Education Wants To Be Free

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Dave & Mike demonstrate how to use free, online content and tools for educational purposes. They demonstrate how to build a blog, discuss copyright issues, and show off user-generated content sites like Flickr and YouTube.

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Education Wants To Be Free

  1. 1. Education Wants to Be Free Dave Cooksey Mike Zarro Mayor’s Council on Literacy 2009 Technology Conference Philadelphia Community College May 8, 2009
  2. 2. Session Goals ‣ Have knowledge of various online resources ‣ Examine the use of other’s content ‣ Discuss copyright | Creative Commons ‣ Understand contributing content to social sites ‣ Create an e-learning resource
  3. 3. Dave Cooksey Founder & Principal Consultant saturdave UX Consulting Affiliations ‣ Chair of PhillyCHI, the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI ‣ Information Architecture Institute (IAI) ‣ American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Education ‣ M.S. Information Systems, Drexel University ‣ M.A. Political Science, University of Illinois Previous Work Experience ‣ GSI Commerce, Inc.: User Experience Lead; Information Architect ‣ LandAmerica Financial Group: (Web) Application Developer
  4. 4. Mike Zarro Information Architect and Digital Librarian gsi interactive Affiliations ‣ PhillyCHI, the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI ‣ Information Architecture Institute (IAI) ‣ American Library Association Education ‣ M.S. Library & Information Systems, Drexel University ‣ B.A. History, The George Washington University Previous Work Experience ‣ Bryn Mawr College: Web Developer and Designer ‣ Animation Technologies: User Experience Engineer ‣ University of Pennsylvania: Web Developer & Project Lead
  5. 5. Building a Web Site for Education “Computers, B&W” by Kevin Zollman - Taken from Flickr on May 8, 2009: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36144637@N00/159627089/
  6. 6. Content & Tool Providers A mix of corporate, educational, and government institutions: ‣ Google (YouTube, Blogger) ‣ Yahoo! (Delicious, Flickr) ‣ The Library of Congress (Photo sets) ‣ Open University (Learning Space)
  7. 7. Creating an E-Learning Resource Over the course of this presentation, we will create this website: http://mcol2009.blogspot.com ‣ Website ‣ Hosted at Blogger ‣ Content ‣ Open University (United Kingdom) ‣ Flickr ‣ YouTube ‣ Delicious
  8. 8. For the Educator ‣ Relatively simple tools ‣ Engaging ‣ New and fresh content ‣ Takes learning outside the classroom
  9. 9. For the Student ‣ Students are extremely comfortable on the Web (generally) ‣ Encourages collaboration & transparency ‣ Serendipity ‣ Fun?
  10. 10. The Four Cs of Online Content ‣ Compelling ‣ Creative ‣ Collaborative ‣ Cost-Free
  11. 11. Step 1: Create a Site
  12. 12. Blogger – Setup 1. Name Blog 2. Design Blog
  13. 13. Blogger – New Post 3. Compose 4. Edit HTML: you can cut & paste image and video code. 5. Publish: or save for later editing
  14. 14. Step 2: Content
  15. 15. Flickr – Homepage http://www.flickr.com/tour/
  16. 16. Flickr – Photostream Search Photo Sets Copyright Info
  17. 17. Flickr – Photo Collections Photo Sets
  18. 18. Flickr – Photo Sets Select a Photo
  19. 19. Flickr – Photo Share Photo Things you can do with this photo Notes & Comments Tags
  20. 20. Flickr – Sharing a Photo Copy & paste to your website
  21. 21. YouTube - Video Embed Code
  22. 22. YouTube - Customization Customization Options
  23. 23. Delicious Join or Sign In (with a Yahoo! account) Search
  24. 24. Delicious - RSS Feed RSS Feed User submitted links Related Tags
  25. 25. Blogger - Add RSS Feed Click add gadget to show a pop-up page of tools.
  26. 26. Blogger - Add RSS Feed from to the Menu Add the RSS gadget
  27. 27. Open University This is a class from the Learning Space. We will link to an article used in their readings for week 2.
  28. 28. Open University - Class
  29. 29. Altogether Now...
  30. 30. Putting It All Together - 1
  31. 31. Putting It All Together - 2
  32. 32. Putting It All Together - 3
  33. 33. A Word About Copyright...
  34. 34. ...and Creative Commons Licensing
  35. 35. Resources “Computer Technology Fortune” by Dean Johnson - Taken from Flickr on May 8, 2009: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanj/2398424227/
  36. 36. Resources Blogger ‣ http://www.blogger.com/ Flickr ‣ http://www.flickr.com/ YouTube ‣ http://www.youtube.com/ Open University Learning Space ‣ http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
  37. 37. More Resources Google sites, create websites and wikis ‣ http://www.google.com/sites/help/intl/en/overview.html MIT Opencourseware ‣ http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm iTunes U ‣ http://www.apple.com/education/guidedtours/itunesu.html TED talks on YouTube ‣ http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
  38. 38. That’s All, Folks! Mike Zarro Dave Cooksey mikezarro.com saturdave UX Consulting 713 Pine Street 1R Philadelphia, PA 19106 +1.215.219.8960 dave@saturdave.com mzarro@gmail.com

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