What’s Wrong with Web2.0?
Matt Lingard
Centre for Learning Technology
LSE
http://www.delicious.com/mattlingard/cde10
1. Reality
2. Potential
3. Challenges
Web 2.0
≠
Latest technologies
Reality
http://www.le.ac.uk/li/distance/search_skills.html
http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/
http://www.open.ac.uk/mosaic/
http://www.y...
http://libguides.mit.edu/virtualref
http://libguides.mit.edu/
% libraries using selected technologies for library
instruction
 Audio / Video / Screen capture 48%
 Interactive Content...
“…increasing set of tools & services that
have become generally accepted and
unproblematic for majority of students &
tuto...
Students’ (self-reported) confidence in using ICTs:
80%+ slight confidence or higher
 Presentation software
 Spreadsheet...
Potential
http://friendfeed.com/
http://diigo.com/
Challenges
Margaryan & Littlejohn (2008) Are digital natives a myth or reality?
Students’ use of technologies for learning
“As studen...
*Participants in 2010 conference workshop: Developing students’ information management skills to match the 21st century in...
Staff Development
General skills
 LSE Digital Literacy Programme for staff
Sell the benefits not the technology
Think ...
Matt Lingard
m.j.lingard@lse.ac.uk
http://www.delicious.com/mattlingard/cde10
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Research in Distance Education: impact on practice conference, 27 October 2010. Presentation in Supporting Teaching and Learning Strand by Matt Lingard, Learning Technologist, London School of Economics.
More details at www.cde.london.ac.uk.

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  • Use of Web2.0 tools by students & staff, digital / information literacy, research / study skills, support by libraries, lectures and learning support.
    Wider application – teaching in ODL; supporting campus-based students
  • Explain web2.0
    Broader definition used by many
    Narrower: PARTICIPATION / SOCIAL - Participatory aspect of web2.0 – social, communicative especially important to ODL
  • Content focused, even when using “web2.0” tools
    Blogs
    Social Bookmarling to provide collections
  • Content Driven
    Traditional Guides
    Sometimes ODL focused but not always…
    Some “web2.0”
    Blogs
    Social Bookmarling to provide collections
  • Online Tutorials
    Media sites
    screencasts
  • Elements of Web2.0 Delicious is the engine behing it but this is not “social” bookmarking…
  • US Association of Research Libraries (predominantly universities)
  • First one – 2 campus based UK unis UGs
    TALL - VLE
  • Jones, 5 UK universities
    Students weak at Critical thinking, referencing properly, Information management
    Mixed picture BUT overall:
    Limited use by students of web2.0 (beyond Facebook)
    1) For studies
    2) Of more ‘academic’ web2.0 tools
    3) Even when embedded in curriculum
  • Making it more participative / communicative; more of an active role for students & staff.
    e.g Personal Learning Networks – my use of Twitter.
    Real SOCIAL bookmarking
    Social networking for learning – e.g. Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook.
    Collaborative exercises – e.g. students collaborate to produce screencast??
    Feeds – google reader, sharing, commenting…
  • Small changes to make exiting practice more web2.0
  • Making it more participative
    Real SOCIAL bookmarking
    Social networking for learning – e.g. Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook.
    Collaborative exercises – e.g. students collaborate to produce screencast??
    Feeds – google reader, sharing, commenting…
  • Cultural / Pedagogical – participative is not how courses are taught. Didactic delivery & independent study is the main mode teaching staff are familiar with. Use of technology reflects that.
    Time
    Change
  • Students & staff don’t make much use
    Don’t understand the potential
    Need for staff development
  • Exeter Survey
    Workshop for Librarians in HE/FE June 2010 Not distance learning focus
    Developing students’ information management skills to match the 21st century internet
    RSS Readers & social Bookmarking
    18 responses
    Nearly all (1 not sure!) felt students needed training & support
    7 run sessions on Web2.0 tools /services for students
  • Staff development is Key.
    Students need help
    Helps needs to come from Uni staff
    Staff need help – start with basic skills
    Must focus on uses – new ways of teaching as much as the technologies
    Same as always but perhaps more so for ODL – information literacy in the curriculum
  • RIDE 2010 conference presentation - What's Wrong with Web2.0? The challenges facing library staff & students in realising the potential of social media & social networking

    1. 1. What’s Wrong with Web2.0? Matt Lingard Centre for Learning Technology LSE http://www.delicious.com/mattlingard/cde10
    2. 2. 1. Reality 2. Potential 3. Challenges
    3. 3. Web 2.0 ≠ Latest technologies
    4. 4. Reality
    5. 5. http://www.le.ac.uk/li/distance/search_skills.html http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/ http://www.open.ac.uk/mosaic/ http://www.youtube.com/user/ASU
    6. 6. http://libguides.mit.edu/virtualref http://libguides.mit.edu/
    7. 7. % libraries using selected technologies for library instruction  Audio / Video / Screen capture 48%  Interactive Content 45%  RSS 16%  Wikis 6%  Social Bookmarking 6%  Social Networking 3% Bobish (2010) Instruction 2.0 What are we actually doing? 2008 Survey of US ARL library websites
    8. 8. “…increasing set of tools & services that have become generally accepted and unproblematic for majority of students & tutors.” TALL (2010) Study of UK Online Learning (report for HEFCE) “…the majority of students use a limited range of technologies for formal and informal learning...” Margaryan & Littlejohn (2008) Are digital natives a myth or reality? Students’ use of technologies for learning
    9. 9. Students’ (self-reported) confidence in using ICTs: 80%+ slight confidence or higher  Presentation software  Spreadsheets  online library resources 35%+ not confident/minimal skills  VLEs  Blogs & Wikis  Video/audio editing Jones et al (2010) Net generation or Digital Natives: is there a distinct new generation entering university?
    10. 10. Potential
    11. 11. http://friendfeed.com/ http://diigo.com/
    12. 12. Challenges
    13. 13. Margaryan & Littlejohn (2008) Are digital natives a myth or reality? Students’ use of technologies for learning “As students look to their lecturers for clues as to how to use technology tools for learning, many lecturers are unaware of the potential of these tools…” “As the technology matures the main issue becomes managing students’ comfort and familiarity with using tools/platforms.” TALL (2010) Study of UK Online Learning (report for HEFCE)
    14. 14. *Participants in 2010 conference workshop: Developing students’ information management skills to match the 21st century internet; 18 respondents Students need training / support 1/3 offered some web2.0 related training Key challenges:  Keeping themselves up-to-date with technologies & their benefits  Making staff & students aware of usefulness / relevance Survey of HE / FE Librarians*
    15. 15. Staff Development General skills  LSE Digital Literacy Programme for staff Sell the benefits not the technology Think local: departments, courses Flexible Lead by example
    16. 16. Matt Lingard m.j.lingard@lse.ac.uk http://www.delicious.com/mattlingard/cde10
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