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NDLW International Power Point Wimba Wednesday


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International: Collaborative Learning Globally
Sponsored & Hosted by: Wimba, Inc. (
This webinar will explore a broad range of issues related to collaborative learning globally. Specific areas of interest may focus on what various countries are doing in regards to distance/open learning, distribution, policy, mobile and providing overall accesses to learning globally.

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NDLW International Power Point Wimba Wednesday

  1. 1. Welcome to NDLW Webinars International: Collaborative Learning Globally Webinars Sponsored by:
  2. 2. Introduction-USDLA Dr. John G. Flores Chief Executive Officer United States Distance Learning Association Dr. Kenneth E. Hartman 2008 NDLW National Committee Chairman Academic Director, Drexel University Online Mrs. Julie Young President, USDLA President and Chief Executive Officer Florida Virtual School Agenda 1. About USDLA 2. Global Activity 3. F. Soeltl 4. N. Sonwalkar 5. A. Szucs 6. Thank You Russ Colbert Global Education Market Director Polycom
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To support the development and application of distance learning, education and training (DLE&T) by uniting learners around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>In 1987, the USDLA was founded on the premise of creating a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities globally. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, education and training communities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Training - Pre K-12 - Higher Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home Schooling - Continuing Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Military & Government Education & Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telehealth – Multinationals </li></ul></ul></ul>Mission & Purpose
  4. 4. <ul><li>Francisco Antinio Soeltl </li></ul><ul><li>Founder, President and CEO </li></ul><ul><li>MicroPower (Founded 1994) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: + 55 11 3041-8600 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brazil – Context & Main Findings 26 states + Capital 5,507 cities (Sao Paulo largest city in the world) 200 millions habitants 30 millions Internet users – 16% over total population 3 millions e-Learning users – 10% over Internet users +600 Organizations –> 50% GNP 5th largest country in the world (China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brasil) - Portuguese
  6. 6. Stimulate organizations (private, educational and government) to adopt the existing Technologies to support and promote “Continuous Learning” process Fund Visually Impaired Non Profit Organizations in the employment process. (social contribution) e-Learning Brasil – Award (2002 – 2008) Brazil – Context & Main Findings
  7. 7. 105 participants Brazil – Context & Main Findings 64% 17% 19%
  8. 8. Business Strategies Alignment Brazil – Context & Main Findings 6 Main Business Reasons Increase Sales & Customers Satisfaction Streamline New Product & Services Launch Reduce T&D Costs Optimize Cost of Opportunity Stimulate Self-Development & Self-Carrier Planning Management (pro-active) Develop and Retain Human Capital
  9. 9. 105 Organizations – 1999 / 2008 R$ 1,3 billions investments - R$ 2.9 billions benefits Break-even: 6 months Brazil – Context & Main Findings
  10. 10. ILT (+12% / 8 years) e-Learning (+25% / year) Brazil – Context & Main Findings Blended = 3% to 29%
  11. 11. “ Beyond e-Learning” Training (Instructional Solutions) Workplace Learning and Support (Knowledge and Support Solutions) Informal Workplace Settings Formal Learning Settings Learning and Performance Architecture Classroom Training Mentoring and Coaching Next Generation E-Learning Simulations and Games Knowledge Management Experts and Expertise Communities of Practice Online Training Information Repositories Performance Support True Blended Learning (“Blended Training”) Traditional Blended Learning
  12. 12. 1. Strategic Alignment 2. Results Measurement 3. Pedagogical x Technical Focus 4. Change Management 5. Sponsorship & Engagement 6. Infrastructure Best Practices
  13. 13. <ul><li>Dr. Nish Sonwalkar (Sc.D., MIT)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Research, USDLA </li></ul><ul><li>Former Principal Educational Architect, MIT, Cambridge, MA </li></ul><ul><li>Founder, Sonwalkar Consulting Group, Arlington, MA </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  14. 14. Agenda <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Market Space </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging Online Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>The 4-D Individualization </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Overview <ul><li>India's population will surpass China in 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>With technology services based economy the education is a priority </li></ul><ul><li>Largest middle class in the world with increasing financial resources </li></ul><ul><li>No language barrier (English is predominant) </li></ul><ul><li>90% of network coverage via Internet and satellite </li></ul>
  16. 16. Distance Learning Market India <ul><li>Currently India has 300 Universities and 10,000 affiliated colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Next five year plan for India will need 1000 Universities and 30,000 affiliated college </li></ul><ul><li>The educational need will still not cover over 5 Million Indian students </li></ul><ul><li>Average age of the country is 18, hence emerging student population that will need online education </li></ul>
  17. 17. Emergence of Online Dist. Edu <ul><li>The online distance learning is answer to the growing educational need of Indian sub-ocntinent. </li></ul><ul><li>Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)is largest distance learning University with over million students </li></ul><ul><li>Need high quality of individualized online distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>The students prefer blended model with limited face-to-face interaction over fully online delivery of courses </li></ul><ul><li>The online education with video conferencing and satellite delivery is growing trend </li></ul>
