“ The use of ‘web2.0’ is not as common as we are often led to believe. The underpinning skills required for effective educational use of tools are often not developed enough. This leads to a number of observed phenomenon using such tools in education. ”
We can’t expect students to be able to use online tools and technology for their learning without (our?) help even if they use (some of) this stuff at school and at home.
I have been a regular and proficient user of IT (systems and hardware), but I have been astounded by the fact of how much I didn't know about blogs and wiki's. Its rather confusing to learn in other ways. setting up blogs is the hardest part. it took me ages to get up and running on myspace.
“ Everything is now … Reflection (the act of thought on our actions, motivations, experiences, and world events) is becoming a lost art . Deriving meaning no longer happens at a pause point . Meaning is derived in real time.” George Siemans (2006, p.74)
Siemans, G. (2006) “Knowing Knowledge”, Complexive inc.
Trust Please do not mind if i have changed your work on the Wiki, as i have heard that from other groups that their members have minded. I would be OK with this as long as someone told me first before they wanted to change something and explained the reasons why
Please if you copy pictures or quote things please put the website in the bibliography using the harvard referencing.
Offline Meetings We appear to be making little or no progress!!!! I believe that face-to-face communication may be more successful . May I also add that this module is about taking the communication tools that have been provided to us and to use them!
Blogs & Wiki's With blogs and wiki's You can air your views And pay your dues. Hope Things don't get too sticky. They're cropping up everywhere Down the hall and up the stairs If you're getting really worried Better say your prayers. In blogs & wikis; they gotta be quickies.
Yeah, it's real cool for to drool Over mantle of opinionated fool Cause with our blogs & wikis We have the necessary tools To be elaborate & free spirited. Well everyone knows that they're gifted But the emphasis has somehow shifted In expression that is wordy & descript A picturesque image may say as much But don't worry if it's all double dutch.