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Collaborative Learning Tools and Practices Steven Parker TAFE  Teaching & Learning Initiatives
What we’ll talk about… <ul><li>Continual Change and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Networking People to Share Learni...
Continual Change Alvin Toffler -  http://tinyurl.com/35bebu
Networking People, Sharing pedagogy and Teaching Tools – Group Learning Practices http:// sparker.wikispaces.com/Group+Lea...
Why Blog? - Personal Publishing to the Network <ul><li>… Make it personally meaningful… </li></ul><ul><li>'teachers have k...
The Benefits of blogs in education <ul><li>Personalised online communication tool to suit a variety of learning styles </l...
Blog Examples in Education <ul><li>One of the great aspects of blogging is being able to comment on your students work for...
Wiki’s – Collaborative Publishing Tools <ul><li>Definition: What is a Wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a website that all...
Wiki Examples <ul><li>Collaborative Class wiki,  example of a well developed wiki check out what the kids at FlatPlanet ha...
RSS – Sharing ideas and learning http:// sparker.wikispaces.com/Intro+to+RSS
Blogger.com and Wikispaces.com Workshops  (11-12pm or 12-1pm) <ul><li>Participants will work through activity sheets to: <...
Thanks for listening! <ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog:  www.networklearning.blogspot.com </li></ul>...
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Let’s Share IT - which will be held on Friday 29 June 2007 at the Telstra Stadium
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    1. 1. Collaborative Learning Tools and Practices Steven Parker TAFE Teaching & Learning Initiatives
    2. 2. What we’ll talk about… <ul><li>Continual Change and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Networking People to Share Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Students – Remaining Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Information Flow within Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs - Personal Publishing Tools - Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s – Collaborative Publishing Tools -Examples </li></ul>
    3. 3. Continual Change Alvin Toffler - http://tinyurl.com/35bebu
    4. 4. Networking People, Sharing pedagogy and Teaching Tools – Group Learning Practices http:// sparker.wikispaces.com/Group+Learning Lets Share IT – Start with People first – then look at Technology WEB 2.0
    5. 5. Why Blog? - Personal Publishing to the Network <ul><li>… Make it personally meaningful… </li></ul><ul><li>'teachers have known for a long time that students develop better communication skills when they are authentically communicating. A number of educators are helping their students developing their writing skills by having them publish their work as blogs, and then invite comments from people in the outside.' http://classblogmeister.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Management that enables people to adopt new technologies and practices rather than controls </li></ul><ul><li>Systemisation of learning and innovation, Blogs and wikis are key tools </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Benefits of blogs in education <ul><li>Personalised online communication tool to suit a variety of learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially inspiring, engaging learning and assessment tool </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime access to and publishing of media, text, video, photos </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime, anywhere access to view and record journal entries for reflection and assessment </li></ul>
    7. 7. Blog Examples in Education <ul><li>One of the great aspects of blogging is being able to comment on your students work for example: 'The Gong Media Student Blog' ( http://tinyurl.com/yqwva8 ) and colleagues work 'Learning without borders blog' ( http:// tinyurl.com/yrpfrd ) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// networklearning.blogspot.com - my personal professional using http://Blogger.com . </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing media – Video, Podcast http://sparker.blip.tv </li></ul><ul><li>Trades blog, used by Metal Fabrications teachers for professional development and pulling together resources. http:// metaledblog.blogspot.com / </li></ul>
    8. 8. Wiki’s – Collaborative Publishing Tools <ul><li>Definition: What is a Wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, and edit content.] A collaborative technology for organizing information on Web sites, the first wiki (WikiWikiWeb) was developed by Ward Cunningham in the mid-1990s. Wikis allow for linking among any number of pages, to add, change or update content. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for mass collaborative authoring. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, is one of the best known wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>(From: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki .) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces.com provides a free, online service to teachers and students which allows them to work together using a Wiki to create, edit, collate and present information. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Wiki Examples <ul><li>Collaborative Class wiki, example of a well developed wiki check out what the kids at FlatPlanet have created at http:// flatplanet.wikispaces.com / . It may give you some ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism and Hospitality Professional Pratice wiki http://thed.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Ilawarra Institute eLearning research wiki http://tafeonline07.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Personal professional portfolio wiki http:// sparker.wikispaces.com , http://jokay.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
    10. 10. RSS – Sharing ideas and learning http:// sparker.wikispaces.com/Intro+to+RSS
    11. 11. Blogger.com and Wikispaces.com Workshops (11-12pm or 12-1pm) <ul><li>Participants will work through activity sheets to: </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the possible use of blogs in education (30 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own blog site (Personal learning environment) </li></ul><ul><li>Publish blog entries </li></ul><ul><li>Publish engaging multimedia, video, animations etc, in your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Gain an understanding of Blogs and how they can be used for knowledge sharing and collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the possible use of wikis in education (30 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to edit a Wikipage using Wikispaces. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to setup a Wikispace for personal or educational use. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore strategies for using Wikis with learners. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Thanks for listening! <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.networklearning.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: www.sparker.wikikspaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Video blog: www.sparker.blip.tv </li></ul>
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