Web 2.0 and quot;The
Cloudquot; in the biology
classroom

• N. Sivasothi


• delicious.com/sivasothi/buzzed2009




      ...
Role of tools

• Engage/Enhance


• Excite/Explore

              Related talk later...
• Express




                    ...
Basic tools

• HTML (90’s)


• Mailing lists (1998)
  Blogs (2003)


• platform independent, web-based
  Web2.0 (2005)
  I...
4
5
Painful...




             6
Painless!

            7
Bonus! - Summary of response




            Text




                               8
Enhancing delivery

 • Delicious.com (2003)


 • Flickr.com (2004)


 • Youtube.com (2005)




    Not new...




        ...
Delicious
Folksonomic bookmarking (2003)




                                 10
11
12
http://delicious.com/
        sivasothi/batangkali




Text




                               13
http://delicious.com/sivasothi/lsm3261




                Text




                                         14
http://delicious.com/sivasothi/echolocation




                                              15
Popular booksmarks for “echolocation”
      based on all delicious users




                                        16
Ben Underwood
                                     slate.com


 • Lost eyes to cancer, aged 2
 • Mother learns of his abil...
Human Echolocation




                     18
Flickr
Folksonomic image platform (2004)




                                    19
20
21
22
Community resources
can enhance education




                        23
Kelley Kuhlman
          http://flickr.com/photos/paperglyphs/
                       2315279189/

Acknowledge
contributor!...
José Eduardo Silva
    http://flickr.com/photos/
 97968921@N00/1767585490/




                               25
Alexander Yates                 Henry & Tersia
   http://flickr.com/photos/      http://flickr.com/photos/
alex_and_terhi/21...
Rodrigo Sala
http://flickr.com/photos/
rodrigosala/2459314107/




                           27
William Dalton
 http://flickr.com/photos/
bovinacowboy/469864374/
                        28
Licensing
          write to contributor
or already granted (creative commons)




                                       ...
30
Related talk later...




                        31
Direct
 interaction
 cf. passive (tags)




    Comment to encourage!
An expressive audience member.

                    ...
Searching
(old skill)




              33
http://flickr.com/photos/tags/catsinsink




                  Text
How to
search?




                                    ...
http://flickr.com/photos/tags/catinsink




                                         35
ddelph2
  http://flickr.com/photos/
62015716@N00/616741695/




                             36
YouTube or Google Video
Folksonomic video platform (2005)




                                    37
38
Indo-Malayan mimic octopus
           Thaumoctopus mimicus




          http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=260
Norman MD...
Enhancing expression

 • Blogging


 • Google Apps




                       40
Blogging




           41
42
43
44
Push or pull?

• Read the blog or
• send the email?
• Or both (archive + push).


                              45
46
47
Digression



             Student rephrases
                 question




           Having thought out
                 ...
LSM1303 Animal Behaviour Student Blog




                                        49
50
51
52
Data sharing with Google Apps
LSM3251 Ecology




                                53
54
Google Docs




              55
Group Data




             56
57
58
59
60
Online lamentation!




                      61
Honours
proposal




           62
63
Life skills, Old skills
Beyond the subject matter




                            64
Role of tools
Engage, excite, express
Active citizen, science communication

http://delicious.com/sivasothi/buzzed2009



...
Acknowledgements

• Kenneth Pinto, CIT, NUS, for the
  invitation and discussion of
  content.


