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  • 1. Blogs and Wikis in Teaching and Learning Kenneth Gerard Pinto Centre for Instructional Technology National University of Singapore
  • 2. Outline About blogs Why blogs? NUS approach to blogs Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education Future directions: 3 Ps
  • 3. Outline About wikis Why wikis? Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education Challenges
  • 4. About blogs
  • 5. About blogs web log
  • 6. About blogs weblog
  • 7. About blogs we blog
  • 8. About blogs Blog characteristics Posts Reverse chronological order Archives Categories Permalinks Templates Comments
  • 9. Why blogs?
  • 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. 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. 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. Why blogs? You can add stuff Images | on the blog, flickr.com
  • 14. Why blogs? You can add stuff Videos | youtube.com
  • 15. Why blogs? You can add stuff Videos | teachertube.com
  • 16. Why blogs? You can add stuff Presentations | slideshare.net
  • 17. NUS approach to blogs
  • 18. 200 3
  • 19. First known use of academic blogs in NUS
    • Dr John Christian Holbo
  • 20. Reason & Persuasion
    • Reason & Persuasion
      • http://examinedlife.typepad.com/ph1101egem1004/
  • 21. NUS approach to blogs June 2006: Launched NUS Module Blogs
  • 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. NUS approach to blogs Module-based Ties in with Course Management System Provides starting point
  • 24. NUS approach to blogs Community Server Supports LDAP Staff using other blogs not forced to switch
  • 25. Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 26. Medium not genre
    • Danah Boyd
    • A Blogger's Blog: Exploring the Definition of a Medium. In Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 6 (4).
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 27. Personal publishing not personal journal Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 28. Leslie's use of blogs in educaton matrix
    • Scott Leslie
    • Matrix of some uses of blogs in education. EdTechPost . Retrieved December 1, 2006 from http://www.edtechpost.ca/mt/archive/000393.html
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 29. Farrell's five uses
    • Henry Farrell
    • 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
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 30. Blogs as class websites
    • PC1432 Physics IIe
      • http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/pc1432/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 31. Categories Course Components Course Information
  • 32. Blogs as space to share about real life applications/examples
    • LSM1303 Animal Behaviour
      • http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/lsm1303/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 33.  
  • 34. Blogs as a place to direct class discussions
    • CL2280 Basic Translation
      • http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/cl2280/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 35.  
  • 36. Blogs as student-driven weekly summaries
    • NM3216 Game Culture (Design) 1
      • http://gamingculture1.blogspot.com/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 37.  
  • 38. Blogs as student assignments
    • NM4210 User Experience Design
      • Individual student blogs
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 39.  
  • 40. Other blogs in NUS: e-journal
    • s/pores – New Directions in Singapore Studies
    • http://spores.wordpress.com/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 41.  
  • 42. Other blogs in NUS: professional interest
    • Urban Transport Issues Asia
    • http://urbantransportasia.blogspot.com/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 43.  
  • 44. Other blogs in NUS: corporate newsletter
    • Qblog (Office of Quality Management)
      • http://www.nus.edu.sg/oqm/blog/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 45.  
  • 46. Other blogs in NUS: museum blog
    • Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
      • http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/news/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 47.  
  • 48. Other blogs in NUS: a blog about blogs
    • Using NUS Module Blogs
      • http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/using_module_blogs/
    Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  • 49.  
  • 50. Future directions: 3 Ps
  • 51. Possibilities 3 Ps
  • 52. Personal Learning Environment http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/blogs-as-personal-learning-environments/ Possibilities
  • 53. Thesis/Project Reporting Possibilities
  • 54. Languages Possibilities
  • 55. Professional Development Possibilities
  • 56. Pitfalls 3 Ps
  • 57. Copyright & Plagiarism Pitfalls
  • 58. Misuse & Mischief Pitfalls
  • 59. Privacy Pitfalls
  • 60. Programmes 3 Ps
  • 61. Training for faculty staff: Using Community Server Programmes
  • 62. Training for faculty staff: Using blogs in education Programmes
  • 63. Training for staff & students: Using blogs for lifelong learning Programmes
  • 64. Outline About wikis Why wikis? Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education Challenges
  • 65. About wikis
  • 66. About wikis Photo by Alan Levine From http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/ Creative Commons by 2.0 License
  • 67. About wikis Hawai’ian for quick
  • 68. About wikis Webpage that anyone can edit
  • 69. About wikis
  • 70. About wikis Wiki characteristics Blank slate Collaborative editing Free-form structure Version tracking Discussion section
  • 71. Why wikis?
  • 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
  • 73. Why wikis? Collaboration
  • 74. Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  • 75. 7 suggestions
    • 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
    Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  • 76. Continual review Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  • 77. Resource sharing and data collection Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  • 78. Group authoring Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  • 79. Bottomline: Group collaboration Suggested uses and examples of wikis in education
  • 80.  
  • 81. Challenges
  • 82. Challenges Blank Slate Double edged sword
  • 83. Challenges Blank Slate Solution: Scaffolding and Structure
  • 84. Challenges Cultural Resistance Mine is mine, yours is yours
  • 85. Challenges Cultural Resistance Solution: Easing the students in
  • 86. Challenges Cultural Resistance Solution: Editing pre-existing wikis
  • 87. Challenges Another language to learn Wiki markup is different from HTML
  • 88. Challenges Another language to learn Solution: WYSIWYG
  • 89. [email_address] http://snipurl.com/bwintl