Re: Franz kviečia mus į video kursus Austrijoje
- Šiandien kalbėjau su Franz. Reikia apsispręsti, kas iš Lietuvos
dalyvaus. Yra dvi vietos be manęs. Geriausia, kad tai būtų norintys
labiau dalyvauti "Minčių sode" bei Zenono Anušausko
http://www.internetinetv.lt Dar parašykite ir paskambinkite man +370
699 30003. Jeigu važiuotumėme automobiliu ar autobusiuku (jei kas turi)
tada galėtumėme atmokėti ir taip pat pasiimti dar vieną kitą žmogų iš
Lietuvos ir mumis pasirūpintų.
Andrius Kulikauskas wrote:
> "Minčių sodo" darbo grupės "Global Villages" (Šviesūs kaimai) vadovas
> Franz Nahrada kviečia mus dalyvauti Grundtvig savamokslių video
> kursuose, kuriuos rengs sausio mėn. 17-28 dienomis Vienoje, Austrijoje,
> savo šeimos viešbutyje Hotel Karolinenhof.
> Tai Europos sąjungos finansuojamas suaugusiųjų švietimas. Dalyvius
> nemokamai maitins, apnakvydins, taip pat jiems atmokės už skrydžius į
> Vieną. Dalyviai turi laisvai mokėti anglų kalbą ir turėti video
> redagavimui pakankamą nešiojamą kompiuterį su belaidžiu interneto ryšiu.
> Kursų tikslas yra lavintis, kaip suaugusiųjų švietimui taikyti video
> bendravimo galimybes (video tiltus, internetinę televiziją, video
> pamokas), ypač kaime. Mokysimės, kaip savamokslių ratelis, dargi vienas
> kitą mokysime. Kiekvienas dalyvis puoselės kurį nors savo sumanymą.
> Ieškosime sąlyčių bendrai veiklai. Franz'o dėka 2007 metais buvome
> įtraukti į Europos sąjungos projektą, rengėme dvylika video tiltų.
> Tai puiki proga mums artimiau bendradarbiauti su Franz, palaikyti jo
> svajonę gaivinti pasaulio kaimus, ir mūsų gimingus sumanymus, kaip antai
> Zenono Anušausko http://www.internetinetv.lt ir judinti mūsų veiklą.
> Zenonas negalės dalyvauti nes nemoka anglų kalbos ir turi rūpintis
> šeima. O kas galėtų ir norėtų dalyvauti, vienuolika dienų pasimokyti su
> mumis Vienoje? Aš ketinu būti.
> Justinai Jaroni, Andriau Kasparavičiau, Odeta Abromavičiūte, Vygantai
> Vėjai, Tomai Čepaiti, Ramune Kudzmanaite, Rimai Morkūnai, Gintarai
> Jaroni, ir visi kurie gal domėtųsi, prašau atsiliepti bet kurioje
> "Minčių sodo" grupėje, taip pat pridedu platesnį paaiškinimą anglų kalba
> su nuorodomis.
> Tai galimybė palaikyti vienas kitą!
> Andrius Kulikauskas
> Minčių sodas
> Franz Nahrada wrote:
>> Dear Globalvillagers
>> There has been a goad deal of expressions of interest in the workshop we
>> are doing in winter in Vienna,
>> but we need to get the formal applications in now in order to organize the
>> whole thing.
>> So please download the application form here
>> and if you decide that this is REALLY for you then fill it out, add a
>> little image with your signed signature and send it by email to us, the
>> national Life Long Learning agency in your country and the Austrian
>> We are also writing to rural development actors all around Europe, because
>> as I told Pamela in replying to her comment below we welcome academics but
>> we also would like to see the presence of people who actually are involved
>> in some regional education or community /neighborhood / village building
>> We also would welcome having fillmakers like Synnove Mathe or internet TV
>> professionals like Zenonas Anusauskas, but we have these few restriction:
>> partcipants dont pay and they dont get paid by us, they are meant to be
>> teachers and students alike. We pay for travel and accomodation, they
>> participate actively and contribute constructively. They need to be fluent
>> in English.
