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Scandinavian Values in ODL- Can they be preserved?. Niels Henrik Helms, DEL. Hype Cycle. Leaving the Hype. Nothing much changed! - Wrong!! Schools will always be the same! - Wrong! The teacher knows better! - Wrong! The Scandinavian Approach is unique! - HMM, Might be right!. Scenarios.

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leaving the hype
Leaving the Hype
  • Nothing much changed! - Wrong!!
  • Schools will always be the same! - Wrong!
  • The teacher knows better! - Wrong!
  • The Scandinavian Approach is unique! - HMM, Might be right!
scenario 1 we continue as always
Scenario 1 - We continue as always
  • Economy
  • Form Vs. Competencies
  • Customer Demands…
scenario 3 global campus
Scenario 3 - “Global Campus”
  • It happens!!
  • Currently, more than 350.000 unique students are enrolled in fully online degree granting programs, generating $1.75 billion in tuition revenues for institutions in 2001/2002.
  • The distance-learning market for fully online degree programs is growing at a rate of 40 percent annually
  • The relationship between formal qualifications and competencies?
  • BIG - is beautiful…
scenario 2 introvert e learning
Scenario 2 - “Introvert e-learning”
  • It happens right now!
  • An unholy alliance between students, schoolmanagement and central authorities
  • Better (and Cheaper) -
  • Resources?? (Learning Objects)
  • The Learner (Learning Subjects)
  • Competence-Gap??
scenario 4 global flexible learning just for me
Scenario 4 Global-Flexible-Learning just for Me
  • Transparency??
  • Static Learning Objects - Dynamic Knowledge and Learning
  • Clearing of Competencies
a bricolage of reasons
A Bricolage of Reasons
  • Enhancement of Human Resources
  • Criticism of educational institutions and their failure to deliver what is required
  • No increase in public resources
  • New form of regulation (NPM)
  • More market orientated approach
  • Emphasis on standards and accountability
new rules
New Rules
  • Speed
  • Access
  • ROI
  • Flexibility
playing by the new rules





Closed Institutions

Formal Qualifications


Playing by the new Rules
changes in the educational landscape
Changes in the Educational Landscape
  • Learning just in Case
  • Learning just in Time
  • Learning just for Me…
growing subjectivism
Growing Subjectivism!
  • In the industrial society we tried to objectivise everything…
  • Now we go the other way round - You have to be unique - You have to tell your own story…
open flexible distance learning
Open Flexible Distance Learning
  • Open?
    • A Question of Access - not a Social Issue
  • Flexible - For Whom?
    • Learners
    • Providers
    • Companies
the vital questions are
The Vital Questions are:
  • Does the teacher-learner separation enhance the possibilities for the learner both to learn and to complete the course?
  • Does the chosen technology enhance flexibility and collaborative learning?
  • Are the learning processes designed in the best possible way in relation to the learner’s needs and potentials?
we need something
We need something
  • We have the bricks
  • We need scaffolding - The DNA of learning
  • We need the cement - The processes of learning
the scandinavian approach is unique hmm might be right
The Scandinavian Approach is unique -HMM!! Might be right
  • Dialogue as a way to construct meaning and knowledge…
  • Storytelling…
  • The metamorphosis of standards to uniqueness
odl without scandinavian values is
ODL without Scandinavian Values is:
  • Loading not learning -
  • Informations without knowledge creation
  • Digging the gap between the web-literates and web-illiterates
  • Well - it’s hopeless
odl with scandinavian values calls for
ODL with Scandinavian Values calls for:
  • Openness to change
  • Developing core-business
  • Collaboration
  • Marketing