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Kids Going Global

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Kids Going Global

  1. 1. Kids going global Global distance multimedia learning for children
  2. 2. The world is our classroom – www.globalskolen.no
  3. 3. Globalskolen – The Global school <ul><li>Online primary school that provides </li></ul><ul><li>education in three subjects: Norwegian Social science Religion and ethics </li></ul><ul><li>These three subjects are included in the </li></ul><ul><li>document «Complementary education for </li></ul><ul><li>children abroad». </li></ul>Photo: Wiking Magazine
  4. 4. The organisation Globalskolen <ul><li>A department of Norsk Nettskole (Norwegian Net School), </li></ul><ul><li>A private institution for distance education. </li></ul><ul><li>Officially accredited by the Department of Education and </li></ul><ul><li>Research. </li></ul><ul><li>The curriculum of Globalskolen is based on the Norwegian </li></ul><ul><li>national curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Financed through the Norwegian national budget as a private </li></ul><ul><li>school – 85%. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Administration and teacher’s location
  6. 6. OLC-EDEN <ul><li>Member of OLC-EDEN - Own Language and Culture - European Distance Education Network. </li></ul><ul><li>Members of OLC-EDEN: </li></ul><ul><li>Denmark, Danes worldwide www.danes.dk </li></ul><ul><li>Germany, Deutsche Fernschule www.deutsche-fernschule.de </li></ul><ul><li>The Netherlands, Edufax www.edufax.nl </li></ul><ul><li>Norway, Globalskolen www.globalskolen.no </li></ul><ul><li>Other schools offering distance education: </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden: www.sofiadistans.nu </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Free of charge for Norwegian citizens attending </li></ul><ul><li>local or international schools. </li></ul><ul><li>All learning and teaching on the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly and asynchronous . </li></ul><ul><li>Use our self-developed learning managment system – </li></ul><ul><li>PedIT. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Going global <ul><li>1999 15 students aged 10 to 15. </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – offering online-program for first-graders. </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – 1050 pupils in 90 countries. </li></ul>Not only Norwegians: Descendents of emigrates Children of guest workers Grown ups that want to learn a new language. Own classes for beginners.
  9. 9. From 15 to 1050 – why and how? 1. Online 2. Personalized
  10. 10. <ul><li>3. Local contact person Parents/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>4. Simple usability </li></ul><ul><li>5. Time: 90 minutes a week </li></ul><ul><li>6. Interactivity </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>7. Openness parents/students </li></ul><ul><li>8. Quickly response to submissions, questions and messages. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Software compability </li></ul><ul><li>10. Quality, not quantity </li></ul><ul><li>11. Cost free/non-profit </li></ul>
  12. 12. The school-year <ul><li>15 plans in the period from the 1 st of September until middle of December. </li></ul><ul><li>15 plans in the period from the 10 th of January until 31 st og May. </li></ul><ul><li>New plans are published every friday. </li></ul><ul><li>90 minutes working time for the students pr. lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail every time a new plan is published. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The next ten years <ul><li>Is it possible to: Offer a lot of foreign languages in public school this way? Why can’t pupils in Portugal learn Norwegian as a second or third language? And why do Norwegian school only offer French, German and Spanish? Why not Italian, Russian, Portugese? We have the tools…. </li></ul>

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