A grass-root history of e-learning

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A grass-root history of e-learning

  1. 1. A Grass-Root History of e-Learning <ul><ul><li>- Adriano De Vita - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-l Blog - http://www.weblearning.it/ </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Early times: technology <ul><ul><li>1800-1960 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postal services allow remote learners to be “connected” with a teacher </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Early times: metaphor <ul><ul><li>Is it a teacher? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you (learner) an empty tank? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, you are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is the catechist model: learner is vasum receptionis (Paolo di Tarso) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Early times: how to... Read Memorize Take the quiz
  5. 5. Middle Age: technology 1960-1980 Mass media, broadcasting + not connected personal computer allows many learners to “utilize” a course (one-to-many)
  6. 6. Middle Age: metaphor Oh, you again! Yes, but improved. No more an empty tank, but.. Learners are programmable devices. People = Computer
  7. 7. Middle Age: how to... Pc instead of teachers But still ... Read + Memorize + Quiz... alone = demotivation Computer Aided Training Computer based Training Open Learning
  8. 8. Modern times: technology 2000->today ADSL Wi-Fi Laptop PDA Learning Management Systems
  9. 9. Modern Times: metaphor The learner is an explorer and a knowledge builde r He need a good guidance
  10. 10. Modern Times: how to... <ul><ul><li>rete </li></ul></ul>focus on networking and communication in a Learning Management System
  11. 11. Tomorrow: technology (web 2.0?)
  12. 12. Tomorrow: metaphor Map of the Internet Map of the Nervous System
  13. 13. Tomorrow: how to... Network of people , not of computers Work Groups Problem solving Work -flow learning Learning communities
  14. 14. Well, hmmm... What about it? <ul><li>Internet is an HABITAT – not a tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Mind is SOCIAL and DISTIBUTED – not individual. </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks are creative and not programmable </li></ul><ul><li>Life Long Learning is impossible without the web: Face-to-Face learning is for 5-7% (max) of the people (it is expensive!). </li></ul><ul><li>Times are a-changing... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>very fast for technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>very slow for culture and social systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So, we often don't see the change </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Vocational enterpreneurship training in Slovenia, Italy and EU Slides produced for the Meeting: <ul><ul><li>State of the art and future needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>September 26 – 28, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECIPA S.c.a.r.l. - 30175 Marghera (VE) - Via della Pila 3/B </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ecipaveneto.it/ </li></ul></ul>

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