The future of the VLE at the Open University? What would you like it to be?
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5 October 2010
Where: The Hub, Medlar and Juniper Rooms, Walton Hall
Time: 12th October 2010, 10.00-12.00
Presenters: Will Woods (IET), Barbara Poniatowska and Liz Burton-Pye (LIO)
This event focused on the future visioning work and explained the developments planned within the current “Roadmap Acceleration Programme” as well as discussing requirements for the future VLE. Participants were asked to speak up on what they want (and really, really don't want) in the next generation OU VLE. They also heard more about the Roadmap Acceleration Programme and future learning systems. See also the Future of the VLE podcast from David Wilson to learn more about what is being planned.
Participation took the form of a World Café style session. This invited attendees to write on tablecloths at themed table to indicate their support for (or aversion to) particular aspects of key developments around “User Generated Content”, “Personalisation”, and “Joining up” (how we can mix the informal and formal learning environments, including how we join up our OER’s with VLE and other repositories). Attendees' ideas and their how they see the various aspects of the OU's future learning system co-existing were a focus for the event.
This event was recorded and is available to members of staff at the Open University via Stadium
Update on the influences and themes informing the next VLE discussion, from where we are now to envisioning the future:
Learning Online trends at the OU - how we have changed in the last few years.
The near future - planned development over the next year.
Future possibilities - a 3 to 5 year vision.
Tea/Coffee and question time (also an opportunity to move to Berrill to join the Research REF session by Brigid Heywood - also available as web replay)
World Cafe informal participation (Facilitated audience participation, with opportunity to write on tablecloths!) followed by debrief and where next?
11:02 on 8 October 2010