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CultureShift: Embedding technology in staff and student practice' dissemination day.

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Transcript of CultureShift: Embedding technology in staff and student practice' dissemination day.


Project Precis
From
zero to hero...
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Staff: Louise Parr

Course: FL2 Prof Studies
Unit: Colour Lightening Hair

Students: x13 19+ Female
1 student - Eng as 3rd language
All students have children.
Share, Share, Share...
Louise to delivering TEL session during Staff development week.
Louise and students to deliver a bespoke Twitter session for the H&B Centre
Co-authored the 'How to Use Twitter in Hairdressing' Learning Wheel for tutors embarking on a new delivery style
Taught Lv1 and 2 tutors how to Tweet... Lv 1 Hairdressing group learners
Legacy?
Future plans?
Share, Share, Share...
Background & Context
Review... Plan... Negotiate... Introduce... Train... Implement... Refine...
Students feedback/impact
Staff feedback/impact
Q1: Please highlight which words you associate with how you feel about using digital technologies for teaching?
- Insecure
+ Exciting
+ Fun
- Frustration
+ Contemporary/current
From
zero to hero...
DIGITAL CONFIDENCE

Share, Share, Share...
Co-authored the 'How to Use Twitter in Hairdressing' Learning Wheel for tutors embarking on a new delivery style

Share progress within School meetings and further to this the University Centre

Share Illustratiors Skype interviews videos with next years students, others... (YouTube)
From
zero to hero...
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
From
zero to hero...
EXTERNAL COLLABORATION
CultureShift
Outcomes
Entry Level Construction Group:
- Used Blendspace to set up visual CV's.
- Registered construction tutor on Blendspace - he is planning to use it as a lesson planner and got him to download the Dragon Dictation App to use with learners requiring addition support.
- Registered learners and lead a session teaching them how to create a Prezi.

Cross College:
- Using various resources, including 'Read and Write' , iPhone 'Siri' function and left handed keyboards to help support learners.
- Requested and organised a very successful staff development session on the use of ILT.
Share, Share, Share...
We are delighted to welcome you to the dissemination day for our action research project

'CultureShift: Embedding technology in staff and student practice'.

The project has been funded by the Education and Training Foundation through the Learning Futures Programme. It aims to develop a CDP Programme delivered through ‘DigiPals’ – staff and students recruited to roll out professional development on the use of technology for learning. The funding has enabled the College to move forward with its exciting and innovative CPD model. Whilst the funding concludes at the end of September, this is just the beginning of our work!

We have been overwhelmed by the interest in our work to date and we are pleased to have a range of engaging guest speakers here to share and discuss their research on the use of technology for learning. Their support in the development of our ideas has been invaluable.

We look forward to sharing our progress with you throughout the day and we hope it will be an enjoyable and informative event for everyone.

Event Schedule...
Tracy Stuart
Vice Principal of Curriculum & Quality.
Blackburn College.

Sue Owen-Evans
Programme Director
Learning Futures Programme

#lfuturesBC
Bob Harrison
Leading member of the FELTAG.
Member of the Ministerial Educational
Technology Action Group
Deb Millar
Head of eLearning
Blackburn College
(Learning Futures Project Leader)

CultureShift: Embedding technology in staff and student practice.

Refreshment Break
10 mins
#lfuturesBC
From zero to hero...
with DIGITAL CONFIDENCE

Chris Edwards
Level 3 Sports Tutor

Learning Futures participant

Alex Machell
Staff DigiPal
From zero to hero…
with EXTERNAL COLLABORATION

Emma Hildreth
Level 5 Illustration Tutor
Learning Futures participant

Deb Millar
Staff DigiPal
From zero to hero…
with EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

Elaine Walpole
Learning Support Tutor
Learning Futures Participant

Jade Dalton
Staff DigiPal
From zero to hero…
with STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Louise Parr
Level 2 Hairdressing Tutor
Learning Futures participant

Deb Millar
Staff DigiPal
Lunch Break
50 mins
#lfuturesBC
Deb Millar
Head of eLearning
Blackburn College
(Learning Futures Project Leader)

Our Findings.
Peter Shukie
Lucy Caton
Level 4-6 Education Studies Tutors
University Centre. Blackburn College


Student-led learning… What it looks like in practice.

