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eLearning opportunities for lifelong learning

  1. 1. IS Applications & Issues III eLearning opportunities for lifelong learning Eleonora Pantò Chairperson eLearning WG CSP – ICT Innovation
  2. 2. e-Learning Education + Technology
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Learning (and e-learning) are moving from a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>structured, formal, hierarchical.... </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>... to a more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unstructured, informal, flat approach. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>TECHNOLOGY- the WEB is changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: O'Reilly </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>A new technology: WEB 2.0 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Collaboration, </li></ul><ul><li>Partecipation, </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Production, </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Towards a news learning metaphora </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>based on </li></ul></ul>Connectvism
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>I struction is currently largely housed in courses and other artificial constructs of information organization and presentation. [...] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis, and other open, collaborative platforms are reshaping learning as a two-way process. Instead of presenting content/information/knowledge in a linear sequential manner, learners can be provided with a rich array of tools and information sources to use in creating their own learning pathway. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>George Siemens (*) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(*)http://www.learningcircuits.org/2005/nov2005/seimens.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivism </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>TECHNOLOGY: the elearning changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Jeff Weinberger and Amar Dhaliwal, Learning 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>According to Peter Senge (1990: 3) </li></ul><ul><li>“… organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone contributing with contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-to Peer networks of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making Knowledge searchable/ Enabling Knowledge exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introducing new technologies: blogs, podcast, wikis, folksonomies, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEARNING ORGANIZATION </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Projects Competences Structures <ul><li>Collaboration is based on sharing and declaration of internal competences </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge becomes explicite as long as people describe their own activities. </li></ul><ul><li>The professional biography allows to make clear the relationships between projects, competences and structures. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elearning 2.0: tools and model for learning organization </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Create professional autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Easy transfers </li></ul><ul><li>Collect the different points of view inside the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Discover discomfort elements </li></ul><ul><li>Share good practices </li></ul><ul><li>Collect and save documents </li></ul><ul><li>Increase and promote internal knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Increase efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expected effects of introducing elearning 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Components of Personal Knowledge Management “Systems” <ul><li>Professional authobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Harvesting </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Productivity Improvement </li></ul>
  14. 14. To Summarize: <ul><li>Promoting lifelong learning means to set processes and tools by wich people can evaluate what they know in a given situation, and then seek out ways to fill the gaps when needed. </li></ul><ul><li>The elearning/web 2.0 is effecting the way people manage information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing PKM systems in organization will encourage cognitive diversity, promote free exchanges away from a centralized policed knowledge repository </li></ul>
  15. 15. Three questions <ul><li>In which ways individuals can be supported in the continuous cycle of the learning process ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the best methods and tools for capturing and facilitating knowledge that is shared or created in informal exchanges? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it necessary in order help our people embrace learning simply as the way they work? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Useful links <ul><li>Kairos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://kairosnews.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kairosnews is an open community of members interested in the intersections of rhetoric and pedagogy with technology. Visitors should register and join in the many discussions by posting comments or creating a blog entry. </li></ul><ul><li>INFED </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.infed.org/extras/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>infed (the informal education homepage) was established in 1995, and has developed into a website that is accessed around 4 million times a year. </li></ul><ul><li>ELearning guild </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.elearningguild.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The eLearning GuildTM is a Community of Practice for designers, developers, and managers of e-Learning. Through this member driven community, we provide high-quality learning opportunities, networking services, resources, and publications </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Circuits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.learningcircuits.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ASTD launched Learning Circuits in January 2000. Its goal was to promote and aid the use of e-learning, creating a body of knowledge about how to use technology efficiently and effectively for learning. It delivers a fully interactive Website with discussions, demos and resources, and articles on a weekly basis. A bi-weekly opt-in email newsletter, LC Express, sends news, teasers, and links to subscribers. There are nearly 500 articles currently on the Website. </li></ul><ul><li>/ </li></ul>
  17. 17. Useful links <ul><li>Elearningeurope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.elearningeuropa.info </li></ul></ul><ul><li>elearningeuropa.info is a portal established by the European Commission to promote the use of multimedia technologies and Internet at the service of education and training. The site offers specific information, services and resources for four basic areas: schools, higher education, the world of employment and lifelong learning. The section on How to Use elearningeuropa.info provides practical information about the site's navigation possibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Learnativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.learnativity.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We focus on how learning and curiosity influence everything you do in life, no matter your age, education, or occupation. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning objects or not? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.learningspaces.org/n/papers/objections.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This is a draft version of a paper published in: McGreal, R. (Ed.). 2004. Online Education Using Learning Objects . London: Routledge. Pp. 59-70. </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Opencourseware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Global/AboutOCW/about-ocw.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by the  William and Flora Hewlett Foundation , the  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ,  MIT , and generous support of the  Ab Initio  software company. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.elearnmag.org / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.downes.ca/ </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Environments - </li></ul><ul><li>http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4152559760003745761 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Reading list <ul><li>Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How People Learn (and What Technology Might Have To Do with It). ERIC Digest. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ericdigests.org/2003-3/learn.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning objects or not? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.learningspaces.org/n/papers/objections.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This is a draft version of a paper published in: McGreal, R. (Ed.). 2004. Online Education Using Learning Objects. London: Routledge. Pp. 59-70. </li></ul>
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