eTwinning for Democracy
Anne Gilleran

PDW Goteborg, Sweden, 6 November 2008
Introductions

1. Democracy
2. eTwinning
3. The Internet phenomenon
4. eTwinning & Democracy
What is Democracy?

It is derived from the Greek δηµοκρατία
   ([dimokratia] (help·info)), quot;popular
   government” 5th...
A History lesson!
Who is this man?


           Theodore Parker from
             Massachusetts 1810–1860
         ‘Democracy is direct self...
And this man?

         Abraham Lincoln
         Gettysburg Address 1863
          ‘that all men are created equal.’

    ...
The Consitution of the 5th Republic
 France
States that the principle of the Republic of
  France is
quot;gouvernement du ...
Wikipedia 5/11/2008 definition of
 democracy
  Even though there is no universally accepted
  definition of 'democracy',[4...
Another History lesson!




Now an accompanying measure to the Comenius programme
What is ?




            ?
eTwinning is

An initiative of the European Commission
 to give an opportunity to as many EU
 children as possible to comm...
eTwinning

2005 - Officially launched in January

2007 - Officially Integrated into the Life
       Long Learning Programm...
Central Support Service.
National Support Service
                           Run by the European
(1 in each country)      ...
Official Definition
eTwinning is a portal :

  • Which takes advantage of the possibilities offered by
    the Internet an...
Re-examine this sentence

To promote:

European school cooperation
Collaborative learning
Project based pedagogy.
Assumption

That teachers can only do these through
 project work
What has happened since 2005?



 The Internet phenomenon
1. The Internet has changed

Pre 2004 Web 1.x
 – Passive
 – Read the news
 – Retrieve information

 Essentially an online ...
Interactive & Creative Web 2.0

- make the news
- publish ideas
- create archives
- comment on events
- communicate
Phases of the Web

At the Technet Summit in November 2006,
Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix,
stated a simple form...
Since 2005
    February 2004
                                 April 2006

  January 2005
                              Feb...
http://election.twitter.com/
The Internet is democratic
  Democracy and the Web
  Editorial New York Times - Published: May 19, 2008


‘Users of the In...
eTwinning for Democracy


Who can join eTwinning?
What are the rules of eTwinning?

Who can benefit from eTwinning?
What has happened in eTwinning since 2005?

September 2005 7000 teachers registered


6 Nov 2008: 47630 active members


 ...
Image of the network of connected eTwinning schools in Europe
Networked World

eTwinning is not just about projects.
Projects are the outcome of a much larger
process

Social Networkin...
To benefit from a media you must
understand the media
What is the future?
Teachers connected in groups 2008/2009
   To collaborate and create together within and outside formal...
2009

Online learning
– eTwinning learning events
– Professional development on line
– communities of practice based on pe...
eTwinning continues
To be connective & non bureaucratic
     To offer recognition
 To be supportive and offer
 opportunity...
eTwinning also continues

To empower the teachers and pupils of
 Europe to work together engaging and
 creating ideas.
 To...
And


      It still costs nothing!
Digital Natives?
    In this fast evolving world there are no natives!


But they all have a voice!
Over to You!


        Thank you for your attention

          anne.gilleran@eun.org

         http://www.etwinning.net
Leonard Cohen
Song:Democracy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OETwb
  VBPI1U
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eTwinning for Democracy