Pop, Folk & Punk (Part 2)


DigiPals
Digital Scholarship students
Blackburn College
Deb Millar
Head of eLearning
Blackburn College
(Learning Futures Project Leader)

Collaborate & Share
Sarah Knight
Senior Co-design Manager in the Student Experience.
Jisc Digital Futures

How student-staff partnership working is affecting institutional change?
QUESTION
TIME
@BbcollTracy
@lfutures
@bobharrisonset
@AlexMachellTut
@JBIllustrations
@DebMillar24
@JadeDaltonPE
@louparr50
@DebMillar24
#LFHairC
#LFilli

#LFSportL3
#LearningWheel
@ShukieOne
@DigiPals
@DebMillar24
@DebMillar24
@DebMillar24
@sarahknight
#lfuturesBC
Tracy Stuart
Vice Principal of Curriculum & Quality.
Blackburn College.

Conclusion.

@BbcollTracy
Embedding technology in staff and student practice
BBCol Wifi
No password required
On behalf of The Education and Training Foundation I thank all of the project participants, the speakers, guests and Deb Millar for creating an excellent programme for the Culture Shift Event. I am sure that all attendees will take away something that they can implement in their own organisations and I look forward to hearing about your experiences through the programme website, http://lfutures.co.uk/, on twitter @lfutures and @E_T_Foundation or by email.

I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you the Learning Futures Programme Dissemination Events in London on the
6th of October, details will appear on the programme website, soon; http://lfutures.co.uk/, the level of interest is high so booking early is advisable.

Enjoy your day, taking advantage of the wealth of e-learning experience that surrounds you and share the excitement of the staff and students involved in the CultureShift project.

Dawn Buzzard,
Learning Technologies Adviser,
The Education and Training Foundation.
dawn.buzzard@etfoundation.co.uk

Learning Futures Programme
Dissemination Events
London

6th October 2015
@20fraser
our Students 2015 Survey
28+ films for staff and students
4 issues of DigiKnow
TheDigiPals Facebook group
@DigiPals
Presentation for DigiFest
Peer support within own Centres
Open Evening events
Design of posters and guides
DigiPals
Plans for the future?
Who?
...2016?
Do you feel that...
1. ...your awareness of digital resources (iPads, Apps, OERs, Moodle) for learning has improved?
2. ...your competence and confidence in using digital resources has improved?
3. ...using digital resources are improving the learning experience and more engaging for your learners?
4. ...you are providing further opportunities for learners to achieve higher level thinking?
5. ...you have improved the quality of learning experience for the range of individual needs e.g. differentiation, inclusivity, accessibility?
6. ...you/your students are collaborating beyond the classroom for self help, support and feedback?
7. ...you/your students are now networking with external organisations/individuals?
8. ...you have begun to work differently to improve your time when planning and delivering lessons?
9. ...you are making positive progress on the LF project
Staff
Rate the following since participating onthe Learning Futures project. Do you feel that...
1. ...your awareness of digital resources (iPads, Apps, Moodle) for learning has improved?
2. ...your ability and confidence in using digital resources has improved?
3. ...using digital resources are improving the learning experience e.g. more interesting?
4. ...using digital resources helps you to feel more organised and achieve better results?
5. ...you are pushed to think or work better using digital resources?
6. ...you are communicating with
students/groups/organisations/professionals after lessons for self
help, support and feedback?
7. ...you are making positive progress on the LF project
Remotely in touch... students could follow conversations from remote locations (Denise poorly child)
Level playing field... majority of group unfamiliar with Twitter.
Lead the way... 'Twitter Champions' became support mentors to peers and tutor
Role reversal...students taught tutor how to use digital resources
Game on!.. students found bridal hair competition and asked tutor if they could participate @hji
In it together.... very supportive and positive group dynamic including tutor
Enrichment... through Twitter the group became aware of a college #gymchallenge and entered - winning most motivational team!
Extended their digital awareness and confidence

Ability to encourage and motivate quickly and beyond the hair salons (with ease and speed)
Allowed the students to take the strain by empowering 'Twitter Champions' to lead the way.
Used students as a support system
Exposure to the latest news and methods from hair related brands in industry (with ease and speed)
Students motivation increased? Sourcing new methods - Kerastraight - hji competition
Students knowledge of industry techniques ...?
To be completed
...
In it together.... very supportive and positive group dynamic including tutor
Enrichment... through Twitter the group became aware of a college #gymchallenge and entered - winning most motivational team!
Extended their digital awareness and confidence

Grades
Retention/
Achievemnt
/Success stats?
>>
Students
Staff: Emma Hildreth

Course: Lev 4-6 BA Visual Communication
Unit: Illustration

Students: 19+ Mixed
Background & Context
Review... Plan... Negotiate... Introduce... Train... Implement... Refine...
Students feedback/impact
+ Collaborative
+ Positive
+ Confident
Outcomes

Using Instagram and Twitter to evidence development process.
Syncing to progess to our blogs... consequently saving time
Working more virtually than physically.
Twitter feed on Moodle enabled all even those not engaged with Twitter to follow the conversation and still participate.
Communicating via Twitter to support each other outside the studio
Improved communication student-tutor
Improved self confidence - tweeting development of illustrations to the group
Visited to AOI exhibition - tweeting comments - faves. Learning #AOI #illustrators names.
Course: L3 Sport
Unit: Current Issues in Sport
Staff: Chris Edwards
Students: x15 16-19 mixed class
Background & Context
Review... Plan... Negotiate... Introduce... Train... Implement... Refine...
Students feedback/impact
Staff feedback/impact
Q1: Please highlight which words you associate with how you feel about using digital technologies for teaching?
-Insecure
+Exciting
-Bewildered
+Fun
-Isolated
Outcomes
Do you feel that...
1. ...your awareness of digital resources (iPads, Apps, OERs, Moodle) for learning has improved?
2. ...your competence and confidence in using digital resources has improved?
3. ...using digital resources are improving the learning experience and more engaging for your learners?
4. ...you are providing further opportunities for learners to achieve higher level thinking?
5. ...you have improved the quality of learning experience for the range of individual needs e.g. differentiation, inclusivity, accessibility?
6. ...you/your students are collaborating beyond the classroom for self help, support and feedback?
7. ...you/your students are now networking with external organisations/individuals?
8. ...you have begun to work differently to improve your time when planning and delivering lessons?
9. ...you are making positive progress on the LF project
Staff:
Elaine Walpole
( & Kirsty Threlfall)

Course:
BTEC Level 2 Sport
Unit:
Injuries in Sport

Students:
x12 in group
x 2 highlighted for additional support




Background & Context
Review... Plan... Negotiate... Introduce... Train... Implement... Refine...
Impact on Students
Staff feedback/impact
Q1: Please highlight which words you associate with how you feel about using digital technologies for teaching?
- Fear
- Frustration
+ Fun
- Challenging
+ Positive
Outcomes
Technology provided vital support
for learning needs - reading/writing/research/presentation.
Learners able to work
independently
and have
confidence
in their work.
Sharing information
with other learners and
supporting each other
using own areas of expertise.
They pick up
new technologies
quicker than the tutors!
Focused on 1 module/unit per participant)
Staff DigiPals
Student DigiPals
12 Teaching
Staff Participants
Student Participation
(2 learners per group )
What?
How?
Pre/Post Interviews with staff/students
Agreed Approach &
x3 Review meetings
Training... where necessary
Share
& Collaborate
Technology should be
integral to teaching and learning
COLLEGE PERSPECTIVE

Should enable us to deliver deeper, faster, more relevant learning

Should make Blackburn College a desirable and flexible place to study
LEARNER PERSPECTIVE

Should enable students: to find information, to create, to critique and share knowledge

