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A Few Notes about Online Education

  1. 1. edu Online A few notes about online learning and the future of teaching TREBOR SCHOLZ Department of Culture & Media Studies Eugene Lang College, The New School last

  2. 2. http://globalnerdy.com/2007/07/23/kids-say-email-is-only-for-talking-to-the-man/ making classes more relevant to the interests and modes of communication used by students Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  3. 3. Seesmic Podcast Twitter Games Tweetworks Yammer Virtual Worlds Delicious Flickr content in many places Facebook YouTube How easy is it to find your content? Does it reside in places where your students gather? web page culture Blogs Social bookmarking Wikis Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  4. 4. Participation in New Social Media
  5. 5. 5 Competencies for Participation Literacy 1) Competence and skill to collaborate with peers in public 2) Critical evaluation of information sources 3) Capability to use instruments that enable collaboration 4) Playful experiments with new social media as a way of getting things done 5) Ability to effectively “socialize” your ideas
  6. 6. SELECTED TOOLS Facebook Pages, LinkedIn social networking service Blogs blogging Ning.com social networking, media sharing Twitter micro-blogging Tweetworks Tweetworks: Twitter threaded conversations Flickr photo YouTube video, media sharing Viddler.com -YouTube only short video -Viddler allows private video, large files Blip.tv -Vimeo- large files, bad for slides, great for live video Vimeo -Blip.tv high quality large video possible Tumblr Delicious social/bookmarking Seesmic video conversations (asynchronous) Profcast video casts/podcasts Slideshare sharing Seesmic conversation Zoho collaborative writing Google Reader RSS Technorati Search PbWiki wiki Voicethread audio and video conversation (asynchronous) Skype video conversations (synchronous) h6p://seriousgames.org
h6p://gamesforchange.org Games as “gateway” Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  7. 7. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=579416073383&ref=mf Open Office Hours on Facebook “Instructors set aside a few hours each week for students to drop by for conversation. These conversations can cover anything from a review of course content to the latest research findings or career advice.” Selected tools and services
  8. 8. Profcast to record lecture slides with audio (video casts) ScreenFlow to record computer screen (segments of DVDs, screen interaction) Selected tools and services
  9. 9. Video discussion of readings and hosting of guest speakers with Seesmic.tv Selected tools and services
  10. 10.    Twitter uchicagolaw: “Twitter allows us to give prospective students a bite-sized glimpse into what life here is like.” • Chat with your professor or other students after class • Collaborate on a project. Start a conversation thread. • In-class back channel • Follow the tweets of professionals • Share your teaching resources beyond the class room Selected tools and services selected from: http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2009/01/04/chronicle_hlp.html#comment52073
  11. 11. http://imlbeta.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/tempestentrance.jpg Multi-user Virtual Environment for Learning Games
solving Selected tools and services
  12. 12. Social networking sites for groups with NING Selected tools and services
  13. 13. Cataloguing Book cataloguing parties in faculty’s houses
  14. 14. http://librarything.com/ http://www.librarything.com/profile/trebor Selected tools and services
  15. 15. Core Commitments for Online Education 1) Underwriting students for the commons 2) Open web standards for distributed, participatory learning 3) Digital libraries, learning communities, free & open journals 4) Free software 5) Mobile learning 6) Update peer review for the 21. century Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  16. 16. Free and Open OpenOffice.orgis a multiplatform and multilingual Aviary Photo-editing, logos, web GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a Source office suite and an open- templates, filters, color freely distributed piece of source project. Compatible palettes, screen capture & software for such tasks as with all other major office more at Aviary.com photo retouching, image suites, the product is free to composition and image download, use, and distribute. authoring. It works on many Software operating systems, in many languages. Firefox The award-winning Miro is the free open-source VLC Plays more video files than Audacity is free, open source Web browser is now faster, video platform. most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, software for recording and more secure, and fully OGG, and more. editing sounds. It is available customizable to your online for Mac OS X, Microsoft life. With Firefox 2, weʼve Windows, GNU/Linux, and added powerful new features other operating systems. that make your online experience even better. Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  17. 17. Most of our content should be available to all. MIT faculty open access to their scholarly articles March 20, 2009 http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/open-access-0320.html http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm
  18. 18. OpenCourseWare: Toward a Culture of Sharing Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  19. 19. http://sharewidely.org/ SHARE WIDELY tool to share and collaboratively build syllabi Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  20. 20. http://beta.selfplatform.eu/
  21. 21. http://firstmonday.org/ http://ijlm.net/ Open access peer reviewed journals experiments with new models of peer review Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  22. 22. http://slideshare.net Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  23. 23. Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  24. 24. Pull all college-related content together in a social media dash board Netvibes Social Media Dash Board
  25. 25. http://www.mogulus.com/thefutureofnews Live stream and archive large university lectures Harvard University live cast of the Future of News course tools: Ustream, Livestream
  26. 26. http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/
  27. 27. What Can Be Done Right Now? In the classroom (Free software, Seesmic, Slideshare, SMC, blogs, wikis, video essays Zoho, Screenflow, podcasts, video casts, live streaming) Guest speakers via Skype or Seesmic LibraryThing: Cataloguing party with students. Reference personal library of faculty online Social media dash board to bring together social web presence of college in one place Official Flickr stream and dedicated YouTube channel (photo gallery of all people at Lang) Live stream and archive large university lectures Twitter for administrative purposes: Twtpoll (quick feedback from students) Twitter account to tweet all university events (calendar as twitter stream) Students connect through Twitter, Flickr, Netvibes (i.e., freshmen with seniors, alumni with current students) Mid-Term Educate faculty and students in the use of social media tools and services Long-Term Open Access: Invite faculty to make their syllabi and all of their research available to the public Trebor Scholz, Eugene Lang College, The New School
  28. 28. Trebor Scholz scholzt@newschool.edu Twitter: trebors Blog: http://www.collectivate.net/journalisms Delicious: http://del.icio.us/trebor Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/treborscholz LibraryThing: http://www.librarything.com/profile/trebor