KFIT International School Project (KISP)

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KFIT International School Project (KISP)

  1. 1. Bringing Collaborative Learning beyond Classroom: Case Studies KFIT International School Project (KISP) Gyeong Mi Heo & Alain Breuleux (McGill University, Canada) Rhea Febro & Amelia Buan (MSU-IIT, Philippines)
  2. 2. KFIT International School Project The KISP was initiated (a) to provide teachers and students an opportunity to collaborate with other groups from different countries, and (b) to build an online learning community for teachers and students to promote PBL- Telecollaboration. Innovative Practices in Teaching and Learning: A Regional 2 Seminar
  3. 3. Implementation of the KISP• Participants from Canada, China, Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.• March 5 – July 25, 2012 (Culminating activity - Presentation of final collaborative outputs)• Education Community portal and Voice/Video conferencing system (e.g., Skype and Adobe Connect)
  4. 4. Three Phases of the KISP• Phase 1: Digital story• Phase 2: National project• Phase 3: Multi-national group project - Weather calendar project (See http://unescokisp.wikispaces.com )
  5. 5. Impact of the KISP• Impact on Student Learning a) 21st Century Skills: Digital Literacy b) Intercultural Understanding• Impact on Teacher Competence a) Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) b) Professional Learning Communities Innovative Practices in Teaching and Learning: A Regional 5 Seminar
  6. 6. Benefits of the KISPThe KISP provided the teachers and students a meaningful opportunity toa) communicate and collaborate with others from different countries at different levelsb) learn from others with different background, knowledge, and skillsc) use various ICT tools for communication and collaboration as well as presentation and media productiond) increase awareness and appreciation of different countries and cultures. Innovative Practices in Teaching and Learning: A Regional 6 Seminar
  7. 7. Challenges of the KISPa) Organizational and cultural barriers: Differences of school calendars, available time, ICT facilities, and teaching and learning approaches to curriculumb) Language barriers: Lack of English proficiencyc) Technical barriers: IT infrastructure for Internet connectivityd) Collaboration barriers: Challenges of getting to know each other, and understanding better others contexts, cultures, and perspectives Innovative Practices in Teaching and Learning: A Regional 7 Seminar
  8. 8. Recommendationsa) Building an online learning communityb) Design of international PBL-Telecollaboration projectc) Teacher professional development Innovative Practices in Teaching and Learning: A Regional 8 Seminar
  9. 9. THANK YOU!Dr. Gyeong Mi Heo, Education Consultant, CEFRIO, Canada ( gyeongmi.heo@gmail.com)Ms. Rhea Febro, Asst. Professor, MSU-IIT, Philippines ( rhea.febro@g.msuiit.edu.ph)

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