Should bring joy and engagement, some fun and playfulness

Should enable them to learn inside AND beyond the classroom
STAFF PERSPECTIVE

Should enable staff to create more stimulating and interactive lessons

Should provide further opportunities for collaboration on global level

Should inject more fun - ultimately making their lessons more exciting and interesting to deliver

Research shows new students will have higher expectations and digital literacy skills
LEARNING FUTURES: Things we would do different with staff

Start as we mean to go on...
at the beginning of term/semester not mid way
Don't depend on DigiPal students to train staff and students - it works best when the tutor and their group of students learn together and support each other. There are always one or two learners who are more digitally confident than others in the group.
Do more Learning Walks to highlight areas of best practice
Work Quality department to identify staff who require support/development
CULTURESHIFT: EMBEDDING TECHNOLOGY IN STAFF & STUDENT PRACTICE

A CPD programme delivered by DigiPals to roll out professional development on the use of technology for learning.

To support teachers, trainers, assessors and learners to develop new skills, gain confidence and trial new approaches to technology enhanced learning.

Our mission...
3 month period
Pre/Post data analysis
Learning Walks
& Dual Obs
Monthly progress survey
Staff/Students
Reviewed and suggested SoW/LP using digital resources
Subject areas and level participation...
Lv1 Sport
Lv2 Sport
Lv2 Hairdressing
Lv3 Sport
Lv4 Engineering
Lv4 English Language
Lv5 Illustration
Lv6 International Business
Lv7 Teacher Training

Other participants...
PGCE Student
ALS Curriculum Support Needs
Essential Skills (various Lv)
http://bit.ly/1e4VPOm
http://bit.ly/1LE1oib
Presentation link:
Presentation link:
http://bit.ly/1BOiCJM
Presentation link:
Learner engagement in assignment
Learners working collaboratively
Learner communication has improved within the group and class morale has increased

LEARNING CONTENT
Flipped learning approach

ASSESSMENT
Change assessment methods to more digital (Blendspace/Twitter for formative feedback)

COMMUNICATION
Communicate with students using Twitter as a subject and personal tutor

COLLABORATION
Working with other departments and staff


Remotely in touch...
students could be given tasks when not in the classroom
Collaboration...
students shared content for assessment - pictures and independent research
Lead the way...
Students who were "academically" weaker contributed more and helped others
Role reversal...
students taught tutor how to use digital resources
Game on!..
students got professional athletes to follow them!
Extended their digital awareness and confidence
ALL sports students to sign up to Twitter and follow tutor accounts on enrolment
Chris to mentor PGCE placement student on his course to develop their use of technology in class
ALL sports tutors to create a Twitter tutor account and receive training on how to best utilize it - Learning Wheel (Sport/PE)
Cross college staff development delivery on the use of Twitter within staff development week
LEARNING CONTENT
Develop a schedule of virtual guest lecturers via Skype sessions eg. 2/3 session per module
Develop distanced based learning/assessment activities

ASSESSMENT
Develop and extend existing assessment methods to more digital - more distanced based learning/assessment activities

COMMUNICATION
Introduce Twitter as a communication tool for induction week onwards.

COLLABORATION
Introduce Twitter to the other groups and modules who I teach to create an exciting forum to look forward whilst informing/networking.
Encourage hashtag groups amongst all levels and subject related to encourage sharing of ideas, approaches etc cross levels.


Issues with timetables and conflicting priorities resulted in a change of focus.
Lots of interest from other institutions motivates us to continue our work.
We have long way to go to get things right and are open to ideas and suggestions.


LEARNING CONTENT
Share hair facts, tips, demo films by leading hair organisations to expand my content.

ASSESSMENT
Provide quick, formative feedback via online forums e.g. Twitter, Moodle, Padlet

COMMUNICATION
Use Twitter for quick messages, encouragement for exams, etc

COLLABORATION
Encourage students to share ideas with others studying within hairdressing, especially on the same course.
To find hair competitions, converse with hair speciialists/brands...


LEARNING CONTENT
Use Blendspace and StudyBlue to engage learners - will provide them with resources for outside the classroom.

