Educational netbook pilot
              www.netbooks.eun.org
      Dr. Riina.Vuorikari@eun.org, European Schoolnet
       ...
Outline

• My Pecha Kucha
   –   It’s all about me :)
   –   A few calls to promote: RecTEL and DataTEL


• What is Europe...
http://elgg.ou.nl/rvu




                        www.netbooks.eun.org   3
• A 2-day event in Barcelona Sept 29 and 30 2010
  about recommender systems and education
• http://adenu.ia.uned.es/works...
dataTEL (under Stellar)

• Dataset challenge in the TEL context
•   http://www.teleurope.eu/pg/groups/9405/data
    tel/

...
European Schoolnet (EUN)

• Network of 31 European Ministries of Education
  (MoE) or national educational authorities

• ...
EUN sits on « tons of data »




                           More than 90 000
      More than               teachers,
  200...
1:1 computing in education




                                          Barbara S..., European Schoolnet



image: a Germ...
What is 1:1 computing in education?

•   1:1 indicates the ration of items per user,
    i.e. one netbook per learner.


•...
New European review of initiatives
• 34 initiatives identified
  in 19 countries
    (Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Fr...
Why the Acer-EUN pilot?

• 1:1 netbook pedagogy is still evolving and good
  practices are only starting to emerge

• How ...
What does the Acer-EUN
pedagogical netbook pilot
         entail?




     image: a Spanish netbook
     student



      ...
Six countries participating




                       www.netbooks.eun.org   13
Schools and equipment

• Each participating school allocates a netbook team:
  4-5 teachers, ICT coordinator and school he...
Actors of the pilot in each country



                       2.
      4.      1.




 3.                         5.




 ...
Timeline and set-up

• Pre-pilot: January to June 2010                           Evaluation
   –   10 classes per country ...
What is expected from schools?

The Netbook team plans a pedagogical project where the teachers
    and the pupils use net...
Supporting teachers
         with
pedagogical scenarios
         i.e.
orchestrating learning



                   www.net...
1. Do netbooks require a different type
of pedagogy?


• The use of 1:1 in education has
  potential to highlight the fact...
1:1 educational scenarios

• Like “classroom scripts”
• 1:1 netbook scenarios
  potentially blend the borders of
  formal ...
Pedagogical scenarios

Formal      netbooks in school                              out of school
Context       individual ...
1:1 pedagogical scenarios

• Suggestion rather than prescriptive
• Short sequences or activities that can be included in a...
2. Classroom management issues
•   Good battery life and wifelessness are the selling points of netbooks
•   However, many...
www.netbooks.eun.org   24
3. Other scenarios in schools
                                            www.lreforschools.eun.org
•   Using digital lear...
4. Scenarios for teachers’ tasks
• Administrative tasks
• Lesson planning (alone and with others)
• Variety of ways to alt...
Supporting software for learners




                                            Barbara S..., European Schoolnet



image...
How do we know what they are actually
             used for?
• Collecting this information can be done explicitly (e.g.
  ...
Evaluation of the netbook use




                                           Barbara S..., European Schoolnet



image: a ...
What shall be evaluated?
• Changes in learners:
   –   Impact on attainment
   –   Skills
   –   Is the learning actually ...
Pedagogical support and resources
       www.netbooks.eun.org




                           www.netbooks.eun.org
Website und Online-Gemeinschaft
    www.netbooks.eun.org
          Social networking tools




                           ...
Comunità online: blog




                   www.netbooks.eun.org
What do you see
as the most interesting research
    challenge with netbooks?

