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Web 2.0

  1. 1. Web 2.0 <ul><li>User-generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Community of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Can challenge the ‘fixities’ of traditional education </li></ul><ul><li>Easy collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing with global audience </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 information resource </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to show learning in many different ways </li></ul>
  2. 2. Key characteristics <ul><li>Presence – users develop an online identity, profile or avatar. </li></ul><ul><li>Modification – Web 2.0 spaces can be personalized, spaces can be linked (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr) </li></ul><ul><li>User generated content – content is created by community of users. Web 2.0 users are producers and consumers . </li></ul><ul><li>Social participation – Web 2.0 spaces invite participation: receiving feedback and developing content. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Educational rationale for Web 2.0 <ul><li>Claim </li></ul><ul><li>Many students already engage in web 2.0 practices </li></ul><ul><li>Web2.0 promotes knowledge sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Developing new practices to be used in their future </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyable, engaging and motivational for learners and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Counter-Claim </li></ul><ul><li>Digital divide- many students don’t have access to these practices </li></ul><ul><li>Most young people’s online practices are repetitive and limited in ambition </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 may be trivial and unproductive </li></ul><ul><li>Children, parents& teachers may have had a negative experience and find it hard </li></ul>
  4. 4. Educational rationale con’t. <ul><li>Claim </li></ul><ul><li>Involve new literacy practices, real & meaningful experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Risks & opportunities of life online can be explored through engaging with Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Give voice to participants & offer new possibilities for social engagement & citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration & criticality can be developed </li></ul><ul><li>Davies, Julia, and Guy Merchant. Web 2.0 for Schools . 1st ed. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Counter-claim </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy is important & being eroded by new media </li></ul><ul><li>Potential dangerous place – need to protect students </li></ul><ul><li>Create an illusory sense of social engagement & actually create passive citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Creates isolated techno-subjects who use internet for vanity publishing and recycling old ideas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web 2.0 tools <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed Reader </li></ul>
  6. 6. Blogs: constructivist, part of the body of knowledge on www, expands walls of classroom, archives learning, supports different learning styles, creates expertise in field of study, teaches new literacies
  7. 8. Novel studies
  8. 9. Wikis: a website where anyone can edit anything anytime. It is collaborative construction.
  9. 13. Flickr: visual literacy, folksonomy, find affinity groups, publish student work, start online discussions around images, merges Google maps and Google Earth
  10. 14. RSS Reader: aggregator, let all the news come to you, make it specific or general to track the blogosphere.
  11. 15. Social bookmarking: a librarian’s best friend. <ul><li>Bookmarks available anywhere anytime </li></ul><ul><li>Find like minded users and share bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomies and tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Create groups and lists to organize bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Makes managing and finding bookmarks easy </li></ul><ul><li>See annotated bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight webpages and make sticky notes </li></ul><ul><li>Create archives with snapshots for PDFs, username & password protected sites </li></ul><ul><li>Create tag clouds and tagrolls to embed in your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Close gap between library and patrons. </li></ul><ul><li>synergy </li></ul>
  12. 18. Delicious
  13. 20. Implications of a digital environment <ul><li>New literacies: not just reading and writing </li></ul><ul><li>Consumers of web must be editors and readers </li></ul><ul><li>Must model ways of learning, creating and sharing online </li></ul><ul><li>Fair use issues and copyright must be taught ( www.creativecommons.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration in virtual spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Need to provide our students with skills to manage information they consume </li></ul>
  14. 21. Shifts in education <ul><li>Open content </li></ul><ul><li>Many teachers, 24/7 learning </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful knowledge through social and collaborative work </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching is a conversation, not a lecture – ideas are the starting point </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing where to look </li></ul><ul><li>Must be critical consumers; reading more active </li></ul><ul><li>The web as a repository </li></ul><ul><li>Writing encompasses more than text </li></ul><ul><li>The product, not the test shows learning </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution is the goal, not completion </li></ul><ul><li>Richardson, Will. Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for the Classrooms . 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 208. Print. </li></ul>