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Web 2point0

  1. 1. Web 2.0: turning passive learners into active learners By Jonathan Civitella M.Ed. Technology in Education Lesley University Created for International School of Trieste INSET March 19, 2010
  2. 2. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Term coined by O’Reilly Media in 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business  Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users as co-developers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harnessing collective intelligence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open Source software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 versus Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading  Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies  Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Owning  Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wires  Wireless </li></ul></ul>Web 2.0: An Introduction
  3. 4. <ul><li>“ Today's [digital learners] brains are shaped by various information streams… constantly popping and sparking and competing for attention” ( Susan Blackmore, Ph.D in Psychology, Oxford University ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Young people (ages 8-18) mainline electronic media for more than six hours a day, on average” ( Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Students attitudes towards learning and their own self-concept improved consistently when computers were being used” ( Jay Sivin-Kachala research study 1998 ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ [computer usage] Maximizes student reflection and encourages progressive thought, taking multiple perspectives, and independent thinking” ( Scardamalia & Bereiter’s CSILE studies 1996 ) </li></ul>Web 2.0: Studies Have Shown…
  4. 5. Web 2.0: +/- <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extends learning (school to home) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grabs/holds attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevance (utilizing their tools) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalization (individual education) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus (technology over education) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependency (reliable resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power shift (teacher to community) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credibility (objective or subjective) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disposition/Social (introvert over extrovert) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Native versus Digital Immigrant (student versus teacher) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students learn at their own pace, wherever and whenever they want (put iPods to good use) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide supplemental information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-secondary preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay connected/informed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create original audio content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free audio editor and recorder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Operation Bernhard </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Utilize existing content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes U </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>free educational media </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Introduction to Spanish </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Web 2.0: Podcasting
  6. 8. <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration (student  student; student  teacher; teacher  teacher) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer to peer editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create/edit original written content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWorks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free online collaboration forum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Colleagues building an educational database </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Web 2.0: Wiki’s
  7. 9. <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloom’s categories (analysis; synthesis; etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessments for learning (help students learn) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WebQuest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guiding questions & Internet links </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Visiting the BBC WWI Web site (i.e. text; flash; simulations) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessments of learning (verify achievement) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ePortfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of evidence (online) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Upload compare/contrast paper on George Orwell’s novels </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Web 2.0: Assessments
  8. 10. <ul><li>eReading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kindle; iPad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Touchscreen tablets; multifunction handheld devices providing online text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Convenience; cost effective; ability to revise and update </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TeenSecondLife, Quest Atlantis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educationally oriented; safe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Population of virtual world users 186 million today  640 million by 2015 ( Strategy Analytics ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>eLearning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard; Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distant learning; Web enabled classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility; increased access; builds digital literacy skills </li></ul></ul></ul>Future of Education
  9. 11. <ul><li>Rework lesson to incorporate Web 2.0 </li></ul>Web 2.0: Closing Activity
  10. 12. <ul><li>“ History is a race between education and catastrophe.” – H.G. Wells </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>ONLINE EDUCA December 2-4, 2009, Berlin, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Debate - Technology and social software is damaging student’s minds and undermining the benefits of traditional methods of learning (view debate ) </li></ul><ul><li>Video - We Are The People Movie (educational reform, directed by Lord Puttnam – view video ) </li></ul>Further Information
  12. 14. <ul><li>De Ferranti, David. Closing the Gap in Education and Technology . Washington DC: The World Bank, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>McHugh, Josh. &quot;Connecting to the 21st-Century Student&quot;. Edutopia. October, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>O'Reilly, Tim. &quot;What Is Web 2.0&quot;. O'Reilly Media. September 3, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Prensky, Marc. &quot;Shaping Tech for the Classroom&quot;. Edutopia. December/January, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Schacter, John. &quot;The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement&quot;. 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Smart, Maya. &quot;In One Ear: iTunes U Puts iPods to Good Use&quot;. Edutopia. October 10, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Stiggins, Rick. Student-Involved Assessment For Learning . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Yoder, Maureen. &quot;Five classroom tech trends to watch&quot;. Lesley University. March 10th, 2010 </li></ul>References