Using Web 2.0 to Support Learning Skills

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Presentation about using web 2.0 tools to engage with users (students and staff) to support learning skills (study skills). Presentation given at Southampton Solent University's Solent eXchange conference.

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  • 1. Using Web 2.0 to Support Learning Skills Carina Buckley and Michelle Treagust Solent Exchange Sept 2011

2. Session Aims

  • Introduction to Learning Skills team
  • How we already support students and staff
  • What approaches weve been using to try and reach and support users through the use of technology
  • Your experiences of using online environments to engage with students and staff

3. Learning Skills Department

  • Based in Mountbatten Library (ML 002)
  • Learning Skills Tutor & Developer
  • Range of support:
    • Face to face sessions
    • Remote
    • Group taught

4. Numbers challenge

  • One tutor 11 500 + students

5. Technological solution - web

  • [email_address] mycourse.ac.uk/succeed
  • Guidance on becoming a better learner e.g. Essay writing, reflecting thinking etc.
  • But online activity of users mostly consumption rather than interaction.

6. Why web 2.0?

  • Pedagogically...
    • Interaction
    • Information sharing
    • Learner (user) centered design
    • Collaboration
    • Audience
      • Going to them
      • Raising profile

7. Blogging

  • Online diary / regular entries real time
  • Can include text, images, video, links etc.
  • Readers can follow / leave comments
  • Our approach: Twitter (micro blogging)
    • Immediate
    • Emulate success of Library account
    • RSS feed in to myCourse
    • twitter.com/SucceedAtSolent

8. Social bookmarking

  • Users can organise, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online.
  • Recommended website links for users
  • Other users can share links with your
  • Our approach: Delicious
    • Tagging and adding description
    • RSS feed in to myCourse
    • delicious.com/succeedatsolent

9. Location based social networking

  • Location based user experience
  • Users check-in
  • Trend in social networking
  • Our approach: foursquare
    • Most popular location based service in area
    • Nearby users get a message promoting the
    • Service, can also post tips
    • foursquare.com

10. foursquare newbie treat 11. Web 2.0 your experiences? 12. Thank you!

  • Get in touch
  • mycourse.solent.ac.uk/learningskills
  • [email_address]
  • Follow us on twitter
    • @SucceedAtSolent
    • Presentation will be uploaded to our slideshare account:
    • slideshare.net/succeedatsolent