User generated content (AKA Consumer Generated Media/User created Content) refers to various kinds of media content, publicly available, that are produced by end-users
All digital media technologies are included, such as question-answer databases, digital video, blogging, podcasting, mobile phone photography and wikis. In addition to these technologies, user generated content may also employ a combination of open source , free software, and flexible licensing or related agreements to further reduce the barriers to collaboration, skill-building and discovery.
REAL Department workspaces
The Horizon Tech Reports are must-reads!
But in the spirit of their work, they have created wikis to keep the material updated & improved
Incorporating WIKI s
A wiki is a page or collection of Web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language.
Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.
Sample Wikis by Wikispaces
Online Photo Sharing
Photo-Sharing in Class
Publishing or transfer of a user's digital photos online, thus enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately). -Wikipedia
Websites & apps facilitate peer-to-peer ability to upload, display, “tag,” and edit images.
http://www.classroom20.com / (more social network)
More on Delicious
Students must use real names
Teacher uses ALL CAPS
“ Call on” students or require min/max posts
Kick it up a notch: adopt “roles” online
Check out Bionic Teaching 4/08
Students drew one word out of a hat and completed a word study on it. The posts were sorted by chapter and part of speech.
The result is a comprehensive vocabulary database for the students, and another vocabulary tool for teachers. Two classes worked together to create this glossary. They began to see the benefit of collaborating. By breaking the list down, they were able to get more out of the work.
Grass roots Video
Click on Teacher Tube to post teacher videos
Also see free lectures from the Channel section
Nov 2008 Bibliography
Text from Horizon Report http://www.nmc.org/horizon/ & wikipedia (UCC 2007)
In Plain English video from http://www.commoncraft.com/store
Sample wikis from Wikispaces http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis