eSkills workshop: netbooks in schools

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eSkills workshop: netbooks in schools

  1. 1. Netbooks in schools - national initiatives and Acer-EUN pedagogical netbook pilot Project manager Dr. Riina Vuorikari, EUN 05/03/2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Welcome and introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Riina Vuorikari (Project Manager, European Schoolnet, Belgium) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>European laptop and netbooks initiatives in schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anja Balanskat & Valentina Garoia (Insight team, European Schoolnet , Belgium) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acer-EUN pedagogical netbook pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caroline Kearney (Acer-EUN team, European Schoolnet, Belgium) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About Acer netbooks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federico Carozzi, Acer, EMEA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions and discussion </li></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. <ul><li>Technology continues profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate and succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is increasingly a means for empowering students - inside and outside of schools. </li></ul><ul><li>The way we think of learning environments is changing - no more a physical space. </li></ul><ul><li>The web is increasingly personal experience. </li></ul>Key trends (The Horizon Report: 2009 K-12)
  4. 4. <ul><li>1:1 refers to the current trend where low-cost computer devices , ranging from mobiles and handhelds to laptops or netbooks, have gained ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, these devises are connected to the internet and owned by the learner. </li></ul><ul><li>1:1 indicates the ration of items per user, i.e. one netbook per learner. </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one (1:1) computing is a new phenomena in educational setting! </li></ul>What is 1:1 computing in education?
  5. 5. <ul><li>1:1 netbook pedagogy is still evolving and good practices are only starting to emerge. </li></ul><ul><li>How can 1:1 computing in education improve teaching and learning both inside and outside of schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Various educational contexts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place: in school vs. out of school use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context: individual use vs. collaborative use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose: educational use vs. leisure use </li></ul></ul>Why the Acer-EUN pilot?

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