>> So please, spread this new call, and if you want to come, you might also
>> use it to find additional sources of support in your country or community!
>> This is a call for people that are both passionate for regional or local
>> development and new technologies to help and facilitate the growth of
>> community cohesion and cooperation throughout Europe - for the benefit of
>> our villages, small towns and rural areas.
>> The question is: can the gap between education - rich urban environments
>> on one side and and rural and peripheral areas be bridged by new and
>> unconventional combinations between modern Internet technologies and the
>> emergence of new learning channels and places in regional systems.
>> The answer to this question is crucial also for "bridging the broadband
>> gap": the emergence of new communication infrastructures is very directly
>> linked to feasible and practical ideas and models to use them and the
>> concrete expression of needs.
>> We suggest a model of "Global Villages", that means that every region and
>> regional policy in Europe pays increasing attention to the emergence of
>> specific locations (be it central, be it decentral) that can technically
>> and culturally, through competence and understanding, through linkage to
>> the main local actors and the awareness of needs, facilitate a growing
>> exchange of knowledge and experience between the regions, towns and
>> villages of Europe.
>> To achieve that, they create or use internet access points like
>> telecentres, libraries, community centers, educational places or places of
>> entirely different nature and they start an interactive learning process
>> by video communication including modren presentation technologies.
>> Such an approach towards a "Global Village" has been successfully started
>> some time ago in the Austrian Village of Kirchbach in Styria. We have been
>> able to observe a constant interest from local population in educational
>> activities that were totally unusual in a village setting - university
>> lectures interactively transmitted from Graz and other places by video
>> technologies - for now about five full years!! 80 lectures and even
>> week-long congresses have been synchronously transmitted. The range of
>> themes was broad: Positive Visions of the Future, Sustainability,
>> Agriculture, Technology, History, Languages, Culture, Literature, Theology
>> and others. One thing was important and unusual: there was a local person
>> kowledgeable enough to even hold a lecture if the transmission would fail.
>> And this very person was channeling the local questions to the remote
>> speaker and continuing the discussion after transmission has ended.
>> We did a little film on that:
>> We have been encouraged by this success to think about a "virtual
>> university of the villages" and move towards a more horizontal and
>> peer2peer scheme of education, where we use in a sharing spirit our best
>> offers to complement each other. We should share our best knowledge and
>> our best offerings in order for others to do the same and we should create
>> a community that guards fair use. Thus we will multiply our possibilities
>> and reach many people at many places at the same time.
>> So from this background we want to issue the following invitation:
>> >From January 17th (arrival) to 28th /departure) we will bring people from
>> all over Europe together who have some experience in the field. We want to
>> augment the techniques and methods of videobridging in particular, on the
>> background also of using stored videos as learning materials in general.
>> We want to get and give new impulses. We can finance travel and
>> accomodation costs for 16 participants supported by the Grundtvig/LifeLong
>> learning program of the European union.
>> if you are interested, please continue reading here:
>> best regards
>> Mag. Franz Nahrada
>> GIVE Forschungsgesellschaft - Labor für Globale Dörfer
>> Globally Integrated Village Environment
>> Research Lab for Global Villages
>> Jedleseer Strasse 75
>> 1210 Wien
>> Tel. 01-2787801
>> Pamela McLean has opened a thread in her blog to work with our invitation:
>> Thank you Franz for sending me the information (including application
>> form) about the workshop on "Streaming, Sharing and Learning (SSL) -- The
>> options for and the use of Interactive Digital Video over long distances
>> in adult education".In your (personal) email you asked me to help you get
>> the message out to the right people, and so I am replying to you through a
>> dadamac openletter. This way it will be easy to share this with others now
>> andl ater.
>> Thank you for encouraging me to apply. I would appreciate the opportunity
>> to do what the workshop offers and "look into thepossibilities of
>> connecting learning communities especially indisadvantaged areas, using
>> broadband video".
