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  • No handouts but you can see the presentation at SlideShare.net by searching on “Web 20 Workshop”
  • In Melanie Popa’s Biology lab, groups of students use wiki to create lab reports.In one of the study abroad program, students are collaborating on a wiki to assess the government, including the challenges, opposing parties, political events, and a comparison to the United States.
  • Looking along the left side of the screen and across the top, you can see that this professor is using the wiki almost like a course management system like Blackboard. It looks like he has been fine tuning it for some time. On his front page, the three boxes near the top of the screen are small Web-based applications called widgets which you can embed into a wiki or blog or other Web site. There are widgets that bring you news feeds, sports scores, weather reports. Of the 3 on this wiki, the one on the left is a news feed, the one in the middle allows students to post discussion remarks, and the one on the right takes you to some selected YouTube videos.One thing that is different about this example from the way you might want to use a wiki is that most of the content in this wiki was posted by the instructor as opposed to it being a student collaboration.
  • These applications differ from wikis in that they are not for creating a collection of related pages. Rather, they are for creating, editing, and producing a final document.What you can do with an online word processor:Have students work in groups to write a paper together
  • Lorna – 1. What do you think of showing this video about Google Docs?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA2. Is there a limit to file size?
  • Example of handout created for this workshop in Google Docs
  • Reflective journaling can be a powerful learning activity for students to synthesize experiential learning with the conceptual and theoretical learning they do in the classroom. Another thing you can do with a blog is have students research topics and publish their summaries to a blog. Once published, comments can be added by other students and even professionals in the field.
  • Kip Currier is a professor in Pitt’s Library Science program. He maintains this blog in conjunction with his teaching and research into copyright issues. It allows him to post and link to material that covers current issues in copyright. For example, when I checked it the other day, he had posted an article about the recently released iPad, Apple’s e-reader. Compared to a wiki, a blog is a more linear organization structure with the most current information always on top.
  • Lorna starts here.
  • Twittering offers some of the same benefits as blogging but less complex, takes less timeWhat you can do with Twitter: It’s great for language learning because the posting length limitations give students lots of opportunities for short postings (Scinicariello, 2008). An idea from a writing class is to have one student begin a story, another continue, and so on. (Parry, 2009)
  • This is a picture of my inbox on Outlook mail. That’s where I receive tweets but you can also have them sent to your cell phone.
  • What you can do with bookmarking: have students contribute and tag Web resources that contribute to a class project.
  • How you can share multimedia:Create short podcasts of preparatory material for lecturesUse image sharing sites for class repository of art work (Franklin and van Harmelen, 2007)
  • Goal: Present information on social work policy and research.Singer is a professor of Social Work at Temple University. Use the link below to get to a podcast about pediatric oncology social work:http://socialworkpodcast.blogspot.com/2010/01/pediatric-oncology-social-work.htmlAlso play Karen Courtney podcast.
  • You can use Google Calendar to post course activities, deadlines, due dates. Use Doodle to schedule meetings. Suggestion from 02/24/10 session: when2meet.com
  • Google Calendar functions just like the Outlook Calendar that most of us use. Calendars can be public or private. You can share your calendar with students. Students in the FastTrack program create separate calendars for each course, then blend them into one shared calendar.
  • Use these to hold meetings.
  • Call attention to:There is a whiteboard for sharing docs and demoing your desktopThere is a space for chatWhen you create a conference space, you can email invitationsYou can record the conference

Web 20 workshop Web 20 workshop Presentation Transcript

  • Teaching with Web 2.0
    Barbara Frey
    Lorna Kearns
  • Agenda
    Define Web 2.0
    Categorize applications
    Describe applications and present examples of educational use
    Identify issues for consideration
    Make recommendations
  • Web 2.0
    Second phase of World Wide Web enabling greater social and participatory use (Anderson, 2007)
    Sometimes used interchangeably with the term “social software”
    Angermeier, Markus. Web 2.0 universe map. Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Germany. Retrieved July 7, 2008 from http://kosmar.de/wp-content/web20map.png
  • Why Use for Instruction?
