On the 22nd of September 2009 the Danish Ministry of Education is conducting a workshop, focusing on the development of e-learning modules aimed at teachers in primary school (1st through 9th year).
The primary goals of the modules are to strengthen and support the didactical use of ICT in teachings. Furthermore the content of the modules will be based on the new ”Common Objectives” (Fælles Mål 2009), and must be suited to cover the basic specifications of all subjects teached in school.
The modules will be free and accessible on the Internet, and are thought of, as an offer for teachers who wish to develop their qualifications thru independent study or as education workshops for schools and other institutions.
To qualify the development of these e-learning modules a number of special skilled persons participate in a workshop in Copenhagen.
The primary goals of the workshops are:
Input and inspiration to develop the e-learning modules, which support integration of ict in the classroom.
Specify needs of schools, local authorities and teachers that are relevant in the development of the e-learning modules.
How to create a design that develops joint ownership and community on the content, form and communication
The workshop will be a varied thru introductions, lectures and group discussions.
I’m looking forward to participate in the workshop and hopefully contribute with constructive thoughts and good ideas.
Yesterday Mew meet Lucca Kitty in world to a chat on possibilities and problems regarding teaching through SL.
Lucca Kitty is, a programmer involved in the MUVErsLLC-project, which is a “collaborative corporation,” a collective braintrust of experienced educators interested in sharing an umbrella for creative and innovative projects geared to improving education in the real world using the collaborative tools made available in online environments.
We both discussed the difficulties of getting people to use the full potentials of SL due their lack of technical knowhow, but also the problems regarding hardware capacity to run the detailed graphical environments in SL.
If SL is to be used as an learning environment, where you can use and manipulate with in-world contend rather than delivering lectures, the graphical aspects must be improved.
A very informative meeting… Mew also learned the difference between AM and PM…thanx Lucca
I just received a gift from a very good friend, Peter, the other day. A Poken, which allow users of social networking to share their user information in a very easy way. through a “high-four” so to speak.
The white arm is in fact a USB storage device, which contains the information you put into it. That could be your user name for Twitter or Facebook, your Skype-Profile ect.
When people meet all around the world they can share these information by holding the hands of the Pokens to each other. The information is exchanged, and when they come home to their computer, they can insert the Poken arm and add these information to their social network…