Networked provision of eLearning

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Six New Zealand polytechnics collaborated in delivering eLearning courses across a network of LMS platforms using the networking functionality of Moodle.

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Networked provision of eLearning

  1. 1. TANZ Network of eLearning Provision eFest 2008 AUCKLAND September 8-10, 2008 Presenter Pamela Simpson, Executive Director TANZ Keith Tyler-Smith, eProjects Manager TANZ Phil Ker TANZ Convenor & CE Otago Polytechnic Tertiary Accord of New Zealand (TANZ)
  2. 2. TANZ eLearning development <ul><li>eLearning began with collaborative development of Graduate Certificate in eLearning (QF L7) – delivery by MIT </li></ul><ul><li>National Certificate in First Line Management (QF L4) </li></ul><ul><li>Developed & delivered to 120 Meat Inspector Supervisors at 90 Meat processing plants for ASURE Meat inspection service </li></ul><ul><li>Small dedicated team designed, developed & delivered NCFLM </li></ul><ul><li>Used rapid prototyping approach to development </li></ul><ul><li>Action research used to revise & improve as we went </li></ul>
  3. 3. The TANZ eLearning development model <ul><li>Content structure and learning design revised several times based on user feedback </li></ul><ul><li>NCFLM subsequently developed for Public Service ITO then for generic delivery by each TANZ institution </li></ul><ul><li>Roll out to TANZ & other institutions supported with training , admin documentation & online help </li></ul><ul><li>Followed by development of National Diploma in Business </li></ul><ul><li>Developed a system for centrally managing upgrades, continuous content improvements and supporting institutional capability </li></ul>
  4. 4. Centrally managing eLearning content updates TANZ Developed NCFLM courses – content unlikely to need updating Learner Learner Links to centrally managed materials Links to centrally managed materials Learner Learner TANZ Network CMS Centrally managing assessments & materials likely to need updating TANZ Developed NCFLM courses – content unlikely to need updating TANZ Developed NCFLM courses – content unlikely to need updating
  5. 5. TANZ Network Support <ul><li>All content subject to change (e.g. assessments), updating (e.g. New Unit Standard versions) or improvements (e.g. worksheets) are managed from central website and each institution’s LMS links to these materials </li></ul><ul><li>NCFLM Tutors participate in COP online forum to suggest and agree on course content improvements, share online facilitation strategies and support capability development </li></ul><ul><li>COP process provides a means of continuous moderation </li></ul><ul><li>TANZ eLearning unit handles all upgrading and web developments on behalf of TANZ members </li></ul><ul><li>Also develops resources such as Set Up Documentation, Worksheets, Assessment Marking guides, Exemplars, FAQs, Tips, Tricks & Techniques, on-going real time support </li></ul>
  6. 6. The TANZ Network Support Site TANZ Network support site for course development & distribution, continuous moderation and content updating TANZ Network support site provides COP for NCFLM tutors as well as resources, guidelines and advice NCFLM (online) distributed to TANZ Member NCFLM (online) distributed to TANZ Member NCFLM (online) distributed to TANZ Member NCFLM (online) distributed to TANZ Member NCFLM (online) distributed to TANZ Member NCFLM (online) distributed to TANZ Member
  7. 7. TANZ Network Support site – NCFLM Tutors
  8. 8. TANZ Network Support site – NCFLM Tutors
  9. 9. TANZ Network Support site – NCFLM Tutors
  10. 10. TANZ Network Support site – NCFLM Tutors
  11. 11. The myLearn Network of Provision TANZ myLearn eLearning Network
  12. 12. <ul><li>myLearn eLearning Network configuration </li></ul><ul><li>3 Possible modes of operation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network hub for centrally hosted & administered courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institution-to-Institution course & learner sharing through own Moodle instance via encrypted network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-TANZ access to TANZ developed courses either through own Moodle instance or direct access </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Potential Key Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Complement each ITP’s offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens sustainability for regional provision </li></ul><ul><li>Broadens access (scope) for learners through networking lower demand but valuable courses </li></ul><ul><li>Economies of Scale for course providers </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of expertise and leveraging expert knowledge across network </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration in development and delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of best practice and raising of eLearning capability </li></ul><ul><li>Centralised support and administration </li></ul><ul><li>Lower admin overheads for TANZ delivered & distributed product through reduction in duplication </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Network Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Learner’s home institution brand follows learner regardless of who delivers what, to which learner </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication is with enrolling institution </li></ul><ul><li>Single sign-on capability, logs on at home LMS, seamless access to networked courses </li></ul><ul><li>Model can be used for fully online, blended or web supported </li></ul><ul><li>Learner centred </li></ul><ul><li>One size does not fit all, multiple configurations accommodated. </li></ul>
  15. 15. TANZ myLearn Network Pilot Teaching NZDB 130 Org & Management. Teaching NZDB 541 Marketing Teaching NZDB 630 Leadership Teaching NZDB 400 Accounting Principles Teaching NZDB 550 Business Computing Teaching NZDB 510 Commercial Law TANZ myLearn Hub hosting 6 NZ Dip Bus Papers
  16. 16. <ul><li>Objectives for Pilot Project </li></ul><ul><li>Design & Implement a flexible network of provision </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot Network Model using NZ Dip Bus Papers to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>identify issues & design solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focused on collaborative delivery to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>provide wider range of access to education & training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share costs & reduce duplication in investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>build capacity / capability across TANZ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share expertise, good practice & resources to ensure sustainability of valuable programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop capability & excellence in eTeaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pilot run to test potential of harnessing collective resources, skills & expertise across Accord </li></ul>
  17. 17. Centrally Hosted NZDIP Bus Papers Learners myLearn Moodle Hub Learners Learners log on to EIT Moodle Learners log on to UCOL Moodle Learners Learners log on to NMIT Moodle Learners Learners log on to CPIT Moodle Learners Learners log on to OTAGO Moodle Learners Learners log on to Northtec Moodle Centrally hosted NZ Dip Bus Papers on myLearn: DB541, DB630, DB130, DB400,DB510 & DB550
  18. 18. What the Learner Sees NZ Diploma in Business NZDB 510 Introduction to Commercial Law Welcome to NZDB 510, Introduction to Commercial Law. This paper will introduce you to the legal aspects and implications of day to day business transactions.
  19. 19. The Learner’s Experience CPIT Tutor for NZDB 510 Intro to Commercial Law UCOL Tutor for NZDB 130 Organisation & Management Otago Tutor for NZDB 515 Business Computing UCOL’s Moodle server Otago’s Moodle server CPIT’s Moodle server NMIT Branding follows learner NMIT Branding follows learner NMIT Branding follows learner NMIT Learner “B “ enrolled in NZ Dip Bus 5550 Business Computing NMIT Learner “A “ enrolled in NZ Dip Bus 510 Commercial Law NMIT Learner “C “ enrolled in NZ Dip Bus 541 Marketing TANZ myLearn Moodle server Hosting NZDB Papers NMIT Branding follows learner NMIT’s Moodle server
  20. 20. The Tutor’s Experience CPIT Learner enrolled in NZ Dip Bus 400 Accounting Principles EIT Branding follows learner EIT’s Moodle server EIT Learner enrolled in NZ Dip Bus 400 Accounting Principles Otago’s Moodle server Otago Learner enrolled in NZ Dip Bus 400 Accounting Principles Otago Branding follows learner Otago Learner enrolled in NZ Dip Bus 400 Accounting Principles UCOL Learner enrolled in NZ Dip Bus 400 Accounting Principles UCOL’s Moodle server Northtec Moodle server CPIT’s Moodle server UCOL Branding follows learner Northtec Branding follows learner CPIT Branding follows learner TANZ myLearn Moodle server Hosting NZDB Papers NMIT’s Moodle server NMIT Tutor for NZ DB 400 Accounting Principles
  21. 21. TANZ myLearn Network Pilot TANZ myLearn Community of Practice for Tutors in Pilot NMIT NZDB Tutor UCOL NZDB Tutor Northtec NZDB Tutor EIT NZDB Tutor CPIT NZDB Tutor Otago NZDB Tutor
  22. 22. myLearn Pilot Support Site
  23. 23. myLearn Pilot Support Site 2
  24. 24. myLearn Operational Issues Forum
  25. 25. Networked Courses Enrolment Schedule Wiki
  26. 26. Networked Courses Exam Schedule Wiki
  27. 27. myLearn Action Research Site Front Page
  28. 28. myLearn Action Research Site Front Page 2

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