SOCIAL SOFTWARE:
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
AND RESEARCH PRACTICES
      LAURA BLANKENSHIP
       NITLE WORKSHOP
        JANUA...
INTRODUCTIONS

WHO ARE YOU?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

HOW DO YOU USE SOCIAL SOFTWARE IN YOUR
TEACHING? IN RESEARCH?

WHAT DO YOU W...
ZOOMING IN
DEFINITIONS

WHAT IS SOCIAL SOFTWARE?

WHAT DOES COLLABORATIVE LEARNING INVOLVE?

WHAT ABOUT COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH?
EXPLOITING THE PHILOSOPHICAL
          OVERLAP
 SOCIAL SOFTWARE   LIBERAL ARTS
MILLENNIAL STUDENTS? DIGITAL
          NATIVES?
DISCUSSION

WHY USE SOCIAL/COLLABORATIVE METHODS?

SEPARATING/INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY AND
PEDAGOGY

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SU...
THE SOCIAL SOFTWARE
     LANDSCAPE
A STARTER LIST

•   blogs                  •   YouTube
•   wikis                  •   flickr
•   wikipedia              • ...
COMPONENTS OF SOCIAL
        SOFTWARE
A FLICKER EXAMPLE: http://flickr.com/photos/
missyv110/3117430163/
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE SO FAR?

TAKE A BREAK.
BLOGS

WHAT IS A BLOG? SOME DEFINITIONS

  HTTP://WWW.COMMONCRAFT.COM/BLOGS

WHAT BLOGS DO YOU READ?
ANATOMY OF A BLOG

              1. TITLE
              2. DATE HEADER
              3. POST TITLE
              4. POST C...
EXPLORING BLOG CONTENT

BLOG SEARCH ENGINES

  TECHNORATI, GOOGLE BLOG SEARCH

ACADEMIC BLOG SITES

  BLOG WIKI, BLOG ABOU...
COLLECTIVE WRITING: USING
    BLOGS IN TEACHING
WHAT IDEAS DO YOU HAVE FOR USING BLOGS,
ESPECIALLY HAVING YOUR OWN CLASS B...
WIKIS: COLLABORATIVE WRITING

WHAT IS A WIKI?

  HTTP://WWW.COMMONCRAFT.COM/VIDEO-WIKIS-
  PLAIN-ENGLISH
WIKIPEDIA: FRIEND OR FOE
USING WIKIPEDIA

LOOKING AT EDITS AND DISCUSSION

RECENT RNA JOURNAL DECISION

  HTTP://WWW.NATURE.COM/NEWS/2008/081216/FU...
USING WIKIS

GO INTO A WIKI AND PLAY AROUND.
  GOOGLE DOCS AS WIKI
  PBWIKI.COM
  WIKISPACES.COM
  WETPAINT.COM
  CONFLUEN...
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING:
  MANAGING INFORMATION
WHAT IS SOCIAL BOOKMARKING?

  HTTP://WWW.COMMONCRAFT.COM/BOOKMARKING-
  PLAIN-...
USING SOCIAL BOOKMARKING IN
   TEACHING AND RESEARCH
 TAGGING

  CLASS AND RESEARCH TAGS

 INSTRUCTOR PUSHED MATERIALS

 S...
A NOTE ON RSS

REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION

GLUE THAT HOLDS IT ALL TOGETHER

HTTP://WWW.COMMONCRAFT.COM/RSS_PLAIN_ENGLISH

U...
A NOTE ON TAGGING

FOLKSONOMY

A WAY OF ORGANIZING INFORMATION

TAG CLOUDS

WORDLE (EXTRACTING TAGS)
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

QUESTIONS SO FAR?

SLOW DOWN!? SPEED UP?

CONCERNS, ETC.

1, 2, 3, BREAK! LET’S EAT!
SOCIAL NETWORKING

FACEBOOK

  HOW MANY OF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK?

HOW CAN FACEBOOK BE USED FOR EDUCATION?

