LOOP MINUTES


‘W.C.C Broadband Strategy’
http://www.wellington.govt.nz/news/display-item.php?id=2853

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• CONTACT ENERGY
• CITY LINK
• W.C.C


PAUL DESBOROUGH, W.C.C

“ENABLING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH BROADBAND”

• Finalised Wellington strategy
• Economic growth
• Competition
• Creative resources

• Council within Telecoms infrastructure
• O.E.C.D – Paying double in N.Z / Investing only half
• Benefits- Economy / Social (Health and Education) / Lifestyle
• Potential – What could happen?
• A.D.S.L (only just doing this) 2+ m.b
• Ultimate goal (Fibre) – Investment
• H.D (High Definition) – Virtual Access
• Link High Speed Networks (people) Community TV
• Broader Situation – Not High Capacity
• Coverage across Wellington
• Solution / Service across Wellington
• Affordable open access

Public Sector Role: Regulation / Long term vision / Community / Facilitator

Infrastructure: Roading used as the example / not splayed into services / Maximise copper loops / shorter distance (Wireless / Fibre)

Reiter rate: Economic (Influence Sector) / Social / Environmental (Interim solution needed short term)
Council Base Level Infrastructure

• Other regions to be included e.g. Porirua / Upper Hutt
• Ongoing discussions with Telecom Business (O.E.C.D doesn’t add up)
• Politicians to be up dated (Structure / Finance / Info Gathering )
• The Loop – ‘Expansion’
• City Library part of long term strategy


MARTIN LANGHOFF, Programmer for ‘CATALYST’ http://catalyst.net.nz/
PODCAST DOWNLOAD: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/lNXn6320593/Martin%20Langhoff%20shorter.3gp.html
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Architect and Developer of ‘MOODLE’ and O.L.P.C project alongside Martin Dougiamas


• Learning Management (Courses)
• Social Constructivism
• ‘Moodle’ Events known as ‘Moodle Moots’ can host 70 – 300 people
• U.K / N.Z / AUS (6 – 9 Month release)
• 9 Institutes in N.Z are running ‘Moodle’ Open Polytechnic world leader
• World Health – P.O.L.H.N (Pacific Open Learning Health Net) Suva, Fiji online
• Nelson / Marlborough – N.M.I.T Courses (LOOP) Activities
• To build knowledge
• Prepare learning material for each other (students)
• Overview of courses – Which are the most active etc
• ‘RATING’ Participation in the courses


MOODLE NETWORK

• Shared resources
• Cross list courses (Collaborative Online)
• Share tutor skills
• Proven to be very good

(Administration: ‘Moodle’ will support Excel and other spreadsheet / word document type programs which can be uploaded)

MOODLE LARGE SCALE

• Consolidate (Recommended) Installations
• Deploy a ‘FIX’ within hours of problem happening
• Resources are kept in a back-up system for 15 – 30 days
• Specific (Recommended) Hardware
• Replicated Environments (Recovery set up – Damage, Fire etc)
• Maximising Education ‘Moodle’ and education departments
• Large scale installations can host 100k students and more

MOODLE SET UP

• No licensing cost
• No Ad ware
• Facilitator can run multiple ‘Moodle’ applications at no extra cost
• Modify as you see fit
• Upload files to ‘Moodle’ (will ask for a virus scan)
• Risk? Safer than single providers such as Microsoft


O.L.P.C – ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD
http://.laptop.org/
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• Projected price $100 U.S per laptop ( Current price $160 U.S relative to present dollar)


‘HOLE IN THE WALL’ – INDIA
(Computer Monitor behind glass mounted into wall)
• An Indian physicist puts a PC with a high speed internet connection in a wall in the slums and watches what happens. Based on the results, he talks about issues of digital divide, computer education and kids, the dynamics of the third world getting online.
http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/mar2000/nf00302b.htm?chan=search


HELEN BAXTER, NEW MEDIA DIVA, MENTOR, STRATEGIST
www.mohawkmedia.co.nz
PODCAST DOWNLOAD: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/EUJ9IW2320589/Helen%20Baxter%2032.6mb.3gp.html

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IDEOLOGY

• Focus on education
• Life long learning (Re-Skilling)
• Educator – Students collaborative
• Flexible Attitudes
• Need for more creative thinkers (Actively Encourage)
• N.E.S.T.A – National Environment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (Making Innovation Flourish) http://www.nesta.org.uk/
• Need for N°8 wire mentality of New Zealanders to be brought into the Modern




WEB 2.0

• Internet Maturing
• Co-operation vs. Competition
• Web support for business
• Web Top vs. Desk Top (Collaborative Remote Groups)
• WIKI Groups
• Copyright vs. Copyleft (free)
• “Tagging” on web sites
• Generation “Y” in the perfect position to take advantage
http://blog.core-ed.net/derek/2007/07/virtual_learning_communities_a.html




