Web 2.0 In Education


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An overview of WEb 2.0 and a glance at how some tools are used in UK education - as of winter 2008.

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  • Web 2.0 In Education

    1. 1. <ul><li>Theresa Welch, E-Learning Adviser (WBL) </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Brace, HE Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>West Midlands RSC </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Senior Managers Workshop - Liability and Law Oct 6 th 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/kevinbrace/Web 2.0 in Education </li></ul>Web 2.0 in Education
    2. 2. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 is… </li></ul><ul><li>“… the evolution of web use from passive consumption of content to more active participation, creation and sharing – to what is sometimes called the read/write web ” </li></ul><ul><li>More information on Web 2.0 at: http://wiki.rscwmsystems.org.uk/index.php/Web_2.0 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Typical Web 2.0 Activity <ul><li>Media sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploading and downloading media files for viewing or sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Flickr, Teacher tube, Slideshare) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conversational arenas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One-to-one or one-to-many conversations between internet users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Microsoft Network, Moodle chat/forum) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Online games and virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Themed virtual online environments that invite ‘live’ interaction with other internet users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Second Life, Active Worlds) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites for social interaction between members or subgroups of 'friends‘ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Facebook, Myspace, NING) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users submit their bookmarked web pages to a central site where they can be tagged and found by other users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Delicious, Furl) </li></ul></ul></ul>Typical Web 2.0 Activity
    5. 5. <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An internet-based journal or diary in which a user can post text and digital material while others can comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Blogger, Wordpress) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  Collaborative editing and wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web tools used collaboratively to design, construct and distribute some digital product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Googledocs, PBWiki, media wiki) </li></ul></ul></ul>Typical Web 2.0 Activity
    6. 6. <ul><li>Syndication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can ‘subscribe’ to RSS feed enabled websites so that they are automatically notified of any changes or updates in content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Bloglines, i-tunes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Data/web mashups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combining data from multiple sources to create a new application, tool or service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Yahoo Pipes, Feedburner) </li></ul></ul></ul>Typical Web 2.0 Activity
    7. 7. Active learning with wikis One university is using Wikipedia to assess a piece of student work. Undergraduates are tasked to compose a peer reviewed Wikipedia entry. They are assessed on it’s composition , accuracy, and scope of references. Students are encouraged to peer review other entries.
    8. 8. Ideas for Using Wikis to Support Learning <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>A teacher could post some key revision words for students to expand into definitions / pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Students could work in groups on collaborative documents such as a group report. </li></ul><ul><li>Course notes could be refined over the duration of the course by both students and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Students could research new topics and contribute their findings , thereby adding to course resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher can start a writing prompt and have students add parts to create a comprehensive class writing activity. </li></ul><ul><li>A teacher could start a story and students could create links off it which would allow the story to follow different, interactive paths. </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki could be a great tool for collaboratively constructing answers to exam questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a subject specific FAQ page for each cohort. </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>West Suffolk College using blogs, wikis, social network & podcasts to replace poor VLE. </li></ul><ul><li>Brighton University social network & Warwick University blogsphere </li></ul><ul><li>Staffordshire best practice models – a CoP for professionals (moodle) </li></ul><ul><li>http://crusldi1.staffs.ac.uk/bestpracticemodels/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://nextgen.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://classroom20.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://education.ning.com/ </li></ul>+ + + Active learning with web 2.0
    10. 10. What’s hot? <ul><li>Mike Wesch (Professor who uses Web 2.0) : the possibilities are endless. Mix and match the tools you want to use (most are free): </li></ul><ul><li>http://kev-brace.blogspot.com/2008/07/knowledge-able.html </li></ul><ul><li>The JISC funded SPLICE project implemented social networking and collaborative wiki tools at Coleg Harlech </li></ul><ul><li>The SPLICE project seeks to uncover the pedagogical, technological and organisational challenges in encouraging learners to be self-regulating. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_elearning_capital/el_xinstit2/splice.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Want to see a student actually using all of this stuff? </li></ul><ul><li>http://nicola-eportfolio.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
    11. 11. Research pros & cons http://tallblog.conted.ox.ac.uk/index.php/2007/03/16/some-real-data-on-web-20-use/ 1369 respondents – Oxford 2007 – were aware of online learning
    12. 12. <ul><li>Theresa Welch: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Brace: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Support Centre, West Midlands on the web at: http://www.rsc-westmidlands.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>References : </li></ul><ul><li>BECTA “Web 2.0 technologies for learning: The current landscape – opportunities, challenges and tensions ” Prepared by: Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Nottingham </li></ul>Contact: