Higher Education
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 19

Rose Papworth Charlie Papworth Hull College PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 71 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Higher Education Learning Portfolio for Placements HELPP. Rose Papworth Charlie Papworth Hull College . Hull College JISC Project - HELPP. JISC e-learning capital programme HE in FE strand Elgg (We also use Moodle at Hull) Today we will

Download Presentation

Rose Papworth Charlie Papworth Hull College

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Rose papworth charlie papworth hull college

Higher Education

Learning Portfolio for Placements

HELPP

Rose Papworth

Charlie Papworth

Hull College


Hull college jisc project helpp

Hull College JISC Project - HELPP

  • JISC e-learning capital programme

    • HE in FE strand

  • Elgg

    • (We also use Moodle at Hull)

  • Today we will

    • Give you a brief overview of background/rationale

    • Use so far, after a year, and what we’ve found

      • Work-based learning

    • What we’re doing now

      • Work-based learning / personal development planning (PDP) e-portfolio

    • Some issues with Elgg!


Hea ics he in fe mini project

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

  • 2006 / 2007

  • Foundation Degree Software Design and Development (full-time)

  • One-day-a-week work placements

  • Regular, but infrequent tutor visits


Hea ics he in fe mini project1

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

Issues:

  • Limited support/feedback for students and mentors

  • Hard to keep track of project progress

  • Personal Development Planning

    • Standard documents = chore

    • Blogs can = diaries rather than reflection

  • Non-traditional students


Hea ics he in fe mini project2

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

Project rationale - use an online environment to:

  • Facilitate tripartite conversation between learner, employer and tutor

  • Increase support for all parties via online provision

  • Provide an online placement contract to keep track of progress

  • Develop personal reflection via blogs and mentor/tutor comments (PDP)

    • social constructivist perspective

  • Use an e-portfolio to facilitate widening participation via personalisation


Hea ics he in fe mini project3

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

Elgg environment – free-to-use, open source:

  • Individual and community blogs with comments

  • Flexible e-portfolio space

  • Access controls – important for sensitive developments

  • Open source to develop an online work placement contract

  • Good feedback on Elgg usability


Hea ics he in fe mini project4

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

Elgg environment – online placement contract:

Check boxes to sign off progress by each party


Hea ics he in fe mini project5

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

Elgg environment in use:

  • 11 second year students as focus group

  • Work placement project

  • At least 12 blog entries during placement (weekly)

    • Entries not graded

  • Employers and tutors read posts and commented - students responded via comments

  • E-portfolio space used to share documents as required rather than assessment


Hea ics he in fe mini project6

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

Encouraging reflection via comments:

Probing questions to facilitate reflection


Hea ics he in fe mini project7

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

Conclusion - evaluation of use:

  • Most students posted regularly

    • Harder to get employers to comment

  • Students enjoyed using blogs as more immediate and aided reflection – better than standard PDP documents

  • E-portfolio helped share documents

  • Outcomes and progress more easily monitored

  • Enabled better communication and support


Hea ics he in fe mini project8

HEA ICSHE in FE Mini-Project

For the future!:

  • Students indicated that employers needed reminding to comment and that the quality of employer comments varied

    • Better mentor training on the use of comments to aid reflection

  • Led to the JISC-funded project

    • Using Elgg in a similar manner with other subjects at Hull College


Jisc project helpp

JISC Project - HELPP

How we’re using Elgg this semester:

  • Work-based learning for first year FD’s

  • Part-time FD Business Information Technology - distance unit

  • Full-time FD Software Design and Development – face-to-face

    • Use of community to seek help / store ‘tasks’

    • Small tasks build into assessment

    • Blogs enable sharing of knowledge via compulsory comments

    • Use of blogs and e-portfolio for assessment


Jisc project helpp1

JISC Project - HELPP

How we’re using Elgg this semester:

  • Personal and Professional Development

  • Third year BSc Computing

    • Reflection assessed via blog entries

    • Enhanced via comments

    • Use of Elgg presentations to evidence individual contributions

  • First year FD Business and Management

    • Four blog entries for reflection enhanced via comments

    • Induction/training materials developed


Jisc project helpp2

JISC Project - HELPP

How we’re using Elgg this semester:

  • Blogs and e-portfolio work must be chosen for assessment

    • Some private entries may not want to be used

  • Interoperability issues

    • Download system developed

    • Files chosen, zip file created

    • When unzipped, an HTML-based interface to view files is created

    • Still being tested!


Jisc project helpp3

JISC Project - HELPP

How we’re using Elgg next semester:

  • HE Research Group

    • Document active research via blogs

    • Create a community for information and support

  • Teacher Education

    • EE mentioned a need for innovative use of technology

    • Wants to use blogs for reflection

  • Health and Social Care

    • Has a module on reflective practice

    • Wants to use blogs and comments

  • Art and Design

    • Would like to be able to choose ‘themes’ for the download

    • Would like to be able to showcase student work


Jisc project helpp4

JISC Project - HELPP

Elgg issues:

  • Google

    • College log in pulls full name into Elgg profile

    • Can be searched on in Google

    • The link takes you to the profile page where name and photo can be seen

    • An issue for identification purposes

  • Stopped Google indexing Elgg pages

  • System only pulls first name into profile

  • Prevented non-logged-in users from seeing photo


Jisc project helpp5

JISC Project - HELPP

Elgg issues:

  • After this, more issues!

  • Cannot search for a friend who has a name of three or less characters

  • Need to change name!


Jisc project helpp6

JISC Project - HELPP

Elgg use:

  • Communities important for tutors to ‘organise’ classes

  • Communities also help students limit access

  • Access controls on profile and assessed work important to explain

  • Students who already use social software (e.g. MySpace, Facebook) pick up Elgg easily

  • However, some get very confused between community and personal file storage


Hull college jisc project helpp1

Hull College JISC Project – HELPP

Further information:

  • HEA page:

    http://www.ics.heacademy.ac.uk/HEinFE/HullCollege_MP.htm

  • JISC page:

    http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_elearning_capital/el_heinfe/helpp.aspx

  • JISC Project web site:

    http://helpp.hull-college.ac.uk/

    Thanks for having us!


  • Login