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The e-Xpanded Classroom

0060 ALTC 2009

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24 August 2009

ALT-C 2009 Session: This Cloud has been set up to aggregate live blogs, comments, discussion and links for this session.

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  • Leonardo Tosi, Italy
  • Huge process of introducing interactive whiteboards in schools
  • In Italy, classroom itself has not changed very much apart from now interactive whiteboards, but outside changing very much
  • Trying to see how the classroom will change with a larger learning ecosystem
  • Large scale integration top-down (30000 classrooms IWBs)then bottom-up limited number of selected classrooms (150) and 4 networks of classrooms
  • Different classrooms with interactive whiteboards, LCD, video camera, microphones connected together, so can manipulate content on one whiteboard and same happens on other whiteboards, so one teacher can teach in several classrooms
  • Used for 30 hours weekly
  • Tools for teacher and students to exchange and share content 
  • Started with students living on small island that could not get to school
  • Showed video of it being used for distance education - quite like video conferencing, some students in classroom with teacher, other at a distance e.g. Answering questions over the videoconferencing, lots of use of the interactive whiteboard with both sets of whiteboard. Teacher can hand over control of the whiteboard to the students at the other nodes in the network
  • Being used in e.g islands and mountain areas
  • Looking at this use for other categories of citizens e.g. People in prisons and hospitals


Juliette Culver
13:03 on 9 September 2009

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