Collaborating and sharing at a   distance, through virtual and web-         mediated approaches        Dr. Eileen O’Connor...
Agenda• Reasons for collaboration – educational /  research underpinnings• Approaches to distance / e-mediated  collaborat...
Call for Presentations (and Posters)On August 22-24, 2012, SUNY—Empire State College will be hosting a virtualconference o...
New levels of thinking and planning• Think outside the “tradition” of the present  class / course / program  – What are th...
What is the value of educational    collaborations? What aren’t you doing not?                Creating &                ex...
Ways of thinking – generating & valuingnew outcomes in classrooms & programs               Implement research             ...
Ways of thinking – expanding scholarly &                 committee work                 Initiate a collaboration          ...
Internet                               based    Open to text,                                                        Free,...
E-                 bookmarking “Badging”                       Doc sharing initiatives                    (Google docs)   ...
   e-bookmarking: www.diigo.com     Capture, store, catalog, & share web links & e-      resources     Save articles fr...
http://www.diigo.com/user/eoconnor1
http://www.diigo.com/user/eoconnor1
    Tags can help to keep track    of the content of the    bookmarksShare good resources with others      http://www.di...
Google applications can really   enhance collaboration – letsconsider several of these outlined             below
GOOGLE DOC: SHARING A DOCUMENT,SPREADSHEET, POWERPOINT (PRESENTATION) Keep notes for yourself on different computers –  a...
GOOGLE DOCS: GENERATE MANY DIFFERENTTYPES OF SHARED RESOURCES
GOOGLE DOCS: OPTIMIZE FOR YOUR NEEDS,FOR EXAMPLE
Nothing new here;                                                      but very usefulDetermine who                       ...
And who can do                    what – thereby                    setting controls                    & limitshttps://si...
https://sites.google.com/site/teachingscience2011/
https://sites.google.com/site/teachingscience2011/
Upload videos – YouTube & others
Control the interface, and thecomments on the videos
Video lets you share best practice . . . &observe your students’ work too                                                 ...
Create virtual spaces• More advanced in terms of setup• But can be used like a webinar too  – But the context, setting, an...
Using / creating virtual spaces• Download and visit www.secondlife.com –  visiting is free  – Many good educational materi...
Have meetings with guests &administrators, such as thismeeting the Dean
Use as a class meeting space – here    students share their scienceprojects from across New York State
Embed websites & YouTubes in virtual     spaces – have peer or student              discussionshttp://www.youtube.com/watc...
Create conferences too – in this poster sessionstudents presented science projects to “judges”  (former students); they th...
New ways appearing for peerassessment  valuing and extending  learning (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges)
Use badges to  make web-evident learning  more valuedand identifiable and to ensure quality work &  governance    without ...
Have students findthe relative location   of the “foreign”  language country using Google Earth   (free download)
Have students find websites related to the foreign country, culture, and language  save & share              with e-bookm...
Also, have students make YouTubes of thecultural background and of their speaking               the language
Have students make a class website forsaving, sharing, & later extending their work
Motivate student performance & enhance learning-from-others• Have students review each others work   – Ensures learning fr...
Overview of a possible e-mediated  collaboration in language education Google                   YouTube –    YouTube –    ...
Keep it                                Test withsimple, for   Use in only part of              a course or project        ...
Timing /          Saving          Ownership /scheduling –    interactions and     governance –  when will     materials – ...
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  • As the boundaries of time, geography, and even “reality” are blurring, how can educators put the tools of distance collaboration and sharing to work in their courses and in their greater communities of learners and practitioners? What tools, techniques, approaches, and examples can guide an educator looking to branch into distance teaching and collaboration? This presentation offers highlights about readily-available internet-based and virtual technology tools and will suggest ways that educators can plan to learn and then integrate collaborative and distance approaches into their courses, thereby enriching their own instruction. More details and references are in the associated paper.
