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Emerging Learning Spaces: Blackboard and Beyond

  1. 1. Emerging Learning Technologies: Blackboard and Beyond<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o<br />Facilitators: Catherine Paul & Emily Renoe, UBC<br />
  2. 2. Introductions<br />Facilitator Bios: Emily + Catherine<br />Introduce yourself to your colleagues next to you:<br />What does emerging learning technologies mean to you?<br />Why should you care about emerging learning technologies?<br />
  3. 3. Discussions<br />What Emerging Technologies (ETs) are you currently using in your courses? <br />Remember ETs can be anything…. i.e.Abacus? Crayons? Social media tools like Twitter? Facebook?<br />
  4. 4. Our Timeline<br />Introductions – 20 min<br />Discussions and definitions – 40 min<br />Case Studies (tool demo) – 45 min<br />Group Activity – 45 min<br />Sharing and wrap-up – 30 minutes<br />
  5. 5. Objectives<br />Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:<br />Reflect upon the results of using learning technology in instruction and consider ways to adapt lessons accordingly<br />Be able to discuss advantages and disadvantages and prospects of using learning technology in your teaching practice<br />Consider ways of incorporating learning technology  into your Blackboard or other CMS course.<br />Learn one thing that you didn&apos;t expect to learn.<br />
  6. 6. What are Learning Technologies?<br />A few definitions:<br />…learning technologies encompasses information and instructional technology, as well as communications tools, applications and systems that support learning. –educause<br />Learning technology- also known variously as e-learning, instructional technology and educational technology, is the use of technology to support the learning process. – educause<br />
  7. 7. Resources<br /> Horizon Report - UK<br /> JISC – Joint Information Systems Committee - UK<br />
  8. 8. Use of Learning Technologies in Higher Ed Now<br />Using collaborative learning technologies (Web 2.0) leads to development of a new sense of communities of interest and networks, and also of a clear notion of boundaries in web space.<br />Advice and guidance is available to institutions, but there is no blueprint for implementation of Web 2.0 technologies, and each is currently deciding its own path<br />Deployment of learning technologies is in no way systematic and the drive is principally bottom up, coming from the professional interest and enthusiasm of individual members of staff <br />
  9. 9. What is Blackboard?<br /><ul><li>Learning Management System (LMS) resources for students to access online.
  10. 10. PDFs, powerpoint, video, audio, and other applications are created outside of Blackboard Blackboard is a tool that allows faculty to add and added into Blackboard courses for students to enhance teaching and learning efforts.</li></li></ul><li>How can I use Blackboard?<br /><ul><li>Deliver “hybrid” courses
  11. 11. Simultaneously face-2-face and have a web-presence
  12. 12. Deliver fully online courses
  13. 13. Distance learning courses</li></li></ul><li>Benefits to Learners<br /><ul><li>Extend faculty-student interaction opportunities
  14. 14. Learners can explore subjects in greater depth
  15. 15. Learners can study the material on their own time
  16. 16. Learning not bound by the “physical” classroom</li></li></ul><li>How Can I Use Blackboard?<br /><ul><li>Post course content, syllabus, videos and more
  17. 17. Communicate using announcements, email and online discussions
  18. 18. Assess student learning with online quizzes and homework assignments
  19. 19. Gradebook
  20. 20. Link to external web content </li></li></ul><li>Pros and Cons of BB<br /><ul><li>What do you think the advantages/disadvantages of using BB are?</li></li></ul><li>“Many of the benefits of institutional learning can now be enhanced using social media.” - Educause presentation 2009<br />
  21. 21. Case Study #1 Tool Demo<br />
  22. 22. As of June 2009, Flickrit claims to host more than 3.6 billion images.[<br />Self Expression<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulobrandao/2762313433/<br />
  23. 23. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?<br />Estimates put the number of users between 6 and 10 million users.<br />http://twitter.com/<br />Relating as more experienced co-creators rather than employers<br />
  24. 24. Preziis a free web-based tool that helps you create dynamic presentations- replacing powerpoint! Estimated number of visits per day to prezi are 577,636 <br />
  25. 25. Sharing enthusiasm <br />for common interests<br />http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/<br />
  26. 26. Contacts<br />Catherine Paul catherine.paul@ubc.ca<br />Twitter catherinepaul<br />Facebook: catherine.paul@gmail.com<br />Emily Renoe emily.renoe@ubc.ca<br />Twitter: emilyr<br />Facebook: emilyrenoe<br />http://wiki.ubc.ca/EmergingTech<br />
  27. 27. YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos, and view them in MPEG-4 format. There are over 300,000,000 account on YouTube, and 200,000 videos are uploaded every day! <br />Social media changes… who we can reach<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o<br />
  28. 28. Facebook is a free-access social networking directory website. It is an electronic directory made up of individuals’ photographs and names. As of May 09, there are 200 million active users.<br />Social media changes… how many people we can reach<br />
  29. 29. Social media changes… our methods of expression<br />
  30. 30. Case Study #2 YourTurn<br />http://wiki.ubc.ca/<br />EmergingTech<br />
  31. 31. Sharing & Wrap Up<br /><ul><li> Group ActivityDebriefing- Show Your Stuff</li></li></ul><li>Objectives<br />Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:<br />Reflect upon the results of using learning technology in instruction and consider ways to adapt lessons accordingly<br />Be able to discuss advantages and disadvantages and prospects of using learning technology in your teaching practice<br />Consider ways of incorporating learning technology  into your Blackboard or other CMS course.<br />Learn one thing that you didn&apos;t expect to learn.<br />
  32. 32. Sharing & Wrap Up<br /><ul><li>A Vision of Today’s Student video</li></ul>www.youtube.com<br />

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