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Classroom 2.0

  1. 1. Classroom 2.0 <ul><li>Using Web 2.0 applications in the classroom </li></ul>
  2. 2. Web 2.0? <ul><li>What is Web 2.0 & how does it differ from Web 1.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this simply jargon or can we define what is meant by Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>Before we try to answer these questions let’s take a look at how the web has evolved. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How the Web has changed <ul><li>The early web used HTML to define the the structure of web pages </li></ul><ul><li><html> </li></ul><ul><li><body> </li></ul><ul><li><h1>My First Heading</h1> </li></ul><ul><li><p>My first paragraph.</p> </li></ul><ul><li></body> </li></ul><ul><li><html> </li></ul><ul><li>As HTML evolved, form and content became inseparable. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Enter the extensible markup language (XML) <ul><li>XML separates form and content </li></ul><ul><li>XML tags label the meaning of a piece of data </li></ul><ul><li>This allows the data to be easily extracted and used by another application or service </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we mean by data? <ul><li>Text/Numeric </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>In a nutshell - user generated content </li></ul>
  6. 6. What can we do with this data? <ul><li>Store it in an online database </li></ul><ul><li>Edit it, Share it, Sell it </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with others </li></ul><ul><li>Build new data as a result of this collaboration </li></ul>
  7. 7. So what is Web 2.0? <ul><li>No precise definition available </li></ul><ul><li>Depends on who you ask </li></ul><ul><li>Web 1.0 - read only, static, user consume </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 - read/write, users participate </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web 2.0 Applications <ul><li>or simply WebApps </li></ul>
  9. 10. Why WebApps now? <ul><li>Open Source Software & cheap hardware make it easy for developers to start new projects </li></ul><ul><li>New browsers - Firefox, Furl </li></ul><ul><li>New & extended languages - AJAX </li></ul><ul><li>Best WebApps include search, content & community </li></ul>
  10. 11. Blogs <ul><li>or simply Web Logs </li></ul>
  11. 12. Blogs in Education <ul><li>Share Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect, Discuss, Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Diaries, Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter - What are you doing now? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tumblr - Mixed-media posts </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Photo Sharing <ul><li>flickr claims to host more than 3 billion images </li></ul>
  13. 14. Photos in Education <ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips/Surveying/Geotagging </li></ul><ul><li>Online stories about images </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss IP, Creative Commons </li></ul>
  14. 15. Videos in Education <ul><ul><li>Storyboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create online videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mix, re-mix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Wiki <ul><li>Hawaiian word for &quot;fast&quot; </li></ul>“ Nobody is as smart as everybody” Kevin Kelly, Executive Editor, Wired “ If you aggregate the ideas of a lot of people you can do things no one individual can do.”
  16. 17. Wikis in Education <ul><li>How can we use a Wiki? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing space for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate writing space for a class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place for a researchers to record data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record data from a lab session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a knowledge base </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. 50 Ways to Use Wikis for a More Collaborative and Interactive Classroom <ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/5upn7x </li></ul>
  18. 19. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Folksonomy - a classification systems that uses social tagging </li></ul>
  19. 20. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Store and share bookmarks on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Get to your bookmarks from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Share your bookmarks publicly </li></ul><ul><li>Find other people on who have interesting bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Form a group and share bookmarks </li></ul>
  20. 21. RSS <ul><li>aggregate feeds from many sites into one place </li></ul>
  21. 22. RSS <ul><li>Create bookmarks of Internet sites and syndicate these URLs </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to feeds from a researcher or a research community </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed from student blog, lecture subscribes </li></ul><ul><li>Create a “Start Page” and use RSS </li></ul>
  22. 23. Social Networks <ul><li>based on the concept of networks, nodes and links </li></ul>
  23. 24. Social Networks <ul><li>Creepy Treehouse Effect vs Walled Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Using Ning you can create your own social network for your class or department </li></ul><ul><li>Enable members to customise their pages </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>Photos, RSS, Videos, Blogs, Chat, Groups, Calendar </li></ul>
  24. 25. Office Suites <ul><li>Working Online </li></ul>
  25. 26. Google Apps & Zoho <ul><li>Zoho Vs Google </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail - email with less spam </li></ul><ul><li>Google Talk - IM and call your friends </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar - Organize your schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs - Share online documents </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites - Create websites </li></ul>
  26. 27. Other WebApps
  27. 28. Bibliographic Management <ul><li>Researchers use tools such as Endnote </li></ul><ul><li>Today we have a choice of Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>BibMe funded by Carnegie-Mellon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>good for students, easy to learn </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Bibliographic Management <ul><li>CiteULike - social bookmarking, aimed to promote and to develop the sharing of scientific references between researchers. </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea similar to CiteUlike however is aimed primarily at scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero is a free, open source extension for Firefox, enables users to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources. </li></ul>
  29. 30. My WebApps
  30. 31. My Classroom 2.0 <ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint </li></ul><ul><li>BibMe </li></ul>
  31. 32. Summary <ul><li>Many Web 2.0 apps for education </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a rich, engaging & exciting learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Users become information producers, not simply consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes student-centered learning </li></ul>
  32. 33. Is there a down side? <ul><li>Institutional Policy - Websense </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Management & Support </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Logins </li></ul><ul><li>Generation gap </li></ul><ul><li>More? </li></ul>

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