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Blogs in educational technology studies 2013

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Blogs in educational technology studies 2013

  1. 1. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13
  2. 2. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 SOCIAL MEDIA LEARNING DIARY FEEDS AND READERSMULTIMEDIA CONTENTS SOCIAL INTERACTION REPLACEMENT FOR A TRADITIONAL WEBPAGE? SIMPLE AND FREE PUBLICITY STRUCTURED IN CERTAIN WAY GROUP BLOGS BLOGGERS’ NETWORKS COMMENTS AND DISCUSSIONS NEW WAYS OF EXPRESSING YOURSELF DIGITAL PORTFOLIO PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (PLE)
  3. 3. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 • A collection of documents that have been chosen to demonstrate person’s expertise, skills, learning and development • Portfolio is always personal and unique (e-portfolio) means a portfolio that contains digital documents and different kinds of media contents. • Usually digital portfolios are published in the internet
  4. 4. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 , which is a record of things that the owner has done over a period of time, and may be directly tied to learning outcomes. includes personal reflection on the content and what it means for the owner’s development. that shows the owner’s achievements in relation to particular work or developmental goals. • When portfolio is used for job applications it can be called also a .
  5. 5. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 How can you make your learning visible?
  6. 6. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 , and • Contains: – Learning assignments that are written as a text – Embedded or linked multimedia files that you have produced during the studies – Reflective writings on what you have learned, thought and discovered during your studies – Comments from and discussion with your peers, tutors and teachers – Anything else you want to include to your portfolio as a showcase of your learning and expertise 
  7. 7. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 • Helps you to learn by articulating your thoughts (and discussing them with others) • Helps you to see the process of your learning, what you have learned and accomplished • Helps the teachers and other students to see your thoughts, learning process and accomplishments • Provides an easy way to do, ”return” and collect your learning assignments • Shows the potential employers your achievements and expertise • Provides a way to show the world who you are, helps you to create networks • Provides a way for your relatives, friends and other interested people to see how you are doing and what you are thinking • Helps all interested people to see, what our studies are about
  8. 8. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 What could be the main contents of your potfolio? Who will be the main readers (target group) of your portfolio? What are the main issues you want the reader to know about you? Do you want to include other issues besides these studies? – Hobbies, interests, happenings in your everyday life, professional contents, current issues in politics…?
  9. 9. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 • provides a simple and free platform, where you can share your thoughts, documents and media files in an well-structured and visually pleasing form without any specific programming or other technical special skills. • enables an easy way to comment and discuss, refer to other blogs or sites and embed multimedia to your portfolio. • can be totally public to all web users or some of the content may be protected with a password for only selected viewers to see.
  10. 10. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 • Posts • Pages • Comments • Embeddings • Hyperlinks • Categories • Tags • Archives • Widgets • Feeds
  11. 11. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 http://lettin.wordpress.com/ http://polinagrigoreva.wordpress.com/ http://letslearntoblog.wordpress.com/
  12. 12. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 How could you structure your blog? – What could be the main categories? – How about tags? – Should there be some ’permanent’ pages? How about the visual look of your portfolio?
  13. 13. Venla Vallivaara LET – Learning and Educational Technology Research Unit University of Oulu 2012-09-13 Questions? Comments? Please remember to enroll to courses in https://weboodi.oulu.fi/oodi/ All the today’s materials can be found in: slideshare.net/LEToulu NEXT MEETING: Introduction to Learning and Educational Technology starts on Friday the 13th at 14:30 in SÄ102

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