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Web 2.0 and Learning and Teaching


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Tom Franklin discusses changes in L&T with Web 2.0

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Web 2.0 and Learning and Teaching

  1. 1. Web 2.0 in learning and teaching Tom Franklin Franklin Consulting [email_address]
  2. 2. Technology trajectory Mature Well adapted Co-evolution of work and technology New Poorly understood Repeat old ways of working Young Enhance old ways of working Radical Transform work Time NOW
  3. 3. Inside out <ul><li>Are students members of the university? </li></ul><ul><li>Are staff? </li></ul><ul><li>What does membership mean? </li></ul><ul><li>When do they stop being members? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Will learning change? <ul><li>Old learning </li></ul><ul><li>Linear / slow </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas as strategic advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Learn by reverse engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Progress by &quot;shoulders of giants&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom of experts </li></ul><ul><li>New learning </li></ul><ul><li>Exponential, networked, quick </li></ul><ul><li>Shared knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas &quot;paid forward&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Micromentors </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons-learned benefit all </li></ul><ul><li>Progress by the &quot;mash-pit&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom of crowds </li></ul>Kathy Sierra from
  5. 5. Will teaching change <ul><li>Old teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment led </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional control </li></ul><ul><li>Authoritative </li></ul><ul><li>Timetabled </li></ul><ul><li>Clear distinctions between formal and informal </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher centred </li></ul><ul><li>New teaching </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>Learner control? </li></ul><ul><li>Exploratory </li></ul><ul><li>timetabled </li></ul><ul><li>Blurring of boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher + learners + experts </li></ul>
  6. 6. What might we do differently <ul><li>Across time and courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share results from field trips between subjects and years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing resources between students through course based social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative creation of works of art </li></ul><ul><li>Co-design </li></ul><ul><li>Critiquing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Will Web 2.0 deliver? Keen presents a dystopian vision in which people endlessly Google themselves and expertise counts for nothing; online communities gather merely to confirm their own prejudices; internet television purports to showcase amateur talent but is dominated by corporate marketing; newspapers are driven to the wall by online advertising and news sites edited at the whimsical click of a mouse; and knowledge of history and literature becomes smothered by an avalanche of blogs from self-obsessed teenagers. From a review of The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet Is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our Economy by Andrew Keen, June 2007,,2068929,00.html