elearning Strategy Tuesday 8th September 2009
What elearning is not . . . • A big virtual library in the sky • A website • A database of information • A set of frequently asked questions • An isolated activity
What is elearning? • Teaching and learning online, delivered, anywhere, anytime, any place, using communication tools, content and resources which can be accessed online. • It is an interactive learning experience delivered over the Internet, normally through a virtual learning environment (VLE). It may or may not include face-to-face interaction with tutors/teachers and others.
OLTE elearning • Collaborative learning experience • Community of learners • Blended • Tutor facilitated
Ultimate aims • Wider choice and increased access to courses; • More personalised learning appropriate to individual needs; • Increased access to resources and tutors; • Increased motivation; • Increased participation levels; • Improved results.
Strategic Context • Entitlement Framework : 2006 • Empowering Schools Strategy : 2003 • An Evaluation of the Use and Impact of Learning Environments in Schools and in the Wider Education Service : October 2008 • The Education and Training Inspectorate Chief Inspector’s Report 2006-2008 • An Evaluation by the Education & Training Inspectorate of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Special Schools May 2007 • An Evaluation of Information & Communication Technology in Post-Primary Schools 2006 • An Evaluation by the Education & Training Inspectorate of Information & Communication Technology in Primary Schools May 2005
Empowering Schools Strategy A ‘unified approach to elearning’ with the following priorities: • Enhancing practice for learners • Enhancing professional practice for teachers and leaders • Enhancing professional support services for schools • Innovating with the infrastructure, the connectivity and the school estate [Page 5]
DE funds OLTE to: • Develop online tutor skills of teachers • Widen curriculum provision and meet the Entitlement Framework • Assist teachers design and develop accredited online programmes of study • Foster collaboration across learning communities
ETI Learning Environment Survey “[schools should avail of the] opportunities presented by the effective deployment of learning technologies to contribute to institutional effectiveness and improvement.” [P36]
Today’s focus is to: • Identify the right subject • Identify the right person • Consider potential long term, sustainable online courses • Consider how to optimise the opportunity offered by OLTE for your school and learning community
OLTE Strategic Aims • To foster a strategic approach to embedding elearning; • To encourage leaders to develop a strategic plan; • To encourage leaders to deploy learning technologies to enhance organisational effectiveness and improvement; • To develop an “emature” approach to the monitoring and evaluation of elearning for long term sustainability; • To provide opportunities to develop collaborative elearning communities.
Unit 1 Introduction to Online Tutor Skills Unit 2 Design, Implement and Tutor an Online Lesson Unit 3 Design, Implement and Tutor an Online Programme Online Learning and Teaching for Educators Certificate OCN Level 4
2007/08 GCSE Physics GCSE History Revision CoPE GCSE Engineering 2008/09 French Business Language Competence (OCR Level 2) GCSE LLW AS Maths A Level Engineering (Unit 1) Sample Courses
Commentsfrom External Moderator “. . . extremely impressed by the programme and think it to be one of most effective, well structured and delivered programmes of its kind” Dr Chris Comber