WORK 2.0 “Manage the work don’t manage the workers” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Toffler


• Work Top (All Education Online)
• Wiki / Shared documents
• Work vary and distribute
• Da-Vinci Robot Surgeon http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/index.aspx
• Gaming interfacing becoming for aligned with work environments
• Attitude shifts (Transparency and Transient work situations)


LEARNING 2.0

• Education
• Long term / adaptable
• Mixed age systems
• ‘Schools of Ambition’ – U.K
• All school to be on this system by 2020
• M.I.T online
• New Interfaces
• Sense Controls e.g. Nintendo Wii (Physics) http://wii.com/
• Reference Material ‘Snow Crash’ – Neil Stevenson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Crash
• E-cademy (Learning Academy Online) http://www.ecademy.com/
• V Roma – Virtual history Tool http://www.vroma.org/
• Geneva http://www.geneva.ch/WelcomeGeneva8.htm


SKILL 2.0

• Avoidance of ‘Future Shock’ (Alvin Toffler)
• Eastern vs. Western view (Eastern view – Learning over Earning)
• Auto Didacts (a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher)
• Shared terms of reference (Defined)
• Accurate Searching (Using Internet Search Engines)
• Self publishing (Earning whilst still attending school)
• Open-share Software
• Mind mapping
• 5-10 year period Multiple Jobs
• Robot Printing (House Structures) http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/01/download_and_pr.php

Reference: Teach Media N.Z http://teachmedianz.blogspot.com/
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“ITS NOT THE TECHNOLOGY ITS WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING WITH IT”


BRUCE PARKES, SENIOR MANAGEMENT ‘CONTACT ENERGY’

• Contact Energy working with schools
• Help ‘Contact’ understand how future customers see things
http://www.carbonzero.co.nz/calculators/calculators_school.asp


• Energy Version of school curriculum (Environment)
• Windmills for schools (supplied by ‘Contact’)
• Contact provides School funding $50 per annum for every Contact customer


WINDMILLS FOR SCHOOLS

• Few Thousand KW’s per year (Power Savings)
• Little or No noise (Would not effect class rooms)
• Promoting concepts of ‘Re-usable Energy’
• Education / Physics
• Projects focused around energy efficiency in student homes (Audit)
• Part of Citylink http://www.citylink.co.nz/
• Schools for trials

Comment: Non Economic due to Ministry of Educations rules regarding power consumption.

TECH EXECS, STUDENT SUPPORT FOR THE WELLINGTON ‘LOOP’

MIRIA ROYAL
PODCAST DOWNLOAD: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/DdlZhF323876/Miria%20Royal.m4a.html

• ‘Trade Me’ resource for connecting with people with similar interest through ‘TRADE’
• Not Economical since brought by Australian owned company i.e. they added on extra fees
• Schools need to change (Ministry of Education Standards need to adopt relevant opus)
• Pod Casts for student lectures / classes
• Google for students
• Need for more time in Curriculum

Recommended Reading: “The World is Flat”, Thomas L. Friedman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_is_Flat

COURTNEY HAVILL
PODCAST DOWNLOAD: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/qR1YoQW323878/Courtney%20Havill.m4a.html

• 9 in 10 N.Z students have what I call “ Attention Span of a Blow-fly Disorder”
E.g. Check e-mail, look at BEBO, talk on MSN, download music for ipod, watch TV paint nails all at the same time and still be bored within 5 minutes!
• Classes where teachers have notes and notes are just “Boring”
• Tech Angels - http://www.techangels.org.nz/
• Mental stimulation in the class room from ‘Technology’

DAVID TREDGER
PODCAST DOWNLOAD: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/Yki7a323879/David%20Tredger.m4a.html

• Education in contemporary class room ‘Boring’
• Needs to be ‘Exciting / Interesting / Engaging’
• Video Conferencing and Pod Casts
• ‘Tele-Commuting’ (Access to all schools and teachers) Globally
• 6th Form and upwards only (certain level of maturity needed)

JOSIE FENDWICKE
PODCAST DOWNLOAD: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/mD4s3x323881/Josie%20Fenwickle.m4a.html

• Virtual Notebooks
• Access to the World
• Encourage learning of Technology in class room
• Replace methods of Learning
• From age of Five kids should be involved with Technology in Education as much as possible


NICK CHAPMAN
PODCAST DOWNLOAD: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/mD3nJWG323885/Nick%20Chapman.m4a.html

• Seen as ‘Digital Native’
• Internet as part of Education Curriculum
• Internet / Computer based learning systems
• Personalising Education
• Change the system to fit the people
• Base Educational plans in relation to Technology and what students want ‘Today’


