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EUMIND - Europe Meets India - action of COMP@CT network/Euneos Corp. was presented in the workshop at the ESP25 conference on Friday March 11, 2011. The presenters were Ludo Mateusen Netherlands (live online) and K.D.Shijo India (live online). The live online session was moderated by Ilpo Halonen, Finland. on-site.

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  1. 1. EUMIND – Europe Meets India Educational collaboration in project-based eLearning by means of eJournal projects, 2006 - © C OMP@CT/Euneos Corp. 2011
  2. 2. Motivation
  3. 3. Content <ul><li>EUMIND. History / network / activities </li></ul><ul><li>eJournal projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project scenarios and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase Values, Go Green </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Quality insurance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives reached? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing feed back - evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certificates </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. I. Context EUMIND 1 Project-based eLearning (PBeL) > eJournal projects based on virtual and geographic mobility of students and teachers 2 Internationalization of schools > from European (eTwinning) to transcontinental projects 3 Intercultural communicative competence > CEFcult tool for online assessment 4 Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) > global projects as an integral part of curriculum and CLIL school syllabuses 5 English as the 2nd language (non-native) > WebCEF tool for online assessment of speech
  5. 5. Why India? <ul><li>CLIL. Bilingual education </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation students. Education is a privilege </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Values education (no religious education) </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental education </li></ul><ul><li>Interest exchanges </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch Ministry : funds visits teachers </li></ul>
  6. 6. School system <ul><li>Private schools. Fees vary </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Big schools </li></ul><ul><li>13 - 15 years old for eJournal projects </li></ul><ul><li>16-17 yrs Junior Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>State exams </li></ul><ul><li>High competition to enter best schools </li></ul><ul><li>Salaries teachers vary (300 à 750 euro) </li></ul>
  7. 7. About history of collaboration <ul><li>Teacher Helena Law visits Panchgani India October 11-23, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Asia workshop of [email_address] in Jämsä Finland November 6, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot projects of Finn-India schools autumn 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Visit of Finnish teachers (”7 sisters”) in India 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>eJournal projects started in the school-year 2007-08 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Activities eJournal projects 2007-11(13-16 years) Visits teachers 06-11 Exchanges 09 -11 Youth Summit 08-10 Community service slum schools 09-10 Videoconferencings Part of eJournal projects Teacher room (11-12) India Day Porvoo
  9. 9. Starting Finn-India 2006
  10. 10. Visits 2007
  11. 11. Networking + community building
  12. 12. Visits
  13. 13. Visits
  14. 14. Visits to Europe
  15. 15. India day May 2010. Belgium
  16. 16. Exchanges . Ca. 40st. May 2010
  17. 17. Panchgani Youth Summit /
  18. 18. Slum schools. Visit/community service
  19. 19. REAP (slum schools)
  20. 20. EUMIND founded in 2008 <ul><li>European schools of COMP@CT network join the projects </li></ul><ul><li>COMP@CT/Euneos initiates ”Europe Meets India” (EUMIND) </li></ul><ul><li>EUMIND India network established in Mumbai February 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>EUMIND India : chair + board + membership fee </li></ul><ul><li>EUMIND Europa: EUNEOS company is legal body </li></ul>
  21. 21. Key figures of EUMIND
  22. 23. EUMIND Schools in India Mumbai Campion school St. Gregorios High School Cathedral and John Connon School St. Xavier's Junior College Christ Church School St. Xavier's Institute of Education D.G.Khetan International School Smt. Lilavatibai Podar Senior Secondary High School D.Y. Patil International School Springfield High School Green Lawns School Panchgani: Hasanat High School St. Peter's School Jamnabai Narsee School St. Gregorios High School, Panchgani Jasudben M.L. School Pune: Pawar Public School Pawar Public School Associated Organisation: REAP (Reach Education Action Programme)
