Social software for teaching and learning, mid-2008

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  • 1. Social software and higher education A mid-2008 survey
  • 2. Plan of the talk
    • Pieces of Web 2.0
    • Storytelling
    • Pedagogies
    (Vermont trees and sky, winter 2008)
  • 3. Thematics
    • Emergence in
    • time and space
    • Pedagogy
    • Open determinism
    (“Sorpdragon,” Voicethread 2007)
  • 4. Memes
    • Shadow IT
    • Storytelling
    • Giants
    (Middlebury bridge, January 2006)
  • 5. One problem
    • How to apprehend emerging technologies?
    • Panic/siege mode
    • Vendors
    • Futurism methods
    • Networks
  • 6. One odd metaphor
    • Web 2.0 and education is like gaming and education: awareness is challenging
    • Huge, financially and quantitatively successful worlds
    • Global and rapidly developing scope
    • Bad anxieties, policies, and media coverage
    • Perceived lack of seriousness
  • 7. Five responses
    • Web 2.0 and education is like gaming and education: intersections are happening
    • Take advantage of preexisting projects and services
    • Mod/warp/hack
    • DIY
    • Literacy: new media
    • Influence
    (World of Warcraft)
  • 8. I. Web 2.0
    • (Web 2.0 Bullshit Generator, http://emptybottle.org/bullshit/ )
  • 9.
    • “ Technorati is now tracking over 70 million weblogs, and we're seeing about 120,000 new weblogs being created worldwide each day. That's about 1.4 blogs created every second of every day.”
    (David Sifry, April 2007 )
  • 10. (Flickr blog, March 2008)
  • 11.
    • Will YouTube kill the podcasting star?
    (eMarketer, February 2008; Via Podcasting News)
  • 12. (Le Monde, January 14 2008)
  • 13. (March 2008 http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/10M_articles )
  • 14.
    • The term’s history: Tim O’Reilly, 2005
    • Expands “social software”
    • Draws on Web history
  • 15.
    • Microcontent, rather than sites or large documents
    (NITLE blog Liberal Education Today, http://b2e.nitle.org )
  • 16. I. Web 2.0
    • Multiply authored microcontent
  • 17.
    • Open content and/or services and/or standards…
    (Pepysblog, 2003-)
  • 18.
    • … leading to networked conversations
    (Pepysblog, 2003-)
  • 19.
    • O’Reilly: Web 2.0 is a platform for development
    • Open APIs
    • Access to data
    • Virtue of the lazyweb
    ( http://www.hurricanearchive.org/ , Center for History and New Media,George Mason University)
    • Programming staff
    • Perceived recognition
  • 20.
    • Web 2.0 components, movements
    • Collaborative writing platforms: the wiki way
  • 21. -Viégas, Wattenberg, Dave (Historyflow, IBM, 2004) Wikis are (often) textually productive
  • 22.
    • Web 2.0 components, movements
    • collaborative writing platforms: the blogosphere
    (Radio Open Source blog/podcast)
  • 23.
    • State of the blogosphere, more
    • Diversity: diaries, public intellectuals, carnivals, knitters, moblogs, warblogs home and abroad…
    • 12 people million using three platforms, including LiveJournal: majority women (Anil Dash, MeshForum 2006)
    NIH guidelines, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=citmed.section.61024
  • 24.
    • Social images
    • Flickr, Picasa
    • 2 billion images in Flickr (3/2008)
    • 26 million searchable, shareable images in Flickr (December 2006)
    (Ben Harris-Roxas, 2006)
  • 25.
    • Some implications
    • Metadata is good enough
    • Folksonomy
    • Gaming inspiration
    • Archival uses
    (Library of Congress crowdsourcing project, 2007- http://flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/ )
  • 26.
    • Social news:
    • Memeorandum
    • Tailrank
    • Digg
    • TechMeme
  • 27.
    • Social bookmarking
    • Del.icio.us
    • Also Furl, Scholar.com, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, MyWeb (Yahoo)
  • 28.
    • What’s happened since “podcasting” in 2004? Neologisms:
    • godcasting
    • nanocasting
    • podfading
    • podsafe
    • podspamming
    • podvertising
    • porncasting
    (Missing Link podcast, Southwestern University)
  • 29.
    • Web 2.0 influences rich media: video
    (Gootube? Suetube?)
  • 30.
    • Videoblogging
    • (vlog? vog?)
    (Ask a Ninja; Rocketboom; Howard Rheingold)
  • 31.
    • Social object: the person
    • FaceBook
    • MySpace
    • LinkedIn
    • ZoomInfo
    • CyWorld…
    “ Less than four years after its launch, 15 million people, or almost a third of the country's population, are members.” ( BusinessWeek , September 2005)
  • 32.
    • Social organization of information, new forms: folksonomy
    • Search
    • Retrieval
    • Self-awareness
      • http://del.icio.us/
      • for DoctorNemo
  • 33.
    • Community surfacing
    • Ontology
    • Concepts
    • Collaborative research
  • 34. Keeping up
    • NITLE workshop tag cloud, 2008
  • 35.
    • Extrapolating principles: Ton Zylstra on the social object:
    “ In general you could say that both Flickr and del.icio.us work in a triangle: person, picture/ bookmark, and tag(s). Or more abstract a person, an object of sociality , and some descriptor...” (Zylstra in Second Life, 2007)
  • 36.
