Alan Parmar – hefce online task force
Enhancing learning and teaching through the use of technolgy … The principle is to enhance the student learning experience
To do … Reconnect with jisc – a couple of reports need to be read
Read the SPOT report student perspectives of technology. See hefce web site. Student prefer a choice in how they learn, concerns with staff training / awareness in use of technology, appropriate of technology varies and value where it makes sense.
Universities work together to build the uk he brand. Look for pre-competition collaboration, ie share services (vle).
Strategic …. This is not a bolt on, fundemental to what universities do, we teach we research. Technology is central to achieve this 🙂
Staff development – keen on mixed team approach with respect to design.
Use other peoples content / material (oer).
Start to have the discussion around contact hours
Key message – online is not cheap … Can find economies of scale, but not cheap.
Nus study (spot) … Difficult to read, struggles to hit the mark. But still worth a read.
Recommendations – hefce online task force
1. About better information, discovery so people will not just go to open university
2. Investment to pump prime collaboration to get started – consortium models, collaborative to achieve scale of brand
4. Strategic stuff – institutions address processes and structures
5. Staff development and training – national stuff is being revisited
6. Oer …. Push, push, push … Might need to focus more on reuse, as opposed to build
Derek – HEA
Uncertainty, turbulence, anxiety
Eltt – enhancing learning through technology
Browne – pg 48 – securing a sustainable future for higher education
Professional standards framework – revamp –
Look at national teaching fellowship
Dimensions of quality – not about kit, it’s about pedagogical practice and student engagement
Re-read horizon reports
Evidence net / ofcom
What should we catalyse at ucs? – based on facilitating groups – around themes, seminar series, publications,
Success stories from the hea subject centres
Enhancement (learning and teaching) acedemy
Jisc – technology-enhanced assessment and feedback jisc.ac.uk/assessment
Ucisa – growth in formative e-assessment