Following on from last week’s Learning Innovation Strategy Group, a couple of messages I’ve taken on board in particular are the following:
If we consider appropriate course learning design and resources for our mobile learners, while still allowing them to access the full range of learning content, we will be in a better position than some of the commercial VLE providers.
We should broaden the scope of the project beyond creating an optimised view from devices (though this is recognised as a good foundation for stage 1 of the project). Pilot courses will need to be considered later in 2009 in line with other technical evaluation work.
As a result of these and other comments, I’m keen to establish with colleagues in IET a wider plan for looking at course design ‘chunking’ and identifying areas from actual courses that would be most appropriate for learning ‘on-the-go’ and working together to advise on good practice in this area. This longer term aim will need to involve a wider group of course teams and course managers and consult our ALs and students, so watch this space for updates after we do some more ground work.