Cooperative freedom with Moodle in Campus Nooa

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Campus NooA was established and accredited as a Norwegian online school by the Ministry of Education and Research in 2012. NooA’s aim is to become an international centre for online courses and programs. So far, NooA offers 50 online courses in Norwegian, English, Swedish and Danish. The courses are offered through the multilingual, open source, learning platform Moodle. All courses are completely online and based on the Theory of Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education.
 
The presentation focuses on how Campus NooA implements the theory and on the entrepreneurial experiences from the development of a private, Nordic open online Academy.

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Cooperative freedom with Moodle in Campus Nooa

  1. 1. Cooperative freedom and transparency in online education Examples and experiences from the Nordic open online Academy (NooA) and its implementation of multilingual and flexible online education in Moodle. Professor Morten Flate Paulsen www.NooA.no A 30-minute presentation at the 2nd NORDEFCO ADL Conference Gol, Norway. May 14, 2014 http://twitter.com/MFPaulsen www.slideshare.net/MortenFP http://nettstudier.blogspot.com http://issuu.com/mfpaulsen www.linkedin.com/in/mfpaulsen www.facebook.com/mfpaulsen www.eden-online.org/blog/ 1
  2. 2. Abstract Campus NooA was established and accredited as a Norwegian online school by the Ministry of Education and Research in 2012. NooA’s aim is to become an international centre for online courses and programs. So far, NooA offers 50 online courses in Norwegian, English, Swedish and Danish. The courses are offered through the multilingual, open source, learning platform Moodle. All courses are completely online and based on the Theory of Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education. The presentation focuses on how Campus NooA implements the theory and on the entrepreneurial experiences from the development of a private, Nordic open online Academy. 2
  3. 3. About me • Established Campus NooA in 2012 • Professor II at Sør-Trøndelag University College • Worked with online education at NKI Nettstudier 1986 – 2012 • President of EDEN European Distance and E-learning Network (2010-2013) • Doctor of Education from the Pennsylvania State University • American Center for the Study of Distance Education (1990 -1992) • Adjunct Professor Athabasca University (1999 - 2005) • Professor associado Universidade Aberta, Portugal (2009-2010) 3
  4. 4. Developing Campus NooA the Nordic open online Academy Aim: to build an international learning mall that helps organizations and educators to provide quality online courses and online students to learn any time anywhere. Needs: • An online learning theory • A lean and flexible organization • A learning platform • Course development • Marketing 4
  5. 5. 5 The most interesting pedagogical challenge in our lifetime is to provide online education that combines individual freedom with meaningful cooperation. I have struggled with this challenge since I first introduced my Theory of Cooperative Freedom in 1992. www.ednews.org/articles/10626/1/An-Interview-with-Morten-Flate-Paulsen- Focusing-on-His-Theory-of-Cooperative-Freedom-in-Online-Education/Page1.html
  6. 6. Six Dimensions of Freedom It is difficult to combine individual flexibility and cooperation Compilation of resources made by my students at Universidade Aberta in Portugal http://ppel4.pbworks.com/ 6
  7. 7. More resources on Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education • Cooperative online education http://www.slideshare.net/MortenFP/cooperative-freedom-6137952 • Online education barometers www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyoe7dGIwkE&feature=relmfu • Transparency in Cooperative Online Education www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/671/1267 • E-viva em Portugal http://nettstudier.blogspot.com/ • Cooperative Online Education http://seminar.net/index.php/volume-4-issue-2-2008- previousissuesmeny-124/100-cooperative-online-education • Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education www.slideshare.net/MortenFP/futuralia-3400339 • Visualizing student profiles www.slideshare.net/MortenFP/visualizing-student-profiles-through-nkis-online-catalogue- and-student-network • Transparency for Cooperation http://toonlet.com/archive?m=s&i=11245 7
  8. 8. Individual paceing Collective paceing Individual start-upCollective start-up 8
  9. 9. Organisation Executive board Advisory board Quality board Language area partners Student commission Content providers 9
  10. 10. Learning Management system Moodle 2.6 • Dynamic adaption of screen-size to: • PC • Tablet • Smartphone • Badges 10
  11. 11. NooA is multilingual 11
  12. 12. Develop courses with partners E-train 12
  13. 13. Ten reasons for delivering your courses with Campus NooA 1. You don’t need to pay for development of your online courses 2. NooA handles marketing, quality assurance, administration, operation and student support 3. You don’t need to cancel courses with few participants 4. Recruit more participants from a larger geographical area, and additional people with flexible start-up and progression. 5. Reduce travel, subsistence and hotel costs 6. Distribute course content quicker and cheaper 7. Reach the market swifter with new products and services 8. Increase sales, use e-learning as a competitive advantage and value added service 9. Develop better relations with members, costumers and suppliers 10. Achieve higher competence and better cooperation through collaboration with NooA 13
  14. 14. Example: Spanish for adopting parents www.NooA.no 14
  15. 15. Assignment examples from Writing course I 15
  16. 16. NooA uses Moodle to support Cooperative Freedom and Transparency 16
  17. 17. The Mall: Free tidbits of some of our courses The Student Certificate is provided for free to all our students 17
  18. 18. Online marketing Facebook: www.facebook.com/CampusNooa Blogger: campusnooa.blogspot.no/ Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/campus-nooa Issuu: issuu.com/campusnooa Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/CampusNooA YouTube: www.youtube.com/campusnooa Instagram: http://statigr.am/campusnooa Twitter: twitter.com/CampusNooA twitter.com/NooAsamfunnsfag twitter.com/NooAmatematikk 18
  19. 19. Thank you The presentation is available at www.slideshare.net/MortenFP 19 www.NooA.no

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