Facilitation new forms of Learning with Collaborative Technologies


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Facilitation new forms of Learning with Collaborative Technologies

  1. 1. Alev Elçi Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus 8 November 2009 “ICT for Innovations in Training”
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Challenges in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Change in students’ learning preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Need change in teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Need change in teaching environments </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Role of faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Role of students </li></ul><ul><li>Results & Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Challenges in Education <ul><li>Change in needs & expectations of students ( Ellis, R. , 1993 ; Fallows, S., & Bhanot, R. , 2005). </li></ul><ul><li>Change in learning environments ( Grodecka, K., Pata, K., & Valjataga, T. , 2008). </li></ul><ul><li>Need to embrace 21st century learning skills ( Solomon, G., & Schrum, L. , 2007). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Change in 21st Century Students’ learning <ul><li>Learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Learning time and place </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul>
  5. 5. Need change in Teachers <ul><li>Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Data miners </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Communicative </li></ul><ul><li>Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Available 24/7 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Need change in Learning Environments <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Forming Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul>
  7. 7. Used Social Networks and Wikis <ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wetpaint </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Facebook <ul><li>Used in IT Department since 2007 forming groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CSIT474 Advanced Database Management for DBA in Oracle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSIT422 Project Management in IT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing content related </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Peer to peer learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Facebook <ul><li>Advantage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most students were already registered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiar user interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment & Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focusing on learning is difficult since other news distract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No privacy </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Facebook groups <ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/editaccount.php?language#/group.php?gid=17894549712&ref=ts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/editaccount.php?language#/group.php?gid=17790879328&ref=ts </li></ul>
  11. 12. Ning <ul><li>Start to use at 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPIT224 Term Project “Dream Factory” for using Alice to create 3D Animations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CITE101 ICT in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPSC315 Software Applications for Guidance and Psychological Counselling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing subject related </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Solving problems in the project </li></ul>
  12. 13. Ning <ul><li>Advantage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private community is selected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment & Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous semesters contributions are available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No sustainability after the course ends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://the-end.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://cite101.ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://gpsc315.ning.com </li></ul>
  13. 15. Wikis <ul><li>ITEC422 Project Management in IT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For developing and collaborating in class projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare another wiki project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding, editing, changing content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commenting each others contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Effective </li></ul>
  14. 16. Wikis <ul><li>Advantage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project management collaboration and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating common reports and documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disadvantage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training is needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://pminit.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  15. 18. Role of faculty in facilitation of new forms of learning <ul><li>Attract early adopters </li></ul><ul><li>Competence development </li></ul><ul><li>Role model </li></ul><ul><li>Creating communities for faculty development in collaborative educational technologies </li></ul>
  16. 19. Role of students in facilitation of new forms of learning <ul><li>Early adopters </li></ul><ul><li>Lead group discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Increase motivation </li></ul>
  17. 20. Result & Discussion <ul><li>Facilitating new forms of l earning with c ollaborative t echnologies may close the gap between teachers and students that exists in traditional teaching. Also formal and informal learning environments can be hand in hand. Collaboration is more than competition where entertaining while learning is a priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers needs to be prepared to integrate technology in the curriculum for including new forms of learning activities . Also the sustainability is needed for future competence development. </li></ul>
  18. 21. References <ul><li>Ellis, R. (1993). Quality assurance for university teaching: Issues and approaches. In H.Eggins (Series Ed.), & R. Ellis (Vol. Ed.), The Society for Research into Higher Education. Quality Assurance for University Teaching . Great Briton: Open University Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Fallows, S., & Bhanot, R. (Eds.). (2005). Quality in ICT-based higher education: Some introductory questions. In J. Wisdom (Series Ed.), The staff and educational development series. Quality issues in ICT-based higher education . NY: RoutledgeFalmer. </li></ul><ul><li>Grodecka, K., Pata, K., & Valjataga, T. (2008). How to Use Social Software in Higher Education. A handbook from the iCamp project (2005-2008). </li></ul><ul><li>Solomon, G., & Schrum, L. (2007). Web 2.0: new Tools, new schools. International Society for Technology in Education. Washington DC: ISTE. </li></ul>
  19. 22. Thank You... [email_address] http://sct.emu.edu.tr/alev <ul><li>New forms of learning for the new generation learners </li></ul>