As in previous years, JISC’s summer conference was very good, and I met interesting people and learned about new things. Success!
You can find my twitter notes from the day here.
See the official Storify story here.
First session: creating an e-learning strategy, taking into account users who are scared by it all. Delivered by Val maybury and @ejarmstrong
- find the gap in confidence and nurture willingness to learn
- get your e-learning team involved (if your organisation has one)
- people want to do what they are used to
- time needed to learn about tools and develop new resources – big challenge
- tandem learning helps
- need to have champions/experts who are accessible and can coach colleagues
- introduce little things monthly, in a 30mins meeting – bite-size
- find something that is useful to the user, not what you want to teach them
- have a portal (e.g. VLE) to exchange best practice and resources, run “how to” sessions
- “weighing the pig doesn’t make it fat”
- encourage reflective practice through filming – perfectionism kicks in and makes people work harder
- build people’s confidence, let them take ownership – people need to be in charge of their own learning (coaching rather than “staff development”)
- have a “sand box” where people can try new tools and equipment without being scared to break something
- focus on the problem rather than the technology
- don’t rely on your organisation for CPD
Second session: COOCs, delivered by @ShukieOne
- COOC = Community Open Online Courses
- exciting times ahead, with lots to learn
- is professionalism under threat? -> no
- peer-to-peer learning vs. standardisation
- learning something doesn’t mean you are allowed to do it, e.g. heart surgery
Third session: Informing and inspiring to learn, delivered by two Daniels from Barnsley College
- improve ease of use
- students choose and pick tools that suit them – we have no influence over this but can offer tools
- need for e-safety policy
- involve students in decisions about which tools to use/purchase
Fourth session: using digital storytelling for portfolio submissions in the language classroom
Student example of a portfolio submission using GoAnimate: link here.
The story I shared on the day (during our Digital Storytelling workshop) is here.
We got some good feedback from workshop participants, thanks.