151-0545/01 – Communication Skills in Virtual Environment (KDvVP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mathematical Methods in EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorRNDr. Danuše Bauerová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Danuše Bauerová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAU20 RNDr. Danuše Bauerová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Didactic Goals (teaching effects and competences): What is Web 2.0? What are the characteristics of Web 2.0 tools that facilitate interactive communication? How can we use blog tools as Journals to document communication over time? How do we use RSS feeds to keep track of changes in web pages? How do we use Wiki, GoogleDocs, GoogleSites, Google+, Twitter, Picasa, YouTube etc. to cooperate in problem solving effectively? How do Web 2.0 tools support informal and social communication? How can we use Web 2.0 tools to create virtual Personal Learning Portfolio? How can we set up an online Personal Credit Portfolio and Team or Course Credit Portfolio for our digital life? How have we learned about Web 2.0 tools that can be used to support lifelong and life wide learning and communication? * This is a general education course designed to introduce students to principles of positive digital identity development and effective communication with a specific focus on group problem solving. * Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. Through in-class activities, peer critiques, and analysis of both process and product, this course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes. * This course enables students to work more effectively in groups, develop teams, and make effective group and individual presentations. Public presentations are evaluated for content, organization, and presentation while group work is evaluated for process effectiveness and outcomes. A part of student outputs is a project. The implementation of particular objectives support related to virtual communication, e.g. preparation and arrangement of a personal meeting of a great number of participants from several countries. In the course of the project it is necessary to apply the acquired knowledge and skills of virtual communication using a variety of tools, Google applications above all.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Project work
Other activities

Summary

This is a general education course designed to introduce students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on group problem solving. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. Through in-class activities, peer critiques, and analysis of both process and product, this course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes. This course enables students to work more effectively in groups, develop teams, and make effective group and individual presentations. Public presentations are evaluated for content, organization, and presentation while group work is evaluated for process effectiveness and outcomes. A part of student outputs is a project. The implementation of particular objectives support related to virtual communication, e.g. preparation and arrangement of a personal meeting of a great number of participants from several countries. In the course of the project it is necessary to apply the acquired knowledge and skills of virtual communication using a variety of tools, Google applications above all.

Compulsory literature:

* Actuall papers available on the Internet: Communication Skills in Virtual Environment - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8dmlDC-hbtmVDNxazdHSzAyTVk * Brown, A. & Davis, N. (2004). Introduction. In A. Brown & N. Davis (Eds.), Digital Technology Communities and Education (pp.1-12). London: RoutledgeFarmer. * Collis, B., & Moonen, J. (2001, second printing, 2002). Flexible learning in a digital world: Experiences and expectations. London: Kogan Page. ISBN Hardback: 07494 33728, Softback 07494 3371X.

Recommended literature:

* Bauerova, D. and Sein-Echaluce, M.L. (2007): Open dialog as a tool for university education, In: ITI 2007, Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, Cavtat, Croatia, June 25-28, 2007, IEEE Catalog Numer 07EX1589, ISBN 978-953-7138-09-7. ISSN 1330-1012, University of Zagreb. 33-38/792. * Bauerová, D., Sein-Echaluce, M. L. (2008) Are We Ready for the "Paradigm 2.0" in Education. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake, USA. ED-MEDIA 2008, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, [Cit. 2008-07-01]. Downoaded from http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Reader.ViewAbstract&paper_id=28945. ISSN 1-880094-65-7. Pp. 4025-4031. * Downes, Stephen, 2005. E-learning 2.0. (2006). In: eLearn Magazine. [Cit. 2006-04-20]. Http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=29-1. National Research Council of Canada * Jackson Norman. (2004): Exploring the Concept of Metalearning, Paper from seminar on MetaLearning, Middlesex University, Downloaded from www.iclml.com, University of Surrey and UK Learning and Teaching Support Network Generic Centre [Cit. 2007-05-20]. * National Academy Press. (2000), How People Learn- Brain, Mind, Experience and School, (Expanded Edition), Washington DC. * O´ Reilly, T. What is Web 2.0. (2006): Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software. [Cit. 2006-11-09]. Downloaded from http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html. * Schaffert, Sandra, Hilzensauer. (2008) Wolf. On the way towards Personal learning Environments: Seven crucial aspects. ELearning Papers, Nº 9, July 2008. [cit. 2008-05-14]. Downloaded from http://www.elearningpapers.eu, ISSN 1887-1542. * Sclater, N. (2008) Web2.0, Personal Learning Environments, and the Future of Learning Management Systems. Research Bulletin, Iss. 13. Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Centeer for Applied Research. Downoaded from http://www.educause.edu/ecar. [Cit. 2008-09-25] * Siemens G. (2006), Knowing Knowledge. Retrieved 10 January 2007 [online]. [cit. 2007-12-14]. Downloaded from http://knowingknowledge.com/. * Wikipedia. (2008). History of personal learning environments. [Cit. 2008-06-25]. Downloaded from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_personal_learning_environments.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Teams semester thesis: - Web space administrated and created by all team members by basic tools of chosen LMS, or other tools of Web2.0; space to creation, collection and presentation of team work outcomes. - Creation of the objects specialized to content of the professional interest field as a basis to solve the chosen problem. - Presentation of personal environment for self-learning, i.e. Personal Learning Environment. - Mutual evaluation of outcomes including the presentations.

E-learning

Teacher´s environment: - Google Apps Students are active creators on their individual or team web space, - on Google Apps, - on many other web spaces created with Web2.0 tools.

Další požadavky na studenta

Student should be open and creative and improve his/her positive digital identity.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Specification of the new methods and forms of communication. Systematization. - Classification of communicative tools in the virtual environment by media usage view, taking into account time or classification according to the technologies. Active acquirement. - Philosophy of information and knowledge sharing. - Technology web 2.0. - Practical acquirement of the virtual communication. Blog, Wiki, Web2.0, Calendar online, Google+, Twitter, Google Docs, Google Sites, Documents sharing, Knowledge map and Mind map, Visitors Book, Forums, Personal Learning Environment, Personal Credit Portfolio. - Teams semester thesis.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Summer semester)
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Exercises evaluation Credit  (85)
        Project Semestral project 85  50
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Occurrence in special blocks

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Incoming Students 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
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Incoming Students 2014/2015 Full-time Czech Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block