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Exploring Social Bookmarking

  1. 1. Exploring social bookmarking E-learning summer seminar series 2008 Roger Gardner
  2. 2. Session outline <ul><li>What is social bookmarking? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Some available tools </li></ul><ul><li>Uses in learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is social bookmarking?
  4. 4. First came Favourites …
  5. 5. Then things got social …
  6. 6. We could say that … Favourites + = Social bookmarking +
  7. 7. What can you do? STORE TAG SHARE ACCESS FROM ANY PC LINKED TO THE WEB
  8. 8. What tools are available? General Academic
  9. 9. And of course
  10. 10. How does it work? – the basics <ul><li>Register with SB service </li></ul><ul><li>Find a web link you wish to bookmark </li></ul><ul><li>Tag it with keywords </li></ul>
  11. 11. What are tags? <ul><li>Tags Keywords “associated with or assigned to a piece of information” (Wikipedia) </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomy “the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content. In contrast to traditional subject indexing, metadata is generated not only by experts but also by creators and consumers of the content. Usually, freely chosen keywords are used instead of a controlled vocabulary” (Wikipedia). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Types of tag PERSONAL FOR ANOTHER PERSON PERSONAL OFFICIAL (CONTROLLED ) PERSONAL
  13. 13. Tag clouds
  14. 14. Example1 SEARCH
  15. 15. Example 1 SELECT
  16. 16. Example 1 – Bookmarking in Diigo BOOKMARK TAG DESCRIBE CATEGORISE SHARE OR NOT! RSS FEEDS
  17. 17. Example 1 HIGHLIGHT AND COMMENT
  18. 18. Example 1 CREATE PRESENTATION FROM YOUR BOOKMARKS
  19. 19. Example 1 WHICH IS ANNOTATED ORDERED
  20. 20. Example 2 – Searching in Diigo SEARCH IN DIIGO SEE WHAT OTHERS HAVE TAGGED – NEW LEADS SEE OTHERS’ ANNOTATIONS CONNECT TO OTHERS WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS
  21. 21. Example 3 – Google bookmarks & notebook
  22. 22. Discuss how you /your students might use social bookmarking? RESEARCH LEARNING ACTIVITIES COLLABORATION PERSONAL POSSIBLE AREAS MIGHT INCLUDE:
  23. 23. Uses in learning and teaching Bloom’s revised taxonomy Anderson, L. W., & Krathwohl, D. R. (Eds.). (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching and assessing: A revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of educational objectives: Complete edition, New York : Longman.
  24. 24. Bloom’s taxonomy http://www.odu.edu/educ/roverbau/bloom/blooms_taxonomy.htm
  25. 25. When Diigo met Bloom <ul><li>Remembering : Recall information . Bookmark a resource for later retrieval. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding : Construct meaning from or explain material . Tag a resource and/or add a summary in the description box . </li></ul><ul><li>Applying : Use learned material in new and concrete situations. Create a collection ( list ) of tagged and annotated resources on a theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Analysing : Identify how parts relate to one another or to a larger structure/purpose. Highlight elements of a resource or use sticky notes to deconstruct component parts. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating : Make judgments based on criteria and standards through checking and critiquing . Use of sticky notes for annotation or comments in discussion forums . </li></ul><ul><li>Creating : Put elements together to form a coherent or functional whole. Construct a Webslide presentation of ordered/tagged/annotated resources. </li></ul><ul><li>http://rogergardner.wordpress.com/ </li></ul>
  26. 26. Issues ? <ul><li>Yet another tool! </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability – e.g. import / export </li></ul><ul><li>Size / nature of community e.g. Connotea primarily for the scientific community </li></ul><ul><li>Quality / Appropriateness of tags </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with formal classification systems? </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability / stability (caching?) </li></ul>
  27. 27. Questions ?
  28. 28. Further events <ul><li>http://tasterseries.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/ </li></ul><ul><li>Text messaging (SMS) for collaborative learning: reaching out and tuning in </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday 4 June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Using Skype and other web-conferencing tools to support off campus learners </li></ul><ul><li>Wednesday 18 June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: [email_address] </li></ul>

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