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Presentation at the Future of Education conference about the importance of Global Collaborative projects, the positives and negatives experienced in the

Presentation at the Future of Education conference about the importance of Global Collaborative projects, the positives and negatives experienced in the Horizon project which had 5 classrooms from 5 countries, and the Flat Classroom Project which won ISTE's SIGtel Telelearning award - 1st place award for 2007's best tele learning project. This is experience from the field.

Also the formula for the potential of introducing such projects in other schools was given based upon the formula from the Inner game of tennis. There is an elluminate recording of this presentation that will be posted at the future of education conference moodle.

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My Seatmate Lives In China Future Of Education My Seatmate Lives In China Future Of Education Presentation Transcript

    • As you arrive, type in the chat where you are from.
    • On this page, write the benefits or problems with global collaborative projects (using one word)
  • The Imperative for Global Collaborative Projects By Vicki Davis , Teacher, Westwood Schools, Camilla, GA Commentary by Julie Lindsay, Teacher, International School –Dhaka Bangladesh Future of Education Conference George Siemens, Facilitator
  • http://horizonproject.wikispaces.com/Social+Networking
    • Use emoticons (confused or applause)
    • Raise your hand to ask for the mike
    • Use the chat to ask questions, interject your thoughts.
    • When prompted, contribute on the white board.
    • When prompted you will be asked to vote.
    • This is being recorded so you are a part of the presentation!!
  • ISTE SIGTel TeleLearning Award 1 st place 2007 2006 Edublog Award Best Wiki
    • “ The weakness is that if there is a problem, and you e-mail them, they can just ignore the email, or they can just do their own thing and not listen to what you ask of them.”
    • Student in the Horizon Project
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    • “ When you say ‘collaboration,’ the average forty-five-year-old thinks they know what you’re talking about – teams sitting down, having a nice conversation with nice objectives and a nice attitude. That’s what collaboration means to most people.”
            • Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google
            • Wikinomics p 18
  • 8 ½ pound bass from the “wrong” side of the boat He caught it! He held it.
  • Have we?
  • “ the ability to integrate the talents of dispersed individuals is becoming the defining competency for managers and firms.” Tapscott, Wikinomics , p 12 “ the key engine of wealth creation in the economy” Tapscott, Wikinomics “ One of the most profound shifts transforming business and society…” Nick Donofrio, IBM “ I am convinced… [that the genesis of new collaboration platforms] will be remembered in time as one of the most important turning points in the history of mankind . Thomas Friedman The World is Flat , p 92
    • 40,000+ hits ● 109 pages ● 58 students (5 countries)
    • 48 videos ● 6 peer review classrooms (5 countries)
    • 9 TOTAL Countries represented
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  • Observers (Judges, Researchers, Press, Ning)
  • Taken with permission from Student Reflections Westwood Schools Horizon Project 5/26/07
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  • Taken with permission from Student Reflections Westwood Schools Horizon Project 5/26/07
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    • I think that global collaborative projects are viable in my school:
      • Yes
      • No
          • Vote the check for yes or the X for no.
    • Please raise your hand to ask a question if you have a microphone.
    • You may also type your question in the chat area.
  • The Inner Game of Tennis
  • Remove the obstacle. (p) Be the obstacle. (i)
    • “ Mass collaboration can empower a growing cohort of connected individuals and organizations to create extraordinary wealth and reach unprecedented heights in learning and scientific discovery.”
        • Don Tapscott, Wikinomics , p 15
    • “ If we are wise we will harness this capability to create opportunities for everyone to carefully steward the planet’s natural resources.”
        • Don Tapscott, Wikinomics , p 15
    • “ But the new participation will also cause great upheaval, dislocation, and danger for societies, corporations, and individuals that fail to keep up with relentless change.”
        • Don Tapscott, Wikinomics , p 15
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