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Using web 2.0, social media and
mobile computing in VET, and why
schools, teachers and businesses
are going about it the wrong way.
Arne Jansen
NKI Distance Education
So who does he think he is?
Arne Jansen
NKI Distance Education, Norway
Tech-head, Course developer, Multimedia
developer, Teacher, Writer
[email protected]
About NKI
NKI Distance Education
Scandinavia’s largest provider of online education
One of the pioneers of online education.
Over 300 individual courses and studies on all levels.
Start whenever you want, from anywhere you are 24/7, 365 days a year.
Approximately 12.000 students.
60 employees and approximately 250 teachers.
Professors of online education, Torstein Rekkedal and Morten Flate Paulsen.
www.nki.no
The e-teacher 2.0 project
e-teacher 2.0
Project under the Leonardo da Vinci program
Facilitated by Metropolitan University College in Denmark.
Project leader: Torben S. Thomsen, Hansenberg vocational school.
Participants from Denmark, Turkey, Portugal, Nederlands, Norway
'E-teacher 2.0' will facilitate the process of redidactization and empower
teachers in integrating Web 2.0 into teaching, update teachers with new
technologies and prepare for new relevant technologies as they emerge.
www.e-teacher-2.eu
www.hansenberg.dk
Words I will be using a lot
Definitions
Web 2.0 – Applications and services on the Internet that facilitates
communication, sharing, cooperation and interaction.
Social media – A type of Web 2.0 service.
Mobile computing – Using an Internet connected
computing device that is independent of location.
The challenge
The challenge
Schools and teachers must update their learning
methods to include the use of ICT, web 2.0
technologies, social media and mobile computing.
The reaction
How do schools and teachers react to this
challenge?
Schools
Ask for more money to buy computers.
Register a Facebook page.
Tell teachers that they have to learn ICT and use it in class.
Make rules for the use of ICT in class.
Teachers
Ask for time off to update their ICT-competence.
Register a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
The response
How teachers meet the challenge
Find a web 2.0
application
Learn to use the
application
Figure out how to use
the application in class
Teach the students to
use the application
Do a project with the
class
The problem
So what’s wrong with that?
It’s a one-off.
Teacher go back to traditional teaching as soon as the project is done.
It’s time consuming.
It steals a lot of time from the teachers primary tasks.
Students don’t get it.
Students feel the application is just one more thing the
teacher tells them they have to learn.
Teachers are unable to stay updated.
There are thousands of web 2.0 applications and services.
New are added every day and old ones are constantly updated.
The application will become obsolete or changed before it can
be reused
Ouch...
The reality
How teachers end up
Find a web 2.0
application
Learn to use the
application
Figure out how to use
the application in class
Teach the students to
use the application
Do a project with the
class
The bad news
There is no way a vocational teacher will be able
to stay updated on web applications and services.
Traditional thinking and approach don’t work with web
2.0, social media and mobile computing because of the
rapid change in technology.
Ouch...
The good news
Teachers don’t need to be able to use the
applications, they need to understand the basic
concepts of how the technology is used.
Communication
Sharing
Collaboration
Interaction
The alternative way
Teachers can apply these concepts to their
teaching without learning applications.
Find a web 2.0
application
Ask how communication, sharing, collaboration and
interaction are used in the profession they teach?
Learn to use the
application
Figure out how to apply this in a learning
environment
Figure out how to use
the application in class
Give the students tasks that require them
to use web 2.0
Teach the students to
use the application
Let the students find out what applications and
services they can use to solve the tasks
Do a project with the
class
Let the students present their solutions
The benefits
Why is this a better approach?
The students get it.
Students get the freedom to make their own decisions and use the tools they
are familiar with or feel are right for the task.
It promotes creativity and innovation.
There is an element of competition.
Teachers can focus on their subjects
instead of technology.
Less pressure to constantly learn new technology.
Successful projects can be reused.
New students will just use new applications and
find other solutions.
The flip side
It’s not as easy as it sounds
Teachers still need to learn ICT
Teacher must be able to use computers, mobile devices and web 2.0
applications on a basic level.
Schools must be willing to relax restrictions.
Students must be allowed to use computers, mobile phones and applications
freely.
Teacher must be willing to resign some control to the
students.
The teacher will not be able to help the students with technology problems
Risk that some students are left out.
Differences in access to technology increases the risk.
Weighing in
But it’s still the better alternative
'E-teacher 2.0' will facilitate the process of redidactization and
empower teachers in integrating Web 2.0 into teaching, update
teachers with new technologies and prepare for new relevant
technologies as they emerge.
What about businesses?
Businesses treat web 2.0 and social media as just
another marketing channel.
Marketing department wants full control.
Register a Facebook page to tell everyone about new products and services.
Register a Twitter account to tell everyone about new products and services.
Start a blog to brag about new products and services.
Make rules that restricts employees use of social media.
It’s good for business, but it
does not promote innovation.
What businesses must understand
To be innovative, businesses need to open the
“digital door” and let students in and the
employees out.
Use the Internet for two-way communication
instead of just announcements.
Share thoughts, ideas and knowledge
instead of just product specifications.
Let employees collaborate and interact
with schools, teachers and students.
Summary
Conclusions
A traditional approach to web 2.0 does not work well because the rapid
change of technology makes it impossible for teachers and schools to stay
up to date.
Focus should be on the underlying concepts. Communication, sharing,
collaboration and interaction. These are stable and independent of
applications and platforms.
But there are still many challenges and this approach creates new ones.
Businesses must learn to understand that the internet
is a lot more than a marketing channel.
It’s not about learning technology.
It’s about understanding what technology can do.
The End
Thank you!
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