I used a software called Inspiration to organize my research. Inspiration allows you to toggle back and forth between mind map view, list view and presentation view.
These two sites had some good basic information about social bookmarking.
The most common features of social bookmarking are the ones on the slide. The idea is to be able to more easily sort your research sites so that you can find sites in your inventory OR allow others to access your inventory for their own purposes. Later slides provide more detail.
This is an example. You can see the Diigo bookmark bar that floats above your Google research site. It makes it very easy to do research and then highlight or sticky-note as you go.
You can keep your references private, or you can share them widely or selectively.
The tags cluster the sites you find. If you go to other people’s clusters, you can begin to see the terms they use to sort similar topics, which develops a kind of “folksonomy” … terms used by groups of people.Tags are searchable by a variety of criteria.
Some social book marking sites have other features. You can add icons to your blog to help others to find your list (or product).
The “pluses” are that this is a better way to organize research. It’s not arranged by algorithm but by human terms, which some people argue is better.
Some of the negatives are that people are people, and so odd terms may be used, or they may be misspelled. You also can’t tag heirarchically, so that you can indicate relative importance.
I chose Diigo. I liked the simplicity, the layout and the features.
As I mentioned, I started with the Inspiration program to keep track of my research. I had nice hyperlinks to my key research sites. Then I switched to the presentation view and refined that. However, SlideShare doesn’t work with Inspiration, so I got to start all over again with PowerPoint. The narration didn’t work, which was very time-consuming and frustrating.
You can use social bookmarking to organize and share your research. You can make sure that people know about your ideas or products this way too.
Of course, over time you could build up quite an archive (if the company stays in business). Libraries have been using social bookmarking.For me, the greatest interest is in applications for learning and curriculum development. Independent learning, home schooling, group learning … all of these are well-suited to social book marking.
In terms of the list of formal affordances, the ones on this slide are there for sure. The last one is my additional. I think the critical-thinking that goes into evaluating sites and then sorting them, never mind the thinking that goes on afterwards to re-assemble the knowledge, is significant.
My ongoing concern is that we’re leaving a segment of the population behind. The least powerful, those who most need access to education, have even less access than before to learning if we switch too much to online learning. It’s nice to think that computers give them more access, but access to the technology does NOT mean access to the information, or an ability to use it. Even access to information does not mean access to a better life. A computer does not have the solution to hunger, abuse, disenfranchisement.
You can see the dark brown and red … this is where 20% or more of the population has less than a grade 9. Online knowledge is used most by the folks in the urban south, so it captures what they know, think, believe and do. The internet does not hold a representative amount of information about what people in the rural or northern areas know, think, believe or do. If we want to know what they know, we need to talk to them, not search for it online.As Gerry says: you don’t learn to make good bannock by going online.
Presentation<br />Basics about Social Bookmarking<br />Features<br />Various Types of Bookmarking<br />Pros and Cons<br />
Presentation<br />My Social Bookmarking site (Diigo)<br />Working Process and Lifelong Learning<br />Applications<br />Affordances<br />Concerns<br />
1. Basics<br />Wiki Definition <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking<br />Video on social bookmarking (Using De.licio.us as an example)<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english<br />
2. Features of social bookmarking<br />Shared references to websites<br />Tags to organize/search<br />Additional Features<br />Lists to organize<br />Bookmark bar<br />
Find others</li></li></ul><li>3. Other types of social bookmarking<br />Del.icio.us (2003) pioneered tagging<br />Furl, Simpy<br />Stumbleupon<br />Ma.gnolia<br />BluDot(laterFaves)<br />Others at http://www.squidoo.com/socialbookmarkingsites<br />
4. Pros and Cons<br />Pros<br />Organizes many bookmarks<br />By humans not algorithms<br />Ranked by frequency of use (not connections)<br />Not based on web spiders finding it<br />Share-able<br />Research<br />Networking<br />
5. My Social Bookmarking Site (Diigo.com)<br />
6. Working Process and “Lifelong Learning”<br />Inspiration 9 IE for brainstorming<br />Inspiration presentation with screen captures and hyperlinks<br />But, no way to upload!!<br />Take 2 with PowerPoint. But I forget how to make hyperlinks work<br />File too big to email<br />Uploaded to blog and Slideshare<br />Grrrr … narration didn’t work<br />
Concerns: Accessibility<br />Forty-eight percent of Canadian adults, age 16 and over – about 12 million Canadians -- have low literacy (20 percent scoring Level 1, the lowest proficiency, in prose literacy, and 28 percent at Level 2). <br /> International Adult Literacy Skills Study 2005<br />