Getting Ready for the Friendster Generation

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Getting Ready for the Friendster Generation

  1. 1. Social Software & Education Are you ready for the Friendster Generation?
  2. 2. What is social software? <ul><li>Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities . (Wikipedia) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some quick facts (Philippines) <ul><li>7,820,000 Internet users as of March/05, 9.1% of the population (Computer Industry Almanac) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet usage will grow 23 percent annually and reach 21.5 million by 2008 (International Data Corporation) </li></ul><ul><li>The number of online gamers will reach 6.3 million by 2008 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Driving force <ul><li>The communities of friends or families forming &quot;clans&quot; when playing online work is a major factor </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to network/share/collaborate with peers reflects a social factor in the emerging skillset of the new generation of learners </li></ul>
  5. 5. Run a search on Friendster
  6. 6. Run a search on Flickr
  7. 7. Run a search on Youtube
  8. 8. We are now in the Web 2.0 era <ul><li>a.k.a. Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>A time when “[t]eachers are starting to explore the potential of blogs, media-sharing services and other social software--which, although not designed specifically for e-learning, can be used to empower students and create exciting new learning opportunities.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Case studies <ul><li>Web 2.0 as a Toolset for Teaching Creativity and Innovation - http://joelogs.tripod.com/JoelYuvienco1.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Ped Xing (Philippine Literature Class Blog)- http://phillit-dlsc0506.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus (Business Simulation Class Blog) – http://bizgaming.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Almost 10 years ago, October 18, 1996 Now are we still part of that majority?
  11. 11. Some useful Social Software <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://ning.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bix.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://stu.dicio.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://flocked.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://elgg.net </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some useful Websites <ul><li>http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/2006/01/making_presenta.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shambles.net/web2/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/2006/01/17/web-20-education-philosophy/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/EnglishP/eslpodcast/ </li></ul>

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