ASSESSMENT
Work with main programme tutors to develop more digital assessment methods that are more relevant and appropriate to learners.
Developing Screencast-o-matic/ Doceri voiceovers to help support students when working outside of college on assignment work.

COMMUNICATION
Planning to overcome apprehensions of social media to register an account on Twitter!!

COLLABORATION
Will be collaborating with other support tutors to develop a bank of resources that can be used by anyone in the department.


Q1: Please highlight which words you associate with how you feel about using digital technologies for teaching?
- Insecure
+ Exciting
+ Fun
- Frustration
+ Contemporary/current
+ Exciting
- Challenging
+ Fun
+ Collaborative
PRE
POST
Q1: Please highlight which words you associate with how you feel about using digital technologies for teaching?
+ Exciting
+ Positive
+ Enlightening
PRE
POST
-Insecure
+Exciting
-Bewildered
+Fun
-Isolated
Q1: Please highlight which words you associate with how you feel about using digital technologies for teaching?
+ Contemporary/ Current
+ Exciting
-+ Challenging
+ Positive
+ Enlightened
+ Empowered
PRE
POST
- Fear
- Frustration
+ Fun
- Challenging
+ Positive
Q1: How has the project made an impact on how you think and feel about the use of digital technologies in the classroom?
More confident in using tech with the students.

... I have recognised that it isn't just me who is learning - the students and I have learned together.

No pressure for me to learn then teach them - in most cases during this 3 months they have taught me lots!

Amazingly it has lightened some of the workload for me... students are offering to record demos, or upload resources, links, photos to Twitter to share with the whole group.
Have you/will you make any changes to your classroom delivery because of your experience on the project?
YES!
What were the most rewarding aspects about your participation on the project?
Learning collaboratively with students - in it together attitude.

Really supportive experience.

Motivated students and encouraged them to do more than was expected

All students passed their exam without a resit - this is rare as Colour is a huge and difficult exam.

Applying new approach didn't impact on my time as I had anticipated
Feel you are providing further opportunities for learners to achieve higher level thinking?
Feel you have improved the quality of learning experience for the range of individual needs e.g. differentiation, inclusivity, accessibility?
Feel that you/your students are now networking with external organisations/individuals?
Phah! no difference
Erm... getting there
Yep! Feeling confident
Wow! What a difference
Pre/Post Comparisons (STAFF)
Post project feedback (Student)
Yep! Feeling confident
Yep! Feeling confident
No Response
Phah no difference
Phah no difference
Yep! Feeling confident
Q1: Please highlight which words you associate with how you feel about using digital technologies for teaching?
Feel you are providing further opportunities for learners to achieve higher level thinking?
Feel you have improved the quality of learning experience for the range of individual needs e.g. differentiation, inclusivity, accessibility?
Feel that you/your students are now networking with external organisations/individuals?
Phah! no difference
Erm... getting there
Yep! Feeling confident
Wow! What a difference
Pre/Post Comparisons (STAFF)
Post project feedback (Student)
Yep! Feeling confident
Yep! Feeling confident
No Response
Phah no difference
Phah no difference
Yep! Feeling confident
Our newsletter and making ourselves known...

Collaborative effort
Shared with students and teachers at the college and beyond
Jam packed with news, resources and tips.
Growing social media presence via Twitter and Facebook and beyond
Jisc #DigiFest2015

In March, myself, Deb and Kirsty went to the annual #JISC Digifest.
We represented Blackburn College and raised the profile of the Digipals through a presentation and networking with other delegates.
We saw the latest developments in educational technology and had fun along the way!
Supporting others...

I have produced a range of professional videos and guides for students and teachers.
We have given support and guidance to our peers/tutors in the whole college with Moodle.
Assisting Edd with the blended learning team
Gaining valuable skills and experience
Q3: How has the project made an impact on how you think and feel about the use of digital technologies in the classroom?
- More knowledge of what's available - match appropriate technology to learners' needs.
- More positive about trying new things.
- More confident using technologies, even when not completely sure how to use them!
- Students happy to take the lead - don't have to worry about the technical aspects.
Q5: Have you/will you make any changes to your classroom delivery because of your experience on the project?
- Now have the confidence to suggest an App or an online resource to tutors.