    Provides abundance of applications available to anyone with a browser
    Is easy to learn and use
    Extends your course management system
    Addresses diverse learning styles
  • Web 2.0 Categories
    Wikis and document sharing
    Blogging and microblogging
    Social bookmarking
    Multimedia sharing
    Time management
    Instructional and administrative uses
    Administrative uses
  • What’s a Wiki?
    Web-based groupware application for:
    • Creating, editing and hosting HTML pages
    • Version tracking
    • Page linking and organization
  • What You Can Do with a Wiki
    • Collaborative glossary for human anatomy class
    • Project case library for exemplary computer science student work, used across multiple class sections and multiple semesters
    • Repository for architecture course project descriptions for comment by peers and outside experts
    (Guzdial, Rick, and Kehoe, 2000)
  • Forestry 2554
    Wiki from undergraduate Forestry course at Virginia Tech
    Nature and American Values
  • What’s Document Sharing?
    Web-based document editor
    Enables collaborative editing
    Provides version tracking
  • What You Can Do with Document Sharing
    Have students collaborate on a group writing assignment
    Encourage students to keep a portfolio of their writing assignments across courses and semesters
  • What’s a Blog?
    Web log or journal to which you (and others) can post text, images, and hyperlinks
  • What You Can Do with Blogs
    Reflective journaling in professional education
    Medicine (Chretien, Goldman, and Faselis, 2008)
    Nursing (Epp, 2008)
  • Library and Information Science 2184
    Blog to support graduate level copyright course in Library Science program at Pitt
    Legal Issues in Information Handling: Copyright and Fair Use in the Digital Age
  • What’s a Microblog?
    Small pieces of digital content posted on the Web
    Text postings of 140 characters maximum
    Subscribers follow postings via instant messaging and/or cell phone
  • What You Can Do with Microblogs
    Continue class discussion outside of class
    Follow a professional journalist’s activities
    Have one student begin a story, another continue, and so on
    Follow news feeds on a developing public health issue
    (Parry, 2009)
    For language learning:
    Have students follow news feeds in target language
    Have students tweet in target language
    (Scinicariello, 2008)
  • Receiving Tweets
  • What is Social Bookmarking?
    Web-based application for storing, organizing, and sharing Web bookmarks
    Lorna’s Delicious bookmarks
    Barbara’s Scholar bookmarks
  • What You Can Do with Bookmarking
    Have students bookmark and tag Web resources that contribute to a class project
    Have students contribute and tag Web resources for their own research projects
    Review and provide feedback on bookmarks to help students evaluate usefulness of resources
    Share links to current news items that relate to classroom discussions
  • What is Multimedia Sharing?
    Web space to which people can post videos, photographs, slides, and podcasts
  • How You Can Share Multimedia
    Create short podcasts of preparatory material for lectures
    Tape lectures and deploy as podcasts
    Use podcasts for audio recordings of native speakers for language learning classes
    Create videos of lab procedures
    Use image sharing sites for class repository of art work to which you and other students can add comments and critiques
    Use Flickr Commons to find images that are available for free reuse
    (Franklin and van Harmelen, 2007)
  • Jonathan Singer Podcasts
  • SlideShare Example
  • What are Time Management Tools?
    Calendar sharing
    Group appointment scheduling
  • What You Can Do with Time Management Tools
    Post course activities, deadlines, due dates
    Schedule group
    Schedule lab
  • What are Conferencing Tools?
    Applications that use Voice over Internet Protocol
    Use as a telephone
    Use as Web conferencing tool
  • What You Can Do with Conferencing Tools
    Hold virtual office hours
    Conduct virtual recitation sessions
    Have students coordinate group work
  • You Are a Pioneer!
    Who owns the copyrights?
    Who makes the backups?
    Who provides technical support?
    Image: Gift of Australian Consolidated Press under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1985. Retrieved September 3, 2009 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/powerhouse_museum/2362700123/
  • Recommendations
    Consider how the tool supports your learning goals
    Learn about Web 2.0 technologies to see what they have to offer
    Experiment with short assignments
    Encourage students to communicate outside of class and experiment on their own
    Evaluate the effectiveness of the assignment
  • Questions?
  • Thank you!
    Barbara Frey: bafrey@pitt.edu
    Lorna Kearns: lrkearns@pitt.edu