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    1. 1. Networking learning communities: Open Educational Resources <ul><li>Riina Vuorikari Senior Research Analyst European Schoolnet </li></ul>
    2. 2. European Schoolnet (EUN) <ul><li>31 Ministries of Education (MoE) in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Created in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Leads the way in bringing about change in schooling through the use of new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Leap Foundation as Estonian partner </li></ul>
    3. 4. http://www.eun.org
    4. 5. http://www.etwinning.net
    5. 6. http://lreforschools.eun.org
    6. 7. http://www.etwinning.net
    7. 8. Learning Resource Exchange for schools http://lreforschools.eun.org Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009 Conventional search «From teachers to teachers» Tags in multiple languages Ratings and comments by the European Commission’s eContentplus Programme
    8. 9. Learning Resource Exchange for schools http://lreforschools.eun.org Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009 Add to Favourites Add a tag
    9. 10. Learning Resource Exchange for schools http://lreforschools.eun.org Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009 Access all my resources
    10. 11. Learning Resource Exchange for schools http://lreforschools.eun.org Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009 Access some of my resources
    11. 12. So, why are bookmarks important? <ul><li>Keep found things found! Help you store, organise, share and search easily </li></ul><ul><li>You can use tags to help you re-find them </li></ul>Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009
    12. 13. Learning Resource Exchange for schools http://lreforschools.eun.org Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009 Access all my resources
    13. 14. So, why are bookmarks important? <ul><li>Keep found things found! Help you store, organise, share and search easily </li></ul><ul><li>You can use tags to help you re-find them </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks on the Web are public </li></ul><ul><li>Helps putting together likeminded people </li></ul>Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009
    14. 15. So, why are bookmarks important? Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009
    15. 17. Bookmarks create connections!
    16. 18. Bookmarks create connections!
    17. 19. Digital traces to follow!
    18. 20. by Stiphy “ Social” makes trails visible..
    19. 21. and shows where to do go
    20. 22. LRE Connections : Tags connect resources Visualisation on ManyEyes Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009 Resources with user tag «interactive» Tag «interactive»
    21. 23. LRE Connections : content connecting people across-borders Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009 Austria Hungary Estonia Belgium Finland Resource that «Travels well»
    22. 24. “ Travel well” learning resources <ul><li>A resources that a teacher from different countries find useful </li></ul><ul><li>Despite its language or origin </li></ul><ul><li>These resources cross language, pedagogical and cultural borders </li></ul>
    23. 25. <ul><li>Soon 60 000 schools are part of eTwinning! </li></ul><ul><li>About 1 in 7 schools in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Estonia: 83% of schools are part of eTwinning </li></ul>
    24. 26. EUN Connections : eTwinning school collaboration - connnecting schools and learners Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009 eTwinning schools collaborative projects
    25. 27. EUN Connections : eTwinning school collaboration Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009
    26. 28. EUN Connections : eTwinning school collaboration Learning Resource Exchange - Riina Vuorikari 03/03/2009
    27. 30. isolated groups interacting mostly amongst themselves
    28. 31. closeness: the shortest distances between each individual and every other person in the network
    29. 32. Learning 2.0 <ul><li>enables that people, teachers, peer learners, subject experts, etc. can help build new ‘communities of practice’ </li></ul><ul><li>on local and global scale </li></ul>
    30. 33. Skills needed: collaborate and navigate the networks <ul><li>Increasingly, educational activities in both schools and higher education involve collaboration with other institutions, teachers and learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and networking serves as a “new resource” to support and enhance specific learning goals! </li></ul>
    31. 34. New skills needed for teachers ? <ul><li>Educators should be able to perceive the Internet and its different networks as a rich resource </li></ul><ul><li>that can support and enhance learning and teaching of the future generations. </li></ul><ul><li>Message for policy makers: This type mindset should be explicitly supported by leadership at the institutional and system level! </li></ul>
    32. 35. social bookmarks Metadata LOM tags folksonomy social tagging multi-linguality social classification thanks ! for your attention learning resources eTwinning user communities discover resources and items questions ? teachers social navigation social traces paths , trails http://lreforschools.eun.org

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