Collaborative learning in a virtual company

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  • Collaborative learning in a virtual companyDarco Jansen

  • Professional TrainingBecoming a psychologist (regular university)

    first year at the university: everything but psychology!4 years study period6 month practical work: the real thing!

    When did learning and growth of expertise have its peaks?

  • Learning and workingyou learn while you perform

    work should feel like learning and learning should feel like working

  • Changes in pedagogical conceptsOpen University of the Netherlands experimenting towards constructivist, competency-based learning

    learning while doing: authenticityno learning without error: quality controljust-in-time resources: coaching and knowledge-management

  • Characteristics Virtual CompanyStudents have roles as starting professionalsthey work in (distributed) project teamsfor real customersperform duties / are responsible for development of the virtual companyassesment according to professional practice and its performance standardsa supporting infrastructure of ICT, allowing distributed teamwork

  • Visiting a Virtual CompanyTour around the company (VC has no buildings!) Organizational structurePeopleProductsWorking- (and learning-) processesAnnual reportAudits

  • Electronic working and learning environmentGateVirtual work roomCompany web

  • Virtual work room

    Dynamicproject databasesconcept documents for knowledge baseproject archivesshort term communication: newsletter, announcementsmailboxesdiscussionindividual portfolio..

  • Company web

    Static formalcompany rulesresources for trainingintake formsassessment forms information on personnel assessment results..

  • Typical key elementsCommunicate &cordinateCorporate knowl.identity / rulesJust-in-time learning& coachingCompetenceanalysis,monitoring &assessmentCo-work tools& objects

  • Learning aspectsCollaborativelearning Assessment driven learning

    Knowledge based learning

  • Tour around a Virtual Company1997: Gipphouse (KUN)1998: Virtual Environmental Consultancy Agency (OUNL, UM, Fontys, UT) in Studienet and eRoom1999: Centrumveld (Pink) in Lotus environment2001: OTO (OUNL) in Studienet (intra- en extranet) and eRoom2002: IT4Society (Rotterdam) in N@tschool

    2003: ViaFina (Holding HO-niveau) in web + groupware2003: BASICVB (Fontys) in N@tschool and web2004: VC Accountancy (HvU) in Quickplace and web

  • Organizational structurestudent teams

    VMAB (intra- en extranet)

  • BelgiumGermanyDen HaagPeopleVMAB, OTO

  • Products of a Virtual CompanyKnowledge (-based) engineering

    Making advisory rapportsfinancial (VBA), economic (ViaFina), Lawenvironmental (VMAB), physics (BASIC)ICT (OTO, IT4S, Centrumveld)

  • Key processesanalyse pollution data

  • Virtual Company: working processes (project)feedback+evaluationVMAB

  • VC-processes (personal development)VMAB

  • VC-processes (company-performance)NeedsResults (company performance)ActivitiesBusiness planFeedbackSpecificationof stakeholdersRoles / dutiesAuditfutureEvaluationimprovement

  • Darco Jansen

    Thank you


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