Collaborate and Create In-service
This is a learning group in the developmental stages, Collaborate and Create In-Service, to support OLPT.
Learning Project Summary
- Project code: OLPT
- Suggested Prerequisites:
- Qualified Educator
- Time investment: Varies according to individual needs-a few weeks to several months
- Assessment suggestions: uploading computer technology lessons to the learning project website
- School: Education
- Department: Education and Technology
- Level: Computer Technology Teacher Education
The Collaborate and Create learning project is an online resource created to assist in the in-service of educators seeking to integrate technology into their classroom curriculum. This resource will assist in the development of learning groups organized around real problems of practice that provide access to outside resources and expertise.
This learning project offers learning activities to assist educators in integrating technology sucessfully into the curriculum. Resources may be shared and edited to meet the needs of all educators with a focus on OLPT users.
Additional Goals include:
Using the WWW for student learning
Working together to learn and create
Creating an environment to increase student achievement (our common goal)
Encourage technology integration with students
Organizing information technology through collaboration
Create a learning environment that increases student achievement
Posted lessons should be aligned with classroom curricula and developed by teachers using Internet websites for student inquiry. These lessons may be linked to The Learning Page©, a collaborative website of themes and student lessons created for students to access. Concepts to learn include: /concepts
Learning materials and learning projects are located in the main Wikiversity namespace. Simply make a link to the name of the lesson (lessons are independent pages in the main namespace) and start writing!
You should also read about the Wikiversity:Learning model. Lessons should focus on learning activities for Wikiversity participants. Learning materials and learning projects can be used by multiple projects. Cooperate with other departments that use the same learning resource.
This section will be composed of lessons created by teachers. By collaborating on the production of technology integrated lessons or providing themes and topics for sharing, teachers will be able to access a variety of lesson ideas from this site. Lessons for student use wil be posted on The Learning Page for Students 
Creating technology lessons and organize links for skills practice in Word (.doc), or a compatible open source software
Integrating technology into classroom curricula, and incorporate technology that encourages effective learning environments, engaged, authentic learning, using real-world applications that may be multidisciplinary
Use problem-based learning that encourages higher-order thinking, encourage active learning environments, and group projects / student collaboration
Teacher Roles Facilitator Guide Co-learner / Co-investigator
Student Roles Explorer Apprentice Teacher Producer
- Activity 1: Lesson Plans using Skills & Links/Internet use.
Create a Word (.doc) or open source document and develop a lesson aligned with your classroom curricula; include technology resources for students to access Search for resources / information on the WWW Organize information for teacher and student use Utilize effective communication (e-mail, web site, sharing ideas)
- Activity 2: Web site / Detailed Lessons / Advanced technologies
- Activity 3: Building on previous knowledge
Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection.
- Reading 1.
- Study guide:
- Wikiversity article: OLPT
Each activity has a suggested self- and group-assessment.
Active participants in this Learning Group
- Delia Pass, Rutherford County, USA
- Ian Kennedy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa