This social bookmarking sites allow you to save web pages, articles, and other media and organize them in personally meaningful ways.Connotea and Zotero are tools that usually used for academic research (manage reference and generate citations).
Personal Publishing tool is user friendly tool that usually free and allows you to build your own web page and publish it on the internet. However, blogs is more than online diaries. Camplese (2009) proposes that blogging be used to create and individualized content management system that publishes, organizes, and archives an on-going activity feed of a student’s learning.
Aggregators refers to a web site or computer software that combines a specific type of information from multiple online sources.
Metagators is also called portals or start pages, can aggregate feeds, social networks and widget to create a central, personalized location for an individual’s internet usage (Morton, 2008). You can choose your own home screen by selecting a criteria that you interested in.
Students know about PWTs, but they do not really know about the potential and the benefit from the deep learning of PWTs
Connection addiction – Increasingly connected to the virtual world, actually you are disconnected to your “real world” (family and friends)Work Interrupted – Don’t realize that you are wasting more time for checking new articles, status updatesPopularity contests – Possibility for some well-known individuals to dominate online discussion by gathering their followersEcho Chambers - Any forum for communication in which all members agree with everyone else (need diversity)Privacy & Security contents - Personal publishing tools have the potential to make people vulnerable by criticism and harassment from the commenters, Individuals who work with sensitive information must make sure their use of PWTs does not constitute a security risk for themselves, or for their organization
Weaving a personal web (mcelvaney and berge)
Weaving a Personal Web: Using online technologies tocreate customized, connected, and dynamic learningenvironmentsWritten by Jessica McElvaney and Zane Berge (2009) Powerpoint Templates Page 1Presented by Sukma Putra (2102493)
Preview and outcomes: This presentation will describe how personal web technologies (PWTs) can be used by learners and the relationship between PWTs and connectivist learning principles. Several technologies including social bookmarking tools, personal publishing platforms, metagators and aggregators are also included in this presentation. With these tools, individual can create and manage personal learning environments (PLEs) and personal learning networks (PLNs), which have the potential to become powerful resources for academic, professional, and personal development. Powerpoint Templates Page 2
Presentation outline : 1. Brief introduction about personal web technologies (PWTs), how to maximise PWTs 2. The type of PWTs 3. Learning application of PWTs 4. Challenges using PWTs 5. Discussion 6. Conclusion Powerpoint Templates Page 3
What is PWTs :PWT is “customized, personal web-based environments.... that explicitly supports one’s social, professional,learning and other activities via highly personalizedwindows to the networked world” (The 2009 Horizon Report) Powerpoint Templates Page 4
Maximise PWTs forconnectivism & continuouslearning : Visualization of a web-based PLE “If individuals can sufficiently develop their ability to find, organize, and manage these connections, their available knowledge does not have to be limited by the confines of their own skulls.” (McElvaney & Berg, 2009) Powerpoint Templates Page 5
Type of PWTs :1. Social Bookmarking Powerpoint Templates Page 6
Type of PWTs (cont.) :2. Personal Publishing Tools Powerpoint Templates Page 7
Type of PWTs (cont.) :3. Aggregators Powerpoint Templates Page 8
Type of PWTs (cont.) :4. Metagators Powerpoint Templates Page 9
Learning application of PWTs : Linear Learning, a Teacher selects and presents the content to the students. Barriers? Filter the content to avoid misleading information Powerpoint Templates Page 10
Five potential disadvantages ofusing PWTs for Learning 1. Connection addiction 2. Work interrupted 3. Popularity contests 4. Echo chambers 5. Privacy and security concerns Powerpoint Templates Page 12
Discussion 1. What other disadvantages using PWTs in learning (for teachers and students)? 2. Which learning method is better for teaching, is it linear or non-linear? Give reason! 3. Many students know about the PWTs, however they do not really know the potential and the benefit from the deep learning of PWTs, what do you (as a teacher) think to solve this problem? Powerpoint Templates Page 13
Conclusion When learners adopt personal web technologies, it enables and requires them to discard their roles as passive consumers of information and to take on new roles. While teachers and trainers can encourage the use of PWTs and aid in the development of the related skills needed to use them, the true quality and effectiveness of a PLE or PLN depends on the learner him/herself. For self-directed, critical-thinking individuals, personal web technologies present a range of new learning possibilities. Powerpoint Templates Page 14
Reference McElvaney,J., & Berge,Z. (2009). Weaving a personal web: Using online technologies to create customized, connected, and dynamic learning environments. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technologies, 35(2). Available from http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/article/view/524/257 Powerpoint Templates Page 15