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Getting started with online collaborative learning

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Tools and strategies to move from local to global, Presented at the T21C event at Hillcrest Christian College, Australia, July 2018.

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Getting started with online collaborative learning

  1. 1. Getting started with online collaborative learning Tools and strategies to move from 'local' to 'global' Julie Lindsay T21C Conference 2018 https://tinyurl.com/t21cLINDSAY
  2. 2. Connect with me | Julie Lindsay Founder & CEO, Flat Connections Open Pathways Design Leader (CSU) - (uImagine, Division of Learning and Teaching) Online Lecturer (CSU) - MEd Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation - (School of Information Studies, CSU) PhD student – (University of Southern Queensland) - Thesis title ‘Online global collaborative educators and pedagogical change’ Twitter: @julielindsay Email: jlindsay@csu.edu.au Or lindsay.julie@gmail.com Profile: http://about.me/julielindsay
  3. 3. http://about.me/julielindsay @julielindsay on Twitter
  4. 4. Learning outcomes from this workshop: • Define online collaborative learning • Define online global collaboration • Describe tools for online collaboration • Explain how to start designing online global collaborative learning for all levels https://tinyurl.com/t21cLINDSAY
  5. 5. Collaborative Learning
  6. 6. Collaborative learning “[C]ollaborative production is simple: no one person can take credit for what gets created, and the project could not come into being without the participation of many.” Clay Shirky, Here comes everybody
  7. 7. Outcomes of collaboration 1. Appropriation - my ideas plus your ideas equals our collaborative artifact 2. Co-construction - my ideas multiplied with your ideas equals a collaborative product that is greater than the mere sum of our separate efforts 3. Transformation - the experience of working with another changes the way a person thinks and offers opportunity for transfer of skills (Mercer, 2013)
  8. 8. Online Collaboration • Purpose • Skills • Tools “Through the marriage of collaboration and mobile technology, students have a unique opportunity to transform the way they think and learn, and teachers have the opportunity to initiate true and lasting change in the social and cognitive development of their students” (Boyd, 2016) https://tinyurl.com/t21cLINDSAY
  9. 9. (Harasim, 2012) Online Collaborative Learning
  10. 10. Learning Design Balance…… Synchronous Asynchronous Blended learning modes to support online collaboration
  11. 11. Online Collaboration Share your story of success (or frustration!) • Purpose • Skills • Tools https://tinyurl.com/t21cLINDSAY
  12. 12. Definition…… ‘Online global collaboration’ broadly refers to geographically dispersed educators, classrooms, schools and other learning environments that use online technologies to learn with others beyond their immediate environment in order to support curricular objectives, intercultural understandings, critical thinking, personal and social capabilities and ICT capabilities (Lindsay, 2016)
  13. 13. Geographically dispersed learners Use of online technologies Learning with not just about Co-create new understandings and share work online What is online ‘global’ collaboration?
  14. 14. Two types of communication to sustain global collaboration SYNCHRONOUS
  15. 15. Two types of communication to sustain global collaboration ASYNCHRONOUS
  16. 16. Let’s talk tools!
  17. 17. Best online collaborative tools • Google! - but make sure you can jump over the wall! • Padlet – audio, video, text • FlipGrid – audio, video (now free!) • Edmodo • Voicethread • What else? https://sites.google.com/view/cool-tools-for-school s
  18. 18. High School students use a Team Padlet……..
  19. 19. K-2 students use FlipGrid to communicate
  20. 20. Online global collaborative learning Design for Success
  21. 21. Case Study: Endangered Animals Global Project
  22. 22. Wiki portal Originally on Wikispaces, archives on https://endangeredanimalsglobal.weebly.com/
  23. 23. Build EMPATHY for the global collaboration design vision DEFINE the problem and objectives of the global collaboration design Brainstorm to IDEATE solutions to the design objectives Build a PROTOTYPE design to communicate the solution Pitch the global project design to others for FEEDBACK Design Thinking Cycle
  24. 24. Empathy – start with teachers
  25. 25. Empathy – Connect students
  26. 26. DEFINE global project parameters
  27. 27. What were the challenges?
  28. 28. What’s next? Voicethread to share team ideas IDEATE and share resources
  29. 29. Prototype / Outcomes
  30. 30. Feedback - Sacred Heart PS, Melbourne https://flipgrid.com/6de0be
  31. 31. Features of successful online global collaboration Relevant to the curriculum Reliable & frequent communication Strong project organisation Designed with clear guidelines Able to learn about the cultures involved Co-create new meaning with global partners
  32. 32. Who to connect with?
  33. 33. Group Discussion…. Collaboration – local to global • What are you and your school doing? • What are the enablers? • What are the barriers? • What needs to be changed in the learning environment? • Share your story of success (or frustration!) https://tinyurl.com/t21cLINDSAY
  34. 34. Global educators impact the world – one collaboration at a time Thank you! Please stay connected with me: Julie Lindsay @julielindsay lindsay.julie@gmail.com http://flatconnections.com http://www.julielindsay.net Learning about the world, with the world https://tinyurl.com/t21cLINDSAY
  35. 35. References Boyd, N. L. (2016). Collaboration via Technology as a Means for Social and Cognitive Development within the K- 12 Classroom. Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms, 181-203. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0251-7.ch009 Harasim, L. (2017). Learning theory and online technologies (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. Lindsay, J. (2016). The global educator: Leveraging technology for collaborative learning & teaching. Eugene, Oregon/Arlington, VA: International Society for Technology in Education. Mercer, N. (2013). The Social Brain, Language, and Goal-Directed Collective Thinking: A Social Conception of Cognition and Its Implications for Understanding How We Think, Teach, and Learn. Educational Psychologist, 48(3), 148–168. doi:10.1080/00461520.2013.804394

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