    • “… In every triangle there always needs to be a person and an object of sociality . The third point of the triangle is free to define[,] as it were.”
    • - http://www.zylstra.org , 2006
    • (emphases added)
  • 37.
    • (“Online Communities”, XKCD, April 2007 )…
    For academia, this can seem a bit overwhelming
  • 38.
    • (“Online Communities”, XKCD, April 2007 )
    • Already out of date
    For academia, this can seem a bit overwhelming
  • 39.
    • Flickr and storytelling
    • Tell a story in 5 frames group
    “ Gender Miscommunication”, Nightingai1e, 2006
  • 40.  
  • 41.  
  • 42.  
  • 43. “ Gender Miscommunication” (Nightingai1e, 2006)
  • 44. Social photo stories
    • Or remix social media into narratives
    • Example: "Farm to Food", Eli the Bearded (2008)
    • Library of Congress collections
  • 45. Social photo stories
  • 46. Social photo stories
  • 47. Social photo stories
    • Flickr, Tell A Story in Five Frames group ( http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/ )
    Example: "Food to Farm", Eli the Bearded (2008)
  • 48. Social photo stories Example: "Food to Farm", Eli the Bearded (2008)
  • 49. Social photo stories
    • Pedagogies:
    • Remix
    • Archive work
    • Social presentation
    • Visual literacy
    ( http://www.flickr.com/groups/visualstory/discuss/72157603786255599/ ; http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/ )
  • 50.
    • Social workshopping
    In the Tell a story in 5 frames group, 'Alone With The Sand' , moliere1331 (2005)
  • 51. Pedagogies and publications
    • Teaching with Web 2.0: it’s not all new
    • - Web 1.0, internet pedagogies
    • Hypertext
    • Web audience
    • Discussion fora
    • Collaborative document authoring
    • Groupware
  • 52.
    • Teaching with Web 2.0: it’s not all new
    • Earlier pedagogies
    • Journaling
    • Media literacy
  • 53.
    • Teaching with Web 2.0: principles
    http://smarthistory.blogspot.com/ Distributed conversation Collaborative writing Object-oriented discussion Connectivism (G. Siemens, 2004)
  • 54.
    • Wiki pedagogies
    • Collective research
    • Group writing
    • Document editing
    • Information literacy
    • Discussion
    • Knowledge accretion
    (Romantic Audiences project Bowdoin College, 2005-present
    • Discussion
    • Knowledge accretion
  • 55.
    • Social object pedagogies
    • Prompts
    • Discussion object
    • Composition materials
  • 56.
    • More social object pedagogies
    • Annotate details
    • Remix (“Make it mine”)
    Edugadget http://www.edugadget.com/2005/05/07/flickr-creative-commons
  • 57.
    • RSS pedagogies
    • Shaping Web reading
    • Pushing student-created content (mother blog, Feed to Javascript)
    • Web 2.0 wrangling
    (Bloglines)
  • 58.
    • Teaching with Web 2.0: “ net.gen ”:
    • “ Fully half of all teens and 57 percent of teens who use the Internet could be considered Content Creators, according to a survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.”
    http://www.pewtrusts.com/pdf/PIP_Teens_1105.pdf
  • 59.
    • “ [S]tudents… write words on paper, yes— but… also compose words and images and create audio files on Web logs (blogs), in word processors, with video editors and Web editors and in e-mail and on presentation software and in instant messaging and on listservs and on bulletin boards—and no doubt in whatever genre will emerge in the next ten minutes.
    • Note that no one is making anyone do any of this writing .”
    Kathleen Blake Yancey, "Made Not Only in Words: Composition in a New Key." CCC 56.2 (2004):297-328. Emphasis added.
  • 60.
    • Academic open archives for social media
    • Freesound archive
    • DIY copyright
    • Social networking values
    • University of Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
    ( http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/ )
  • 61.
    • Podcasts and teaching: profcasting
    • Bryn Mawr College: Michelle Francl, chemistry
    • Duke: “Classroom recording”
    • Learning objects: Gardner Campbell, University of Richmond
    • Duke: “Course content dissemination”
    • Information literacy
  • 62.
    • Student program podcasting on campus
    • War News Radio
    • (Swarthmore College)
    • PEPI courses (University of British Columbia, department of Land and Food Resources)
  • 63.
    • Media to enhance other media
    • Podcast + pdfs: Allegheny College, Gothcast
  • 64.
    • Podcasts and research
    • Public intellectual
      • Out of the Past
      • Engines of Our Ingenuity
      • In Our Time
      • University Channel
      • The Missing Link
  • 65.
    • New forms of scholarly communication
    CommentPress implementation, Institute for the Future of the Books McKenzie Wark, Eugene Lang College
  • 66.
    • Still more bookblogging
    Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia
  • 67.
    • Combining Web 2.0 forms
    • Podcasting
    • Blogging
    • Digital storytelling
    • Web-based photography
    • YouTube
    • Video mashups
    • Middlebury College, Jason Mittell and Barbara Ganley
    • Blend teaching with research
    • BG now involved in rural community media
  • 68. National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) http://nitle.org Liberal Education Today blog http://b2e.nitle.org