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Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning
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  • Good afternoon. I’m Antonio Fini, one of the co-authors of this work. I’m currently working at Educational Technology Lab, at Università di Firenze. Only a little introduction: our work is a trial: we wanted a hands on on new ways of organize and manage e-learning inside an educational institutions. We heard of Web 2.0, of new ways of learning and teaching on the Web: so we decided to try.. Here are the very first results..
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    • 1. Antonio Calvani, Giovanni Bonaiuti, Antonio Fini , Maria Ranieri Università di Firenze [email_address] Towards e-learning 2.0: new paths for informal learning and lifelong learning. An application with Personal Learning Environments
    • 2. Preface…
      • Formal
        • Schools, Universities, Training
          • Programme
            • Diploma, Certifications
      • Non-formal
        • Associations, clubs, …
          • Programme
            • Usually no formal qualification
      • Informal
        • Workplace, Family, Daily life…
          • Incidental learning / Experential
    • 3. E-learning?
      • From Wikipedia (En):
      • E-learning is a general term used to refer to computer-enhanced learning. It is used interchangeably in so many contexts that it is critical to be clear what one means when one speaks of 'eLearning'.
    • 4. Is there a dominant paradigm in e-learning?
      • Yes! It is Formal-Institutional :
        • The course as the base unit
        • Technological systems conform with this vision
        • Hence the concept of LMS and VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)
      • Isomorphism between “institution” and LMS/VLE
        • A software that virtually reproduce the real institutional environment
          • Centralization
          • Controlled and reserved access
            • Walled garden
          • Focus on contents provided by teachers
          • Asymmetry between teachers and students
          • Environment is the same for all
          • Attention to standards
          • Tracking , control , …
          • Limited cycle of life
            • When the course ends…
    • 5. Looking forward…
      • From the c ourse-centered paradigm to a student-centered one
        • Formal & Informal
      • The impact of Web 2.0
        • The Web is now “writeable”, “re-writeable”, “annotable”, “mixable”
        • Blog, Wiki, Podcasting, Video/Photo sharing, …
        • Web as a platform (Office 2.0, …)
        • Social software (bookmarking …)
      • Warning! These are services and software that online students already use
        • But usually they do not interact with institutional LMSs
      © 2006 Jay Cross, Internet Time Group LLC, Berkeley, California Formal Informal
    • 6. The web 2.0 “encourages” the change
    • 7. Comparing two visions
      • Traditional paradigm
      • LMS (VLE)
      • Focus on institution
        • Access Control, asymmetric roles
      • Communities of students
      • Separation study – rest of life
      • Selected tools
      • Focus on “standard”
      • Pre-authored, closed content
      • Learning objects
      • Emergent Paradigm
      • Personal environments (PLE)
      • Focus on learner
        • Autonomy, symmetry
      • Open communities
      • Lifelong Learning
      • Unlimited tools
      • Focus on “connectors”
      • Open, dynamic, co-authored content
      • Everything is learning
      Tecnhologies to support the process. Encompassing function. Technologies extending and renewing as the needs of users change
    • 8. Personal Learning Environment
      • Open, connected systems
      • Controlled and managed by users, not by institutions
      • Some inspirations:
        • Lifelong learning
        • E-portfolio
        • Blog
        • Presentation / CV tool
        • Telling stories
        • Conversations
      • Main Technologies:
        • RSS
        • Web Services
      Scott Wilson – CETIS – 2005 http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott
    • 9. Personal Learning Environment PLE Graphic by Scott Wilson, CETIS, 2005 (reworked) PLE An idea A concept A mix of tools NOT A NEW SYSTEM!!! Controlled by the user , not by the institution
        • Technologies:
        • RSS
        • Web Service
        • FOAF
        • … .
    • 10. Toward e-learning 2.0 Technology as a resource to aggregate E-learning 2.0, G.Bonaiuti , 2006
    • 11. The context of the project: the LTE
      • Laboratorio di Tecnologie dell’Educazione
      • (Education Technology Lab)
      • Università di Firenze - Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Educazione, dei processi culturali e Formativi
      • Directed by prof. Antonio Calvani
      • Active since1985
      • www.scform.unifi.it/lte
    • 12. E-learning courses managed by LTE
      • Post-graduate courses
        • Reti e didattica online
      • Master
        • Progettista e Gestore di Formazione in rete
      • Many editions
      • Hundreds of students and alumni
        • An alumni community ?
