Uni Virtual Lab e-learning technologies Lab For the Interuniversity Center CIRDFA (Centro Interateneo per la Ricerca Didattica e la Formazione Avanzata)
Univirtual Lab The inspiring idea Nowadays the knowledge demand in every context of work and social interaction, address people to search for lifelong and lifewide learning This put the bases for personalized education, both of high quality and easily accessible; eLearning seems to be one of the best strategies to satisfy both criteria, enhancing possibilities for learners to experience ubiquitous learning, a strong possibility of personal and institutional development
Univirtual Lab The starting point … Univirtual Lab was founded on 1999 with the aim of developing online teachers education courses, implemented by SSIS of VENETO (School of Especialization for Secondary Teaching) In the following years, the Lab has widen its scope, participating in several international and national projects where it has experimented virtual learning environments, net based learning tools, and training of trainers to the use of educational technologies
Univirtual Lab … Today Today, the Lab provides support for learning&instructional design, with an approach to innovation in educational technologies, and strongly supported by research evidence, in collaboration with CIRDFA (Interuniversity Center for Educational Research and Advanced Training)
Univirtual Lab Areas & Functions Quest'area realizza le diverse funzioni per lo sviluppo di strategie mirate di learning&instructional design; dall'analisi di fabbisogni, alla progettazione di interventi formativi, alla formazione dei formatori. Si occupa inoltre della costruzione di tools e metodologie specifiche a seconda degli scenari e problemi formativi. Area dedicata alla progettazione della comunicazione web, da stili e caratteristiche grafiche del contenuto elaborato alle metodologie di presentazione web per l'uso dei diversi livelli/profili di utenza. Scientific Coordination Web Design & Development Learning & Instructional Design Web Editing, Content Management, Institutional communication Business Development R e s e a r c h
Univirtual Lab Research Profile - Networked learning New learning environments, instructional & learning design for hybrid learning. - Training of Trainers Educators professionalism for new educational contexts on the net and in glocal networks. - Open educational Resources and Metadata Open content for better access and innovation in learning E-research Research methodologies and tools to understand learning processes on the net. Learning on the cyberspace is creating new phenomena, which in time become a continuing challenge both for research and practice. The Lab intends to analyze well defined research problems in this field, without leaving ethical and deontological concerns The aim is to put into practice significant activities, with the highest educational and social impact among participants and trainers. The research areas are…..
LA LOGICA DEL DISEGNO Learning Design Educational Planning and Methodologies Web Design&Development Training of Trainers Educational implementation Evaluation Content Design Web Editing Institutional Communication Research I Study on the state of art, sceneries and problems of Education. Analysis of learning models Research II Analysis of Educational Technologies. Development of tools and learning environments. Metadata Research III Learning Processes, outputs and outcomes Educational and Social Impact Univirtual Lab … Tasks and working process
ACCREDITAMENTO E CERTIFICAZIONE DI PERCORSI FORMATIVI ONLINE DI NICCHIA The Lab developes the following services Univirtual lab Services Blended Training Courses Technological and Methdological Assistence Content Management, Learning Groups Management, Training of Trainers Learning Objects Development Open Educational Resources Repositories Monitoring Learning Processes Assessment Tools Accreditation and Certification of Learning Personalization of Learning
<ul><li>Learning Design is based on educational and institutional sceneries, being hence customized. </li></ul><ul><li>Design stands for a process of negotiated construction in collaboration with policy makers, institutional responsibles, educators and learners </li></ul>Needs’ Analysis Educational Model Learning Contexts Approaches to Evaluation and Assessment Univirtual lab … Learning Design
Univirtual Lab A training framework: ILEP (Margiotta, 2006) (information, laboratory , evaluation, personalization) ILEP is an instrumental framework that defines a teaching progressively oriented to promote different steps in the dynamic, cognitive and metacognitive growing up of the students. The ILEP framework contains and formalizes the following hypothetical steps of the teaching action: INFORMATION: This step cover the process that communicates knowledge, focused on the activation and the organisation on knowledge and experience schemes. The teacher, in this step, promotes on student the acquisition of new information, new patterns of reasoning and analogical understanding LAB: This step includes activities where students learn to explore, prove, falsify, and corroborate what they learn; laboratory is the experimental environment in which students learn to apply what it is known in different and problematic environments of human experience. ASSESSMENT: This third step relates to recursive stages of analysis, interpretation and justification of learning results with a particular focus on their generalization. This step could be characterized as a continuous participatory analysis of learning process by students. PERSONALIZATION: This is a recursive action that promotes students’ capacities to explore and to identify rules with which it Is possible to discover new rules of knowledge /experience composition and combination. This is an inventive step: students learn to mastery knowledge and experiences, to gain and to equilibrate attitudes, to understand differences in the largest world, to speak different alphabets , to act a well founded citizenship.
Univirtual Lab A training framework: ILEP (Margiotta, 2006) (information, laboratory , evaluation, personalization) Personalization Provide further bibliography Highlight alternative path to develop knowledge/skills Create additional materials Information Explain Education goals Define steps through Timeline Give a Theme’s sommary Provide Advance Organizers (Ausubel, 1960) Contextualize Learning Provide a Conceptual Map or Elements to build it Provide main contents through text, multimedia, new technologies. Assessment Assess declarative knowledge Assess competencies (procedural knowledge) Assess problem solving skills (imaginative knowledge) Lab Formulate questions about crucial concepts Propose discussions Propose cases to study Propose problems to analyze Offer feed-back about learning process and students’ achievements
Univirtual Lab Learning Approaches Learning Approaches Self-Learning Approach (online) The learning process is conceived as individual, where the single retrieves the material of his/her interest from the net Certification/recognition of learning occurs through highly structured tests and assignments Assisted training Approach (blended) The learning process is conceived as individual, where the single interacts with a tutor online and eventually with other users Certification/recognition of learning occurs through tests and assignments proposed by the tutor and interacting with colleagues Collaborative Learning (eel – enriched environment learning) The learning process is conceived as social, where learning environments offer several inputs to motivate participants to interact among them Certification/recognition of learning occurs through self-recognition and triangulation of several instruments of evaluation (mixed qual-quan)
Learning Plan Competences Profile Discipline Knowledge Social Knowledge Matrix : concepts, representations, images Learning Unit Sommary of the Unit Contents, Activities, Evaluation Unit Objectives Study Sections Activities Learn more LA LOGICA DEL DISEGNO Assessment Univirtual Lab … Learning Design: Learning Units - Text
Learning Plan Competences Profile Discipline Knowledge Social Knowledge Matrix : concepts, representations, images Learning Unit Storyboard Selection of Media – Map of Hyperlinks Plot Actors Critical Incident Interaction Learn more LA LOGICA DEL DISEGNO Reflections/ Creation Univirtual Lab … Learning Design: Learning Units - Multimedia
Technologies used Virtual Learning Environments UNIVIRTUAL LAB
UNIVIRTUAL LAB … AWAP : a special case of Personal Learning Environment What’s AWAP? It stands for Ambiente Web per l’apprendimento personalizzato (personal learning environment on the Web) which aim is to make interact LMS with WEB 2.0 according to user’s motivations and scopes HOW? Through highly flexible platforms, which are interoperable and allow hence the necessary simplicity and usability to keep “natural” user’s environments and tools connected within the learning experience . Favaretto, 2009