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  1. 1. Chapter 8<br />HMID 6303:<br />Current Trends and Issues in Instructional Technology<br />Presented by: Steve Warner<br />
  2. 2. Opener #7: Electronic Collaboration and Interaction <br />Collaborate or Die<br />
  3. 3. How Important is Collaboration to Our World Today?<br />Did you know that …<br /><ul><li>“BurjKhalifa (the world’s tallest building which is located in Dubai) is an example of collaboration on a global scale, and the tremendous positive energy that can be generated when people from all over the world come together to work towards a common goal. Thousands of professionals and skilled workers from around the world worked on this once-in-a-lifetime project.”“More than 60 of the world’s leading consultants including South Korea’s Samsung Corporation and New York-based Turner Construction International realised the design for BurjKhalifa of Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM).” </li></ul> <br />
  4. 4. How Important is Collaboration to Our World Today?<br /><ul><li> Collaboration and teamwork are now needed
  5. 5. Virtual teaming is now the norm
  6. 6. Online learning success depends on communication, collaboration </li></ul> and conversation<br /><ul><li> It is vital that training and education prepare workers for a collaborative </li></ul> work environment<br /><ul><li> Peter Drucker argued that society needed knowledge workers who were </li></ul> adept to problem solving, collaboration and learning in general <br />
  7. 7. Friedman and - “The World is Flat”<br /><ul><li> Globalization 3.0 means that individuals from all corners of the world can participate in a world economy
  8. 8. Collaboration tools bring ideas, talents, resources, networks and </li></ul> products together for sharing and innovation<br /><ul><li> Collaboration is a key reason why individuals all over the world can </li></ul> compete economically<br /><ul><li> Collaboration tools: mobile phones, email, web conferencing, Voice over </li></ul> Internet Protocol and ubiquitous access to the internet<br />
  9. 9. Tapscott and Williams Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything<br /><ul><li> The creation of Wikis as a collaboration tool has placed companies on </li></ul> the cutting edge of change and innovation<br /><ul><li> Created the environment for thousands and millions of connected </li></ul> individuals or organizations to work together on inventions<br />To listen to Dan Tapscott talk about this book click here<br />
  10. 10. Tapscott and Williams Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything<br /><ul><li>InnoCentivein 6 years had a network of over 120,000 scientist and engineers from over 70 countries solving complex problems and challenges which can be developed into new services and products for humankind – known as the ultimate collaboration system
  11. 11. Collaboration is the most robust platform as it include massive online libraries, vast numbers of online courses and allows for greater human participation, interaction and knowledge sharing
  12. 12. To listen to Anthony Williams click here</li></li></ul><li>Tapscott and Williams Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything<br />Online Collaboration – Audio, Text and Visual <br /><ul><li>Voice over IP – Skype
  13. 13. GoogleTalk</li></li></ul><li>Club Penguin – “Waddle around and meet new friends”<br /><ul><li> A popular social network site for kids 6-14 years
  14. 14. core concepts - sharing, imagining, interacting, creating, designing and discovering
  15. 15. Negotiate the etiquette of how to play games with people they have never met and to save “coins” to buy virtual things they need
  16. 16. 700,000 subscribers pay $5 per week for added features – add-ons</li></li></ul><li> – Rural China<br /><ul><li>1 kg more in your travel pack for rural areas in China with no electricity, no computers and no laptops
  17. 17. uses the core concepts of Club Penguin
  18. 18. a cross between charity and travel – (carry – communicate – share)
  19. 19. Travellers check 1kg website for schools along their travel path; see what education material needed; place them in their bagpack
  20. 20. At the school they communicate, interact, play games, and bring information from the outside world</li></li></ul><li> – Rural China<br /><ul><li> Travellers share stories and pictures on 1kg website project forum on return to base.
