- 1. Learning virtually Rhona SharpeOxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development Associate College Partnership 14 January 2011 Directorate ofHuman Resources
2. Learner Experiences of ICT
- JISC Learner Experiences of E-learning programme (Guide for Practitioners in your packs)
- JISC Supporting Learners in a Digital Age project (SLiDA)
- NUS/HEFCE Student Expectations of ICT report, October 2010
3. Digital and information literacyin Oxford Brookes Enhancing the Student Experience Strategy
- The functional access, skills and practices necessary to become a confident, agile adopter of a range of technologies for personal, academic and professional use.
- To be able to use appropriate technology to search for high-quality information; critically to evaluate and engage with the information obtained; reflect on and record learning, and professional and personal development; and engage productively in relevant online communities.
- What do you, as learner,needto be able to do these online learning activities? (10 mins)
- To what extent do your learnershavethe access, skills, strategies and support necessary? (20 mins)
Workshop plan 5. What is it like to learn virtually?
- Pick one of the tasks, image that you are working on it. Where are you? How does it feel? What do you need?
6. About your learners: a checklist
- Which questions do you find difficult to answer? Which will be important for your teaching?
- On your tables, how are your studentssimilaranddifferent ? Where are thegapsin what you know about your students?
- Choose one section of the checklist to discuss in more detail. Come and collect the student experience cards for this section.
- To what extent do your learnershavethe access, skills, strategies or support necessary?
7. Access and ownership
- T here is high ownership and access to personal technology, but note institutional differences
- Where access or ownership is lacking, students feel disadvantaged
- Most students are not sure how to use personal technology to aid study,
14/01/11 |slide If we are required to be networked for a computer workshop, for example, there generally arent places you can plug in a laptop with assistive technology in. So, then you are reliant on whatever assistive technologies are available on the network. ( LexDis) 8. Study habits and strategies
- New learners are c onservative in their study habits and approaches
- I nfluenced initially by prior educational experience, and laterby their tutors
- Disabled learners are agile technology users who understand the affordances of technology
- Learn skills from each other
Well firstly if I want to look anything up I will usually Google it... Then I would fire up MSN Finally [the VLE] and all the resources the University makes available online. (STROLL) 9. Communication strategies
- Extensive use of social networking sites for recreational use
- Extensive use of peers for support, especially technical support
- Technologies used to support theprocessof groupwork
- Social networking used where they have a cohort identity
14/01/11 |slide University e-mail I dont really use for people at University, I usually use texting, Facebook or MSN. If theyre on-line, on MSN, I know hopefully theyll respond straightaway. You can get an immediate response with phones and Messenger.(E4L) 10. Support
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