Kaplan International Pathways is undertaking an innovation project to modernise the classroom learning environments and experiences of our students. We are considering the use of more collaborative student-centred learning spaces. The technological components including hardware and software, if designed well, can offer numerous affordances to make active learning environments genuinely student-centred, but we know from experience to expect issues and that well-designed learning must be tried and tested rigorously before moving from small-scale pilots to full-scale deployment. This presentation will cover the institution’s thinking about how to incorporate technology in student-centred learning environments for international students studying in the UK.
This presentation will address the conference themes of participation and collaboration and be a chronological journey through our use of design-thinking to anticipate problems and plan testing and scaling up, taking inspiration from JISC’s Innovation Pipeline. Aspects discussed will include effective use of screen mirroring software, staff training and co-design principles, and material modification and re-design through the VLE using instructional design principles.
Although this project is still in its early stages, we will evaluate the project’s pilot phases and reflect on our successes and failures along the way. There will be an opportunity to ask questions based on our lessons learnt.
Session content: evaluation and reflection
Our institution is undertaking an innovation project to modernise the classroom learning environments and experiences of our students. We are considering the use of more student-centred collaborative learning spaces. Part of the success of this project will depend on successful technology integration into the learning environment (both physical and virtual). This presentation will describe the processes we used to conduct and evaluate the project and lessons learnt along the way.
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Martin Hawksey posted an update in the session Modernising Classroom Learning Environments [18-77] – CANCELLED 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Regrettably the author has had to withdraw from the conference so this session will no longer be presented