  • On August 22-24, 2012, SUNY—Empire State College will be hosting a virtual conference on open education. The conference is global in scope and will be occurring over multiple time zones; therefore, the event will be conducted in Second Life. The modality will be a synchronous/asynchronous mode—participants can attend sessions as they occur, or session presentations will be recorded for play back at later times. Currently, we seek individuals to participate in the conference.Call for Presentations (and Posters) The OP*EN Virtual Conference welcomes presenters and posters that integrate one or more of these themes, as they relate to the concept of open education. As the aim is to cover open education for a world-wide audience, we would value a range of presentations, challenges, and discussion-starters around these areas: Philosophy: what conceptual, sociological, institutional, and educational underpinnings separate open education from other forms of teaching and learning? What are the core issues in defining openness, and what other forms of openness are required for open education (open leadership, open science, etc.)? Are there related concepts, constructs, and paradigms that serve or enhance openness as a concept?Process: what ways can a resource, course, learning experience move into the process of becoming “open”? How can current courses and resources be moved from behind ivory towers into open educational areas? How can current post-secondary institutions transform themselves into open universities? Projects: what are the examples of projects within your experience, personal, institutional or within your learning sphere that you would like to offer as a model or best practice? Policy: are there institutional issues that surround Open Education within your educational sphere? Have projects and ideas been brought forward within your institution and what organizations, governance groups, unions, or professional organizations have spoken to these issues? What areas do you expect might influence policy within your educational and learning sphere? What public policies effect openness (regulation, legislation, grants, accreditation)?Practices: in what ways have you or your colleagues begun to consider and develop open resources and practices? We encourage a variety of presentation styles as well as topics. The only common element we ask from all presentations and posters is that it should in some way challenge your audience to take openness to the next level.Abstracts/summaries/battle plans or other treatments should be emailed to open@esc.edu by June 22nd, 2012.
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    1. 1. Collaborating and sharing at a distance, through virtual and web- mediated approaches Dr. Eileen O’Connor, Eileen.oconnor@esc.edu Empire State College, State University of New York (USA) June 2012The 5th International Scientific and MethodologicalConference on "Information and CommunicationTechnologies in Linguistics, ELT and Crossculturalcommunication“ Faculty of Foreign Languages and AreaStudies of Lomonosov Moscow State University. http://conf.lingvograd.ru/en
    2. 2. Agenda• Reasons for collaboration – educational / research underpinnings• Approaches to distance / e-mediated collaborations• eTools for collaboration – A selection of the many available tools• Examples
    3. 3. Call for Presentations (and Posters)On August 22-24, 2012, SUNY—Empire State College will be hosting a virtualconference on open education. The conference is global in scope and will beoccurring over multiple time zones; therefore, the event will be conducted inSecond Life. The modality will be a synchronous/asynchronous mode—participants can attend sessions as they occur, or session presentations willbe recorded for play back at later times. Currently, we seek individuals toparticipate in the conference.The OP*EN Virtual Conference Abstracts/summaries/battle plans or othertreatments should be emailed to open@esc.edu by June 22nd, 2012.
    4. 4. New levels of thinking and planning• Think outside the “tradition” of the present class / course / program – What are the REAL goals for your educational endeavors? What does an “educated” person in your area look like? act like? talk like? – How could more collaboration and use of emerging e-tools facilitate the achievement of the educated person?
