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Wikis and twitters and blogs, oh my

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Wikis and twitters and blogs, oh my

  1. 1. “Wikis and twitters and blogs, ohmy!” Is Web 2.0 technology a road schools should be going down? Mark Childs E-learning Development Fellow Coventry University
  2. 2. Web what?• Web 1.0 - linking together information over the Internet for people to access – webpages, movies, etc• Web 2.0 – bringing together user-generated content, wikis, blogs, social networking sites, 3D platforms• Web 3.0 – the semantic web, information organised, synthesised and presented
  3. 3. A range of services we take part in• http://www.flickr.com/ for photos• http://www.youtube.com/ for videos• http://www.youtube.com/user/arcp59/• http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#• http://www.linkedin.com/• http://www.slideshare.net/ for ppts• http://www.slideshare.net/markchilds
  4. 4. Collaboration• http://theatron.wikispaces.com/• http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/markchilds/• http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/markchilds/• http://www.pageflakes.com/default.aspx• http://twitter.com/
  5. 5. Some examples from HE• Wikis, ESOL teacher training, Kirklees College• Wikis, workplacements, BLU (Herts.)• Ning, Collaboration, Huddersfield University – http://teamhudd.ning.com/• Blogs, Theatre, Warwick – http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/hesterbond/entry/the _eumenides/ – http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/lmatthews/entry/sst1_ stuffargh_work/
  6. 6. For: new forms of learning• Collaboration, Publication, Literacies, Inquiry• Socialising the expressive: media design, sharing, and publication• Socialising the reflective: blogs, social networks, and wikis• Socialising the exploratory: syndication, recommenders, folksonomies
  7. 7. For: new forms of learners• No Future Left Behind• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kra_z9vM nHo
  8. 8. Against• Distraction q• Dissent• Security of systems• Privacy of users• Policy
  9. 9. http://www.techlearning.com/article/20896
  10. 10. Resources• Education 2.0 http://www.tlrp.org/pub/documents/TELcomm.pdf

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