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1 Personalising learning Bernie Zakary, Head of Curriculum and Assessment, Becta BETT 08 Wednesday, 9 January 2008

2 Becta's role As Government's lead partner in the strategic development and delivery of its e-strategy, Becta has four main roles: Strategic adviser to government Co-ordinator of the e-strategy Providing insight through analysis and research Strategic delivery partner.

3 Personalising learning Focus is moving away from access to learning platform technologies towards how they are being used. Usage will provide a baseline from which effective use can be defined. Effective use will be outcome driven. Effective use will be mapped as a maturity model with supporting tools to enable individual institutional development.

4 Is all use of ICT personalising learning? Electronic registers Success Maker DigiBlue video camera Google Assessment Manager Word processing FaceBook Etcetera……

5 From the learner perspective:

6 What is a personalised online learning space for 2007/8? Communication and collaboration tools to enable both peer to peer and peer to mentor dialogue. Individual online working spaces, for the school workforce and pupils. Management: Tools to enable teachers to create and manage digital content to match user needs and learning styles and to report on usage. Access: safe and secure, anytime, anywhere access.

7 Functionality: availability vs use Upload/store digital content: 82%/65% (prim) Create digital content: 68%/42% (prim) Anytime or place access: 92%/74% (sec) User portfolios: 64%/31% (sec) Users have individual work space: 80%/65% (p) Users have individual work space: 90%/64% (s).

8 Some Dos and Donts for Headteachers Use staff who will support the project. Develop an action plan, outcomes, evaluate and review. Use the learning platform yourself – it must be seen to be strategically important. Give learning platform actions responsibility to a single person. Expect e-learning just to happen. Expect too much – Too many tools – Two intranets – Two web sites.

9 Developing an e-learning culture Link your learning platform to the school development plan and the self-review framework. Provide information on the learning platforms that cannot be found elsewhere. – Calendars, bulletins, minutes, plans, etc. Use discussion forums for consultation. Set up collaborative projects. – Clear start and finish – one term. – If you plan a trial or transition – set a deadline for this. Use the learning platforms to communicate with the wider community.

10 Key factors to consider Aggregation AND flexibility Empowerment Use the self-review framework– key tool Change Management Link agendas – Whole School Improvement /self-review framework/ Self Evaluation Framework & Every Child Matters / Evidence to Ofsted

11 Bectas regional delivery team Head of regional delivery team is Karen Mitchell. There are over 20 staff across nine regions.


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