MAT DODD
PODCAST DOWNLOAD: http://www.bestsharing.com/files/1BZ7ZO6323883/Matt%20Dodd.m4a.html

• Introduction to computers 7years ago (Dial Up Only)
• (Then) Limited Technology Access
• (Now) Leap in access to information (No hours of Searching)
• Students to help teachers adapt to I.T / Internet
• Using technology everyday will allow teachers an easier way to collaborate learning into classrooms / Seamless integration rather than forced




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MICHAEL MIDDLEMISS, OPEN TEXT (LEARNING SOFTWARE)
http://www.bestsharing.com/files/JQibgf328412/Michael%20Middlemiss_com.3gp.html

• E-Learning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-learning
• ‘Click’ n ‘View’
• To share and Learn (Before the Internet)
• Electronic Learning first example was on ‘Tape’
• Distribution of Information through Electronic means
• Was seen as exciting
• ‘Choose to Study’ by reputation over amount of information i.e. Universities
• Early systems didn’t support Collaboration
• Open Polytechnic most popular online learning
• (Internet) Easy to replicate ‘Content’ but not ‘Reputation’
• Supplement ‘Face to Face’ not replace it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system
• Open source learning (Internet) lots of dead products / providers

MOODLE (Recommended)

• Standards compliant
• N.Z leader in standards Adoption

SCORM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCORM
• Shared resources compliance (from year 2000)
• Secure and trusted environment
• Closed communities
• Use of ‘Real’ names and ‘Bio’s’
• Reputable Provider


WEB 2.0

• Contribute to Content
• Create Content
• Dynamic
• Sharing / Wiki / Blogs / Social Networks
• Control your own data
• Low Effort
• E-Learning becomes interactive or Real-Time

SUPPORT

• “The Loop” / Connection / Bandwidth
• Introduce as a ‘Supplement’ not a ‘Replacement’


CLICK-VIEW

• Australian
• Video Clips / Info / Library
• Own Content
• Video on Demand
• Server Hosted on Loop (One Solution)
• Working with Government / Local Content
• $3 – 4 dollars per student
• ‘School Bag’ – Downloading to USB flash drives for students to take home


ANDREW CHURCHES, (ICT MANAGER) KRISTIN COLLEGE
http://www.bestsharing.com/files/68ZNPP328414/Andrew%20Churches2.3gp.html

• (N.E.A.L) North Shore Educational Access Group http://www.vectorcommunications.co.nz/NEAL/default.asp
• Kristin College – First School in N.Z to have Laptop Programme introduced
• Wireless / VNS (Virtual Network System) / Floor Stands
• (Past) 1mb to 2mb only (Up/Down) Users couldn’t access needed sites
• (Present) 100mb National (Not charged for)
• 2mb Dedicated Internationally (Charged for)
• Students are restricted to 80mb per week
Restricted Sites: YOU TUBE, GOOGLE VIDEO, TEACHER TUBE - restriction is not content based rather bandwidth based Staff have access to all these sites
• Increase in Collaboration
• Student Wiki / Students interacting with other students through Wiki
• Constructive Learning
• Also Professional development wikis - Wiki can be edited by anyone that attends conference/PD
• Google documents also uses this concept http://www.google.co.nz/grphp?hl=en
• Most students now have High Speed Internet at home
• Delivery of resources remotely

RESOURCES

• BRIDG-it (Smart boards) http://www2.smarttech.com/st/en-US/Products/Bridgit/
• SKYPE http://about.skype.com/
• Students that travel can still connect with teachers and classes
• Knowledge Net http://www.knowledge.net.nz/
• The Learning Federation and ‘HIVE’ http://wiki.tertiary.govt.nz/~EducationSectorArchitecturalFramework/Main/TheLearningFederation
• Virtual Fieldtrips http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Virtual+Fieldtrips
• Chatting Online (Should be restricted due to Predators)
• Gateway http://www.tec.govt.nz/templates/standard.aspx?id=469
Sharing between Schools
  • National
  • International


VIDEO CONVERENCING

http://www.bestgrid.org/index.php/Main_Page
• Multiple Cameras
• Access Grid – All in one area (Advanced Collaborative Environment)
• Share and Hear
• Access Grid Nodes (Wall Size) Great Audio Quality
• “Office Access Grid”
• Desk Top Webcams (Good quality and Affordable)

Ending Comments:

• First Class http://www.softarc.com/ vs. Moodle http://moodle.org/
First Class is unified and has simple Drag and Drop features (Time Saving)
Moodle has limited file sizes and takes longer to set up
However they compliment each other
• Pod Casting / Camtasia http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp?CMP=KgoogleCStmhome
• “Learning Outcome outweighs ‘Sting’ of school budget

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