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The power of 'e'

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A presentation at an educational conference in Melbourne on the 20th March 2009

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The power of 'e'

  1. 1. The power of ‘e’ Extending the ‘E’ in ACE
  2. 2. Adult Community Education http://silviahartmann.com/art-bob-ross-beginners.php
  3. 3. Gathering of the tribe http://spannocchia.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/vendemmia-lunch-001.jpg
  4. 4. The power of ‘e’ : an unfolding story the ‘E’ in ACE …
  5. 5. Many meanings of ‘e’
  6. 6. Extending ‘E’ <ul><li>Extending the </li></ul><ul><li>WHY, </li></ul><ul><li>WHO, </li></ul><ul><li>WHEN, </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE, </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT, </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT FOR </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>HOW of </li></ul><ul><li>ACE </li></ul>
  7. 7. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>… seeing the link </li></ul><ul><li>in ’96 between the emerging web and possibilities for learner publication in ALBE and ESL classes... Michael Gwyther </li></ul>
  8. 8. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>Learner Publications </li></ul>h ttp://www.marygrove.edu/images/student_faculty_computerIII.jpg
  9. 9. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>… two 1996 docs </li></ul><ul><li>(a Report and a Kit) for ACFE on convergent technologies… Clint Smith </li></ul>
  10. 10. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>Early Research </li></ul>
  11. 11. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>… management of my first </li></ul><ul><li>LearnScope project </li></ul><ul><li>in 1999 … Josie Rose </li></ul>
  12. 12. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>LearnScope Project s </li></ul>Adult Community Education Memorandum No. TO: REGIONAL COUNCIL DIRECTORS ACE PROVIDERS ADULT EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ACFED STAFF SUBJECT: LearnScope …. PLEASE FORWARD THIS ACE MEMORANDUM TO ACE PROVIDERS . I am please to inform you that in … there will again be opportunities for ACE Providers to participate in LearnScope activities .
  13. 13. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>… using My Connected Community with adult literacy students </li></ul><ul><li>… first time using Elluminate </li></ul><ul><li>… using the internet to engage reluctant learners in learning </li></ul><ul><li>… first online meeting using Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Gillian Ryan </li></ul>
  14. 14. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>Online communication </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.beautydialogues.com/files/vi_graphic.jpg </li></ul>
  15. 15. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>… when Libby Barker decided in 2001 that PRACE needed a flexible learning </li></ul><ul><li>co-ordinator ... Michael Chalk </li></ul>
  16. 16. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>Organisational leadership </li></ul>http://www.sysco.uk.com/images/uploads/Leadership%20&%20Management%20Jigsaw.JPG
  17. 17. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>1. I n 2000 , Josie as </li></ul><ul><li>a Flexible Learning Leader and then Michael Chalk in 2003 … Glenda McPherson </li></ul><ul><li>P.S. Three other ACE people, including Michael Gwyther, were FLLs as well. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>Flexible Learning Leaders </li></ul>
  19. 19. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>PLUS </li></ul><ul><li>2. In 2004 , the TAFE Frontiers initial ‘Flexible ACE’ research… </li></ul><ul><li>Glenda McPherson </li></ul>
  20. 20. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones
  21. 21. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>… the ACMI 2004 digital storytelling course and the process of creating an ACE friendly (free!) way of introducing the concept to SWPLC… Mary Schooneveldt </li></ul>
  22. 22. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Key moments/milestones <ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul>Welcome to SWP Learning Communities’ Digital Story
  23. 23. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Foundation texts <ul><li>Sample Publications </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/biddyb/sets/72157612809077443/ </li></ul>
  24. 24. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>Make friends, get ripped off, become involved in political activities, … it’s endless , and the possibilities are increasing by the minute… Alan Wayman, 1996 </li></ul>
  25. 25. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>A Multiplicity of </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Purposes </li></ul>http://modish.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/07/liebling3.jpg
  26. 26. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>One day when I was browsing on the web, I found this thing called ‘chat’… Mexie Butler, 1997 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>Global Reach </li></ul><ul><li>http://my.jobstreet.com/jobs/2008/5/n/10/_pics/noksiesla1.jpg </li></ul>
  28. 28. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>… feeling part of a community of learners on the Net without losing their ‘real life’ sense of connectedness… </li></ul><ul><li>Dale Pobega, 1998 </li></ul>
  29. 29. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries Participation in Online Communities http://regionalnetworks.net/RNet/images/teens.jpg
  30. 30. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>There are two crucial factors to the success of a New Learning Technology… </li></ul><ul><li>Josie Rose, 1999 </li></ul>
