Using Web2.0 in Teaching

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LSE Teaching & Learning workshop, January 2008, presented by Jane & Matt from the Centre for Learning Technology

LSE Teaching & Learning workshop, January 2008, presented by Jane & Matt from the Centre for Learning Technology

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  • 1. Using Web 2.0 in Teaching Matt Lingard & Jane Secker Centre for Learning Technology
  • 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stabilo-boss/93136022/
  • 3. What are they? Potential Uses for Teaching
  • 4. What are blogs?
    • Journal-style personal websites with comments from visitors
    • Easy-to-update » easy to publish
    • Web 2.0 / social software
  • 5. Blog Characteristics
    • Messages or posts
    • Journal format / reverse chronology
    • Use of categories (tags)
    • Comment ing open to readers
    • Use of links
    • RSS Feeds >>
    • Single or multiple author
    • Personal / Corporate / Institutional
  • 6. Blogs and learning
    • Blogs develop thinking & writing skills
    • Blogs are good for reflection
    • Blogs are good for sharing resources
    • Blogs allow progress & development to be tracked over time
    • Blogs are usually one author, with comments from others so allow discussion
  • 7. Blogs at LSE
    • If you wish to set up your own blog
    • CLT Hosted blogs for teaching purposes
    • External providers
      • WordPress
      • Blogger
  • 8. Example Blogs
    • http://www.intute.ac.uk/socialsciences/blog/ Intute Social Sciences Blog. Includes details of new resources in the social sciences which may be useful for your teaching
    • http:// blog.aluxtel.com / Aluxtel - IS471 Boot Camp. Blog used as part of a Group Project by students
    • http:// augmentation.blogspot.com / A blog maintained by two lecturers in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland on the use of ICTs in politics teaching
    • http://elearning.lse.ac.uk/blogs/clt CLT Team Blog – Sharing Resources, conference reports etc
    • http://elearning.lse.ac.uk/blogs/socialsoftware/ LASSIE Project blog – used for reflection, for feedback on a research project
  • 9. The Warwick blogs
    • Social content like Facebook
    • Also academic and course related (and everything in between)
    • Students can post anything (within guidelines and regulations)
    • Can be searched by words, individuals or courses
    • Leeds and Brighton have adopted the same approach should LSE?
  • 10. Wikis - collaboration
  • 11. Wikis in Education
    • Wikipedia models
      • Multi-page, multi-author
      • Collection of Individuals’ pages
    • Group Projects & Reports
    • E-portfolios – collection & reflection
    • Documenting (Research) projects
  • 12. Social Bookmarking
    • Allows you to share: internet favorites, online resources, books and journal articles
    • Tagging to organise resources
    • Numerous tools available:
  • 13.
    • A way to share internet favourites or bookmarks online
    • Accessible from anywhere
    • Tagging facilitates resource discovery and allows customised lists to be built
    • Del.icio.us is very flexible and tags can be put onto web pages
    • Can also build a network
    • Teaching examples from LASSIE project and from Institute of Education
  • 14.
    • A personal reference management tool for storing and sharing your books and journals articles
    • Uses tagging to organise your papers
    • Can be used for resource discovery
    • Can be used to create a reading list for students
    • Doesn’t currently support export to Endnote
    • Free!
  • 15.
    • Developed by Harvard Law School for creating online ‘ playlists ’ or reading lists see my example
    • Can add all sorts of different resources: internet sites, PDFs, books, journal articles
    • Good for resource discovery: uses tagging
    • Free!
  • 16. Media Sharing
    • User-generated content
      • Images, Video, Slides
    • Organise, Share, Find
    • Includes Commenting, Tagging & more
  • 17. Web 2.0 in Moodle
    • Wiki
    • Blogs
    • Web 2.0 elements
      • e.g. Glossary has commenting, keywords (tagging) & ratings
  • 18. Group discussion
    • Identify possible uses for web 2.0 services in your LSE teaching
    • Any reservations?
  • 19. Thank You Centre for Learning Technology http://www.clt.lse.ac.uk Workshop links: http://del.icio.us/LSECLT/workshop.teaching2.0