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Projects 2013 02-15

  1. 1. Educational Projects (PROJECTS) Friday 15th of FebruaryPLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  2. 2. 2013-01-18 2013-02-01 2013-02-15 2013-03-22 2013-04-12 2013-05-03 2013-05-17Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday08:15-14:00 08:15-14:00 08:15-14:00 08:15-14:00 08:15-14:00 08:15-14:00 08:15-11:30KTK215 KTK215 KTK215 KTK215 HU206 KTK215 KTK305 KTK207 KTK215Course info Lecture: Lecture: Lectures: Lecture: Project Summing up Planning a Educational Project funding, Evaluating presentations the course project projects Project reports projects Meetin Meeting All the clients g with with the present the client client THE PROJECT IN TEAMS BRAINSTORMING AND PLANNING TEAMS PLANNING THE PROJECT IN THE PROJECT IN TEAMS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE PROJECT IN TEAMS IMPLEMENTING AND REPORTING THE PROJECT IN TEAMS IMPLEMENTING AND REPORTING TEAMS FINALIZING THE PROJECT INTeamwork Teamwork Teamwork Teamwork Teamwork ICT Finalizing the Workshop: teamwork Consulting Consulting Consulting digital stories appointments appointments appointments PECHA POSTER DIGITAL KUCHA STORY IDEA PROJECT MID FINAL PAPER PLAN PROJECT PROJECT REPORT REPORT Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  3. 3. Today’s schedule: Friday 2013-02-0108:15-09:45 Examples of Educational Projects Päivi TikkalaKTK215 Heikki Kontturi Tommi Inkilä10:00-11:30 Lecture: Planning and Aino-MaariaKTK215 implementing educational projects Palosaari12:30-14:00 Peer evaluation of your projectKTK215 plans (as they are at this point) Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  4. 4. EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS 2013Pirkko Hyvönen Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  5. 5. EDUCATIONAL PROJECT Particularly in this course• Deals with learning or teaching• Posits technology in practice• Uses diversified expertise• Utilises literature from earlier courses Sasha Barab: Research and educational project, Guest Atlantis http://atlantisremixed.org Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  6. 6. WHAT IS A PROJECTCleaning windows?? Change of car tyres?TaikalamppuOpe-ski –educational projecthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProjecthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:School_and_university_projects Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  7. 7. WHAT IS A PROJECTProject is..• a way to organise activities; problem-solving and learning process.• a collaborative enterprise, frequently involving research or design, which is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim• a temporary system that is constituted by teams within or across organizations to accomplish particular tasks under time constraints.• outcomes are commercial products, pedagogical model, new learning and teaching design or scientific knowledge. Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  8. 8. WHAT IS A PROJECTFollowing features are typical for projects:One-off process Projects will be established for certain, accurate purpose. It won’t be repeated. Even the title is unique.Orderlines Project plan is a ”realisation” of the project beforehand and vice versa, project is a realisation of the project plan Scheduling step-by step Documenting pedantic TransparenceGoals and aims; main aim and objectives Quantitative and qualitative aimsProblem-based Problem that will be solved , Risk analysisAino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko HyvönenLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Oulu2013-02-15
  9. 9. WHAT IS A PROJECTFollowing features are typical for projects:Organisation and co-operation, division of labourProject is never a one-man task; responsibilities will be defined in a team work: Project leader, project group, steering group and interest groups, sponsors, client..Resources Estimated in a project plan; will be monitored during the process Budget, human resources, time, tools etc. Creativity, courage, accuracy, efficiency and expertise are both requisites and results of projectsResults/ outcomesAre defined in the project plan and proved in the final, closing reportAssessmentAino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko HyvönenLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Oulu2013-02-15
  10. 10. CONE OF UNCERTAINTY• In project management, the Cone of Uncertainty describes the evolution of the amount of uncertain issues during a project• At the beginning of a project, it is usual that very little is known about the product or work results, which means quite often large uncertainty• As more research and development is done, the uncertainty tends to decrease, reaching 0% when all residual risk has been terminated or transferred.• This usually happens by the end of the project i.e. by transferring the responsibilities to a separate maintenance group.The Cone of Uncertainty is narrowed both by research and by decisions thatremove the sources of variability from the project. These decisions areabout scope, what is included and not included in the project. Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  11. 