AACE (the Association of Advancement in Computing in Education) and Global Learn connect creative educators, researchers, consultants, training managers, policy makers, curriculum developers, entrepreneurs and others, and engage them in topics and fields they are passionate about. The mission of the Global Learn conference is to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology.
Internexia was pleased to present the paper in the ‘Best Practice’ category at the recent AACE ‘Global Learn’ conference held in Penang. Please refer to the abstract below:
The hidden element to successful online learning implementation
“Why when we have numerous frameworks, government initiatives and leaps forward in technology do we still find it difficult to successfully embed learning management systems into many educational establishments? Can the answer be found in limited facilities, lack of functionality, poor change management, under-skilled educationalists or something more fundamental?”
During this session I will share my experiences of over six years in implementing and supporting learning management systems in the UK for all key stages, over 4,000 schools with over one million users. Using case studies, we will explore what sets apart a failed implementation from a successful school embedding ICT into its daily practices. We found that many teachers, without the appropriate guidance and empowerment, will not welcome change in their established teaching methodologies. As such we implemented a Learning Support System rather than a Learning Management System. The key to success is the often hidden element of effective, planned and continuous support. What shape does this support take and can universal lessons be learn and applied across cultures?