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To  use or not to use web 2.0 in higher education?

To use or not to use web 2.0 in higher education?






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    To  use or not to use web 2.0 in higher education? To use or not to use web 2.0 in higher education? Presentation Transcript

    • To use or not to use web 2.0 in higher education? An article by : Gabriela Grosseck Reviewed and presented by : Wan Rusli Wan Ahmad (G0919025)
    • Web 2.0
      • Web 2.0 refers to the social use of the web.
      • Allow people to
          • Collabrate
          • Get actively involved in creating content
          • Genarate knowledge
          • Share information
    • Web 2.0 and Education
      • Web 2.0 platforms are seen to have an emerging role to transform teaching and learning (Alexander & Levine, 2008).
    • Model of integrating Web 2.0 in higher education
    • Blogging
      • Real -world writing experience.
      • Quickly give feedback to student and student to each other.
      • Students use peer networks to develop their own knowledge
      • Update new information such as homework and assignments.
      • comments to encourage students help each other.
    • Wikis
      • Use for student project, organizing documents and resources from individuals and groups.
      • Use for presentation tool, as a collaborative handout for students and journaling.
      • Create and maintain a classroom FAQ.
    • Photo / Slide Sharing
      • Share, commmet and add note to photo or images to be used in classroom.
      • Inspire writing and creativity.
      • Post student presentations to authentic audience and get feedback from around the world.
      • Use tags to find photos of areas and events around the world for use in the classroom.
    • Video Sharing
      • Create an own subject specific videos with students.
      • Use video sharing sites to find videos on current issues.
    • Syndication of content through RSS
      • Updated information in teaching area.
      • RSS feeds can potentially replace traditional email lists, reducing email overload.
      • Can be used to keep course specific webpages current and relevant
    • Social Networking
      • Event support and continuation, team and community support, aggregation of social media applications, personal learning environments.
    • Pros and Cons to using Web 2.0
    • Advantages
      • reduction of costs.
      • Flexibility.
      • easier and faster access to information.
      • the integration of a variety of Web 2.0 technologies in the teaching-learning activities
      • possibility to control access to resources by authenticating users.
    • Advantages
      • sharing accumulated experiences (blogs, microblogs, wikis, flickr, youtube) and resources.
      • independence from the platform (a computer, with browser and Internet connection is enough).
      • the low level of complexity needed for use (minimum skills in using the Internet).
    • Advantages
      • reliability in continuous usage, over an extended period of time.
      • redistribution of effort, so that less and less time and energy are spent during search and information management.
    • Disadvantages
      • an Internet connection is required (especially a broadband connection).
      • it hides behind it a sum of technologies and concepts which are still insufficiently defined.
      • it is based on Ajax, which depends on JavaScript and, therefore, a user without activated JavaScript, won’t be able to use the respective page.
    • Disadvantages
      • it determines variations of interpretation between types of browsers.
      • it leads to a low quality of the actual content
      • it promotes amateurishness by invaluable contents generated by users.
      • it gives everyone the opportunity to complain, thus creating a community without rules.
      • it is a kind of second-hand Web, a medium for persons with low digital abilities.
    • Disadvantages
      • it has limited security.
      • the speed of programs is incomparably lower than the one of desktop programs.
    • Critical perspectives on using web 2.0 in Education
      • We need to interpret Web 2.0 technologies from a pedagogical perspective.
      • We should ask students to carry a fruitful dialogue, on both educational and social issues.
      • we have the duty to uncover the mass of technologies, to make a selection suitable to our educational purposes.
    • Conclusion
      • Web 2.0 is quickly becoming ubiquitous, offering many unique and powerful information, sharing and collaboration features.
      • Teachers can foster collaborative work.
      • Universities need to act to ensure that it makes best use of Web 2.0 technology.
      • Steve Hargadon (2008) said: “Web 2.0 is the future of education”.
    • Thanks .. Visit me at : http://wanrusli.net