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Web 2.0 and higher ed

  1. 1. Web 2.0 and Higher Education Marika Pineda Lane Community College Library
  2. 2. The Shift (around 2004) <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Static </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software on desktops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web as platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-generated content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Major Applications of Web 2.0 <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Micro-blogging </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photograph sharing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video sharing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mash-ups </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Participant Economy <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ This artificial distinction between a consumer and a producer is dissolving; I call it the participant economy ... Web 2.0 is about people . ” </li></ul><ul><li>David Sifry, CEO of Technorati </li></ul><ul><li>  August 6, 2006 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Consider the pedagogical framework <ul><li>Web 2.0 movement emphasizes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>active participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>customization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing user-generated content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Constructivism becomes “ connectivism ” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connectivism A new educational theory <ul><li>Reflects the social, interconnected and community-based characteristics of learning in contemporary times.  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge is networked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teamwork provides learning opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>knowledge generation is participatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning through generating ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personal networks enable learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>engagement in experiential tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This translates  to </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>life & learning beyond school </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student-generated content </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Personal Learning Environment <ul><li>An environment in which learners  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>manage their own learning landscape  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use various software and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adjust their options based on needs and interests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>These Web 2.0 services can be used within Moodle. Or not. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This translates  to </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>life & learning beyond school </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>skills used in the workplace </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web 2.0 Impact on Education <ul><li>Less </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sage on the stage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passive learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guide on the side </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learner centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Considerations <ul><ul><li>Keep your instructional objectives in mind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the best tool for your learning objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your audience and your students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if the tool is easy to use and implemented in your learning management system, how will you assess use of Web 2.0? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Web 2.0 as an option for student presentations, assignments, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Challenges <ul><ul><li>Wildly varying levels of expertise among students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital divide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students' only experience of Web 2.0 may be Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of finding & copying leads to plagiarism plague </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Friend or Foe? <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Meeting the Challenge Information Literacy Instruction <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>Lee, Mark J. W., Charlynn Miller, and Leon Newnham. &quot;RSS and content syndication in higher education: subscribing to a new model of teaching and learning.&quot; Educational Media International 45.4 (2008): 311-322. Professional Development Collection . EBSCO. Web. 11 Feb. 2010. </li></ul>

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