Learning through CollaborationSharing Experience and Best Practice in School Education<br />Donal O’ Mahony<br />Portmarno...
Teaching and learning<br />...is through relationships<br />...is through dialogue<br />...is enhanced through the use of ...
My research interests...<br />...the communicative, creative and collaborative nature of social software... <br />...the r...
Social Software<br />...encourages group collaboration<br />Discussion forums<br />Blogging<br />“...cognitive presence......
...online learning environments<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
...blogging at school<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
...blogging to support my studies...<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
Comenius initiative<br /><ul><li>ICT for Collaborative, Project-Based, Teaching and Learning
Opportunity to meet teachers from Europe and learn some new skills
Further insights into collaboration</li></ul>© Donal O' Mahony<br />
St. Clare’s College, Malta<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
31 teachers...<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
...from Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Romania<br />Primary, secondary and adu...
The technologies:<br />Photo Story Three<br />Concept Mapping<br />Monkey Jam (Animation Software) <br />PowerPoint for Sp...
Most are ‘free’ or bundled in Microsoft packages<br />Need practice by the teachers involved<br />Student friendly<br />Bu...
Time...<br />... in Malta<br />...to practice individually<br />...to collaborate in groups<br />...to consider use in eTw...
Time...<br />...is the greatest challenge in using ICT to sustain teaching and learning <br />...is a challenge across all...
Projects<br />Keep them straightforward<br />Focus on teaching and learning <br />Find a technology that supports you<br /...
© Donal O' Mahony<br />
Some advice<br />Greater training in the eTwinning Desktop<br />Some element of e-Moderation  <br />a driver / digital-cha...
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Thematic Monitoring: Learning Through Collaboration

13th October 2010, National College of Ireland

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  1. 1. Learning through CollaborationSharing Experience and Best Practice in School Education<br />Donal O’ Mahony<br />Portmarnock Community School <br />Dublin City University<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  2. 2. Teaching and learning<br />...is through relationships<br />...is through dialogue<br />...is enhanced through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  3. 3. My research interests...<br />...the communicative, creative and collaborative nature of social software... <br />...the representationalnature of social software...<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  4. 4. Social Software<br />...encourages group collaboration<br />Discussion forums<br />Blogging<br />“...cognitive presence...”<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  5. 5. ...online learning environments<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  6. 6. ...blogging at school<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  7. 7. ...blogging to support my studies...<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  8. 8. Comenius initiative<br /><ul><li>ICT for Collaborative, Project-Based, Teaching and Learning
  9. 9. Opportunity to meet teachers from Europe and learn some new skills
  10. 10. Further insights into collaboration</li></ul>© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  11. 11. St. Clare’s College, Malta<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  12. 12. 31 teachers...<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  13. 13. ...from Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Romania<br />Primary, secondary and adult education, a few IT specialists, most general subject teachers, including learning support...<br />ICT abilities at various levels<br />Course Director – Emil Vassallo<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  14. 14. The technologies:<br />Photo Story Three<br />Concept Mapping<br />Monkey Jam (Animation Software) <br />PowerPoint for Special Educational Needs<br />WordPress for blogging<br />Wiki-spaces<br />Audacity for podcasting<br />Windows Movie Maker<br />Prezi for flash based presentations <br />Comic Life<br />Photosynth - stitches several digital photographs of one image together<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  15. 15. Most are ‘free’ or bundled in Microsoft packages<br />Need practice by the teachers involved<br />Student friendly<br />Build into a teaching and learning plan<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  16. 16. Time...<br />... in Malta<br />...to practice individually<br />...to collaborate in groups<br />...to consider use in eTwinning - Angela Andersson, a consultant from the eTwinning National Support Service in Sweden gave a presentation along with Emil Vassallo. <br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  17. 17. Time...<br />...is the greatest challenge in using ICT to sustain teaching and learning <br />...is a challenge across all projects <br />...whether eTwinning or Leaving Certificate History<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  18. 18. Projects<br />Keep them straightforward<br />Focus on teaching and learning <br />Find a technology that supports you<br />Find a teacher that thinks like you!<br />Use the resources available <br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  19. 19. © Donal O' Mahony<br />
  20. 20. Some advice<br />Greater training in the eTwinning Desktop<br />Some element of e-Moderation <br />a driver / digital-champion<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  21. 21. A challenge<br />Presumption that an online environment will imply dialogue and relationship<br />Presumption that teachers will easily enter a collaborative educational relationship online<br />Online dialogue can be difficult to achieve despite the fact that we are so connected...<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
  22. 22. Thank you<br />www.elearningisland.ie<br />© Donal O' Mahony<br />
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