Introduction to COELS

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This presentation was created as part of a team project for Designing a New Learning Environment, MOOC offered by Stanford University, Fall 2012. Team members who contributed to this presentation are Kimberly Hayworth, Cathleen Galas, Laura Gibbs, Susan Lieberman, Donna Murdoch.

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Introduction to COELS

  1. 1. COHESIVE OPEN EDUCATIONAL LEARNING SYSTEMLearning with Individualized Information NOW!
  2. 2. Informative Google Site All information about COELS is presented in a comprehensive manner on the COELS Google Site
  3. 3. COELS Cohesive Open Educational Learning System (COELS) is a set of strategies, resources and tools for educators, learners and researchers to collaborate and share their experiences and best practices for using emerging technologies to enhance teaching and learningCOELS2012
  4. 4. COELS is an approach to … • Thinking about possibilities for teaching, learning and research in terms of a wide-angle view that includes current technologies and those just over the horizonCOELS2012
  5. 5. COELS provides … Conceptual umbrella for mental framework that supports world view of how philosophies, technologies, resources and knowledge can be shared in an open learning ecosystem at global scaleCOELS2012
  6. 6. COELS Team & Community … • Help educators, learners and researchers to see the big picture of how pedagogies, learning goals, research discoveries and technologies can connect and work together in a holistic system • Facilitate use of COELS components & aspects • Help providers and other partners see the potential and benefits of adopting COELS approachCOELS2012
  7. 7. COELS supports learners … • To receive & generate information • Just-in-time, accurate, relevant • Automatically delivered • Via any mobile device • Leading to learning, certification, mentoring and internships • Open: free, shared & visible • Localized for culture & language • Developed & applied with ecosystemic sensitivity in a sustainable mannerCOELS2012
  8. 8. History of COELS Video available at https://sites.google.com/site/dnlecoels/history- of-coels
  9. 9. COELS: in a nutshell COELS2012
  10. 10. Mindmap Mindmap showing aspects of COELSCOELS2012
  11. 11. How is COELS original?• COELS builds on existing technologies and learning theories to develop comprehensive sustainable learning/teaching/researching system for diverse people living throughout the world• No other existing system is as all- inclusive and far-reaching• Localization, which is a distinct feature of COELS on the horizon, is not currently functional in any ubiquitous systemCOELS2012
  12. 12. System function and features • COELS will be delivered to computers & mobile devices using existing internet connections • Information will be delivered by several providers • Google (sites, blogger, docs, images, +, YouTube) • Open Learning Registry, LRMI • Hangouts on air (e.g. TED talks) • eTextbooks, interactive free appsCOELS2012
  13. 13. What parts already exist? • Analytics generated in MOOCs track learners over time • Individualized scaffolding and support, both online and in- person learning • Networking opportunities and individualized interactions, • Key artifacts published in ePortfolios by learners & teachers • Access to quality open source materialsCOELS2012
  14. 14. Example of Analytics inAction:Khan Academy • Khan Academy uses analytics to individualize learning • Instant stats • Knowledge mapsCOELS2012
  15. 15. Open Source Proposed Key Partners • Open University/Social • Shared Learning Learn Collaborative • Open Learning Initiative • Learning Resources • NSDL STEM Exchange Metadata Initiative Learning Registry (LRMI) • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) • Learning Registry • Next Generation Learning • Support for API/hooks Challenges in/out of proprietary systems like Blackboard. • Society for Learning Analytics (SoLAR)COELS2012
  16. 16. What parts are future vision?• Ideally, the system will be reinforced through localization of the information being received• Localization teams will work with local instructional technologists and training staff to use technology to tailor content and language for local cultures• Localization is a key component in stabilizing the system and in bringing it into an eco-systemic balance COELS2012
  17. 17. Train Farmers in Tanzania• Local agricultural college in Tanzania wants to educate local farmers to increase crop production• Trainers use COELS to • Engage in needs assessment • Identify viable workshop models • Obtain “open” workshop materials • Communicate with worldwide experts • Collaborate with other Tanzanian trainers • Publish their training program for others to use & improve COELS2012
  18. 18. Global Business Training • College students in Toronto Canada are studying Marketing for Global Business program • Students use COELS to • Create & follow blogs to note trends • Examine website paradata to determine buying patterns • Participate in blended learning combining face-to-face classes with online components • Use ePortfolios to display final projectsCOELS2012
