Online organisation techniques and a bit of connected learning theory – LT06

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The presentation explores serendipity on the web, folksonomies as organisational structures. I also touched on Connectivism (Social Constructivism?) and some of the learning theory associated.

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Online organisation techniques and a bit of connected learning theory – LT06

  1. 1. Presenter: Robert Flavell Workshop: A3 and B2 Topic: eLearning 2.0 Tools and Techniques
  2. 2. Where are we going? <ul><li>Web 2.0 – the “read-write” web </li></ul><ul><li>eLearning 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivism </li></ul><ul><li>An example - folksonomy </li></ul><ul><li>A collection of tools and techniques </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0 <ul><li>A set of tools to aggregate and remix (and repurposed) microcontent – or “distributed data” </li></ul><ul><li>Creating rather than transmission and consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Read-Write Web – Web 2.0 (Two Point Oh) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rollyo , writely , wayfaring , youtube , Google maps API : bikely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking: linkedin , flickr , del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blogs , wikis - great example of idea mash-ups </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The process: Around time of death 1 2 An hour later
  5. 7. eLearning 2.0 <ul><li>Stephen Downes – eLearning 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Less prescriptive – from institution to individual </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of discreet, but complimentary tools </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Extends beyond classes, schools, and borders (eg: blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 8. MY BLOG Flickr - Images YouTube for video Del.icio.us - Links Google Maps – Geo-positioning RSS
  7. 9. George Siemens - Connectivism <ul><li>The pipe is more important than the content within the pipe </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is no longer an internal, individualistic activity </li></ul><ul><li>Know-how and know-what is being supplemented with know-where </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making – what/when to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Connections between fields/ideas (sometimes disparate, fosters innovation) </li></ul>
  8. 10. An example: Folksonomy <ul><li>Internet-based information retrieval methodology – collaboratively generated </li></ul><ul><li>Tags – used for categorizing web sites (del.icio,us), photos (flickr), emails (Gmail) and anything else… </li></ul><ul><li>Public – see who has tagged with the same term – a connection </li></ul>
  9. 11. http:// maps.google.com / google maps gis geography google maps cool cool gis Jarvis Tom “ Recommended” tags: ajax cool free google hardware land maps online photos reference tools travel web web2.0 “ Popular” tags: maps google travel map reference Search tools TAGS TAGS ?
  10. 12. Social Tagging <ul><li>Tagging provides immediate self and social feedback with low cognitive cost. ( Rashmi Sinha ) </li></ul><ul><li>Common ground without conversing </li></ul><ul><li>Unlikely connections = innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Trends – digg , populicio.us </li></ul>
  11. 13. Blogs and RSS <ul><li>Free blog sites – blogger </li></ul><ul><li>RSS – a standard for data exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Free aggregators - bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>Learners write – Aggregate – Blog/Comment </li></ul>
  12. 14. Del.icio.us Search Engine <ul><li>del.icio.us/tag/search_term_here </li></ul><ul><li>Digging for gold made easy </li></ul><ul><li>Human (tags) vs. computer (google) </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed of a particular tag ( popular or all ) </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Comments :: Feedback :: Conversation </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/chopsrob </li></ul>

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