Matters
  5. 5. Moodle & Open Source projects
  6. 6. Totara LMS – Competency based learning - LMS
  7. 7. Mahara e-Portfolios – Personal Reflective e-Portfolios </li></ul>
  8. 8. Quick intro ... TDM The Development Manager Ltd:
  9. 9. <ul><li>T raining.. </li><ul><li>In Open Source Software
  10. 10. Consultancies
  11. 11. Business & Education focus </li></ul><li>D evelopment.. </li><ul><li>Of Open Source Software
  12. 12. Bespoke Software development </li></ul><li>M anagement.. </li><ul><li>Of Open Source Software
  13. 13. 'Implementation Management' for organisations
  14. 14. Successful software deployment </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>First UK Totara Partner </li><ul><li>Managed Hosting
  16. 16. Custom Development </li></ul><li>Moodle Services company </li><ul><li>Implementations
  17. 17. Training </li></ul><li>Mahara Partner </li><ul><li>Authors of the Mahara book: Mahara 1.2: A beginner's guide
  18. 18. Mahara Certified Training Courses </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Newly established, but with decades of training provision: Online Training Academy IT / ICT Apprenticeships Delivery Mentor Training Tutor Training Management Training High-stakes Industry Qualifications
  20. 20. Proud to be partnered/certified with:
  21. 21. TDM Linux Professional Institute Next LPI Master Affiliate for the UK September 2011
  22. 22. Why Open Source Matters <ul><li>Community
  23. 23. Control
  24. 24. Cost-effective
  25. 25. Freedom
  26. 26. Often free, not always </li><ul><li>Open Source ≠ Free Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative resource utilisation
  27. 27. Customisable
  28. 28. Naturally sustainable
  29. 29. Sensible
  30. 30. Extensible / Pluggable </li></ul>
  31. 31. The Moodle project – Quick video http://vimeo.com/2405525
  32. 32. What are these Business Critical Areas!? LSC-WM + AWM RDA Two phase research amongst employers in the region; <ul><li>Phase I: Skills requirements in WM businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II: Skills gaps in the West Midlands </li></ul>
  33. 33. Guess the 10 Business Critical Areas?
  34. 34. 1. Business Improvement Techniques 2. Business Systems / Processes 3. Teamworking / Communication 4. Customer Service 5. Sales & Marketing 6. IT User 7. New Product Design 8. Finance & Credit 9. Cashflow & Profit Management 10. Risk Management
  35. 35. The Aims!
  36. 36. <ul>Start with the long one: </ul>Improving social constructivist approaches to digitally-blended WBL delivery amongst the FE sector
  37. 37. Design Moodle Courses
  38. 38. Xerte Learning Objects
  39. 39. Subject Matter Experts ...design, delivery and planning process
  40. 40. Distribute for free, to reuse remix, adapt etc
  41. 41. We delivered: <ul><li>Over 40 short videos of interviews with SME's
  42. 42. Over 24 Xerte Learning Objects – SCORM compatible
  43. 43. 10 Moodle courses to take away and chop and change
  44. 44. Social activities a plenty!
  45. 45. Interactive, engaging content delivered to nvq/qcf level 2 standards
  46. 46. Distributed to several online repositories, numerous regional moodle hubs and continue to give them out to providers today. </li></ul>
  47. 48. Downloads at: http://wbl-online.org.uk/moodle
  48. 49. What is ? Corporate 'Distro' of Moodle <ul><ul><li>Packaged up for quick and effective corporate learning delivery – work-based learning delivery
  49. 50. Based on the most stable Moodle code
  50. 51. Support Services – 24/7 Support, guaranteed response times
  51. 52. Added functionality – and the constant development of new features
  52. 53. Open Source Enterprise – following the same model as the most successful Open Source business – RedHat </li></ul></ul>
  53. 54. <ul><li>Learner Management System
  54. 55. in contrast to...
  55. 56. Virtual Learning Environment / Course Management System </li></ul>What is ?
  56. 57. <ul><li>Competency Based Learning
  57. 58. Team/Cohort Management
  58. 59. Staff / Hierarchy Management </li></ul>What is ?
