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Online09 Elearning By Design Frankie Forsyth Its About Us S Share


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Online09 Elearning By Design Frankie Forsyth Its About Us S Share

  1. 1. It’s about us – Working in a Global Community!
  2. 2. Consider… Raise your hands if you: 1.Have travelled outside of WA 2.Have travelled outside of Australia 3.Regularly connect with work colleagues or family living outside of Australia 4.Travel overseas for work Keep your hands up if you connect via the internet. 
  3. 3. 2001 A story… Virginie Aimard, Bonn Tony Carr, Cape Town Original image: 'Newlands, Cape Town' by: Released under an Attribution-NonCommercial License 2009 Delhi, India
  4. 4. How do we connect online? Read/Listen Write/Talk Create/Share" about=" Original image: 'pencil Original image: 'Palette' ath/75798654/"><a rel="cc:attributionURL" href=" rainbow' h/"> N00/3711632843 </a> / <a rel="license" 29648757@N00/2540944174 by: Jake Rome href=" by: Ross Wood nd/2.0/">CC BY-ND 2.0</a></div>
  5. 5. I’m not going online, ever! Original image: 'Kids # 43' by: Jean-Marie LBReleased under an Attribution-ShareAlike License
  6. 6. Frankie Forsyth – home office Photo © Frankie Forsyth, all rights reserved.
  7. 7. Frankie Forsyth – online Edna groups Own Websites Me.edna Twitter Flickr Bloglines Facebook Wikispaces Skype i-Google Plus other people’s web spaces!
  8. 8. How to get started? (get connected) 1. Allocate yourself 15 -30 mins each day for your own PD and/or time to go online 2. Consider your purpose, why are you doing this? 3. Analyse your willingness to ‘be there’ – be seen, heard, read, commented on and decide how open or private you want to be. 4. Choose an online persona (separate the professional from the personal) eg Moodleman, whereisdot 5. Talk to your friends/colleagues re their online spaces and identities so you can connect to them online. 6. Do an online challenge – 30 day blog, 100 day photo, 23 things.
  9. 9. Ways to connect • Email, newsletters • Listservs • Blogs – posts and comments • Twitter • VOIP tools eg Skype • Networking sites eg Ning, Facebook • IM, Live conferences, PD activities online • Photo sharing eg Flickr • Presentations eg Slideshare
  10. 10. Places to visit & things to see Google Maps Webcams Blogs Delicious/Social Bookmarking Discussion forums Skype Wikispaces Twitter Wikis Flickr Elluminate or similar YouTube Face book Online Surveys Voice emails
  11. 11. Finding people to connect with Approach 1 1)Search your topic area for people, organisations you respect AND who have an online presence eg in Nursing midwifery 2)Post responses to what they have written that moves, inspires Photo by Petra Released under an Attribution-ShareAlike License or enrages you.
  12. 12. Finding people to connect with Approach 2 1)Write yourself into existence in your own space. This is what Sarah Stewart did and she is now well known in her field. 2)Comment back on the blogs of those who are commented on Photo by Petra Released under an Attribution-ShareAlike License yours.
  13. 13. Australian educators visible online Any of the Flexible Learning Leaders from 2000 to 2004. Plus in no particular order… Leigh Blackhall (now in Canberra) Jo Kay Sue Waters Robyn Jay Peter Shanks Leonard Low Michael Coghlan Kirsty Sharp Alison Miller Marlene Manto Carole McCullough Harriet Wakelam Dorothy Waterhouse Kerry Johnson Al Upton Jude Connell Graham Wegner Caryl Oliver
  14. 14. Educators visible online (outside Australia) Nancy White (USA) Stephen Downes (Canada) Will Richardson (USA?) Gilly Salmon (UK) George Siemens (Canada) Alan Levine (USA) Lee LeFever (USA) Barbara Ganley (USA) Jay Cross (USA) Ewan McIntosh (Scotland) Tony Carr (Africa) Cathy Moore (USA)
  15. 15. Listserv – online facilitation Nancy White
  16. 16. Emailed Newsletters Sometimes blog writers, professional associations offer to email a newsletter to you. Sign up for these and review them for their usefulness after a few months. Ditch the ones that aren’t useful to you, i.e. unsubscribe. BE RUTHLESS! Two newsletters I receive are: Stephen Downes Oldaily Flexible Learning Framework Newsletter
  17. 17. Stephen's Web [CHAT] [DISCUSS] [SEARCH] [MOBILE] [ABOUT] [Archives] [OPTIONS] OLDaily by Stephen Downes November 16, 2009 How to become part of a blogging ecosystem? So often, people create a blog, write a few posts,, and then wonder why they haven't attracted any readers (or they create a Facebook or twitter account, write a few posts, and wonder why they don't have any followers). To become somebody who is followed and read, it is necessary to become a part of the ecosystem. This in turn requires reading other people, commenting on their sites and participating in discussions, responding and reacting when people comment on your comments, and spreading the message beyond the confines of your blog (or social network) account. Lilia Efimova, Mathemagenic, November 16, 2009 [Link] [Tags: Twitter, Books, Networks, Web Logs] [Comment]
  18. 18. And...ask people to join you.  Gathering of Hawaii Learning Colleagues: My wife and I will be heading to Hawaii for 10 days this Friday, for a combination of vacation and connection with some colleagues. If you live in Hawaii, we will Tweet invites be hosting an informal gathering on Monday, November 23rd in the late afternoon in Honolulu. Email invites If you are in the area and would like to join us for a conversation about learning (and a few drinks), please send a note to me at
  19. 19. Blogs
  20. 20. How to join the blogosphere? How to become part of a blogging ecosystem? From Stephen Downes’ OLDaily oming-part-of-blogging-ecosystem/
  21. 21. Ning
  22. 22. Facebook
  23. 23. VOIP
  24. 24. Virtual Classrooms
  25. 25. Creative writing and art Original image: 'thursday morning desk' by: Tony Delgrosso.
