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Web 2.0 Tools and Higher Education. Session 2. Outline. Learning Outcomes. Understand the distinction between Web 1.0 (the “read Web”) and Web 2.0 (the “write-read Web”) Understand the contribution Web 2.0 tools make to enhance learner-centred learning - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Web 2.0 Tools and Higher EducationSession 2

  • Outline

  • Learning OutcomesUnderstand the distinction between Web 1.0 (the read Web) and Web 2.0 (the write-read Web) Understand the contribution Web 2.0 tools make to enhance learner-centred learningUnderstand Web 2.0 benefits social networking and online collaboration Begin to consider how you might integrate particular Web 2.0 tools into your course

  • 2.0

  • 1.0?

  • NOT

  • E-Learning 2.0 is

  • Exploring Some Web 2.0 Tools for Learning

  • WHY USE ONLINE DISCUSSION: Eight Reasons to use online discussion

  • RSS in Plain English

  • individual & combined view

  • Blog

  • Education Blogshttp://www.blogged.com/directory/education/higher-education/

    My personal education blog

  • How might asking your students to create blogs in your courses be pedagogically beneficial?


  • What are Wikis?


  • Other one is

  • Wikispaces

  • What are some ways in which Wikis might be used by your students?


  • Education in Second Life



  • Social Networks

  • Collective Intelligence

  • What do you see as the main benefits and challenges of Web 2.0 Tools for learners in the courses you facilitate?

  • What benefits and drawbacks do you think these tools can bring to the educational enterprise?

  • WEB RESOURCESWeb 2.0Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learninghttp://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume41/Web20ANewWaveofInnovationforTe/158042also found athttp://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0621.pdfLearning 2.0 23 Thingshttp://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com/

  • WEB RESOURCESStephen Downes, E-Learning 2.0 http://www.elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=29-1WEB2.0 is the future of educationhttp://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/web2edu/Why web 2.0 is Critical to the future of higher educationhttp://web20ineducation.wikispaces.com/

  • WEB RESOURCESWeb 2.0 in Educationhttp://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/web2edu/Blogs as Personal Learning Environments (PLE)Personal Learning Spacehttp://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2007/05/personal-learning-environment-ple.htmlBlogs as PLEshttp://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=40293The bamboo projecthttp://michelemartin.typepad.com/thebambooprojectblog/2007/04/my_personal_lea.html

  • WEB RESOURCESPODCASTINGItunes What is it?http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu/Feedburnerhttp://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/homeDePaul Podcast Networkhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/DePaulPodNetItunesu comes to I tune storehttp://playlistmag.com/news/2007/05/30/itunesu/index.php


    Newsreaders/AggregatorsList of Web Based Aggregatorshttp://www.newsonfeeds.com/faq/aggregatorsReally Simple Syndication RSSSyndicating to enhance Learninghttp://sites.google.com/site/rayschroeder/fsi


    Defining Web 2.0DebatesDistilling Web 2.0: Characteristics e-Learning 2.0 Possible DrawbacksExploring Some Web 2.0 Tools*Web 2.0

    Questions for the group:

    Who is familiar with the term Web 2.0?Who is familiar with the term Social Networking?Who has used these tools for their own purposes in your courses / social / research?What do you think the value added is for learning?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Web_2.0_Map.svg*Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this session, you will be able to: Understand the distinction between Web 1.0 (the read Web) and Web 2.0 (the write-read Web)Understand the contribution Web 2.0 tools make to enhance learner-centred learningUnderstand Web 2.0 benefits social networking and online collaboration Begin to consider how you might integrate particular Web 2.0 tools into your course *http://vodpod.com/watch/25484-the-machine-is-using-us-final-version*INTERACTIVE MAP OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS (found here)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Web_2.0_Map.svg

    What I hope to demonstrate in this workshop is that the various Web 2.0 tools are of great benefit in our teaching and for our learners. I want to argue that these tools foster very beneficial learning, research and collaborative activities for our students. In fact they support and dove-tail quite nicely with the Seven Principles for Good Practices in Undergraduate Education (which I have included in the handouts) a very influential article by Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson written in 1987. In short the principles are:Encourages contact between students and facultyDevelops reciprocity and cooperation among studentsEncourages active learningGives prompt feedbackEmphasizes time on taskCommunicates high expectations, andRespects diverse talents and ways of learning

    Before we explore this proposition in more detail lets step back a bit and look more closely at what we mean when we use the term Web 2.0*Defining Web 2.0

    Tim OReilly the person who came up with the term says this:Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform: delivering software as a continually-updated service that gets better the more people use it, consuming and remixing data from multiple sources, including individual users, while providing their own data and services in a form that allows remixing by others, creating network effects through an "architecture of participation," and going beyond the page metaphor of Web 1.0 to deliver rich user experiences.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdlasica/4034430734/sizes/l/in/photostream/*Other ways in which Web 2.0 has been characterized as:

    a transition from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform the second generation of the Web a social web that lets people collaborate and share informationproviding an infrastructure for more dynamic user participation, info and enhancing ability for resource sharing, social interaction and collaboration a resource whose constant development and delivering services are tailored to the needs of each user*But we need to back up what is Web 1.0 then? WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BASIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WEB 1.0 AND WEB 2.0?

    Some have suggested that shift from 1.0 to 2.0 is characterized by shift from the read web to the read-write web.From Stephen Downes E-Learning 2.0 And that the Web itself was being transformed from what was called "the Read Web" to the "Read-Write Web," in accordance with Tim Berners-Lee's original vision. Proponents of this new, evolving Web began calling it Web 2.0 and in short order the trend became a movement. "Enter Web 2.0, a vision of the Web in which information is broken up into "microcontent" units that can be distributed over dozens of domains. The Web of documents has morphed into a Web of data. We are no longer just looking to the same old sources for information. Now we're looking to a new set of tools to aggregate and remix microcontent in new and useful ways" [13].In a nutshell, what was happening was that the Web was shifting from being a medium, in which information was transmitted and consumed, into being a platform, in which content was created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along. And what people were doing with the Web was not merely reading books, listening to the radio or watching TV, but having a conversation, with a vocabulary consisting not just of words but of images, video, multimedia and whatever they could get their hands on. And this became, and looked like, and behaved like, a network. *Generally speaking we can say that Web 2.0 is characterized by user participation and its openness. And that the by-product if you would brought about by the syndicated process that characterizes web 2.0 and the information generated by and shared in collaboration = with others - what some now call the participatory web - is huge advancement in the Web particularly in the field of education.That is there is a tendency to see the development of Web 2.0 in simply technological terms rather Web 2.0 should be understood as more than simply a set of tools or software. Rather should be understood as ..a set of economic, social, and technological trends that collectively form the basis for the next generation of the Internet.characterized by user participation, openness and network effect (Musser 2006) As I hope to illustrate today - technologies such as wikis, podcasts, RSS feeds, blogs (and other forms of many-to-many publishing), social software, and web application programming interfaces (APIs) provide enhancements over read-only websites that greatly benefit how we can teach / facilitate and how our students can learn.


    *DebatesBefore we go on to explore this further I should let you know that not everyone is in agreement with the notion of Web 2.0.

    We will not enter into details of this debate here today.only to say.

    There's still some disagreement about just what Web 2.0 means, with some people decrying it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, and others accepting it as the new conventional wisdom. or they debate what number it should be.

    Regardless of this position and similar concerns expressed about whether there is anything new in todays Web that warrants designating a new term I like others do believe there are significant developments taking place in todays Web to warrant designating such a term- one that points to a qualitative shift taking place in todays Web versus the Web of say eight years ago. We c