HMID 6303: Current Trends and Issues in Instructional Technology <ul><li>Opener # 7: </li></ul><ul><li>ELECTRONIC COLLABORATION AND INTERACTION </li></ul>
Globalization 3.0 What does that mean? Collaborate or Die! You are left with no choice!!
Peter Drucker (The late management guru) <ul><li>“ Society needs knowledge workers who are adept at problem solving, collaboration, and learning in general.” </li></ul>
Collaboration tools help share knowledge & generate ideas faster … Ubiquitous access to the internet Voice over Internet Protocol Web Conferencing E-mail Mobile Phones Collaboration Tools
Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams Thousands or perhaps millions of connected individuals can work together on documents such as Wikipedia to create new products or enhance the value of existing ones Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
InnoCentive – Open Innovation Community, Where World Innovates September 2007 - InnoCentive created a network of over 120,000 scientists and engineers from over 70 countries to collaborate on solving complex problems and challenges that could develop into new products and services. <ul><li>As they exchange ideas, some of the foremost minds on the planet learn from each other, thus amplifying and extending scientific knowledge beyond anything possible for a single human. </li></ul>
Social Networking Software and Online Collaborative Learning Communities <ul><li>Kids ages 6 -14 take on an avatar- a virtual 3D digital persona in the form of penguins in Club Penguin and collaborate with children worldwide in exciting new ways! </li></ul>
But how can online collaboration tools and software be utilized when there is lack of access to internet???
Bridging the Gap between Rural China and the Rest of the World <ul><li>Collaborative Online Technology makes 1 Kg project possible even when there is lack of access of Internet. </li></ul>
Charity travel project supports rural education ! Three easy steps to participate in 1 Kg: 1)Travellers carry the educational materials, the rural schools need by checking on www.1Kg.org , with them 2) They then communicate and interact with kids, play games, give lessons, and bring information from the outside world to them 3) They then share their stories and pictures on the 1kg project forum when they return
TwinBooks Project – Outlet for those with fewer resources An urban child buys one of the TwinBooks Enters the “twin code” of the other book on the TwinBooks Website It is donated to a rural child
Global Collaboration – Environmental Projects GLOBE Project Journey North Kids as Global Scientists
Educational resources including human ones, exist beyond classrooms! <ul><li>Students in such programs might collect and share locally collected data with peers around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists across international boundaries, in industry, government, or higher education often serve as advisors along the way or as evaluators of final projects </li></ul>
International Exchanges & Mentoring Programs <ul><li>iEARN involves more than 20,000 schools and youth organizations from over 120 countries spanning the globe </li></ul><ul><li>Through iEARN more than 1 million students each day solve global educational problems </li></ul>
ePals – International “Make a Wish” Foundation for Global Educators <ul><li>ePals network includes more than 13 million students, 325,000 classrooms and 200 different countries and territories </li></ul>Click on the ePals map and find a grade level and interest match In2Books enables adult pen pals to respond to online letters and summaries about curriculum books that students read in schools
Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists <ul><li>In the Ice Stories project, students can read about experiments related to Antarctica’s sheet ice dynamics, climate change, penguin breeding behaviours, and … </li></ul>
… interact with REAL scientists!!! Cassandra Brooks – Scientist working on the life history and population of Antarctic toothfish Video, audio and text dispatches from Cassandra Mentoring & collaboration through emails and blogs between Cassandra and students from anywhere around the globe!
Flat Classroom Project Created by Viki & Julie; Inspired by Friedman’s The World is Flat
Flat Classroom Project Joint learning productions and educational events, international relationships, unique curriculum projects, friendships and understandings Viki Davis Julie Lindsay