E-learning using Web 2.0


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Presentation to a college workshop that included a game to design an e-learning system using Web 2.0 tools

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  • The college currently uses a Blackboard-based virtual learning environment and wants to explore how they might develop in future using more Web 2.0 tools. The college wants to offer a more personalised learning experience. In doing this they also want to build on students’ personal use of Web 2.0 tools in social networking and other activities. The new online environment will also have to provide for networking with staff and with employers.
  • E-learning using Web 2.0

    1. 1. Purpose of today (This is based on a workshop at a London college May 2007) <ul><li>Exploring a Web 2.0 learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>What it might be, how to get there </li></ul><ul><li>What it might means for all concerned </li></ul><ul><li>Moving to personalisation for learners, networking for staff and employers </li></ul>Creative Commons license Presentation David Wilcox http://www.designingforcivilsociety.org Games development with Drew Mackie http:// www.usefulgames.co.uk
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What we mean by Web 1.0/2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>A “game” to help design a new environment </li></ul><ul><li>Insights and issues for development </li></ul><ul><li>Our role: guide in the three journeys of discovery, design and development </li></ul>
    3. 3. Change in technology Web 1.0? <ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Forums/lists </li></ul><ul><li>Web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly text and images </li></ul><ul><li>Linking pages </li></ul><ul><li>Being in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul>Web 2.0? <ul><li>Personal blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Shared bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Shared photos </li></ul><ul><li>Shared docs </li></ul><ul><li>Social spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding items </li></ul><ul><li>Being in many places </li></ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul>
    4. 4. Change in media
    5. 5. Change in personal capacity Create your own Pages are pieces Free services Feeds Many places Fundraising Feeds Profile Shared photos and bookmarks http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/
    6. 6. Change in relationships
    7. 7. Change in e-learning http://members.optusnet.com.au/rlubensky/2006/12/present-and-future-of-personal-learning.html From virtual learning environment to personal learning environment
    8. 8. Are you Yes 2.0? or No 2.0? <ul><li>A human voice </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to share </li></ul><ul><li>Building on what’s there </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Ready to experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving </li></ul><ul><li>Official voice </li></ul><ul><li>Anxious to control </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned to “own” </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasising publishing </li></ul><ul><li>One version for all </li></ul><ul><li>Little flexibility </li></ul>... if there is a cultural change
    9. 9. <ul><li>Envisage the system, explore the process </li></ul><ul><li>The design the system - collaborative? </li></ul><ul><li>Build - openly? </li></ul><ul><li>Today - play through what that involves </li></ul>How do we get from here to ??
    10. 10. Playing through the journey <ul><li>Share an understanding of where we are </li></ul><ul><li>Cards give options for approach, designing, and building </li></ul><ul><li>Choose and organise within 15 point budget </li></ul><ul><li>Tell stories - pathways - for students, staff, administration </li></ul>
    11. 11. 1. The college now - and in prospect <ul><li>What is the current system? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the challenges? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes in prospect? </li></ul><ul><li>What aims for the future? </li></ul>
    12. 12. 2. Consider your approach Are you going for an open or closed approach to development and building - tech or people-led?
    13. 13. 3. Choose development cards What methods will you use during development to match your approach?
    14. 14. 4. Choose tools and activities What tools and activities will make up the final system in the light of previous discussion?
    15. 15. 5. Write the stories <ul><li>In groups, use the story </li></ul><ul><li>sheets to describe what </li></ul><ul><li>happens to: </li></ul><ul><li>a student </li></ul><ul><li>a teacher </li></ul><ul><li>a manager </li></ul>Facilitators may throw in some unexpected challenges and opportunities
    16. 16. 6. Keep talking online Consider using an online collaboration system, like that used to develop a proposal for the UK Cabinet Office http://www.innovationexchange.net
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