My Golden Learning Perspectives, IFWE, USDLA

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My Golden Learning Perspectives, IFWE, USDLA

  1. 1. Rise to theChallenge! IF WE DON´T, WHO WILL? Ingeborg Bø, EDEN Senior Fellow Norway IFWE- conference Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Dec 2010
  2. 2. My golden learningperspectives- after 40 years
  3. 3. I shallspeakabout:Quality through dialogueThe context within which we are operatingModels for quality assuranceA case study from NorwayThoughts at the end
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/visitnorway#p/u/38/Jz_fo5-wfUkIceland Finland Norway Sweden Scotland Denmark
  5. 5. My golden learning perspectivesafter 40 years in distanceeducation: alwayskeepthestudent´sneedsin mind usetechnology to thebenefitoflearningand make it accessible ensurehighqualitythrough a qualityculture
  6. 6. My referencepoints NADE - Norwegian Association for Distance andFlexibleEducation www.nade-nff.no EDEN – European Distance and E-learning Network http://www.eden-online.org ICDE – International Council for Open and Distance Education www.icde.org EFQUEL – European Foundation for Quality inE-learninghttp://www.qualityfoundation.org
  7. 7. Morten Flate Paulsen, EDENPresident, and EDEN Fellow Don OlcottJr., USDLAat the Sixth EDEN Research WorkshopBudapest, 24 – 27 October 2010http://www.eden-online.org
  8. 8. ICDE – International Council for Open and Distance Education www.icde.org 24th ICDE World Conference, 2–5 October, 2011Hosted by UniversitasTerbuka, Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia. SCOP, StandingConferenceof Presidents, 19 – 22 June 2011Hosted by SUNY Empire State College, New York, USA
  9. 9. EuroeanFoundationforQualityin E-Learning EFQUEL http://www.qualityfoundation.org/A membership organisation, 80 membersEFQUEL enhances the quality of eLearning in Europe by providing services for members and support for all stakeholdersNetworking: Innovation Forum 14 -16 Sept.2011, Lisbon, Portugal
  10. 10. CHALLENGES Quality  Access Research aboutpedagogicaluse  Digital divideofICT Personalisedteaching  Seniors Individualapproach  Social inclusion Collaborativelearning  Cultural identity Problem-basedlearning  Smalllanguages Motivation OpenEducational Resources  FlowofInformation  Userfriendliness
  11. 11. Have fun
  12. 12. ” I could never have accomplished myMaster’sdegreewithoutthepossiblity to study via e-learning,” says Mona BergJenssen, motherofthreechildren, rectorof
  13. 13. Congratulations to Marte Baade Netstudentoftheyear 2010 Norway!!She is an active student at NKI, hascompletedthreecourses in childcare, passedexams and nowdoing her fourthcourse.She is almost blind.She is an excellent student, ambitious,structured in her studies and veryactivein the Forum supporting and encouragingher fellow students.
  14. 14.  http://gfx.nrk.no/vewStzq0 dLU3qr- PsB61HQ4kKgZbPvcLU SAUW9o5pssw.jpg The netteacher of the year 2010 Norway: Mathis Persen Bongo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5RgrxxQSoc
  15. 15. Distance education and flexibility TIME a-synkronous PLACE Individual Collaborative learning learning MEDIUM PACE synkronous
  16. 16. User-adapted learning ODL100% Modularteachingwit Traditional h support of teaching 100% Only ODL + Audio and seminars video Webcasting webbased 10-60% communicationMainly Mainly classroomwebbased Tone Lømo. BI Nettstudier
  17. 17. Digital learning-resources Static (recycling) Dynamic Course Electronic assignments, personal introduction, study feedback from tutor plan Audiolectures, videostreaming Cases presented on the net Group- and project work Publishing on Group counselling on the net the netInteractive exercises, games, simulations Discussions on the net - chat Repositorium, articles Group discussionsIndividual Collaborative
  18. 18.  Individuallearning Blendedlearning Workbasedlearning Informallearning Schools K 12
  19. 19. TheSocial webFacebook, twitter, linkin, slideshare, openeducationalresources, openeducationalpractises, usergeneratedcontent etc. etc.
  20. 20. A Quality Dialogue ToFrom Inspiration Inspection
  21. 21. OECD-CERI Qualityassurance in Tertiary Education: CurrentPractises in OECD Countries. Viktoria Kis, August 2005 www.oecd.org/edu/tertiary/reviewQualityassuranceprocedurescan serve two major purposes:improvement and accountability.There is an uneasybalancebetweenboth purposes, whichfrequentlyraisesthequestio nofincompatibility (Vroeijenstijn, 1995a).
  22. 22. A differentapproach to qualityMaria Jose Lemaitre. President in RIACES, Iberoamerican Network for QualityAssessment and Assurance in Higher Education, Doingthe same but better Innovate and improve Improvement Change: newissues, newapproaches Currentsituation Innovation
  23. 23. The context
  24. 24. Recentreports USAUSDLA. ”Enabled by Broadband, Education enters a newfrontier”. Dr. John G. FloresThe SloanConsortium: BABSON Survey ResearchGroup: ”ClassDifference$. Onlineeducation in theUnited Sates 2010”. Elaine Allen and JeffSeaman. Growth in OnlineLearning by 21% from2008 to 2009Wcet: ”ManagingOnline Education” FacultyTrainingis a Major Investment for Online EducationPrograms. ADA ComplianceRemains a MajorVulnerability
