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  • 1. e-Learning in Estonia Diana Sarik Priit Joa Marge Kusmin 19.02.08 Tag: eLearning2008Florida
  • 2. WHERE?
  • 3.  
  • 4. Big or Small - it doesn’t matter
  • 5. ESTONIA
    • is a small country
      • area is 45 226 km²
      • population is 1,35 million
    • 18 universities (12 private)
      • public universities have 11 colleges
      • 62,253 students (2006) – 50% financing by Estonian government
  • 6. Estonia & IT
    • numerous wide-spread Internet and mobile applications:
      •  banking  parking
      •  ticketing  car security
      •  positioning  ”Kazaa”
      •  voting  ”Skype”
    30243
  • 7. 1139 WiFi 362 53 48 50 29 92 158 32 46 46 16 18 68 25 46 2 5 43
  • 8. 1139 free WiFi zones
  • 9. 65 % of homes have computers at home
  • 10. Mobile phones: 107 per 100 habitants
  • 11. Estonian e-University
    • Estonian e-University was founded in February 2003
    • consortium of universities and universities of applied sciences
    • - Ministry of Education and Research,
    • - IT Foundation
    • - 4 public and
    • - 4 privat universities
  • 12. Estonian e-University Estonian e-VET Estonian e-Learning Development Centre
    • EIT F
  • 13.  
  • 14. The projects of e- Learning Development Centre
    • UNIVE "Creating network-based e-university model for the small countries in the context of e-learning in Europe“
    • e-VÕTI “Developing and Sustaining e-Learning in Vocational Schools and Applied Universities”
    • REDEL “Regionally accessible qualitative higher education via e-learning development“
  • 15. REDEL
    • The main purpose of the project is
      • to improve the accessibility of qualitative higher education to all target groups (with special attention to disabled people and people in peripheral regions) and
      • to create a possibility for lifelong learning by developing web-based courses.
  • 16. REDEL activities
    • Research
    • E-Learning Support system
      • Educational technologists, Regional Learning Centres
    • e - L earning content development
      • Quality Directions, Fundings, Technical support
    • Staff trainin g
      • Educational Technology Competencies (link faili)
      • e-Courses (link e-uni lehele Basic level , Advanced level , Expert level )
    • Thematic Networks ( Inter-university cooperation )
  • 17. Estonian e-Learning Development Centre Strategy
    • Vision
    • Quality, flexible and internationally competitive higher and vocational education is available to different target groups in Estonia.
    •  
    • Mission
    • The mission of the Estonian e-Learning Centre is to launch e-learning in vocational and higher education in Estonia.
  • 18. e-LDC Strategy areas of activity
    • Training
    • Infrastructure
    • Analysis and Development Projects e - L earning Support System
    • Supporting the Creation of e-Courses and e-Curricula
    • National and International Cooperation
    • Popularisation
  • 19.
    • Don´t know how
    • Don´t have enough time
    • No need
  • 20.   The University develops activities that guarantee the quality of teaching and learning, including the introduction of new study methods (e-learning, etc), interactivity of lectures and practical training, increase in student exchanges, etc The University is open to new ideas and provides opportunities for life-long learning and further professional training.
  • 21. Motivation system
    • Physical motivators:
    • PC, laptop for composing e-courses
    • s upport of educational technologist
    • u sing EU projects t o reimburse faculty for composing e-courses
    • teachers load contains both auditorium and a n e-learning environmen t .
