Jyrie Lossenko Sverd 091007


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    1. 1. National cooperation model for e-learning Estonian e-Learning Development Centre Jüri Lõssenko October 07, 2009
    2. 2. Tiger Leap Foundation 1997-2000 <ul><li>Initiated 21.02.1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation formed in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>14 000 000 USD </li></ul><ul><li>IT infrastructure and broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Basic computer skills </li></ul>
    3. 3. Tiger Leap Foundation 2001-2005 <ul><li>Continuous teacher training </li></ul><ul><li>Development of infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Support of small-scale projects at school level </li></ul>
    4. 4. Situation in 2006 <ul><li>Basic and secondary education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10900 teachers have received basic computer training, 2600 enhanced training (out of 17000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>172 individual projects supported at school level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 computer per 15-20 pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of schools have access to broadband </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. E-learning until 2003 <ul><li>Uncorrelated projects, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At random platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often not integrated into regular curricul a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often ending upon end of cooperation grant s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mostly motivated by teachers ’ personal interest and curiosity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not motivated by institutional policy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overall usage of e -l earning (with compulsory elements in web) is small </li></ul><ul><li>There were no governmental e-learning initiatives in Estonia </li></ul>
    6. 6. ICT usage levels <ul><li>Presence of IT infrastructure and basic services </li></ul><ul><li>Broad pedagogical use of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure is a premise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>strategic choices of the institutions are most essential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of ICT for strategic development of the educational institutions </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Estonian e-University consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21.02.2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7+2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ca 59 000 students (95%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Estonian e-Vet consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16.02.2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26+9+2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ca 29 000 students (68%) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8.
    9. 9. Photograph by Johhannes Pääsuke ( 1912 ) Copyright Estonian National Museum
    10. 10. <ul><li>… both a re consortium type cooperation bod ies between a) Estonian universities and b) vocational school s and applied universities for implementing e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Initial creation of both consortia were bottom-up processes (from teaching staff level) </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the state, EU and (to lesser extent) institutional level </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>… do not guide strategic use of ICT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutions are too big and autonomous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However , changes of organisational logic and business models come to HEE due to changes in society, incl. g lobalisation effects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… does support capacity building to be ready to implement full range of ICT strategic possibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly that means orientation to the teaching staff level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No implication to educational approaches (instructional vs. constructivist) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No implication whether using full or mixed mode e-learning </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Framework benefits <ul><li>Cooperation in developing and popularising e-learning in Estonia </li></ul><ul><li>Common portal for e-learning (course database and LOR, support materials for students, teachers and tutors) </li></ul><ul><li>Common VLE(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation in international projects </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation in promoting regional study opportunities </li></ul>
    13. 13. Framework benefits <ul><li>Promotes quality of education and lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>best courses accessible to everybody, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more opportunities for interdisciplinary programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wider, more flexible and better-quality learning opportunities for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>clear and more open system for exchanging studies </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Framework benefits <ul><li>Better information about learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>common database and search engine for e-courses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More reasonable use of resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>common investments to environment, portal, technical support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time of students and teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>central investment to e- course development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supports regional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with the help of regional study centres </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Framework benefits <ul><li>Gives better chances for cooperation and competition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One partner for enterprises (single gate to e-learning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>easier and coordinated cooperation in international projects and organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>better opportunity to participate in “global educational market” </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Financing in 2008 <ul><li>ESF and EC funding - 79 % </li></ul><ul><li>Government funding - 17 % </li></ul><ul><li>Annual consorti a membership fee s - 4 % </li></ul>
    17. 17. Staff training and support <ul><li>3-level training programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic (3 courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate (17 courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced (4 courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competences of educational technology </li></ul><ul><li>Educational technologists and e-learning support staff </li></ul>
    18. 18. Teachers trained
    19. 19. E-learning content development <ul><li>Coordination and financial support </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly blended courses to supplement face to face sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia centres </li></ul><ul><li>Materials detached from the courses and available in LOR </li></ul>
    20. 20. E-courses
    21. 21. E-students
    22. 22. <ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-learning quality label </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual for quality e-course development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internationalisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EDEN, EADTU, EFQUEL, EIfEL, CC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EC projects </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Infrastructure <ul><li>Virtual learning environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard Vista </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IVA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration of systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LOR and course database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration between VLEs and SISs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multipoint videoconferencing and recording </li></ul></ul>
    24. 25. Promotion <ul><li>Thematic networks </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars and conferences </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning newsletter </li></ul>
    25. 26. Thank you! <ul><li>http://www.e-ope.ee </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tiigrihype.ee </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>