Blog, Wikis and Podcasts Introduction Carol Walker eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology) JISC Regional Support Centre Sc...
www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East
Vlogs RSS Reader Blogs Blogger RSS What’s it all about? Syndication Blogosphere Wikis
1995 Way back when…
Web 2.0 – The next phase
What is a blog? A content publishing system where entries are made over time. The most recent entry is at the top of the p...
JISC infoNet – Social Software http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/social-software
Educause - 7 things you should know about… http://www.educause.edu/7495
Anatomy of a Blog
Blog Title One entry – most recent at top Date stamped Each entry has short, concise title Can contain multimedia – images...
What’s out there? <ul><li>Video Blog or Vlog </li></ul><ul><li>Photoblog </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast* </li></ul><ul><li>… </...
<ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Fire and Rescue Service <...
Intute: health & life sciences blog http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/blog/
Is it Complicated? No! All you do is fill in a form… … no programming skills required
Why use a blog? <ul><li>A reflective diary </li></ul><ul><li>A place to organise your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>A collabo...
Where do you find blogs? <ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.technorati.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google...
Subscribing to a blog <ul><li>RSS Readers – lots of options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based –  Bloglines , Google Reader <...
 
Some Things to Consider… <ul><li>Daily? </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly? </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly? </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous? ...
Blogs – Hands on <ul><li>Click on the “blogs” link </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at some of the examples </li></ul><ul><li...
Setting up a blog blogger.com wordpress.com
Discussion - Uses
Legal Implications – Help JISC Legal Information Service http:// www.jisclegal.ac.uk JISC Legal is a free information serv...
Legal Implications “ Basically for colleges and universities the data protection and other legal issues remain the same fo...
Legal Implications – Help Source: JISC Legal Legal guide from Stanford University at  http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/ec...
Wiki is defined as: “A type of web page designed so that its content can be edited by anyone who accesses it, using a simp...
Wiki examples <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki selection tool <...
Wiki pros and cons? <ul><li>No programming skills required </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to update </li></ul><ul><li>One version ...
Discussion - Uses
Introduction to Podcasting photo source: taras kalapun on flickr
Podcasting LISTEN SEARCH SUBSCRIBE CREATE
BBC News report on podcasting
What is Podcasting? <ul><li>definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting </li></ul></ul>“ Pod...
How do I listen to podcasts? <ul><li>Listen to them online </li></ul><ul><li>Download them to play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>o...
Portable audio and video devices
PDAs and Mobile Phones
Where do you find podcasts? <ul><li>Lots of different podcast search engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul><...
1 2
 
 
 
iTunes U
iTunes U – Open University
What makes a podcast different from an ordinary digital audio file? <ul><li>Subscription </li></ul>
 
