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Teaching and Learning with Blogs Meredith Farkas Head of Instructional Initiatives Kreitzberg Library
Written  lecture notes Discussion forums Assignments Quizes
 
Lost in translation?
Lost in translation?
So what is Web2.0?
Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
More than just technology <ul><li>Age of participation </li></ul><ul><li>The wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Social con...
Blogs in the  Online Classroom
 
drupal.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why blogs?
Familiar medium <ul><li>133 million blogs indexed by Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>42% of bloggers 18-34 </li></ul><ul><li>...
Faculty communication with students
Builds student sense of ownership over the medium
Community-building
Community-building
Reflective Learning
Reflective Learning
Reflective Learning
Discussion and debate
Discussion and debate
Discussion and debate
Writing in public
Writing in public
Everyone is teacher and learner
Blogs can… <ul><li>Promote critical and reflective thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Enable collaboration and knowledge-sharing <...
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  1. 1. Teaching and Learning with Blogs Meredith Farkas Head of Instructional Initiatives Kreitzberg Library
  2. 2. Written lecture notes Discussion forums Assignments Quizes
  3. 4. Lost in translation?
  4. 5. Lost in translation?
  5. 6. So what is Web2.0?
  6. 7. Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
  7. 8. Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  8. 9. More than just technology <ul><li>Age of participation </li></ul><ul><li>The wisdom of crowds </li></ul><ul><li>Social constructivism </li></ul>
  9. 10. Blogs in the Online Classroom
  10. 12. drupal.org
  11. 19. Why blogs?
  12. 20. 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>
  13. 21. Faculty communication with students
  14. 22. Builds student sense of ownership over the medium
  15. 23. Community-building
  16. 24. Community-building
  17. 25. Reflective Learning
  18. 26. Reflective Learning
  19. 27. Reflective Learning
  20. 28. Discussion and debate
  21. 29. Discussion and debate
  22. 30. Discussion and debate
  23. 31. Writing in public
  24. 32. Writing in public
  25. 33. Everyone is teacher and learner
  26. 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>
  27. 35. Thanks!
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