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1 Go to View > Header & Footer to edit 12 October 2014 | slide 1 Learning Technologies an Overview Jason Curtis - Regional Support Centre West Midlands RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning

2 Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 2 Summary Expectations Define what constitutes Learning Technology Look at the types of technology Why use it? Considerations EduApps Useful Links Questions Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 2

3 Expectations Customer expectations are rising year by year with the majority of today’s learners having grown up accessing the latest technological resources on demand. As paying consumers they expect assess to the latest resources, on demand to meet their individual learning needs. It is now clear that as a result of this ubiquitous environment and the sheer volume of their interaction with it, today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors. These differences go far further and deeper than most educators suspect or realise. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 3

4 Learning Technologies by definition Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 4 Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment”. (Association for Learning Technology (ALT), 10/04/2007). Learning Technologies can be thought of as any technology that can be used, or adapted, to deliver learning and teaching. For example; your mobile. An innovation that captures attention, engages and deepens learning so the learner/teacher can self-measure/measure improvement. Any technology YOU don’t quite understand that you’ve heard might improve teaching and learning!

5 Learning Technology Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 5 Twitter Text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. YouTube Facebook GoogleVideo MySpace Bebo Jaiku Digg, Diigo, Delicious, Furl, Reddit, Stumble Upon Nintendo Wii Sony PSP Nintendo DS Toshiba NB100-11R Notebook ASUS Eee PC Samsung Q1 Quizdom Promethean -Activote - Active Expression Xerte EXE Hotpotatoes

6 Why use technology? Why use them?  Flexibility  Efficiency  Differentiation - inclusion  Retention  Behaviour  Attainment  Potential Anonymity –Assessment, Formative, Summative, Performance based assessment and Objective assessment –Evidence (system easy to use and gathering an appropriate level of information). Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 6

7 Active Learning - Using technology can:  Connect and collaborate and debate with other learners 24/7.  Captures attention, engages and deepens learning through: –Allows examples of best practice (a particular lesson/activity) to be recorded and reviewed later and improvements can be made if needed. Self assessment/reflection.  Allows the learner to demonstrate the application of new skills  The opportunity to capture evidence outside of a Learning Provider environment for assessment.  Allows course work to be submitted in a variety of appropriate formats and from outside of the learning provider.  Accommodates personalised learning. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 7

8 Considerations  Fit for purpose (assess the quality, consistency, availability, appropriate mechanism).  The User (what are the needs of the user, what are the barriers)?  Environment (how will the use of technology effect or be effected by the physical/non physical environment)?  Sustainability (assess the sustainability of existing/potential/future acquisitions ).  Implementation (how will the technology be implemented)?  Support and training  Documentation (assess the risk, assign/create appropriate controls). Don’t let misinformation control your adoption of technology. Further information can be found in the considerations and JISC Legal handouts. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 8

9 EduApps  EduApps is the extension of AccessApps into two further themes, LearnApps and TeachApps EduApps  Applications include: Office, Planning/Organisation, Multimedia, Reading/Writing, Web Browsers, Presentation tools, Screen Capture, Learning Object Authoring, Moodle on a stick, Utilities, Backup, Simulation & Modelling. Note: based on the experience of many other learning providers it is better to select, download and use the applications individually from both the AccessApps and EduApps collections. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 9

10 Useful links Winter School Wiki Page 08 Learning Technologies Showcase Wiki Page Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies JISC Innovative Practice with e-Learning Wobble Mobble JISC Legal (Web 2.0) Go to View > Header & Footer to edit October 12, 2014 | slide 10

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