Presentation on theme: "Associate professor Anne Karin Larsen. Bergen University College"— Presentation transcript:
1 Associate professor Anne Karin Larsen. Bergen University College Social Work in the High North Reykjavik-Conferense 14th – 16 August 2011Invitation to discuss collaboration between the the Artic network and SW-VirCampAssociate professor Anne Karin Larsen.Bergen University College
2 Content What can SW-VirCamp offer? What are the conditions for partnership in the Consortium?How can we collaborate?
3 The aims of SW-VirCampTo facilitate all the functions needed for an up-to-date virtual campus,Including high quality elearning coursesHigh quality virtual learning materialPromoting possibilities for study abroad and practice abroadResearch on learning and social work issuesGood administration and access to relevant web sources to facilitate effective online learning
4 SW-VirCamp – what can we offer at the moment 3 online modules in Comparative Social Work for BA students (and MA)Social Work in Europe Commonalities and Differences (5 credits)Comparative Social Work – Core issues in social work in an anti-oppressive perspective (10x3 credits)Community Work from an international perspective (15 credits)
5 Course in e-pedagogyA 10 credits course in E-pedagogy for teachers in Higher Education.To develop the competenses for e-teaching at the partner institutions
6 Learning material3 Virtual Books with learning material for the online courses includingScreen lecturesTriggersVirtual cases
7 The Virtual Book – Community Work from an International Perspective
8 Our Pedagogy for the online courses Competence based curriculum plansA task centred approach to learningStudent active learningLearning by doing and problem solvingLearning by comparative workLearning by reflectionAcademic writing
9 Experiences with the online course Students fullfilling the courses are very satisfiedStudents and teachers learn a lotStudents learn to relate theories to practiceThe academic staff are competent online teachers from different countries
10 Important success factors for the SW-VirCamp Consortium That students can integrate the online courses in their ordinary CP in a good wayThat teachers are trained and skilled in online coaching and supervision and development of online coursesA sustainable partnership with persons that do their job in time and are highly committed to the work in VirCampFlexibility and ability to change and develop new ideasA strong and entusiastic leadershipInstitutions that see the value of developing the international perspectives and the digital competenses among students and teachers
11 What are the conditions for partnership? An institutional fee for administration of the Consortium: approximately Euro per year (depending on the number of partners).Developing the e-pedagogical competenses of the academic staffOffering teachers and assessors for the online coursesOnline study places for students from your institution (approx students per course)
12 Future ideas for developing the Virtual Campus To be able to offer BA students in-depth studies in comparative international social workTo extend the Virtual Campus to other disiplines like Education and Health study programmesDeveloping interprofessional modulesDeveloping a module in online help serviceTo increase the number of partnersTo apply for new EU funding for developing these ideas
13 Future collaboration?How does these ideas match with your plans for the Artic network?What are you interested in developing in relation to your own students and curriculum plans?What can the SW-VirCamp Consortium contribute with and how can the material already developed be useful?How much are your institutions willing and interested to contribute and invest in this?Will online international courses be of interest to your students?
14 For more information go to: http://www.vircamp.net