          .Form a little group.
    .Use on...
Questions?
www.netbooks.eun.org

  Contacts in EUN
    riina.vuorikari@eun.org
    elina.jokisalo@eun.org




            ...
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  1. 1. Educational netbook pilot www.netbooks.eun.org Dr. Riina.Vuorikari@eun.org, European Schoolnet JTEL Summer School Ohrid, FYROM June 7 2010 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
  2. 2. Outline • My Pecha Kucha – It’s all about me :) – A few calls to promote: RecTEL and DataTEL • What is European Schoolnet? • Netbooks in schools: – Do they change anything and what are the research challenges? – Acer-Euroean Schoolnet pedagogical netbook pilot www.netbooks.eun.org 2
  3. 3. http://elgg.ou.nl/rvu www.netbooks.eun.org 3
  4. 4. • A 2-day event in Barcelona Sept 29 and 30 2010 about recommender systems and education • http://adenu.ia.uned.es/workshops/recsystel2010/ • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Joseph Konstan, GroupLens Research (USA) • June 20 Submission!! www.netbooks.eun.org 4
  5. 5. dataTEL (under Stellar) • Dataset challenge in the TEL context • http://www.teleurope.eu/pg/groups/9405/data tel/ • Aim: challenges around domain specific datasets – formal education dataset, – an informal education dataset, – mixture of both • un-conference style in Barcelona, – RecSys 2010 www.netbooks.eun.org 5 – ECTEL 2010
  6. 6. European Schoolnet (EUN) • Network of 31 European Ministries of Education (MoE) or national educational authorities • Created in 1997, based in Brussels • Promotes the use of ICTs in school • Leads the way in bringing about change in schooling through the use of new technology www.netbooks.eun.org
  7. 7. EUN sits on « tons of data » More than 90 000 More than teachers, 200 000 metadata 40 000 projects records of multilingual (TellNet) learning resources www.netbooks.eun.org
  8. 8. 1:1 computing in education Barbara S..., European Schoolnet image: a German pre-pilot netbook class www.netbooks.eun.org
  9. 9. What is 1:1 computing in education? • 1:1 indicates the ration of items per user, i.e. one netbook per learner. • 1:1 refers to the current trend of low-cost computer devices, ranging from mobiles and handhelds to laptops or netbooks, have gained ground. • Typically the devise is connected to the internet and owned by the learner. • One-to-one (1:1) computing is a new phenomena in educational settings! www.netbooks.eun.org
  10. 10. New European review of initiatives • 34 initiatives identified in 19 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and UK) • Two waves of expansion: – 2003-2004: spreading out hardware in schools – 2007-2008: more individualised approach • OEDC NML on 1:1 http://www.bildung.at/nml-conference2010/
  11. 11. Why the Acer-EUN pilot? • 1:1 netbook pedagogy is still evolving and good practices are only starting to emerge • How can 1:1 computing in education change and improve teaching and learning both inside and outside of schools? Various educational contexts: Place: in school vs. out of school use Context: individual use vs. collaborative use Purpose: educational use vs. leisure use (by Heeok Heo and Jeonghee Seo, NML study, 09)
  12. 12. What does the Acer-EUN pedagogical netbook pilot entail? image: a Spanish netbook student www.netbooks.eun.org
  13. 13. Six countries participating www.netbooks.eun.org 13
  14. 14. Schools and equipment • Each participating school allocates a netbook team: 4-5 teachers, ICT coordinator and school head • School receives – Netbooks for learners (± 27) – Notebooks for teachers (5) – School: desktop (mini server) + monitor www.netbooks.eun.org
  15. 15. Actors of the pilot in each country 2. 4. 1. 3. 5. www.netbooks.eun.org 15
  16. 16. Timeline and set-up • Pre-pilot: January to June 2010 Evaluation – 10 classes per country = all in all 60 classes on-going – 5 teachers per class = 50 teachers per country = all in all 300 teachers involved • Pilot: September 2010 to June 2011 – 40 classes per country = all in all 240 classes – 5 teachers per class = 250 teachers per country = all in all 1500 teachers involved www.netbooks.eun.org
  17. 17. What is expected from schools? The Netbook team plans a pedagogical project where the teachers and the pupils use netbooks in an educational context within their own curriculum throughout the year. • Different possibilities: – 2 or more teachers work together to create a cross-curricular project where pupils use netbooks across subjects – each teacher create their own pedagogical project • A variety of contexts: – use netbooks in school vs. at home – individual use of netbooks vs. collaborative use – formal vs. informal use www.netbooks.eun.org