  1. 1. eTwinning for Democracy Anne Gilleran PDW Goteborg, Sweden, 6 November 2008
  2. 2. Introductions 1. Democracy 2. eTwinning 3. The Internet phenomenon 4. eTwinning & Democracy
  3. 3. What is Democracy? It is derived from the Greek δηµοκρατία ([dimokratia] (help·info)), quot;popular government” 5th - 4th Century BC Do you know how many countries are in the world? 237 countries in the world Do you know how many are democracies? 127 Electoral Democracies
  4. 4. A History lesson!
  5. 5. Who is this man? Theodore Parker from Massachusetts 1810–1860 ‘Democracy is direct self- government, over all the people, for all the people, by all the people’
  6. 6. And this man? Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address 1863 ‘that all men are created equal.’ ‘and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth’.
  7. 7. The Consitution of the 5th Republic France States that the principle of the Republic of France is quot;gouvernement du peuple, par le peuple et pour le peuplequot; a literal translation of Lincoln's words.
  8. 8. Wikipedia 5/11/2008 definition of democracy Even though there is no universally accepted definition of 'democracy',[4] there are two principles that any definition of democracy includes. The first principle is that all members of the society have equal access to power and the second that all members enjoy universally recognized freedoms and liberties.[5][6][7]
  9. 9. Another History lesson! Now an accompanying measure to the Comenius programme
  10. 10. What is ? ?
  11. 11. eTwinning is An initiative of the European Commission to give an opportunity to as many EU children as possible to communicate with other children in other EU countries using Information and Communication Technologies at school.
  12. 12. eTwinning 2005 - Officially launched in January 2007 - Officially Integrated into the Life Long Learning Programme 2013 - Due to run until this date
  13. 13. Central Support Service. National Support Service Run by the European (1 in each country) Schoolnet on behalf of the European Commission
  14. 14. Official Definition eTwinning is a portal : • Which takes advantage of the possibilities offered by the Internet and digital media • to promote European school cooperation, collaborative learning and project based pedagogy. • eTwinning does not finance single projects but supports them by offering tools and support.
  15. 15. Re-examine this sentence To promote: European school cooperation Collaborative learning Project based pedagogy.
  16. 16. Assumption That teachers can only do these through project work
  17. 17. What has happened since 2005? The Internet phenomenon
  18. 18. 1. The Internet has changed Pre 2004 Web 1.x – Passive – Read the news – Retrieve information Essentially an online encyclopedia
  19. 19. Interactive & Creative Web 2.0 - make the news - publish ideas - create archives - comment on events - communicate
  20. 20. Phases of the Web At the Technet Summit in November 2006, Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix, stated a simple formula for defining the phases of the Web: –“ Web 1.0 was dial-up, 50K average bandwidth, Web 2.0 is an average 1 megabit of bandwidth and Web 3.0 will be 10 megabits of bandwidth all the time, which will be the full video Web, and that will feel like Web 3.0.
  21. 21. Since 2005 February 2004 April 2006 January 2005 February 2004. October 2006 February 2005 1999 2006 2005/06
  22. 22. http://election.twitter.com/
  23. 23. The Internet is democratic Democracy and the Web Editorial New York Times - Published: May 19, 2008 ‘Users of the Internet take for granted their ability to access all Web sites on an equal basis. That could change, however, if Internet service providers started discriminating among content, to make more money or to suppress ideas they do not like. A new Net neutrality bill has been introduced in the House, which would prohibit this sort of content discrimination. Congress has delayed on this important issue too long and should pass net neutrality legislation now.’
  24. 24. eTwinning for Democracy Who can join eTwinning? What are the rules of eTwinning? Who can benefit from eTwinning?
  25. 25. What has happened in eTwinning since 2005? September 2005 7000 teachers registered 6 Nov 2008: 47630 active members Active project run at approximately 15% of this figure
  26. 26. Image of the network of connected eTwinning schools in Europe
  27. 27. Networked World eTwinning is not just about projects. Projects are the outcome of a much larger process Social Networking The process of community
  28. 28. To benefit from a media you must understand the media
  29. 29. What is the future? Teachers connected in groups 2008/2009 To collaborate and create together within and outside formal projects –Creativity –http://www.etwinning.net/creativity –Maths & Science teachers –http://www.etwinning.net/mstgroup –School Leaders www.etwinning.net/schoolleaders –European eTwinning ambassadors –http://etwinningambassadorseurope.ning.com
  30. 30. 2009 Online learning – eTwinning learning events – Professional development on line – communities of practice based on pedagogical resources
  31. 31. eTwinning continues To be connective & non bureaucratic To offer recognition To be supportive and offer opportunity for professional development To have built in quality assurance at national and European level in the form of Quality Labels
  32. 32. eTwinning also continues To empower the teachers and pupils of Europe to work together engaging and creating ideas. To provide the tools to promote understanding between schools of different cultures
  33. 33. And It still costs nothing!
  34. 34. Digital Natives? In this fast evolving world there are no natives! But they all have a voice!
  35. 35. Over to You! Thank you for your attention anne.gilleran@eun.org http://www.etwinning.net
  36. 36. Leonard Cohen Song:Democracy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OETwb VBPI1U

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