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Final reflections

November 28, 2012 Leave a comment

The course has come to an end. We have spent quite some time on thinking, reading, analysing, reflecting, communicating and working even with other students from other countries… Hopefully all of you have found something from this course to take with you…something, which is useful for your future activities.

I am going to contact all of you via e-mail regarding the final grade.

It was a great pleasure to work with you!

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CoCreat questionnaire and interviews

November 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Dear participants,

You were kindly asked to fill in the questionnaire about creative collaboration designed by Cocreat project partners. If you haven’t done that yet, please do so here.

Furthermore, as this course is part of CoCreat research project we (Norwegian facilitator Mikhail and I) are interested in carrying out some interviews with you to find out about your experiences regarding this international group work (such as what tools, applications, services you used, how did you divide your roles and tasks, what was challenging, any tensions, etc.). Getting some feedback from you will help us to understand your learning experiences and design our courses better in the future. Taking part in an interview is voluntary and doesn’t affect your final grade, however, we would appreciate a lot if you can find some time (max 1h) to share your experiences. It can be done face-to-face or mediated by technology (online, using Skype or Flashmeeting), it is up to your schedule and preferences. We would be happy to get our interviews done during the first week of December (3.12 – 9.12). If you agree to give an interview, please contact me (Terje, e-mail: terjev[at]tlu.ee)

Hope to hear from you soon,

Terje

 

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This week…

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment

…is going to be dedicated to the group work. As it was said in the previous post, on Thursday (15.11) we are going to have an online meeting with all the students from three countries to present the group work. Until 18th of November every group can finalize their chapters.

Next week (starting with 19th of November) we are going to work on the last task of this course. Latest on Monday (19th) we are going to provide a more detailed instruction of this last task.

As this course is a part of research project, Cocreat project partners are also interested in your experiences and would want you to fill in a questionnaire. More information about the questionnaire will follow soon. And that would be it!

Enjoy your last week with the international groups and we’ll have some nice time with your reflections on group work as a forming “activity system”.

 

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Group work presentations

November 10, 2012 Leave a comment

On Thursday, 15th of November (11:00 – 13:00) there is going to be a final seminar. Every group is going to present their work. We are going to be virtually in the same “room” here http://connectpro.oulu.fi/letopinnot1.

As most of you are probably working it doesn’t make sense to gather you in the same room and use one computer to connect. However, feel free to organise small groups yourselves and use one computer to be online or log in individually (hopefully your work schedules allow to be present). The Prezi will be shown from Finland (Finns in your groups are responsible for this as they are going to use only one computer and share its screen). However, it doesn’t mean that Finns would also do all the talking. So everybody else can talk no matter where you sit physically. But of course it is up to the groups to decide who is going to present the group work.

See you soon online!

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A small note

October 29, 2012 1 comment

I have two points to make for this week.

First, Sebastian has managed to catch cold, thus, he is not going to be very active in the next coming days. I noticed that you have put quite many messages on the discussion board. Although the main facilitator is not going to be around, this discussion can continue regardless ;).

My second point…

This week we are going to focus only on our group work. No individual task will be posted for this week. For the remaining course we have only 2 individual tasks left. One for the next week (5.11-11.11) and the other one for the last week of the course (19.11-25.11).

Enjoy your group work!

If you have problems, questions regarding your group work, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Last week I sent out e-mails regarding your current situation with the points. If I have missed someone, please contact me.

Terje

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A short comment on procedure

Let me just add a few words on how we want to handle the next few weeks.

As we have said before, Terje is facilitating the international group work part. She is your contact for all issues concerning this line of action. Task 9 and its deadline is your point of reference. We will not publish any additional (sub-)tasks related to the group work.

In parallel to the group work we expect you to dedicate about 3-4 hours every week to further reading, reflection and discussion. We will publish weekly tasks to drive that process.

If you feel the need for more clarification, please feel free to post in the Procedural aspects of the course thread in the discussion board.

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A small note

Dear participants,

If you haven’t received an invitation from the Finnish partner regarding purot wiki (the wiki environment we are going to use during the group work), you can also create your own account here. Just click on Sign up and fill in the required fields.

As a reminder, today we are going to have online meetings with Finnish and Norwegian partners. You can see your specific time for your group meeting and the link to the AdobeConnect (the tool for the meeting) on Cocreat purot wiki under the introduction of every chapter. Just click on the link, enter as a guest.

Have a nice week!

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