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IEOL Project plan

  1. 1. IEOL Integration and Education Online Project plan 2009-2011
  2. 2. Aims <ul><li>The Partnership will focus on exploring the possibilities of Web 2.0 (social media) in adult education. </li></ul><ul><li>Since the Internet is so much a part of every aspect of life, it is useful to look at its pedagogical implications. Social media is not to be considered as a separate entity but as one pedagogical tool among others. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchanging experiences and best practices  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparing approaches and methods in partner organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchanging and developing the methods and common practices of evaluating the process and outcomes of the use of social media in learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Partnership will produce an online dossier of best practices to use social media in adult education </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Stages <ul><li>First stage </li></ul><ul><li>9/09 - 8/10 </li></ul><ul><li>staff of the participating institutions will study together the use of social media in teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Second stage </li></ul><ul><li>8/10 - 7/11 </li></ul><ul><li>the institutions will produce courses for groups of adult learners and actively involve adult learners through intercultural dialogue </li></ul>
  4. 4. Context <ul><li>The organisations have various levels of experience in e-learning projects, using various learning platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation to explore the possibilities of free and open interactive contents </li></ul><ul><li>The project will provide students with an international context for learning, which will raise their motivation for education and gives the chance to get to know people from other countries. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Contents <ul><li>various tools of social media, such as various Google tools, blogs and wikis </li></ul><ul><li>teachers and instructors will participate in workshops in their own organisations and project meetings </li></ul><ul><li>participating learners learn to use online tools for learning; to interact online, working on specific skills-related courses. </li></ul><ul><li>improve the foreign language skills of the learners </li></ul><ul><li>students will be offered courses or workshops with intercultural content in which these topics are addressed. They will also interact with learners at the other participating organizations and get a chance to learn about other the other countries’ culture, customs, holidays etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Communication <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Google docs </li></ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul><ul><li>Qaiku </li></ul>
  7. 7. Evaluation <ul><li>Evaluations of meetings </li></ul><ul><li>     Discussion at the end of meeting </li></ul><ul><li>     Questionnaire after meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of partnership </li></ul><ul><li>     Questionnaires for participating teachers </li></ul><ul><li>     Questionnaires for participating learners </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dissemination <ul><li>Active promotion of online information (blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Online dossier (blog or other format?) </li></ul><ul><li>Local press </li></ul><ul><ul><li>     Partnership meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>     Other suitable junctions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visibility on websites, course catalogues etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Expected results <ul><li>          Description </li></ul><ul><li>12/09                     Teachers know how to use social media </li></ul><ul><li>                              Blog in full operation </li></ul><ul><li>03/10                 Ideas on how to use social media in teaching              </li></ul><ul><li>                         ready, available online </li></ul><ul><li>                              Course ideas ready </li></ul><ul><li>05/10                     New courses planned </li></ul><ul><li>06/10                     Interim report </li></ul><ul><li>09/10                     Courses launched </li></ul><ul><li>01/11                     Student interaction online under way </li></ul><ul><li>                              Best practices emerge </li></ul><ul><li>                              Interim course assessments ready, online </li></ul><ul><li>05/11                     Dossier of best practices ready, online </li></ul><ul><li>                              Final evalution by teachers and students ready, </li></ul><ul><li>                              online </li></ul><ul><li>07/11                     Final report </li></ul>
  10. 10. Timetable <ul><li>Poland 3/10 11-12 March (8-14 March) </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal 10/10 21-22 Oct. (18-24 Oct.) </li></ul><ul><li>or 14-15 Oct. </li></ul><ul><li>Italy 2/11 24-25 Feb. (21-27 Feb.) </li></ul><ul><li>Spain 5/11 19-20 May (16-22 May) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Each partner’s tasks until Meeting II <ul><li>Finland: workshops for teachers to find ideas about using blogs in teaching, workshops for students </li></ul><ul><li>Portugal: a study about seniors who are learning to use blogs (framework: social constructivism), create a system of evaluation, study questions of accessibility, statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Poland: launch Picasa and Google tools workshops for teachers, e-learning platform, prepare senior students for ICT certification exam </li></ul><ul><li>Italy: 1) create a working group of staff for learning to work with blogs, Qaiku, Skype and Google instruments, 2) Moodle course for teachers, 3) Start courses for English (and cookery) in Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Spain: create a working group of teachers, get teachers involved in learning about blogs, Google instruments </li></ul>