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Supporting learners with engaging online resources

  1. 1. Supporting learners withengaging online resources<br />By<br />UsmanArshad<br />
  2. 2. Wiki<br />What is it?<br />Online web page in the form of word document<br />Collaborative group work<br />WYSIWYG user interface<br />Easily accessible from anywhere<br />In the cloud<br />
  3. 3. Wiki<br />Wiki group report<br />Various exiting media elements embedded<br />Images<br />Animation<br />Video<br />Audio/Podcast<br />^ Complementing/extending/example of the text <br />Digital report<br />Example<br />
  4. 4. Wiki<br />Good practices of Wiki report writing<br />Assign members to sections/chapters<br />Members provide each other written feedback<br />Under each members assigned section/chapter<br />Assign other housekeeping/maintenance roles<br />Backup<br />Formatting<br />Example<br />
  5. 5. Wiki<br />Other uses of Wikis<br />Creating/sharing list of online journals/resources<br />Brainstorming ideas<br />Module glossary – subject matter terminology<br />Individual note taking<br />
  6. 6. Wiki<br />Popular Wiki creation websites<br />http://www.wikispaces.com<br />http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com<br />
  7. 7. Blog<br />What is it?<br />Online journal<br />Focus on certain topic/subject<br />Reflect personal experiences/views<br />Showcase work/projects/skills<br />Can be accessed from anywhere<br />No web development skills needed<br />
  8. 8. Blog<br />Personal Development Plan blog<br />learning experiences<br />Are personal learning goals/objectives in sync?<br />reflect upon and evaluate<br />express thoughts and experiences on your studies<br />share any problems and achievements<br />tutor and students can read and comment<br />help improve academic work/performance etc<br />other aspects of your development<br />Example<br />
  9. 9. Blog<br />Portfolio blog<br />Showcase your best work<br />Embedded media<br />Link to other files<br />Ease of access, no storage medium hassle<br />Motivation to keep up to date with field<br />Life long learning<br />Professional look<br />Increase chances of employment<br />Example<br />
  10. 10. Blog<br />Popular Blog creation websites<br />http://www.blogger.com/home<br />http://www.tumblr.com<br />http://wordpress.com/<br />
  11. 11. PLN<br />Personal learning network<br />Stay connected with people <br />Common interests – subject/field<br />Exchange knowledge/tips/advice/advancements<br />Feedback on portfolio work<br />Information comes to you<br />Pick out info you find useful<br />Life long learning<br />Professional development<br />
  12. 12. Twitter<br />Twitter = Social networking + microblogging<br />Follow people/brands/products<br />Messages (Tweets)with 140 character limit<br />Text, hyperlinks<br />Example Tweet from @Microsoft<br />Uses<br />Marketing<br />Self promotion of new blog posts/website content<br />Political campaigns<br />Protests<br />Education<br />
  13. 13. Twitter as a PLN<br />Twitter as a PLN<br />following people/experts/authors/blogs/websites relevant to field/subject<br />Micro-discussions of specific topic<br />Keep up to date with field/subject matter<br />‘hash-tag’ and ‘search’ tweets containing field terminology<br />#usability<br />#psychology<br />
  14. 14. Thank you<br />

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