Today I attended the launch of the Technology Enhanced Learning Research Programme's "System Upgrade" report, which summarises the overall findings of the programme and offers recommendations for future strategy. [The 17 minute documentary from the 6 November 2012 final public meeting of the TEL programme is here.]
The report has been written by TEL director Richard Noss and a team drawn from those who led the different strands of the £12m programme over the last 5 years.
It is written in layperson's terms, with two or three coherently structured pages, with examples, for each of the following 12 recommendations:
- Connect - Exploit the power of personal devices to enhance learning.
- Share - Catch the wave of social networking to share ideas and learn together.
- Analyse - Use technology to understand better how we learn, and so help us learn better.
- Assess - Develop technologies to assess what matters, rather than what is easy to assess.
- Apply - Allow technology to help learners apply their education to the real world.
- Personalise - Utilise artificial intelligence to personalise teaching and learning.
- Engage - Go beyond the keyboard and mouse to learn through movement and gesture.
- Streamline - Enhance teachers’ productivity with new tools for designing teaching and learning.
- Include - Empower the digitally and socially excluded to learn with technology.
- Know - Employ tools to help learners make sense of the information overload.
- Compute - Understand how computers think, to help learners shape the world around them.
- Construct - Unleash learners’ creativity through building and tinkering.
Here are three links to snazzily designed materials:
- The TEL report itself [60 page PDF];
- Commentable online version;
- A summary of the report [4 page PDF].
Printed copies of the PDFs can be ordered from the TEL programme.
[Disclosure: for the last few years I was a member of the Advisory Group for the Programme].