The Monash Virtual Learning Environment

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Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching, Monash University
This presentation will outline how close collaboration between ITS, the Monash Education Centre and the Education Portfolio transformed an LMS review into a Virtual Learning Environment in which staff and student education, virtual and physical and virtual environments and existing and new software and hardware were drawn together to express Monash’s goals for research-inspired education.

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    1. 1. The Monash Virtual Learning Environment <ul><li>Marnie Hughes-Warrington and Jeremy Du Vé VDIT eLearning Conference 25 June 2010 </li></ul>
    2. 2. Our Initial Starting Point: Learning Management Systems
    3. 3. The Process Dec 2009-April 2010
    4. 4. Wider starting points Previous migrations, but more importantly…
    5. 5. What kind of learning? <ul><li>42% of first year students aren’t sure that at least one of their teachers knows them by name </li></ul><ul><li>31% of students believe that they are learning about research undertaken in their university </li></ul><ul><li>44% of students under the age of 25 find lectures helpful </li></ul><ul><li>98% utilise learning technologies </li></ul><ul><li>The First Year Experience Survey 2009 </li></ul>
    6. 6. What kind of ‘systems’?
    7. 7. Student ‘images’ of curriculum
    8. 10. Can we engage in curriculum by design?
    9. 11. Staff views of the LMS Stress factor ∞
    10. 12. But staff and students were deeply interested in ‘learning elearning’, and wanted to contextualise the LMS
    11. 13. Curriculum Reform and Renewal Educational Development Framework The Monash Virtual Learning Environment The Monash Passport
    12. 14. The Monash Virtual Learning Environment powered by Monash VRE Mahara
    13. 15. Digital Ecosystem
    14. 16. VLE: <ul><li>Has individual components, but they derive their power via connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the project team, staff and students, the software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A VLE is as much a cultural phenomenon as a collection of technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Allows us to think more about cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>It has a history: not all elements appear simultaneously </li></ul>
    15. 17. Thank you http://sites.google.com/site/monashvle/

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