Presentation on theme: "Q PROJECT 2005-6 Are search skills and file management skills barriers to using e-learning materials? PROJECT BRIEF."— Presentation transcript:
Q PROJECT Are search skills and file management skills barriers to using e-learning materials? PROJECT BRIEF
`Communities of practice’ E- learning materials can be shared across a subject area, a curriculum division or across the college Do we have ‘communities of practice’ for e-learning? How can they be created? Lave and Wenger (1991) cited by Levy (2005) in Levy and Roberts (eds) Developing the new learning environment: the changing role of the academic librarian p.29 London: Facet Publishing
Questions to be answered Where do staff store materials? How are materials structured? How do staff search for materials? How do staff use these materials?
‘Community’ One Social and Professional Studies ILC FdA Early Childhood Studies/BTEC Health & Social Care Have asked for materials to be uploaded to VLE VLEVLE 2 VLEVLE 2 SPS AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
‘Community’ Two Construction ILC Carpentry and Joinery courses Resources stored on local network or in personal files – fragmented structure CONSTRUCTION AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Why structure your search for e- learning objects? Any search can benefit from the following questions: What do I need? What format should it be in? What do I want it to do? How much time do I have?
Moving resources to e-repository Should mean: Easier searching and updating Learning outcomes can be described for all users Materials can be packaged to suit staff and student needs Sharing materials becomes easier
Next step: select your resources to store in e-repository Wherever your resources are to be found you need to be familiar with the storage structures E-REPOSITORY E-REPOSITORY For efficient search and retrieval you also need agreement on how the e-resources are described
Questions to be answered What learning outcomes are required from this material? How complex should it be? – language, learning styles and activities. Course - agreed title, dates and administration details – to identify materials for updating Agreed titles/keywords for describing e- learning objects
File management skills Agreed folder structures for resource delivery framework FOLDERS FOLDERS Agreed authority files for key words used to describe e-learning materials to be stored in e-repository DRAFT FILE DRAFT FILE Agreed procedures for storing best materials in e-repository Agreed protocols for titles and descriptions
Outcomes Draft authority files for adding resources to e-repository CPD sessions on file management with staff in Integrated Learning Centre (ILC) FILE MANAGEMENT FILE MANAGEMENT Range of resources uploaded to VLE to agree with divisional priorities SPS OUTCOMES SPS OUTCOMES
Outcomes Glossary of terms for Carpentry and Joinery Draft authority files for adding resources to e-repository Range of resources uploaded to VLE to agree with divisional priorities CONSTRUCTION OUTCOMES
Additional outcomes – added value Understanding value of structuring ‘formal & informal learning’ in the Integrated Learning Centres (ILC) ILC team has greater awareness of potential for resource management through the VLE and e-repository
Additional outcomes – added value Project outcomes and experience have informed e-learning planning across the college Need to plan CPD/inductions on subject focussed search strategies and e-repository file management Improved PowerPoint and file management skills!