OTHER SOCIAL NET...
EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL
NETWORKING IN EDUCATION
JSTOR SEARCH IN FACEBOOK

25 FACEBOOK APPS FOR EDUCATION (HTTP://
WWW.COLLEGEDE...
IMAGES: FLICKR, ETC.

PHOTO SHARING SITES
THE COMMONS ON FLICKR
(HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/
COMMONS/)
USING THE NOTES/
COMMENT...
FLICKR: ONE COOL EXAMPLE

SMARTHISTORY

FLICKR GROUP PLUS
PODCAST AND OTHER
RESOURCES

WEB SITE: HTTP://
SMARTHISTORY.ORG
AUDIO: PODCASTING

WHAT PODCASTS DO YOU LISTEN TO?

ITUNES/ITUNES U

OTHER SOURCES FOR PODCASTS

  NPR, LEARNOUTLOUD.COM, ...
CREATING PODCASTS

ONLINE TOOLS

  ODEO, HIPCAST, GCAST

DESKTOP TOOLS

  AUDACITY, GARAGEBAND

A PARTIAL LIST: HTTP://WWW...
VIDEO

YOUTUBE

  FINDING VIDEO IN YOUTUBE

  CREATING PLAYLISTS

OTHER PLACES FOR VIDEO

  HTTP://WWW.TED.COM/

  HULU.CO...
POTENTIAL VIDEO ASSIGNMENTS

GROUP VIDEO PROJECTS

  INTERVIEWS

  SKITS

  TV SHOWS (NEWS, REALITY)

DEMONSTRATIONS/EXPLA...
OTHER SOCIAL MULTIMEDIA
         TOOLS
VOICETHREAD

SLIDESHARE

SKYPE

DIMDIM
GAME: A FOUR LETTER WORD?
VIRTUAL WORLDS/GAMING

GAMING AS A
METAPHOR FOR
LEARNING

FRAMEWORK VS.
FACTS

ATTITUDES OF GAMERS

FAILURE AND
LEARNING
SECOND LIFE


SLED (SECOND LIFE IN
EDUCATION)--HUGE
GROUP OF EDUCATORS
USING SL

HTTP://
SLEDUCATION.WIKISPA
CES.COM/
EDUC...
INTERESTING PLACES IN SECOND LIFE
WRAP-UP

WHAT QUESTIONS/ISSUES DO YOU STILL HAVE?

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TRY THIS SEMESTER? NEXT
SEMESTER?

WHAT INFORMATION...
HOW TO FIND THE RESOURCES

ME: LBLANKEN@GMAIL.COM

RESOURCE LINKS POSTED AT HTTP://
EMERGINGTECHNOLOGIESCONSULTING.COM/200...
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Social Software in Education

