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  • Creating Collaborative eLearning EnvironmentsFrom Ideation to Ecology


    Thursday, July 8, 2010

  • Creating Collaborative eLearning Environments

    From Ideation to Ecology

    Abstract:This session will focus on building constructivist eLearning communities through open source eLearning systems.

    In this session we will:

    Glance at the Enterprise collaborative eLearning environments Mahara Sakai, and Conuence and open source mash- ups using TeamBox for Collaborative Project Management, Tumblr and Endnote for mobile learning.

    Discuss how to set up student driven CLE's in your classrooms, schools, and communities for project based eLearning.

    Have ample sandbox time with your choice of TeamBox, Mahara, Sakai, and Conuence instances.

    See what's on the horizon for Project Based eLearning and CLE's.

    Thursday, July 8, 2010

  • We have to create a narrative that sustains twenty-first century learning.-Greg Whitby

    Opening vignette

    Learn to Change Change to Learn

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  • A Collaborative eLearning Environments

    Synchronous and asynchronous spaces where learners come together to construct enduring understandings for themselves and the world.

    Thursday, July 8, 2010

  • Standards Based|North America

    Common Core


    Asia Society

    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

    Our goal is that Maine students will be the most technologicallyliterate in the world.

    -Maine Department of Education

    As foundational ICT skills penetratethroughout our society, students will be expected to apply the basics in authentic, integrated ways to solve problems, complete projects, and creatively extend their abilities.

    Every school in the state has developed a partnership with a school in another country to which students and teachers connect virtually.

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  • Go beyond the Traditional School

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  • A Powerful Tool for Learning

    k-12 scalable

    Social Networking

    End User Friendly

    Meets State ePortfolio initiatives: from New Zealand to New Hampsire

    SSO with Moodle

    Thursday, July 8, 2010

  • Well, Sakai has it all....However....ePortfolio Grade Functions

    Course and Project Sites

    Blog Chatwiki

    Thursday, July 8, 2010

  • Teambox: Web 2.0 Project Management for LearningTime Savings Student Centric Project Based eLearning

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  • Confluence

    Confluence: Enterprise WikiControl|Innovation|Collaboration


    Collaborative Editing



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  • What does it take to create collaborative eLearning environments an IntroductionCLE's are based on a student centric (integrative) learning praxis (constructavist, constructionist).

    Commitment to Project Based eLearning: management: clear targets, student created timelines, assessment for learning: formative assessment, feedback cycle, summative or exhibition assessment aimed towards growth and mastery of essential skills.

    Longevity in systems: An ePortfolio archive for K-12! Learners investment and window into growth

    Willingness to scaffold student deliberation, decision making, and emotion spurned by the discovery and use of socially relevant issues oriented problems in the curriculum.

    Willingness to allow learners to plan and co-create curricula (varies by age and project).


    Trust in students

    Active and able colleagues, personal learning networks, leadership.

    Innovative IT personel

    Passion for learning

    How do you hear and listen to young people? Do you believe they will rise to any and all reasonable expectations?

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  • SakaiMahara


    ConfluenceOur Sandbox

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    MashupsBetter and Better

    Open Source

    Sakai 3

    A new eLearng Nexus

    Mobile Learning

    The Future

    Thursday, July 8, 2010