Social learning and social networking – new teachnologies Dr. Derek W. Nicoll
What technologies do we currently use? What benefits derive from them? How could these benefits be extended or amplified to assist learning?
When the word “social” is applied to learning it means: learning which is: Collaborative Immediate Relevant Presented in the context of a students chosen unique work environment.
What kinds of social interactions happen at work to assist learning? What kinds of interactions can we have with the outside world – the world beyond the classroom?
Participation and Collaboration
Taking from industry - more companies will strive to be like P&G, who two years ago took a visionary stance on product development.
They mandated that 50 percent of product innovation come from collaborating with partners and customers.
While collaboration has been traditionally thought of as employees collaborate internally, the workplace of the future will strive for much more external collaboration and will provide employees with access to external networks to make this collaboration possible.
Form Situational Function Topical
New technologies present new ways of interacting or facilitating learning They make us – as lecturers – re-think the nature of content By using them you do your own research of the subject Once you locate material it has a long shelf-life – i.e. You can re-use it again and again
Participation – Students in learning Collaboration – Students with industry etc. New combinations – innovations Education into everyday life, everyday life into education
Mobile: The same-time, same-place model of learning will slowly disappear, as learners look to mobile devices for their learning. In a number of countries, there are now more mobiles than people. Education services are also available on the Nokia Life Tools service. The Education services include Exam tips, Learn English, General Knowledge, and Exam Results.
Wikipedia is an online encyclopaedia Everything is on there But it is only a start to research not an end in itself. Look at the references as a place of departure. Then move onto GOOGLE and other search engines.
WordPress is a Content Management System and blogging tool. A blog (web-log) is an online journal, diary or commentary, presented as a website. Generally, one or more contributors (bloggers) add new content to the top of the website on a semi-regular basis. Other sites include Blogger.com http://www.wordpress.com/signup/
We can use a blog to post up lecture notes, relevant links, PowerPoint slides, pictures and videos and details from the module files. You can add things over time enriching the notes and other content. It also gives students and other people a chance to feed back comments or answers to general questions posed. http://businessglobalisation.wordpress.com/
YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos. post a video that a worldwide audience could watch within a few minutes. The wide range of topics covered by YouTube has turned video sharing into one of the most important parts of Internet culture. http://www.youtube.com
You can keyword search to find potential video material on a particular topic. The video can be an animation, a TV commercial, home video, animation and so on – which could be used in your lecture or embedded in your blog. You could also produce video which could be uploaded.
Flickr is an image and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community. http://www.flickr.com/
In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, the service is widely used by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.As of October 2009[update], it claims to host more than 4 billion images.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/eastmarystreet/
SlideShare is a business media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs. SlideShare features a vibrant professional community that regularly comments, favourites and downloads content. http://www.slideshare.net/
You can post up your lecture slides so as to make them available to students. You can embed the slides into your blog. http://www.slideshare.net/dwnicoll/day2-presentation