  31. 31. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>Professional Development: </li></ul><ul><li>Playful Adventures? </li></ul>http://www.wdavidphillips.com/wp-content/uploads/creativity.jpg
  32. 32. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>… the e-mail letter M sent her partner in the other group was very inspiring , urging the other woman to believe in herself .. . </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Chalk, 2000 </li></ul>
  33. 33. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>Learner Empowerment = </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learning </li></ul>http://cli.ccl-cca.ca/Metis/en/swfbits/ccl_bg_en.gif http://cli.ccl-cca.ca/FN/en/swfbits/fn_model.gif
  34. 34. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>Twenty seven online workshops were held across the four days of the </li></ul><ul><li>e-conference … </li></ul><ul><li>Dale Pobega, 2001 </li></ul>
  35. 35. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Voices of Visionaries <ul><li>The Power to Transcend Time, Space And Distance </li></ul>http://www.bentley.com/hu-HU/Training/Purchase+Options/Distance+Learning.htm http://www.agd.com.au/images/DSCN4554A.jpg http://www.sfu.ca/aq/archives/nov02/images/nov02_images/international_lead.jpg
  36. 36. The ACE we cherish http://www.missouristate.edu/assets/equity/Diversity_Matters_photo_without_wording__.jpg
  37. 37. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: The Time it Takes
  38. 38. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: The Time it Takes
  39. 39. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Leadership
  40. 40. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Leadership <ul><li>… we now have tech savvy managers & teachers in ACE… </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Schooneveldt </li></ul>
  41. 41. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Leadership <ul><li>… the uptake was slow until the recent emergence of organisations and individuals keen to take a leadership role … Lynne Gibb </li></ul><ul><li>http://accessace.wikispaces.com/Eastern+Metropolitan+Region </li></ul>
  42. 42. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Leadership <ul><li>Local Leadership </li></ul>
  43. 43. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Action Research Projects <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement projects </li></ul><ul><li>¤ engage people in the community </li></ul><ul><li>¤ investigate e-learning AND </li></ul><ul><li>¤ strengthen creative communities. </li></ul><ul><li>elearnala.edublogs.org </li></ul>
  44. 44. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Action Research Projects <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>ACE </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
  45. 45. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Action Research Projects <ul><li>ACFE VicGovernment </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning Grant 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>http://ementors.acfe.vic.edu.au / </li></ul>
  46. 46. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Action Research Projects <ul><li>The Learning House is a language and literacy package that consists of a series of rooms… </li></ul>
  47. 47. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Professional Development <ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>ACE </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
  48. 48. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Professional Development <ul><li>The 2008 E-mentor final report </li></ul><ul><li>http://ementors.acfe.vic.edu.au / </li></ul>
  49. 49. That all-important big ‘E’
  50. 50. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE <ul><li>… redefining notions and practices of </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>connectedness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>democracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>global citizenship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>lifelong learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>transformational learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>learning to learn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>critical literacy and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>much else in Adult Community Education (ACE)… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  51. 51. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE http://everydaygiving.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/01/28/helpingchangetheworld.jpg Together changing: IDEAS IDEALS MEANINGS MEANS PRINCIPLES PURPOSES PRACTICES PARTICIPATION
  52. 52. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Critical Attributes of 21st Century Education Integrated and Interdisciplinary Technologies & Multimedia Global Classrooms, Globalization 21 st Century Skills Student-Centered Project-Based & Research-Driven Relevant, Rigorous and Real-world Adapting to and Creating Constant Personal and Social Change, and Lifelong Learning http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/What_is_21st_Century_Education.htm
  53. 53. Extending the ‘E’ in ACE: Multiple Literacies for the 21st Century The Arts and Creativity Financial Literacy Ecoliteracy Media Literacy Physical Fitness and Health Literacies Social/Emotional Literacies Cyberliteracy Globalization & Multicultural Literacy http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/What_is_21st_Century_Education.htm
  54. 54. Your views <ul><li>How has/does/might </li></ul><ul><li>e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>in ACE for you? </li></ul>extend the ‘E’
  55. 55. The power of ‘e’: Extending the ‘E’ in ACE Yes, We Can and Must and Will and Do!

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