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Web 2.0 tools presentation taylor edux432


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Review of 2 Web 2.0 Tools for EDUX432

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Web 2.0 tools presentation taylor edux432

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Tools<br />A Review of Two Web 2.0 Tools: Blogger and Scoop.It<br />J Taylor 2011<br />
  2. 2. Web 2.0 Tools to support online learning<br />Reviewing:<br />Scoop.It – an online curation and ‘social bookmarking’ tool<br />Blogger – a ‘content management system’<br />Source: McLoughlin, C. and Lee, M. J. W. (2007) – Social software ad participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web 2.0 era. From: Proceedings ASCILITE, Singapore.<br />
  3. 3. SCOOP.IT<br />
  4. 4. A Little Bit of History<br />Scoop.It was launched in November, 2010<br />Designed to be an alternative to blogging which can be time-consuming in terms of posting, etc<br />Designed to be collaborative and interactive<br />Main difference from other Social Media supported communities – you follow topics rather than people as on Facebook and Twitter<br />Designed to curate and share information<br />
  5. 5. Scoop.It Features<br />Topic of the Day<br />Advice on effective curation and other helpful hints<br />What’s New? – people following your topic (You will find more people whose topics you can follow through this)<br />Statistics for your topic – if you’re interested in stats – (A good way to see how well you’re connecting with your community)<br />Variety of ways to connect with your Personal Learning Network (PLN) – Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Wordpress, Tumbler and Google + has just been added – this provides more ways to share information within your online learning community and keep track of the latest on your topic of interest<br />
  6. 6. Explaining Scoop.It<br />The following clip is from the blog section of (Click on the ‘iPod’)<br />
  7. 7. Why Use Scoop.It?<br />Quick and easy to curate your own topics<br />An effective way of sharing information in your online learning community<br />Access to a wide range of resources through the topics others curate<br />Linking to other curators from Scoop.Itthrough Facebook, Twitter, etc. Broadens your PLN and expands your knowledge through community curation and sharing<br />
  8. 8. How Easy is Scoop.It to Use?<br />Go to and click on “Get Invite”<br />Within a few days you will have access to the site<br />Use the Dashboard to begin curating – instructions are available as you work through this process.<br />If you would like to look at my Scoop.It, please click HERE<br />
  9. 9. How Does Scoop.It Support an Online Learning Community?<br />Sharing information on a particular topic that is the focus of your online learning community<br />Being able to access a wider range of research through collaboration with others in your group<br />Communicating your ideas and understandings through linking to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Wordpress, etc<br />Discussions within the community itself<br />Being able to connect with others who have the same learning needs / interests<br />
  10. 10. An Example from the Online Scoop.It Community – click on the image<br />
  11. 11. An Article: Curating Community by Curating Content – Marjorie Clayman(Found on Scoop.It – of course! Click on the image)<br />
  12. 12. Advantages of Using Scoop.It<br />One place to curate all the resources you find on the web for your topic of interest<br />An online community of learners could use it as a central resource area to share resources and information<br />Scoop.Itbookmarklet can be added to your bookmarks – click on it when you find something interesting on the web<br />Easy to set up – simple instructions<br />
  13. 13. Advantages continued<br />Suggests topics for you to ‘Scoop’ – makes finding information easier<br />Topic suggestions speeds up the process of research<br />Others can suggest resources on your topic and you can suggest resources to them (builds community interaction)<br />Suggestions often include a summary so you can check relevancy<br />You can create your own summaries for resources you find<br />Each topic has a unique RSS feed and URL – easier for people to follow your topic<br />A variety of widgets to connect with your blog to widen your community (tools that link the two)<br />
  14. 14. Disadvantages of Using Scoop.It<br />Still in private beta which means it’s being tested; you need to request an invite<br />Time to curate; made easier through using the Scoop.Itbookmarklet on your bookmarking toolbar<br />Key words you choose for your topic – you sometimes need to redefine if the suggestions aren’t relevant. This can be frustrating!<br />Need to take the time to check recommendations<br />Time, in the initial setting-up phase, to explore all the resources available<br />
