Web 2.0 - Educational perspectives and uses


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This session explores the use of Web 2.0 technologies: blogs, wikis, social repositories, bookmarking, social networking, RSS feeds and podcasting to support teaching and learning in higher education. Examples of good practices in using Web 2.0 from HKU and other institutions will be reviewed. The session will discuss how Web 2.0 tools can effectively be applied in teaching and learning at HKU.

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Web 2.0 - Educational perspectives and uses

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Educational Perspectives and Uses Bob Fox, CITE, Faculty of Education, HKU Images adapted from : http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/
  2. 2. <ul><li>Web 2.0 defined </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Streaming Video </li></ul><ul><li>Collective intelligence, Shared spaces, shared repositories, shared bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul><ul><li>Sample good practices in higher education </li></ul>Web 2.0 - Educational Perspectives and Uses
  3. 3. Cloud Tag image from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
  4. 4. Image from: http://pigeonpeanuts.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/web-20-1.jpg
  5. 5. Web 2.0 = Doing Things Differently <ul><li>Thinking and doing things differently with the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of expression </li></ul><ul><li>“ We” as media producers </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Applications that facilitate </li></ul><ul><li>- interactive information sharing, </li></ul><ul><li>- interoperability, </li></ul><ul><li>- user-centered design and </li></ul><ul><li>- collaboration on the World Wide Web’ ( Wiki ) </li></ul><ul><li>User control and engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Collective intelligence </li></ul>
  6. 6. Digital usage - Daily Media Use - Holland Win Veen, cited in Selinger, 2008
  7. 7. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Collective information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming video </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups and more … </li></ul><ul><li>M-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies from higher education </li></ul>Web 2.0 - Educational Perspectives and Uses
  8. 8. Wikis, Blogs Image from : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY Image from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI&feature=channel Web 2.0 - Educational Perspectives and Uses
  9. 9. Digital storytelling http://4itguys.blogspot.com/2010/02/digital-story.html http://4itguys.blogspot.com/2010/02/digital-story-ict-inset-day.html http://n2late.blogspot.com/2010/03/introduction-to-voice-thread.html http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx http://www.needleworkspictures.com/ocr/blog/?p=238/
  10. 10. Collective Information Sharing Adapted from: http://www.slideshare.net/mzkagan/what-the-fk-is-social-media-one-year-later <ul><li>13 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute </li></ul><ul><li>412.3 years of YouTube online </li></ul><ul><li>100,000,000 YouTube video clips watched everyday </li></ul><ul><li>13,000,000 Wikipedia articles available </li></ul><ul><li>3,600,000,000,000 photos in Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>3,000,000 Twitter messages per day </li></ul><ul><li>5,000,000,000 Facebook minutes spent each day </li></ul><ul><li>1,000,000 content shared on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>‘ If Facebook were a country = 3 rd largest in the world ahead of Japan’ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Adapted from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8083179.stm Collective Information Sharing
  12. 12. H1N1 spread ; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8083179.stm H1N1 ‘Isolation Ward’ – 4 x patients with WiFi, 4 x Mobile smart phones, 4 x laptops, 1x X-Box Collective Information Sharing
  13. 13. Adapted from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/your_news/7593687.stm Collective Information Sharing
  14. 14. Half of the potential employers run an Internet search on applicants including Facebook http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=80609 Obama's Facebook warning: watch out for 'stupid' posts. 9 September, 2009 http://www.theodoresworld.net/pics/0809/facebookImage3.jpg Collective Information Sharing
  15. 15. Podcasting http://www.needleworkspictures.com/ocr/blog/?p=238/ http://server.ilecture.deakin.edu.au/lectopia/lectopia.lasso?ut=1186&id=30576 http://www.oculture.com/2006/10/university_podc.html http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/eLearning/announce/podcast.htm
  16. 16. Streaming Video Facebook vs Google USA Survey 6 hours pm on Facebook – collective sharing 2 hours pm on Google - searching http://www.newsy.com/videos/1548
  17. 17. RSS Feeds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU&feature=channel http://www.google.com/reader/view/#overview-page
  18. 18. Mashups Google Maps http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Hong+Kong
  19. 19. http://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/WmsajeH80P Mashups
  20. 20. M-learning and Web 2.0 applications http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwaiZ2I6gDQ&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl23J6Q60GI&feature=related
  21. 21. Other mobile devices – the next wave? Image Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Hz8dhQw8Q
  22. 22. Avators and Second Life http://4itguys.blogspot.com/2010/03/voki-free-animated-avatar.html http://www.voki.com/ <ul><li>http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20070319/default_standard.htm </li></ul>
  23. 23. Wordle http://www.wordle.net/
  24. 24. You write it - Free Online Surveys
  25. 25. Good practices in higher education Case Study 1: Mobile learning in large blended classroom (Jiaotong University, China) Live broadcasts of real-time classroom teaching to on-and off-campus students Teaching schedules, SMS messages to students pre, during, after classes Students can ask ?s in real-time and receive oral or SMS responses Teachers can send/receive screen shots to/from students mobile devices (Wang et al., 2008)
  26. 26. (Wang et al., 2008) Blended learning English language class: 1000 students – 200 classroom-based, 800 online Good practices in higher education
  27. 27. Case Study 2: Journalism student Wiki use HKU <ul><li>Wikis - to collaborate in collecting/analysing real news stories – eg Journalism students contributed to website on Asian Tsunami, 2004 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake ) </li></ul><ul><li>Students collected accounts from HK residents recently returned from the disaster region and helped build a major resource, immediately available to the public, accessed by thousands </li></ul><ul><li>Student work received praise from professional journalists across the world </li></ul>Good practices in higher education
  28. 28. Case Study 3: Journalism new media use HKU http://jmsc.hku.hk/blogs/newmedia/about/ Learning about new media and online journalism through an online 12 week course Good practices in higher education
  29. 29. Case Study 4: Wiki economic forecasting, HKU http://www.econ.hku.hk/outline2007-08/econ0707.pdf Students collaborate and use wiki to research and write-up articles Student grades based on incremental improvement of wiki articles Good practices in higher education
  30. 30. Case Study 5: Blogs and Wiki Philosophy, HKU http://www3.hku.hk/philodep/joelau/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=Courses.GeneralInformation Blogs, wikis, online resources, fully blended program Good practices in higher education
  31. 31. Case Study 6: Blogs, Wiki Education, HKU http://mite.cite.hku.hk/ Blogs, wikis, online resources, fully blended program Collective intelligence - sharing digital assets, ranking, tagging, commenting, Social bookmarking, Social networking and Social repository Good practices in higher education
  32. 32. References <ul><ul><li>Churchill, D. (2009). Educational applications of Web 2.0:  using blogs to support teaching and learning. British Journal of Educational Technology , 40(1), 179-183. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Churchill, D., & Churchill, N. (2008). Educational Affordances of PDAs: A Study of a Teacher's Exploration of this Technology. Computers & Education, 50 (4), 1439-1450 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms . CA, USA: Corwin Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Selinger, M. (2008, April). Changing universities: a global perspective. Presented at the CISCO 21 st Century Higher Education Forum, Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>Wang, M., Shen, R., Novak, D., & Pan, X. (2008).The impact of mobile learning in learning behaviors and performance: Report from a large blended classroom. British Journal of Educational Technology. Retrieved 1 March, 2010 from http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/120119993/PDFSTART </li></ul><ul><li>See also - YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8 </li></ul>