Teaching and Learning with Drupal

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Talk for Computers in Libraries, April 2010

Teaching and Learning with Drupal

  1. 1. Teaching and Learning with Drupal Meredith Farkas Norwich University
  2. 2. Written lecture notes Discussion forums Assignments Quizes
  3. 4. Lost in translation?
  4. 5. Lost in translation?
  5. 6. Web 2.0 ideas for the classroom <ul><li>Age of participation </li></ul><ul><li>The wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Social constructivism </li></ul>
  6. 7. Drupal in the Online Classroom
  7. 9. drupal.org
  8. 16. Why blogs?
  9. 17. Familiar medium <ul><li>133 million blogs indexed by Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>42% of bloggers 18-34 </li></ul><ul><li>77.7 million unique visitors to blogs vs. 41 million to Facebook (in May 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>New types of blogging: in MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2008 http://technorati.com/blogging/feature/state-of-the-blogosphere-2008/ </li></ul>
  10. 18. Faculty communication with students
  11. 19. Builds student sense of ownership over the medium
  12. 20. Community-building
  13. 22. Community-building
  14. 23. Reflective Learning
  15. 24. Reflective Learning
  16. 25. Reflective Learning
  17. 26. Discussion and debate
  18. 27. Discussion and debate
  19. 28. Discussion and debate
  20. 29. Writing in public
  21. 30. Writing in public
  22. 31. Writing in public
  23. 32. Writing in public
  24. 33. Everyone is teacher and learner
  25. 34. Blogs can… <ul><li>Promote critical and reflective thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Enable collaboration and knowledge-sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Create an informal environment for student discussion and community-building </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage dialogue and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to teach as well as learn and co-construct their learning experience </li></ul>
  26. 35. Thanks!
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