Teaching with the Power of Web 2.0 feb 2013


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This is a brief presentation intended to get instructors more comfortable with web 2.0 and social media sites. We cover several of the basic sites that lend themselves to educational use. We also discuss copyright, and university policy issues to keep in mind while using third party sites for educational activities.

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Teaching with the Power of Web 2.0 feb 2013

  1. 1. Teaching with the Power of Web 2.0 Instructional Technologies Support
  2. 2. Introduction Presenters from Instructional Technologies Support• Emin Saglamer (es26@txstate.edu)• Rori Sheffield (rp41@txstate.edu)• Patrick Smith (ps35@txstate.edu)
  3. 3. What are Your Goals? Community Building vs. Marketing • Similarities and differences Questions to ask yourself • What are your goals? o Inform o Educate o Marketing • Who is your audience? • What types of needs does your audience have? • Whats your current internet presence? • Is your audience comfortable with the web?
  4. 4. What is Web 2.0? Web 1.0 (1991 - 2003) • We are merely consumers of information Web 2.0 (2003 - present) • We are now able to contribute, create, and share information Web 3.0 • Web browser acts as a personal assistant • Instead of keywords you will be able to ask full questions • The answers to your questions will be filtered based • Your Preferences • Location • Transitory conditions such as weather and/or traffic • Augmented Reality applications and user interfaces
  5. 5. What is Cloud Computing?Cloud computing is•Internet based computing•User data is stored at remote servers•User is shielded from the details of application hosting•User’s data is accessible from any data access pointWhen someone suggest using a “cloud” based service asopposed to a TXSTATE service what do they mean? – They are suggesting storing the data (be it student data or not) on a remote storage/processing service hosted by a third party such as Google, Microsoft, etc. – Decisions on the use of cloud computing need to be made in compliance with the privacy, security policies of the institution as well as in compliance with the state and federal laws.
  6. 6. What is Social Media? Social media is a term used to describe the type of media that is based on conversation and interaction between people online. Where media means digital words, sounds and pictures which are typically shared via the internet and the value can be cultural, societal or even financial. Social media use web-based technologies to transform and broadcast media monologues into social media dialogues. They support the democratization of knowledge and information and transform people from content consumers to content producers. -- Wikipedia article on Social Media
  7. 7. TRACSTRACS.TXSTATE.EDUTRACS allows you to • Manage access • Share files, announcements, etc. • Track use and participationExamples • SOWK • School of Business • Niem Huynh’s TRACS Site (Geography)
  8. 8. Adobe Connect at TXSTATEconnect.its.txstate.eduAdobe Connect allows you to • Communicate with your students in real time • Host meetings, lectures and QA sessions • Create tutorialsExample • Online meetings
  9. 9. Adobe Connect Example
  10. 10. Places to Set Up Your Web 2.0 Presence Web 2.0 Portals • Blogger / WordPress • YouTube / Vimeo • Flickr / Picasa / Photobucket • Google Docs • Diigo • Twitter • Facebook
  11. 11. Bloggerwww.blogger.comWhat is a blog?• A journal• A source of information• A method of self-publicationHow are they used in Education? • Information Sharing • Peer Reviewing • Student journalingBlog Best Practices•Blogging with Students for Reflection, Collaboration and Literacy
  12. 12. Blogger Example: Edutech for Teachersedutech4teachers.edublogs.org/
  13. 13. Blogger Example: Cool Cat Teacher Blogcoolcatteacher.blogspot.com
  14. 14. Blogger Example: ACT Student Blogwww.actstudent.org/blog
  15. 15. Web Pages at TXSTATE & WordPresshttp://www.its.txstate.edu/departments/etc/wp.htmlWhat is a Web Pages?• Based on WordPress technology• Hosted on Texas State University servers• Available to all faculty, staff and students• Default layouts and templates provided• Supported by ETC-Support• Workshops / Training available For More Information: – http://www.its.txstate.edu/departments/etc/wp.html
  16. 16. YouTube / Vimeowww.youtube.com / www.vimeo.comYouTube will allow you to • Share videos with students • Use third party videos for your class • Allow students to upload and share videos • Peer review & comments • Keyword, geographic location tagging • Foster collaboration and discussion • You can create private channels & videos
  17. 17. YouTube Example: Texas State Universitywww.youtube.com/user/txstateu
  18. 18. YouTube Example: Alkek Librarywww.youtube.com/alkeklibrary
  19. 19. YouTube Example: Psychology Departmenthttp://www.youtube.com/user/txstpsych
  20. 20. Flickrwww.flickr.com Flickr image sharing service provides • Free as well as paid accounts • Convenient uploading / cross-site integration tools • Images can be tagged with keywords / Geo tags • Images can be copyright protected • Photo Sets / Collections • Groups / Discussion • Private Photo Pools
  21. 21. Flickr Example: TXSTATE Groupwww.flickr.com/groups/tsusanmarcos
  22. 22. Flickr: Urban Decay Grouphttp://www.flickr.com/groups/decay/
  23. 23. Tumblrwww.tumblr.com Picture sharing + blog format = Tumblr
  24. 24. Google Drive / Docsdocs.google.comGoogle Docs allows you to create MS compliant documents• Word Processing• Spreadsheets• Presentations• Drawings• FormsAdvantages of using Google Docs• No application to download or install• Author and access your documents from anywhere• Share your documents with others with one click• Co-author documents with collaborators• Track changes
