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I NSPIRING F UTURES – E NHANCING 1 ST YEAR STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Discipline-focused Learning Technologies Enhancement Academy (D-fLTEA) Project.

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1 I NSPIRING F UTURES – E NHANCING 1 ST YEAR STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Discipline-focused Learning Technologies Enhancement Academy (D-fLTEA) Project HEA Sponsors: Sharon Waller; Richard Atfield; Steve Probert Team Leader – Jonathan Moizer Team Members: Chelo de Andres Hilary Duckett Jonathan Lean Troy Heffernan The Plymouth Business School

2 I NSPIRING F UTURES P ROJECT The Plymouth Business School is committed to graduating engaged, entrepreneurial and employable students. – e 3 The Inspiring Futures Project Team is reviewing the First Year Curriculum by designing in the following themes: Digital Literacy Professional Competences Big picture thinking Sustainability and Ethics Plymouth Business School

3 M ILESTONES A CHIEVED 1. Established Inspiring Futures Project Team – with support of the Dean and Faculty Executive Group 2.Delivered TEL Incubator 3.Recruited Stage 1 Pilot Group 4.Delivered Pilot Module 5.Engaged with community organisations & social enterprises to provide live projects 6.Students working in consultancy teams on the project briefs – building evidence via e-portfolio for HEAR 7.Project Team meeting regularly to make curricula change 8.Designed full validated core 1 st year Module Plymouth Business School

4 P ROJECT P ILOT M ODULE Social Enterprises Defined Professional Competences Project Management Blogging and Vodcasting/Podcasting E-Portfolios Project Workshops Scenario Planning Client Project Presentations Plymouth Business School Eden Project Cornwall TM

5 TEL I NCUBATOR Programme Case Study 1 – Vodcasting/Podcasting best practice and do’s and don’ts Case Study 2 - Audio Feedback Case Study 3 - e-Careers Services Case Study 5 - PDP Pebblepad Plymouth Business School

6 TEL C URRICULA Supported by a virtual learning site Completion of an e-portfolio Submission of work electronically through SCOLAR MS Project Vodcasts/Podcasts Office communicator remote project management and tutorials On-line student evaluation Plymouth Business School

7 S OCIAL E NTERPRISE L IVE P ROJECTS St Andrews Primary School Plymouth Rebranding the work of the PTFA Developing sponsor database Determining sponsor recognition schemes Refugees First Winner of VC’s Community Research Awards sponsorship Identifying stakeholders Writing a case study Developing a sustainable business plan Plymouth Business School

8 S OCIAL E NTERPRISE L IVE P ROJECTS PBS Social Enterprise Project (with Cosmic) Develop a database of social enterprises regionally Identify key graduate skills required Establish a process for matching candidates to opportunities Jobs4U Identifying target audience Enhancing existing web site Plymouth Business School

9 PROJECT CLOSURE Evaluation of pilot module Final Report to HEA as ‘Digital Story’ (see Feed forward into First Year Curricula review New validated 1 st year PDP module Core to 600+ students Based on improvements Challenges & Lessons Learned 1. Time 2. Student Volunteering 3. Faculty Stakeholders 4. Organisational Sponsors Plymouth Business School

10 There are generic lessons from this pilot project for Individuals Institutions Subjects Students Plymouth Business School G ENERALISABILITY OF P ROJECT E XPERIENCES

11 C ONCLUSION Pilot Project is completed but full roll-out on-going Constant process of review and evaluation Commitment to enhancing the student learning experience through live projects facilitated through learning technologies Building a community of practice – students, academics and local enterprises – in a digital world Plymouth Business School

12 Questions from you Questions to you Anyone running similar live consultancy-digital technology orientated learning? Any further lessons/advice? Plymouth Business School QUESTIONS?


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