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Published on March 4, 2014

Author: SteveMackenzieUK

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Learning technology Challenges

Steve Mackenzie 31/10/12

MultiMedia Social Media Online Apps Mobile Technology Mobile Laptop iPod Web Based and Mobile Learning

FACT 1: The rapid development of information technology has made available a plethora of new tools for higher education FACT 2: New technology offers learning opportunities to anyone, anytime, anywhere. FACT 3: Technologies like the Internet can increase the capacity of an educator more quickly, easily and more scalably to help students make connections to content, context and community – resulting in more powerful learning experiences. Source: Sarker, Farhana, Davis, Hugh and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2010) A Review of Higher Education Challenges and Data Infrastructure Responses. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/271695/

Influences: Curriculum Design/ Alignment Widening Participation Quality of learning and teaching Quality of Research Source: Sarker, Farhana, Davis, Hugh and Tiropanis, Thanassis (2010) A Review of Higher Education Challenges and Data Infrastructure Responses. http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/271695/ (abridged version)

Getting The Right VLE approach •Robust and well supported •Easy to use •Students •Staff •Admin •Developers •Integrates with admin systems •Integrates with supporting technology •Flexible and responsive •Changing teaching methods •New learning technologies •Changing economic realities •Report Generation and Analysis

Identity and Efficiency •Establishes and Maintains Institutional Identity •Offers consistency and re-assurance to •Students •Staff •Allows support staff to have a clear focus on: •The scope of their work •The support they can offer •The training they can offer But Provision, Research, Guidance and Support for new and emerging technologies needs to be part of the teaching and learning strategy.

•Staff Helpdesk – phone and email support •Staff pedagogical and practical training •Student Inductions •Student Helpdesk phone and email support •Campus Infrastructure • Sufficient Equipment • Equipment maintained • Clear advice on how to use

Copyright Policy •Clear advice on how to protect and/or grant copyright •Clear advice on what can and cannot be copied •Clear advice on digital rights of staff and students Data Protection •Clear policy on storing and securing students and staff personal data • Data Storage and Security •Clear policy and practice with the storing of digital multimedia resources

•External Income Generation •Improving recruitment and Retention •Changing pedagogic approaches and digital communication skills •Enhancing student learning

Flexible, Convenient and Time Saving Caters for Auditory and Visual Learners Provides Variety in the Learning Experience Is Engaging and Aids Learning

Enhance Engagement Enhance Learning Improve Grades Improve Retention

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