Blogs and Wikis in Teaching and Learning Kenneth Gerard Pinto Centre for Instructional Technology National University of S...
Outline About blogs Why blogs? NUS approach to blogs Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education Future directions: ...
Outline About wikis Why wikis? Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education Challenges
About blogs
About blogs web log
About blogs weblog
About blogs we blog
About blogs Blog characteristics Posts Reverse chronological order Archives Categories Permalinks Templates Comments
Why blogs?
Why blogs? They’re free (or almost)  http://www.blogger.com/ http://www.wordpress.com/ http://edublogs.org/ Photo by Jonat...
Why blogs? They’re easy If you can email and use productivity software, you can blog No HTML required* Photo by Winston Av...
Why blogs? They’re infinitely malleable Can serve numerous purposes Photo by Matthew Chastain Wright From http://www.flick...
Why blogs? You can add stuff Images  | on the blog, flickr.com
Why blogs? You can add stuff Videos  | youtube.com
Why blogs? You can add stuff Videos  | teachertube.com
Why blogs? You can add stuff Presentations  | slideshare.net
NUS approach to blogs
200 3
First known use of academic blogs in NUS <ul><li>Dr John Christian Holbo </li></ul>
Reason & Persuasion <ul><li>Reason & Persuasion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://examinedlife.typepad.com/ph1101egem1004/ </li...
NUS approach to blogs June 2006: Launched NUS Module Blogs
NUS approach to blogs Aim Provide one-click blog creation, utilizing NUSNET ID Photo by Christoph Gommel From http://www.f...
NUS approach to blogs Module-based Ties in with Course Management System Provides starting point
NUS approach to blogs Community Server Supports LDAP Staff using other blogs  not  forced to switch
Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
Medium  not  genre <ul><li>Danah Boyd </li></ul><ul><li>A Blogger's Blog: Exploring the Definition of a Medium. In  Recons...
Personal publishing not personal journal Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
Leslie's use of blogs in educaton matrix <ul><li>Scott Leslie </li></ul><ul><li>Matrix of some uses of blogs in education....
Farrell's five uses <ul><li>Henry Farrell </li></ul><ul><li>The street finds its own use for things.  Crooked Timber . Ret...
Blogs as class websites <ul><li>PC1432 Physics IIe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/pc1432/ </li><...
Categories Course Components Course Information
Blogs as space to share about real life applications/examples <ul><li>LSM1303 Animal Behaviour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:...
 
Blogs as a place to direct class discussions <ul><li>CL2280 Basic Translation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus....
 
Blogs as student-driven weekly summaries <ul><li>NM3216 Game Culture (Design) 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gamingculture...
 
Blogs as student assignments <ul><li>NM4210 User Experience Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual student blogs </li></u...
 
Other blogs in NUS: e-journal <ul><li>s/pores – New Directions in Singapore Studies </li></ul><ul><li>http://spores.wordpr...
 
Other blogs in NUS: professional interest <ul><li>Urban Transport Issues Asia </li></ul><ul><li>http://urbantransportasia....
 
Other blogs in NUS: corporate newsletter <ul><li>Qblog (Office of Quality Management) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nus...
 
Other blogs in NUS: museum blog <ul><li>Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rmbr.nus.edu....
 
Other blogs in NUS: a blog about blogs <ul><li>Using NUS Module Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/b...
 
Future directions: 3 Ps
Possibilities 3 Ps
Personal Learning  Environment http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/blogs-as-personal-learning-environments/ Possibili...
Thesis/Project Reporting Possibilities
Languages Possibilities
Professional Development Possibilities
Pitfalls 3 Ps
Copyright & Plagiarism Pitfalls
Misuse & Mischief Pitfalls
Privacy Pitfalls
Programmes 3 Ps
Training for faculty staff: Using Community Server Programmes
Training for faculty staff: Using blogs in education Programmes
Training for staff & students: Using blogs for lifelong learning Programmes
Outline About wikis Why wikis? Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education Challenges
About wikis
About wikis Photo by Alan Levine From http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/ Creative Commons by 2.0 License
About wikis Hawai’ian for  quick
About wikis Webpage that anyone can edit
About wikis
About wikis Wiki characteristics Blank slate Collaborative editing Free-form structure Version tracking Discussion section
Why wikis?
Why wikis? They’re free (or almost)  http://www.wikispaces.com/ http://www.pbwiki.com/ http://www.wikimatrix.org/ Photo by...
Why wikis? Collaboration
Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
7 suggestions <ul><li>Using Wiki in Education.  The Science of Spectroscopy Wiki . Retrieved on July 12, 2007 from http://...
Continual review Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
Resource sharing and data collection Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
Group authoring Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
Bottomline: Group collaboration Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
 