>> Relevance to Dadamac
>> Certainly the workshop is very relevant to Dadamac. The
>> learningcommunities that we are concerned with are in very disadvantaged
>> areas.Allthough we are not yet able to use broadband video to solve
>> thoseproblems, we are always planning ahead. We still have some
>> seriousbandwidth issues, regarding connections between UK and Nigeria,
>> butthings are dramatically improved from when John Dada and I were firstin
>> contact, and they keep getting better. We have been able toparticipate in
>> audio-graphic conferencing in the past, on specialoccasions (but I think
>> it was with the co-operation of others who would normally have been
>> sharing the connection at Fantsuam and who held back on our behalf).
>> Taking the long view we are very interested in how all digitaltechnologies
>> can support learning at the proposed Midlands Universityof Technology
>> (Midlands Uni Tech) as it develops. The connectionsbetween Midlands Uni
>> Tech, Attachab Eco-village, Dadamac Learners, andthe Cisco acadamy at
>> Fantsuam Foundation, all point towards overlapwith the interests of Global
>> Villages and also with the use ofinteractive digital video.
>> Professional dreampartners
>> I love the expression you used, asking me to encourge my"professional
>> dreampartners" to apply. It got me thinking - whatexactly would that mean,
>> and who would my own "professional dreampartners" be? I guess it would be
>> people who have helped me shapei deas and dreams and plans. I guess the
>> word "professional" points to a"working/studying" context (rather than
>> personal life). I assume"professional" is not there to distinguish between
>> paid and unpaid work (as in professional or amateur).
>> My professional dreampartners .... I guess it would be easier toname them
>> if I worked with people in a team, on a regular basis, in a shared
>> physical location, doing creative work - the people there mightbe my
>> "dreampartners". But I don''t belong in that environment.
>> So who are my dream-partners? Who are the people who help me to dream and
>> to realise my dreams about education and ICT and teh changing nature of
>> learning opportunities in the 21st century? I guess you could say that
>> anyone who has helped me to bounce ideas around and develop them has been
>> a dream partner - even if only for a very short fragmentof a dream. Howver
>> I think that to count as a full dreampartner peopleneed to be around for
>> longer, and have greater areas of shared interest- so perhaps my
>> professional dreampartners are people who I recognise as my teachers and
>> Teachers and enablers
>> Who then are my teachers and enablers? These are the ones who first spring
>> to mind:
>> John Dada:
>> John's vision and projects in rural Nigeria gives me
>> practicalopportunities for innovative collaborative work related to
>> newapproaches to learning.
>> Andrius Kulikauskas:
>> Through his "Orchard of Thoughts" (Minciu Sodas), AndriusKulikauskas gave
>> me the online space to explore any ideas I wanted to, and, like a bee
>> buzzing from tree to tree, he cross-pollinated my ideas and thoughts with
>> those of others in Minciu Sodas (introducing me to so many wonderful
>> people and groups along the way). Having free use of his facilities
>> (especially the inter-related discussion groups and the chat room) has
>> enabled me to try things out in practice as well as discussing them, and
>> his open and challenging discussions of thorny issues has also been a
>> great stimulus to my own thinking. To me, my time at Minciu Sodas has
>> given me opportunities for study and research that I might otherwise only
>> have got by enrolling for a higer degree at a traditional university.
>> Helmut Leitner:
>> Helmut helped me to "get unstuck" with Dadamac by offering hisknowledge of
>> pattern-languages as a framework, and then giving me histime for regular
>> weekly sessions of thinking things through.
>> Limiting the list
>> This list of people who help me to learn could go on and on -ranging from
>> people who help me think in theoretical ways to people whohelp me to do
>> very practical things. However, you won't want my fulllist, just those are
>> interested in Streaming, Sharing and Learning(SSL) -- The options for and
>> the use of Interactive Digital Video overlong distances in adult
>> education. Also your workshop is limited topeople in Europe. I think that
>> narrows it down to some academics Iconnect with - and you.
>> Including academics
>> To be honest, I am reluctant to encourage academics to take yourprecious
>> places, as academics are able to go to so many other workshopsall the time
>> at no cost to themselves. However, we do want to helpenable communication
>> between practitioners and academics and it is hardfor practitioners to
>> attend the conferences where academics gather, soperhaps this might be an
>> opportunity to cross that divide. if you areencouraging academics (or "an
>> academic") to attend let me know and Iwill pass the information on.