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