- Show the tutors and students at the same time so that we all learn together.

Have you/will you make any changes to your classroom delivery because of your experience on the project?
YES!
Sultan...
the Moodle Maestro
Our aim is to
Share
Knowledge
Information
Ideas
Amaarah &

James...
Tips & Tricksters
Cai...
the DigiPal on Tour
Current resources and infrastructure available at Blackburn College...
Which is consistently used?
Annual Research identifying 10 emerging technologies
that will impact on education over the next 5 years...
Research by New Media Consortium (2013)
750 technology experts from colleges and universities in over 40 countries
Tablet computing
Learning Analytics
Wearable Technology
3D Printers
2013-14
2014-16
2016-18
Mobile learning at Lewisham College iPad Orchestra
Transferable outputs:
A transferable teacher-learner professional development model;
Communities of Practice bringing together 30 stakeholders;
Co-creation of toolkits and resources including twenty case studies;
Identification and trial of new Apps, learning technologies and examples of best practice;
A Digital Literacy Skills Scan model promoting self-reflection.
Legacy?
Future plans?
Legacy?
Future plans?
Legacy?
Future plans?
@chrisedtutor
@DigiPals
Learning more about techniques that Louise was teaching us... Wella spatula technique on video
Found 'Roller Meches' colour tools, bought one, learned how to use on Youtube and then taught #lfhairc and Louise the tutor
Found a course promoted on Twitter for Hair Extensions and attended in own time.
Still had an idea what was going on in class if absent - did not depend on physical presence.
Shared our work placement journey with other students
Positive support network for all of us
Improved communication that was quick, immediate and easy
Staff feedback/impact
Q1: Please highlight which words you associate with how you feel about using digital technologies for teaching?
+ Exciting
+ Fun
+ Confident
+ Collaborative
PRE
POST
Q8 Do you continue to have or have any new concerns about using digital technologies in the classroom?
No, not at all.

The technologies selected for this project. Twitter no problems whatsoever. Due to students using own mobile device, familiarity and own data.

Skype - networked through network effectively - no problems.
Have you/will you make any changes to your classroom delivery because of your experience on the project?
YES!
Q10: What were the most rewarding aspects about your participation on the project?
Feeding industry information to students immediately via Twitter (Moodle via Twitter feed) rather waiting until next lesson.
Seeing students participate more both in and out of lessons
Projecting students on to industry standard platforms eg Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr blogs.
Proving opportunities for students to network with AOI, other illustrators, publishers and agencies.

I have gained a sense of pride of what I am enabling my students to achieve and perform in the illustration arena.
It has integrated the commercial and education strand of my role closer together - as it should.
+ Collaborative
+ Positive
+ Confident
Deb Millar - Head of eLearning
visited our illustration group in March. Since then the group uses digital resources to support each other‘s progress. The group uses social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. This has proven very successful within our illustration group.
I intend to spend more time working out how best to use digital resources now that course deadlines are over. I do feel that I need more time with support to use them with confidence.
"I'm going embed our Scoopit! onto the Level 3 Sports VLE, below the induction Prezi."
Scenario....
You're in the staffroom prepping for your lessons.
You overhear a conversation.
Alex is telling Jade...
Earlier you asked Chris...
And to make it worse…
almost everyone around you is
Twitter
-ing on about how
Pinterest
-ing
TED
is …whoever he is?!
"Where are the recent student trip photos?"
"…in OneDrive"
he replied, as he pointed upwards and smiled reassuringly like I knew exactly where or what he meant.
…who is TED?!
The influx of emerging technologies and digital resources for learning appears to be neverending and can be overwhelming for even the most enthusiastic tech savvy individuals
WHAT?
Learning Wheels are a simple graphic device to help bridge the gap between traditional teaching methods and contemporary digital learning content and resources.

