Presentation on theme: "A Lecturers Homepage as a Means of Learning, Communication, and Guidance Presented by Johnni Olsen, lecturer in social science, School of Social Work,"— Presentation transcript:
A Lecturers Homepage as a Means of Learning, Communication, and Guidance Presented by Johnni Olsen, lecturer in social science, School of Social Work, University College Zealand, Nykoebing F., Denmark
Overview Background for the project Main concepts of the project The project The development of the project The results of the project Conclusions Perspectives
Background Present avaible tools inadequate: The homepage of the university college with passwords and several menues to navigate within. The intranet with passwords, menues and submenues Lack of flexibility Lack of users influence
Conditions for the Learning Process The social aspect – learning processes as social processes Fast and easy access to necessary and/ or social platforms of communication This project focusses on the social process, that simultaneously enhances the learning process.
Objects Strengthen motivation Strengthen the learning result Involve/ engage the students in the learning process Strengthen the social learning environment
The Project 1 The basic idea is that a homepage is set up for each class The homepage is set up as a free homepage within the domain of wikispaces.com. It is easy and it is free. The lecturer sets up the homepage The students are invited to participate
The Project 2 Lecturers and students may communicate The students may communicate mutually Notes and notices may be communicated
The First Home Page New students No admittance to intranet and the home page of the university college The class were without social relations
The Following Classes 7th semesters bachelor assignment – Students work on their own, individually or in groups – Students are assigned a teacher for guidance – They found less need for exchange of experience during the process
Further Development Now each group or single student have access to personal guidance If one student has asked for guidance in relation to a problem, other students may comment or benefit from the answer All teachers assigned to give guidance must participate. Questions and answers will be accesible to everybody
International Semester New class in Campus Storstroem No immidiate access to intranet and the home page of the university college The class were without social relations in campus Without relations in the local society Students living scattered in the town area Students dont speak Danish, but their home page is international, in English
Results Activity not high International semester most active 1st semester slow starters 7th could have benefitted but did not use it. Occupied by other tasks.
Conclusions Difficult to judge beforehand whether or not a certain class will benefit from their own homepage Every class should have one Conditions for success: – Experienced as rewarding – Experienced as necessary – Experienced as interesting – Strengthen the social relations
Perspectives The concept may/ ought to be developed from the basis of; – Evaluation of the present project – Response from students – Involvement of the students – Involvement of other lecturers
I invite you to visit the following home pages, www.Hong-Kong-Conference- 2010.wikispaces.com johnni-olsen.wikispaces.com (in Danish) IntV10. wikispaces.com (in English)