Presentation on theme: "Supporting further and higher education A template for describing instances of (e)learning."— Presentation transcript:
Supporting further and higher education A template for describing instances of (e)learning
Supporting further and higher education Principles Features of the learning scenario that are significant to: –Practitioners planning learning activities and approaches –Outcomes for learners Based around learning activities Adaptable (selective and extensible) Supporting communication rather than imposing a standard –Mapping to existing templates, standards and schemas Three levels of representation: –Features (fields) –Alternatives (vocabularies/examples for each field) –Relationships (associations among fields and field elements), e.g. in the form of Mapping tables and toolkits Diagrams/flow-charts Ontologies/taxonomies Research tools and hypotheses Scenarios and use cases Case studies with metadata tagging
Supporting further and higher education Discussion points Benefits and opportunities? Draw-backs and difficulties? Existing examples (who should be consulted?) Possible uses?
Supporting further and higher education Who will do all this? Bid for consultants to offer a range of skills –Short-term working groups to produce specific outcomes –Focus on synthesis, embedding and communication ITTs for LD tools Over to you: –What is missing from these proposals? –What should we prioritise? –How best to embed and communicate with different audiences? –How could the experts group be involved?
Supporting further and higher education Understanding my learning Research review –outline existing research into learner perceptions of elearning –scope process for national consultation National learner consultation (Feb 2005) –capture learner perspective in detail –include observational/ethnographic work –focus on learner differences Investigate accessibility issues –in collaboration with TechDis –implications for personalisation of learning
Supporting further and higher education Discussion points What is missing from these proposals? What should we prioritise? How can we ensure that the designing for learning and understanding my learning strands are integrated? –E.g. are effective tools for learning design also effective tools for learner reflection and planning? –E.g. are the same features of the learning situation relevant to learners as to practitioners? How can we involve learners as users? –And ensure the learner perspective is taken into account in the developing technical frameworks and tools? How could the experts group be involved?