The wheels are based on a developing pedagogy that takes into account four modes of student engagement and three modes of delivery:

Student engagement
1.
Learning content
2. Assessment
3. Communication
4. Collaboration

Delivery
1. Traditional face-to-face learning
2. Self-paced learning
3. Technology enhanced learning
#LearningWheel
This model recognises that student involvement and input across the four modes of learner engagement is increasing...










and that the modes themselves are not distinct but that there is a significant blurring of the boundaries between them.
FLOWCHART of Learning Wheels...
An aid to understanding the impact of digital technologies on teaching, represented as four modes of student engagement and three
modes of delivery.
A guide to the language of digital technology introducing commonly used apps and websites and indicating how they might be used across the four modes of student engagement.
A detailed guide to key resources such as Moodle, Google Drive, Twitter and QR codes introducing the wide range of opportunities available within each of those applications.
Specific digital resources (apps, websites, videos, slideshows) linked to individual curriculum areas (English language, Hair & Beauty, Sport) and freely available to supplement traditional learning content.
WHO COULD BENEFIT AND WHY?

Teachers:
If you don’t quite understand students when they talk about Scoop.it, Pinterest, Prezis and TedTalks and discuss keeping their music and photos “in the Cloud”;

If you would like to extend your use of a digital resource in a particular mode of engagement, for example in assessment;

Managers:
If your role is to support people who would like to improve their awareness and use of digital resources;

Also,
anybody who likes the concept of Learning Wheels and would like to contribute to the development of more resource and contextualised wheels.
Thanks to those who have already contributed to our wheels...
Moodle is the central information portal for all students. To support ensure consistency for students we have designed and implemented a
MOODLE OpenBadges
award system for VLE courses/units.

There are 12 awards
Each level aligns to the Learning Wheel 4 modes of engagement (3 levels within each of the four modes).
Each level has a set criteria that references QAA, Ofsted and DSA expectations/indicators of best practice.
Expectation that each VLE (module/unit) will meet Levels 1 to 4 before September 2015. Awareness and training sessions ongoing.
The VLE gains the award not the staff member. Teaching teams can work together to achieve the awards for each VLE.
Each VLE has a 'workflow' embedded which guides staff through online guidance material with a task completion checklist.
Checklist completion activates an email notification to the BL team
VLE is checked against criteria and awarded the appropriate award...




Currently developing a reporting system that identifies the % of VLEs at lev 1, 2, 3...
DRAFT VERSION
Other Resource Learning Wheels in progress:
ThingLink
TACKK
Padlet

Contextualised Subject Wheels:
Graphic Design
ALS/Assistive Tech
Maths
English
Next stages:
A CPD package
that will support staff and students to embed learning technologies within their practice.
The full suite of resources will be available from October 2015 at
http://lfutures.co.uk

In concept/potential developments:
rather than the current way of collaborating eg my GoogleDrive shared folder... I am investigating the possibility of a website that enables:
- requests/suggestions for resource or subject wheels
- suggestions for further developments/extensions to the wheel
- contributions eg the spokes of the wheels
- refinements/typos to be input/amend by the collaborative
- Wheels for downloads to poster format
...

Our Findings
Purpose was to identify development needs from a digital perspective which would be business planned in to following year organisational development programme.

ALL staff surveyed. (to be repeated on 3yr basis)
80 questions focused on awareness/confidence/ability in both social and professional digital environments
628 responses (approx 55/60% of ALL staff)
Filtered responses in to 3 categories based upon roles: Management, Academic staff, business support
From the analysis of the survey results 3 priority areas have been identified for development of the Academic / Programme delivery staff at Blackburn College:

Key areas for staff development in 2015/16

Use of cloud computing for collaboration

(High Priority - due to Office 365 roll out)

Knowledge of accessibility, inclusion applications and
facilities
(High Priority - Legal requirement)

Use of web-based publishing tools for wider interaction
(High Priority - due to staff feedback re communication).
Questionnaire was created in collaboration with Jisc, Blackburn College staff reps.
Staff Voice
"more of tech please the innovation lab is a god send"

"I am aware that technology is an area I lack confidence in and would prefer a gentle approach to become more familiar with new innovations"

"The technology available can be supportive, but reliability is a definite barrier to using it"
...