          • Strongly requested by participants to courses
          • Self-organized initiatives in the past
            • An example: elearningtouch
    • 13. A community ?
      • LTE is a de-facto community!
      • Who are the participants?
        • Staff
        • Contributors
        • Courses participants
          • Teachers
          • Students
          • Alumni
        • Others.. (researchers, guests, PhD students, ecc.)
      • Needs:
        • Keep in touch!
        • Share and collaborate
        • Beyond the boundaries of the LMS
        • Manage and support our own informal learning, beyond and after the “course”
        • An e-portfolio side by side to the LMS
        • Technological support for a community of practice
      LTE Staff Contributors Students Alumni Teachers Others A loosely-coupled community!
    • 14. Bridging…
      • Our working hypothesis:
        • Formal
          • Course management
            • Moodle
        • Informal
          • Blog, e-portfolio, story-telling, social networking
            • Elgg
    • 15. LTEver is based on Elgg Dave Tosh - 2005 http:// elgg.net / dtosh / weblog /398.html
      • Open Source
      • Technologies:
        • Php/mySQL
        • RSS
        • FOAF
        • OpenID
      • Main Site: elgg.org
      • Similar experiences:
      • Athabasca Univ . (Canada)
      • Alpen-Adria Univ. (Austria)
      • Univ . Of Brighton (GB)
    • 16. LTEver www.lte-unifi.net/elgg
    • 17. LTEver features
      • Blog
        • Personal Web space to reflect and tell stories
        • Aggregation from other personal blogs
        • Supporting podcasting/video/photo sharing
      • Dashboard
        • A “showcase” or a web page totally personalizzabile with widgets
      • Files
        • A personal file repository, shareable
      • RSS Resources
        • Link to any external source via via RSS
      • Profile
        • Any word used in any field becomes automatically a tag , for connecting to others
      • Network
        • One’s own “network” of contacts
        • One’s own communities
          • Each user can create open or access-controlled communities
        • Each user can freely invite colleagues and friends to join LTEver
    • 18. Main features
      • A personal space, freely manageable
      • No privileged roles (except for a super-user/admin)
      • Privacy and security
        • For each data element (a post, a file, a profile field)
          • Access Control
            • Public: everyone can access
            • Logged Users: only other LTEver users
            • Private: only the user
            • Community/access group: freely defineble…
        • User can always define the access level
        • Communities and access groups
        • Each user can:
          • Freely create and manage new communities
            • Free/controlled access
          • Invite colleagues and friends for expanding the network
    • 19. Current research and outlook
      • Activated in Feb 2007
        • Near 200 users
        • Heavy use of blogs and comments
        • Pre-defined communities
      • Next steps:
        • Support to activities and conversations
          • Communities on specific topics, managed by Animators
        • Research:
          • Relational dynamics
          • Surveys/Focus groups
          • Usefulness of the tool for knowledge creation/sharing/managing
      • Outlook:
        • Technical
          • OpenID
          • New features (CV, presentation, tools integration, …)
            • Internal
            • External Services integration
        • Methodological
          • PLE as a pedagogical middleware
          • A bridge between VLE and PLE?
    • 20. Some questions…
      • Why not, for example, in MySpace?
        • Users seem to prefer a halfway..
        • From first LTEver users survey:
          • 54% say yes to existing users to be able to invite new users
          • 54% say no to general public to be able to register
      • New features?
        • Internal
        • External (via SOA)
    • 21. Thank you!
      • Contact:
      • LTE - Laboratorio di Tecnologie dell’Educazione
      • Università di Firenze
      • www.scform.unifi.it/lte
      • {calvani, gbonaiuti, antonio.fini, maria.ranieri@unifi.it}
      • www.lte-unifi.net/elgg
    • 22. Blog
    • 23. Dashboard
    • 24. Files
    • 25. RSS resources
    • 26. Profile
    • 27. Network

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