Using Web2.0 in Teaching


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LSE Teaching & Learning workshop, January 2008, presented by Jane & Matt from the Centre for Learning Technology

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    1. 1. Using Web 2.0 in Teaching Matt Lingard & Jane Secker Centre for Learning Technology
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    3. 3. What are they? Potential Uses for Teaching
    4. 4. What are blogs? <ul><li>Journal-style personal websites with comments from visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-update » easy to publish </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 / social software </li></ul>
    5. 5. Blog Characteristics <ul><li>Messages or posts </li></ul><ul><li>Journal format / reverse chronology </li></ul><ul><li>Use of categories (tags) </li></ul><ul><li>Comment ing open to readers </li></ul><ul><li>Use of links </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds >> </li></ul><ul><li>Single or multiple author </li></ul><ul><li>Personal / Corporate / Institutional </li></ul>
    6. 6. Blogs and learning <ul><li>Blogs develop thinking & writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are good for reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are good for sharing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs allow progress & development to be tracked over time </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs are usually one author, with comments from others so allow discussion </li></ul>
    7. 7. Blogs at LSE <ul><li>If you wish to set up your own blog </li></ul><ul><li>CLT Hosted blogs for teaching purposes </li></ul><ul><li>External providers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Example Blogs <ul><li> Intute Social Sciences Blog. Includes details of new resources in the social sciences which may be useful for your teaching </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / Aluxtel - IS471 Boot Camp. Blog used as part of a Group Project by students </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / A blog maintained by two lecturers in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland on the use of ICTs in politics teaching </li></ul><ul><li> CLT Team Blog – Sharing Resources, conference reports etc </li></ul><ul><li> LASSIE Project blog – used for reflection, for feedback on a research project </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Warwick blogs <ul><li>Social content like Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Also academic and course related (and everything in between) </li></ul><ul><li>Students can post anything (within guidelines and regulations) </li></ul><ul><li>Can be searched by words, individuals or courses </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds and Brighton have adopted the same approach should LSE? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Wikis - collaboration
    11. 11. Wikis in Education <ul><li>Wikipedia models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-page, multi-author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of Individuals’ pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Group Projects & Reports </li></ul><ul><li>E-portfolios – collection & reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting (Research) projects </li></ul>
    12. 12. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Allows you to share: internet favorites, online resources, books and journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging to organise resources </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous tools available: </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>A way to share internet favourites or bookmarks online </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging facilitates resource discovery and allows customised lists to be built </li></ul><ul><li> is very flexible and tags can be put onto web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Can also build a network </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching examples from LASSIE project and from Institute of Education </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>A personal reference management tool for storing and sharing your books and journals articles </li></ul><ul><li>Uses tagging to organise your papers </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for resource discovery </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used to create a reading list for students </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t currently support export to Endnote </li></ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Developed by Harvard Law School for creating online ‘ playlists ’ or reading lists see my example </li></ul><ul><li>Can add all sorts of different resources: internet sites, PDFs, books, journal articles </li></ul><ul><li>Good for resource discovery: uses tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Free! </li></ul>
    16. 16. Media Sharing <ul><li>User-generated content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images, Video, Slides </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organise, Share, Find </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Commenting, Tagging & more </li></ul>
    17. 17. Web 2.0 in Moodle <ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Glossary has commenting, keywords (tagging) & ratings </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Group discussion <ul><li>Identify possible uses for web 2.0 services in your LSE teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Any reservations? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Thank You Centre for Learning Technology Workshop links: