DELTA Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications
If we are going in the wrong direction, technology will get us there FASTER! A. Haddad, “technologies for education”
A Knowledge expedition What specific role plays technology in your learning, training and capacity building? What do you know about the participatory web (webfordev) ?
What is the best technology enhanced learning experience you ever had?
And the winner is:
It’s the simplest lesson of the Internet: it’s the people stupid . We don’t have computers because we want to interact with machines; we have them because they allow us to communicate more effectively with other people (Douglas Rushkof, Get back in the box: innovation from inside out).
“ Web 2.0 is not a technological revolution, it’s a social revolution. Web 2.0 is an attitude not a technology.”
(Master thesis “Blogs : A Global Conversation”)
Pecha Kucha #1
A web2forDev impression from Andrew Nadau
“ Web 2.0” - Is it a buzz word? Or could it be something important for your work?
Social networking is connecting and communicating around a common interest…
Social Networking Sites and Communities
Welcome to the new mass media…
The focus of social networking tools is on the social connection and sharing of individual information or “identity.”
It is important to know your target audience - then think about what features you might want to use.
Privacy and intellectual property – who is watching…
Are we willing to have a permanent record out on the web?
Freedom from wires…
While social media tools connect us, they also help us do things together .
Have a presence on the web .
Podcasting and online radio
Removing the high cost and allowing them to be seen by thousands of viewers. Web-based video sharing services
Subscriptions, Feeds and Syndication – bringing it all together.
Tweet to update your "status”
Tagging and Social Bookmarking Give it a name.
Pecha Kucha II
Any concrete examples in learning, training and capacity development ?
This is A grassroots story, bottom up and very formal, impact is minimal
Institutionally taking up, with a lot of potential to support learning, training and capacity building
Some principles of web2forDev User generated Content. The learning, the participant central. Do it Yourself. No technological expertise required Architecture of participation & openess Folksonomy: towards a new classification of knowledge
Harnessing collective intelligence
A jigsaw in a labyrinth
Fast evolving technologies
Jig Saw Exercise
wall 1 : Exploring the potential of blogs and microblogging for development (Tom Wambeke) wall 2 : Podcasting and on-line community radio's (Johanne Lortie) wall 3 : Mobile networked learning. The mobile phone revolution (Mark Vanderbeeken) wall 4 : Collaborative writing. The world of wiki's for development. (Andrew Nadau) wall 5 : About social bookmarking, tagging and different ways to classify knowledge to improve knowledge sharing (Stefano Barale) wall 6 : On-line social networking and communities of practices (Monica Lisa)
Instructions 15/20 minutes individual reading/reflection time
Reconvene in thematic group where a moderator will start with a collaborative mindmap exercise
Copyright issues (creative commons, Lawrence Lessig)