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Web2 2010

  1. 1. Collaborative Learning using Web 2.0 tools Lena Arena - Project Coordinator, DER NSW Sydney Region 9582 2851
  2. 2. Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 Internet was once mostly about surfing from one static Web site to another while collecting or viewing data along the way (Web 1.0) Web 1.0 a digital library, largely a source of information wwww – whatever, wherever, whenever, whoever. The read-write web Web 2.0 users share information, collaborate on content, and converse worldwide via social-software tools.
  3. 3. www.wordle.net
  4. 4. Web 2.0 tools Blogs Wikis Social Networking Social Bookmarking
  5. 5. Web 2.0 tools Tagged Photo Stores Podcasts and vodcasts Micro-blogging RSS Other free Web 2.0 tools
  6. 6. • Blogs (short for web logs) are online diaries. • Blogs are Web sites that allow instant communication and publication and allow for feedback from readers. Blogs https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/blog/670913-dernswsydneyregion/
  7. 7. • A wiki is a communal, subject- specific Web site where users can add and/or edit content. • Wikis enable groups of students, teachers, or both to gather content and share written work. Wikis http://www.wikispaces.com
  8. 8. • Real Simple Syndication are called “feeds”: programs that take content from various Web sources—news sites, blogs, online journals— and deliver it in summarised form to the user (you!) • In order to subscribe to RSS feeds, you need to download RSS reader software or use a Web- based RSS reader. This allows you to access all your feeds in one convenient location. RSS http://www.netvibes.com/carena#General
  9. 9. • This allows students and teachers to build a list of favourite websites they can share via the web and pass on to future classes. Social Bookmarks http://delicious.com/c.arena http://delicious.com/sharonmcg/
  10. 10. • Podcasting enables Web sites to provide visitors with audio and/or video recordings that can be downloaded to a local computer and watched at any time and/or listened to on-line. Podcasts & Vodcasts http://aussiekids.podbean.com/
  11. 11. • “social content-sharing sites are sites where members create profiles, network, and share opinions, photos, and audio-visual content”. • Facebook (150 million users worldwide from 170 countries and in 35 different languages ) • MySpace • Bebo • Yammer • Twitter Social Networking https://www.yammer.com/det.nsw.edu.au
  12. 12. • Facilitates critical analysis and participation in publishing • Allows the creation of educational communities to store and share knowledge • Enables student reflection on learning • Allows celebration of student success • Increased motivation of students with a wider audience Why Web 2.0?
  13. 13. • Great motivator for students • Easy to monitor • Allows for creativity and innovation • Encourages participation of all students • Promotes communication between students, teachers, and parents • A new, interesting way to learn Why use a wiki?
  14. 14. • It’s a very easy to use online collaboration tool. • It can be used by students to track their understanding on the subject you are teaching – (i.e. Literature character study, collaborative creative writing, current events, etc.) • Peer-reviewed projects • Group projects • Collaborative problem solving Why use a wiki?
  15. 15. • Public • Anyone can view and edit your wiki • Protected • Anyone can view your space but only members can edit • Private • Only members can view or edit your space Types of wikis
  16. 16. • Wiki is an example of Web 2 social software. • They can provide an eLearning environment in which teachers and learners can maintain control over, and input into, their own learning. • The software provides flexible access to resources and fosters collaboration in a way that enriches educational delivery. • Wikis can be used to stimulate thinking outside of regular class time or as the basis for beginning new classroom discussions and coming up with new ideas. • The majority of research findings conclude that social software tools can be a transformational technology for teaching and learning. Are wikis appropriate for educational delivery?
  17. 17. • Wikis are a tool supporting a social constructivist theory of learning. Social constructivism, a variety of cognitive constructivism, contends that knowledge is actively created by social relationships and interactions, emphasising a collaborative model for learning. • This networked learning is particularly suitable for our Google generation learners, accustomed to formal and informal ways of getting information that are asynchronous, fast, free and available on demand. • Using social software individuals can express their views and share their expertise. Social software is by nature open and democratic but not necessarily authoritative. Are wikis appropriate for educational delivery?
  18. 18. http://www.go2web20.net/
  19. 19. Today’s digital kids think of information and communications technology (ICT) as something akin to oxygen: They expect it, it’s what they breathe, and it’s how they live; They use ICT to meet, play, date, and learn; It’s an integral part of their social life; It’s how they acknowledge each other and form their personal identities John Seely-Brown, 2004 Learning in the Digital Age; http://www.johnseelybrown.com/speeches.html 10
  20. 20. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
  21. 21. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
  22. 22. Remembering
  23. 23. • Web 2.0 in Education • http://web2educationuk.wetpaint.com/ • Web 2.0 for teachers • http://web2-for- teachers.wikispaces.com/ • Breakkie with a Teckkie • http://hccweb2.org/abt/ Useful websites
  24. 24. A quote for thought… “…We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.” Sir Arthur C Clarke
  25. 25. Quote for thought... “We’ve got to be willing to play where they play… ... even if we don’t feel comfortable.” Kevin Honeycutt (Educator, researcher)

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