Challenges
Challenges Blank Slate Double edged sword
Challenges Blank Slate Solution: Scaffolding and Structure
Challenges Cultural Resistance Mine is mine, yours is yours
Challenges Cultural Resistance Solution: Easing the students in
Challenges Cultural Resistance Solution: Editing pre-existing wikis
Challenges Another language to learn Wiki markup is different from HTML
Challenges Another language to learn Solution: WYSIWYG
[email_address] http://snipurl.com/bwintl
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  1. 1. Blogs and Wikis in Teaching and Learning Kenneth Gerard Pinto Centre for Instructional Technology National University of Singapore
  2. 2. Outline About blogs Why blogs? NUS approach to blogs Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education Future directions: 3 Ps
  3. 3. Outline About wikis Why wikis? Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education Challenges
  4. 4. About blogs
  5. 5. About blogs web log
  6. 6. About blogs weblog
  7. 7. About blogs we blog
  8. 8. About blogs Blog characteristics Posts Reverse chronological order Archives Categories Permalinks Templates Comments
  9. 9. Why blogs?
  10. 10. Why blogs? They’re free (or almost) http://www.blogger.com/ http://www.wordpress.com/ http://edublogs.org/ Photo by Jonathan Pobre From http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnny/255399662/ Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 License
  11. 11. Why blogs? They’re easy If you can email and use productivity software, you can blog No HTML required* Photo by Winston Avich From http://www.flickr.com/photos/winstonavich/189032152/ Creative Commons by 2.0 License
  12. 12. Why blogs? They’re infinitely malleable Can serve numerous purposes Photo by Matthew Chastain Wright From http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattwright/264740907/ Creative Commons by-nc-sa 2.0 License
  13. 13. Why blogs? You can add stuff Images | on the blog, flickr.com
  14. 14. Why blogs? You can add stuff Videos | youtube.com
  15. 15. Why blogs? You can add stuff Videos | teachertube.com
  16. 16. Why blogs? You can add stuff Presentations | slideshare.net
  17. 17. NUS approach to blogs
  18. 18. 200 3
  19. 19. First known use of academic blogs in NUS <ul><li>Dr John Christian Holbo </li></ul>
  20. 20. Reason & Persuasion <ul><li>Reason & Persuasion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://examinedlife.typepad.com/ph1101egem1004/ </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. NUS approach to blogs June 2006: Launched NUS Module Blogs
  22. 22. NUS approach to blogs Aim Provide one-click blog creation, utilizing NUSNET ID Photo by Christoph Gommel From http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgommel/43850223/ Creative Commons by-nc-sa 2.0 License
  23. 23. NUS approach to blogs Module-based Ties in with Course Management System Provides starting point
  24. 24. NUS approach to blogs Community Server Supports LDAP Staff using other blogs not forced to switch
  25. 25. Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  26. 26. Medium not genre <ul><li>Danah Boyd </li></ul><ul><li>A Blogger's Blog: Exploring the Definition of a Medium. In Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 6 (4). </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  27. 27. Personal publishing not personal journal Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  28. 28. Leslie's use of blogs in educaton matrix <ul><li>Scott Leslie </li></ul><ul><li>Matrix of some uses of blogs in education. EdTechPost . Retrieved December 1, 2006 from http://www.edtechpost.ca/mt/archive/000393.html </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  29. 29. Farrell's five uses <ul><li>Henry Farrell </li></ul><ul><li>The street finds its own use for things. Crooked Timber . Retrieved on December 6, 2006 from http://crookedtimber.org/2003/09/15/the-street-finds-its-own-use-for-things </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  30. 30. Blogs as class websites <ul><li>PC1432 Physics IIe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/pc1432/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  31. 31. Categories Course Components Course Information