  1. 1. SOCIAL SOFTWARE: COLLABORATIVE LEARNING AND RESEARCH PRACTICES LAURA BLANKENSHIP NITLE WORKSHOP JANUARY 14, 2008 GETTYSBURG COLLEGE
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONS WHO ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU DO? HOW DO YOU USE SOCIAL SOFTWARE IN YOUR TEACHING? IN RESEARCH? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN TODAY?
  3. 3. ZOOMING IN
  4. 4. DEFINITIONS WHAT IS SOCIAL SOFTWARE? WHAT DOES COLLABORATIVE LEARNING INVOLVE? WHAT ABOUT COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH?
  5. 5. EXPLOITING THE PHILOSOPHICAL OVERLAP SOCIAL SOFTWARE LIBERAL ARTS
  6. 6. MILLENNIAL STUDENTS? DIGITAL NATIVES?
  7. 7. DISCUSSION WHY USE SOCIAL/COLLABORATIVE METHODS? SEPARATING/INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY AND PEDAGOGY WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SUPPORT PEDAGOGY WITH TECHNOLOGY?
  8. 8. THE SOCIAL SOFTWARE LANDSCAPE
  9. 9. A STARTER LIST • blogs • YouTube • wikis • flickr • wikipedia • vimeo • instant messaging • smugmug • Facebook • citeUlike • MySpace • LibraryThing • Ning • Second LIfe • Netvibes • mmporg's • del.icio.us • There • mag.nol.ia • RSS • diigo • LinkedIn • digg • Voicethread • skype • More?
  10. 10. COMPONENTS OF SOCIAL SOFTWARE A FLICKER EXAMPLE: http://flickr.com/photos/ missyv110/3117430163/
  11. 11. QUESTIONS/COMMENTS WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE SO FAR? TAKE A BREAK.
  12. 12. BLOGS WHAT IS A BLOG? SOME DEFINITIONS HTTP://WWW.COMMONCRAFT.COM/BLOGS WHAT BLOGS DO YOU READ?
  13. 13. ANATOMY OF A BLOG 1. TITLE 2. DATE HEADER 3. POST TITLE 4. POST CONTENT 5. POST AUTHOR 6. TIME STAMP 7. LINK TO COMMENTS 8. TRACKBACK 9. AUTHOR PROFILE 10. BLOGROLL (LINKS TO OTHER BLOGS
  14. 14. EXPLORING BLOG CONTENT BLOG SEARCH ENGINES TECHNORATI, GOOGLE BLOG SEARCH ACADEMIC BLOG SITES BLOG WIKI, BLOG ABOUT PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH CLASS BLOG SITES EDUBLOGS, UMW’S BLOG SITE, BRYN MAWR’S BLOG SITE GO PLAY, TELL ME WHAT YOU FIND
  15. 15. COLLECTIVE WRITING: USING BLOGS IN TEACHING WHAT IDEAS DO YOU HAVE FOR USING BLOGS, ESPECIALLY HAVING YOUR OWN CLASS BLOG? BLOGGING WITHIN A COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM EXAMPLES OF COURSES USING BLOGS HTTP://HUMANRIGHTS4ALL.BLOGSPOT.COM/ HTTP://BLOGS.BRYNMAWR.EDU/ HTTP://UMWBLOGS.ORG/COURSES/
  16. 16. WIKIS: COLLABORATIVE WRITING WHAT IS A WIKI? HTTP://WWW.COMMONCRAFT.COM/VIDEO-WIKIS- PLAIN-ENGLISH
  17. 17. WIKIPEDIA: FRIEND OR FOE
  18. 18. USING WIKIPEDIA LOOKING AT EDITS AND DISCUSSION RECENT RNA JOURNAL DECISION HTTP://WWW.NATURE.COM/NEWS/2008/081216/FULL/ NEWS.2008.1312.HTML (BEHIND PAYWALL) HTTP://SCIENCEBLOGS.COM/CLOCK/2008/12/ RNA_WIKI.PHP (SNIPPET WITH THE MONEY QUOTE) WIKINEWS
  19. 19. USING WIKIS GO INTO A WIKI AND PLAY AROUND. GOOGLE DOCS AS WIKI PBWIKI.COM WIKISPACES.COM WETPAINT.COM CONFLUENCE EXAMPLES OF WIKI ASSIGNMENTS GLOSSARY WRITING/EVALUATION ASSIGNMENT EDITING WIKIPEDIA COLLABORATIVE ESSAYS
  20. 20. SOCIAL BOOKMARKING: MANAGING INFORMATION WHAT IS SOCIAL BOOKMARKING? HTTP://WWW.COMMONCRAFT.COM/BOOKMARKING- PLAIN-ENGLISH SOCIAL BOOKMARKING SITES DELICIOUS, DIGG, DIIGO CITEULIKE, CONNOTEA LET’S TRY ONE
