Presentation on theme: "25-Aug-14 Planning to make a difference Success factors in the ANNIE Project Jay Dempster FDTL Conference, Manchester 31 st Oct – 1 st Nov 2002."— Presentation transcript:
25-Aug-14 Planning to make a difference Success factors in the ANNIE Project Jay Dempster FDTL Conference, Manchester 31 st Oct – 1 st Nov 2002
25-Aug-14 Session topics About ANNIE Organisation and planning Project success factors An impact framework In-reach and Out-reach activities Successful embedding by projects
25-Aug-14 About ANNIE FDTL phase 3 Jan 01 – Mar 03 (27 months) Theatre & Drama Enhance students’ learning experience by: –Access to research-led teaching –Engagement in creative & collaborative self-directed learning
25-Aug-14 Organisation Warwick & Kent –De Montfort, Exeter, Queen’s Belfast, Lancaster, Manchester –London, Frankfurt, Vancouver, Kansas, Los Angeles –Pontypridd, Burton, Shrewsbury 2 project directors, 1 project manager 2 educational developers Local and remote lecturers, expert practitioners 16 case studies: 12 in year 1 & 4 in year 2 ICT !
25-Aug-14 Case study scenarios A Videoconference seminars and workshops (group) 6 B Video sharing and discussion (group web) 2 C Software download and work (individual) 2 D Online learning support for face-to-face classes 3 E All of the above 1 F External examination 2 TOTAL16
25-Aug-14 Student-Tutor Interactions 1 remote expertlocal students 2 remote studentslocal expert 3 local+remote students local expert 4 local studentsdistance methods
25-Aug-14 Planning activities Development DisseminationEvaluation
25-Aug-14 Planning for impact What do you feel could be done to assist the impact of projects? –By the project itself? –By senior management or other central units in your institution? –By the funding body/programme team? –By others?
25-Aug-14 An impact framework Project operational context: –Planning for impact –identifying stakeholders Institutional context: –In-reach activities: –informing local knowledge Wider context: –Out-reach activities: –making things happen elsewhere
25-Aug-14 Project operational context HEFCE LTSN JISC NCT ILT Socrates FDTL ESRC SCOTCIT ALT Subject communities SEDA HE institutions people projects support funding SHEFC “beyond HE ”
25-Aug-14 Institutional context: in-reach PROJECT TEAM Academic staff Department 1 Institutional partners partnerships communication implementation planning L&T units IT dept Library Department 2 Lead institution
25-Aug-14 Consortium activities Collaborative shared roles/activities Parallel within shared framework Centralised with development led by lead institution In what ways does this influence priorities for planning your project’s activities?
25-Aug-14 Wider context: out-reach PROJECT TEAM Academic staff Department 1 Institutional partners partnerships communication implementation planning L&T unitsIT dept Library Department 2 Lead institution ? ? ?
25-Aug-14 Group discussion IN-REACH IN LEAD INSTITUTION OUT-REACH IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS IMPACT BEYOND DISCIPLINE & HE SECTOR
25-Aug-14 Evaluating the impact of ANNIE Approaches that led to good impact in the institutions What kinds of in-reach and out-reach activities were effective How the project is moving from innovation to embedding
25-Aug-14 Approaches that led to good impact across institutions Project led by pedagogy not technology Culture of support for innovation and reflection on teaching practice IT service keen to overcome technical barriers to remote access to and from the university Pre-existing links between tutors and student groups in partner institutions
25-Aug-14 What kinds of in-reach and out-reach activities were effective Tutors experiencing personally the benefits to students through the new approaches that led to real changes in teaching practices Engaging distant experts using simple technology Students were excited by their learning experience and developed sophisticated new skills Managing expectations – learning from failure
25-Aug-14 How the project is moving from innovation to embedding Demonstrate how realistic the new methods are Provide practical guidance Capture experiences to inspire and enthuse others Scaling up, repetition, getting braver Word of mouth: departmental culture, the students voice
25-Aug-14 Factors experienced by national projects Timing “Timeliness is crucial and impacts a lot.” Personal investment “individual enthusiasm “ “incredible energy and commitment of the individuals“ “dedication and hard work despite short term nature of the funding” Good collaborations “willing to go and share ideas with others” “happy for [their] materials to be used and adapted” Champion in policy position “People are desperately influential.” Staff development angle “connecting with academics” and “listening approaches” Ability to adapt to local, emerging demands “diversified to meet a wider audience” LTSN Generic Centre project http://www.telri.ac.uk/Transfer/ltsngc/ltsngc.htm
25-Aug-14 Successful impact “We opened up a lot of channels of communication between institutions. And since the project has finished, that activity seems to be continuing “ “The skills, the knowledge and everything is in the people concerned. That’s the really valuable thing.” “not a big impact to the sector, but immense benefit to those institutions engaged in the project”