Project WebWise brings together a range of European higher education institutions (from Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Slovenia, Greece and Great Britain) active in the field of public health education as well as experts for innovating e-learning, to analyze, experiment and develop innovative learning scenarios within public health education.
The general objective of WebWise is to support the improvement, the quality, the efficiency and the accessibility of Higher Education using the structure of the Bologna process and the innovative methodological collaborative Web 2.0. learning tools.
Within this objective, the project will aim to:
- Identify innovative learning scenarios and learning designs within public health or general health education.
- Suggest and test a number of innovations to improve the learning process within the scenarios
- Identify and elaborate the key improvements from the pilots.
- Recommend how such improvements may be transferred in public health education and to other areas of Higher Education.
- Disseminate recommendations to competent authorities on a national and European level.
- Regulatory bodies
in public health and public health related study programmes.
- Recommendations for optimizing learning scenarios
- Best practices database
Research on designing for learning is a field that has concentrated a lot of efforts in the context of technology-enhanced settings. This scenario has demonstrated the need to represent learning scenarios using a more formal perspective.
This paper reviews some representation mechanisms which enable the systematic design of learning issues in technological settings, and proposes an approach that applies pattern notations in an effort to better understand and prepare for different learning context.
A case study is also described to show the application of these scenarios in a specific technology-enhanced setting for teaching computing curricula. This application is based on the use of digital ink technologies and demonstrates how patterns may be able to mediate between pedagogical and technical issues.
This policy brief discusses the phenomenon which has become known as cloud computing, analyzing the benefits and risks for educational institutions and examining some of the legal and contractual issues. It provides guidelines for the selection on and deployment of cloud services and suggests some policy implications and future scenarios for their use in education.
Wir möchten Lehrszenarien aus dem Hochschulalltag sichtbar machen und damit zum Verständnis von Vor- und Nachteilen des E-Learning beitragen. Dazu interviewen wir Dozenten aus ganz Niedersachsen. Sie berichten von ihrem persönlichem E-Learning-Einsatz, der selten geradlinig verläuft, sondern durch ein Justieren der eigenen Lehrstrategie gekennzeichnet ist. Wir hoffen, Ihnen damit weitere Einblicke und Ideen für die eigene Lehre an die Hand zu geben.
We conclude that change has to take place in the learning scenarios, as the required theoretical foundation has been in place and under discussion for the last two decades. Networked learning is not about a new paradigm or a fundamentally new model of learning, it rather describes how a consolidated concept (based on innovative ideas and building blocks of existing learning theories) can help to satisfy the demand for “new” learning scenarios which are self-organised, learner-oriented, situational, emotional, social and communicative.