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Learning 2.0 workshop 2009

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  • Have you noticed that things are changing? <br />
  • The INTERNET Worldwide <br />
  • … same period <br />
  • … our students are WIRED! <br />
  • INFORMATION is changing too … as WE all know. Information r/evolution from Youtube. <br /> Running time 5.29 mins. <br />
  • INFORMATION is coming in many formats – many Web 2.0 formats. <br /> Magazines - 64% have RSS feed; 60% have video content; 58% have blogs <br />
  • Newspapers – Virtually all have RSS, blogs, videos and other content formats such as podcasts and mobile content <br />
  • Web 2.0 is all about PEOPLE. Conversations, collaborations, communication, contribution. <br />
  • A CHANGE in the Internet from read-only to read-write, from published-content to user-generated content. <br />
  • Major Web 2.0 applications you might be familiar with … <br />
  • What makes this web page “Web 2.0”? <br />
  • Michael Wesch – “An anthropological introduction to Youtube” – presented to the Library of Congress 23 June 2008. <br />
  • HUNDREDS of Web 2.0 applications, websites, tools. Creating content. CONFUSING? <br />
  • Not for our young students! This is life. <br />
  • In the UK, 74% of students in Year 8 and 10 in a 2008 (BECTA) Government study have Social Networking accounts <br />
  • Research is needed… <br />
  • Lots around the world … kids and blogging in New Zealand. <br /> Running time 5.04 mins <br />
  • Just Google Education and ”Web 2.0” to find more than you imagined! <br />
  • What should we DO? <br />
  • Many options … <br />
  • WE are making a start by BEING HERE. <br /> Make a commitment to learning all about Web 2.0 and education NOW! <br />
  • One option is to use the following interactive site, currently being used now…. Or develop your own! <br /> This has been designed for libraries in the Gulf region, but publically available. <br />
  • Based on work of Danny Munnerley and other staff from Zayed University, Janet, librarians and faculty… <br /> Faculty on both Dubai and Abu Dhabi campuses working with their students using blogs, wikis, podcasts etc… <br /> UAE IT Educational Challenge 2008 - WINNER <br />
  • Sometimes learning new things seems daunting. <br />
  • As Stephen Abrams said: “Learning is incremental and you can grow a little bit at a time and suddenly realize that you’re competent in something new.” <br /> We have a good learning web site (with 23 little steps), and can establish a “community of learners” – people who can work together to learn all about Web 2.0 one-step-at-a-time! <br />

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  • 5000 Web Apps in 333 Seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs_xnyJtWEc Amaztype http://amaztype.tha.jp/US/Books/Title?q=Learning+2.0 Learning 2.0 website http://23things.info
  • “The future exists today. William Gibson It’s just unevenly distributed”
  • 1. Introduction 2. Information changes in the world 3. What is Web 2.0, and why bother? 4. “Learning 2.0” Blogsite to learn with at http://23things.info – where to start? 5. Start creating yourself… Blogging 6. Conclusion – just the start!
  • Currently over 1.4 billion Internet users worldwide World usage growth 2000-2008 305%
  • Middle East usage growth 2000-2008 1,177%
  • A recent Zayed University (UAE) study concluded that 94% of students have home internet.
  • Future changes to information will speed up Over the next 13 years an ipod size device will hold: • A year’s worth of video by 2012 • All commercial music ever created by 2015 All content ever created (in all media) by 2020!
  • Pocket-sized devices will dominate
  • In 2006 it was estimated that the world creates as much information each year as the Library of Congress print collection 37,000 times over!
  • So what is “Web 2.0” all about?
  • Wikis and wiki web sites Wikipedia has 2.5m articles growing at 25% p.a. Blogs and Blog sites WordPress growing by 444% in late 2007 Video , music and image sharing YouTube adding 150,000 videos … … daily! Social Networking sites – huge growth! MySpace had over 114m visitors/month in mid-2007 Facebook had over 52m visitors in the same period, but increasing at 270% p.a. RSS Social Tagging
  • More than 50% of U.S. 21-year-olds have created content on the web.
  • More than 70% of U.S. 4-year-olds have used a computer.
  • How do these figures translate into the UAE setting?
  • What’s happening in Education?
  • … from how to make timelines
  • .. to primary math wikis …or 4th Grade students using a wiki to better learn about animal adaptations and habitats
  • Recent research has found that... “young learners are prolific users of Web 2.0 technologies” Schools and teachers using Web 2.0 in the classroom have found benefits such as… • Web 2.0 helps to encourage student engagement and increase participation • social networking technology can encourage online discussion • encourages some individuals to extend their learning • pupils feel a sense of ownership and engagement when they publish their work online
  • However … Recent research has ALSO found that … … the majority of teachers questioned had never used Web 2.0 applications in lessons Why?
  • Their main concerns involved .. • a lack of time to familiarize themselves with the technology, and • worries about managing the use of the internet in class. Anything surprising there?
  • Start Monday!
  • http://23things.info
  • Credits •Images from Daphne Selbert, Stephen Abram, and Google Images •Internet Usage statistics (slides 6,7) http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm •Information r/evolution from Youtube (slide 9) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CV05HyAbM •Statistics (slides 10,11,12) from Stephen Abram Powerpoint presentations available http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com/ •Did you know 2.0 from Youtube (slides 23,24) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U •6 & 7 Year olds and BLOGS! From TeacherTube (slide 27) http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=601b9f31bf04019c8593 •Statistics re Library of Congress (Slide 14) from Godwin, P. (2008) Information Literacy meets Library 2.0 •Quote from Abrams (slide 40) Abrams, S. (2006) 43 Things I might want to do this year. Retrieved February, 2008 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FWE/is_2_10/ai_n16133338 •BECTA statistics from the UK 2007/08 studies (slide 23) http://news.becta.org.uk/display.cfm? resID=38417 •BECTA statistics from the UK 2007/08 studies (slides 30, 31, 32) from http://schools.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=tl&catcode=ss_tl_dig_02&rid=15903