"...don't want any training leave me alone!"
Calling DigiPals/Digital Leaders/DigiChamps...

Let's work together to create a DigiTeam support network of individuals who:
- Provide online webinars
- AppyDays showcasing new useful apps for education
- a DigiKnow newletter
- write collaborative bids
- deliver an annual mini DigiFest from student perspective

... there's so much more we can do together
Student Voice
Digital Literacy
Skills Scan
It's clear to see numerous reasons prior to the project compared to after the project. Most related to tech not working...
Feel you are providing further opportunities for learners to achieve higher level thinking?
Feel that you/your students are now networking with external organisations/individuals?
Phah! no difference
Erm... getting there
Yep! Feeling confident
Wow! What a difference
Do you continue to have or have any new concerns about using digital technologies or barriers in the classroom?

- Being aware of digital footprint and eSafety.
- Yes. Still apprehensive about the technology failing in the classroom, due to poor / inconsistent Wi-Fi or
good quality apps not being available due to cost
- Still wary of the fact that there seems to be new resources coming out all the time and I don't know if I'll
ever feel up-to-date with the latest technologies - however I am coming to accept the fact that this is not a
reason to not try new things.
- No, not with the technologies selected for this project...
Twitter no problems whatsoever. Due to students using own mobile device, familiarity and own data. Skype - networked through network effectively - no problems.
Is there anything that has been a barrier to using digital technologies in the classroom?

- Not aware of college infrastructure, systems and process e.g. staff development, booking ipads, where are they?
- Wifi and networks unreliable
- Transferring large iPad in trolley to next floor - too heavy and if lift not working impossible to move.
- Booking systems - difficult to get the resources.
- Very difficult to get computer rooms available.
- Not having the knowledge of what's out there to use.
- Time constraints: planning and prepping the resources.
- Errors with software - uploading onto OneDrive is a problem - puts off using it as not sure if it's reliable.
- Not having resources fully charged - can lead to disruptions in lesson.
- Most times there are resources available - although on occasion they have been fully booked and not available.
- Time constraints between lessons to go and pick up resources to get them to the lessons.
- Not sure what is available to book out - how many of each resource are available etc.
- Sometimes off putting to book resources as reluctant to use technology in case it doesn't work.
- When technologies don't work that causes issues - either not charged or not working - affects lesson as have to quickly change lesson.
- Adults have more fears regarding using technology.
- Younger students may try to access unsuitable sites.
- ...
Feel you are providing further opportunities for learners to achieve higher level thinking?
Feel that you/your students are now networking with external organisations/individuals?
Phah! no difference
Erm... getting there
Yep! Feeling confident
Wow! What a difference
Pre/Post Comparisons (STAFF)
Post project feedback (Student)
Pre/Post question comparisons regarding barriers to using technology in the classroom.
I believe that due to all participants using their own familiar devices - many of the original comments were negated.
...BYOD is the future!
Phah! no difference
Erm... getting there
Yep! Feeling confident
Wow! What a difference
...you/your students are collaborating beyond the classroom for self help, support and feedback?
Phah no difference
Erm... getting there
...your competence and confidence in using digital resources has improved?
Phah no difference
Yep! Feeling confident
COOCs
...you have improved the quality of learning experience for the range of individual needs e.g. differentiation, inclusivity, accessibility?
Yep! Feeling confident
Wow, what a difference!
Wow! What a difference
Phah no difference
4. ...you are providing further opportunities for learners to achieve higher level thinking?
Yep! Feeling confident
Erm... getting there
Phah! no difference
Erm... getting there
Yep! Feeling confident
Wow! What a difference
Technology helps to support my needs...
Furthering independent learning and confidence...
Improving Communication & Collaboration...
Staff development needs...
8. ...you have begun to work differently to improve your time when planning and delivering lessons?
YES!
Have you/will you make any changes to your classroom delivery because of your experience on the project?
Commander
Kirsty
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