  59. 60. <ul><li>Organisation/Department Management
  60. 61. Booking Management
  61. 62. Excellent Reporting & Progress tracking
  62. 63. Pathway specific training programmes </li><ul><li>Programme Management </li></ul></ul>What is ?
  63. 64. Competency Based Learning <ul><li>Competency Hierarchy Import </li><ul><li>e.g. IT User & ICT Professional Qualifications = 6000+ standards/competencies </li></ul><li>Import from Register Ofqual Database
  64. 65. Learners evidence competence against given standards </li></ul>
  65. 66. Team / Cohort Management <ul><li>Manager – Manages team of staff
  66. 67. =
  67. 68. Trainer / Assessor – Manages cohort of learners </li></ul>
  68. 70. Classroom Booking Management <ul><li>Face-to-Face Session booking.
  69. 71. Calendared events tailored to learner's individual plans </li></ul>
  70. 73. Pathway Programmes = Totara Positions <ul><li>Assign learners to a pathway
  71. 74. Automatically retrieve relevant competencies to Individual Development Plan
  72. 75. Set 'aspirational' position/pathway – Learner Engaging </li></ul>
  73. 77. Individual Learning Plans (ILP) <ul><li>If assigned a Position, the learner receives the relevant competencies in their ILP
  74. 78. Competencies – Gathered from: </li><ul><li>Learner Pathway (Position)
  75. 79. Organisation </li></ul><li>Courses – linked to competencies </li><ul><li>Automatically drawn in with the competencies </li></ul></ul>
  76. 81. Totara Reporting & Progress Tracking <ul><li>Totara Report Builder </li><ul><li>We built a set of reports for specific roles </li><ul><li>Learners see the stats they need to see
  77. 82. Trainers see the stats they want to see
  78. 83. Assessors...
  79. 84. IV & EV etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  80. 86. How do Mahara and Totara mix? <ul><li>Wyre Academy Totara = Structured Learning Delivery: </li><ul><li>Online Courses
  81. 87. Tracking + Reporting
  82. 88. Workshop Booking
  83. 89. Webinar Booking </li></ul></ul>
  84. 90. How do Mahara and Totara mix? <ul><li>Wyre Academy Mahara = Personalised Learning </li><ul><li>Professional Learning Community
  85. 91. Reflective Journals
  86. 92. Evidence gathering
  87. 93. Evidence showcasing
  88. 94. Assessment submission to Totara </li></ul></ul>
  89. 95. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Learner Registration & Interview
  90. 96. Diagnostics Assessments
  91. 97. Successful employment placement
  92. 98. Induction training: Totara & Mahara
  93. 99. Totara Position setting </li></ul>
  94. 100. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Individual Learning Plan creation </li><ul><li>Auto assigned relevant competencies
  95. 101. Auto enrolled on relevant courses
  96. 102. Objectives setup with Assessor
  97. 103. Timescales and due dates added to competencies </li></ul></ul>
  98. 104. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Learner gathers evidence in Mahara
  99. 105. Learners constructs their views/pages in Mahara: </li><ul><ul><li>Screencasting
  100. 106. Videos
  101. 107. Audio
  102. 108. Product evidence
  103. 109. Witness testimonies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  104. 110. Learner Journey In Totara/Mahara <ul><li>Formative Assessment: </li><ul><li>Assessor Feedback attached to views </li><ul><li>Video/audio feedback </li></ul></ul><li>Final submission & competency completion </li></ul>
  105. 111. Plans for the future.. <ul><li>“ Mahara Evidence – Totara Competency ” Mapping
  106. 112. “ Mahara Assessor Overlay ”: </li><ul><li>Point and click on Mahara blocks to grade/assess in Totara/Moodle </li></ul></ul>Get involved! If these sound interesting, contact us about joining resources to fast-track its development
  107. 114. References <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/salim/
  108. 115. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/
  109. 116. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancleaver/
  110. 117. http://wyreacademy.com
  111. 118. http://tdm.info
  112. 119. Mahara 1.2: A Beginner's Guide book
  113. 120. www.lpi.org.uk </li></ul>

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