  23. 24. The Netherlands Scholengemeenschap St. Ursula Anna Van Rijncollege Stedelijk College Eindhoven Beatrix College Vechtdal College Cambreur College Visser ’t Hooft Lyceum College Vos Willem van Oranje College Het Rijnlands Lyceum Walburg College Hofstad Lyceum Wolfert van Borselen scholen Jan van Brabant College Belgium Lyceum Oudehoven Vrije Sint-Lambertusscholen Maasland College Finland Montessoricollege Paaskytien koulu Porvoo Oostvaarders College Linnankosken lukio Porvoo PiusX-College Bladel Pohjankartano Secondary School Oulu Scala College Viitasaari Upper Secondary School
  24. 25. II. Ejournal project <ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Common aims </li></ul><ul><li>Topics : interesting, relevant , subject-oriented or cross- curricular </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to the curriculum, also in India </li></ul><ul><li>Contains research : main question and subquestions: WHY </li></ul><ul><li>Not only description or comparison </li></ul><ul><li>From research to action (Go Green Indian schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Management : group work - teachers as coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Clear structure : division in stages and deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring: progress reports </li></ul><ul><li>Final product : research articles </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>0 W N E R S H I P
  25. 26. Specific characteristics virtual project <ul><li>Ownership students </li></ul><ul><li>Visualisation: attractive lay-out </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity: video </li></ul><ul><li>Communication: video-conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher structures and monitors </li></ul><ul><li>Content - research </li></ul><ul><li>The more virtual, the more structured.... </li></ul>M I X
  26. 27. Students present on frontpage
  27. 28. Web tools 1/2: Why eJournal? <ul><li>a systematic approach of collaboration, not a single project </li></ul><ul><li>long-term, not short-term </li></ul><ul><li>one common tool easy to train and easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>videoconferencing has to work perfectly </li></ul><ul><li>teachers need to administer the tool by themselves </li></ul><ul><li>higher requirements of safety and teacher control ( < intercultural differences) </li></ul><ul><li>project help </li></ul><ul><li>fastwrite questionnaires integrated into the tool </li></ul><ul><li>inexpensive </li></ul>
  28. 29. Topics eJournal projects <ul><li>Criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schooldaze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Footprints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go Green </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poems </li></ul></ul>
  29. 30. Topics 2009-2010
  30. 31. Poems <ul><li>Write a poem in Hindi/Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>Translate the poem into English </li></ul><ul><li>Make a ranking of the top 10 Hindi/Dutch poems </li></ul><ul><li>Translate the top 5 </li></ul>
  31. 32. Regions <ul><li>Map your region </li></ul><ul><li>Identify burning issues </li></ul><ul><li>Researching and photographing </li></ul><ul><li>Any solutions? </li></ul>
  32. 33. Regions. Research <ul><li>Burning issues </li></ul><ul><li>Good practice(parcs) </li></ul>
  33. 35. Project scenarios. Phases <ul><li>Phase 1. Introduction of the group </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2. Action plan </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3 Research </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 4. Communication through Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 5. Evaluation and certificates </li></ul>
  34. 36. Values. Subtopics - main research questions <ul><li>Members of the family. </li></ul><ul><li>How important is the role of the family ? </li></ul><ul><li>Grandparents. </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have sufficient respect ? </li></ul><ul><li>The multi-cultural school. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the advantages? </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrations at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Show very important social values </li></ul><ul><li>National Day. </li></ul><ul><li>How important is the National Day? </li></ul>
  35. 37. Values. Example National day. Subquestions <ul><li>How important is the National Day ? </li></ul><ul><li>Which historical event ? </li></ul><ul><li>
 How do we celebrate at home, at school?
 </li></ul><ul><li>How do media cover Nat. Day? </li></ul><ul><li>How do young generation and old generation celebrate ? </li></ul><ul><li>
 How do immigrants celebrate their National Day in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion. </li></ul>
  36. 38. Values. Example Sufficient respect for our grandparents?
