Harnessing Web 2.0 for Education


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Harnessing Web 2.0 for Education

  1. 1. 16th Annual International Conference Harnessing W b 2.0 for Education Abderrahim Agnaou Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco Excellence & Identity Mon. July 20, 2009
  2. 2.  Objectives • Reflect on the educational uses of Web 2.0 • Reflect on how Web 2.0 can transform education • Exchange best practices in Education 2.0
  3. 3. Outline I- Questions II- Rationale III- The Tools IV- Discussion
  4. 4. How many of you iGoogle?
  5. 5. How many of you have a “Delicious” account? del.icio.us
  6. 6. Do you Flickr ?
  7. 7. Do you Digg ?
  8. 8. Do you Tweet ?
  9. 9. Do you Wiki?
  10. 10. Do you Podcast? iPod Broadcast
  11. 11. Do you Vodcast? Video On Demand Broadcast VOD Vod
  12. 12. Do you have a Facebook profile?
  13. 13. Do you blog?
  14. 14. Do you aggregate RSS feeds?
  15. 15. “No!” “What are you talking about?”
  16. 16. Do you send text messages?
  17. 17. Web 2.0, or Flexibility in Learning? Today, learners want to have more say in • WHAT they learn, • WHEN they learn, • WHERE they learn, and • HOW they learn. Are teachers ready to do what learners want?
  18. 18. What’s in it for education? The educator would ask: Why should I tweet/blog/podcast/flickr, etc? Today's students are DIGITAL learners!
  19. 19. “If students don't learn the way you teach, then you need to teach them the way they learn.” (Tweedle, 1997)
  20. 20. “A teacher is one who makes [herself/] himself progressively unnecessary.” Thomas Carruthers
  21. 21. Te a c h , Le a r n a n d K n o w le d g e • “Teach” may mean • “Teach” does not mean –cause to know something – stand in a classroom –guide the studies of ... – use chalkboard –impart the knowledge of ... – use LMS/CMS • “Learn” may mean • “Learn” does not mean –gain knowledge of ... – sit in a classroom –gain understanding of ... – be a full-time student “Knowledge” means The condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association.
  22. 22. B e n e f it s o f W e b 2 . 0 in E d u c a t io n Students … • get excited about learning and thinking • become responsible Web content generators • have an authentic audience to interact and share ideas with • participate actively in the collaborative community of Web 2.0 • practice using tools that the real world uses • are notified every time there is an update
  23. 23. B e n e f it s o f W e b 2 . 0 in E d u c a t io n • eliminate walls – school can be anywhere there is a computer and the Internet • redefine time and space – collaboration can take place with anyone, anywhere, anytime • Teachers learn about how technology integration broadens their thinking
  24. 24. Web 2.0 is:  Interactive, (multimedia and hypermedia)  Self-paced, (synchronous and asynchronous modes)  Motivating, (ludic approach, games and fun activities)  Flexible, (no predefined or rigid schedule)
  25. 25. Online learning continuum People remember (Nick van Dam) Simulation Games 90% of what they DO Projects 70% of what Live e-Class they SAY/WRITE Interactive e-Course 50% of what e-Course with audio/video they HEAR and SEE 30% of Online self-study guide what they SEE Video Powerpoint 10% of e-mail what they e-documents READ e-reading e-learning Low Level of instructional design High
  26. 26. Time magazine named each of us as person of the year: “We made Facebook profiles and Second Life avatars and reviewed books at Amazon and recorded podcasts. We blogged about our candidates losing and wrote songs about getting dumped. We camcordered bombing runs and built open-source software.”
  27. 27. What makes Web 2.0 •Blogs •Wikis •Podcasts •Social Tagging – bookmarking •Media sharing •RSS feeds and aggregators •Online social networking •Widgets and Mushups
  28. 28. del.icio.us iTunes
  29. 29. Enrich and embellish your websites with widgets and mashups
  30. 30. Calendar Translation Bookmarks Survey Cluster Map c c Idiom of the day burn the midnight oil: Audio player spend a sleepless Site meter night cramming. Local weather Yesterday, Sara had to burn the midnight oil for today’s TOEFL exam. Video player Search engine Photos Local time YouTube Google Video Online Dictionary c c Dailymotion etc. c
  31. 31. More than the sum of its parts
  32. 32. Content Multimedia = Text + Pictures + Audio + Video -Course books -Tapes/CDs -Websites -Podcasts w -VHS/DVD o ww Radi -Vodcasts TV / -Flash-cards -Posters M -RO CD
  33. 33. Multimedia = Text + Pictures + Audio + Video
  34. 34. Web 2.0 Publishing Multimedia = Text + Pictures + Audio + Video Wikis Photo Podcasts Vodcast sharing iTunes
  35. 35. Content Packaging Use Edited Content to Generate Language Activities Multimedia = Text + Pictures + Audio + Video - Reading - Listening - Writing - Speaking Static Animated illustration illustration
  36. 36. ICT skills? Content? Budget? Attitudes Bandwidth? Delivery mode? Strategic plan? ICT infrastructure?
  37. 37. Are you ready for a Web 2.0 adventure?
  38. 38. Three Simple Ways to start Web 2.0 1 2 3 Explore/exploit Comment/have a say Contribute/create Search the Web 2.0 Watch what’s going on Edit and post directory and react content www.go2web20.net
  39. 39. ’s join in the trend and have
  40. 40. Contact information http://www.aui.ma facebook.com/agnaou