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Examining the implications of Web 2.0 in education.

Examining the implications of Web 2.0 in education.

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  • 1. Web 2.0
    • User-generated content
    • Community of learners
    • Can challenge the ‘fixities’ of traditional education
    • Easy collaboration
    • Sharing with global audience
    • 24/7 information resource
    • Ability to show learning in many different ways
  • 2. Key characteristics
    • Presence – users develop an online identity, profile or avatar.
    • Modification – Web 2.0 spaces can be personalized, spaces can be linked (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr)
    • User generated content – content is created by community of users. Web 2.0 users are producers and consumers .
    • Social participation – Web 2.0 spaces invite participation: receiving feedback and developing content.
  • 3. Educational rationale for Web 2.0
    • Claim
    • Many students already engage in web 2.0 practices
    • Web2.0 promotes knowledge sharing
    • Developing new practices to be used in their future
    • Enjoyable, engaging and motivational for learners and teachers
    • Counter-Claim
    • Digital divide- many students don’t have access to these practices
    • Most young people’s online practices are repetitive and limited in ambition
    • Web 2.0 may be trivial and unproductive
    • Children, parents& teachers may have had a negative experience and find it hard
  • 4. Educational rationale con’t.
    • Claim
    • Involve new literacy practices, real & meaningful experiences
    • Risks & opportunities of life online can be explored through engaging with Web 2.0
    • Give voice to participants & offer new possibilities for social engagement & citizenship
    • Collaboration & criticality can be developed
    • Davies, Julia, and Guy Merchant. Web 2.0 for Schools . 1st ed. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009. Print.
    • Counter-claim
    • Literacy is important & being eroded by new media
    • Potential dangerous place – need to protect students
    • Create an illusory sense of social engagement & actually create passive citizens
    • Creates isolated techno-subjects who use internet for vanity publishing and recycling old ideas.
  • 5. Web 2.0 tools
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Podcasts
    • Social Networking
    • Social Bookmarking
    • YouTube
    • Flickr
    • RSS Feed Reader
  • 6. Blogs: constructivist, part of the body of knowledge on www, expands walls of classroom, archives learning, supports different learning styles, creates expertise in field of study, teaches new literacies
  • 7.  
  • 8. Novel studies
  • 9. Wikis: a website where anyone can edit anything anytime. It is collaborative construction.
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  • 13. Flickr: visual literacy, folksonomy, find affinity groups, publish student work, start online discussions around images, merges Google maps and Google Earth
  • 14. RSS Reader: aggregator, let all the news come to you, make it specific or general to track the blogosphere.
  • 15. Social bookmarking: a librarian’s best friend.
    • Bookmarks available anywhere anytime
    • Find like minded users and share bookmarks
    • Folksonomies and tagging
    • Create groups and lists to organize bookmarks
    • Makes managing and finding bookmarks easy
    • See annotated bookmarks
    • Highlight webpages and make sticky notes
    • Create archives with snapshots for PDFs, username & password protected sites
    • Create tag clouds and tagrolls to embed in your blog
    • Close gap between library and patrons.
    • synergy
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  • 18. Delicious
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  • 20. Implications of a digital environment
    • New literacies: not just reading and writing
    • Consumers of web must be editors and readers
    • Must model ways of learning, creating and sharing online
    • Fair use issues and copyright must be taught ( www.creativecommons.org )
    • Collaboration in virtual spaces
    • Need to provide our students with skills to manage information they consume
  • 21. Shifts in education
    • Open content
    • Many teachers, 24/7 learning
    • Meaningful knowledge through social and collaborative work
    • Teaching is a conversation, not a lecture – ideas are the starting point
    • Knowing where to look
    • Must be critical consumers; reading more active
    • The web as a repository
    • Writing encompasses more than text
    • The product, not the test shows learning
    • Contribution is the goal, not completion
    • Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classrooms . 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 208. Print.