  21. 21. USING SOCIAL BOOKMARKING IN TEACHING AND RESEARCH TAGGING CLASS AND RESEARCH TAGS INSTRUCTOR PUSHED MATERIALS STUDENT COLLECTED MATERIALS EXAMPLES: MICHAEL WESCH
  22. 22. A NOTE ON RSS REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION GLUE THAT HOLDS IT ALL TOGETHER HTTP://WWW.COMMONCRAFT.COM/RSS_PLAIN_ENGLISH USING A READER USING A WEB-BASED PORTAL IGOOGLE, NETVIBES EMBEDDING ON A BLOG
  23. 23. A NOTE ON TAGGING FOLKSONOMY A WAY OF ORGANIZING INFORMATION TAG CLOUDS WORDLE (EXTRACTING TAGS)
  24. 24. QUESTIONS/COMMENTS QUESTIONS SO FAR? SLOW DOWN!? SPEED UP? CONCERNS, ETC. 1, 2, 3, BREAK! LET’S EAT!
  25. 25. SOCIAL NETWORKING FACEBOOK HOW MANY OF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK? HOW CAN FACEBOOK BE USED FOR EDUCATION? OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS TWITTER AND RELATED APPS (SHOW TWITTER 3D)-- YAMMER LINKED IN NING CROWDSOURCING
  26. 26. EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL NETWORKING IN EDUCATION JSTOR SEARCH IN FACEBOOK 25 FACEBOOK APPS FOR EDUCATION (HTTP:// WWW.COLLEGEDEGREE.COM/LIBRARY/COLLEGE-LIFE/15- FACEBOOK-APPS-PERFECT-FOR-ONLINE-EDUCATION) SHARING WEBCASTS, NOTES, ETC. VIA SOCIAL NETWORK SITES/GROUPS
  27. 27. IMAGES: FLICKR, ETC. PHOTO SHARING SITES THE COMMONS ON FLICKR (HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/ COMMONS/) USING THE NOTES/ COMMENTS NOT ONLY A THING IN ITSELF, BUT USED FOR PHOTOBLOGGING AND EMBEDDING IN OTHER SITES GEOTAGGING FLICKRVISION (HTTP:// FLICKRVISION.COM/)
  28. 28. FLICKR: ONE COOL EXAMPLE SMARTHISTORY FLICKR GROUP PLUS PODCAST AND OTHER RESOURCES WEB SITE: HTTP:// SMARTHISTORY.ORG
  29. 29. AUDIO: PODCASTING WHAT PODCASTS DO YOU LISTEN TO? ITUNES/ITUNES U OTHER SOURCES FOR PODCASTS NPR, LEARNOUTLOUD.COM, PODCASTALLEY.COM LIBRAVOX (OPEN SOURCE AUDIO BOOKS)
  30. 30. CREATING PODCASTS ONLINE TOOLS ODEO, HIPCAST, GCAST DESKTOP TOOLS AUDACITY, GARAGEBAND A PARTIAL LIST: HTTP://WWW.MASTERNEWMEDIA.ORG/ AUDIO_MUSIC_PUBLISHING/PODCASTING/PODCASTING- AND-AUDIO-EDITING-TOOLS-GUIDE-20070311.HTM LET’S TRY ONE.
  31. 31. VIDEO YOUTUBE FINDING VIDEO IN YOUTUBE CREATING PLAYLISTS OTHER PLACES FOR VIDEO HTTP://WWW.TED.COM/ HULU.COM VIMEO.COM XTRANORMAL.COM
  32. 32. POTENTIAL VIDEO ASSIGNMENTS GROUP VIDEO PROJECTS INTERVIEWS SKITS TV SHOWS (NEWS, REALITY) DEMONSTRATIONS/EXPLANATIONS ONE EXAMPLE: UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (HTTP:// ITECH.UPS.EDU/SHOWCASE/LYNETTE-CLAIRE-FILM)
  33. 33. OTHER SOCIAL MULTIMEDIA TOOLS VOICETHREAD SLIDESHARE SKYPE DIMDIM
  34. 34. GAME: A FOUR LETTER WORD?
  35. 35. VIRTUAL WORLDS/GAMING GAMING AS A METAPHOR FOR LEARNING FRAMEWORK VS. FACTS ATTITUDES OF GAMERS FAILURE AND LEARNING
  36. 36. SECOND LIFE SLED (SECOND LIFE IN EDUCATION)--HUGE GROUP OF EDUCATORS USING SL HTTP:// SLEDUCATION.WIKISPA CES.COM/ EDUCATIONALUSES
  37. 37. INTERESTING PLACES IN SECOND LIFE
  38. 38. WRAP-UP WHAT QUESTIONS/ISSUES DO YOU STILL HAVE? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TRY THIS SEMESTER? NEXT SEMESTER? WHAT INFORMATION/HELP DO YOU NEED TO GET STARTED?
  39. 39. HOW TO FIND THE RESOURCES ME: LBLANKEN@GMAIL.COM RESOURCE LINKS POSTED AT HTTP:// EMERGINGTECHNOLOGIESCONSULTING.COM/2009/01/12/ SOCIAL-SOFTWARE-IN-TEACHING-AND-RESEARCH/ ALSO CHECK NITLE.ORG

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