Using Social Networking Software to Design and Deliver Online Courses to Alleviate Problems in Post-Conflict Areas: Psychotrauma Counseling and Conflict Resolution in Croatia The purpose of this presentation is to present some useful online social networking resources to design online training programs based upon a model used in Vukovar, Croatia. In eastern Croatia and in many conflict and post-conflict areas throughout the world there is a lack of the basic skills required for recovery. Furthermore, key people who, under other circumstances could get a university education and be leaders in their communities are unable to do so because of financial considerations and because they must work and cannot attend university full-time.
ISPI-Europe Social Networking Tools
2007 Using Social Networking Software to Design and Deliver Online Courses to Alleviate Problems in Post-Conflict Areas: Psychotrauma Counseling and Conflict Resolution in Croatia Dennis W. Mills, PhD
1991 to 1995: Open Warfare ( Rat u Hrvatskoj) Fighting broke out in 1991 when Slovenia and Croatia seceded, then spread to Bosnia in 1992. After three years of bitter warfare characterized by atrocities and the creation of hundreds of thousands of refugees, a U.S.-sponsored peace accord for Bosnia was signed in Dayton, Ohio, in late 1995.
At the end of the three-months siege in 1991 there was no single house in Vukovar that had a roof.
12 years after the war, the town and surrounding area are still heavily mined.
Dr. Charles Tauber Mission to Croatia Marina Dr žića 12, 32000 Vukovar, Croatia tel. & fax +385-32-441975, tel. only +385-32-450991 e-mail: [email_address] web: www.cwwpp.org
<ul><li>General Introduction to Work with People </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological Trauma and Introduction to Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Society </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Violent Conflict Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Methods. </li></ul>Core Course Topics
BA & MA Programs Programs combine theory and practice. Both the BA and the MA meet the requirements of the Bologna Process. Students will be able to complete the program in their own time and at their own rate. Charges will be affordable for people in post-conflict regions. People from the West will be required to pay fees comparable with university charges.
Models Used within Your Environment Which model do you see being used in your work environment? How is it adapted? How is it communicated to others? How do you encourage consideration of theories/models in your environment?
Three-Phase Design (3PD) Sims, R. & Jones, D. (2003). Where practice informs theory: Reshaping instructional design for academic communities of practice in online teaching and learning. Information Technology, Education and Society , 4 (1), 3-20. A = Academic person D = Developer ED = Educational designer
ISD 4 Methodology for Instructional Design Tennyson, R. D. (1999) Instructional Development and ISD 4 Methodology. Performance Improvement . International Society for Performance Improvement. 38(6). P. 19-27
Pebble-in-the-Pond Model - Merrill Production Problems Analysis Strategy Design Merrill, M. D. (2002). A Pebble-in-the-Pond Model for Instructional Design. Performance Improvement . International Society for Performance Improvement. 41(7). p. 41-46.
Rapid Prototyping ISD Model Tripp, S. & Bichelmeyer, B. (1990). Rapid Prototyping: An Alternative Instructional Strategy. Educational Technology Research and Development. 38(1). p. 31-44.
Morrison, G., Ross, S., & Kemp, J. (2004). Designing effective instruction. (4th Edition). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Morrison, Ross, & Kemp Model
www.skype.com <ul><li>Free Voice Over Internet Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Public Chats </li></ul><ul><li>File Transfers </li></ul>
Skypecasts https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/create Up to 100 people! https://skypecasts.skype.com/skypecasts/create
http://base.ngoinabox.org/ Source of free and open source software: office suites, finance, fundraising, project management, web browsers, email, instant messaging, VOIP, website creation, file transfer, and surveys.
Koyote - IPOD Video Converter For Free http://www.koyotesoft.com/indexEn.html
Blender - Open Source Software for 3D modeling http://www.blender.org/ Blender is the Open Source Software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation, and playback. Blender allows students and teachers to animate 3D computer graphics.
Dia – a ‘Visio’ inspired program http://live.gnome.org/Dia It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams.
FreeMind – free Mind Mapping software http:// freemind.sourceforge.net It is used to generate, visualize, structure and classify ideas, and as an aid in planning, organization, problem solving, and decision making.
moodle http://moodle.org/ <ul><li>Moodle is a course management system </li></ul><ul><li>can be downloaded and used on any computer </li></ul><ul><li>can scale from a single-teacher site to a 50,000-student university </li></ul><ul><li>needs to be installed on a server somewhere </li></ul>
Scribus – Desktop Publishing http://www.scribus.net/ Scribus is a professional page layout to Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination of "press-ready" output and new approaches to page layout.
Hot Potatoes http://hotpot.uvic.ca/ The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web.
Picasa http://picasa.google.com/ Picasa is a free software download from Google that helps you: Locate and organize all the photos on your computer. Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks. Share your photos with others through email, prints, and on the web : it’s fast, easy and free.