  25. 25. Google Drive / Docsdocs.google.com
  26. 26. Google Drive / Docsdocs.google.com
  27. 27. Slideshareslideshare.net
  28. 28. Social Link / Resource SharingMany websites are moving in the direction of providing tools to theirusers to collect, organize and share their information sources.These sites then count how many times each link shared is visitedand create best of today, most interesting links types of pages that ina way the users get to vote for / author with their clicks.The following websites are called Aggregators• Diigo• Delicious• StumbleUpon• Digg• Reddit• Pinterest
  29. 29. Diigohttp://www.diigo.com
  30. 30. Diigohttp://www.diigo.com
  31. 31. Diigohttp://www.diigo.com
  32. 32. Pinterestwww.pinterest.comPinterest is a bookmarking tool for visual resources you find on theinternet.Pinterest allows you to pin pictures you find on the internet onto avirtual wall on a webpage and share it with others if you choose.You can:•Create your own wall•Follow others’ walls•Comment
  33. 33. Pinterestwww.pinterest.com
  34. 34. Pinterestwww.pinterest.com
  35. 35. Twitterwww.twitter.comTwitter is a micro blogging tool that features • Free registration • Micro blogging with up to 140 characters per message • Tweets can include links to websites, images, and video sources such as youTube • Twitter is used by many media outlets and organizations Twitter Jargon • #keyword (no spaces) Hashtags allow you to tag your posts with keywords or peoples IDs • @username replies to other peoples tweets and posts your response on their timeline
  36. 36. Twitter Example: TXSTATE Twitter Feedtwitter.com/TXST
  37. 37. Twitter Example: Professor of Geographyhttp://twitter.com/alew
  38. 38. Twitter Example: TXSTATE OEPhttps://twitter.com/EdPrep
  39. 39. Facebookwww.facebook.comFacebook is a site for social networking that includespersonal profiles and status updates.Facebook provides the following tools: • Status updates • Photo, Video, Link sharing, Notes • Check ins • Pages • Groups • IM chatting • Applications We do not recommend the use of Facebook for TXSTATE class related activities.
  40. 40. Facebook Example: TXSTATE University Bookstorewww.facebook.com/pages/San-Marcos-TX/Texas-State-University-Bookstore/20815365631
  41. 41. Facebook Example: TXSTATE University Pagewww.facebook.com/texas.state
  42. 42. LinkedInwww.linkedin.comLinkedIn is a professional version of facebook. Think of itas your resume online.LinkedIn allows professionals to connect with their currentand past employers as well as alumni from the educationalinstitutions they have attended.LinkedIn provides the following tools: • Resume Builder • Connections – (colleagues/classmates) • Share updates • Groups / Events • Institutional Pages • Job postings and Job Searching • Some Applications like Slideshare
  43. 43. LinkedIn – ITS Group Pagewww.linkedin.com
  44. 44. Issues with University Copyright – Use Policy Conflict with University Copyright Policy Issue: Texas State University prohibits students from reproducing copyrighted materials, while Web 2.0 technologies allow students to easily post digital content that may be protected by intellectual property right legislation. Resolution: It is important that students are aware that they must comply with copyright law. If instructors are using Web 2.0 tools in their course they need to provide information in their course syllabus guiding the students to current University copyright policy. Conflict with University Intellectual Property Policy and University Interests Issue: A growing collection of resources is accumulating within the Creative Commons, which has introduced copyright legislation that is much less restrictive than traditional intellectual copyright. Resolution: Staff, faculty and students may wish to mark their blogs, wikis and podcasting sites with one or more of the Creative Commons designations so visitors clearly understand how they may use any content that is posted.
  45. 45. Security/Privacy/Compliance: Student Privacy Student Privacy Conflict with Family Education Rights and Policy Act (FERPA) Issue: The majority of Web 2.0 services on the internet house data on out-of- country servers. Without consent from students, using these services allows external companies access to any personal information that may be posted, which is a violation of the Family Education Rights and Policy Act (FERPA). Resolution: Faculty must ensure that students give their consent to using Web 2.0 applications and are aware of the risks of posting personal information to each application that is used during instruction.
  46. 46. Online Communities Best PracticesDos • Have clear goals in mind • Explore the technology that is available to you • Contact us to help with planning and media selection • Protect your privacyDon’ts • “Friend” your students from your personal account • Become a victim of “overshare” • Mix your academic identity with your personal one
  47. 47. Web 2.0 & Your Online Courses Presence Your Web 2.0 sites may point to each other to increase readership through cross marketing. All your Web 2.0 sites should point back to the entity they are promoting, be it an organization, a department or a hybrid or online course.
  48. 48. Samantha Penneys Blooms Digital Taxanomy Diagramhttp://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm
  49. 49. Breaking Copy Answers the Age Old Question!http://www.breakingcopy.com/social-media-flowchart-status
  50. 50. Social Media Campaign Chart