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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/workshops/recsystel2010/ • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Joseph Konstan, GroupLens Research (USA) • June 20 Submission!! www.netbooks.eun.org 4
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1:1 computing in education Barbara S..., European Schoolnet image: a German pre-pilot netbook class www.netbooks.eun.org
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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)
  • What does the Acer-EUN pedagogical netbook pilot entail? image: a Spanish netbook student www.netbooks.eun.org
  • 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 head • School receives – Netbooks for learners (± 27) – Notebooks for teachers (5) – School: desktop (mini server) + monitor www.netbooks.eun.org
  • Actors of the pilot in each country 2. 4. 1. 3. 5. www.netbooks.eun.org 15
  • 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
  • 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
  • Supporting teachers with pedagogical scenarios i.e. orchestrating learning www.netbooks.eun.org
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Supporting software for learners Barbara S..., European Schoolnet image: an Italian pre-pilot netbook class www.netbooks.eun.org
  • 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
  • Evaluation of the netbook use Barbara S..., European Schoolnet image: a Turkish pre-pilot netbook class www.netbooks.eun.org
  • 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
  • Pedagogical support and resources www.netbooks.eun.org www.netbooks.eun.org
  • Website und Online-Gemeinschaft www.netbooks.eun.org Social networking tools www.netbooks.eun.org
  • Comunità online: blog www.netbooks.eun.org
  • 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
  • Questions? www.netbooks.eun.org Contacts in EUN riina.vuorikari@eun.org elina.jokisalo@eun.org www.netbooks.eun.org