Digital learning resources: What are teachers looking for? Wim de Boer

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Digital learning resources: What are teachers looking for? Wim de Boer. EdReNe - 2nd Strategic seminar June 9th June 11th 2008. Digital learning resources: What are teachers looking for? Wim de Boer. EdReNe - 2nd Strategic seminar June 9th June 11th 2008. Curriculum. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Digital learning resources: What are teachers looking for?Wim de BoerEdReNe - 2nd Strategic seminarJune 9th June 11th 2008 Digital learning resources: What are teachers looking for?Wim de BoerEdReNe - 2nd Strategic seminarJune 9th June 11th 2008 CurriculumA plan for learning...The plan in The Netherlands: the textbookCurricular spider webRationaleContentTeacher roleMaterials & ResourcesGroupingLocationTimeAssessmentAims & ObjectivesLearning activitiesLearning materials on the moveNew educational organisation and approaches: more emphasis on independent learning, competences, authentic learning environments New providers: other providers, new partnerships, new roles publishersThe role of ICT (digital learning resources, VLEs, quality, metadata / traceability / access)Shortage of teachersNew ways of funding the learning resourcesEducational Resources Monitor ResearchAnnual examination of trends in the field of educational materialstwo-dimension model: digital & paper-basedcoherent packages of subject-related learning resources (we call it texbooks) & learning resources that don't have the coherency and are smaller, for more flexible use (we call it flexible learning materials)what is used, how much,why and how searched for and selected?Main findings The texbooks are still widely used There are interesting differences between sectors, gender, experience and topics on the use Most teachers still use paperDigital is more flexible and more used in "newer" educationSearching for resources goes by Google, it costs a lot of time Teaching time with textbooks and flexible learning materialsonly textbookscombinationonly flexible learning materialsGrafiek30.660.20.14Grafiek10.660.20.14aaaaBlad1POVOPO/VOonly methods67%65%66%combination21%20%20%only flexible resources12%15%14%alleen methodegebonden leermiddelen66%combinatie20%alleen niet-methodegebonden leermiddelen14%Blad1Blad2only methodscombinationonly flexible resourcesBlad3Teaching time used with digital or paper-based learning materialspapercombinationdigitalGrafiek10.710.20.09Blad1Blad2verschijnings-vormen leermiddelenpapercombinationdigitalSectorPO/VOpapercombinationdigital71%20%9%Blad2Blad3MBD03F49BEA.xlsGrafiek10.660.20.14aaaaBlad1POVOPO/VOonly methods67%65%66%combination21%20%20%only flexible resources12%15%14%alleen methodegebonden leermiddelen66%combinatie20%alleen niet-methodegebonden leermiddelen14%Blad1Blad2Blad3Why use flexible learning materials?To better connect with pupils reality; it is more fun Flexible learning materials are enriching, and are used in projectsThey are often digital and found on the internetDifferences in those that create and those that useflexible learning resources used:Looking for learning materialsHow often do teachers search?How much time it takes them?Google is most used as a starting pointPOVOPO/VOdaily3%6%5%weekly27%33%31%monthly55%45%48%almost never16%16%16%never0%0%0%POVOPO/VO< 5 min8%9%9%5-15 min35%24%27%15-30 min37%39%38%> 30 min20%29%27%What do teachers find important when searching for flexible learning materials?Most important:options for independent workoptions for differentiationcoverage of (relation to) curriculum goals (examination requirements)instruction and didactics (pedagogy) costsvisual impression of the material target groupImportant:role of ICT tests (evaluation) user experiences of colleaguesshort description of the contents long description of the contents (2 a4)Not (so) important:availabilityrequired educational timestudies to comparisons between methodstable of contentsbibliographic information reviews of third parties (such as journals)market share of the methodOf most importance when selecting flexible learning materialsQuestions?More information:www.slo.nl/Leermiddelenmonitor w.deboer@slo.nlSubject matter and target group analysis: see Smith & Ragan

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