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Using free web based tools for collaborative e learning

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A 45 minute presentation delivered to the 16th annual SEDA conference in Birmingham by Chris Thomson

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Using free web based tools for collaborative e learning

  1. 1. www.netskills.ac.ukUsing free web-based tools forcollaborative eLearningSEDA Conference 17th November 2011
  2. 2. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsTopics Collaborative eLearning and selection of tools Opportunities and Risks Managing activities Some case studies Final thoughts and questions© JISC Netskills 2011
  3. 3. www.netskills.ac.ukWhy collaborative eLearning?
  4. 4. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsBloom’s Taxonomy© JISC Netskills 2011
  5. 5. Web-based Collaborative eLearning Tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/ariels_photos/4097787955/
  6. 6. Web-based Collaborative eLearning Tools Collaborative Tools http://www.flickr.com/photos/albedo/97915333/
  7. 7. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsWikis© JISC Netskills 2011
  8. 8. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsBlogs© JISC Netskills 2011
  9. 9. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsGoogle Docs© JISC Netskills 2011
  10. 10. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsBookmarking© JISC Netskills 2011
  11. 11. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsStorytelling© JISC Netskills 2011
  12. 12. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsConferencing© JISC Netskills 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/atomixakira/5941468677/
  13. 13. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsMaps© JISC Netskills 2011
  14. 14. Web-based Collaborative eLearning Tools Fluffy?© JISC Netskills 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/sergiu_bacioiu/4327564714/
  15. 15. Web-based Collaborative eLearning Tools Fierce?© JISC Netskills 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_jd/3281183321/
  16. 16. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsOpportunities Shifting the balance of responsibility Ease of use Integration between tools – Embedding – RSS Affordable Personlisation Transferrability Mobility Fun!© JISC Netskills 2011
  17. 17. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsHurdles Loss of control Identity management Safeguarding more in the users’ hands Where does the data go? Vulnerabilities ANOTHER system to learn! …and all the other hurdles you get with collaborative activity!© JISC Netskills 2011
  18. 18. www.netskills.ac.ukModerating
  19. 19. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsSetting up the activity Focus on the learning objectives Guidance about privacy settings Set expectations of behaviour What will you do if something goes wrong? Alternative forms of contact Clear assessment criteria© JISC Netskills 2011
  20. 20. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolseModeration 5 stage model (Salmon, G., 2004) www.atimod.com/e-moderating/5stage.shtml© JISC Netskills 2011
  21. 21. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsCase Studies Netskills – “Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning” workshop Sheffield Hallam University – MSc in Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation & Change Northumbria College – Foundation Degree in hairdressing and salon management University of Salford – BSc in Professional Sound and Video technology© JISC Netskills 2011
  22. 22. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsFinal Thoughts Scale – Large groups can be powerful but difficult to manage – Smaller groups, not everyone has to have to same access Scope – Content can get unwieldy – Watch for mission creep – Wikis especially – what is its purpose, when will you stop? Plan B – What’s the exit strategy?© JISC Netskills 2011
  23. 23. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsFinal Thoughts Give responsibility to learners – Set ground rules for behaviour – Assessment criteria – Manage “difficult” interaction – Manage privacy Participate as a tutor Allow for learner discovery of tools Evaluate together Use the tools yourself© JISC Netskills 2011
  24. 24. Web-based Collaborative eLearning Tools© JISC Netskills 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/movito/2214551923
  25. 25. Web-based Collaborative eLearning Tools© JISC Netskills 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/denemiles/3970279665/
  26. 26. Web-based Collaborative eLearning ToolsHave a chat Chris Thomson @cbthomson http://methinkz.posterous.com chris.thomson@ncl.ac.uk www.netskills.ac.uk @netskills© JISC Netskills 2011
  27. 27. www.netskills.ac.ukJISC Netskills is a JISC Advance service hosted at Newcastle University

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