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Collaborative learning in a virtual company Darco Jansen
Professional Training Becoming a psychologist (regular university) first year at the university: everything but psychology! 4 years study period 6 month practical work: the real thing! When did learning and growth of expertise have its peaks?
Learning and working “you learn while you perform” “work should feel like learning and learning should feel like working”
Changes in pedagogical concepts Open University of the Netherlands experimenting towards constructivist, “competency-based” learning learning while doing: authenticity no learning without error: quality control just-in-time resources: coaching and knowledge-management
Characteristics Virtual Company Students have roles as starting professionals they work in (distributed) project teams for real customers perform duties / are responsible for development of the virtual company assesment according to professional practice and its performance standards a supporting infrastructure of ICT, allowing distributed teamwork
Visiting a Virtual Company Tour around the company (VC has no buildings!) Organizational structure People Products Working- (and learning-) processes Annual report Audits
Electronic working and learning environment Gate Virtual work roomCompany web
Virtual work room Dynamic project databases concept documents for knowledge base project archives short term communication: newsletter, announcements mailboxes discussion individual portfolio ………..
Company web Static – formal company rules resources for training intake forms assessment forms information on personnel assessment results …………..
“Tour” around a Virtual Company 1997: Gipphouse (KUN) 1998: Virtual Environmental Consultancy Agency (OUNL, UM, Fontys, UT) in Studienet and eRoomStudienet eRoom 1999: Centrumveld (Pink) in Lotus environment 2001: OTO (OUNL) in Studienet (intra- en extranet)intraextranet and eRoomeRoom 2002: IT4Society (Rotterdam) in N@tschool 2003: ViaFina (Holding HO-niveau) in web + groupware 2003: BASIC VB (Fontys) in N@tschool and web 2004: VC “Accountancy” (HvU) in Quickplace and web
Organizational structure student teams academic institutions coaching 'new' company knowledge transfer'old' orders customers results input VMAB VMAB (intra- en extranet)intraextranet
Belgium Germany Den Haag Fontys Twente OUNL Maastricht students: customers People VMABVMAB, OTOOTO
Products of a Virtual Company Knowledge (-based) engineering Making advisory rapports financial (VBA), economic (ViaFina), Law environmental (VMAB),VMAB physics (BASIC) ICT (OTO, IT4S, Centrumveld)OTO
intake learn-work agreement Key processes function / role tasks competence aims project leader knowledge manager analyse pollution data reporting research
Virtual Company: working processes (project) Needs of customer 3a Acties eerste fase Resuts related to team performance feedback+evaluation Final- results 7 Lessons learned Review aimed at improvement Project plan specification verbeter-acties Activities project actvitities VMAB
VC-processes (personal development) Learning needs 3a Acties eerste fase Results related to role performance Final- results Reflection feedback+evaluatie Reflection aimed at improvement 2 PDP specification Follow-up actions Activities VMAB
Learningneeds PDP Needs of customer Project plan Activities Results Reflection improvement Review improvement
VC-processes (company-performance) Needs Results (company performance) Activities Business plan Feedback Specification of stakeholders Roles / duties Audit future Evaluation improvement