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Talk for Computers in Libraries, April 2010

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    Teaching and Learning with Drupal Teaching and Learning with Drupal Presentation Transcript

    • Teaching and Learning with Drupal Meredith Farkas Norwich University
    • Written lecture notes Discussion forums Assignments Quizes
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    • Lost in translation?
    • Lost in translation?
    • Web 2.0 ideas for the classroom
      • Age of participation
      • The wisdom of crowds
      • Social constructivism
    • Drupal in the Online Classroom
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    • drupal.org
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    • Why blogs?
    • Familiar medium
      • 133 million blogs indexed by Technorati
      • 42% of bloggers 18-34
      • 77.7 million unique visitors to blogs vs. 41 million to Facebook (in May 2008)
      • New types of blogging: in MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
      • Source: Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2008 http://technorati.com/blogging/feature/state-of-the-blogosphere-2008/
    • Faculty communication with students
    • Builds student sense of ownership over the medium
    • Community-building
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    • Community-building
    • Reflective Learning
    • Reflective Learning
    • Reflective Learning
    • Discussion and debate
    • Discussion and debate
    • Discussion and debate
    • Writing in public
    • Writing in public
    • Writing in public
    • Writing in public
    • Everyone is teacher and learner
    • Blogs can…
      • Promote critical and reflective thinking
      • Enable collaboration and knowledge-sharing
      • Create an informal environment for student discussion and community-building
      • Encourage dialogue and debate
      • Encourage students to teach as well as learn and co-construct their learning experience
    • Thanks!