  32. 32. Blogs as space to share about real life applications/examples <ul><li>LSM1303 Animal Behaviour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/lsm1303/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  33. 34. Blogs as a place to direct class discussions <ul><li>CL2280 Basic Translation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/cl2280/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  34. 36. Blogs as student-driven weekly summaries <ul><li>NM3216 Game Culture (Design) 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gamingculture1.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  35. 38. Blogs as student assignments <ul><li>NM4210 User Experience Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual student blogs </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  36. 40. Other blogs in NUS: e-journal <ul><li>s/pores – New Directions in Singapore Studies </li></ul><ul><li>http://spores.wordpress.com/ </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  37. 42. Other blogs in NUS: professional interest <ul><li>Urban Transport Issues Asia </li></ul><ul><li>http://urbantransportasia.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  38. 44. Other blogs in NUS: corporate newsletter <ul><li>Qblog (Office of Quality Management) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nus.edu.sg/oqm/blog/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  39. 46. Other blogs in NUS: museum blog <ul><li>Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/news/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  40. 48. Other blogs in NUS: a blog about blogs <ul><li>Using NUS Module Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/using_module_blogs/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  41. 50. Future directions: 3 Ps
  42. 51. Possibilities 3 Ps
  43. 52. Personal Learning Environment http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/blogs-as-personal-learning-environments/ Possibilities
  44. 53. Thesis/Project Reporting Possibilities
  45. 54. Languages Possibilities
  46. 55. Professional Development Possibilities
  47. 56. Pitfalls 3 Ps
  48. 57. Copyright & Plagiarism Pitfalls
  49. 58. Misuse & Mischief Pitfalls
  50. 59. Privacy Pitfalls
  51. 60. Programmes 3 Ps
  52. 61. Training for faculty staff: Using Community Server Programmes
  53. 62. Training for faculty staff: Using blogs in education Programmes
  54. 63. Training for staff & students: Using blogs for lifelong learning Programmes
  55. 64. Outline About wikis Why wikis? Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education Challenges
  56. 65. About wikis
  57. 66. About wikis Photo by Alan Levine From http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/ Creative Commons by 2.0 License
  58. 67. About wikis Hawai’ian for quick
  59. 68. About wikis Webpage that anyone can edit
  60. 69. About wikis
  61. 70. About wikis Wiki characteristics Blank slate Collaborative editing Free-form structure Version tracking Discussion section
  62. 71. Why wikis?
  63. 72. Why wikis? They’re free (or almost) http://www.wikispaces.com/ http://www.pbwiki.com/ http://www.wikimatrix.org/ Photo by Jonathan Pobre From http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonnny/255399662/ Creative Commons by-nc-nd 2.0 License
  64. 73. Why wikis? Collaboration
  65. 74. Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  66. 75. 7 suggestions <ul><li>Using Wiki in Education. The Science of Spectroscopy Wiki . Retrieved on July 12, 2007 from http://www.scienceofspectroscopy.info/edit/index.php?title=Using_wiki_in_education </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  67. 76. Continual review Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  68. 77. Resource sharing and data collection Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  69. 78. Group authoring Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  70. 79. Bottomline: Group collaboration Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  71. 81. Challenges
  72. 82. Challenges Blank Slate Double edged sword
  73. 83. Challenges Blank Slate Solution: Scaffolding and Structure
  74. 84. Challenges Cultural Resistance Mine is mine, yours is yours
  75. 85. Challenges Cultural Resistance Solution: Easing the students in
  76. 86. Challenges Cultural Resistance Solution: Editing pre-existing wikis
  77. 87. Challenges Another language to learn Wiki markup is different from HTML
  78. 88. Challenges Another language to learn Solution: WYSIWYG
  79. 89. [email_address] http://snipurl.com/bwintl
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