IMPACT OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ON TEACHING & LEARNING Dr Malcolm Read Executive Secretary 27 June 2005
DfES e-Strategy The DfES priority areas are: • An integrated online education information service • Integrated online personal support for children and learners • Develop a collaborative approach to personalised learning activities • A good quality training and support package for ICT practitioners • Prove leadership and development package for organisational capability in ICT • Build a common digital infrastructure to support transformation and reform.
Other aspects • Clearer definition of what is meant by elearning • Blended learning rather than pure elearning • Role of academic libraries • Student and staff support and development
Analysis of the current state of elearning in HE • Significant increase but still different levels of engagement • Most institutions are now taking a more strategic approach, investing in staff and resources. • Costs still prohibitive • Support for staff and students alike is needed
Research, evaluation and review • Further research is needed, including analysis of existing evidence, employer input and evaluation of developments overseas • Sharing of good practice is needed • Need to see if elearning really does enhance learning • Research Councils need to be involved
JISC Strategy • Common infrastructure for research, learning and teaching and administration. • Unified information management research data and outputs; digital libraries and learning resources http://www.elframework.org/. • Sharable learning objects – JORUM http://www.jorum.ac.uk/.
JISC e-Learning Programme Four strands: • e-Learning and Pedagogy • e-Learning Technical Framework and Tools • Innovative uses of e-Learning • Distributed e-Learning Process of consultation, strategic networking, review and analysis, around a range of short studies, pilots and larger projects…
Evidence for Benefits of e-Learning • Little quantitative data but case studies http://www.jisc.ac.uk/elearning_pedagogy.html. • Anecdotal evidence is encouraging. • Usage of learning management systems and ICT high. • Student response favourable.