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Recommendation for a World Virtual School project. Neven Sorić American International School of Zagreb Sanja Kišiček Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Damir Boras Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Introduction. Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) collaboration

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Recommendation for a world virtual school project

Recommendation for a World Virtual School project

Neven Sorić

American International School of Zagreb

Sanja Kišiček

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Damir Boras

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Introduction

Introduction

  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)

    • collaboration

  • World Virtual School (WVS)

    • a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools

    • eight major international school regions

    • WVS Advisory Group – eight representatives


E ight major international school regions

Eight major international school regions

  • Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA)

  • Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA)

  • Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)

  • The East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS)

  • Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA)

  • The Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean and Mexico (TRI-A)

  • The European Council of International Schools (ECIS)

  • The Mediterranean Association of International Schools (MAIS)


The wvs project is based on the following assumptions

The WVS project is based on the following assumptions:

  • schools value the integration of relevant and effective online resources for their varied learning communities;

  • schools value working regionally to collaborate and to share perspectives and methodologies and to consider and nurture best practices;

  • schools value their integrity in the face of adversity and seek cost-effective and reliable means of assuring continuity of operations.


Survey on the usage of vle in schools

Survey on the usage of VLE in schools

  • the primary goal: to gather baseline information that would help the WVS Group establish VLE practices and potential needs

  • developed by the members of the WVS Advisory Group

  • conducted via Free Online Surveysfrom mid-September to early November 2007

  • 114 schools altogether from eight major international school regions

    • 28 small ( < 250 students )

    • 53 medium (251-850 students)

    • 33 large schools ( > students)


The survey

... the survey

  • two most popular VLEs:

    • Moodle

    • Blackborad


The frequency of vle usage in small medium and large schools

The frequency of VLE usage in small, medium and large schools


Recommendations for the wvs project

Recommendations for the WVS project

A VLE system has to be relevant, accessible, durable and affordable.


Recommendations

... recommendations

  • WVS group should act as a knowledge building and advisory group, workingwith the Directors of eight international regions

  • recommendation for a Moodle ASP (application service provider) – IT company

    • a possibility to contract a Moodle integrator to set up a server, off-site, with Moodle service(s)

    • a concept of site security

      • offsite

      • onsite


Example ceesa project

Example: CEESA project

  • a pilot project

  • an example how all international schools in the world can work in VLE

  • schools introducing VLE into their everyday school life


Hierarchical wvs structure plan

Hierarchical WVS structure plan


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • this way we would provide the schools with a stable VLE system that requires as little administration for current school staff

  • it should ensure stability and durability for the system


Recommendation for a world virtual school project

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