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  • Emerging Technologies and the 21 st Century Learner Veronica Diaz, PhD, [email_address]
    • Introductions
  • What is Web 2.0
  • Web 2.0 and Emerging Tech
    • Pros
    • Free
    • Ever-changing
    • Something for everyone
    • Students may already be users
    • Access to tools that were too expensive for students to purchase
    • Provide services that higher education has been struggling to offer for years
    • Cons
    • No obligation to users
    • Ever-changing
    • Require separate logins/accounts
    • No institutional support (usually)
    • Reliance on internet connection
    • Lack of security
    • Learning curve
  • Tools
    • Podcasting
    • YouTube
    • Google Docs
    • Wikis
    • Blogs
    • Social Bookmarking
  • Podcasting 101
    • Overview of podcasting
    • Podcasting in teaching and learning
    • Copyright in brief
  • Podcast (ing)?
    • I own an iPod or other MP3 player
    • I know about and have looked in iTunes
    • I subscribe to podcasts using iTunesI don’t know much about podcasting
    • I know about and have looked in iTunes U
  • What is a Podcast?
    • A multimedia file distributed over the Internet using a feed, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers
    • “ Podcasting” is like an audioblog
    • Podcasts are different from other digital audio formats because they can be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading RSS feeds
  • RSS in Plain English
  • What is RSS?
    • RSS 2.0 stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a type of web feed, a data format used for serving users' frequently updated content
    • Websites syndicate the web feed, which allows users to subscribe to it, like a newspaper subscription
    • RSS Resources
  • How might this improve teaching and learning?
    • Course Content Dissemination
    • Interviews
    • Music samples
    • Foreign language passages
    • Extends classroom boundaries
    • Student-created content
    • Review Capability
      • Course lectures can be dense and difficult to process in just one sitting
      • Podcasts allow for review, review, and more review
    • Time Shifting
    • Expanding the classroom, time on task
    • “… shift the proportion of class time devoted to learning that benefits from face-to-face interactions between faculty and students, and shift preparatory work to outside times and locations” (Leland quoted in Blaisdell, 2006)
  • Creating a Podcast
    • Recording tools
      • Macs
        • Garage Band (apple)
          • http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
      • Macs and PCs
        • Odeo
          • http://odeo.com/
        • Audacity
          • http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
          • Audacity ABCs.pdf
    • Before you record, think about what you want to say, and organize your podcast accordingly
    • Make notes, prepare your interviews (if any), and try to improvise as little as possible
      • Kirk McElhearn’s 8 Rules of Effective Podcasting
    • http://drcoop.pbwiki.com/CreatingAudio
    • http://podscope.com/
  • Getting started with podcasting…
    • Get an iPod or other MP3 player
    • Download iTunes (free)
    • Search the library
      • Browse through the podcasts
      • Take a moment to browse through the iTunes U institutions via iTunes U at iTunes
        • iTunes U at Stanford University
  • Resources
    • iTunes (free download)
      • http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
    • Educause
      • http://www.educause.edu/> resources > podcasting (keyword)
    • University of Wisconsin examples
    • Vodcasts: http://www.vodcasts.tv/
    • http://drcoop.pbwiki.com/Podcasting+in+Education
    • Beginner’s guide to podcasting
    • Create your own podcast (Rick Broida)
    • Creating a podcast with GarageBand
    • All the world’s a podcast (Michael Calore)
  • Copyright & Legal Issues
    • Copyright law is relevant to podcasts because it applies to creative and expressive works and copyright attaches automatically
    • Rights and permissions need to be secured for material included
    • Podcasting Legal Issues
    • Creative Commons
      • Look for free content
    • Allows users to post and tag videos
    • Watch those posted by others
    • Post comments in a threaded discussion format
    • Search for content by keyword or category
    • Create and participate in topical groups
    • http://youtube.com/
    • Video-sharing service
    • Ties into several blogging applications, giving users a quick way to blog about a particular video and link to it
    • Users can view profiles of individuals who have posted or commented on videos and contact them
  • Significance to Teaching and Learning
    • Embeds directly into Blackboard
    • Ease of searching, viewing, creating
    • YouTube is part of a trend among Net Generation students to replace passive learning with active participation, where everyone has a voice, anyone can contribute, and the value lies less in the content itself than in the networks of learners that form around content and support one another in learning goals.
    • Social-software application
    • Creating content helps develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter
    • Exposes students to new insights and skills, as well as link them to various online communities
    • Browse YouTube for topics of interest
    • Review 7 Things:
      • http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7018.pdf
    • Instructional uses of YouTube:
      • http://youtube.com/user/CurtissNursing
      • http://www.youtube.com/user/gwccjohnsonb
  • Blogs
    • A weblog, which is usually referred to as a blog, is a type of website where entries are made (as in a journal or diary) and displayed in reverse chronological order.
  • Faculty Use of Blogs
    • Distribute information
    • Share professional knowledge
    • Editorialize
    • Promote/critique events, resources, etc.
    • Examples
      • http://gateway102.blogspot.com/
      • http://www.dmi112.blogspot.com/
    • Blog Matrix
      • http://www.weblogmatrix.org/
    • http://wordpress.com/
    • https://www.blogger.com/start
    • http://www.movabletype.org/
  • Student Use of Blogs
  • What is a Wiki?
    • A wiki defines a wiki:
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
    • Some tools:
      • PB Wiki
      • WetPaint
      • Google Docs
    • Using Wikis in Education
      • http://www.wikiineducation.com/display/ikiw/Home
      • http://enh241.wetpaint.com/?t=anon
  • PB Wiki Resources
    • Online learning demo on using PB Wiki in an online classroom: http://ia360939.us.archive.org/1/items/Pbwiki-EngageYourStudentsWithAnOnlineClassroom/2008-05-0617.05MeetNow.wmv
    • PB Wiki site for Maricopa workshop:
      • http://drcoop.pbwiki.com/
  • Wetpaint Wikis
    • http://www.wetpaint.com/
    • What you get: http://www.wetpaint.com/page/Wetpaint-Features?zone=spotlight_2
    • Education Examples
      • http://www.wetpaint.com/category/Education
  • Google Docs: What are they?
    • Google Docs tour: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html
    Source: Shelley Rodrigo http://maricopatech.wetpaint.com/page/Google+Docs
  • Google Docs
    • Disclaimers
    • These online office tools are not as robust as MS Office programs
    • Does not yet interface (upload or download) in MS Office 2007 file formats
    • Need to set up a Gmail account to use
    • Tips
    • If you need polished formatting, develop content in Google Docs then download to Office to do final formatting and printing
    • Explicitly show students how to insert comments instead of just making changes
    Source: Shelley Rodrigo http://maricopatech.wetpaint.com/page/Google+Docs
  • Google Docs
    • How might Google Docs help better facilitate teaching ?
    • Save paper in drafting process
    • Share work among classmates
    • Assignment prompts, etc. peer/cooperative writing
    • See this link for directions on how to share docs with others
    • How might Google Docs help better facilitate learning?
    • Demonstrate project growth and evolution
    • Avoid purchasing MS Office
    Source: Shelley Rodrigo http://maricopatech.wetpaint.com/page/Google+Docs
  • Google Docs: Strengths
    • Simplified MSWord-like Toolbar
    • Can insert comments, tables, headers/footers, etc.
    • Publish
    • Share
      • Collaborators-people can make changes
      • Viewers-view only mode
    • Tracking revisions
      • "history" of changes that are made, can revert
    • Simultaneous editing
    • Exporting different file types
    • Make a copy
    Source: Shelley Rodrigo http://maricopatech.wetpaint.com/page/Google+Docs
  • Social Bookmarking
  • More on Social Bookmarking
    • Tool Options
    • Diigo
      • http://www.diigo.com
    • Delicious
      • http://del.icio.us
    • Furl
      • http://furl.net
    • Examples
    • http://www.furl.net/member/smbx1308
    • http://delicious.com/rrodrigo/hum210
    • http://delicious.com/drvdiaz/blended
  • Web 2.0 Resources
    • Web 2.0 Tool guides
    • http://elearningtools.wetpaint.com/?t=anon
    • http://web20-toolkit.wetpaint.com/
    • http://c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/
  • Your Questions
  • Thank You
    • Contact Information
    • Veronica M. Diaz, PhD [email_address]
    • http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/diaz/