Provision of Online Education Programs An overview of pedagogical and administrative aspects in online teaching and learning with focus on efficient administration and transparency in cooperative online education Morten Flate Paulsen A 60-minutes presentation at the www.youthstudies.eu workshop: Making a success of an international and integrated blended learning degree course 01.07.2011, University of Oslo Slides available at: www.slideshare.net/MortenFP
20th anniversary in 2011, 8 in secretariat, 11 in EC
EDEN members from 400 institutions in 56 countries:
200 institutional members
2000 potential members of NAP – Network of Academics and Professionals
Research Workshop, Budapest October 2010
Annual conference, Dublin June 2011
Open Classroom conference Athens October 2011
Annual conference Porto 2012
EU-projects with 168 institutions
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-learning www.eurodl.org
NKI Nettstudier was established as a correspondence school in 1910
One of Europe’s largest providers of online distance education
More than 130 000 enrolments in online courses since 1987
Broad range of subjects from secondary to master level
About 400 distance education courses online (all in Norwegian)
About 13 000 online students in about 40 countries
About 70 % women
Individual progress plans/individual follow-up
Thousands of potential learning partners
Global student catalogue with 1650 profiles
Always room for more students
Exams at local schools and embassies
October 2010 www.nki.no
Partners Audio Journalism: Berghs School of Communication (Sweeden) Video Journalism: UPDATE – Danish School of Media and Journalism Text Journalism: NKI Distance Education (Norway) Project is funded by Norgesuniversitetet (Norway)
Secondary school courses: Tonje Kvalvik 18 courses completed Vocational courses: Thor Steinsland 24 and Roger Skogberget 27 College courses: Trude Helen Flak 13 and Erma Bratic 14 Celebrating 100 000 online course enrolments in 2008 During the first 20 years, NKI’s online students enrolled in hundred thousand courses and spent many million hours of studying to reach their goals. This was celebrated August 22, 2008 with 5 students as guests of honour.
There are NKI students who understand Norwegian in about 40 countries Translated by Google from www.nki.no/pp/ThereseSvihus
Presented with permission from www.nki.no/pp/LexidhSolstad I now try to get a diploma showing that I can write. Have worked as a TV journalist … but now the Fibromyalgia pains restrains me so much that I have to work from bed in the future.
Learning Centres Course D Course B Course A Course B Course C Course A Course A No teaching, but support, guidance and cooperation Access to computers and office facilities
60 students 12 courses
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 Also available at http://issuu.com/mfpaulsen/docs/onlineeducation/
… the web2.0 and PLE services may help the theory suceed…
The most interesting characteristics of Web 2.0 is the development of social networks that are hugely successful since the users produce, share and refine information of mutual interest and benefit for all the community members .
Innovative service for voluntary cooperation between students in a large online learning community
International award for the Baltic and Nordic countries.
The jury stated that NKI’s Learning Partner Service: "Furthers and develops the Nordic tradition in ODL. The learning partner concept adds a new, innovative dimension of student support to flexible distance education.“
Learning partner - opportunities for cooperation in distance learning
All 10102 users of NKI’s LMS have personal presentations which automatically list relevant information about them and their courses as shown below.
5299 of them have added some personal information, typically a photo and a description of previous education, work experience and personal interests as shown below. www.nki.no/pp/fagerbergtr
How to manage 28 self-paced courses, three kids and a job in the North Sea Thor Steinsland www.nki.no/pp/steinslandt presented his experiences at the EDEN Research Workshop in Paris, October 2008
Translated by Google from www.nki.no/pp/ViviHurtley I was accepted as a psychology student at the university, but had no interpreter, so I chose to study online to combine family life and education. I need a sign language interpreter to follow traditional lectures, since I am deaf. So it is ideal with NKI, since I do not need an interpreter.
Students must meet a condition to access a cooperative resource. Here is an example using In Text Question (ITQ):
After attending Morten Flate Paulsen’s presentation, I perceive that Gating means conditional access to cooperative resources. Paulsen elaborates on this in the article Cooperative Freedom on page 45 in his book Online Education and Learning Management Systems . Submit your answer When you have answered the question above and pressed the submit button, you will have access to answers submitted by other students. How would you explain gating?
Rank 1: Kari Iversen : Gate er engelsk og betyr port. Tanken er at porten i utgangspunktet er lukket slik at man ikke får tilgang til en ønsket tjeneste før man har gjort seg fortjent til det. Assess this answer Rank 2: Ole Olsen : Gating kan stimulere studenter til å bidra med nyttig informasjon fordi de selv ønsker å få tilgang til informasjon fra andre. Assess this answer Rank 3: Ola Nordmann : Etter å ha hørt Morten Flate Paulsens foredrag oppfatter jeg det slik at Gating betyr betinget tilgang til kooperative ressurser. Paulsen skriver for øvrig mer om dette i artikkelen Cooperative Freedom på side 45 i boken Online Education and Learning Management Systems. Assess this answer Readers may like or dislike the answers:
Resulted in much discussion in the teachers’ online forum
A few teachers voiced strong criticism, doubts and reservations
The average response time for all 150 teachers in 2010 was 1.77 days . In 2008 NKI introduced an automatic e-mail reminder to the tutors who had one ore more assignments waiting for 7 days or more.
Quality goal: XX % of students positive or neutral My results last quarter/year: 93/84 % Average teacher results last quarter/year: YY/ZZ % Frequent, anonymous evaluation by students Automatic e-mail reminder if quality is under threshold value Quality Barometer 22
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90-minutes Group Assignment Discuss how to obtain a good balance between transparency and privacy in an online learning environment Who should decide transparency level? Elements in an online learning environment Private e-mail Class conferences Global Web2.0 services System information Teacher performence Learning activities Evaluations, tests, exams Grades, statistical results Etc, etc