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    • 1. 1 Successful use of web 2.0 in professional development Paul Bacsich Matic Media Ltd, Sero Consulting Ltd and Middlesex University Working on: Re.ViCa (funded under EU LLL Programme) CAPITAL project (funded by Becta in the UK) Benchmarking e-learning (funded by Higher Education Academy in the UK)
    • 2. 2 Web 2.0 – is it new? Some history (mainly from UK, EADTU and Frameworks 3 and 4)
    • 3. 3 The 1990s UK paradigm for “e-CPD” from universities “Conservative constructivism” (JANUS, Café Mondial, UKOU, EPSRC IGDS, SHU, Middlesex) Content delivered by web/VLE Interaction with tutor AND communication between students carried out in a social space And later, group working also Computer conferencing = CMC Systems like FirstClass – later the group tools within WebCT and Blackboard
    • 4. 4 FirstClass features • Personal pages • Synchronous (Real-time chat , but also quasi- synchronous (“Who’s online”) • Non-academic interactions – e.g. café (students only) • Remind you of any modern systems?
    • 5. 5 Web 2.0 systems for “business” • Blogs • Wikis • E-Portfolios = CVs (administration) • Social networking? – Yes, in the sense of CMC – so not new • Podcasting??? – Evidence against, including from students
    • 6. 6 Blogs for business • A one-many publishing format, with limited ability to comment • Useful for project management in an “open” tradition • See for example the UK Higher Education Academy blog systems to manage the Pathfinder Programme - http://elearning.heacademy.ac.uk/weblogs/pa thfinder/
    • 7. 7 Wikis for business • Gets one back to how the web used to be – anyone remember Microsoft’s IIS? • Very useful for multiple authors collaborating when each has a defined focus and overlap is limited • Examples – Re.ViCa (and there are others) - http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/M ain_Page
    • 8. 8 Axiom (after Ehrmann) CPD should use worldware – tools for learning which are also tools for business Supplementary: and ideally tools whose underlying intellectual processes are not new
    • 9. 9 But what is “successful”? A canter through Re.ViCa
    • 10. 10 • Re.ViCa = “Reviewing (Traces of) European Virtual Campuses” • Project supported by the European Union: Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus/Virtual Campus • 1 October 2007 – 30 September 2009 Project Description
    • 11. 11 Partnership • EuroPACE ivzw (BE) • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – AVNet (BE) • ATiT (BE) • FernUniversität in Hagen (DE) • Helsinki University of Technology - TKK Dipoli (FI) • Université Louis Pasteur (FR) • University of West Hungary - College of Geoinformatics (HU) • International Telematic University UNINETTUNO (IT) • Matic Media Ltd (UK)
    • 12. 12 What is a Virtual Campus Nowadays?
    • 13. 13 Mobility VIRTUAL Campus University Seminar Course Class
    • 14. 14 Target group Institutional Budget Goals Technology Our Definition • Virtual Campus = Large-Scale (managed) e-Learning Initiative
    • 15. 15 Re.ViCa makes a review of Virtual Campuses all over Europe. By comparing European and non- European initiatives, we create lessons learned and critical success factors to enable institutions to set up a Virtual Campus to maximise their performance “ “ Reviewing Virtual Campuses
    • 16. 16 Main Outputs • wiki – the heart of the project – including 29 in- depth country reports and 30 mini-reports – 9 detailed case studies including Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Inventory of “interesting” Programmes – Taxonomy – Resources • Three key meetings with International Advisory Committee • Virtual Campus Manual with guidelines, best- practice, recommendations – and Critical Success Factors
    • 17. 17 Step 1 • Create Country reports, based on Country template : sources OECD, other European Projects, wikipedia, literature, desktop research Step 2 • Indicate Virtual Campus Initiatives Step 3 • Internal Evaluation by project partners • External Evaluation by experts Results • 21 European Country report and 8 non- European Country reports • 30 mini Country reports • Lessons Learnt: What are the trends we ‘noticed’ in the 29 Country reports • Comparison EU – non EU Country Reports
    • 18. 18 Lessons Learned • Review of 29 country reports, 21 European and 8 Non-European: • Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
    • 19. 19 Key Lessons Learned Language is a key issue in development of Virtual Campus initiatives HE institutions operating on multi‐campus basis often more likely to adopt VC strategies No common understanding about the term “Virtual Campus” or even “Virtual University” Line between “Virtual Campus” and more traditional campus activities is blurred
    • 20. 20 Key Lessons Learned Long‐term impact and sustainability of national programmes and initiatives now questionable In Europe, HE sector focus more on inclusion, lifelong learning and adult learning contributes to increase virtual learning opportunities What lessons can be learned for CPD providers?