 <ul><li>Where do they live? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ask their opinion? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens in case of illness? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the importance of grandparents in our lives? </li></ul><ul><li>Do most of the grandparents feel respected? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the opinion in your family about the role of elderly people? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the government have any policy regarding the support of elderly people? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion. Do we have sufficient respect? </li></ul>
  37. 39. Values. Example . The variety of festivals demonstrates respect for the various cultures
  38. 40. Showcase 1. Phase 1.Introduction
  39. 41. Showcase 2 Phase 1.Introduction
  40. 42. Showcase 3 Introduction video
  41. 43. Showcase 4 Phase 2. Action plan
  42. 44. Showcase 5 Phase 3. Research
  43. 45. Showcase 6 Phase 3. Research
  44. 46. Showcase 7 Phase 3. Research
  45. 47. Showcase 8 Phase. Conclusion
  46. 48. Go green. Subtopics - main research questions <ul><li>Saving energy at school / water management </li></ul><ul><li>How can energy be saved at school? </li></ul><ul><li>Waste management / rubbish in the school / </li></ul><ul><li>How can waste management be realized? </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Is it possible to reduce your ecological footprint/ by more than 20%? </li></ul>
  47. 50. Go green . Saving energy 1 Video
  48. 51. Go green. Saving energy 2
  49. 52. Go Green. Waste at school
  50. 53. III. Video Conferencing. <ul><li>iVocalize </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Own room </li></ul><ul><li>Replay </li></ul><ul><li>Own website with pictures and replays </li></ul>
  51. 54. India Day. Porvoo 2010 (Fi) Rotterdam/Porvoo/Mumbai/Panchgani
  52. 55. India day. Mumbai/Panchgani
  53. 56. India Day. Porvoo. Ambassador India Panchgani. Principal and coordinator
  54. 60. VC. 10-11. Lessons learnt <ul><li>Very efficient ad powerful tool in global communication </li></ul><ul><li>Great participation from Indian side. </li></ul><ul><li>Poor participation from Dutch schools </li></ul><ul><li>Technically no problems in India </li></ul><ul><li>Subscriptions needed ( </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agenda on whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 min. = maximum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of moderator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical part = use of whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strict rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul>
  55. 62. VC Agenda <ul><ul><li>Welcome / can you see/ hear me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is who. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronunciation of your name/school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak slowly and clearly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Topic. Report about the research </li></ul><ul><li>Free questions about the topics </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Good bye </li></ul>
  56. 63. VC Rules <ul><ul><li>Moderator gives turns / wait for your turns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the chat for questions / No private messages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No bad words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use whiteboard to show pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No writings on the whiteboard </li></ul></ul>
  57. 64. VC. Evaluation of sessions <ul><li>Evaluate the session in the chat (type your answer) </li></ul><ul><li>Technically : were you satisfied with your connection, voice, image </li></ul><ul><li>9 excellent / 8 very good / 7 good / 6 moderate/ 5 less than expected </li></ul><ul><li>Content and communication of the videoconferencing in general </li></ul><ul><li>9 excellent / 8 very good / 7 good / 6 moderate/ 5 less than expected </li></ul>
  58. 65. Videoconferencing 2011-2012 <ul><li>Compulsory for each school </li></ul><ul><li>Training students Netherlands : presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Training teachers moderators per project </li></ul><ul><li>Each project : 2 VC teachers / 4 VC students </li></ul><ul><li>Limited number of participants </li></ul><ul><li>From home 4pm EU to home 8.30 pm INDIA </li></ul><ul><li>Topics. Research items and free (teachers leave VC room) </li></ul>
  59. 66. VC. Use of whiteboard
  60. 67. Use of whiteboard
  61. 68. VC. Lessons learnt <ul><li>10 computers </li></ul><ul><li>1 to 4 students per computer </li></ul><ul><li>Great communication </li></ul><ul><li>Chat supports VC </li></ul><ul><li>Use of whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>25 computers </li></ul><ul><li>Very diffiucult to moderate </li></ul><ul><li>Little communication </li></ul><ul><li>Chat is second channel of communication </li></ul>
  62. 70. III. Management
  63. 71. Management at school level <ul><li>Creating groups </li></ul><ul><li>Division of subtopics </li></ul><ul><li>Training teachers and students ! </li></ul><ul><li>Action plan and division of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing list of group leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Project scenario for all students </li></ul>
  64. 72. Group work highly appreciated
  65. 77. Management. International coordination Ca. 30 schools <ul><li>Internationally: central management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feb 11: collection ideas, preferences (ownership) in EU and in India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 11 : Central matching. 2 Indian and 2 EU schools per project and appointment international coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International coordinators (ca. 8) define final project scenarios with school coordinators June 11 </li></ul><ul><li>September - October 11 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central launching eJournals Sept. 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontpage by international coordinators Oct. 11 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 11- Jnauary 12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central coaching international cordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress reports International coordinators </li></ul></ul>
  66. 78. Progress report
  67. 79. IV. Quality insurance <ul><li>Clear projectscenarios (phases, research questions) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum based </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Technical and content support in EU and in INDIA </li></ul><ul><li>eJournal tool and Video Conf. tool </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation. Regular feed back and on-line evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of articles.Certfication by International jury </li></ul>
  68. 80. Evaluation on-line <ul><li>149 groupleaders. Great response </li></ul><ul><li>Survey monkey. On-line </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes processed </li></ul><ul><li>Each response sent to the coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>27 teachers. Great response </li></ul>
  69. 81. Certificates. Criteria
  70. 82. Febr. 2011. Certificates Campion School
  71. 83. Objectives reached?
  72. 86. Students opinion
  73. 87. Students opinion
  74. 88. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>