Blogging & Social Networking Alex Hardman Some thoughts about the social and educational potential for distance learning s...
Task  <ul><li>Small groups (of about 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Quick introduction </li></ul><ul><li>“ What is the web/ technolo...
Question  “What is the web/ technology good at?” 1 minute
Question  “What is the web/ technology good at?” Multiple sources of Information Communicating Connecting & Collaborating ...
Blogging/ Social Networking ?
Emerging technologies  present  new ways of learning (pedagogies)
Technology = New ways of learning? Literacy in multiple media (1) Dede 2005
Technology = New ways of learning? Distributed collaboration
Technology = New ways of learning? Learning based on collectively seeking, sieving and synthesising experiences… … (rather...
Technology = New ways of learning? Active learning based on experience that includes frequent opportunities for reflection...
Technology = New ways of learning? Co-design of learning experiences personalised to meet individual needs (1) Dede 2005
Hmmm…So What?  “ How does this relate to learning?”
“ There has never been a closer alignment between the current practices of technologies and what is put forward as good pe...
Good pedagogy?
Good pedagogy? Thinking &  reflection Conversation  & Interaction Experience  & activity Evidence &  demonstration (2) Con...
Hmmm…So What?  “ Theory is one thing, but what about blogging/ social networking?”
Blogging/ Social networking <ul><li>1) Social </li></ul><ul><li>Supports social, peer and group interaction,  </li></ul><u...
Blogging/ Social networking <ul><li>2) Knowledge Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates collaborative, cooperative and...
Research Connect
Discussion “ How could you use Blogging/ Social networking with distance learning?”
References <ul><li>Chris Dede “ Planning for Neo-millennial Learning Styles ” Educause Quarterly (2005) Volume 28, Number ...
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    1. 1. Blogging & Social Networking Alex Hardman Some thoughts about the social and educational potential for distance learning students
    2. 2. Task <ul><li>Small groups (of about 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Quick introduction </li></ul><ul><li>“ What is the web/ technology good at?” </li></ul>2 minutes
    3. 3. Question “What is the web/ technology good at?” 1 minute
    4. 4. Question “What is the web/ technology good at?” Multiple sources of Information Communicating Connecting & Collaborating Creating (video, audio, text, images, charts, tables) Broadcasting & Sharing
    5. 5. Blogging/ Social Networking ?
    6. 6. Emerging technologies present new ways of learning (pedagogies)
    7. 7. Technology = New ways of learning? Literacy in multiple media (1) Dede 2005
    8. 8. Technology = New ways of learning? Distributed collaboration
    9. 9. Technology = New ways of learning? Learning based on collectively seeking, sieving and synthesising experiences… … (rather than on assimilating a single validated source such as a book) (1) Dede 2005
    10. 10. Technology = New ways of learning? Active learning based on experience that includes frequent opportunities for reflection (1) Dede 2005
    11. 11. Technology = New ways of learning? Co-design of learning experiences personalised to meet individual needs (1) Dede 2005
    12. 12. Hmmm…So What? “ How does this relate to learning?”
    13. 13. “ There has never been a closer alignment between the current practices of technologies and what is put forward as good pedagogy” (2) Conole 2008
    14. 14. Good pedagogy?
    15. 15. Good pedagogy? Thinking & reflection Conversation & Interaction Experience & activity Evidence & demonstration (2) Conole 2008
    16. 16. Hmmm…So What? “ Theory is one thing, but what about blogging/ social networking?”
    17. 17. Blogging/ Social networking <ul><li>1) Social </li></ul><ul><li>Supports social, peer and group interaction, </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates feedback, shared learning experiences, and getting to know each other. </li></ul>(3) Leslie and Murphy 2008
    18. 18. Blogging/ Social networking <ul><li>2) Knowledge Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates collaborative, cooperative and community-centred contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities for sharing ideas, opinions, interpretations and perspectives. </li></ul>(3) Leslie and Murphy 2008
    19. 19. Research Connect
    20. 20. Discussion “ How could you use Blogging/ Social networking with distance learning?”
    21. 21. References <ul><li>Chris Dede “ Planning for Neo-millennial Learning Styles ” Educause Quarterly (2005) Volume 28, Number 1, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Grainne Conole “ New Schemas for mapping pedagogies and technologies ” 2008 (http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue56/conole/) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Leslie “ Post-Secondary Students’ Purposes for Blogging ” 2008 The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, Vol 9, No 3, ISSN:1492-3831 </li></ul>
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