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This slideshow describes how a teacher can use the Internet and it's various services such as blogs, podcasts, screencasts to enable better teaching and learning.

This slideshow describes how a teacher can use the Internet and it's various services such as blogs, podcasts, screencasts to enable better teaching and learning.

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    • Internet And New Media For Teaching Parag Shah Freeman Murray
    • Agenda ● Learning... before and now ● The shift ● The problem and some solutions ● How the Internet can help us ● Summary
    • Why The Shift? ● Half life of knowledge is 18 months – Students will have to deal with totally new knowledge when they start work – Teachers have a hard time keeping up with new advancements in their fields ● People play multiple roles in their career ● Information is available in abundance on the net ● The Internet has made learning interactions possible
    • How Do We Adapt To The Shift ? ● Free Teachers Time So They Can Update Themselves ● Teach Students How To Learn ● Help Create A Culture Of Participatory Networked Learning ● Create a Learning Trail
    • Perhaps The Internet Can Help Us ● The Internet is responsible for this mess... It is right that it gets us out of it as well... – The Internet is an ever adapting source of information – The Internet is the world's water cooler ● Synchronous and asynchronous – The Internet is a hosting platform ● Information ● Applications
    • Books And The Net ● Books are good but they do not get published as fast as they should be ● We cannot talk to books ● We cannot change a book after it has been published ● Books have a high carbon footprint ● We still need books... but we also need the net
    • Internet Tools ● Blogs ● Podcasts ● Twitter ● Delicious ● Wiki ● Online course management
    • Blogs quot;A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world.quot; -- Blogger.com IT IS REALLY WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE
    • Blogging For Teachers And Students ● It is a micro publishing platform – It is your own personal academic journal ● It is a network – Connect with your peers ● It is your learning trail ● A space where teachers and students participate and collaborate in th process of learning
    • Some Actionable Items ● Start reading blogs – Subscribe to blogs in Google Reader ● Participate in the conversation ● Write your own blog – Free hosting / self hosting – Maintain the schedule
    • Podcasts A podcast is a series of digital media files, usually digital, audio, or video, that is made available for download via web syndication. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast
    • How Can We Use Podcasts ? ● Listen to podcasts to keep updated – Good use of time ● Make some course content (especially fundamental principles) available as podcasts ● Student can convert their presentations into podcasts to create a learning trail
    • Some Actionable Items ● Search the Internet for interesting podcasts ● Subscribe to them in iTunes ● Listen to them on the comuter or on the go ● Record parts of course content and publish it as podcasts ● Search for audio resources that could offer extended learning to the students
    • Screencasting ● Screencasting is recording your screen with an intention to show “how to do something” ● Succeeds where words can fail ● Excellent tool for education
    • Screencasting ● Screencasting is recording your screen with an intention to show “how to do something” ● Succeeds where words can fail ● Excellent tool for education
    • Some actionable items ● Search relevant screencasts and use them in course work as supplementary artifacts ● Create screencasts wherever relevant ● Ask students to create screencasts instead of presentations wherever relevant
    • Twitter ● Microblogging platform ● Good for quick conversations, sharing links ● A teacher actually asked students to twit while they were in his class
    • Some Actionable Items ● Create a Twitter account ● Send out twits about what you learn, what's important to you, links, ... ● Join the conversations ● Good way to tap into the thoughts of some very brilliant thinkers
    • Delicious ● Delicious is social bookmarking ● Maintain your bookmarks on the net ● Share your bookmarks with students and peers
    • Wiki ● Blogs, podcasts, videos, links ● Notes, FAQs ● Best practices ● A wiki brings them together
    • Some Actionable Items ● Create a course wiki ● Add content – Dates – Relevant material – Notes – FAQ's – Setup instructions – Assignments
    • Course Management System vs. Wiki ● This is an open topic ● There are pros and cons ● Online course management – Secure – Good for accepting assignments and publishing grades ● Wiki – Open – Accessible to alumni and others ● Maybe we can use both
    • Course Management System vs. Wiki ● This is an open topic ● There are pros and cons ● Online course management – Secure – Good for accepting assignments and publishing grades ● Wiki – Open – Accessible to alumni and others ● Maybe we can use both
    • Summary ● The Internet is a global classroom ● New media can be used to – Share – Stay informed and connected ● Teachers and students participate in creating a culture of teaching and learning