Web2.0 tools affordances for education
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  • 1. UoP The affordance of web2.0 tools Jonathan Crellin School of Computing University of Portsmouth jonathan.crellin@port.ac.uk
  • 2. UoP ...its a workshop folks! Talking to you
  • 3. UoP ...its a workshop folks! Talking to you Talking with you..
  • 4. UoP ...its a workshop folks! Talking to you Talking with you.. Doing things..
  • 5. UoP ...its a workshop folks! Talking to you Talking with you.. Doing things.. Play...!
  • 6. UoP web2.0? More user generated material... Less of a power relationship? More scope for student student interaction... A learning community? Text+ interaction... More social?
  • 7. UoP affordances? An affordance is a quality of an object, or an environment, that allows an individual to perform an action. The term is used in a variety of fields: perceptual psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, industrial design, human–computer interaction (HCI), interaction design and artificial intelligence.
  • 8. UoP Experience does help you decide what the affordances of tools are Tools life is short (and getting shorter), so you need to be able evaluate new tools you are exposed to
  • 9. UoP Questions for you Who has a blog (or more than one)? Who uses twitter? (and how?) Who has a laptop with them? Who has another data device with them? Who has an active Internet account here?
  • 10. UoP Some useful concepts? Synchronous v Asynchronous Hierarchical v nonHierarchical (powerpoint from a pulpit!) Sense of Presence (and how?) Sense of identity? (and who?) Classroom, simulation, 'social' or game? Technical complexity v 'Easy' Distance v Face to Face v (mixed)
  • 11. UoP 3 categories of tools... Blogging Paper based exercise, do not expect to sit in your seats! Twittering Paper based too... Virtual Worlds Yep, its into the hall folks with your laptop and my usb stick Collaboration tools
  • 12. UoP Now do activity 1
  • 13. UoP Blogging v Twittering Flickr: a photo 'blog'? Comments and tagging http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/971989675/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/972845824/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/974602627/
  • 14. UoP Virtual Worlds Second Life Works without being installed on most Oss http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/2085944619 More robust than a VLE??! Requires ports to be opened in the institution firewall Chat/VOIP/Collaboration/Simulation/using other netizens/sex, violence and gambling
  • 15. UoP How to run SL Stick the USB stick in Open it and run the batch file Login using the avatar name we provide Search the map for UoP, and teleport to our island... Now do activity 2!
  • 16. UoP examples http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/1810250290/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/1809687063/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/1810245976/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/1809397823/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/3127240781/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/2088753034/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/joncrel/2087968839/in/
  • 17. UoP Affordances of virtual worlds?
  • 18. UoP Collaboration tools Google Docs/ word/ spreadsheet/ presentations/ forms (survey tools) Try them out... (other non Google equivalents) Slideshare Survey Monkey
  • 19. UoP examples
  • 20. UoP temp http://docs.google.com/View?id=dd3gc9xw_1f8wgqh