From Tagging to Teaching Practical Examples of using Blackboard Scholar for Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Eric Kunnen </li></...
Agenda <ul><li>Define Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an overview of Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>How GRCC got s...
What is social bookmarking? <ul><li>The practice of saving bookmarks (resources) to a public Web site and “tagging” them w...
Question: What’s a “resource”? <ul><li>Answer: Anything with a URL! </li></ul><ul><li>Includes:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web...
Bb Scholar – An Overview <ul><li>Part of the Blackboard Beyond Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally Hosted Web Service (...
Scholar is. . .   <ul><li>Academic Resource Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Across Courses & Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Thro...
Here’s how it works…
The Scholar “Bookmarklet”
Tagging a resource
My Scholar Home
My Bookmarks
My Tag Cloud
My Bookmarks tagged “ocean”
All Bookmarks tagged “ocean”
Scholar Course Home
GRCC & Scholar <ul><li>PDPs & Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebCT Impact! Conference Focus Group </li></ul></ul><ul><...
GRCC – Survey on Social Bookmarking <ul><li>…  I think we are going to need some help marketing the idea of social bookmar...
GRCC – Scholar Rollout <ul><li>Deployment, Rollout, and Adoption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Block installed on Test Se...
Educational uses of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Enhance Computer Literacy Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Allow Students to Contri...
GRCC – Practical Examples & Ideas <ul><li>Personal Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track, Watch, Discover, Store, Class...
GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Personal Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track, Watch, Discover, Store, Classify, and...
GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Course Content   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Assignments and Sharing </li></ul></ul><u...
GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Teamwork  and  Projects  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AQIP, Quality, and NCA </li></ul></ul>
GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online and Hybrid Certification Course & ...
GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Discovery, Sharing, and Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles, Friends, Favorites, a...
GRCC – Plans for the future… <ul><li>Leverage the power of Scholar to: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Provide our  Librarians  with ...
<ul><li>Eric Kunnen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.grcc.edu/ekunnen </li></ul...
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From Tagging to Teaching - Practical Examples of using Blackboard Scholar for Social Bookmarking

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Social bookmarking is becoming an effective tool for sharing, discovery, and collaboration. Session participants receive an overview of social bookmarking, discuss how to use it effectively in teaching and learning, and discover how bookmarks can be used for productivity and teamwork. Several activities and uses of a social bookmarking tool integrated with an online course environment are presented. Also included is a demonstration of how tagging can dynamically include resources for students in online courses.

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    1. 1. From Tagging to Teaching Practical Examples of using Blackboard Scholar for Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Eric Kunnen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinator of Instructional Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grand Rapids Community College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Garry Brand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor, Faculty Development Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grand Rapids Community College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Morrison </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Bb Beyond Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard Inc. </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Define Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an overview of Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>How GRCC got started with Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>GRCC Deployment and Adoption Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Examples in Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar… In the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Questions, Comments, and Discussion </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is social bookmarking? <ul><li>The practice of saving bookmarks (resources) to a public Web site and “tagging” them with keywords. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can save your bookmarks online, share resources, discover new links, and tag your bookmarks for sorting and easy retrieval from any computer. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Question: What’s a “resource”? <ul><li>Answer: Anything with a URL! </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites/pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles in a Library Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Files in the Blackboard Content System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos on YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything else you can think of that has it’s own unique URL . . . </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Bb Scholar – An Overview <ul><li>Part of the Blackboard Beyond Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally Hosted Web Service (www.scholar.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with Blackboard (course streams) </li></ul><ul><li>Customized for Education (course and discipline tags) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Scholar is. . . <ul><li>Academic Resource Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Across Courses & Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout Your Academic Career </li></ul><ul><li>… and Beyond </li></ul>
    7. 7. Here’s how it works…
    8. 8. The Scholar “Bookmarklet”
    9. 9. Tagging a resource
    10. 10. My Scholar Home
    11. 11. My Bookmarks
    12. 12. My Tag Cloud
    13. 13. My Bookmarks tagged “ocean”
    14. 14. All Bookmarks tagged “ocean”
    15. 15. Scholar Course Home
    16. 16. GRCC & Scholar <ul><li>PDPs & Focus Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebCT Impact! Conference Focus Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Cornerstone – Scholar “1.0” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Duckpond – Scholar “2.0” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard Beyond Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard Idea Exchange </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty Innovators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>del.icio.us users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Demand </li></ul>
    17. 17. GRCC – Survey on Social Bookmarking <ul><li>… I think we are going to need some help marketing the idea of social bookmarking for sure. - Eric Kunnen </li></ul>
    18. 18. GRCC – Scholar Rollout <ul><li>Deployment, Rollout, and Adoption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Block installed on Test Server in early December 2006. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live on Production in late December 2006. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current User Count: 640+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visibility & Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tab - Scholar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Module – What’s NEW & COOL! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GRCC Today Campus Newsletter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty Email </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distance Learning Email </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>F2F Orientation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training Sessions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bb Advisory Team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Course Links </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Educational uses of Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Enhance Computer Literacy Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Allow Students to Contribute to Course Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Student-Centered Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking with an Academic Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Build Life Long Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Create Content Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Discover and Share Resources </li></ul><ul><li>And more! </li></ul>
    20. 20. GRCC – Practical Examples & Ideas <ul><li>Personal Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track, Watch, Discover, Store, Classify, and Share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Assignments, Contributions, and Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic Course Streams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Library Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teamwork and Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AQIP, Quality, and NCA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online and Hybrid Certification Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discovery, Tracking and Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Social Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles, Friends, Favorites, and Fans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipline Tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Institutional Sharing </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Personal Productivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track, Watch, Discover, Store, Classify, and Share </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Course Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Assignments and Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmark Streams & RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Tags </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Teamwork and Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AQIP, Quality, and NCA </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online and Hybrid Certification Course & Learning Objects </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. GRCC – Practical Examples <ul><li>Discovery, Sharing, and Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles, Friends, Favorites, and Fans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipline Tags & Cross Institutional Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Social Networking </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. GRCC – Plans for the future… <ul><li>Leverage the power of Scholar to: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Provide our Librarians with an easy way to bring in some valuable resources directly into courses to share with students and faculty . </li></ul><ul><li>2) Encourage students to &quot;add to&quot; the body of knowledge in a course and share with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Share resources with other universities and colleges on Scholar. </li></ul><ul><li>4) Provide students, faculty, and staff with the skills of social networking, bookmarking, and online tool usage with a key quality of the discernment of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>5) Enhance faculty productivity , discipline searching/sharing , and course resource integration . </li></ul><ul><li>6) Improve collaboration for groups, teams, research groups, committees to share and categorize resources. </li></ul><ul><li>7) Increase awareness for individuals in using Scholar to easily store, access, collect, share, discover, tag, classify, and sort resources … </li></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>Eric Kunnen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.grcc.edu/ekunnen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinator of Instructional Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grand Rapids Community College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Garry Brand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.grcc.edu/gbrand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor, Faculty Development Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grand Rapids Community College </li></ul></ul>Thank You, Discussion, and Questions <ul><li>John Morrison </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Bb Beyond Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scholar Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit www.scholar.com or wiki.scholar.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Block / Power Link available in the Download Center at behind.blackboard.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email us at: beyond@blackboard.com </li></ul></ul>Go Forth and Scholar!

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