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  • UoB Easter School - web 2.0 and learning environments

    1. 1. Web 2.0: what is it good for? (Absolutely nothing?) University of Bristol Easter School, 2009
    2. 2. What are we talking about?
    3. 3. My words
    4. 4. My pictures
    5. 5. My video
    6. 6. My opinions
    7. 7. My friends
    8. 8. My colleagues
    9. 9. My every waking thought
    10. 10. My files and software
    11. 11. <ul><li>What are we talking about? Web 2.0 is… </li></ul><ul><li>My photos, blog posts, videos, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Comments and reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Socialising </li></ul><ul><li>Describing your social network </li></ul><ul><li>Audio, video and interactive content </li></ul><ul><li>Software online (cloud computing) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly, the web = Web 2.0 (= Facebook) </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Why might we use these tools in education? </li></ul><ul><li>Participation is engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody’s there anyway </li></ul><ul><li>Work as a distributed group </li></ul><ul><li>Any computer is my computer </li></ul><ul><li>Access to a wider audience … </li></ul><ul><li>… and to everyone else’s data </li></ul><ul><li>Network effects </li></ul><ul><li>It’s free … </li></ul><ul><li>… and better than institutional services </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>What are the issues? </li></ul><ul><li>Time and effort vs pay-off (for participants and for set-up and support) </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 => peer learning => less contact time? </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>IPR, privacy, data protection </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone’s there already … </li></ul><ul><li>… and if they are, why crash the party? </li></ul><ul><li>Convincing uses are often personal study, group working and distance learning. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Web 2.0 as a learning environment
    15. 15. Web 2.0 within your VLE
    16. 16. Aggregators and portals
    17. 17. <ul><li>Web 2.0 as a learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies within Blackboard (etc) or pulled in from outside </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregators and portals </li></ul><ul><li>Loose collections of tools (often focused on an individual rather than a thing) </li></ul>
    18. 18. Conferences: a loose collection
    19. 19. Socialising
    20. 20. Socialising
    21. 21. Using tags: following #BathCamp
    22. 22. Backchannel: following #jisc09
    23. 23. Backchannel Image of speakers at a conference with the babackchannel discussion projected behind them
    24. 24. Live coverage
    25. 25. Archiving: Video on Vimeo
    26. 26. Archiving: Presentations on SlideShare
    27. 27. Archiving: Documents on Scribd
    28. 28. <ul><li>Conferences: a loose collection </li></ul><ul><li>Before: prepare (what and who) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking (Facebook/Ning/Twitter) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>During: comment, coordinate, record </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow the conference “tag” on Delicious, Flickr, Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backchannel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After: archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube/Vimeo, SlideShare, Scribd </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. <ul><li>Everybody’s content </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Commons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/commons/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with other people’s data (APIs) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC Backstage - http://backstage.bbc.co.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guardian Open Platform - http://www.guardian.co.uk/open-platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Science Museum: Brought to life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google book search - http://books.google.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Gutenburg - http:// www.gutenberg.org/ </li></ul></ul>

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