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Merlot2008 Vinall Cox J


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A description of my Personal Learning Environment and suggestions for others

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Merlot2008 Vinall Cox J

  1. 1. Web 2.0, Academia & PLEs <ul><li>Presented by </li></ul><ul><li>Joan Vinall-Cox </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Niccolo Machiavelli - &quot;Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.&quot; </li></ul>
  2. 2. Web 2.0, Academia & PLEs <ul><li>Premises </li></ul><ul><li>Education exists to share and extend knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Information is increasing at an incremental rate </li></ul><ul><li>We are living in the most extensive and rapidly changing communication environment ever </li></ul><ul><li>Our culture is engaged in creating and learning how to ‘be’ within this new and constantly shifting environment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definitions <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>PLE / PLWE - </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Workers - PLN </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Go Beyond the CMS? <ul><li>JOLT, June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Bryan Alexander, National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. My PLE <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Small Pieces, Loosely Joined <ul><li>Initially more work </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the greatest library ever existing </li></ul><ul><li>Skills and know-how required beyond microfiche and Dewey </li></ul><ul><li>Set-up and monitoring equivalent to keeping-up in your discipline </li></ul>
  7. 7. Your Choices <ul><li>A speedy covering of the following Web 2.0 applications </li></ul><ul><li>Pausing only by request </li></ul>
  8. 8. PLE Essentials <ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google & Google Scholar - </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><ul><li> - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>diigo - </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS Reader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Social Media Basics <ul><li>Social Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook - </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. SM for Teaching/Learning <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogspot - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elgg - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress - </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis - </li></ul>
  11. 11. More Learning Tools <ul><li>Zotero - - Research Tool </li></ul><ul><li>EasyBib - - Bib. Tool </li></ul><ul><li>EverNote - - Saving, especially for visual people </li></ul>
  12. 12. More Free Teaching Tools <ul><li>Voice Threads - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual & voice – social commentary possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skitch - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture, edit & annotate images for online or off </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audacity - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record and edit sound > mp3s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jing - </li></ul>
  13. 13. Oral Rhetoric <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki – for class information, jigsaw sharing of assignments, and posting completed assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity – for audio recording and editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Box – for hosting mp3s of assignments </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Thanks <ul><li>For further information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Copyright </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>