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Challengesfacing

E-Learning

NIBS Conference

Keld Hvam


The International Business Academy – IBA

The HigherEducation Department of the International Business College with 6-7000 students

About1000 students

Business courses at under-graduate and post-graduatelevelsas well as summer schoolprogrammes

Traditionalteaching and e-learning

Students from manycountries

Innovative and progressive institution

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Keld Hvam

Associate Dean

Keld Hvam


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E-learning

Since 1996

Among the first in Denmark

Continuousdevelopment

Focusonpedagogicaldevelopment

Both pure e-learning and blended learningcourses

Co-operation with British universities.

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The effect of the current world economic crisis on international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.

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Will the current economic crisis make e-learning a preferred choice for many internationally minded students unable to travel physically or will it have a negative effect on e-learning delivery?

Conclusions from Online Educa, Berlin – December 2011:

More demanding students

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What international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.doesthisrequire from us ?

Students expect:

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  • Adaptive learning (learningpaths)

  • Availability

  • Beinginvolved (participativelearning)

  • Learningthroughactivecommunication

  • Motivatingand modernassessment systems

  • Lecturerswhotakecontrol and are visible

  • Contentsthatare relevant

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Why international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.shouldthese students choosee-learningprogrammesratherthanmoving to studyabroad?

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  • Onlybecause of:

  • Higherquality

  • Lowertuitionfees

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Current international student mobility: challenges and opportunities. Student Preferences - in order of priority

Studying at home

Goingabroad to study

Studyingthroughe-learning from home location

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Future Student Preferences - in order of priority

Goingabroad to study

Studyingthroughe-learning from home location

Studying at home

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Students from international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.differentculturesrequiredifferentlearningstyles

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Low

High

Power Distance

UncertaintyAvoidance

Geert Hofstede,

CulturesConsequences

2001

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The Nordic Approach to (e-) international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.Learning

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Low power distance and uncertaintyavoidance

Students aresceptical and must beconvincedthrough rational and convincing arguments ratherthan statements of facts.

Focuson arguments and discussions

Participativelearning

Inductiveratherthandeductivelearning

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One single international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.learningpath– facilitated by lecturer

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Learning Path

Discussion item 1

Additional and supportivecontrolactivities

(interactivelearningobjects, m/c exercises, assignments, etc)

Discussion item 2

Information input

(writtenmaterial, video-recordedlectures, webinars, etc)

Discussion item 3

Discussion item 4

Etc

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One single international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.learningpath– nolecturerinvolved

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Learning Path

Item 1

Additional and supportivecontrolactivities

(interactivelearningobjects, m/c exercises, assignments, etc)

Item 2

Information input

(writtenmaterial, video-recordedlectures, webinars, etc)

Item 3

Item 4

Etc

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Combination international student mobility: challenges and opportunities. of separate learningpaths

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LearningPath 1

LearningPath 2

Discussion item 1

Item 1

Discussion item 2

Item 2

Discussion item 3

Item 3

Discussion item 4

Item 4

Etc

Etc

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Discussion international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.Strategies

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  • E-Learning:

  • (The upside-downfunnel approach)

  • Asynchronous session

  • Start withspecificquestions

  • to a text

  • Ask them to give examples

  • of personalexperience

  • Ask them to commenton

  • eachother’sentries

  • Ask themvery general

  • questions

  • Ex: 3 e-students generated 157 entries in an online discussion forum over 10 weeksduring spring 2012.

In a classroom:

(the funnel approach)

+ synchronouse-learning session

Start with the general and easyquestions

Makethem more and more specific

Directthem at individual students

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Potential international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.Threats for e-Learning

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  • Costs

  • Image (esp related to level)

  • Freeprogrammeslike:

  • Lack of socialisation

Learning Space

Coursera

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How international student mobility: challenges and opportunities. to Meet the Threats

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Costs:

  • Minimizecoststhroughcooperation

  • (eg e-Connect Centre)

  • Outsource e-learningdelivery

  • Incorporate the freeprogrammesinto

  • lecturerfacilitatedprogrammes

  • Cut-and-pastestrategies

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How international student mobility: challenges and opportunities. to Meet the Threats

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Image:

  • Increasequalitythrough the use of

  • high-qualitymaterial

  • Onlyuse professional lecturers as

  • facilitators

  • have fullcontrol of logistics and

  • systems

  • be visible and available

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How international student mobility: challenges and opportunities. to Meet the Threats

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Freeprogrammes:

  • ”If youcan’t beat them, jointhem” –

  • oruse (integrate) them

  • bebetter

  • be ”human”

  • Award degrees

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How international student mobility: challenges and opportunities. to Meet the Threats

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Lack of socialisation (the worstthreat):

  • Meet online (eg discussiongroups and webinars)

  • Include initial physical meetings

  • Encouragegroupactivity

  • Be visible and available

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Focus international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.Areas for e-Learning

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  • Perceivedhigherquality

  • Adaptive learning

  • Increasedavailability

  • Increased and direct

  • communication

  • Adding elements of e-

  • teaching

  • Technologythatfulfils

  • thesegoals

  • Lowercosts

  • Pooling of resources

  • Outsourcing

  • Cut-and-paste

  • strategies

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Thank international student mobility: challenges and opportunities.you for listening

Questions ?

NIBS Conference

Keld Hvam

Associate Dean

IBA

Contact: [email protected]

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