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    Communications, blogs, wikis, social networking (orkney) Communications, blogs, wikis, social networking (orkney) Presentation Transcript

    • Communicationsdiscussion and reflectionBlogs, Wikis and Social Networking
    • • People expect to be able to work, learn,and study whenever and wherever theywant.• The world of work is increasinglycollaborative, giving rise to reflectionabout the way student projects arestructured.2011 Horizon Report – Key Trends
    • Benefits of blogs, wikis and social networksSocial Media applications can be easily accessed online using a browserModernises the curriculum with many already being used by young people -Can communicate with students outside class timeIncreases choice and the scope for personalisation & learner autonomyImproves possibilities for deeper & reflective learningSupports collaboration & communication (tutor to student & student tostudent)Largely free or very inexpensive & inherently scalable
    • Blogs• Online journal•Easy to update• Chronological posts (searchable)• Other media can be easily incorporated (e.g.video or images)• Commenting facility• Excellent tool to encourage reflection• Records distance travelled• A good tool for building up evidence
    • Reflectionhttp://blogs.yis.ac.jp/17hongs/ - Simple reflection on class activitieshttp://blogs.yis.ac.jp/17larssona/ - blog reflecting on his drama performanceDocumentinghttp://jokke-svin.dk/the-connected-poster-by-barq/Researchhttp://www.freetech4teachers.com/http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/http://www.lifehacker.comhttp://jamiehalvorson.wordpress.com/Blogs
    • WIKIs• Website which can be edited collaboratively• A range of media can be incorporated (text,video, images, hyperlinks)• All editing is recorded and easy to revert tothe previous version of the wiki• Good for group activities as changes can bedocumented and thought processes recorded
    • www.wikispaces.com• Login using passwords provided• Use the discussion section• Inform of update and reasons
    • • Social media is the use of we-based and mobiletechnologies to turn communication into interactivedialogue.• Social Media enables social interaction, using highlyaccessible and scalable communication techniques.• Social network: Community of people who share interestsand/or activities, or who are interested in exploring theinterests and activities of others.Social Networking
    • • Answering questions• Notifications• Discussion• CollaborationTwitter• Keyword searching• Access to field expertsOther uses100 ways to use twitter in education• http://bit.ly/ZmvYXI
    • Useful for collaboration• Group tools• Notifications, Discussion, Polling, File sharingimg: blog.sfaranda.comFacebook• Social network• Make connections• Share information/interests• Strengthen student teacher relationships101 Ways to use facebook in the classroomhttp://bit.ly/1a4MoaAlways updated guide to Facebook privacyhttp://bit.ly/lPAzWO