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Workshop on Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education

Workshop on Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education

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  • 1. The Guadalajara Workshop on Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education The workshop outcome will be available at: http://nettstudier.blogspot.com Guadalajara, Mexico, October 20100
  • 2. About me
    • Thought my first online, distance education course in 1987
    • Director of Development and Innovation at NKI Distance Education
    • Professor of Online Education
    • President of EDEN
    • Doctor of Education from the Pennsylvania State University
    • Has been Adjunct Professor, at the Athabasca University in Canada and professor associado at Universidade Aberta in Portugal
  • 3. The book’s website: www.studymentor.com The Theory of Cooperative Freedom is described in my book, which you can download from the Internet. Online Education and Learning Management Systems: Global E-learning in a Scandinavian Perspective .
  • 4. Six Dimensions of Freedom It is difficult to combine individual flexibility and cooperation
  • 5. Transparency improves quality
  • 6. Transparency promotes cooperation Dalsgaard, C. and Paulsen, M.F. (2009) Transparency in Cooperative Online Education. IRRODL, Vol 10, No 3.
  • 7.
    • I demonstrated what I mean by cooperative freedom, and transparency through an online master course at Universidade Aberta in Portugal
    Some of the MPEL-students at Futuralia Read about my experiences at: http://nettstudier.blogspot.com/2010/04/online-teaching-techniques.html
  • 8. Processos Pedagógicos em Elearning The Course had 4 Study Units
    • The Theory of Cooperative Freedom
    • Online Teaching Techniques
    • Transparency in Online Education
    • Final report, reflection and refinement
  • 9. Each Study Unit had 4 Week-long Activities
    • Find, study and share materials related to the theme and organizing it together with ideas and thoughts in an annotated bibliography in your blog
    • Produce a learning object related to the theme, publish it somewhere
    • Write reviews in the forum on one annotated bibliography and one learning object published by colleagues
    • Take part in a structured discussion on issues related to the theme
  • 10. The students’ course work and personal learning environments are available via http://ppel4.pbworks.com/
  • 11. Activity 2: Examples of Learning Objects my Portuguese students published in various web2.0 services http://issuu.com/svalente/docs/learning_process_-_sv http://issuu.com/eduardarondao/docs/ppel/16 http://toonlet.com/creator/monicavelosa http://voicethread.com/#q.b700875.i3706622 http://animoto.com/play/mcWnwcwLlchUW7kikfjkDg?autostart=true http://lenita.edu.glogster.com/learning-partners-when-students-become-teachers/ http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1mvrs/TransparencyinOnline/resources/index.htm http://goanimate.com/movie/0t_WqQCZr6m8 http://goanimate.com/movie/0tHSCTHKrJ8U http://prezi.com/jtuypqux9uoe/cooperative-freedom/ http://prezi.com/vrphgc8096jy/cooperative-freedom/ http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6292799/ http://www.scribd.com/doc/28688394/Cooperative-Freedom-in-NKI http://www.youtube.com/MortenFP#p/f/3/g6Oo1-VXsWI http://www.slideshare.net/nmso/learning-object-theory-cooperative-freedom http://groups.diigo.com/group/uab-mpel3 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000775922345#!/group.php?gid=206533992596 http://actividade2.wikispaces.com/
  • 12. http://voicethread.com/#q.b700875.i3706651
  • 13. GoAnimate.com :   Cooperative Freedom in Learning   by elearninghoje http://goanimate.com/movie/0tHSCTHKrJ8U
  • 14. Activity 4: Structured discussion
    • One-Question-Interviews
      • Terry Anderson: About Cooperative Freedom
      • Stephen Downes: Collaboration vs Cooperation
    • Debate: Transparency vs Privacy
    • Debate: self-paced versus group-paced progression
    • Roleplay on workload
  • 15. Mónica’s final report: http://finalreport.ensinoinf.net/ Sónia’s final report: http://issuu.com/svalente/docs/learning_process_-_sv
  • 16. Summary of experiences from Universidade Aberta
    • The students publish their work in blogs (Blogspot, Wordpress etc.)
    • They share it in Moodle, Facebook and Diigo
    • They make learning objects in Toonlet, Glogster, Slideshare, Youtube, Issuu, Voicetread etc.
    • It’s much work to overview this distributed learning environment
    • The “entire world” can see our work and give us feedback
    • Many tutors and students may not be comfortable with this extreme openness.
  • 17. The Guadalajara Challenge: Develop a Transparent Learning Object related to one of the themes presented in these resources:
    • E-viva em Portugal http://nettstudier.blogspot.com/
    • Transparency in Cooperative Online Education http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/671/1267
    • Cooperative Online Education http://seminar.net/index.php/volume-4-issue-2-2008-previousissuesmeny-124/100-cooperative-online-education
    • Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education http://www.slideshare.net/MortenFP/futuralia-3400339
    • Visualizing student profiles http://www.slideshare.net/MortenFP/visualizing-student-profiles-through-nkis-online-catalogue-and-student-network
    • Transparency for Cooperation http://toonlet.com/archive?m=s&i=11245
  • 18. The Guadalajara Groups
    • Form groups of 2-4 people
    • Each group needs access to at least one PC with Internet access
    • Max number of groups should be about 10
  • 19. Examples of Transparent Learning Objects
    • A blog entry
    • A One-question-Interview
    • A www.slideshare.net presentation
    • A www.toonlet.com cartoon
    • A http://voicethread.com discussion
    • A www.issuu.com publication
    • A www.youtube.com video
  • 20. Languages
    • Unfortunately I don’t understand Spanish (but I know how to use Google Translate)
    • Your Learning Object could be in Spanish, English or a combination of both languages.
  • 21. The Outcome
    • Each group should publish a Learning Object on the internet and:
      • Post something about it at the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooperative-Freedom/111226748907566
      • e-mail the web-address to me at mfp@nki.no
    • I will compile and try to embed the Learning Objects at http://nettstudier.blogspot.com/
  • 22. I care, so I share: http://home.nki.no/morten https://twitter.com/MFPaulsen http://www.slideshare.net/MortenFP http://www.facebook.com/mfpaulsen http://www.eden-online.org/blog