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    1. 1. Emerging Technologies and the 21 st Century Learner Veronica Diaz, PhD, [email_address]
    2. 2. <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Web 2.0
    4. 4. Web 2.0 and Emerging Tech <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Ever-changing </li></ul><ul><li>Something for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Students may already be users </li></ul><ul><li>Access to tools that were too expensive for students to purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Provide services that higher education has been struggling to offer for years </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>No obligation to users </li></ul><ul><li>Ever-changing </li></ul><ul><li>Require separate logins/accounts </li></ul><ul><li>No institutional support (usually) </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance on internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of security </li></ul><ul><li>Learning curve </li></ul>
    5. 5. Tools <ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul>
    6. 6. Podcasting 101 <ul><li>Overview of podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright in brief </li></ul>
    7. 7. Podcast (ing)? <ul><li>I own an iPod or other MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>I know about and have looked in iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>I subscribe to podcasts using iTunesI don’t know much about podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>I know about and have looked in iTunes U </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is a Podcast? <ul><li>A multimedia file distributed over the Internet using a feed, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Podcasting” is like an audioblog </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts are different from other digital audio formats because they can be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading RSS feeds </li></ul>
    9. 9. RSS in Plain English
    10. 10. What is RSS? <ul><li>RSS 2.0 stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a type of web feed, a data format used for serving users' frequently updated content </li></ul><ul><li>Websites syndicate the web feed, which allows users to subscribe to it, like a newspaper subscription </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Resources </li></ul>
    11. 11. How might this improve teaching and learning? <ul><li>Course Content Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Music samples </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign language passages </li></ul><ul><li>Extends classroom boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Student-created content </li></ul><ul><li>Review Capability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Course lectures can be dense and difficult to process in just one sitting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts allow for review, review, and more review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Shifting </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding the classroom, time on task </li></ul><ul><li>“… shift the proportion of class time devoted to learning that benefits from face-to-face interactions between faculty and students, and shift preparatory work to outside times and locations” (Leland quoted in Blaisdell, 2006) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Creating a Podcast <ul><li>Recording tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Macs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Garage Band (apple) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macs and PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Odeo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity ABCs.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Before you record, think about what you want to say, and organize your podcast accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Make notes, prepare your interviews (if any), and try to improvise as little as possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kirk McElhearn’s 8 Rules of Effective Podcasting </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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    16. 16. Getting started with podcasting… <ul><li>Get an iPod or other MP3 player </li></ul><ul><li>Download iTunes (free) </li></ul><ul><li>Search the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse through the podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take a moment to browse through the iTunes U institutions via iTunes U at iTunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes U at Stanford University </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Resources <ul><li>iTunes (free download) </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educause </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> resources > podcasting (keyword) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin examples </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcasts: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Beginner’s guide to podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own podcast (Rick Broida) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a podcast with GarageBand </li></ul><ul><li>All the world’s a podcast (Michael Calore) </li></ul>
    18. 18. Copyright & Legal Issues <ul><li>Copyright law is relevant to podcasts because it applies to creative and expressive works and copyright attaches automatically </li></ul><ul><li>Rights and permissions need to be secured for material included </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting Legal Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for free content </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>Allows users to post and tag videos </li></ul><ul><li>Watch those posted by others </li></ul><ul><li>Post comments in a threaded discussion format </li></ul><ul><li>Search for content by keyword or category </li></ul><ul><li>Create and participate in topical groups </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Video-sharing service </li></ul><ul><li>Ties into several blogging applications, giving users a quick way to blog about a particular video and link to it </li></ul><ul><li>Users can view profiles of individuals who have posted or commented on videos and contact them </li></ul>
    20. 20. Significance to Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Embeds directly into Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of searching, viewing, creating </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube is part of a trend among Net Generation students to replace passive learning with active participation, where everyone has a voice, anyone can contribute, and the value lies less in the content itself than in the networks of learners that form around content and support one another in learning goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Social-software application </li></ul><ul><li>Creating content helps develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>Exposes students to new insights and skills, as well as link them to various online communities </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Browse YouTube for topics of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Review 7 Things: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instructional uses of YouTube: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Blogs <ul><li>A weblog, which is usually referred to as a blog, is a type of website where entries are made (as in a journal or diary) and displayed in reverse chronological order. </li></ul>
    23. 24. Faculty Use of Blogs <ul><li>Distribute information </li></ul><ul><li>Share professional knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Editorialize </li></ul><ul><li>Promote/critique events, resources, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog Matrix </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    24. 25. Student Use of Blogs
    25. 26. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A wiki defines a wiki: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PB Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WetPaint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using Wikis in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    26. 27. PB Wiki Resources <ul><li>Online learning demo on using PB Wiki in an online classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>PB Wiki site for Maricopa workshop: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    27. 28. Wetpaint Wikis <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>What you get: </li></ul><ul><li>Education Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    28. 29. Google Docs: What are they? <ul><li>Google Docs tour: </li></ul>Source: Shelley Rodrigo
    29. 30. Google Docs <ul><li>Disclaimers </li></ul><ul><li>These online office tools are not as robust as MS Office programs </li></ul><ul><li>Does not yet interface (upload or download) in MS Office 2007 file formats </li></ul><ul><li>Need to set up a Gmail account to use </li></ul><ul><li>Tips </li></ul><ul><li>If you need polished formatting, develop content in Google Docs then download to Office to do final formatting and printing </li></ul><ul><li>Explicitly show students how to insert comments instead of just making changes </li></ul>Source: Shelley Rodrigo
    30. 31. Google Docs <ul><li>How might Google Docs help better facilitate teaching ? </li></ul><ul><li>Save paper in drafting process </li></ul><ul><li>Share work among classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment prompts, etc. peer/cooperative writing </li></ul><ul><li>See this link for directions on how to share docs with others </li></ul><ul><li>How might Google Docs help better facilitate learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate project growth and evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid purchasing MS Office </li></ul>Source: Shelley Rodrigo
    31. 32. Google Docs: Strengths <ul><li>Simplified MSWord-like Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Can insert comments, tables, headers/footers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Publish </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborators-people can make changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Viewers-view only mode </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tracking revisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;history&quot; of changes that are made, can revert </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous editing </li></ul><ul><li>Exporting different file types </li></ul><ul><li>Make a copy </li></ul>Source: Shelley Rodrigo
    32. 33. Social Bookmarking
    33. 34. More on Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Tool Options </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Furl </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    34. 35. Web 2.0 Resources <ul><li>Web 2.0 Tool guides </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    35. 36. Your Questions
    36. 37. Thank You <ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>Veronica M. Diaz, PhD [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>