Escholars Session 2

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Escholars Session 2

  1. 1. Developing student-centered Learning Networks using social technologies
  2. 2. Learning in networks http://unescochair.blogs.uoc.edu/17122008/much-more-about-connectivism/ The key elements of the shift are: • moving the students closer to the centre; • building connections between students as first level mentors/peers/collaborators ; • connecting students with learners in other contexts; • encouraging students to access external expertise
  3. 3. Learning in networks http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/1634400073 / Group identification and sense of connection is as critical in the online context as it in face-to- face meetings. The tools of social networking allow the learning network to foster a sense of cohesion and identity.
  4. 4. Social Bookmarking StrategiesRead 7 Things You Should Know About Social Bookmarking – http://educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7001.pdf http://www.diigo.com
  5. 5. Social Bookmarking Strategies Diigo’s Sticky notes are one means of sharing anlaysis and critique Diigo’s Sticky notes are one means of sharing anlaysis and critique
  6. 6. Social Bookmarking Strategies • Students sharing useful information sources • Students evaluating information sources • Students building a repository of resources • Students building social cohesion and collegial support with their peers. • Students have a personal resource library that is accessible at any WWW access point.
  7. 7. http://www.microsoft.com/liveatedu/ At the beginning of 2010 every student will be given access to Microsoft Live@EDU suite. There seems to be huge potential to tackle different ways of working online. During 2010 Live@EDU will be “linked” with AARNET and materials will not be subject to download quota.
  8. 8. Leveraging • Using Skydrive as sharing site for large assignments (video, photographic, digital media, etc) • Using Live Spaces as a collaborative or personal site building (publishing) suite. • Live Spaces a personal blog site. • Calendar and email tools can be used as student groups adopt better project management strategies for collaborative assignments.
  9. 9. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com You need to create an account first You need to create an account first
  10. 10. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com Starting a new site isthis easy Starting a new site isthis easy
  11. 11. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com Select your style and enter some details Select your style and enter some details
  12. 12. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com Collaboration and sharing is a breeze. Collaboration and sharing is a breeze.
  13. 13. Web Publishing http://sites.google.com/site/flexilearningsample …and within seconds you have a site you can start editing. …and within seconds you have a site you can start editing.
  14. 14. Web Publishing (some alternatives) WordPress.com is another option with many powerful features yet still easy to use. WordPress.com is another option with many powerful features yet still easy to use.
  15. 15. Web 2.0 Tools
  16. 16. Web 2.0 Tools Thousands of web-based applications exist and more are added daily. Learning to select and adapt to different tools is a key competency in the networked world.

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