M. Laanpere: digital learning resources

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Mart Laanpere: Authoring, sharing and annotating digital learning resources on Inquiry-Based Science Education

Scientix European Conference, 6-8 May 2011, Brussels

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M. Laanpere: digital learning resources

  1. 1. Authoring, Sharing and Annotating Digital Learning Resources on Inquiry-Based Science Education Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University, Estonia
  2. 2. Science -Teacher Education Advanced Methods <ul><li>May 2009 – April 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>15 countries </li></ul><ul><li>26 institutions </li></ul><ul><li>100 + people </li></ul><ul><li>109 things to do </li></ul><ul><li>www.ntnu.no/s-team </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aims of S-TEAM <ul><li>Disseminate inquiry based science teaching methods on a large scale across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Create new models of teacher professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Provide science teachers with opportunities to talk about/improve their practice </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is new? <ul><li>Pupils’ scientific thinking needs to be recognised –tools in development </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil questions should drive their science investigations/inquiries </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need [more] time to do inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers need [more] time to talk about teaching practice </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy should be integrated with assessment and curriculum </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some S-TEAM ingredients <ul><li>Argumentation </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogic teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Video resources for teacher development </li></ul><ul><li>Crossover between different specialisms </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital resources created by S-team <ul><li>Videos: 6 DVDs, 2 sets of online video clips </li></ul><ul><li>Books: 1 printed, 1 online, 1 in both formats </li></ul><ul><li>Workbooks: 3 (PDF or DOC) </li></ul><ul><li>Training packages: 10 (PPT, DOC, SCORM) </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations: 3 (PPT, FLV) </li></ul><ul><li>Other: 13 questionnaires, lesson plans, presentations (DOC, PPT, ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. S-team production workflow <ul><li>Authoring : selecting the right tool and output format, choosing the license </li></ul><ul><li>Storing : S-team Wiki, local servers, Scientix </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting : metadata to Scientix portal and to national portals, RSS, recommenders, SIR, MOL </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting : localisation, adding to collections, new versions (NB! CC-BY-SA) </li></ul><ul><li>Re-using : online learning environments </li></ul>
  8. 8. Open issues <ul><li>Privacy and copyright issues restrict the use of Creative Commons licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Scientix metadata form is “too heavy” for authors – support is needed </li></ul><ul><li>MOL-AD support is needed from Scientix </li></ul><ul><li>How to reach the teacher educators? Web 2.0 (RSS, Widgets, recommenders) does not work </li></ul><ul><li>LeMill.net would solve many problems, but authors prefer DOC, PPT </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thanks for listening! <ul><li>www.ntnu.no/s-team </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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