What is Web 2.0 and How Can it Enhance Teaching and Learning?

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Transcript What is Web 2.0 and How Can it Enhance Teaching and Learning?

Making Student Work Public: All About Web 2.0

By Robin Rider and Andreas Brockhaus Hosted by UWB Teaching and Learning Center April 25, 2008

Order of the Session

• 10-11 Presentation of Possibilities of Web 2.0

• 11-11:30 Student Panel Discussion • 11:30-12:00 Open Forum Discussion –Concerns –Classroom Applications of Web 2.0

The “Evolution” of the Web What is Web 2.0?

• Web 1.0 – Consuming content – Users read, listen – Lecture modes of teaching • Web 2.0

– Internet is a means of communication, content creation, collaboration – Users write, create media, interact with other users, participate in learning networks – Active, constructivist teaching and learning

New Type of Students

• Millennials – “Technology is assumed to be a natural part of the environment.” • Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants

New Possibilities for Teaching and Learning with Web 2.0

• Collaboration – External – Internal • Learning from expansive networks • Connecting to Authentic Audiences • Media Rich Content Creation

Making Student Learning Public with Collaboration • Wikis – online collaborative spaces: – Robin’s class: Final project http://uwbeduc591.pbwiki.com/ – Amrit’s class: building and presenting small group projects http://4thgradesocialstudies.pbwiki.com/ • Google Docs – Group Projects and collaboration http://docs.google.com

Network and Community Building • Social Bookmarks - saving bookmarks to a public website – Del.icio.us

• Art Resources: http://del.icio.us/nancyrogers1 – Diigo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RvAkTuL02A • Social Networks – often includes profiles, public commentary and social connections – Ning: http://secondarycohort.ning.com/ – Facebook: http://www.facebook.com

Connecting with Authentic Audiences • Blogs - personal online log/journal – – http://heyjude.wordpress.com/ http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/ • Podcasts – media files distributed via the Web – http://aspengler.edublogs.org/ • Literacy Vignettes – http://dawsona9.googlepages.com/vignette

Media Rich Content Creation • Tech Portfolios http://dowling.carlene.googlepages.com/home • Digital Storytelling – audio/video narratives – How to Create a Science Notebook http://x8redcarpet.blogspot.com/2008/01/science notebooks.html

• Google Maps Our Community • Voice Threads - collaborative online conversations around images, documents and videos – http://voicethread.com/#q.b71272.i365716


• Student Privacy – Social Networking • Faculty Stalking • Facebook Policy – Blogs/Wikis – Discussing privacy issues with students – Student work featuring minor children • Instructor Privacy – 24/7 Office Hours – Social Networking – Change blog settings so students wouldn't see personal/family blogs

Panel Discussion

that it is Friday. We can’t answer hard questions on Fridays.

I should be home in bed instead of doing this… What was I thinking?

Questions for Panelists • Digital Native or Digital Immigrant? • In what ways was your work made “public”?

– What were your concerns regarding this?

• How did you use Web 2.0 tools for collaboration?

• How did Web 2.0 change the way you did assignments? • How did using Web 2.0 tools enhance or detract from your learning? • How has the use of Web 2.0 changed the way you use the web?

Open Forum


Classroom Applications?