Online Learning Council at Drexel University
Interesting presentation at INTED 2013 on the approach taken to staff development at Drexel University in Philadelphia, US. Amongst other initiatives, a so-called Online Learning Council has been formed, with app. 100 OLC ‘fellows’ from across the university. In the presentation, we heard about courses, workshops, online training of faculty - all done in a peer-to-peer style. Interesting stuff…

Online Learning Council at Drexel University

Interesting presentation at INTED 2013 on the approach taken to staff development at Drexel University in Philadelphia, US. Amongst other initiatives, a so-called Online Learning Council has been formed, with app. 100 OLC ‘fellows’ from across the university. In the presentation, we heard about courses, workshops, online training of faculty - all done in a peer-to-peer style. Interesting stuff…

03:26 pm, by mariannegeorgsen
Now in Valencia at the INTED 2013 conference.
Colleague Kinley fra eLL in Aalborg has presented our joint paper. Presentation went very well, and the topic fits nicely into the session we were in. Two other presentations also dealt with the question of how to train teaching staff to use ICT in their teaching. Interesting work is done at Drexel University in the US, where a peer-mentoring approach is being used.

Now in Valencia at the INTED 2013 conference.

Colleague Kinley fra eLL in Aalborg has presented our joint paper. Presentation went very well, and the topic fits nicely into the session we were in. Two other presentations also dealt with the question of how to train teaching staff to use ICT in their teaching. Interesting work is done at Drexel University in the US, where a peer-mentoring approach is being used.

03:11 pm, by mariannegeorgsen 1

INTED 2013

Going to the INTED 2013 conference in March with colleague and PhD-student Kinley from Bhutan. Hoping to find time to contribute more to our paper about the use of ICT in teaching in Bhutanese colleges.

So far, the image above represents the content of the first draft :-)

  02:05 pm, by mariannegeorgsen

Awareness Workshop on ICT in teaching and learning at SCE

A workshop was planned for teaching staff at Samtse College of Edcuation during the field trip. It was decided to try out the CoED-tool to structure work in groups.

Objectives of the workshops were:

  • To introduce to critical issues in relation to ICT in teaching practices
  • To illustrate the importance of clarifying your core values in teaching as part of your learning design
  • To create awareness about ways of re-thinking pedagogy
  • To introduce and try a method for creating learning designs with ICT
  • To take first steps in what we hope can be a longer collaboration

A set of handouts was produced to support the groupwork. The handouts contained  number of with ‘critical questions’ and memory points from the initial presentation, and helped the participants focus on the same issues throughout the group work.

The concept of learning design is very novel in the Bhutanese context where the educational sector has a very strong tradition of ‘curriculum design’ and - when media or ICT is involved - ‘instructional design’. In both traditions, the teacher is not involved in the proces of developing the form and content of the teaching. This is done by socalled experts on either the domain or on pedagogical issues, and the teacher then gets the role of delivering the message.
The workshop was aimed at creating awareness on the possibilities for lecturers when engaging in the proces of learning design.

12:00 am, by mariannegeorgsen

Field study trip in the IIC-RUB project - September 23rd - October 5th

As part of eLL’s collaboration and joint research project with Royal University of Bhutan (IIC), I went to Bhutan for two weeks to interact with our collaborating partners there.
Hosts for the visist was Samtse College of Edcuation where our partners work. The trip had several purposes:

  • To discuss status of our joint resarch project and make plans for next period
  • To visit other colleges and collect to gain knowledge about state of the art in relation to use of ICT in teaching and learning
  • To create awareness about the project and use of ICT in teaching in general at Samtse College of Education
  • To collect data for the project
  • To have meetings with representatives of Royal University of Bhutan to discuss the project and the framework for collaboration
12:00 am, by mariannegeorgsen