Completed document is "The Network is the Class"​

Scenario: Open Education Resource.

Constraints:
1. Student-centric - students decide on and structure their own learning and resources
2. Distributed learning environment

Pedagogy

- Students follow a variety of learning pedagogies, primarily eLearing/Distance Learning
- Assessments primarily done online and through ICT, ICT industry flourishes
- Students can schedule learning in both synchonous and asychronous mode, depending on the context and purpose
- Learning materials and environments facilitated through distributed Learning Management Systems (BB)
- New learning media such as VW, etc.
- A class is spread across vast geographical expanse.
- Mutual/Peer evaluation of learning
- Teachers disappear, professionals emerge as facilitators that moderate the learning models and materials
- Seminar-type lessons have replaced lectures.
- Seminars are facilitated in-person as well as through video links with the network of learners around the work
- Simultaneous translation is performed through ICT in real-time
- Education becomes an extended process, spanning Primary/Tertiary to Lifelong Adult Education.

Organisation

- Students are spread out geographically (space)
- Creation of courseware is a collaborative process
- Teaching/Learning happens across
- Students and parents assume more responsibility for education
- Students learning through learning networks
- Networks based on community, culture, religion, etc.
- Home-schooling
- Networks form around learning communities
- Loose adminstrative infrastructure still exists to arbitrate, schedule, moderate T/L activities
- Learning occurs in a 24/7 timeframe. There is no more day and night, not even at the office. Telecommuting took care of that
- Online registration of modules
- Students select from a wide menu of modules to determine a specialization
- A centralized body coordinates all modules
- Centralized body source for best instructor to facilitate


- Informal learning from interest groups and social networks


Financial Support

- 50% government funding, 50% from students
- Student funding comes from internship programmes


Goals
pros ....
- students and parents determine their career path
- low cost
- Global schools
- life long learning
- no age barrier
cons..
- less f2f interaction
- authentication of participation
- benefit exam smart students
- be


Tools & Resources

- Powerful and inexpensive ICT supports the teaching and learning environment
- Complex lessons are taught
- Rich learning environment enabled by appropriate technologies
- No more printed textbooks. All learning materials available online through the WWW
- Online materials can be stored offline for archival purposes as well as working offline
- Students use a multiple devices to support the learning on the network, including PC Notebooks, Netbooks, PDAs, Smartphones, etc.
- Wireless access is ubiquitous
- Gigabit Internet is pervasive
- Operating systems have converged and integrated into one so as that different devices can interoperate seamlessly with one another. Windows, Apple, Linux OS no longer exists - Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc. have long moved on to a higher calling.


External Evironment
- Government role is reduced
- Large Public Institution downsize
- Society is affluent, high-skill, and technologically advanced
- Networks are formed in reaction to any chaos and conflict in society
- Democracy, diversity and choice prevalent but inadvertently excludes those not technologically-savvy
- New arrangements for child and youth care


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