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Anne Gilleran's presentation on the evolution of eTwinning at the PDW in Ischia October 2008

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  • Evolving eTwinning Anne Gilleran PDW Ischia, 17 October 2008
  • A History lesson!
    • 2005 - Officially launched in January
    • 2007 - Officially Integrated into the Life Long Learning Programme
    • 2013 - Due to run until this date
    Now an accompanying measure to the Comenius programme
  • What is ? ? View slide
  • 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.
    View slide
  • 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?
  • 1. The Internet has changed
    • Web 1.x
      • Passive
      • Read the news
      • Retrieve information
    Essentially an online encyclopedia
  • Interactive & Creative Web 2.0
    • - make the news - publish ideas - create archives - comment on events - communicate
    • 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.
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  • Since 2005 February 2004 January 2005 February 2005 October 2006
    • February 2004.
    2006 1999 2005/06 April 2006
  • What has happened in eTwinning since 2005? 16 October 2008: 45643 active members Active project run at approximately 10% of this figure September 2005 7000 teachers registered
  • Networked World
    • eTwinning is not just about projects.
    Projects are the outcome of a much larger process The process of community Social Networking
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  • Image of the network of connected eTwinning schools
  • What is the future?
    • Teachers connected in groups 2008/2009
      • To collaborate and create together within and outside formal projects
      • European eTwinning ambassadors
      • Maths & Science teachers
      • School Leaders
      • Creativity
  • 2009
    • Online learning
      • eTwinning learning events
      • Professional development on line
      • communities of practice based on pedagogical resources
  • eTwinning continues To be supportive and offer opportunity for professional development To be connective & non bureaucratic To offer recognition To have built in quality assurance at national and European level in the form of Quality Labels
  • And
    • It still costs nothing!
  • Digital Natives? In this fast evolving world there are no natives!
  • Over to You!
    • Thank you for your attention
    • anne . [email_address] .org
    • http://www.etwinning.net
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