• The community of contri...
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  1. 1. Web 2.0 and quot;The Cloudquot; in the biology classroom • N. Sivasothi • delicious.com/sivasothi/buzzed2009 1
  2. 2. Role of tools • Engage/Enhance • Excite/Explore Related talk later... • Express 2
  3. 3. Basic tools • HTML (90’s) • Mailing lists (1998) Blogs (2003) • platform independent, web-based Web2.0 (2005) Internet apps (2007) 3
  4. 4. 4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. Painful... 6
  7. 7. Painless! 7
  8. 8. Bonus! - Summary of response Text 8
  9. 9. Enhancing delivery • Delicious.com (2003) • Flickr.com (2004) • Youtube.com (2005) Not new... 9
  10. 10. Delicious Folksonomic bookmarking (2003) 10
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. http://delicious.com/ sivasothi/batangkali Text 13
  14. 14. http://delicious.com/sivasothi/lsm3261 Text 14
  15. 15. http://delicious.com/sivasothi/echolocation 15
  16. 16. Popular booksmarks for “echolocation” based on all delicious users 16
  17. 17. Ben Underwood slate.com • Lost eyes to cancer, aged 2 • Mother learns of his ability to perceive surroundings, aged 5; now aged 16 • Echolocates • 2006 - People magazine, CBS news, “Extraordinary People” tv series,Youtube, Oprah, etc. 17
  18. 18. Human Echolocation 18
  19. 19. Flickr Folksonomic image platform (2004) 19
  20. 20. 20
  21. 21. 21
  22. 22. 22
  23. 23. Community resources can enhance education 23
  24. 24. Kelley Kuhlman http://flickr.com/photos/paperglyphs/ 2315279189/ Acknowledge contributor! Camouflage in Peacock Flounders 24
  25. 25. José Eduardo Silva http://flickr.com/photos/ 97968921@N00/1767585490/ 25
  26. 26. Alexander Yates Henry & Tersia http://flickr.com/photos/ http://flickr.com/photos/ alex_and_terhi/2178306820/ 69919391@N00/2778741446/? 26
  27. 27. Rodrigo Sala http://flickr.com/photos/ rodrigosala/2459314107/ 27
  28. 28. William Dalton http://flickr.com/photos/ bovinacowboy/469864374/ 28
  29. 29. Licensing write to contributor or already granted (creative commons) 29
  30. 30. 30
  31. 31. Related talk later... 31
  32. 32. Direct interaction cf. passive (tags) Comment to encourage! An expressive audience member. 32
  33. 33. Searching (old skill) 33
  34. 34. http://flickr.com/photos/tags/catsinsink Text How to search? 34
  35. 35. http://flickr.com/photos/tags/catinsink 35
  36. 36. ddelph2 http://flickr.com/photos/ 62015716@N00/616741695/ 36
  37. 37. YouTube or Google Video Folksonomic video platform (2005) 37
  38. 38. 38
  39. 39. Indo-Malayan mimic octopus Thaumoctopus mimicus http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=260 Norman MD, Finn J, Tregenza T (2001) Dynamic mimicry in an Indo- Malayan octopus. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 268(1478):1755-1758. 39
  40. 40. Enhancing expression • Blogging • Google Apps 40
  41. 41. Blogging 41
  42. 42. 42
  43. 43. 43
  44. 44. 44
  45. 45. Push or pull? • Read the blog or • send the email? • Or both (archive + push). 45
  46. 46. 46
  47. 47. 47
  48. 48. Digression Student rephrases question Having thought out query, a comprehensive answer is provided 48
  49. 49. LSM1303 Animal Behaviour Student Blog 49
  50. 50. 50
  51. 51. 51
  52. 52. 52
  53. 53. Data sharing with Google Apps LSM3251 Ecology 53
  54. 54. 54
  55. 55. Google Docs 55
  56. 56. Group Data 56
  57. 57. 57
  58. 58. 58
  59. 59. 59
  60. 60. 60
  61. 61. Online lamentation! 61
  62. 62. Honours proposal 62
  63. 63. 63
  64. 64. Life skills, Old skills Beyond the subject matter 64
  65. 65. Role of tools Engage, excite, express Active citizen, science communication http://delicious.com/sivasothi/buzzed2009 65
  66. 66. Acknowledgements • Kenneth Pinto, CIT, NUS, for the invitation and discussion of content. • The community of contributors to online content on Flickr, YouTube, Wikipedia, etc who have helped to enhance teaching. 66

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