  26. 26. Keeping track of it all! 1. Create a PLE for yourself to use as a launching pad for all your online spaces/activities 2. Use an online bookmarking service to ‘store’ the places you’ve visited and want to remember 3. Use a feed reader to pull together the blog and other posts into one place 4. Download or Save the most critical information you’ve posted in an offline space 5. Develop a routine for ‘being online’
  27. 27. Personal Learning Environment
  28. 28. Feed Readers – Bloglines
  29. 29. Online Bookmarking - Delicious
  30. 30. Connecting – Make it fun  personal networks
  31. 31. Socialising Spaces Skype Facebook Twitter Original image: 'IMG_5299.JPG‘ Tantek Çelik
  32. 32. Skype
  33. 33. Be visual - Flickr 1. Post your photos and graphics on Flickr 2. Tell your friends and colleagues your name so they can find you 3. Use tags to identify the photos and find them later HINT: Only post photos you feel ok to post 4. Explore Flickr for photos you think are great and comment on the owner’s pages.
  34. 34. Flickr – online image storage and sharing
  35. 35. Comments and Conversation briansolis/2735401175/
  36. 36. Latest Version http://theconversation
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  38. 38. Guidelines on how to interact Be yourself – use your own, authentic voice Write, talk or comment about what interests you – ignore the rest Be positive and warm, constructively critical Share your knowledge and Photo © Frankie Forsyth, all rights reserved. experiences, tell stories Forward or re-post information of use to others Use netiquette – see Virginia Shea’s work
  39. 39. Places to get you started Some options: Blogging Nancy White, Stephen Downes, Podcasting Radio Australia, Michael Coghlan, Videocasting Common Craft Show, Photography Choconancy lynetter Flickr Presentations Slideshare Web2.0inEducation Wikis Wikieducator Bookmarking Frankie’s delicious links Live Events Elluminate Live Classroom Vet Virtual Fast blogging Twitter Networking Ning, Facebook
  40. 40. Issues facing educators & net users Issues Continuum Privacy Connectedness Proprietary Tools Open Source Tools In my hands Located on the web/elsewhere Full copyright No copyright or Creative Commons options Slow bandwidth Super fast bandwidth Protection against… Education to deal with… Delivery / Qualifications Immersion / Recognition (Quals) Working within an organisation Managing your online spaces
  41. 41. Make use of the time you are online and enjoy being able to work from anywhere – and... Photos © Frankie Forsyth, all rights reserved.
  42. 42. Take time out to walk the beach :) Bellerive Beach, Hobart Nov 09
  43. 43. A Quick Summary  Wiki (Wikispaces) A wiki is a program that allows users to work together to build, organise and edit a webpage. You don’t need to be a multimedia guru to use a wiki. Some of the better known examples are Wikipedia, Wetpaint and Wikispaces. Social Bookmarking (Delicious) Social bookmarking e.g. delicious is a way to store, organise and share your favourite internet pages. Using this tool, you can access your favourite web pages from any computer that has internet access. Blog (Blogger) A blog is a webpage that functions as a diary or journal. It can be used to record activity or reflect on experiences and as such is a valuable learning tool. For example: edublogs, blogger Micro-blogging (Twitter) users send and read each others' text updates (tweets) which are no more than 140 characters in length.
  44. 44. And some more…  Online Photo Repository & Slide Show Sharing (Flickr/Slideshare) These tools make it easy to share resources such as photos and slide shows with your students and fellow professionals. For Example: flickr and slideshare (like ppt). Personal Learning Environments (iGoogle) Personal Learning Environments are tools that enable individuals to manage the spaces they use for their own learning (i Google). Discussion Forums Asynchronous postings and replies often displayed in chronological order. VOIP (Skype) Computer based voice and text communication – to other computers and to landlines/mobile phones
  45. 45. And even more!  Virtual classrooms (Elluminate, Live Classroom, Centra, Connect) Online room which has multiple communication tools built in – voice, text, whiteboard, video, emoticons and can be recorded. Video Websites (Youtube, Teachertube) Online website where you can view, upload and comment on videos. Social Networking Sites (Ning, Facebook) Hosts and connects individuals through providing individual web pages, communication tools and a wide range of add on applications. Voice Tools (eg emails) Very similar to text emails but using voice. Messages are recorded and played back by the recipient
  46. 46. Some websites 1. Top tools for learning 2. Frankie’s delicious site at 3. Nancy White’s delicious site at (Nancy has sorted her 5,064 bookmarks into ‘bundles’ 4. Collect feeds from Social Bookmarking into one spot at Bloglines 5. Software explanation videos 6. Store photos at flickr at 7. Edit photos with Picasa (Google) at 8. Store presentations on Slideshare at 9. Michael Coghlan’s flickr site at 10.Nancy White’s flickr site at (5,726 items!)
  47. 47. Interested in more? Contact me: Email: Skype: frankieforsyth Twitter: frankief Facebook: Frankie Forsyth Delicious links: frankieforsyth Phone: 613 (03) 6278 9292 A copy of this presentation is available at
  48. 48. Thank you  Contact me: and on skype: frankieforsyth A copy of this presentation is available at Original image: 'Rainbow Cafe's door knob' by: CarolineReleased under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License