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Idsb10 week12012

  1. 1. IDSB10H3Knowledge and Communication for Development Orientation Session September 14th, 2012 Web Casting 10am – 12 noonLeslie ChanUniversity of Toronto Scarborough
  2. 2. A note about “note-taking” 2
  3. 3. About this courseWhy is this course online?What are the key themes?What will students learn?How will you be evaluated?Expectations and concerns ? 3
  4. 4. Why is this course online?History of the course From IS to IDS Provost’s initiative (2011)Beyond the traditional classroom Modeling the online learning process Constructivist nature of collaborative knowledge building Understanding the limits and potential of technology supported learning 4
  5. 5. Students will:Gain skills and knowledge on how to participate in anetwork society and be able to think and act criticallyabout the benefits and downsides of the widespreaduse of communication technologies in the context ofdevelopment. 5
  6. 6. Students will:Develop online learning skills, including collaboration,peer learning, resource based learning and self-directed learningGain appreciation of the political economy ofknowledge production in a global contextUnderstand the interplay between technology, policy,economic and social freedom 6
  7. 7. Themes
  8. 8. “ What has Wikipedia got to do with the49 percent of the population of Congothat lacks sustainable access to improvewater resources?”Yochai Benkler (2006) The Wealth ofNetworkhttp://cyber.law.harvard.edu/wealth_of_networks/Chapter_9%2C_section_2 8
  9. 9. Course formatWeekly topics accompanied by key readingsModular components combining and linking to relevantresources (video-cast, slideshare, online video, blogsetc.)Online discussion to reinforce topic and issues fromprevious weekWeekly online activities to enhance learning of keyconcepts 9
  10. 10. Course toolsBlackboardPbwork (Pbwiki)ePresenceVimeo, YouTubeGoogle map, docs, etc.DropboxBlogTwitter #idsb10 10
  11. 11. Course wiki 11
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  13. 13. Examples of collaborative learning Mind-mapping (concept mapping) Co-authoring, peer-review, editing (wiki) Production of multimedia case report Constructive commentary and criticism 13
  14. 14. Evaluation Due date WeightParticipation Including online Ongoing activities and discussionsQuizzes To be conducted Week of Oct. on blackboard Week of Oct. Week of Nov. Week of Nov.Group report Week of Nov. 26Final ?? To be continued on course wiki 14
  15. 15. Questions?? 15

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