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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

North-South School Partnerships in the framework of UNESCO –

Collaborating on ESD projects

Berlin, Germany, 22 – 26 November 2009

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

How do we use Internet communication for our partnership?

  • General notes on internet communication (advantages & disadvantages)
  • Introduction of the most common internet services & tools
  • Practical exercise: Which media/ internet services/ tools fit your needs?
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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

General aspects of internet communication

(advantages & disadvantages in comparison to face-to-face communication)

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Why do we not use Internet communication for our partnership?

Objections & Fears

Facilities (school, internet cafe, home)

Technical knowledge (hardware & software)

Communicative & social objections

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

RE: Partnership Invitation

Objections & Fears

Scam/ Spam

No social control

No control of personal data

Internet communciation is trivial

Business Offer

Win 50.000 $ NOW

Re: Confirm Prize won!

Letter From Dr Amro Al-astal

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

  • Social Aspects: Place & Distances
  • Advantages:
  • Daily meeting without moving is possible!
  • Neutral ground
  • Disadvantages:
  • distance = less social control/ less personal obstructions.
  •  People are more direct/ more offending

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

  • Social Aspects:Time
  • Advantage:
  • Make it fit your time needs. Appointments not necessarily needed!
  • Disadvantage:
  • asynchrony
  •  communication delay

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

  • Social Aspects:Language
  • Chat language
  • reduced language
  • Foreign language: Is the language the mother tongue of one group?
  •  Contents of communication can be lost

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

A: Hey whats up? How R U 2day?

B: good and u?

A: thx 4 ur mail. read it just now ;-)

B: did u like the pic?

A: yes haha ROFLMAO

Where did u take it?

B: oops phone. Brb

A: tyt!

B: oki back. Srry

Btw that was lisa. She sends greets 2u

A: thx

B: she has a new bf

A: lol. Again?

A: yeah ^_^

B: srry have 2go now. Ttyl!

A: sure! CU l8r take care!

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

  • Social Aspects:non personal
  • Aspects of communication are missing (gesture etc.)
  • Words & Language play a bigger role
  • Highly dependent on perceptions
  • High rate of misunderstandings
  • social control missing
  •  Consequences: cyber bullying/ mobbing etc.

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

  • Social Aspects:Anonymity
  • Advantages:
  • Can help to establish contacts (e.g. shy persons)
  • Reduces social inequality
  • Disadvantages:
  • Leads to more misuse and social misbehaviour

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Social Aspects:Communication Behaviour

Can be affected by local circumstances or by social customs (e.g. attention for the chat partner)

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Cultural Aspects:

Cultures are very complex,

Communication is very complex

Intercultural communication: extremely complex!

example individualism vs. collectivism

universalism vs. particularism

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

It is ZEBRA... And so delicious!

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

IT IS ZEBRA ......... AND SO DELICIOUS

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

  • Conclusion
  • Facilities
  •  clear circumstances of communication (at school? At home?)
  • Technical knowledge
  •  allow your students to help you, there is always someone willing to give technical assistance!
  • Communicative & social objections
  • Try to reduce social barriers (e.g. create personal atmosphere)
  • Create awareness about internet communication disadvantages and possible cultural differences

I General aspects of internet communication

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Internet Services & Tools

Email

Newsletter

Chat/ Messenger

Video Portals

Social Networks

Own Websites/ Forum

 What fits your projectwork best?

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Email

Services:

MSN

Yahoo

Google Mail

Local services

  • Possibilities:
  • Send text
  • Send files

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Email

  • Advantages
  • independet of time and place
  • little technics and technical knowledge needed
  • Disadvantages
  • Asynchronity
  • Limited file size

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Newsletter/ Twitter

Can rather be used to reach publicities/ less useful for group interaction

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Chat/ Messenger

Services:

Skype

VOIP

MSN Messenger

ICQ

Chat Systems

  • Possibilities:
  • Written Chat
  • Voice Talk
  • Video Chat

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Chat/ Messenger

  • Advantages
  • no continous maintenance needed
  • less time consuming
  • direct/ personal communication is possible
  • students are forced to deal with another

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Chat/ Messenger

  • Disadvantages
  • technical equipment needed: webcam, headset
  • fast internet connection needed

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Chat/ Messenger

  • Recommodation
  • build pairs of 2 or 3 students
  • give students time to introduce themselves/ talk about own topic
  • at the same time: give a specific topic to discuss
  • think about the use of moderators/ mediators (can be the teacher)
  • analyse the chat/ problems with the students afterwards

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Video portals

Services:

YouTube

Myvideo

Clipfish

Sevenload

Youku

  • Possibilities:
  • Watch video streamings (flash)
  • Publish videos
  • Create your own TV Channel
  • Interact with other members (comment, rate, private messages..)

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Video portals

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Video portals

  • Advantages:
  • raise attention/ reach huge publicities
  • can easily be implemented/ linked
  • possibility to earn money (if videos are very popular)

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Video portals

  • Disadvantages:
  • everyone can see
  • less social control (comments etc.)

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Social Networks

  • Services:
  • Facebook
  • Myspace
  • Local Social Networks:
  • SchülerVZ (Germany)

Possibilities:

Various services and applications available (Private Messages, Forum, calender, event manager, group manager, walls, chats)

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Social Networks

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Social Networks

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Social Networks

  • Advantages:
  • Meets the communication behaviour of your students
  • Combination of private interests and project
  • little efforts needed in administration
  • enables students to stay in contact

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Social Networks

  • Disadvantages:
  • No own label/ less beneficial for external project presentation
  • Many possibilities of distraction given

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Own Website and/or Forum

Services

Various free software available to generate own websites (no html skills needed)

Various free forum/ board systems available (Bulletin Boards)

Possibilities:

Almost everything is possible

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Own Website and/or Forum

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Own Website and/or Forum

  • Advantages:
  • You can fit everything your needs
  • You can control all contents and contacts
  • perfect for external presentation & project documentation

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Own Website and/or Forum

  • Disadvantages:
  • High technical knowledge needed
  • Administration and maintenace is very time consuming
  • might not meet the interests & regular communication behaviour of your students  website can easily get unattractive for students (especially after the project)

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Own Website and/or Forum

  • Recommodation:
  • Calculate cost-value ration very well
  • Don‘t put high efforts in something that no one is using/ watching
  • If students are willing and able: let them participate in a responsible manner

II Internet Services and Tools

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

Practical level

Which media & internet services fit your needs?

III Practical Level

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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

  • criteria of choice:
  • Which technical possibilities do we have/ can we have?
  • Which services/ tools apply our needs?
  • Whom do we want to adress too? (exchange groups, schools, other students, everyone?)
  • How much time are we willing to invest?
  • How many people do we have willing to support?
  • Do we want continuity within the project or is it a one-time project?
  • How effective are the used media? (cost-benefit ratio)
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Internet Communication in School Partnerships

  • criteria of success:
  • Do your students identify with the project contents? Does the project meet the private interests of your students?
  • Does the way of communication in the project meet the regular communication behaviour of your students?
  • Do the students have a possiblity to receive a positive feedback on their media products?
  • Optimal way  students participate and volunteer for the project in their free time!