  25. 25. Bologna process 10 actionlines Reform processwith European HigherEducation1. Comparabledegrees 6. European dimension2. Two cycles: 7. LifelonglearningBachelor, Master 8. Institutions and3. System ofcredits students4. Mobility 9. Attractivenessof5. Qualityassurance European highereducaion area (EHEA) 10. Doctoral studies + research areas
  26. 26. EuropeanUniversityAssociation (EUA) Recommendations on Quality - 20091. Contextsensitive –Agencies2. Developmentalapproach 2. Allowrisktaking and failure3. Inclusive 3. Sharingexperiences in4. Engagingall key actors QA1. Partnership HEI
  27. 27. The OPAL Vision Unesco, ICDE, EFQUEL, OU UK, AaltoUniveristy, UniversidadeCatólicaPortugese, University Duisburg-Essen Focusonthepractisesof OER ratherthantheresources. Better understandingwilllead to improvements in thequalityof OER and more innovation. Open EducationalResourcePractise (OEP) constitutethe range ofpractisesaroundthecreation, use and managementof OER withtheintent to improvequality and innovative education.
  28. 28. EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2010OPENING EDUCATION:INNOVATIVE, INCLUSIVE, EXCELLENT ”What are thequalityimplic ations in an increasingly open context?” GrainneConole, OU UK
  29. 29. EFQUEL Innovation Forum 2010 Recommendations”HOW CAN QUALITY APPROACHES EVOLVE AND ENHANCE INCLUSION, INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE" Confidence Leadership culture Policy support
  30. 30. Models for EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORKQualityA NETWORK AND MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPEAssurance
  31. 31. Different kinds ofcertification and accreditationofe-learning•Public accreditation. Regulatory framework (European Network for Quality Assurance, ENQUA)•Certification of e-learning as part of a broader system (UNIQUE, EFMD-CEL)•Certification within a system of agreed association standards(Commonwealth of Learning, EADTUE-xcellence, NADE)
  32. 32. The UNIQUeMethodology http://www.qualityfoundation.org/unique-certification/ EFQUEL, MENON, EFMD, EUROPACEWhat: UNIQUe is a qualityimprovementprocessthatprovides an institutionalcertificationAim: To raisethe standard oftechnology- enhancedlearning in EuropeTarget: European HE institutionsProcessresult: Certification and continuousqualityimprovement
  33. 33. UNIQUeProcess
  34. 34. The UNIQUeQualityCriteriaLearningresources •Resources for learning •Students •Faculty •TechnologicalequipmentLearningprocesses •Qualityofthe offer (services) •IPR management •Personaldevelopment/HRdevelopme ntLearningcontext/institution •Commitment to innovation •Institutional standing •Openness
  35. 35. EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORKA case study from Norway A NETWORK AND MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE
  36. 36. Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible EducationNADE, a member organisation, founded in 1968Formulated “Code of good practice for distance education”Law regulating the activities from 1948 with an external agency for quality controlNew law 1993 introducing internal quality assuranceQuality guidelines developed in 1993 (Ljoså, Rekkedalet.al), revised several times, latest 2010NADE´s standing committee on quality since 1993NOKUT: National agency for quality assurance regulates tertiary education according to ENQUA´s Guidelines (ESG)
  37. 37. Norwegian Association for Distance and Flexible EducationQuality guidelines Regulated by law Institutions accredited by the Ministry of Education Requires that the institutions have a system for quality assurance The responsibility for quality guidelines lies with NADE
  38. 38. NADE´sQuality guidelines 2010A new structure with more focus on quality culture:1. Quality management and quality work2. Organisational issues3. Course development4. Information and counselling5. Study-process (enrolment, administration and information, tutors´ contract, tutoring, evaluation and documentation)
  39. 39. Dialogue in Social Media a conferenceaboutpod-casts in Oslo (Sept. 28-29 2010): Marianne Talbot´slecture ”A rompthroughthehistoryofphilosophy” (University of Oxford): 500 000 downloadssinceOct. 2008Reflections by Morten Flate Paulsen (NKI, Norway) aftertheconference: Future students willnot hand in papers but learningobjects in various Web 2.0 services The students will be more innovative thanthepodcast-lecturers Theirsubmissionswill be a challenge to the professors (e.g. Copyright issues)
  40. 40. Thoughts at the end Let us move from inspection to inspiration Encourage dialogue between accreditation bodies and distance education practitioners Distance education must be accepted as an integral part of the ordinary educational system Put more focusonquality in thesocial web
  41. 41. My golden learning perspectivesafter 40 years in distanceeducation: alwayskeepthestudent´sneedsin mind usetechnology to thebenefitoflearningand make it accessible ensurehighqualitythrough a qualityculture
  42. 42. Rise to thechallenge, ladies, divas!
  43. 43. http://www.nordlys.no/web-tv/article3945223.ece Thankyou! ingebob@online.no Slides at http://www.slideshare.net/IngeborgBoe/

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