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Guadalajara Workshop

  1. 1. The Guadalajara Workshop on Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education The workshop outcome will be available at: Guadalajara, Mexico, October 20100
  2. 2. About me <ul><li>Thought my first online, distance education course in 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Development and Innovation at NKI Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Online Education </li></ul><ul><li>President of EDEN </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor of Education from the Pennsylvania State University </li></ul><ul><li>Has been Adjunct Professor, at the Athabasca University in Canada and professor associado at Universidade Aberta in Portugal </li></ul>
  3. 3. The book’s website: The Theory of Cooperative Freedom is described in my book, which you can download from the Internet. Online Education and Learning Management Systems: Global E-learning in a Scandinavian Perspective .
  4. 4. Six Dimensions of Freedom It is difficult to combine individual flexibility and cooperation
  5. 5. Transparency improves quality
  6. 6. Transparency promotes cooperation Dalsgaard, C. and Paulsen, M.F. (2009) Transparency in Cooperative Online Education. IRRODL, Vol 10, No 3.
  7. 7. <ul><li>I demonstrated what I mean by cooperative freedom, and transparency through an online master course at Universidade Aberta in Portugal </li></ul>Some of the MPEL-students at Futuralia Read about my experiences at:
  8. 8. Processos Pedagógicos em Elearning The Course had 4 Study Units <ul><li>The Theory of Cooperative Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Online Teaching Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency in Online Education </li></ul><ul><li>Final report, reflection and refinement </li></ul>
  9. 9. Each Study Unit had 4 Week-long Activities <ul><li>Find, study and share materials related to the theme and organizing it together with ideas and thoughts in an annotated bibliography in your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a learning object related to the theme, publish it somewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Write reviews in the forum on one annotated bibliography and one learning object published by colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Take part in a structured discussion on issues related to the theme </li></ul>
  10. 10. The students’ course work and personal learning environments are available via
  11. 11. Activity 2: Examples of Learning Objects my Portuguese students published in various web2.0 services!/group.php?gid=206533992596
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  13. 13. :   Cooperative Freedom in Learning   by elearninghoje
  14. 14. Activity 4: Structured discussion <ul><li>One-Question-Interviews </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Terry Anderson: About Cooperative Freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stephen Downes: Collaboration vs Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Debate: Transparency vs Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Debate: self-paced versus group-paced progression </li></ul><ul><li>Roleplay on workload </li></ul>
  15. 15. Mónica’s final report: Sónia’s final report:
  16. 16. Summary of experiences from Universidade Aberta <ul><li>The students publish their work in blogs (Blogspot, Wordpress etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>They share it in Moodle, Facebook and Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>They make learning objects in Toonlet, Glogster, Slideshare, Youtube, Issuu, Voicetread etc. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s much work to overview this distributed learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>The “entire world” can see our work and give us feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Many tutors and students may not be comfortable with this extreme openness. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Guadalajara Challenge: Develop a Transparent Learning Object related to one of the themes presented in these resources: <ul><li>E-viva em Portugal </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency in Cooperative Online Education </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Online Education </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Freedom and Transparency in Online Education </li></ul><ul><li>Visualizing student profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency for Cooperation </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Guadalajara Groups <ul><li>Form groups of 2-4 people </li></ul><ul><li>Each group needs access to at least one PC with Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Max number of groups should be about 10 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Examples of Transparent Learning Objects <ul><li>A blog entry </li></ul><ul><li>A One-question-Interview </li></ul><ul><li>A presentation </li></ul><ul><li>A cartoon </li></ul><ul><li>A discussion </li></ul><ul><li>A publication </li></ul><ul><li>A video </li></ul>
  20. 20. Languages <ul><li>Unfortunately I don’t understand Spanish (but I know how to use Google Translate) </li></ul><ul><li>Your Learning Object could be in Spanish, English or a combination of both languages. </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Outcome <ul><li>Each group should publish a Learning Object on the internet and: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post something about it at the Facebook page: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail the web-address to me at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I will compile and try to embed the Learning Objects at </li></ul>
  22. 22. I care, so I share: