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Impact of ICT on globalisation of education. Lecture in GlobalEd summerschool in Falun, Sept 2009

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Global Village School

  1. 1. Global Village School: the impact of ICT on globalisation of education Mart Laanpere Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Estonia
  2. 2. Technology is the answer! <ul><li>… but what was the question? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Global Village <ul><li>A term coined by Marshall McLuhan </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbalkans, Global Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks - lightspeed rumors </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual communities - identity construction </li></ul><ul><li>Schools in the Global Village: what scenarios? </li></ul><ul><li>Radical change of the learning environment seems to be inescapable </li></ul>
  4. 4. The learning environment defined <ul><li>Narrow definition: classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Wider definition: physical and social environment that surrounds a learner, including learning resources, technical equipment, curriculum, fellow learners, teacher (with her implicit learning theories and teaching methods) etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Changes in learning environment <ul><li>2400 years ago: Socrates banned the books </li></ul><ul><li>500 years ago: learning environment = working environment </li></ul><ul><li>150 years ago: village schools </li></ul><ul><li>100 years ago: learning environment was rationalized/industrialized </li></ul><ul><li>30 years ago: subject-specific classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>10 years ago: institutional virtual learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>In 10 years: global learning environments, personal mobile clients? </li></ul>
  6. 6. OECD scenarios of schooling 2020 <ul><li>Status Quo scenarios: no change (by choice or inability) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bureaucratic school systems continue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Exodus - Meltdown scenario </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Re-schooling scenarios: different schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools as core social centres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools as focused learning organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>De-schooling scenarios: no schools as we know them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Networks and the Network Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extending the market model </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Three metaphors of learning <ul><li>Acquisition, participation and knowledge creation metaphors (by Paavola, Lipponen & Hakkarainen 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>C.Bereiter: learning in “belief mode” and “design mode” </li></ul>
  8. 8. FLE3 – Future Learning Environment
  9. 9. Getting global <ul><li>Learning networks: anywhere, anytime, with anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide, OLPC project </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Wikipedia in South Africa, UNESCO YDA project </li></ul><ul><li>Deer Leap in Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Gori project by the pupils of Kolga village school </li></ul>
  10. 10. Global communities of authors <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>LeMill.net </li></ul><ul><li>E-portfolio </li></ul>
  11. 11. … but what was the question?

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