quarta-feira, 7 de julho de 2010

compilation of PPEL course work

Mestrado em Pedagogia do Elearning 2010 - MPEL04
UC: Processos Pedagógicos em Elearning - PPEL

Student: António Pedro


Professor: Morten Flate Paulsen
Morten Falte Paulsen (personal home page)
Biography (http://revica.europace.org/Morten.html)
Eden presidents blog (http://www.eden-online.org/blog)
(this image stay at: http://revica.europace.org/images/MortenFlatePaulsen.jpg )

The course consists of the following four curricular units:
1. Cooperative online education
2. Online teaching techniques
3. Transparency in online education
4. Final project including compilation of course work, and reflection paper with self-assessment and peer assessment

Some words

I'm glad to have started the study of the proposed curricular units for this PPEL course.
I believe that a new window is open for me. I'm a new fan of Cooperative Freedom Theory and Transparency in Online Education.

From Paulsen words: 

The Theory of Cooperative Freedom claims that adult students often seek individual flexibility and freedom. At the same time, many need or prefer group collaboration and social unity. These aims are difficult to combine. There is a tension between the urge for individual independence and the necessity to contribute in a collective learning community. Thus, cooperative learning seeks to develop virtual learning environments that allow students to have optimal individual freedom within online learning communities.

I can now study and discuss possible answers to question like these, based on the perspectives of some authors and our (PPEL students) own views/experience: 
  • How much freedom should online students have?
  • Is online collaboration really worth or just a waste of time?
  • How can we facilitate cooperation in paced and unpaced learning environments?
  • How much transparency should we allow in online education?
  • What are the implications of transparency in online education?
  • What are the pros and cons of global student catalogues?
  • Which online teaching techniques do you prefer?
  • What are the implications of using individual and group assignments in online education?
  • How can we secure a reasonable workload for online teachers?
I believe that I know where to seek the answers and new questions.  

I know that I need to improve my English skills. I've already set this goal as soon as I finish this master's course I will start learning English, and I still continue to learn until I'm able to write English so badly as I write Portuguese. 
I want to communicate and being able to cooperate and share knowledge with the world. 

I regret that Universidade Aberta don't support some of the degrees of freedom from the Paulsen Theory of Cooperative Freedom.
Turns out I have had several health problems and it was painful to stay at the computer which implies an inability to meet the deadlines of some assignments.
I can imagine what happens to a student who dedicated himself daily in their course work and who is obliged to give up in the last weeks of the semester.

I give thanks for your support and I know that your Universidade Aberta students from MPeL3 and MPeL4 did have good luck to learn from your online teaching skills. Thanks a lot.

It was a great pleasure for me to have this opportunity to learn more about online education and e-learning pedagogy together with my MPEL colleagues in a cooperative and transparent work.

Compilation of course work

I reviewed some of my LO and AB regarding comments from colleagues. I add new entries at AB from Unit-1. I rebuild LO from Unit-2. I add some introductory comments to LO from Unit-1 and Unit-2. I write a conclusion for AB Unit-3.  I add a wordle to each AB and 1QI. I want to rebuild my Blog Design and improve some of the others LO, but not for now (first I need to finish the others UC work). I have send by email some comment/tips about LO and AB to colleagues, regarding the act. 3 of Units 1,2 and 3. 

  • Compilation of Learning Objects:  LO
  • Compilation of Annotated Bibliographies: AB
  • Compilation of my PPEL work: PPEL

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