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The Social Web

  1. 1. The Social Web (Web 2.0) for learning and teaching Tom Franklin Franklin Consulting [email_address]
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is the Social Web ? </li></ul><ul><li>(Why) does the Social Web matter? </li></ul><ul><li>The Social Web and policy </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Social Web
  4. 5. What is The Social Web <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look and feel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Included utilities (widgets) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense of ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User created content </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>
  5. 6. Personal
  6. 7. What is The Social Web <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>User created content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authored </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annotated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-mixed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>
  7. 8. User created content - video / audio <ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Vidcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Revision talks </li></ul><ul><li>Complex topics that can be reviewed </li></ul>
  8. 9. User created content - documents and presentations <ul><li>Open access repository </li></ul><ul><li>Put course notes up </li></ul><ul><li>Enable students (and others) to comment on them </li></ul>
  9. 10. User created content - blogs <ul><li>Diaries </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Adverts </li></ul><ul><li>Commentary </li></ul><ul><li>Anything </li></ul><ul><li>Get students to comment on each others course related blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Course announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Course reading lists with commentary </li></ul>
  10. 11. User created content - wikis <ul><li>Encyclopedias </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge creation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative working </li></ul><ul><li>Group project recording </li></ul><ul><li>Course handbooks </li></ul>
  11. 12. User created content - Social bookmarking <ul><li>Reading lists </li></ul><ul><li>Memory aid </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Finding </li></ul><ul><li>Get students to rate / review content </li></ul><ul><li>Create a course tag </li></ul><ul><li>Create a course account on </li></ul><ul><li>Course reading lists </li></ul>
  12. 13. User created content - Aggregating <ul><li>Pull together all students blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Pull together a set of relevant blogs </li></ul>
  13. 14. What is The Social Web <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>User created content </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With everyone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With friends / colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User in control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>
  14. 15. User in control
  15. 16. What is The Social Web <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>User created content </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends and Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peers </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Friends and family Facebook Myspace Beebo
  17. 18. Colleagues
  18. 19. Peers (students)
  19. 20. The Social Web <ul><li>Only geeks can use it </li></ul><ul><li>Works </li></ul><ul><li>Puts corportations in control </li></ul><ul><li>Puts the user in control </li></ul><ul><li>Just the same </li></ul><ul><li>Completely different </li></ul><ul><li>Loathesome </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Full of tools that will disappear </li></ul><ul><li>Full of exciting tools that will change how we work </li></ul><ul><li>Over hyped </li></ul><ul><li>Will change everything </li></ul><ul><li>A waste of time </li></ul><ul><li>The solution to all your problems </li></ul>
  20. 21. (Why) does The Social Web matter? <ul><li>People are using it - including your students </li></ul><ul><li>It opens up new possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Supports particular pedagogies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social constructivism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructionism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supports distributed models of learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. The Social Web and policy <ul><li>Intellectual property rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, teaching and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network and IT Systems Security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul>
  22. 23. Intellectual property rights http://
  23. 24. Accessibility
  24. 25. Security
  25. 26. Preservation
  26. 27. Hosting
  27. 28. Integration
  28. 29. Resources <ul><li>Web 2.0 for Content for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Report I wrote with Van Harmelen on Web 2.0. inludes ideas on how to use it learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>100+ Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators mostly aimed at schools but lots of good ideas </li></ul><ul><li>University of Edinburgh's Web 2.0 Initiative Home Page A strategic approach to Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education JISC TechWatch report on Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 in Education Website with many links to useful resources </li></ul>
  29. 30. What is in your repository?