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ED-MEDIA Invited Panel abou Educational Media in Portugal: the next Decade (2011-2020)
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Ed media2011 Panel Fernando Presentation

  1. 1. Invited panel<br /> Educational Media in Portugal: the next Decade (2011-2020)<br />Fernando Albuquerque Costa<br />UniversityofLisbon<br />fc@ie.ul.pt<br />
  2. 2. THE CURRENT SITUATION<br />
  3. 3. THE CURRENT SITUATION<br />Framework for Higher Education Qualifications <br />The Bologna Declaration (1999)<br />In general, HE was shaped in function of this european framework, mainly based in some key ideas and concepts:<br />Mobility(Students & Faculty members)<br />Lifelong learning (formal + informal)<br />Teaching quality assurance<br />
  4. 4. THE CURRENT SITUATION<br />The Bologna Process <br />Convergenceeffortofthelevelsandcertification processes (ECTS)<br />Internationalisationofresearch<br />Promotionof e-Learningprograms<br />Mobilityprograms (ERASMUS)<br />Implementation of a set of concrete measures:<br />Greater openess!<br />
  5. 5. THE CURRENT SITUATION<br />The Bologna Process<br />HigherEducationwith 3 academiclevels<br />A shiftfromtraditionalpedagogicalstrategies to a more “active learning” <br />In Portugal (since 2006):<br />Law #74/2006<br />TEACHING<br />LEARNING<br />KNOWLEDGE<br />COMPETENCIES<br />
  6. 6. THE CURRENT SITUATION<br />HE in Portugal today<br />30 PublicHigherEducation<br />90 PrivateHigherEducation<br />± 400.000 STUDENTS<br />92 090 Km2<br />± 10 000 000 Hab.<br />
  7. 7. THE CURRENT SITUATION<br />The implementation of the Bologna Process in Portugal led to the adoption of key measures to promote equal opportunities in accessing higher education, by improving student support systems, and levels of participation and completion in higher education programs, as well as attracting new audiences in the context of lifelong learning and ensuring the qualifications of Portuguese citizens in Europe.<br />Thus, it was necessary to adopt a set of action laws and policies, leading to a profound reform of the legal system for higher education towards the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.<br />Law #74/2006<br />
  8. 8. THE CURRENT SITUATION<br /><ul><li>Just a few and not yet very consistent e-Learning experiences in higher education
  9. 9. Still under the “fashion effect”
  10. 10. Digital transposition of lecture materials
  11. 11. Predominance of knowledge transmission
  12. 12. Just a few known examples of a new way of thinking the university in the digital age…</li></li></ul><li>THE FUTURE<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>E-LearningEuropeanprogramwithveryimportantfunds
  14. 14. Portuguese universities do participate, but are normally underrepresented.
  15. 15. The process of applying for EU funding is “too bureaucratic”
  16. 16. Lack of networking and lobbying expertise
  17. 17. Only the most active and ‘open-minded’ Portuguese Universities seek participation in European projects.</li></ul>To what extent will the design of future national policies directed at facilitating the implementation of educational media in higher education be dependent from European directives and regulations?<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li>Governmentresponsability for accountabilityandassuranceofthequalityofeducation (in general)
  19. 19. Introducingincentives for HigherEducationinstitutionsto use digital media
  20. 20. Introducingincentives for HigherEducationinstitutions to doingresearchintheareaof e-learning</li></ul>What would you choose as the priorities for the future Portuguese Governmental innovation policies in higher education? <br />
  21. 21. <ul><li>Paradigmshift (pedagogy)
  22. 22. Beawareoftheriskofdoingnothing
  23. 23. Introduceincentives for facultymembers to use digital media
  24. 24. Trainingandsupport
  25. 25. Copyright issues
  26. 26. Qualityofmanagementsystem</li></ul>What main challenges and opportunities are the Portuguese higher education institutions facing in the next decade in what concerns to educational media?<br />
  27. 27. <ul><li>The schools are not making the most of ICTs and educational media
  28. 28. Lack of training that teachers manifest in employing ICTs for educational use
  29. 29. Starting the implementation and the disseminating of small scale initiatives
  30. 30. Portuguese HE institutions should develop integrated initiatives </li></ul>What do you consider to be the more effective models for implementing innovation in Portuguese higher education institutions?<br />
  31. 31. <ul><li>Distante Students?
  32. 32. Attracting “new audiences”?
  33. 33. Learning “otherthings”?
  34. 34. Teachingin a differentway?
  35. 35. TeachingandLearningwithICT
  36. 36. Developtheideaof “LearningCommunity”…</li></ul>Do you think the provision of full e-learning higher education courses and programs will grow significantly in Portugal in the coming years? <br />Digital media will become the mainstream in Portuguese higher education or will remain a complement to face-to-face teaching? <br />
  37. 37. <ul><li>Increasementoftheresearchrepositories
  38. 38. Motivationsto producingandsharingteachingmaterials (OER)
  39. 39. Incrementofthe use of Social media and Virtual LearningCommunities (Ning, Elgg, etc.)
  40. 40. Changingthewayswe organize teachingandlearning…</li></ul>What technologies and media do you expect to be more successfully implemented in Portuguese universities during the next decade and how will it affect teaching and learning?<br />
  41. 41. “Technologyishaving a dramaticeffectoncollegesanduniversities, producingwhatmaybethemostchallengingperiodofthehistoryofhighereducation.”<br />[AmericanCouncilonEducation, 2001]<br />
  42. 42. THANK YOU<br />

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