Aggregators <ul><li>Lots of different versions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Juice (formerly iPodder) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B...
Setting up a Podcast <ul><li>Audacity to record audio </li></ul><ul><li>Good quality microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Somewher...
Possible uses… <ul><li>Pre Class - with key questions and news </li></ul><ul><li>Post Class – summary, key points, top tip...
Some things to think about <ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><li>How will they listen, when and where? </li></ul><u...
Impala -  Informal Mobile Podcasting And Learning Adaptation Decision making framework: http://www.impala.ac.uk/outputs/re...
What are the benefits? <ul><li>Anytime, anywhere learning </li></ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul><ul><li>Different learning ...
Discussion - Uses
Social Bookmarking <ul><li>One place for bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Access from any machine or mobile device </li></ul><u...
Tagging and Tags photo source: cambodia4kidsorg on flickr
Discussion - Uses
source: www.gapingvoid.com
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  1. 1. Blog, Wikis and Podcasts Introduction Carol Walker eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology) JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East
  2. 2. www.rsc-ne-scotland.ac.uk Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East
  3. 3. Vlogs RSS Reader Blogs Blogger RSS What’s it all about? Syndication Blogosphere Wikis
  4. 4. 1995 Way back when…
  5. 5. Web 2.0 – The next phase
  6. 6. What is a blog? A content publishing system where entries are made over time. The most recent entry is at the top of the page. Similar in style to a journal. define:keyword e.g. define:blog  TIP In Google
  7. 7. JISC infoNet – Social Software http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/social-software
  8. 8. Educause - 7 things you should know about… http://www.educause.edu/7495
  9. 9. Anatomy of a Blog
  10. 10. Blog Title One entry – most recent at top Date stamped Each entry has short, concise title Can contain multimedia – images, video and audio Content – can link to other resources with hyperlinks Comments from your blog readers Readers can subscribe to your blog to get automatic updates
  11. 11. What’s out there? <ul><li>Video Blog or Vlog </li></ul><ul><li>Photoblog </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast* </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>By Media Type By Genre * Doesn’t necessarily have to be a blog though
  12. 12. <ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Fire and Rescue Service </li></ul><ul><li>Media Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Life and Leisure </li></ul>Duncan Gillespie & Robert Brown (Dumfries & Galloway College) “ Supporting the development of e-Portfolios has moved on significantly since involvement in the ISLE project. By using Web 2.0 technologies in a structured and simple way, we have developed staff and student skills, which will equip them for the future and add real value to the educational experience.” Template for ePortfolio
  13. 13. Intute: health & life sciences blog http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/blog/
  14. 14. Is it Complicated? No! All you do is fill in a form… … no programming skills required
  15. 15. Why use a blog? <ul><li>A reflective diary </li></ul><ul><li>A place to organise your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>A collaborative space </li></ul><ul><li>A mechanism for sharing experiences </li></ul><ul><li>A means of gaining feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Your space on the web </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
  16. 16. Where do you find blogs? <ul><li>Technorati </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.technorati.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// blogsearch.google.com </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Subscribing to a blog <ul><li>RSS Readers – lots of options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based – Bloglines , Google Reader </li></ul></ul>Analogy: subscribing to an rss feed can be likened to taking out a magazine subscription  TIP
  18. 19. Some Things to Consider… <ul><li>Daily? </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly? </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly? </li></ul><ul><li>Anonymous? </li></ul><ul><li>First Name? </li></ul><ul><li>Full Name? </li></ul><ul><li>Alias? </li></ul>1. What is the purpose of your blog? 2. What about frequency, identitiy, visibility… FREQUENCY IDENTITY VISIBILITY <ul><li>Private? </li></ul><ul><li>Public? </li></ul>
  19. 20. Blogs – Hands on <ul><li>Click on the “blogs” link </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look at some of the examples </li></ul><ul><li>Search for some blogs on the topic of your choice using one of the blog search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up a blog </li></ul>Part 1 Part 2 http://cawa.jottit.com
  20. 21. Setting up a blog blogger.com wordpress.com
  21. 22. Discussion - Uses
  22. 23. Legal Implications – Help JISC Legal Information Service http:// www.jisclegal.ac.uk JISC Legal is a free information service offering high quality legal information to further and higher education relating to the use of information and communications technologies. We run training events, provide publications, and offer an enquiry service.
  23. 24. Legal Implications “ Basically for colleges and universities the data protection and other legal issues remain the same for an institution when using blogs, wiki's, podcasts etc as for other media.” “ It is up to universities and colleges to manage the risk as they have to do with other means of communication. Therefore for example Data Protection, AUPs, Copyright Policies, Staff contracts/policies/handbooks etc all have to be updated to ensure that it is understood that these 'new' media are included.” Source: JISC Legal
  24. 25. Legal Implications – Help Source: JISC Legal Legal guide from Stanford University at http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/eclipse/Resources/podcasting.htm Universities Legal Briefings at http://www.pinsentmasons.com/media/484810274.htm The relevant section is the Human Resources section - piece titled 'Blog off! - tackling the risks of blogging‘ For a look at what UK universities are doing see the following guidelines for students at : Warwick University http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/its/elab/services/webtools/blogs/terms/ University of Sunderland http://myblogs.sunderland.ac.uk/blogs/myblogs/acceptable_use_of_blogs/
  25. 26. Wiki is defined as: “A type of web page designed so that its content can be edited by anyone who accesses it, using a simplified mark-up language.” Wikis – An Overview
  26. 27. Wiki examples <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wiki selection tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wikimatrix.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Set up a free wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PB Wiki http://www.pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example http://jiscrsc.pbwiki.com password: blogs3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wet Paint http://www.wetpaint.com </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Wiki pros and cons? <ul><li>No programming skills required </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to update </li></ul><ul><li>One version of docs </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul><ul><li>Edit Wars </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas can become skewed over time </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>Pros Cons
  28. 29. Discussion - Uses
  29. 30. Introduction to Podcasting photo source: taras kalapun on flickr
  30. 31. Podcasting LISTEN SEARCH SUBSCRIBE CREATE
  31. 32. BBC News report on podcasting
  32. 33. What is Podcasting? <ul><li>definition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting </li></ul></ul>“ Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio or video programs, over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.”
  33. 34. How do I listen to podcasts? <ul><li>Listen to them online </li></ul><ul><li>Download them to play </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>on a portable device such as </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 player, like an iPod or iRiver </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some mobile phones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PDA </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 35. Portable audio and video devices
  35. 36. PDAs and Mobile Phones
  36. 37. Where do you find podcasts? <ul><li>Lots of different podcast search engines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast Alley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast.net </li></ul></ul>
  37. 38. 1 2
  38. 42. iTunes U
  39. 43. iTunes U – Open University
  40. 44. What makes a podcast different from an ordinary digital audio file? <ul><li>Subscription </li></ul>
  41. 46. Aggregators <ul><li>Lots of different versions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Juice (formerly iPodder) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines – A web-based aggregator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes </li></ul></ul>
  42. 47. Setting up a Podcast <ul><li>Audacity to record audio </li></ul><ul><li>Good quality microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Somewhere to host it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free edublogs account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free blogger account </li></ul></ul></ul>
  43. 48. Possible uses… <ul><li>Pre Class - with key questions and news </li></ul><ul><li>Post Class – summary, key points, top tips </li></ul><ul><li>Interview subject experts </li></ul><ul><li>Get the learner to interview peers </li></ul><ul><li>Study skills </li></ul><ul><li>Library inductions </li></ul>
  44. 49. Some things to think about <ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul><ul><li>How will they listen, when and where? </li></ul><ul><li>Scripted or ad-libbed </li></ul><ul><li>Pace – fast or slow </li></ul><ul><li>Length – short or long </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency – daily, weekly or monthly </li></ul>IMPALA have a useful podcast framework  TIP
  45. 50. Impala - Informal Mobile Podcasting And Learning Adaptation Decision making framework: http://www.impala.ac.uk/outputs/resources.html
  46. 51. What are the benefits? <ul><li>Anytime, anywhere learning </li></ul><ul><li>Portable </li></ul><ul><li>Different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Can be played over again </li></ul><ul><li>Technology investment to create relatively low </li></ul>
  47. 52. Discussion - Uses
  48. 53. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>One place for bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Access from any machine or mobile device </li></ul><ul><li>See popular websites </li></ul><ul><li>Search through popular tags </li></ul><ul><li>Share links </li></ul>delicious.com
  49. 54. Tagging and Tags photo source: cambodia4kidsorg on flickr
  50. 55. Discussion - Uses
  51. 56. source: www.gapingvoid.com

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