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Developing student-centered Learning Networks using social technologies

Developing student-centered Learning Networks using social technologies

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  • 1. Developing student-centered Learning Networks using social technologies
  • 2. Learning in networks http://unescochair.blogs.uoc.edu/17122008/much-more-about-connectivism/
    • The key elements of the shift are:
    • moving the students closer to the centre;
    • building connections between students as first level mentors/peers/collaborators;
    • connecting students with learners in other contexts;
    • encouraging students to access external expertise
  • 3. Learning in networks http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/1634400073/ Group identification and sense of connection is as critical in the online context as it in face-to-face meetings. The tools of social networking allow the learning network to foster a sense of cohesion and identity.
  • 4. Social Bookmarking Strategies Read 7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking – http://educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf http:// www.diigo.com
  • 5. Social Bookmarking Strategies Diigo’s Sticky notes are one means of sharing anlaysis and critique
  • 6. Social Bookmarking Strategies
    • Students sharing useful information sources
    • Students evaluating information sources
    • Students building a repository of resources
    • Students building social cohesion and collegial support with their peers.
    • Students have a personal resource library that is accessible at any WWW access point.
  • 7. http://www.microsoft.com/liveatedu/ At the beginning of 2010 every student will be given access to Microsoft Live@EDU suite. There seems to be huge potential to tackle different ways of working online. During 2010 Live@EDU will be “linked” with AARNET and materials will not be subject to download quota.
  • 8. Leveraging
    • Using Skydrive as sharing site for large assignments (video, photographic, digital media, etc)
    • Using Live Spaces as a collaborative or personal site building (publishing) suite.
    • Live Spaces a personal blog site.
    • Calendar and email tools can be used as student groups adopt better project management strategies for collaborative assignments.
  • 9. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com You need to create an account first
  • 10. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com Starting a new site is this easy
  • 11. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com Select your style and enter some details
  • 12. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com Collaboration and sharing is a breeze.
  • 13. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com/site/flexilearningsample … and within seconds you have a site you can start editing.
  • 14. Web Publishing (some alternatives) WordPress.com is another option with many powerful features yet still easy to use.
  • 15. Web 2.0 Tools
  • 16. Web 2.0 Tools Thousands of web-based applications exist and more are added daily. Learning to select and adapt to different tools is a key competency in the networked world.