Mentors in Open Learning Environments

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A presentation held in Härnösund Sweden. Nov. 2007

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Mentors in Open Learning Environments

  1. 1. Mentors in Open Learning Environments Salvör Gissurardóttir November 2007
  2. 2. • Disruptive Technology • Students • Elgg personal learning landscape • Wiki open content • Authentic tasks
  3. 3. Predicting the future • Artist drawing 1899 predicting education in year 2000
  4. 4. The map of the world
  5. 5. Disruptive technology • A disruptive technology is defined as a low-performance, less expensive technology that enters a heated-up scene where the established technology is outpacing people's ability to adapt to it. The new technology gains a foothold, continues to improve, and then bumps the older, once-better technology into oblivion Clayton Christensen and explained in his book The Innovator's Dilemma
  6. 6. Elgg Personal learning landscape eportfolio
  7. 7. Elgg Blog - Portfolio – Social Network
  8. 8. • Myspace • Facebook • Ning • Elgg
  9. 9. digital portfolio Students are expected to work during the course at building up their on-line portfolio. It consists of all their assignments and a description of the learning process.
  10. 10. Student have on-line portfolio and collection of files
  11. 11. Digital portfolios • The student portfolios are not only showcases used for assessment in the end of the course, they are also a piece of knowledge structure (sematic network) that each student builds up.
  12. 12. Weblogs • All students keep a weblog - a learning journal for four months. The journal became one part of the portfolio. • One aim of a portfolio is to promote reflective practice in teaching - The portfolio becomes a process, not just an idle snapshot. Reflective practice and improvement is a part of good teaching.
  13. 13. Students who have tagged blog with “podcasting”
  14. 14. Wiki is.wikibooks.org/wikilessons
  15. 15. Social networks – web 2.0 • (mass amateurization) (open source, open content)
  16. 16. Sýnikennsla í wikibooks, wikipedia og wikimedia commons
  17. 17. Authentic Learning Tasks
  18. 18. Teaching children to use Scratch scratch.mit.edu
  19. 19. Teaching children to use Scratch scratch.mit.edu
  20. 20. Teaching children to use Scratch scratch.mit.edu

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