  21. 21. Technology begins and ends the process
  22. 22. Collaborative online technologies makes 1kg possible and creates the possibility where nearly 6 billion people without web access can be web participants</li></li></ul><li> Twin Project– Rural China<br /><ul><li>A child in thee city buys a twin book and the other is donated to a kid in a remote village
  23. 23. The books come with letterhead, an envelope, a bookmark, a sticker and a twin card</li></li></ul><li>Global ePALS<br /><ul><li>Globe Project
  24. 24. Kids as Global Scientist
  25. 25. Journey North</li></li></ul><li>Globe Project<br /><ul><li> Students collect and share locally collected data with peers around the </li></ul> world<br /><ul><li> Data collected will relate to barometer pressure in different cities </li></ul> around the world<br /><ul><li> Scientists in industry, government or higher education serve as advisors
  26. 26. A great collaborative place for young scientist</li></li></ul><li>“Ask the doctor”/ “Dr. Math”/ Dr. Universe/ “Med-Scientist”<br /><ul><li>Students learn very early that attaining assistance from experts is vital
  27. 27. A great way for students to get interested in math and science</li></li></ul><li>iEARN<br /><ul><li>iEARN began with collaboration between schools in NY and Moscow
  28. 28. Has grown to 20,000 schools and youth organizations from over 120 </li></ul> countries<br /><ul><li> Students solve global education problems in an exciting, interactive </li></ul> and collaborative way<br />
  29. 29. ePals For more info visit ePals<br /><ul><li>ePals begins with a request and collaboration continues
  30. 30. Its network includes more than 13 million students, 325,000 </li></ul> classrooms and over 200 different countries and territories<br /><ul><li> Sharing of knowledge occurs despite geographical locations, intellectual </li></ul> quotients, cultural background, religious preferences, gender, or economic <br /> status<br /><ul><li> Provides a service to instantly translate e-mails exchanges into different </li></ul> languages <br />
  31. 31. ePals<br /><ul><li> Users of ePals and other collaborative software on the web should </li></ul> engender more readily adept students to teamwork and productivity<br /><ul><li> Expectantly and hopefully generations will treat each other as equal </li></ul> human beings – with respect and understanding of cultures and <br /> languages in our “global village”<br />
  32. 32. Ice Stories<br /><ul><li> Despatches from Polar Scientist</li></ul> Students use blogspot with pictures to get information about <br /> experiments from Antarctica<br /> Opportunity to have a real world of science experience sharing in <br /> the passion of the moment<br /> Students can vividly comprehend the whole concept of climate <br /> change and its importance in the 21st century <br />Ice Stories – Cassandra Brooks<br />
  33. 33. The World is Flat – “Flat Classrooms”<br /><ul><li> Davis and Lindsay practical approach of Friedman’s flat classroom
  34. 34. Focuses on connections, communications, citizenship, contributions, </li></ul> collaborations, creations and celebrations<br /><ul><li> The Flat classroom project and international judges
  35. 35. dealt with the drop-out crisis in the USA with learners having </li></ul> responsibility for their own learning<br /><ul><li> Able to connect and find commonalities and differences and innovative ways </li></ul> to create joint learning productions<br />
  36. 36. The “Grooviness” and “Sharpointedness” of Microsoft<br /><ul><li> Not free
  37. 37. Goals are efficient and effective team and organizational collaboration </li></ul> – sharing, revising and publishing documents is what is expected of <br /> teams<br /><ul><li>Work teams are continually changing</li></li></ul><li>Enter Callanos: “Think out of the box”<br /><ul><li> Free peer-to-peer tool for collaboration among team members
  38. 38. Collaboration and communication are secure
  39. 39. People can work both online and offline
  40. 40. No servers are required
  41. 41. Ideal for working in teams</li></li></ul><li>Other Online Collaborative Groups<br /><ul><li> Yahoo Groups
  42. 42. MSN Groups
  43. 43. Google Groups and Google Docs
  44. 44. Adobe Connect Pro
  45. 45. WebEx
  46. 46. Centra</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />One of the 21st century’s main lessons for all peoples to learn is how to collaborate. Online learning is a direct product of this and the global networking of sharing and idea exchange must be dealt with as a skill to pass on to all learners. Online collaboration tools therefore provide a vital ingredient and link to accomplishing these lessons.<br />
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