11. Example of an organization chart Guides, monitors, approves Is the main responsible person for the implementation of the project, communicates outside the project (steering group), monitors resources quality and fundingRahoittajat Sidosryhmät Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  12. 12. LIFE CYCLEStages, which will be excecutedalways in the same order1. Proposal for the project (projectproposal)2. Planning the project (projectplan)3. Realisation the project(temporary reports)4. Closing the project (closingreport)5. (stabilising with follow-ups) Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  13. 13. Life Cycle of the Project: 1. Project Proposal There is always a need behind the project proposal • What is the need behind, why is the project implemented? Idea paper draft Decision about the actual implementation of the project is made based on the idea paper Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  14. 14. Life Cycle of the Project: 1. Project Proposal Project proposals are evaluated for example based on: The need of the project Relevance of the project Resources, is there enough of them? Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  15. 15. Life Cycle of the Project: 2. Project plan• A well-defined and structured plan will guide your work, facilitating operational action, monitoring and finally evaluation of your projectAino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko HyvönenLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Oulu2013-02-15
  16. 16. Life Cycle of the project: 3. Implementation The project plan is implemented actively Mid-report: a written document which defines the phase of the project: What is being done and what should be done in order to finish the project Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  17. 17. Life Cycle of the project: 4. Finishing the project Evaluation of the project:  The entire process, results compared to the original project plan, assessment of learning Reporting the project Possible extension plan? Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  18. 18. Challenges, problems in project work?• Challenges or problems in planning: tasks, goals and aims, resources: insufficient or lack realism?• Scheduling is incomplete?• Challenges not defined in advance: risk assessment• Division of labour is vague and not clear for everyone in the group?• Conflicts in the group?Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko HyvönenLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Oulu Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit (LET)2013-02-15 Pirkko.hyvonen@oulu.fi/ let.oulu.fi
  19. 19. Student Tutoring• All students, whether studying for a degree or here on exchange, whether Finnish or international, will have a student tutor to help when starting studies at University of Oulu• Tutors are senior students from the same field• Tutors are trained for their work, training will be during this spring, most likely in March• Together with their tutor new students are familiarized with their own field and faculty better, how things work on campus and in Oulu in general Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  20. 20. Student TutoringAre you interested in: getting some experience of tutoring and guidance? sharing your experiences about studying and living in Oulu and in LET-programme? helping new students?A good student tutor is active, open-minded, helpful andresponsible Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15
  21. 21. Peer discussion and feedback about the project plans FEEDBACKSocrates Intercultural… OTT PALAUTETT A OT Stay Informed Reading the other team’s plan and making notes on your own (30 min) Feedback discussion about one team’s project plan (30 min) Feedback discussion about other team’sC&C Bridge project plan (30 min) ( Feedback discussion about third team’s project plan (20-30 min)Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko HyvönenLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Oulu2013-02-15
  22. 22. What should I focus on when reading other team’s plan? • Is the context and background of the project clearly expressed? • Is the project explicitly connected to some theory of learning? • Can you find educational technology connected to the project? • Are the aims clearly expressed? • Is the timetable clear and realistic? • What is especially good in this plan? • Is there something that still needs some special attention from the project team?Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko HyvönenLET – Learning and Educational Technology Research UnitUniversity of Oulu2013-02-15
  23. 23. For the next time:• The final version of the project plan should be sent to your instructor before our next face-to-face meeting (22nd of March)• The implementation of your project will go on as it is written in your project plan…• Meet your client if it seems necessary at this point (and present your plans also to them)• If you need help from your instructor or consulting appointment about technological or theoretical decisions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! :) Aino-Maaria Palosaari & Pirkko Hyvönen LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2013-02-15

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