Open University of The Netherlands: Educational models, virtual learning environments and support for e-learning

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<ul><li><p>Open University of The Netherlands Educational models, virtual learning environments and support for </p><p>e-learning </p><p>dr. Steven Verjans, lecturer </p></li><li><p>Overview </p><p> Situating the Open University in The Netherlands </p><p> Educational model </p><p> Virtual Learning Environment(s) (VLE) </p><p> Online presence vs. online student initiatives </p><p> Organisational e-learning and VLE support </p><p> New digital learning and working environment (DWLE) development programme </p><p>Page 2 </p></li><li><p>Situating the Open University of The Netherlands </p><p>Page 3 </p></li><li><p>Key figures </p><p> Open = no entry level requirements </p><p> 17000 students (18+) enrolled in 1 or more courses (5000 new students annually) </p><p> 47000 courses per year </p><p> Annual output: 250 Bachelor degrees &amp; 300 Masters degrees </p><p> 1/3 of students with previous degree </p><p> Degrees: Bachelor, Master, PhD, Commercial certificates </p><p> Over 400 different Dutch-language courses available within 7 areas: </p><p> Psychology, Law, Management, Humanities, Computer Science &amp; Technology, Science, Educational Sciences </p><p> 700 staff members: half scientific staff, half support staff </p><p> Location: Heerlen + 16 regional study centres (NL) + 6 study centres (BE-NL) </p><p>Page 4 </p></li><li><p>Page 5 </p></li><li><p>Educational model(s) </p><p>Current model Guided individual study </p><p> Course enrollment </p><p> Enrollment at any time </p><p> Individual study </p><p> Any time, any pace, any place </p><p> Paper-based and web-supported </p><p> Built-in didactic support </p><p> Individual learning activities </p><p> Optional regional tutoring meetings </p><p>New model (starts Sept.2014) Activating online learning </p><p> Degree enrollment </p><p> Academic year (Sept.-Aug.) </p><p> 5 study periods of 10 weeks - Pacing </p><p> Enrollment at start of study period (cohort) </p><p> Web-centric with (e-)book materials </p><p> 3 online events per study period </p><p> Built-in didactic support + in-course tutor + programme mentor </p><p> Individual &amp; group learning activities </p><p>Page 6 </p></li><li><p>Page 7 </p></li><li><p>Assessment </p><p> Under supervision, in regional study centre, embassy or consulate </p><p> Computer-based individual exams </p><p> Any time &amp; place: multiple-choice exams. Immediate results </p><p> Essays &amp; reports submitted through VLE or e-mail, sometimes presented in virtual classroom (example) </p><p> Timing: to be agreed with lecturer </p><p> Checked with anti-plagiarism software </p><p> Group exams, written exams: 5 exam weeks per year </p><p>Page 8 </p></li><li><p>Short break for questions </p><p>Page 9 </p><p>Image credit: meowconnect.blogspot.com </p></li><li><p>Virtual learning environment(s) </p><p>Page 10 </p></li><li><p>Virtual Learning Environment(s) </p><p> Main course website = Blackboard </p><p> Some courses with electronic study guides = Moodle </p><p> Virtual classroom = Blackboard Collaborate </p><p> Experimental learning environment = OpenU (proprietary system built on top of Liferay) </p><p>Page 11 </p></li><li><p>Course page in Blackboard </p><p>Page 12 </p></li><li><p>Electronic study guides in Moodle </p><p>Page 13 </p></li><li><p>Virtual classroom </p><p>Page 14 </p></li><li><p>Student portal </p><p>Page 15 </p></li><li><p>Experimental VLE Educational Sciences = OpenU </p><p>Page 16 </p></li><li><p>Page 17 </p></li><li><p>Page 18 </p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p></li><li><p>Short break for questions </p><p>Page 19 </p><p>Image credit: meowconnect.blogspot.com </p></li><li><p>Virtual learning environment not sufficient? </p><p> Open University online presence: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook </p><p>vs. </p><p> Student initiatives: Facebook, LinkedIn </p><p>Page 20 </p></li><li><p>OUNL presence on social media: LinkedIn </p><p>Page 21 </p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p></li><li><p>OUNL presence on social media: Twitter </p><p>Page 22 </p></li><li><p>OUNL presence on social media: Facebook </p><p>Page 23 </p><p>svjRechthoek</p></li><li><p>Student initiatives: Facebook </p><p>Page 24 </p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p></li><li><p>Student / alumni initiatives: LinkedIn </p><p>Page 25 </p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p><p>svjRechthoek</p></li><li><p>Short break for questions </p><p>Page 26 </p><p>Image credit: meowconnect.blogspot.com </p></li><li><p>Organisational support for e-learning </p><p>Exe</p><p>cutiv</p><p>e B</p><p>oard</p><p>Faculty of Psychology &amp; Educational Sc. </p><p>Welten Institute Research in Learning, </p><p>teaching and technology </p><p>ECOP Educational support &amp; teacher </p><p>professional development Faculty of Humanities &amp; </p><p>law </p><p>Faculty of Management, Science &amp; Technology </p><p>General service &amp; support dept. </p><p>ELOSA VLE Support for students &amp; staff (3) </p><p>ICT Maintenance &amp; support (5) </p><p>ICT Development (15) University Office </p><p>Page 27 </p></li><li><p>Short break for questions </p><p>Page 28 </p><p>Image credit: meowconnect.blogspot.com </p></li><li><p>New major development programme Digital learning and working environment, based on Liferay </p><p>Page 29 </p><p>Vision </p><p>Technical </p><p>Functionality </p><p>Implem</p><p>entation </p><p>Governance &amp; </p><p>maintenance </p><p>Programme management &amp; -organisation </p><p> Tercampo consultancy F. Gronsveld &amp; A. van Venrooy </p></li><li><p>DLWE Programme structure (1/2) </p><p> Project 1: Technical </p><p> Set up technical platform </p><p> Set up 4-tier DTAP platform: development, testing, acceptance, production </p><p> Project 2: Functional (developers, teachers, students &amp; support) </p><p> Collaboratively define necessary and requested functionality </p><p> Collaboratively develop functionality using SCRUM-approach </p><p> Develop couplings with internal and external systems </p><p> Formulate process descriptions &amp; organise processes within organisation </p><p>Page 30 </p></li><li><p>DLWE Programme structure (2/2) </p><p> Project 3: Implementation </p><p> Develop course- and training materials </p><p> Select and train the trainers </p><p> Train teachers and developers </p><p> Design and set up heldesk &amp; support team </p><p> In each faculty: implement DLWE: train teachers, develop courses using templates, </p><p> Project 4: Governance &amp; maintenance </p><p> Develop and implement management, maintenance &amp; innovation models </p><p> Select and train developers &amp; support staff </p><p> Set up user &amp; group management </p><p>Page 31 </p></li><li><p>DLWE planning </p><p>Page 32 Tercampo consultancy F. Gronsveld &amp; A. van Venrooy </p></li><li><p>The end Any more questions? </p><p>Page 33 </p><p>http://en.hdyo.org/assets/ask-question-1-ca45a12e5206bae44014e11cd3ced9f1.jpg </p><p>Open University of The NetherlandsOverviewSituating the Open University of The NetherlandsKey figuresDianummer 5Educational model(s)Dianummer 7AssessmentShort break for questionsVirtual learning environment(s)Virtual Learning Environment(s)Course page in BlackboardElectronic study guides in MoodleVirtual classroomStudent portalExperimental VLE Educational Sciences = OpenUDianummer 17Dianummer 18Short break for questionsVirtual learning environment not sufficient?OUNL presence on social media: LinkedInOUNL presence on social media: TwitterOUNL presence on social media: FacebookStudent initiatives: FacebookStudent / alumni initiatives: LinkedInShort break for questionsOrganisational support for e-learningShort break for questionsNew major development programme Digital learning and working environment, based on LiferayDLWE Programme structure (1/2)DLWE Programme structure (2/2)DLWE planningThe end Any more questions?</p></li></ul>