Moodleposium 2010 v1


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Presentation slides of Moodleposium 2010. I talked about how I integrated Social medial tools like blogs, wiki, Twitter to develop digital citizenship skills among students.

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Moodleposium 2010 v1

  1. 1. MoodlePosium 2010 Mashing up social media with Moodle<br />Lubna Alam<br />Faculty of Information Sciences & Engineering<br /> @lubnaalam<br />Blog:<br />Presentation slides: <br />
  2. 2. What is this talk about?<br />Developing a platform of learning and communication to facilitate digital citizenship<br />Two things:<br />integrating social tools using pedagogy 2.0 principles in Moodle.<br />Scenarios of teaching students the digital skills to participate in civic engagement.<br />
  3. 3. Motivations<br />
  4. 4. Motivations<br />
  5. 5. Social Informatics<br />third year elective for both UG & PG IT students at UC.<br />Learning outcomes:<br />To analyse and evaluate the impacts of the design choices made by information professionals and various technologies on people, organisations and society. <br />Deploy theoretical frameworks to analyse the complex relationships among information technology, people, and institutions in any social setting <br />Use digital tools to participate in civic engagement <br />
  6. 6. The four dimensions of social and citizenship competence in teaching & learning <br />Source: Alam & McLoughlin (2010) (Adapted from Lara & Naval, 2009 & Bennett et al, 2008)<br />
  7. 7. A blended learning approach<br /> The design of the learning environment incorporates multiple participatory digital social tools where students can share ideas and co-create content to enable them to engage fully in the knowledge society <br />
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  9. 9. The Moodle Mash up<br />Blog RSS Feeds<br />Delicious Bookmarks<br />Twitter Search Widget<br />
  10. 10. Assessment<br />SocInfo2010<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Tutorial & participation<br />Participation<br />Participation during class discussion<br />Participation using social media<br />Wiki contribution<br />Blog contribution<br />Twitter contribution<br />Delicious bookmark contribution<br />SocInfo2010<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Digital Citizenship Skills development scenarios <br />
  13. 13. Idea generation & Online voting<br />
  14. 14. Multimedia presentations<br /> <br /><br />
  15. 15. Wiki & reading brick<br />
  16. 16. Twitter Model<br />A hastag: socInfo to share content<br />Tweetchat for following a conversation in real-time <br />Visibletweets in lecture<br />SocInfo2010<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Follow a conversation, topic of interest e.g. #election 2010, #ausvotes<br />
  18. 18. Reflections – first 7 weeks<br />Tool perspectives<br />Usual hiccups e.g. with blogpressinstallation. Ended up using external blog site. GO Moodle 2.0!!<br />Twitter widget: acting strange. Needed to archive it. Is twitter the best tool for micro-content sharing?<br />Wiki contribution is slow, need more scaffolding<br />Participation perspectives<br />Myth busted yet again! Students do need training<br />General excitement is there, however students finding it hard to see the benefits of these social tools<br />Need to have the carrot (or marks assigned to activities)<br />Assignments can be re-written to integrate these tools for sharing widely<br />
  19. 19. Acknowledgements<br />TLC<br />Leonard-Low<br />Alan Arnold<br />ArshadHusannee<br />Jason Weber from ISE<br />Catherine McLoughlin, ACU<br />
  20. 20. References<br />Bennett, W.L., Wells, C. & Rank, A. (2008) Young citizens and civic learning: two paradigms of citizenship in the digital age. Report from the Civic learning online project <br />Lara, S. & Naval, C. (2009) Educative proposal of web 2.0 for the encouragement of social and citizenship competence. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 47-52). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.<br />McLoughlin, C. & Lee, M. J. W. (2007). Social software and participatory learning: Pedagogical choices with technology affordances in the Web 2.0 era. In ICT: Providing choices forlearners and learning. Proceedings ascilite Singapore 2007.<br />O'Brien, J. (2008). Are we preparing young people for 21st-century citizenship with 20th century thinking? A case for a virtual laboratory of democracy. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher<br />Richards, R. (2010) Digital citizenship and web 2.0 tools. MERLOT Journal of online learning and teaching. Vol6(2), June 2010<br />Westheimer, J. & Kahne, J. (2004). What Kind of Citizen? The Politics of Educating for Democracy. American Educational Research Journal. Summer 2004,41(2)<br />Alam, SL & McLoughlin, C (2010, forthcoming).Using digital tools to connect learners: present and future scenarios for citizenship 2.0. In C. Steel, M.J. Keppell & P. Gerbic, Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings Ascilite Sydney 2010. <br />
  21. 21. Image References<br />Social<br />Informal Education <br />Social Media<br />Question<br />Participation<br />Computer lab image:<br />
  22. 22. Any Questions?<br />Please participate!<br />Unit Moodle:<br /><br />Unit blog:<br /><br />Unit Wiki:<br /><br />Twitter hashtag: #socInfo<br />