Online Web Spaces For Teaching And Learning

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Presentation for WIU faculty sponsored by the Center for Innovation for Teaching and Research, November 15, 2009

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Online Web Spaces For Teaching And Learning

  1. 1. Online Web Spaces for Teaching and Learning Sean Cordes Assistant Professor Western Illinois University
  2. 2. WordPress <ul><li>WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>www.wordpress.com </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples <ul><li>History http://milliganinfotoday.wordpress.com/2009/03/31/hist-332-%E2%80%93-history-of-modern-france/ </li></ul><ul><li>English http://klamkins.wordpress.com/eng-043/ </li></ul><ul><li>Art http://wanewartmedia.wordpress.com/in-class-projects/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. GH301 <ul><li>WordPress site for WIU Honors Course in 21 st Century Literacy http://gh301.wordpress.com/ http://www.wordpress.com/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Google Sites <ul><li>Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. </li></ul><ul><li>People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is editing, and you always control who has access </li></ul><ul><li>www.sites.google.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples <ul><li>Education http://sites.google.com/site/edps314001/Home </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics http://sites.google.com/site/stats202/ </li></ul><ul><li>Communications http://sites.google.com/site/cmns455/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lib 201 Project Site <ul><li>Class project site for WIU Library Course, Introduction to Information Resources http://sites.google.com/site/lib201site/ </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Project Content from Web 2.0 tools pulled to web site
  9. 9. LibGuides <ul><li>LibGuides is the amazingly popular, easy to use, web 2.0 content management and library knowledge sharing system. Libraries use it to create attractive multimedia content, share knowledge and information, and promote library resources to the community. http://libguides.com/community.php </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples <ul><li>History http://libguides.acadiau.ca/content.php?pid=1254 </li></ul><ul><li>Communications http://libguides.depauw.edu/content.php?pid=611 </li></ul><ul><li>Physics and Astronomy http://libguides.wustl.edu/content.php?pid=7432&sid=47235 </li></ul>
  11. 11. LibGuides at Western <ul><li>English http://wiu.libguides.com/content.php?pid=37871 </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Media on the Web http://wiu.libguides.com/content.php?pid=52532&sid=385441 </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing http://wiu.libguides.com/content.php?pid=34049 </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiu.libguides.com/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions? <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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