Cannaerts Wambeke Verjans_EDEN2007


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Maarten C, Tom W. and myself presented a case study of the use of social software in an online teacher training course ( at the EDEN 2007 conference in Naples (Italy).

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    1. 2. 8. Teacher A Wi-Fi connection into Wikipedia would ensure he'd never be caught out by cheeky questions about obscure historical figures, while he could be easily reconfigured to speak seven or eight different languages Top 10 future jobs for Honda's Asimo robot
    2. 3. A story about communication
    3. 5. Integrating social software in an online e-learning course for teachers Maarten Cannaerts De Nayer institute (W&K) - Belgium Tom Wambeke Katho Tielt - Open Higher Education - Belgium Steven Verjans Open University of The Netherlands
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    5. 10. An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. Niels Bohr
    6. 11. ELISE project 2002-2005 <ul><li>E-Learning for In-Service teacher training in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>EU-funded Minerva project ended Sept 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop e-learning methodology for In-Service training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide on-line course on e-didactics  EliseLeren course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-module sciences, languages, history </li></ul></ul>
    7. 12. Course EliseLeren <ul><li>Successful product of Minerva project </li></ul><ul><li>240 participants since start in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Continued after end of European financing </li></ul><ul><li>Self-organising </li></ul><ul><li>Self-supporting (more or less) </li></ul>
    8. 14. Course Concept <ul><li>Who: </li></ul><ul><li>What: </li></ul><ul><li>Where: </li></ul><ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><li>How much: </li></ul><ul><li>Didactics: </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers in higher & adult education </li></ul><ul><li>8 weeks of training about e-didactics </li></ul><ul><li>Online & two/three f2f meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Strict timing – Small groups </li></ul><ul><li>3 to 10 study hours / week </li></ul><ul><li>Group learning & learning by doing </li></ul>
    9. 15. Course content <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Module 2: Instructional Design </li></ul><ul><li>Module 3: e-Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Module 4: e-Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Module 5: e-Feedback and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Module 6: e-Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Module 7: Learning Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Module 8: Learning Platforms (technology) </li></ul>
    10. 16. WHO? <ul><li>Started with project team </li></ul><ul><li>Participants were invited to become e-coach </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni invite colleagues to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Group of e-coaches / content developers keeps growing </li></ul><ul><li>Community-of-practice is coming into being </li></ul>
    11. 17. Content Coach Group Elise Importance of …
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    13. 20. Learning is a social process… why do our VLE’s not reflect this?
    14. 21. Optional Digital Learning Environments Forum + online assessment + reflection Elise-network Networks E-portfolio + Forum Assignment E-portfolio Wiki / Groupwork / IM Feedback/Evaluation Videoconferencing / Flashmeeting Communication Forum + IM Tasks Forum + IM + wiki Instructional design Forum + IM Introduction
    15. 22. Three strategic axes <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>
    16. 23. Information <ul><li>Content (Drupal): aggregated in Blackboard or Dokeos </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources (social bookmarking: Furl) </li></ul><ul><li>presentations: (Slideshare) </li></ul><ul><li>More audiovisual input (Flashvlog) </li></ul><ul><li>External aggregation of educational blogs </li></ul>
    17. 24. Asynchronous Communication <ul><li>Discussionboards (Blackboard, Dokeos) and in general on Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Public Email and Private Messages </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments (cf. Wiki/ GoogleDocs) </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs (e-portfolio) </li></ul><ul><li>Future = (podcasting, screencasting ?) </li></ul>
    18. 27. Synchronous Communication <ul><li>Chat (Instant Messaging): Msn Messenger </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing (Flashmeeting) </li></ul><ul><li>Audioconferencing (Skype) </li></ul>
    19. 30. Evaluation <ul><li>Online questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Online evaluation and feedback on wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative and qualitative? analysis of feedback on discussionboards </li></ul>
    20. 31. <ul><li>It’s not about the content </li></ul><ul><li>Online socialization is really important </li></ul><ul><li>Information exchange within the network </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by practical experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Learning as a process, as a network phenomenon, (learning is the network) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple views, multiple technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Open network, bottom up, own identity </li></ul>
    21. 33. A funny thing happened… <ul><li>“ How do I make a blog?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ How do I use wiki technology?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ How do I make an inventory of found links?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ How do I share my links?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ How do I keep in touch with the ELISE network?” </li></ul>
    22. 34. A funny thing happened… <ul><li>-> FURL,, Netvibes, slideshare,… </li></ul><ul><li>HOW TO AGGREGATE? </li></ul>
    23. 36. Towards a PLE to support the CoP? <ul><li>(sorry for the Acronyms (AAAAA)) </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning! </li></ul></ul>
    24. 37. Towards a PLE? <ul><li>Problems? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chaos and Anarchy! (“learning is messy”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central point of contact? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Aggregating is difficult’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use netvibes template? </li></ul></ul></ul>
    25. 39. <ul><ul><li>Do we need more or less individual just in time learning? </li></ul></ul>
    26. 40. <ul><ul><li>Do we need more or less technology? </li></ul></ul>
    27. 41. Positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright
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