Riina Bertrand Mallah Eminent09 Workshop B2

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  • 1. The Netbook pilot for European Schools Riina Vuorikari, EUN & Bertrand Mellah, Acer 27/11/2009
  • 2. Outline of this presentation
    • What are netbooks?
    • What can teachers & students do with netbooks?
    • What does this pilot entail?
      • Schools and equipment
      • Countries
      • Timeline
      • Evaluation framework
  • 3.
    • Netbooks are a rapidly evolving category of small, light and inexpensive laptop computers
    • Good for general computing and web-based applications http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netbook
    What are netbooks?
  • 4.
    • Latest Technologies
    • Optimized design
    • Full Connectivity
    • Extended battery life
    • Dual Operating systems
    What are Acer netbooks?
  • 5.
    • « One laptop per teacher » has potential to supports teachers’ different tasks such as
    • Administrative tasks
    • Communicating with parents
    • Pupils’ assessment
    • Lesson planning
    • Variety of ways to alternate
      • the delivery of a lesson
      • possibilities for homework
    What can teachers do with netbooks?
  • 6.
    • 1:1 computer-pupil ratio. Potential for:
    • More possibilities for personalised learning
    • Stronger competency in ICT use
    • Greater engagement in education (also for parents)
    • More immediate access to information, Web, digital reference material, and communication and collaboration tools
    What can pupils do with netbooks?
  • 7.
    • Netbooks a new phenomena
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Turkey
    • the UK
    Pilot countries
  • 8.
    • Pre-pilot: January to June 2010
      • 10 schools/country
    • Pilot: September to June 2010
      • 50 schools/country
    Timeline
  • 9.
    • Each participating school will receive
      • Pupils: 25 netbooks
      • Teachers: 5 netbooks
      • School: 10’’ netbooks, 19’’ monitor+desktop (mini server)
    • This set-up allows us to focus on interactions
      • within the school (e.g. pupil-pupil, teacher-teacher, pupil-teacher)
      • between participating schools
    Schools and equipment
  • 10.
    • Teachers will have access to
    • online Community of Practice to discuss and exchange ideas
      • Information about other schools part of the pilot
      • Possibilities to share experiences and display good practices
      • Thematic online chats
    • Digital resource portal with
      • multilingual learning resources in various topics
      • pedagogical ideas to run collaborative projects with the help of ICTs
    Schools and resources
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • Netbooks a new phenomena in educational setting
    • Rich case studies on how netbooks are used in various educational contexts:
      • ・ Place: in school vs. out of school use
      • ・ Context: individual use vs. collaborative use
      • ・ Purpose: educational use vs. leisure use
    Netbook pilot evaluation framework
  • 13. Netbook pilot evaluation framework Prepilot Equip schools & train users Online community & resources Ethnographic approach to determinate data gathering & evaluation Preparation of evaluation framework & launch of pilot Full-scale pilot Equip schools & train users Online community & resources Data gathering & evaluation Rich case studies to document the use
  • 14.
    • Selection of schools and country coordinators
    • Equip and train the pre-pilot teachers
    • Invitation to join the online community of practice
    • Create 1:1 pedagogical scenarios to use netbooks.
      • in school vs. out of school
      • individual vs. collaborative context
    • Get feedback on the use of netbooks
    • Formulate the evaluation framework
    Next: Pre-pilot
  • 15.
    • Are there..
    • ...similar initiatives in your countries ?
    • ...similar research that we could link with?
    • ..evaluations of teachers/learners use of ICT in formal vs. informal learning?
    • ...evaluations of teachers/learners skills and competences?
    Question to you?
  • 16. Questions? Contacts in EUN [email_address] [email_address]