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1 Robin Ball Project Manager – Learning Services

2 Learning Services Planning for personalised online learning

3 OJEU Procurement Process Becta is entering a procurement process which will result in a Learning Platform Framework Contract. As such the following statements apply…

4 OJEU Procurement Process The fact that some suppliers are present at the RBC Roadshows does not give any indication that they will be included in the Procurement Framework. Becta does not endorse any supplier offering. Becta will run an objective procurement process which will apply pre-defined criteria to the bids. Becta will not take into account extraneous matters such as supplier attendance at RBC Roadshows.

5 The e-strategy Transform learning and teaching through shared ideas, stimulating activities and online support Engage hard to reach learners with more choice about how and when to learn Create an open and accessible system with information and services available to parents, carers, children, adult learners, employers Greater efficiency, reduced burdens: through streamlined administration Opportunities for professional development through peer to peer networks, online research databases

6 In a nutshell? A key objective is to provide: ‘a personalised learning space with the potential to support e-portfolios available to every school by ’

7 What will it mean for my school? Tailoring content to user needs and learning styles –Breadth & flexibility of resources –Customising learning –Student engagement Continuity of learning and out of hours learning –Home learning –Parental involvement –Access to performance information

8 What will it mean for my school? Supporting anytime, anywhere learning –Remote access –Removing boundaries –Re-engaging disaffected students Enabling peer/mentor dialogue –Sharing, adapting & repurposing –Spreading exemplar and innovative practice

9 What will it mean for my school? Assessment for learning –Share aims of learning with students –Monitor progress –Planned interventions Involvement of pupils in their own learning –Ownership of learning –Increased motivation –Anytime, anywhere learning

10 Planning strategically Defining institutional readiness –Where are we now? –Where do we need to be? –What needs to be in place? –Measuring progress How do you make it happen? –Infrastructural change –Involving everyone –Investing in new skills –CPD

11 Planning strategically Cultural change and change management –New ways of thinking –New ways of doing –Planning for change –Involving everyone Support for change management –National Remodelling Team resources, ‘Touching tomorrow’ –NCSL

12 Planning strategically School development planning –Constantly under review –Exploiting new technologies –Continuous improvement –Short, medium & long-term investment Enabling data flow –Management information –Data outside the institution –Access to data about learning –Parental involvement

13 Planning strategically Building in accessibility –From inception –A constant Sustainability –Planning for the short-term –Planning for the long-term

14 What is a learning platform? Simple web-based learning content systems –Internet-based –Upload/download of files –Basic communication tools –Message boards/chat

15 What is a learning platform? More advanced systems such as Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) –Learner support –Learner tools –Management & tracking of learner activity –Assessment

16 What is a learning platform? Comprehensive Managed Learning Environments (MLEs) –Share & exchange data –Links to management information –Include staffing, finance etc.

17 So what should I look for? Most learning platform systems will offer a variety of functions in a number of ways, from basic, hosted systems to fully integrated, managed systems. There is no one-fits-all solution, and success will be determined by ensuring a coherent match of learning services.

18 Forget labels and acronyms! Think about your requirements and look at available functionality: –Communication and collaboration –Content sourcing and delivery –Content repurposing and sharing –Curriculum mapping –Assessment and recording –Accurate intervention and reporting –Effective administration

19 Forget labels and acronyms! Think about your requirements and look at available functionality: –Data transparency (adherence to agreed standards) –Connectivity –Security –Support and maintenance –Training

20 Support from Becta ‘Planning for personalised online learning’, available from the Becta web site at:

21 Support from Becta ‘An introduction to learning platforms for school leaders’, available from the Becta web site at:

22 Support from Becta Functional specifications –Defining levels of functionality for learning platform technologies –Created in collaboration with industry –Currently in production for release March 2006

23 Support from Becta Self review framework –Online interpretation of functional specifications –Enables management to establish current position and create action plans for future investment –Available from March 2006

24 Support from Becta Practitioner stakeholder group –Online community to validate advice & guidance –Involved in developing messages –Invitation to join:

25 Support from Becta Procurement framework –Currently being developed to support aggregated purchasing –Informed by the functional specifications –Evaluation process

26 Postscript - How to get it all wrong!* Based on experiences from the FE sector: –Keep it all to yourself –Don’t provide any content –Don’t train the staff –Train the staff in the wrong things at the wrong times –Forget about the underpinning infrastructure –Everyone is going to be enthusiastic about learning platforms –Forget about quality control –Saying all lessons should be supported or delivered online

27 Postscript - How to get it all wrong!* Spending the money too soon! * Technology for e-learning, ‘How to get it all wrong’


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