Exploring Web 2.0 to support online learning communities: where technology meets pedagogy   Giselle Ferreira, Wendy Fisher...
Overview <ul><li>9:00 Introductions  </li></ul><ul><li>9:50 Hands-on 1: Exploring ning </li></ul><ul><li>10:30 Coffee Brea...
Who are you? <ul><li>Where do you work and what do you do there? </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a Web 2.0 tool that you could use ...
The Open University http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/explained/distance-learning.shtml Open Distance Learning Model Learning R...
Communications Technologies Beechener, K and Fisher, W 2009 Blending Technology with Pedagogy Video / screencast TV Broadc...
Wendy’s interests <ul><li>Supporting Tutors in their use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring tutor performance </li...
Giselle’s interests http://www.cands.org/Home/people/giselle-ferreira   <ul><li>Broad area: Impact of Internet technologie...
Project 1: ATELIER-D <ul><li>Achieving Transformation, Enhanced Learning and Innovation through Educational Resources in D...
 
Project 2: ‘Ethics and technology’ OpenLearn Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Centre for Open Learning of Ma...
Participation in forums – context <ul><li>The Open University </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>distance learning for 40 years...
The few and the many… <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a few students post many messages </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>m...
Digital photography: creating and sharing better images <ul><li>Distance education students </li></ul><ul><li>About 1500 s...
 
 
 
 
A learning journey
Karen’s interests <ul><li>Technology and Education Research Group (TERG) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.open.ac.uk/blogs/terg/ ...
 
Wikis for group projects <ul><li>Most groups used the wiki for contributing material and the forum for discussion </li></u...
Elluminate conferencing
Links <ul><li>Wendy’s final COLMSCT report ‘Do we engage the student in e-assessment by personalising lecturers’ feedback ...
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Exploring Web 2.0 to support online learning communities: where technology meets pedagogy

  1. 1. Exploring Web 2.0 to support online learning communities: where technology meets pedagogy Giselle Ferreira, Wendy Fisher, Jon Rosewell & Karen Kear TERG/Department of Communication and Systems/COLMSCT
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>9:00 Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>9:50 Hands-on 1: Exploring ning </li></ul><ul><li>10:30 Coffee Break </li></ul><ul><li>11:00 Hands-on 2: Exploring Web 2.0 applications scenarios </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who are you? <ul><li>Where do you work and what do you do there? </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a Web 2.0 tool that you could use in a course you teach. Convince your line manager that this is a really good idea! </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Open University http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/explained/distance-learning.shtml Open Distance Learning Model Learning Resources Student Central Academic Tutor Tutor Assess
  5. 5. Communications Technologies Beechener, K and Fisher, W 2009 Blending Technology with Pedagogy Video / screencast TV Broadcast 2000s / Blended era 1980s / 1990s 1960s / 1970s Virtual CMCs Face to Face Wiki File Transfer Paper handout Social networking Blog / Twitter Conferencing Forums Discussion and debate Virtual classroom Virtual world Chat rooms Instant messaging Tutorial Skype Text / SMS / MMS Email Mobile phone Telephone Podcast RSS CD / DVD Cassette and video tape Web / VLE Digital Analogue
  6. 6. Wendy’s interests <ul><li>Supporting Tutors in their use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring tutor performance </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential approach </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivist approach </li></ul><ul><li>On-line community for BFPO students </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking and on-line community </li></ul>
  7. 7. Giselle’s interests http://www.cands.org/Home/people/giselle-ferreira <ul><li>Broad area: Impact of Internet technologies on teaching and learning practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources and Open Learning Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theme: Boundaries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ teacher’ vs. ‘learner’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ formal’ vs. ‘informal’ learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ content’ vs. ‘presentation’ </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Project 1: ATELIER-D <ul><li>Achieving Transformation, Enhanced Learning and Innovation through Educational Resources in Design </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘atelier’ in Design Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative: learning with others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructivist: learning by doing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The ‘online atelier’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools: trials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogy: integration </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Project 2: ‘Ethics and technology’ OpenLearn Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Centre for Open Learning of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Technology
  10. 11. Participation in forums – context <ul><li>The Open University </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>distance learning for 40 years </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>about 200,000 students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>159,000 students online </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Online forums for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>more than 20 years </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>now 448,000 postings per month </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>variety of purposes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. The few and the many… <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a few students post many messages </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>many students post a few messages </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Digital photography: creating and sharing better images <ul><li>Distance education students </li></ul><ul><li>About 1500 students, twice a year </li></ul><ul><li>No face-to-face, no personal tutor </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderated conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenStudio photo-sharing site </li></ul></ul>
  13. 18. A learning journey
  14. 19. Karen’s interests <ul><li>Technology and Education Research Group (TERG) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.open.ac.uk/blogs/terg/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research on wikis and forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for online tutorials and group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research on synchronous conferencing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for online tutorials </li></ul></ul>
  15. 21. Wikis for group projects <ul><li>Most groups used the wiki for contributing material and the forum for discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The wiki and the forum are both important and useful to the tasks, the wiki is best for creating an actual collaborative document and the forum is good for the discussion supporting and surrounding the topic.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nearly all students thought it was useful to have both tools available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ These tools have different uses, so we used each tool for what it was good at.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some groups also used live chat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Let’s not forget the chat facility too - a very useful tool for troubleshooting or immediate problems.” </li></ul></ul>
  16. 22. Elluminate conferencing
  17. 23. Links <ul><li>Wendy’s final COLMSCT report ‘Do we engage the student in e-assessment by personalising lecturers’ feedback interventions?’ http://www.open.ac.uk/colmsct/resources/details/detail.php?itemId =48bff7c02ccac </li></ul><ul><li>Wendy’s twitter page: http://twitter.com/Fisher1 </li></ul><ul><li>ATELIER-D: blog at http://designthinking.typepad.com/atelierd/ and Website at http://design.open.ac.uk/atelier-d/ </li></ul><ul><li>OpenLearn: http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn </li></ul><ul><li>iSpot: http:// www.iSpot.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>TERG Blog: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/terg/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>TERG OU ICL 2009 Ning Network: http://tergou.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>TERG OU ICL 2009 Wiki: http://icl2009web2.pbworks.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Communication and Systems: http:// www.cands.org </li></ul><ul><li>COLMSCT: http://www.open.ac.uk/colmsct </li></ul>

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