  15. 15. Disadvantages contd<br />Multicuration can be set up but it’s fiddly. You would want to be able to have this feature for an online learning community to make the most of sharing resources.<br />At the moment the suggestion is to set up a Google account with one password that everyone can use. This is fiddly if someone leaves and passwords need to be changed.<br />
  16. 16. BLOGGER<br />
  17. 17. Explaining Blogger<br />
  18. 18. Why Use Blogger? How Easy is it to Use?<br />Easy to set up and start blogging in a few steps<br />Ability to link to other blogs and websites by adding gadgets<br />Ability to choose your own design<br />Web-based and free<br />Easy to use help section for troubleshooting<br />Can have up to 100 authors<br />
  19. 19. How Does Blogger Support an Online Learning Community?<br />You can have up to 100 users attached to one blog – great if you want to use this as an online learning community blog<br />All members can contribute to the blog and use it as a reflection tool to develop shared knowledge on a particular topic<br />It can also become a curation tool through using the sidebars to link to resources to inform teaching and learning practice.<br />
  20. 20. Advantages of Using Blogger<br />No need to know ‘computer language’ – it’s WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) – just like writing in Word, etc<br />Privacy settings can be altered so that only your online community sees the discussion<br />Easy to use the design features<br />Blogger help and support are well-organised<br />Web-based so it won’t ‘crash’<br />Owned by Google so it’s always being updated with the latest features<br />
  21. 21. Disadvantages of Using Blogger<br />You need a Google account – not everyone wants one<br />It will sometimes ask for a cellphone number to confirm that you’re human. (This can cause problems when setting up multiple accounts for students as it will only allow the one cellphone number to be used a limited amount of times)<br />Blogging can be time consuming and, if you want to build your online learning community, you need to be consistent in your posts to maintain interest and discussion<br />
  22. 22. Disadvantages contd<br />It can be frustrating if there are few, or no, responses to your posts<br />This can mean it is hard to develop a true online learning community where ideas and understandings are created and explored<br />
  24. 24. Blogs to support online learning communities<br />The blog below – click on the link – was a blog used as part of an assignment for EDUX423 in the first semester of 2011 <br />It explored what blogs are and how they can be used to foster an online CoP<br />TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG<br />
  25. 25. Blogs as Part of an Online Learning Community to Build New Knowledge<br />This was a blog set up by 4 Masters students<br />Its purpose was to explore the use of blogs to promote personalised, collaborative lifelong learning, interactivity and student-centred learning<br />It became our online learning community as we explored our thinking about these purposes and created the knowledge and understandings shared on the blog<br />
  26. 26. Blogs in the Classroom<br />The blog linked on this page was my previous class’s learning blog<br />We used the blog to share and reflect on our learning and to give and receive feedback<br />This became our classroom online learning community<br />THE TEAM IN ROOM 8<br />
  27. 27. Ways Our Classroom Blog Supported our Online Learning Community<br />Anytime, anywhere recording of ideas, reading of others’, responding to and giving feedback, creating knowledge through discussion and sharing of ideas<br />Removal of the ‘timetable’ – students could communicate and share their thinking and post at anytime – they weren’t restricted to ‘school hours’<br />Helped them to realise that learning happens all the time and is supported with discussion<br />
  28. 28. Why Do We Blog?<br />For an insight into the power of blogging as a tool for an online learning community, please click on the following link<br />These are the ideas of the Year 5 and 6 students I taught<br />THE TEAM IN ROOM 8<br />
  29. 29. Blogs as a Personal Reflection Tool and as a way to Develop an Online Learning Community<br />THE eLEARNING BUZZ<br />This is an example of a Blogger blog<br />It is a personal learning blog where teaching and learning is reflected on and ideas shared with others<br />The online community aspect comes from the discussions with other ‘like minds’<br />Through this blog I’ve connected with other educators to participate in other online communities of learners<br />
  30. 30. What are your thoughts about these Web 2.0 tools?<br />Do they have potential for use in your learning environments?<br />Do they have potential in your own professional learning?<br />I’m looking forward to discussing these with everyone!<br />