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Open and flexible global education for all: what role for social media and e-Learning 2.0?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Interactive Media and Learning (IML). (ICT, Media and Learning)
Tallinn University.
Estonian Information Technology Foundation.
2009 (English)In: M-2009 - The 23rd ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education and the 2009 EADTU Annual Conference, 7-10 June 2009, Open Universiteit Nederland, Maastricht, the Netherlands (forthcoming)., 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This Round Table aims to provide a forum for discussing and sharing the experiences of participants in implementing the use of social media and 2nd generation e-learning (e-Learning 2.0) in everyday teaching practices and learning processes in a range of educational contexts. In particular the session will bring together participants from the European Commission Transversal Project e-Jump 2.0. The e-Jump 2.0 involved over 120 participants from East and West Europe, Central Asia, the Far East and China in working on three courses which have focussed on new technologies of e-Learning 2.0, new assessment methods and aspects of design, implementation and evaluation. The aims of the e-Jump 2.0 project have included raising the competence and confidence of teachers in the use of e-Learning 2.0, developing e-courses; identifying success factors for and obstacles to such implementation and disseminating the outcomes of the project to the wider community.  A framework of action research has been developed to support associated professional and educational development and the sharing of practice amongst the participants through the documentation of small scale action research projects. The contributors to the Round Table are especially interested in the affordances and constraints of social media and Web 2.0 applications and also the success factors and obstacles associated with engaging teachers in active online learning communities. Each will provide short accounts of recent experiences which will include a description of the context, philosophy and approach to development and some reflections on the possibilities and problems arising based on recent practice during 2008-09.

Accordingly a number of questions will be addressed which will focus on success factors and obstacles related to:

  • raising the competence and confidence of teachers in the use of e-Learning 2.0
  • engaging teachers in the processes of action research across national boundaries, different cultures and widely varying time zones
  • establishing sustainable networks of teachers and
  • sharing the results within the network and also with the wider community
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-18367OAI: diva2:158775
EC Transversal Project: Implementing e-Learning 2.0 in everyday learning processes in higher and vocational education (eJUMP 2.0)
ForthcomingAvailable from: 2009-02-04 Created: 2009-02-04 Last updated: 2010-04-22Bibliographically approved

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