    • 21. 21 Key Lessons Learned  Not enough to be advanced and experienced – need to check beyond borders for strategic adaptation  Europe HEIs focus on content and service more then on technological facilities and platforms  International competition a driving force for change and innovation  Quality Assurance focus on traditional learning - lack of a QA system focused on virtual initiatives  For-Profit Virtual Campus initiatives opt for areas where there is a ready market for online courses
    • 22. 22 Step 1 • Search for interesting eLearning initiatives. Sources Gazetteer, UNESCO, European projects, Country reports, expert evaluations, IAC Meetings Step 2 • wiki categorisation approach Results • 158 European Programmes of Interest all categorised • 269 Non-European Programmes of Interest all categorised • Comparison EU-NonEU Programmes of Interest
    • 23. 23 Re.ViCa Success Factors for Virtual Campuses A critical success factor is a factor whose presence is necessary for an organisation to fulfill its mission - in other words, if it is not present then its absence will cause organisational and/or mission failure. “ “
    • 24. 24 Outputs: CSFs • Iterative – involvement of IAC and other feedback • 4 schemes analysed or re‐analysed. MEGATRENDS Study on Large‐scale Virtual Campuses PBP‐VC Study on Consortia‐based Virtual Campuses UNIQUe eLearning Quality/ Accreditation Scheme E‐xcellence Benchmarking/ Quality Scheme for eLearning
    • 25. 25 Results 17 Critical Success Factors • relevant to success of eLearning in all types of Virtual Campus 14 Key Success Factors • relevant to success of eLearning in one or more subsets (categories) of Virtual Campus ‐ such as private for‐profit providers, consortia, etc.
    • 26. 26 Some Critical and Key Success Factors for CPD • Critical – applies to all types of providers • Leadership: Leaders can make effective decisions with e-learning implications • Management: Style is appropriate to the mix of business and educational activities • Relationships: Effective methods of achieving credibility with government and public agencies • Key – applies particularly to CPD providers? • Pricing: Prices are competitive yet sustainable • Context: Each proposed offering is analysed in context of existing providers and stakeholders • Learning: Provider can rapidly learn lessons from offerings, learners, the market, stakeholders etc
    • 27. 27 Immediate future: Wiki... Re.ViCa wiki: http://www.virtualcampuses.eu • Launched @ ICDE conference: opening up wiki to public • Include feedback from IAC in our research • Expand wiki, with the input of IAC members and e-Learning community in general • Promotion of wiki through newsletter, publications and events
    • 28. 28 and the Handbook. • Re.ViCa Handbook with best-practices, guidelines and recommendations • Definition of Virtual Campus • Historical Overview • Categorisation • World Tour • Thematic view • Critical success factors • Further reading
    • 29. 29 Future: beyond September Continuation of wiki....... • Agreement between partners to maintain, update and edit the wiki for at least one year • Look for additional funding & projects • Further partnerships (networks & individual contributors) • Expand scope: commercial providers, colleges, schools...?
    • 30. 30 Thank you for listening That was “Successful use of web 2.0 in professional development” By Paul Bacsich – paul@matic-media.co.uk Web - http://revica.europace.org Wiki - http://www.virtualcampuses.eu Please check http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Spain No Re.ViCa blog – yet? In memory of Professor Robin Mason, UK OU Among her many contributions to e-learning was her work at UK OU on virtual campuses and e-CPD Died 15 June 2009 http://iet-public-wiki.open.ac.uk/index.php/Robin