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Web 2 0 Solutions To Course Communication Challenges

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Web 2 0 Solutions To Course Communication Challenges

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges April Hayman Natalie Kilkenny Christy Tucker
  2. 2. April Hayman Natalie Kilkenny Christy Tucker Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  3. 3. Performance Learning Systems, Inc. Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges <ul><li>The mission of Performance Learning Systems, Inc. is to enhance education through the development of educational services. </li></ul><ul><li>These services, designed to increase the effectiveness of educators and others who support excellence in education, include: </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate courses </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting services </li></ul><ul><li>Quality instructional materials </li></ul>Passion for helping educators teach more effectively!
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Background: Tech Savvy SME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of tools used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Skype, WetPaint (Wiki) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used PowerPoint to visually design structure from learning objectives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developed and collaborated on building content in WetPaint </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Case Example: Karl Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  5. 5. Net Gen Module/Topic Outline Topic B- Generational Traits Topic C- Technology Across Generations Topic A- Understanding Gen Labels Introduction To Generations Module 2: Overview – Highlighting Gap Module 3: Traits of the Boomers Module 4: Traits of the NetGen Module 5: Bridging the Gap Topic A- Boomer Traits Topic C- Digital Immigrant Schools Topic D- Using Wikis Topic A- Net Gen Traits Topic B- Gamer 1.0-4.0 Topic C- Importance of Games Topic D- Basic Types of Knowledge in Games* Topic A- Managing Change Topic B- Bridging the Digital Divide Topic B- Gen X Traits Topic C- Engaging Girls in Technology Topic D- Educating for Internet Safety Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges Topical Outline Content boxes are easy to re- arrange… like post it notes on a board
  6. 6. Legend for Module Content Design Topic Storytelling/ narrative building activity Activity Indicates Article or Resource Needed Module Title Orphan Idea/ Activity Ideas or topics that do not have a specific place or order in the design Module content title Topic/Key Information title Activity associated with topic For math course only – any activities focused on developing math narratives and stories using student blogs Indicates need for supporting materials, articles, resources or research on a topic Used these elements to identify course design areas. Example on the next slide Net Gen Module/Topic Outline Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  7. 7. Course Content Design Example Number sense: Integers Topic B Meaning vs. Method Topic C Situational application Topic A Operations + - x / A- Review Rules of Operations (Identify errors in problem set) Possibility- Pre/Post test On operations A- Using Manipulatives To calculate A- Using number lines B- Discussion: Analyze Meaning vs. Method Note: Need to define meaning vs. Method and provide examples. C- Develop- Brainstorm Situations/ Application Knowledge of Integ. To Classrom C- Write problems Inv. Situational Application Need to provide examples of problems of each operation. D- Write problems Inv. Situational Application Need Article – Classroom Applications of Storytelling Need Resource – Meaning vs. Method Teaching Math B- Start developing Own personal glossary Topic D Applying storytelling narrative B- Paper -What does # Sense Mean to me? D- Writing “Every Day” Stories about mathematics -Integers Net Gen Module/Topic Outline Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  8. 8. Wiki Collaboration Used different colors for edits Built content Directly in wiki Could revert to earlier versions if necessary Net Gen Module/Topic Outline Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Regular communication is a must </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use chat often </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use an editing tool for text content development not WIKI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google docs great for sharing resource links </li></ul></ul>Key Learning From Experience Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  10. 10. <ul><li>How many of you use one or more of the following? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype or other chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen sharing (Connect, Elluminate, or other) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google docs </li></ul></ul>Which Web 2.0 Tool Do You Use? Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  11. 11. Case Example: Alison <ul><ul><li>Background: Tech Novice SME </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of tools used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect, Skype, WetPaint (Wiki) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used Connect to help SME visualize course structure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used WetPaint as central depository of content </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developed and collaborated on building content using Connect, Skype and Wetpaint </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  12. 12. Importance of Skype Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges Click on the green button to make a computer to computer call. Highlight a name of the person you’d like to contact.
  13. 13. Wiki Communication Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges General overview of what we’d be developing. Quick reference for SME to add content to pages Wiki outline resembles course content outline for ease of use.
  14. 14. Communicating Detail Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges Content added by clicking on the “EasyEdit” button. Additional files can be added through widgets or as attachments
  15. 15. Key Learning From Experience <ul><ul><li>Regular communication is a must </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update Wiki on a daily basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype was a great way to communicate “off the cuff” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional training would have been helpful </li></ul></ul>Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges
  16. 16. SME Resistance
  17. 17. <ul><li>Why might a SME resist using Web 2.0 technology? </li></ul>What reasons or excuses might they provide?
  18. 18. Response Options Encourage Limit Train Web 1.0
  19. 19. Relationship
  20. 20. Summary <ul><li>Stages of development </li></ul><ul><li>Tools we’ve used </li></ul><ul><li>What we learned </li></ul><ul><li>The Wiki </li></ul>
  21. 21. Stages <ul><li>Stage 1 – Understand SME’s working/learning style preference and facility with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2 – Train the SME </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 3 – Establish rules and guidelines for working sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 4 – Continuously develop and maintain a collaborative work dynamic </li></ul>
  22. 22. Authoring & Design Tools Communication Tools
  23. 23. What We Learned
  24. 24. In a Nutshell <ul><li>Focus on using appropriate tools to develop course design and content in an interactive and collaborative way with the SME and Instructional Designer </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>www.web2solutions.wetpaint.com </li></ul>Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges Web 2.0 Communications Solutions Wiki
  26. 26. Web 2.0 Solutions to Course Development Communication Challenges Cool graphic here What challenges have you faced when using Web 2.0 tools for communication and collaboration?

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