    5. 5. What is the value of educational collaborations? What aren’t you doing not? Creating & expanding content & Create & knowledge develop (ALL) “open”resources too
    6. 6. Ways of thinking – generating & valuingnew outcomes in classrooms & programs Implement research on learning (constructivism) Start small (part of a Value more than course)  evaluate just papers  improve Evaluate both collaborative & individual work
    7. 7. Ways of thinking – expanding scholarly & committee work Initiate a collaboration within your content area or committee Determine governance Structure store (web & maintenance; resources), scheduling, consider publication & meeting locations sharing Create criteria & evaluation for materials to be saved
    8. 8. Internet based Open to text, Free, for image, video, basic oftenAvailable to With settableother users, permissionsas an option Interactive, Easy-to-use, often sort of
    9. 9. E- bookmarking “Badging” Doc sharing initiatives (Google docs) Websites /Virtual worlds wikis Video saving (YouTube)
    10. 10.  e-bookmarking: www.diigo.com  Capture, store, catalog, & share web links & e- resources  Save articles from e-library & collections  Share research & good websites quickly & easily
    11. 11. http://www.diigo.com/user/eoconnor1
    12. 12. http://www.diigo.com/user/eoconnor1
    13. 13.  Tags can help to keep track of the content of the bookmarksShare good resources with others  http://www.diigo.com/user/eoconnor1
    14. 14. Google applications can really enhance collaboration – letsconsider several of these outlined below
    15. 15. GOOGLE DOC: SHARING A DOCUMENT,SPREADSHEET, POWERPOINT (PRESENTATION) Keep notes for yourself on different computers – at home & at school Share with colleagues and students  Track the revisions  Check progress & participation Make attractive materials using internet  Helpful when funding is limited  Similar to Microsoft, but less An example within a Google Site that is public  https://sites.google.com/site/teachingscience2011/
    16. 16. GOOGLE DOCS: GENERATE MANY DIFFERENTTYPES OF SHARED RESOURCES
    17. 17. GOOGLE DOCS: OPTIMIZE FOR YOUR NEEDS,FOR EXAMPLE
    18. 18. Nothing new here; but very usefulDetermine who One way Establish levels communicationcan see & who of permissions & info storage can edit the website -interactivity You can review who is submitting work Ensure that all are participating – accountability & assessment
    19. 19. And who can do what – thereby setting controls & limitshttps://sites.google.com/site/teachingscience2011/
    20. 20. https://sites.google.com/site/teachingscience2011/
    21. 21. https://sites.google.com/site/teachingscience2011/
    22. 22. Upload videos – YouTube & others
    23. 23. Control the interface, and thecomments on the videos
    24. 24. Video lets you share best practice . . . &observe your students’ work too An unlisted video on a research project A public video on a project A teaching exemplar This student made a video to go along with a project on mining All are viewable except the first one; click the blue terms next to the video image
    25. 25. Create virtual spaces• More advanced in terms of setup• But can be used like a webinar too – But the context, setting, and “persistence” of these features can make virtual a good way to collaborate
    26. 26. Using / creating virtual spaces• Download and visit www.secondlife.com – visiting is free – Many good educational materials here (link to past Moscow slideshare) – Rent your own island too – but this is getting expensive• Learn how to create your own island – Available through open source – such as http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page – However you need more tech expertise• What follows are some examples
    27. 27. Have meetings with guests &administrators, such as thismeeting the Dean
    28. 28. Use as a class meeting space – here students share their scienceprojects from across New York State
    29. 29. Embed websites & YouTubes in virtual spaces – have peer or student discussionshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz1ld2AUTUQ
    30. 30. Create conferences too – in this poster sessionstudents presented science projects to “judges” (former students); they then e-voted on best using teacher-developed criteria
    31. 31. New ways appearing for peerassessment  valuing and extending learning (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Badges)
    32. 32. Use badges to make web-evident learning more valuedand identifiable and to ensure quality work & governance without constant supervision
    33. 33. Have students findthe relative location of the “foreign” language country using Google Earth (free download)
    34. 34. Have students find websites related to the foreign country, culture, and language  save & share with e-bookmarking
    35. 35. Also, have students make YouTubes of thecultural background and of their speaking the language
    36. 36. Have students make a class website forsaving, sharing, & later extending their work
    37. 37. Motivate student performance & enhance learning-from-others• Have students review each others work – Ensures learning from others – Strengthens evaluate skills – Provides additional assessments & peer review – Make “good contributor” a badge-able area too• Have students suggest areas of study for future classes – Strengthen ownership – Gain insights into student learning and areas in need of improvement
    38. 38. Overview of a possible e-mediated collaboration in language education Google YouTube – YouTube – Badge – Diigo – save Maps – video of video of Class peer & share locate cultural students website – assessment language & country aspects of speaking for sharing & review & cultural with the the all projects encourage websiteslanguage language language ownership
    39. 39. Keep it Test withsimple, for Use in only part of a course or project colleagues before bringing to students starters Applyoutside the Spreadsheet as a calendar Website for cultural celebration box Have them Ask a They want to help – & often know these participate actively in making a student tools learning community Try Try Try
    40. 40. Timing / Saving Ownership /scheduling – interactions and governance – when will materials – how what will make interactions will you save the the occur? results collaboration achieved? efforts sustainable?
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