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EADL 2019 collaborative learning


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Presentation at EADL conference, 24 May 2019, in Tallinn, Estonia.

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EADL 2019 collaborative learning

  1. 1. Collaborative online learning – extending the discussion Alastair Creelman Linnaeus University, Sweden Twitter: @alacre Blog: Corridor of Uncertainty
  2. 2. Collaborative literacy On-site and online CC0 Public domain on Pexels
  3. 3. Collaboration issues • Cooperation vs collaboration • Uneven workloads • Unclear benefits • Easier to do it yourself … Designing effective collaborative learning in education. Inholland Hogeschool Photo by from Pexels
  4. 4. Collaboration works best when … Complex task Time for development Diverse skills and perspectives Clear rules Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels
  5. 5. Collaborative learning - barriers • Tradition • Teachers lack time and support • Student expectations Student Resistance to Collaborative Learning, Stover & Holland (2018) CC BY-NC Some rights reserved by derekbruff
  6. 6. Group work
  7. 7. Introvert Not familiar with rules of group Feel overwhelmed and ignored by confident participants Not fluent in course language Need time to think Contextual silence Cultural reasons – not polite to question the teacher Low self-confidence Multitasking Only interested in the certificate Bored Reasons for silence
  8. 8. Inclusion – silent learners • Give everyone a voice • Recognise different types of participation: reflection, analysis, observing, discussion, production • Silent learners – a guide
  9. 9. Creating safe spaces Community of trust Clear structure and rules Facilitation Socialisation Support CC0 Photo by Kelly Neil on Unsplash
  10. 10. CC BY-NC-ND Some rights reserved by Gilly Salmon Five stage model – Gilly Salmon
  11. 11. CC BY-NC-ND Some rights reserved by w4nd3rl0st (InspiredinDesMoines) Extending the discussion
  12. 12. Asynchronous arenas CC BY Some rights reserved by Kinchan1 • Vital work skill • Multimodality • Time for reflection • Widen participation • Online facilitation techniques
  13. 13. Collaborative work spaces - Padlet Notes from classroom groups Notes from online groups Recorded lecture SlidesPhotos Links Video Audio Follow-up material
  14. 14. Smarter collaboration
  15. 15. Staff virtual mobility Professional development CC0 Public domain on Pixabay
  16. 16. Open Networked Learning • Open online course - Learning by doing • Participants from 12 partner institutions plus open learners • Teachers, educational technologists • Problem-based learning (PBL) online •
  17. 17. ONL community Karolinska Institutet Lund University Linnaeus University Zurich Univ. of Applied Sciences Independent Institute of Education Open Learners Stockholm University 8 8 8 8 8 8 88 8 Arcada Univ. of Applied Sciences 8 Linköping University 8 8 National Univ. of Singapore 8 Mälardalen University 8 EducorFaculty of Capacity Development
  18. 18. Connecting T2 Open learning, sharing & openness T4 Design for online & blended learning T5 Lessons learnt - future practice T3 Learning in communities - networked collaborative learning 1 week 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks T1 Online participation & digital literacies ONL outline and topics Getting started 1 week
  19. 19. Getting started Connecting Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3 Topic 4 Topic 5 ONL overview (12 weeks) Campus meetings Connecting webinar Webinar Tweet chat Webinar Tweet chat Webinar Final webinar PBL groups Learning blogs Webinar Tweet chat Support Tweet chat
  20. 20. Facilitation in ONL Create supportive learning communities PBL groups with 2 video meetings per week Asynchronous and synchronous collaboration ”More face-to-face than many campus courses”
  21. 21. • Next iteration, ONL192, starts 16 September • Join as open learners (limited places available) • Join as partner institution in 2020 •
  22. 22. Questions? CC BY Some rights reserved by mripp