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  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. http://www.risc-project.eu http://www.visir-network.eu 1 Results of the 3rd VISIR Consultation “What may promote or discourage changes towards innovation friendly learning systems recognising grassroot innovations?” András Szűcs Livia Turzó European Distance and E-Learning Network
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. http://www.risc-project.eu http://www.visir-network.eu Consultations completed Consultation No. 1: What are the most relevant factors of change and how do they affect LLL? „LLL in the XXI Century: dimensions of change" June –July 2012 Consultation No. 2: What concretely should change and what is the role of ICT? “Reacting to change and transforming European LLL: the contribution of ICT " March - April 2013 Consultation no. 3: What may influence the change in the desired direction? “ What may promote or discourage changes towards innovation friendly learning systems recognising grassroot innovations?” December 2013 - January 2014 See reports: http://visir-network.eu/ Consultations run in five languages (EN, FR, DE, ES, IT) Votes and participants Participants 1st 2nd 3rd EN 160 154 242 DE 20 23 19 IT 10 23 29 ES 15 10 25 FR 7 19 11 SUM 212 229 326
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Results of the 3rd VISIR Consultation 3 Participants EN 242 DE 19 IT 29 ES 25 FR 11 SUM 326 Who are you? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Teacher/trainer Manager/Decision Maker Researcher Student
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Where do you work? In which education sector are you mostly active? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% School Vocational education and training Higher Education Other post- secondary education Continuing professional education and training Adult learning Non-formal education
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Do you consider yourself as innovator in education? Do you consider yourself an innovator in education? Yes 87% No 13% 177 comments (50%+)received ! • The consultation reached a community with good understanding, effective practice, experience and strong commitment • Attitude and personal motivation is amongst the most significant reasons to become innovative actors • Service oriented culture in the institutions • Combination of grassroot work with scientific activity • Innovation is often understood as a process: • Not only using new methods but also do research • analyzing results of non-conventional teaching : experimenting – implementing – evaluating • Innovation is important to motivate the students, develop their full potential, enhance learning experience • Sharing, promoting innovation, practices in social media • „no‟ answers: lack of time, no influence on processes in the institution, valuing traditional methods
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. In your experience, what are the main barriers to (ICT- fostered) innovation in learning? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Lack of understanding by parents (in schools) Privacy and security -related issues Copyright, IPR Innovation is considered as something “dangerous” or “risky” Lack of supporting network infrastructure Still low rates of ICT penetration across EU Rigidity of curriculum Lack of funds for content development Lack of time by teachers/trainers Lack of methodological support Lack of teachers’/trainers’ competences
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Institutional governance, organisational culture: • natural conservatism, resistance to change and to new technologies by management, to enhance institutional policy frameworks • unwillingness to take risks as there is a 'blame culture‘ – risk avoidance •lack of timely ICT support – teachers always lagging behind students • added values by teaching excellence, professional development not recognised in career, • insufficient education-specialized ICT support personnel • incorporation of pseudo-professionals for training and so wasting of time of the teachers and wasting of funds Lack of evidence: • for the usefulness of ICT • lack of understanding of how technology can support learning, impact of ICT on curriculum. • lack of convincing cases for innovative practices Lack of funds: • motivation: no rewards for doing something different • IT development, maintenance, • instructional design, tutoring, coordination What are the main barriers to (ICT-fostered) innovation in learning? - Remarks
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. What could be in your view the main enablers to (ICT- fostered) innovation in education? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Higher investments on mobile devices/PCs to learners Support grassroot innovation Support to the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend Higher investments on ICT infrastructure Allocation of funds to support grassroot innovation Training on support of innovation for decision makers More flexible curricula and timetables More evidence of effectiveness on ICT in education More funds for piloting innovative projects Training on recognition and implementation of innovation
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Main enablers to (ICT-fostered) innovation in education - remarks Training: • training of decision-makers on selection of professionals for teacher training and development • better quality of teacher training (both in- and pre-service) Management, leadership: • a solid pedagogical vision needed • more organised flexibility in the educational institutions (The Positive Quality Spiral) • opening up regulations to allow more competition in educational provision • open-minded managers and teachers Recognition, motivation: • innovation/creativity as criterion for professional development and recognition of faculty • Recognition of importance of teaching in higher education • only when teachers see the value, they use ICT in teaching Research and sharing of results: • sound and rigorous academic research on the effectiveness of ICT • more structural information efforts towards parents • Creating community currencies for co-creative learning Funding: • piloting and maintaining the 'innovation' phase • support to Information society skills and digital literacy
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. What are in your experience good examples of concrete incentives to (ICT-fostered) innovation in learning? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Awards recognising the innovation performance of institutions or individuals Public/private partnerships for exchange of knowledge Public/private partnership to allow more investments on innovation in learning Paying respect to innovation performance during assessment of institutions Career advancements for innovators Support networking among innovators More development resources for innovative teachers/trainers
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Attitude, culture, motivation, recognition: • workload balance and time provision to learn, apply, evaluate and disseminate innovative practices • recognition and value of innovation in learning when in a tenure-track position • rewarding successful innovation to become common practice • allow poorly functioning institutions to fail - promote competition Sharing and networking: • innovators should have enough resources for networking • Public - Commons partnerships, or Public-Common-Private partnerships. • sharing of concrete practices, find innovation accelerators Management: • funding practice-based research • ICT enhancement should be part of educational institutions' strategies • everything depends on the management Training: • support digital literacy training for users • compulsory use of e-learning & new media in classrooms & Initial Teacher Training Institutes Good examples of concrete incentives to (ICT-fostered) innovation in learning - remarks
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. Highlights from the consultation  Develop teachers competences, enhance their training, provide methodological support  Research needed to provide more evidence on the value of ICTs innovation  Support the networking of innovators  Inform, develop and encourage institutional management: pedagogical vision, openness, ICTs in the strategy  Innovation as a process: combination of grassroot teaching work with scientific activity  Help innovations in their pilote phase  Allow competition in educational provision  Educational IT specialists, timely ICT support needed 12
  • Project supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. 13 See full report: http://visir-network.eu/ Results of the 3rd VISIR Consultation