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Netbooks in schools: Acer-EUN experiences

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Netbooks in schools: Acer-EUN experiences

  1. 1. Educational netbook pilot Dr. Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet London BETT Show January 13 2011
  2. 2. Outline of this presentation <ul><li>About European Schoolnet </li></ul><ul><li>What is 1:1 computing in education? </li></ul><ul><li>Acer-EUN pedagogical netbook pilot </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-evaluation with 240 teachers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Acer- European Schoolnet team
  4. 4. <ul><li>Network of 31 European Ministries of Education or other national education authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Created in 1997 and based in Brussels </li></ul><ul><li>Mission: to bring about innovation in teaching and learning through the use of new technology </li></ul>European Schoolnet (EUN)
  5. 5. <ul><li>1:1 indicates the ratio of items per user, i.e. one netbook per learner. </li></ul><ul><li>1:1 refers to the current trend of low-cost computer devices , ranging from mobiles and handhelds to laptops or netbooks, have gained ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically the devise is connected to the internet and owned by the learner. </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one (1:1) computing is a new phenomena in educational settings! </li></ul>What is 1:1 computing in education?
  6. 6. <ul><li>33 initiatives identified in 18 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Report downloadable at: http://bit.ly/9lE0Pb </li></ul><ul><li>OEDC NML on 1:1 http://www.bildung.at/nml-conference2010/ </li></ul>New European review of initiatives
  7. 7. What does the Acer-EUN netbook pilot entail? image: a Spanish netbook student
  8. 8. Six countries participating About 8000 netbooks out! <ul><li>About 40 classes per country = 224 classes </li></ul><ul><li>About 1200 teachers! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Actors of the pilot in each country 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  10. 10. <ul><li>How can 1:1 computing in education change and improve teaching and learning both inside and outside of schools? </li></ul><ul><ul><li> To study the use of netbooks by teachers and pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> in an educational context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> within their own curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> throughout the school year </li></ul></ul>Why the Acer-EUN pilot?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Each participating school has a “ netbook team ”: 3-4 teachers, ICT coordinator and school head </li></ul><ul><li>The netbook team collaboratively plans the use of netbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Place: in school vs. out of school use </li></ul><ul><li>Context: individual vs. collaborative use </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: educational vs. leisure use </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>What is expected from the schools? (by Heeok Heo and Jeonghee Seo, NML study, 09)
  12. 12. Blended learning with netbooks image: a German pre-pilot netbook class
  13. 13. image: a German pre-pilot netbook class class Indivdual work within a class   on-line   off-line
  14. 14. Collaborative work in class   on-line   off-line
  15. 15. Personalised assignments   on-line   off-line
  16. 16. Teachers’ netbook team - helping each other!
  17. 17. Some samples of pre-evaluation
  18. 18. n=240 teachers
  19. 19. Who are the netbook teachers ?
  20. 20. Who are they ?
  21. 21. General expectations regarding netbooks are extremely positive!
  22. 22. Added value of netbooks for teaching
  23. 23. <ul><li>Importantly, about 1/3 of teachers had not yet formed their opinion on these issues! </li></ul>Expectations: added value of netbooks?
  24. 24. <ul><li>Planning for different modes of netbook activities in France, Turkey and Spain </li></ul>How do teachers plan to use netbooks?
  25. 25. Variety of activities during a 1:1 lesson Frontal teaching Group Individual
  26. 26. Netbook, like ICT, is a means to learn! Frontal teaching Group Individual
  27. 27. Alternation of on-line & off-line activities Frontal teaching Group Individual    on-line   off-line   on-line   off-line   on-line   off-line
  28. 28. Frontal teaching Group Individual   on-line   off-line Orchestration of learning activities
  29. 29. 1:1 pedagogical scenarios www.netbooks. eun . org/web/acer/resources
  30. 30. Support for schools: netbooks.eun.org
  31. 31. Teachers’ fears - to some extent
  32. 32. Teachers’ fears - less so...
  33. 33. Reality of network availability
  34. 34. Thank you! www.netbooks.eun.org image: a Turkish pre-pilot netbook class

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