    Physical motivators Nonphysical motivators
  • 22. Motivation system
    • Nonphysical motivators:
    • C reative, innovative, enthusiastic atmosphere
    • C onfidence - teacher can choose teaching environment
    • Presenting an e-courses; competition of e-courses
    • Innovative teacher election
    • F inding finances for further education
  • 23. Motivation system
    • Nonphysical motivators:
    • F ree semester
    • F lexible working hours
      • Learning objects, e-courses are used to evaluate quality of teaching
      • Re-election of professors
  • 24. Technical support
    • IT support – networks, servers
    • Classroom support – equipments
    • Educational technology- course development , pedagogical and technological support
  • 25. Educational technology support
    • Meetings with teachers
    • - e-Lunches
    • - course presentations
    • Tutorials, materials
    • -guidlines for making course
    • - qualiti handbook
    • - software handbooks in E stoni an
    • Consultation
    • - technical and pedagogical help
    • - disaining the courses with teacher
    • Staff training
    • - Basic level
    • - Advanced level
    • - Expert level
  • 26. Video in different situations
    • Videoconference
    • Videostreaming
    • Video materials
  • 27. Videoconference
    • Lectures to our University C olle ges
    • Meetings
    • Collaboration with other universities
  • 28. Estonian educational videoconferencing network map UT TUT TPU Other
  • 29. Videoconferencing equipment Picture from: http://www.teamsolutions.co.uk/ Polycom VX7000 Picture from: University of Tartu
  • 30. Multipoint with “Codian”
    • MCU 4210
    • up to 20 video participants
    • Protocols H.323, H.239 (dual video)
    • Bandwidth up to 2 Mbps
  • 31. Videostreaming
    • Real - time lecture transfers:
    • - to colleges
    • - for full-time students who can not participate in all lectures
    • Saved lectures available on server:
    • - for students repeating/preparing for exams
    • - to distance learning students
  • 32. Video live stream ing
    • TUT promotional events
    • Research and development conferences
    • Student events
  • 33. Videostreaming from classroom
  • 34. Videostreaming form Robotex
  • 35. Videostreaming from main hall
  • 36. Make v ideostream yourself
    • Camera with F ire W ire connection
    • Laptop
    • Wire c ast
  • 37. Video materials .
    • Extend electronic materials using visual content
    • Visualise laboratory work
    • Short and concentrated video clips of lectures that can be used in other subjects
  • 38. Video equipment
    • S ony HVR-Z1 & JVC-DV500
    • Vinten Tripod Vision 5
    • 3 Red Head Light Bag
    • Sennheiser EK100G2
    • Avid Liquid
  • 39. Video equipment
    • http://www.mediacollege.com/
  • 40. Smart Classroom Doing the presentation Doing Videoconferentce Live video with recording Presentation Conference Presentation videostream recording videoconference recording Presentation system
  • 41. Smart Classroom
    • Presentation equipments
    • Videostreaming equipments
    • Videoconference system
  • 42. Memo
    • Learning Spaces Diana G. Oblinger, Editor http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?PAGE_ID=10569&bhcp=1
  • 43. 1932
    • JACOB LEVY MORENO
    • (1889 – 1974)
    • sociologist,
    • psychiatrist,
    • teacher
  • 44. Social Networks SCHOOL- MATES FAMILY COLLEAGUES
  • 45. Thematic Networks
    • Thematic Networks are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn to do it better as they interact regularly.
      • Etienne Wenger
  • 46. WHY NETWORKS?
    • The networks unite specialists of their field
    • Mobilising resorces for targeted activities
    • Only the networks offer access to their (innate) resources
    • Networks are useful mostly because of the accelerated information flow they have
  • 47. Purpose
    • KNOWLEDGE
    sharing creating collecting using acquire
  • 48. Knowledge KNOWLEDGE West-Networks Japan-Networks EXPLICIT TACIT IMPLICIT
  • 49. KN sharing
    • Trust and mutual undrstanding
    • Developing
      • shared language,
      • common vocabulary,
      • interpretation,
      • mental models
  • 50.  
  • 51. NETWORKS
    • who knows who?
    • who knows what?
    • who knows who knows who?
    • who knows who knows what?
  • 52. Innovation activity of communi-cation high high low low variation of knowledge Innovation point (Hollingworth 2000)
  • 53. Members
  • 54. Analysing
  • 55. Sociogram of Paul Erdós SN Centrality Connectors Betweenness Information Flow Trust Activity of communication Social capital
  • 56. Levels of Participation
  • 57. Stages Discovery Coalescing Maturing Stewarding Legacy William M. Snyder 2003 “ A New Tool for Government Managers ”
  • 58. TN
    • Educational Technology
    • Computer Sciences
    • Library and Information Sciences
    • Education Sciences
    • Hydrology
    • Governance (State Sciences)
    • Math & Natural Sciences
    • Foreign Languages
  • 59. Thematic Networks
    • Educational Technology
      • Seminars, conferences
      • e-Newsletter, Common events
        • Trips (inside and outside of Estonia)
        • Winter and Summer Schools
        • Trainings
    • Thematic Networks for teachers
  • 60. P ortal http://wiki.e-uni.ee/ vorgustikud /doku.php
  • 61. N etwork of the leaders
  • 62. Regular seminars
  • 63. support
    • Estonian e-learning Strategy
    • Cooperation between universities
    • Coordination of e-learning activities:
    • e-Learning conferences , seminaris , e- newsletter
    • Financial support (through universities)
  • 64. Thank You! Questions?