  18. 18. Technology Need for India <ul><li>The learner value fact-to-face instruction along with online </li></ul><ul><li>Online part has to be individualized for learners </li></ul><ul><li>A combination of video-conferencing with individualized Synaptic Learning is necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Requires four dimensions of learning – multimedia, learning models, interactivity and social learning </li></ul><ul><li>4-D Learning online and video conferencing with faculty </li></ul>
  19. 19. Three Functions of Brain Primary Secondary Tertiary
  20. 20. 4-Dimensions of Learning <ul><li>Learning Dimensions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-D Multimedia.............. Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-D Cognitive Models... Apprentice, Incidental, Inductive, Deductive and Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3-D Interactivity ........... Simulations, Animations, Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4-D Social Construction.. Forum, Chat, Blogs, Wiki </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. 4D- Learning - HITE Multimedia Cognitive Models Interactivity Social Construction
  22. 22. Conclusions <ul><li>The online distance learning is the ONLY viable answer to the growing education and training need in India </li></ul><ul><li>The technology integration in India will require 4-Dimensional approach </li></ul><ul><li>India needs help in setting the standards for online distance education: accreditation, best practices, and faculty training </li></ul><ul><li>USDLA can play a key role working with IGNOU - the Distance Learning Counsel (DEC) </li></ul><ul><li>USDLA must provide guidance on accreditation of online distance learning degree programs </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Dr. András Szűcs </li></ul><ul><li>S ecretary General, EDEN </li></ul><ul><li>European Distance and E-Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Centre for Learning Innovation and Adult Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Budapest University of Technology and Economics </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  24. 24. E-learning and the world of waters <ul><li>“ Stormy waters and fair winds” (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The underground waters </li></ul><ul><li>of e-learning” (2007) </li></ul>
  25. 25. EDEN - a membership organisation <ul><li>European Distance and E-Learning Network (1991) </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions - individuals - networks </li></ul><ul><li>216 institutional members </li></ul><ul><li>1150+ members in NAP - Network of Academics and Professionals ( individual section) </li></ul><ul><li>400+ institutions represented from 4 4 countries within and outside Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Information services, professional development, conferences, publications </li></ul><ul><li>The European Journal of Distance and E-learning </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>EUROPEAN DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING NETWORK A MEETING PLACE FOR THE OPEN, DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING COMMUNITY IN EUROPE
  26. 26. E-learning in Europe - State of the art <ul><li>Supporting factors: emergence of lifelong learning, development of ICTs </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning helped education to enter the first row of policies - but it has also been subject of quick and sometimes superficial incorporation in policy programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Prognoses overestimated the power of free market and speed of developments , particularly in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>There is a general acceptance of online learning today that is different from the acceptance of distance learning in the past </li></ul><ul><li>Climate of discontinuity and uncertainity present – is eLearning a consolidated phenomenon ? </li></ul>
  27. 27. European eLearning –The policy approach <ul><li>Avoiding social exlusion - Equal access, fighting against digital and age gap </li></ul><ul><li>Stressing the importance of pedagogy, educational methodology, instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>“ Critical and responsible application of technology” </li></ul><ul><li>“ There isn’t a real European eLearning industry ” – reasons: language, cultural differences </li></ul><ul><li>Remarkable differences in maturity across member states </li></ul>
  28. 28. Problems, bottlenecks <ul><li>Current ICT policies give priority to formal education ( schools , universities ), </li></ul><ul><li>L ess attention and resources are devoted to promoting ICT in lifelong learning and non-formal/informal learning among adults </li></ul><ul><li>C onsolidation of professional knowledge is needed to ensure the application of consistent approaches and to realise the added value of e-learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance of teachers and opposition of institutions has been underestimated, </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ approach: seek mostly only for efficiency gain with eLearning, not to explor e quality/pedagogy gains </li></ul><ul><li>N eed for v alidated experience and solid e ducational research ! </li></ul><ul><li>S mall and M edium E nterprises represent a disadvantaged group of users of e -learning : most of their employees are excluded from opportunities </li></ul>
  29. 29. The ‘right place for e-learning’ <ul><li>The ideal place for new e-Learning is not where consolidated knowledge has to be spread but where new knowledge is developed, where innovation can be s hared in a participative way </li></ul><ul><li>(HELIOS – Horizontal European E-learning Observatory, 2007) </li></ul>
  30. 30. HELIOS E-Learning Territories: Differentiation as key word
  31. 31. Keep in touch! <ul><li> </li></ul>
  32. 32. Thank You <ul><li>2009 USDLA Annual National Conference, April 26-29, 2009 in St. Louis, MO </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>CALL FOR PROPOSALS </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Submission Deadline: December 5, 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Link: http:// =MAS00-003 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2009 USDLA International Distance Learning Awards </li></ul><ul><li> Link: index.php?cid =117 </li></ul><ul><li> Submission Deadline: January 14,2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning Today (Quarterly) Link: http:// / </li></ul>