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Solvig Norman: Exploring Our Boundaries - Working Internationally


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Slides from the "Exploring Our Boundaries" panel presentation at the ETUG Fall 2008 workshop at Vancouver Island University

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Solvig Norman: Exploring Our Boundaries - Working Internationally

  1. 2. Exploring the Physical Boundaries
  2. 3. Telesecundaria, Mexico <ul><li>Blended DE model </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 7 to 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Long history in Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing the model via learner centred activities </li></ul>
  3. 4. Primary Correspondence School, Zimbabwe <ul><li>Grades 1 to 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Radio/print </li></ul><ul><li>Set up in 1950s </li></ul><ul><li>Project ended due to politics </li></ul>
  4. 5. Ministry of Education, China <ul><li>Improve basic education through teacher training </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 curriculum changes – move to more ‘learner-centred’ strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Role: Delivered workshop on instructional design/media </li></ul>
  5. 6. Community College, St. Vincent & the Grenadines <ul><li>SVG Community College moving to open and distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of moving from face-to-face mode of teaching to more collaborative/project based </li></ul><ul><li>Role: Delivered 2 workshops on distance education & instructional design </li></ul>
  6. 7. Exploring Boundaries Through Interaction with Others… Understanding the Context/Culture Sharing Professional Experience/Skills/Knowledge Respect other cultures, work collaboratively, don’t impose your views, but provide guidance, realize that often we share similar issues, and be patient.
  7. 8. Exploring Cultural Boundaries Through… Food Language Time
  8. 9. Solvig Norman, Senior Project Manager, Open School BC & Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University Contact Info: [email_address] [email_address] 250 356 1313