Ischia Ag2008


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Anne Gilleran's presentation on the evolution of eTwinning at the PDW in Ischia October 2008

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Ischia Ag2008

  1. 1. Evolving eTwinning Anne Gilleran PDW Ischia, 17 October 2008
  2. 2. A History lesson! <ul><li>2005 - Officially launched in January </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Officially Integrated into the Life Long Learning Programme </li></ul><ul><li>2013 - Due to run until this date </li></ul>Now an accompanying measure to the Comenius programme
  3. 3. What is ? ?
  4. 4. Official Definition <ul><li>eTwinning is a portal : </li></ul><ul><li>Which takes advantage of the possibilities offered by the Internet and digital media </li></ul><ul><li>to promote European school cooperation, collaborative learning and project based pedagogy. </li></ul><ul><li>eTwinning does not finance single projects but supports them by offering tools and support. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Re-examine this sentence <ul><li>To promote: </li></ul><ul><li>European school cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>Project based pedagogy. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assumption <ul><li>That teachers can only do these through project work </li></ul>
  7. 7. What has happened since 2005?
  8. 8. 1. The Internet has changed <ul><li>Web 1.x </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieve information </li></ul></ul>Essentially an online encyclopedia
  9. 9. Interactive & Creative Web 2.0 <ul><li>- make the news - publish ideas - create archives - comment on events - communicate </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>At the Technet Summit in November 2006, Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix, stated a simple formula for defining the phases of the Web: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Web 1.0 was dial-up, 50K average bandwidth, Web 2.0 is an average 1 megabit of bandwidth and Web 3.0 will be 10 megabits of bandwidth all the time, which will be the full video Web, and that will feel like Web 3.0. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Since 2005 February 2004 January 2005 February 2005 October 2006 <ul><li>February 2004. </li></ul>2006 1999 2005/06 April 2006
  12. 13. What has happened in eTwinning since 2005? 16 October 2008: 45643 active members Active project run at approximately 10% of this figure September 2005 7000 teachers registered
  13. 14. Networked World <ul><li>eTwinning is not just about projects. </li></ul>Projects are the outcome of a much larger process The process of community Social Networking
  14. 16. Image of the network of connected eTwinning schools
  15. 17. What is the future? <ul><li>Teachers connected in groups 2008/2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To collaborate and create together within and outside formal projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European eTwinning ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maths & Science teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. 2009 <ul><li>Online learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eTwinning learning events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development on line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communities of practice based on pedagogical resources </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. eTwinning continues To be supportive and offer opportunity for professional development To be connective & non bureaucratic To offer recognition To have built in quality assurance at national and European level in the form of Quality Labels
  18. 20. And <ul><li>It still costs nothing! </li></ul>
  19. 21. Digital Natives? In this fast evolving world there are no natives!
  20. 22. Over to You! <ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul><ul><li>anne . [email_address] .org </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>