  18. 18. Supporting teachers with pedagogical scenarios i.e. orchestrating learning www.netbooks.eun.org
  19. 19. 1. Do netbooks require a different type of pedagogy? • The use of 1:1 in education has potential to highlight the fact that the learners have netbooks available at all times, • taking advantage of blended learning approach alternating online and offline activities, • as well as individual and collaborative ones. www.netbooks.eun.org
  20. 20. 1:1 educational scenarios • Like “classroom scripts” • 1:1 netbook scenarios potentially blend the borders of formal and informal learning, as learners have the use of netbooks not only in school environment, but also outside of the school hours. www.netbooks.eun.org
  21. 21. Pedagogical scenarios Formal netbooks in school out of school Context individual collaborative individual collaborative on-line off-line on-line off-line on-line off-line on-line off-line Learners Teacher’s tasks Parents,? www.netbooks.eun.org
  22. 22. 1:1 pedagogical scenarios • Suggestion rather than prescriptive • Short sequences or activities that can be included in a larger lesson plan • Not subject-specific or detailed lesson plans • Describe the organisationl conditions (material and tools, classroom setting, estimated time, evaluation) • Step-by-step • An early example available at: http://www.netbooks.eun.org/web/acer/resources www.netbooks.eun.org
  23. 23. 2. Classroom management issues • Good battery life and wifelessness are the selling points of netbooks • However, many classroom management issues arise. Teachers and schools want control! – Storing and charging netbooks – Controlling access to the internet (wi-fi still remains a tough issue at schools) – Can netbooks be taken home? – What can be installed on them? -> All these issues affect on the feel of “ownership” of the device, we are not sure yet who should own it? – School/students/parents www.netbooks.eun.org 23
  24. 24. www.netbooks.eun.org 24
  25. 25. 3. Other scenarios in schools www.lreforschools.eun.org • Using digital learning resources (e.g. reference material, science experiments, language learning material) www.etwinning.net • School collaboration • Connecting to the school Virtual Learning Environment • Working with Interactive White Boards • Communicating between schools and parents www.netbooks.eun.org
  26. 26. 4. Scenarios for teachers’ tasks • Administrative tasks • Lesson planning (alone and with others) • Variety of ways to alternate – the delivery of a lesson – possibilities for homework • Pupils’ assessment • Communication with pupils and parents • Professional development opportunities www.netbooks.eun.org 26
  27. 27. Supporting software for learners Barbara S..., European Schoolnet image: an Italian pre-pilot netbook class www.netbooks.eun.org
  28. 28. How do we know what they are actually used for? • Collecting this information can be done explicitly (e.g. questionnaires) or implicitly (e.g. data logging software) • Is this information used by the “Big Brother” or to empower learners and teachers? • Observation software Track4Win, Monitor (Luik, Tõnisson, Kukemelk, 2009): Usage differed a lot from school to school. Browsing and gaming did not change. Use of ed.software decreased. Instant messaging increased. www.netbooks.eun.org 28
  29. 29. Evaluation of the netbook use Barbara S..., European Schoolnet image: a Turkish pre-pilot netbook class www.netbooks.eun.org
  30. 30. What shall be evaluated? • Changes in learners: – Impact on attainment – Skills – Is the learning actually any better with netbooks? • Changes in schools? – the way ICTs are considered as a part of school’s “ICT in education” strategy – Can they increase collaboration within the school and outside of school? • http://delicious.com/netbookpilot/1:1computing www.netbooks.eun.org 30
  31. 31. Pedagogical support and resources www.netbooks.eun.org www.netbooks.eun.org
  32. 32. Website und Online-Gemeinschaft www.netbooks.eun.org Social networking tools www.netbooks.eun.org
  33. 33. Comunità online: blog www.netbooks.eun.org
  34. 34. What do you see as the most interesting research challenge with netbooks? .Form a little group. .Use one post-it/challenge. .I’ll transcribe them on a blog. www.netbooks.eun.org
  35. 35. Questions? www.netbooks.eun.org Contacts in EUN riina.vuorikari@eun.org elina.jokisalo@eun.org www.netbooks.eun.org

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