  19. 19. Student enrolled in a MOOC• Nepalese Student enrols in MOOC in Fantasy & Science Fiction ... with 30,000 other students!• Student uses COELS to • Learn how to create a group blog with four other students, each from a different country, learning how to learn together • Build Google site highlighting lessons learned • Connect with other independent learners via COELS community • Write & distribute "Guide to Surviving MOOC Fantasy -SciFi" for future students COELS2012 Image from http://highlighter.com/2012/07/how-we-learned-to-stand-out-in-a-class-of- 100000-people/
  20. 20. Self-Publishing Teacher • Teacher has developed course materials for "American Revolutionary Literature" and wants to make them available freely online • Teacher uses COELS to • Discover the Learning Registry and LRMI • Connect with other self- Image provided by Laura Gibbs publishing educators via the COELS community who help select a publishing platform • Document learning process via a Teaching ePortfolioCOELS2012
  21. 21. Student of Biblical Greek• Retired bus driver in Argentina has decided to learn Biblical Greek• Non-traditional student uses COELS to • Connect via COELS community with the Ancient Greek Language community at Google + • Join a group blog with fellow students of Biblical Greek • Use Google Hangout for online study sessions • Create and share games that encourage learning COELS2012
  22. 22. UK Family Traveling to Italy • Family wants to add educational dimension to upcoming trip to Italy • Family uses COELS to • Connect via COELS community where they learn about LiveMocha for learning Italian • Create a travel blog to share travel experiences Image provided by Laura Gibbs • Work with Learning Registry to build a Google site about their trip keyed to Common Core standards for their childrens grade levelsCOELS2012
  23. 23. Literacy for Children in Vietnam• Seeds of Empowerment: 1001 Stories• Organization currently uses COELS approach re individualized learning, content delivery & publishing to • Promote literacy through storytelling • Set up local workshops to teach children to use PocketSchool mobile learning device • Collect stories and publishes some internationally for mobile learning applications at stores (e.g., Apple app store or Amazon kindle ebook store)• COELS future vision would also include • Localizing language and culture for other communities • Automatic delivery of new individualized contentCOELS2012
  24. 24. How to realize COELS? Key Activities • Build community • Facilitate curation of online resources • Raise awareness of emerging technologies, learning resources and innovative pedagogies • Work with partners to encourage development of key COELS aspects (e.g. localization)COELS2012
  25. 25. More Key Activities • Develop best practices • Host/coordinate • Google+ Community • Online seminars • Hangouts (#COELSHangout) • Showcase exemplary teaching, learning and research • Publish cases & research • Present at conferencesCOELS2012
  26. 26. Collaboration with the communityCOELS team will raise awareness of howcurrent and emerging technologies by • Situating learning in meaningful contexts • Supporting creation & sharing of learning resources • Facilitate content curation • Engage in ongoing social media conversations • Identify partners to house repositories for best practices • Host regularly scheduled events such as webinars and hangoutsCOELS2012
  27. 27. System Stability • Unbundling so that partners may receive benefits for certain inputs while providing free services to others • Example: coursera • Provides free MOOCs • Generates income through • Licensing platforms • Certifications • Recruitment • Industry will contribute to setting learning objectives based on needed skill sets • Participants get certification, mentoring, internships and ability to work as soon as they finish a learning sequence • Localization will encourage stabilizationCOELS2012
  28. 28. Design Thinking The COELS team supports a design thinking approach to innovation through • Discovery • Interpretation • Ideation • Experimentation • EvolutionCOELS2012
  29. 29. COELS vision... supports a living andviable learning system thatwill continue to evolve andbe available to peoplethroughout the world byconnecting high quality,accessible and localizedresources, best practicesand technology to create asustainable learning modelfor the future!
  30. 30. COELS Contact Information• Ongoing discussion and development of COELS • COELS Google+ page • COELS Google+ Community• COELS Google site • Information and tools • Philosophies & practices • ePortfolios • Google toolbox (sites, blogger, docs, images, videos)COELS2012
  31. 31. COELS/DNLEThis presentation represents workcompleted in the Designing a new LearningEnvironment (DNLE) course offered by Dr.Paul Kim of Stanford UniversityThank you for visiting our team projectTeam members Kimberly Hayworth Cathleen Galas Laura Gibbs Susan Lieberman Donna Murdoch
  32. 32. Sources of ImagesImages in this presentation not alreadycited are from the following subscribed(s) or royalty-free (r) sourcesMicrosoft Office clips (s)www.iStock.com (s)www.Animation.com (s)Wikipedia CommonsAlso, logos for various sites have beenincluded in the presentation

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