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E-Learning in an Education 3.0 World


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My presentation from a conference called Pathways Towards a Shared Future: Changing Roles of Higher Education in a Globalized World that UN University and UNESCO has jointly convened in Tokyo.

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E-Learning in an Education 3.0 World

  1. 2. Open participation David Wiley's hardest bullet point What's sneaking up on us Norman Okamura's comment
  2. 3. Red : AVOIR nodes Blue : Collaborating partners Yellow : Supporting partners
  3. 10. Three characteristics of Education 3.0 <ul><li>the role of students in making choices of a different kind than are available today </li></ul><ul><li>students as socially networked producers of reusable learning content which is available in abundance under licenses that permit the free sharing and creation of derivative works </li></ul><ul><li>institutional arrangements permit the accreditation of learning achieved , not just of courses taught </li></ul>
  4. 11. Drivers towards Education 3.0
  5. 12. <ul><li>Digital natives entering higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Growing abundance of free and open educational resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reusable content and software </li></ul></ul>
  6. 13. <ul><li>The programmable web (distributed environments) </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking and the blurring of the distinction between work and play </li></ul>
  7. 14. <ul><li>Changing attitudes towards learning </li></ul><ul><li>New ways to assess & recognize learning </li></ul>
  8. 15. The emergence of the personal learning environment
  9. 16. Personal Learning Environments (PLE) <ul><li>Learners take control and manage their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Autogogy - the way a learner self-learns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A way of learning, not a particular technology </li></ul></ul>Set own learning goals Global infrastructure Manage own learning Content Autogogy Communication Network
  10. 17. Personal learning environments Univ Univ Univ FORE (OER) VLE VLE Aggregators 3 rd Party VLE Platform Platform Platform Social network engines Web
  11. 18. Social networking / aggregation
  12. 22. [YOUTUBE:by_tag,digitalfreedom,2,1,10] Towards PLE filters
  13. 23. Incipient Education 3.0 at UWC
  14. 24. <ul><li>Cooperative international programmes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NetTel@Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education masters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Established the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>created the Chisimba and the KEWL e-learning platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOSS masters </li></ul></ul>
  15. 25. <ul><li>Free and Open Courseware strategy and project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing country perspective on OER/FORE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rip, Mix and Learn initiative ( impact on quality of learning , how to make assessment work ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recognition of prior learning </li></ul>
  16. 26. Recognition and accreditation of learning achieved Will universities meet it? “ Business opportunity”
  17. 27. Online : Email : [email_address] We are grateful to the IDRC, USAID, the Department of Science and Technology, UNESCO and Sun Microsystems for financial and other support to the AVOIR project. We are also grateful to those organizations who had enough confidence to contract us to develop applications even though we were unproven .
  18. 28. Attribution credits <ul><li>The image of a woman with a laptop outside by window is from by by Soctech used under CC-BY 2.0 license </li></ul><ul><li>Images of an African house under construction are from the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden (SA) website, and used here under presumed fair use </li></ul>