MicroficheUniversity study was often a lonely, solitary pursuit not suited to everyone.
Educational “value added” could, in many cases, be knowing more than others.
Long stick points in the direction in which you should go, the scraping means it’s a long distance. The vertical stick means you should hurry, the 3 knots in the bark means it will take 3 days. The empty leaf means the person who left this sign has no food and the cross stick means, despite being hungry, he’s in a good mood!
This aids lecturers and admin staff: lecturers work more closely with students rather than “pouring knowledge into their heads”, students can find clarification online and with peers rather than waiting for the lecturer’s office hours – perhaps a week away.Can reduce staff workloads and lead to less stressed staff (give egs of how you do this with feedback questionnaires for admin staff, blogs for online peer evaluation of group work – rather than peer review form),
Pre Communicative TechnologiesTeaching & Learning “Traditional” university study was: Learn Analyse Retain Repeat 7x7=? 6x5=? 12 x 9 = ? (12 x 9 = 108) 3
Change... IT Developments, plus the expansion in HE meant changes in: Teaching & learning What was possible What was expected The relationship between educators and students 4
Today’s Students: InformationHunter GatherersFinding and sharing information on where the food and water is -for all to benefit. Open and inclusive structure, fewer barriers andsages. Melds learning with real life. 5
Students Want Increased flexibility in teaching & learning Needs/Demands on: How they want to learn What they want to learn Where they want to learn Collaboration with others Commenting e.g. On: YouTube videos: positive/negative feedback Integrating Smartphones & Tablet PCs Shaping their own experiences Sometimes having a conversation rather than a lecture 7
Web creativity Help 2.0 Technologies Aim to Aid information sharing Provide richer environment than earlier VLEs Assist Collaboration & relationship building (it’s not all about the technology) 8
“Why use Web 2.0 technology with students?”EnhancesLearningExperienceTeaching ELETEExperience 9