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VLEs and meeting student expectations. Maria Tannant Learning Technologist mtannant@ucreative.ac.uk Tony Reeves Learning Technologist treeves2@ucreative.ac.uk University for the Creative Arts Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone & Rochester. VLEs and meeting student expectations. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectations</p></li><li><p>Maria Tannant Learning Technologistmtannant@ucreative.ac.uk</p><p>Tony Reeves Learning Technologisttreeves2@ucreative.ac.uk</p><p>University for the Creative ArtsCanterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone &amp; RochesterVLEs and meeting student expectations</p></li><li><p>Towards technology and infrastructureMultiple passwordsBad experience with VLENo sense of ownership or controlNo identity or flexibilityVLEs and meeting student expectationstackling negative perceptionsLed to a rebrand exercise and new start</p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectations</p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectations</p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectationsevaluation: audit and dialogue VLE Use Audit of course and module areasElearning champions and best practice identifiedAreas of low or no use identifiedWhat Works, What Doesnt workshops with course repsFeedback from staffProvides evidence of strengths and weakness</p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectationsevaluation: audit and dialogue </p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectationsparity and consistencyInconsistent layout from module to moduleInconsistent content from course to courseMixed expectationsFrustration and poor experience from studentsNo clear guidance to staff or enforcement measuresStudents where getting different experiences from course to course</p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectationsusing a framework for guidanceModule and course template to address inconsistenciesMinimum requirements to guide staff on contentProvides a model to build into staff induction trainingSetting a standard to meet at least a basic level of expectationVLEs are more than document repositories!</p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectationschanging the cultureAddressing staff and students concerns head onProviding better video on demand help and support for staff Working with support departmentsShowcasing best practice for others to learn fromEmbrace cloud technologies to work alongside the VLEReview, evaluate and improve</p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectationsworkshop activities indentify and discussGroup 1 - EvaluationHow is the VLE used at your institution - what activities are occurring and by whom?What methods of evaluating the VLE are used and how do you capture various activities?You have 10 minutes write down findings and nominate group speakerGroup 2 Parity &amp; ConsistencyHow is inconsistent use of the VLE being addressed, and how is parity achieved at your institution?What are the advantages/disadvantages of inconsistency? E.g. does consistency stifle innovation?</p></li><li><p>VLEs and meeting student expectationsworkshop activities indentify and discussGroup 1 FrameworksWhat measures does your institution put in place to ensure there is a minimum content requirement for the VLE.If a framework to meet students online expectations has been implemented, what is it and how was it achieved?You have 10 minutes write down findings and nominate group speakerGroup 2 Changing the CultureHow has your institution developed a more positive approach to the VLEHow have you tackled pockets of resistance with using the VLE, and what (if any) compromises have you made?</p><p>The University for the Creative Arts is a Guild HE university. It has around 6,500 students enrolled on more than 80 different coursesWe provide specialist art and design education, offering strengths in art, design, architecture, media and communication.***********</p></li></ul>