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Title: Community%20Portraits:%20Online%20Learning%20and%20Community%20Building


1
Community Portraits Online Learning and
Community Building
  • Liz Timms
    Duncan Timms
  • Dept. of Social Work CRDLT,
    University of Edinburgh
    University of Stirling

2
EU-Projects
  • ODELUCE
  • Open and Distance Education and Learning through
    University Continuing Education.
  • SCHEMA
  • Social Cohesion through Higher Education in
    Marginal Areas

3
SCHEMA
  • Funded under EU 4th framework funding
    (Educational Multimedia Taskforce)
  • Use of electronic network and cmc to develop
    social networks
  • Social constructivist approach emphasising
    interaction, collaboration and learning
    communities

4
Community Portraits
  • Developed from a social work course
    (face-to-face) at Edinburgh University, Scotland.
  • Transformed into an online module in 1999. Pilot
    designed to investigate online collaboration
    between different HW professions (in Finland,
    Germany and Scotland).

5
Programme
  • Weeks 1-5 Introductory Phase
  • Week 1 Introductions
  • Weeks 2-3 Develop protocol for collaborative
    working
  • Week 4 Consider notion of community
  • Week 5 Introduce communities
  • Weeks 6-16 Project Work
  • Weeks 6 - 8 Groups work independently of each
    other monitored by tutor
  • Week 9 Groups review their progress
  • Weeks 10 -12 work on portraits
  • Week 13 Group presentations
  • Weeks 14 -15 Group assessments of portraits
  • Week 16 Reflection on collaboration
    online

6
Community Portraits The Introductory Page
7
Community Portraits
  • Extension in 2001 to community members.
  • Pilot online in conjunction with face-to-face
    collaboration between residents in Swedish
    housing estate (lone parents senior citizens)

8
Some views of SkarpnäckThe project
Some views of Skarpnäck is an attempt to
present some perspectives on Skarpnäck, our
community as well as the people living there.
This project, is made in co-operation with the
University of Edinburgh and the University of
Stirling in Scotland to create contacts between
different places and countries.By Eva Sjögren
Paul Anding Yvonne NenanderAssisted by it-cafeet
(for the whole presentation see www.cafeet.com)
9
HU11 Community Portraits
  • Extension in 2002 to be part of WHO pilot
    programme for Family Health Nurse degree in
    Highlands and Islands of Scotland
  • stand-alone module in online portfolio offered by
    University of Stirling

10
Rationale
  • The Community as a Context
  • The social construction of communtiy
  • Collaboration as a Method for Working (and
    Learning)
  • The Internet as an Enabler of Collaboration

11
Initial Outcome of Pilots
  • Developing interaction takes time
  • Diffident Approach to Differences
  • Group Dynamics different online
  • The necessity of feedback and support

12
Lessons
  • The importance of Informal Exchanges
  • Bonding is Important for Offline Collaboration
  • Bridging is Easier Online
  • Intervention and Support from Tutor as and when
    required

13
Contact Details
  • e-mail
  • Liz Timms - Elizabeth.Timms_at_ed.ac.uk
  • Duncan Timms - dwgt1_at_stir.ac.uk
  • web addresses
  • www.odeluce.stir.ac.uk/
  • www.stir.ac.uk/schema/
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